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 music...it 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|
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!