Be Bop a Lula
cardigan- My Baby Jo
dress- Forever 21
music- The Vibrators- Petrol
I like rockabilly shit. I won't lie. I know very few other genres can look so bad when taken to extremes, but I am subconsciously drawn to vaguely '50s clothes-- polka dots, full-skirted/tiny-waisted dresses, spectators, sailor garb, high-waisted shorts and pants, gingham, little sweaters-- probably more than anything else except Nuggets-era garage groupie style.(Why must I always dress with a theme?!) I think that getting into rockabilly/campy '50s movies took place at such a formative period of my development(age 16) that try as I might I can't escape it! Also, being from Memphis(and so proud of it) probably doesn't help matters. When I would accidentally cut my bangs too short(THE HORROR) everything I wore read waaaaay too literally bad '50s. Exhibit A: -me and my old friend John Bo, fall '06, that night I definitely got trapped by the po-po in the basement of someone's house while doing something I probably shouldn't have been doing but miraculously escaped- these might be the worst baby bangs I ever had. Photos like this make me really not want to get bangs again...though I am tiring of having a non-haircut haircut.
The birds(I have a bird thing) on this cardigan are '50s tattoo-ish but overall it's pretty subtle, which I like. I bought this a few years ago from My Baby Jo, which is about 400x more extreme than I will ever go, but they do have a crazy onesie right now that is sort of making my brain explode with WANT.