J.Crew Coat in Red (available in grey or black)
Red Beret via Nordstrom Rack (this one looks similar)
Betty and Veronica Sabrina Sunglasses in Red & Clear
Free People Mercury Block Heel (sold out but this one looks similar)
Every time I wear this vintage dress, I think of the movie Clueless. Though this particular dress is decades older, it blows my mind that the movie could almost be considered vintage, itself. Can you believe it was 23 years ago? That movie made me love knee socks, mary janes, and plaid minis. Clearly, not much has changed.
I was recently looking through old photos and came across some 90s gems. In one photo I had long hair and bangs, a floral baby tee, and a mini backpack — and I thought to myself, “I’d wear that today.” No matter how many years go by, so many things stay the same. Speaking of still loving the same things: I recently mentioned in my insta stories that Dick Van Dyke was one of my first crushes, and I often watch the show and fall in love with him all over again. One of the reasons I’ve always been into vintage clothing is because I grew up watching shows like I Love Lucy, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore, and so many other classics. If you’re like me, do yourself a favor and watch If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast. Carl Reiner (creator of the The Dick Van Dyke Show) catches up with several nonagenarians, including Dick Van Dyke, and it is such a feel-good documentary. Is it weird that I still have a crush on 92 year old Dick Van Dyke? Maybe. But seriously, the whole documentary made me smile.
I was so sad when Mary Tyler Moore died, and more recently Rose Marie and Jerry Van Dyke. I know they’re decades older than me, but watching those shows feels like catching up with old friends. And with that, I’m going to get back to my show. It’s the one where he hires his old mentor, remember?
p.s. Before Rose Marie died, she wrote an article about standing up to sexual harassment and being a trailblazer. Worth a read:) Rest easy, Rose Marie.