Thursday, November 14, 2013

Random Goodness: Shirts, Skirts, and Assorted Miscellany - Part 1

As you know, I love to pick out the odd photo from catalogs, magazines, and ads of the 70s have some good natured fun with it.  However, there a number of pics from that era that were, well, rather normal but still worth taking a look see.  That's why I started this new category "Random Goodness" to highlight these pics  Also, I wanted something with more positive energy to offset the rather negative vibe of the "Random Weirdness" (1) category.

And what can generate more positive energy than shirts, skirts, and assorted miscellany! (and yes I know that they are technically blouses, not shirts, but hey, that's doesn't fit with the alliteration).

Wow, that's a good way to start off this series.  I don't know how random it is, but Kathy and friends are certainly bringing the goodness!

Kay and Karen get in on the act in some really snazzy shirts and skirts.  They even come with matching sweaters!

Yep, "Fresh and Flippy", that's what I think about when I think of skirts, yeah right.  I love the "puffy shirt" look on Kay.  Arrrr, matey!

You know, the more I look at this pic, the more it looks like it was taken in a parking lot?  I know Aldens was at the low end of the hierarchy of mail order catalogs, but still.


"Where are the shirts or the skirts here?" you ask.  Well, the acrylic rib-knit pullovers fall into "assorted miscellany".  The cool hat that Kathy is wearing is pretty miscellaneous also.  Is she trying to join a motorcycle gang or what?


Something to the right of these ladies must be VERY interesting because they are all looking over there in unison.  The ascot on the lady on the left is a nice, if miscellaneous, touch!

Let's end the first post in this category with a really nice pic of Kathy and Kay.  You gotta love the weird little collars on Kay's shirt.  And yes, Kay is technically not wearing a skirt, but instead some sort of funky pantsuit that looks like a skirt - a little bit of miscellany, and a little bit randomly weird.  Perhaps, this category should instead be called "Random Weirdness Lite".


footnotes:

(1) Don't worry, the Random Weirdness category isn't going away.  Oh no, no, no!  There is plenty of randomly weird stuff yet to explore!



6 comments:

  1. Lots of weirdness here! In pic #1- Kathy and girl in blue skirt should have traded shoes because the blue shoes do not go with her pink outfit! In pic #3-my mom had the blouse that Kay is wearing, she probably wore it with her pantsuit and her wig. In pic #5- Colleen called her two friends the night before and said "Hey let's all wear our beige double knit pants and any shirt that looks like it was made from a bed sheet" Pic #5- I would call Kay's skirt "cullottes" I had some of them. Great post!

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    1. Well, I mentioned that it is sorta "Random Weirdness Lite", not quite as weird as dead rabbits, Roman-style lace up sandals, wigs, and mail order dogs, but still pretty random. I missed the one on the shoes (guys don't tend to notice those), but perhaps Kathy got the wrong ones on by accident in dressing? Come to think of it, my mom had those puffy shirts also. Not to spoil the surprise, but I've been working on a post on "cullottes" for a while, but it needs some more research! Thanks for the feedback as always!

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  2. I don't know if you noticed, but the girl in the inset on the last pic is Kim Basinger back when she was an unknown model.

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    1. Wow, I do believe that you are correct!

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  3. The K Club girls worked with Kim and lots of others who decided to move to CA. They all had many good choices.

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    1. It would be interesting to know more about the career paths of the various models and where they modeled.

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