Friday, January 10, 2014

Let's Do The Twist

I absolutely love oldies. I love big band, swing, doo-wop, etc. No one makes music nowadays like they did back then. That's not to say I don't appreciate modern music, but there's nothing like the oldies. I probably sound like a grandma, but I don't care! haha. I think it's a little sad when people my age can't appreciate and enjoy the music that led to a lot of the music that is around today.




One of my favorites is Glenn Miller. I've been wanting to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra live for years, now, but there's always some reason that I have to miss them. I know that it's not the original orchestra, but I still think it'd be pretty amazing.




I have a playlist of oldies on my iPod. It includes songs like Build Me Up Buttercup, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), The Twist, That's Amore, Under The Boardwalk, and Do You Love Me? A lot of these songs remind me of going to family parties as a kid where my aunts and uncles would have these songs on and dance together. It was back when we were all little and the family got together more often and had a good time. Now everyone is grown and it's just not the same, as life usually goes. These songs will always have a special place in my heart, nonetheless.



I had the opportunity to see Chubby Checker live on the day that I wore this outfit. It was pretty awesome, and my first time seeing someone from that time era perform live. It's probably the closest you can get to being back in the 50s/60s (vintage clothing gets you pretty close too in a way), unless you were to go somewhere that's been preserved since then. That's the wonderful thing about becomes preserved and suspended in time, in a way. It is constantly evolving, but also never changing at the same time. It's infinite and invincible. Songs are like little timestamps from each era. In this way, they are like a photograph. Preserving a moment or feeling forever.


Dress: Forever 21//Sweater: Take Out//Tights: Apt. 9//Shoes: Dana Buchman//Belt: Forever 21
Fun fact about this dress: I am always afraid to wear it because I'm afraid I will spill something on it since it's white. So what happened when I finally decided to wear it? I spilled my food AND my drink on it. Le sigh. I took the risk, and ended up with a dirty dress. Oh well. At least it's a super cute dress and it happened after I took these pictures! Gotta look on the bright side of things... Like how this red door is such a fantastic backdrop. I love it!




It was also super windy this day, which resulted in more than a few flashes after my skirt got blown up...and in front of a church, too. Good thing I was wearing super thick tights!


  1. I'm right there with you, Doris Day is playing in my room all day err day, haha. And that was such a cute image of your family parties. It's too bad your aunts and uncles don't dance around like that anymore, I'm sure that would make the gatherings sooo fun. Mine would put on like Polish disco polo so we weren't as, erm, classy as you guys =P

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  2. Stunning look. Polka dots are one of my favourites and this looks striking against the red.

  3. I love the red door backdrop and it really brings out the colour of your belt! ♥ The dress is super cute because I'm a big fan of polka dots. :)
    I also agree with you about the old tunes. I love a lot of the music my Mum listens too.

  4. We go to a swing dancing group fairly regularly and they play all of the big band music and oldies, it's so fun! And that red door is a gorgeous backdrop for your photos!

  5. This dress is lovely, it has a great shape and looks perfect on you!
    I always think that older music is so much better to dance to than the more modern music!

    ~ K

  6. This outfit is so cute! Love the polka dots and the shoes :)

  7. You have the sweetest style, and have inspired me to wear my polka dot dress to a party I'm going to thank you! You're quickly becoming one of my new favourite blogs!

  8. I am right there with you, Sara! I was raised on a sturdy diet of 1930s-50s musicals and one of my favorite things in the world as a kid was going to my grandma's house and playing her old records that she had kept since she was a teenager. We did it all of the time and those are some of my dearest childhood memories. "Chantilly Lace," "Do You Love Me?" "Lollipop," "I Got You," "Jailhouse Rock," and "The Twist" are only a few of the songs I've known and loved for as long as I can remember. I enjoy modern music but there's no music like the oldies!

    xoxo, Alesha

  9. So adorable!!! Absolutely love that you took these photos in front of the red door :) So cute. And I totally feel your pain in regard to the food spills. It is so difficult for me to wear anything white without spilling!!


  10. Such a great outfit, and it'd be perfect for a big band! I have secret aspirations to sing in some kind of rockabilly swing band, haha. And I love the red door!!

    xox Sammi