Jackie O' Vibes
Hey folks I hope you all had a great weekend :) Mine was pretty EPIC as I wrapped up my Birthday Week on Saturday (yes a whole week) with lots of yummy food, strawberry margaritas, live music, glam shots with strangers, and an overall fun night out with the girls! Don't worry I'll share some photos of the festivities with you all later this week ;)
As you all know, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fashion and beauty trends from the 1950s era! My admiration stems from the style icons of this time like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Diana Ross, Diahann Carroll, and the forever fabulous Jackie Kennedy.
Oh don't even get me started on Jackie y'all! In my opinion, she is the epitome of class. What I appreciate about Jackie and many other first ladies is how they carried themselves in a manner that exuded grace, power, and sophistication.
I can't tell y'all how many times my mom used Jackie Kennedy and other first ladies as a template to how I should ALWAYS dress during her "coaching moments" on outfits of mine she didn't approve of.
Was it annoying at the time? - You bet! However, it has actually become a helpful factor that I keep in mind when I am putting an outfit together.
Another aspect I appreciate about Jackie-O was her ability to be stylish and retain a great sense of modesty in her clothing choices.Personally, for me it is soooo refreshing when I see women in the public eye embracing this concept.
In a world of Kylie Jenners and Instagram models, it can be difficult to feel beautiful, sexy, or confident when you are practically being told by the media that you are not good enough unless you dress or look like these women.
When women like Kerry Washington, Gal Gadot, and Mindy Kaling show us that modesty can be "sexy" and "beautiful" on the red carpet it makes a huge statement to young girls who struggle with body confidence. I know that Jackie, Audrey, Diana, and my mom certainly helped me to see what makes me beautiful and shaped my unique style. I hope to give someone the same kind of confidence in their self image one day too.
Below are the details for my Jackie-O inspired fit.
Dress: Thrift Giant ($7)
Choker: Wal-Mart ($2)
Clutch: H&M ($15)
Gold Flats: H&M ($13)
Total Cost: $37
Photographer: Jessica Colligan