Wrangler Jeans and feathered hair. Serious situations that describe my not-so-serious life, back in the late 1970’s. Oh, yes, the feathered hair meant so much back then. My hair, the boys’ hair. Feathered. If the boy could flip that feathered hair, even better. Seriously – I think the boys had the better feather! Us girls would spend WAY too much time getting that flip just right; boys seemed to just have it without trying. Did they use gel? Did they use mouse? Hey, guys, we HATED you for that!!! Case in point: my saidies date has THE BEST FEATHER EVER, and I spent at least 45 minutes trying to get my feather oh-so-perfect, his looks so natural. Then again, I have no way of knowing how long my date actually spent getting that flip. Hey, John, how long DID it take you to get that perfect flip?
If you grew up during the 70’s, you HAD to remember Chemin de fer Jeans. ALL the rage! And that’s me up top, rockin’ the white button-up Chemin de fers, circa 1978. I think I got this pair at the House of Pants at Westgate, our local mall. Westgate Mall also had a JC Penny’s, Hart’s Department Store and Montgomery Wards as anchor stores. And a few other stores made up the rest of the mall – Kinney Shoes, Lotus Imports, Singer, Merle Norman, Musicland,Westgate Stationers and Leed’s to name a few.
And then I’m SOO stylin’ in my blue Ditto Jeans, probably listening to Chicago or Doobie Brothers! Don’t cha just love the 70’s decor on the wall! Yes, that IS a macrame owl hanging on the bricks. Along with a few of my moms paintings from the 70’s. And String Art. Who remembers String Art???
Ahh, Bubble Yum and the Compact SuperCurl. Two of my favorite things back in 1977. I remember getting the SuperCurl for Christmas – wow was I on cloud nine! It’s interesting to me, looking back on old ads from the 1970s, how simple they were and yet they did the trick oh-so-well. Not alot of bells and whistles and I still would covet anything these ads were pushing my way – even as a young kid. Of course, there weren’t as many products or as many companies pushing a multitude of items. It was a much simpler time for advertising competition. You had a few department stores and a handfull of drug stores veying for your hard-earned bucks. Sears, JC Penny’s, Macys, K Mart, Emporium. TG & Y, Payless Drug Stores. Christmas shopping was EASY back then. Now, it’s a frantic mess of store hopping in hopes of getting just a few presents on Santa’s list. The Big Box Stores have alot, but not necessarily everything. Gaming stores, home improvement stores, linen stores, book stores, online stores – I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed! And I’m longing for the days when all I wanted for Christmas was a clock radio. Or a SuperCurl Compact Curling Iron!