fridays are a good day for retro inspiration.
if i can remember i want do this on the regs.
old family pictures time!
my dad was sort of insanely cool.
when he was 19 he moved to new york city, ah-mer-ee-ca from the motherland of GREECE and um obvs it was the late 60s..couldn'tcha tell? i have tons of polaroids of my dad like this, he loved a polaroid of himself just BEIN COOL.
tiny leather jacket and slightly belled jeans, i'm sorry but this looks sweet on dudes at any time.
momz was supercute as well; i have to look for my ab-so-lute fave picture of her where she is wearing highwaisted bellbottoms and a grey tee and a head scarf and superlong hair and she's like, hanging out at football field in college. it's adorable.
i love this one too though:
that looks like my grey AA cardigan...
family trivia that i do NOT want as foreshadowing: my mom broke her ankle in vienna when when she was 20 stepping off a train in 5 inch platforms. (glamorous! but horrible).
her ankle was jacked for life...this is a cautionary tale i get every time i show up at home in crazy shoes.
sidenote, i want to CRY every time i think about how she NEVER SAVED ANYTHING. which is why i am a packrat.
um, i have a serious love for polyester and prints and polyester prints.
it's obvs a genetic trait:
dominican great-grandma, greek grandma, dominican grandma.
i know. print insanity! and yes, my mom's mom was a superfox.
i sigh heavily on a very regular basis when i see pics of myself as a kid because MY HAIR WAS SO GOOD.
so SHINY and PERFECT bangs and sandy brown! god dammit.
ps, greek + dominican apparently = milkiest blindingiest whiter than white white lightning me. nooooooot sure how that math works.