Monday, April 25, 2016

That's So 70s: Say Yes to the Dress - Part 4!!

And what I mean by THE dress is, of course, is THE perfect wedding dress for THE perfect wedding day that gals dream about since they are, oh say, three years old.

Which to us guys is all a but strange, since guys typically start thinking about their wedding day, oh say, the morning of the wedding!!

But as we all know, it's all about THE dress........

So even in the 70s, the wedding dresses tended to the more traditional.  Hmmm, these dresses don't look like they came from a Sears catalog. What's up with that? (1)

And the thing that catches guys by surprise is the all the planning involved.  The guy thinks "Hey, yeah, getting married sounds cool, how about next month. What's the big deal?", while the gal is thinking a year out and has ten million details to think about.
So many questions have to answered before the big day.  For example, now that this gal has the perfect wedding dress picked out, she has to decide which guy to marry.  Yes, guys that's the ugly truth: you're a secondary concern to everything else.

Basically guys, you're lucky if you rank above the china on the planning priorities!!

Another interesting question from our prospective bride-to-be "There are so many beauties out there. How can my fiance be sure he's made the right choice?"  Well, it looks to me like he has made three very good choices.  It's just that none of them includes you...

We got a little off subject there, back to the dresses...



And "Yawn"

Sorry, I'm a guy and this is getting a little old, let's spice up this post!
More questions for our young 70s bride.  "Should we consummate the relationship before the ceremony?" followed immediately by "What if my fiance changes his mind?"  The answer to question number 2 probably depends on how question number 1 turns out!  And if you have to consult a "manual for married couples", then I doubt question number 1 is going to turn out that great.  

More pressing questions from our worrying bride-to-be: "What if my fiance decides he doesn't want to tie the knot?"  Well, there are other forms of restraints......oh, she meant the guy changing his mind about getting married, oh well never mind, my bad.  Next question: "We're planning to have children.  Can you help?"  Sure, gladly, always willing to step in and "pitch hit" so-to-speak.  Oh, she meant to have children in the ceremony!  Oh, my bad again.

Kay appears less than amused by my clever witticisms.  Yes, yes, I know, just stick with the dresses.

And let's not forget about the all important bridesmaid dresses!!  Yes, the goal here ladies is to make YOU  look as good as possible by dressing up your wedding party in the goofiest looking formals available.

You doubt me.....
I rest my case.  However, this bride's scheme may not work too well here.  It's hard to outshine Kathy, no matter what. (1)

So after everything, the plans, the dresses, the decisions, where's the big payoff?
"Ahhh, now this is more like it!!" say all the guys.  "Hey there you two, let's keep it clean.  This is a PG rated blog after all.  Get a room!"   Oh, you already have a room, my bad again.


(1) These pics thanks to Blue Senshi.  They are from a bridal magazine dated 1982.  Which is the latest pics of Kathy's career that I have been able to acquire.

Monday, April 18, 2016

That's So 70s: Footwear!!

Of course shoes, boots, sandals, etc.  were part of every fashion ensemble of the 70s.  But the Big Book catalogs always had a SPECIAL section, just for them.

Usually that semitone was all shoes, but occasionally one of our favorite models would make an appearance such as Kathy here.

And clogs just screamed; "That's so 70s!"

Kathy shows us how to match the grooviest 70s footwear fashions with the purse!! (Pic courtesy of Blue Senshi)

Speaking of purses with shoes......

You're probably thinking "Hey, weren't boots popular back then?"

"These boots are made for walking..."   Yes they were.  And Kathy is the perfect model to show us how!!

Very nice indeed!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Random Weirdness: Bodysuits (Part 9) The Knits!!

Let's beat the Monday blues with some bodysuits that'll be sure to put a smile on your face!  And what better way than to focus on the knit bodysuits!!

And Kathy is all smiles here in some rib-knit bodysuits from JCP!!  And I must say that those are some fine looking ribs!  My Monday is starting to look better already!

More smiles from Mick Lindberg and another yellow knit bodysuit!!  Yep, maybe this Monday will be bearable!

Not only are these bodysuits in comfortable knit, they are versatile also.  Everything from dancing to biking to tennis, there's nothing that one couldn't in bodysuits!!

Karen shows us some "Super Team-Ups" from wards.  No matter what you call them, those knit bodysuits could be worn with anything. (1)

More knit bodysuits!! Well they aren't all knits, but if one is called a "knit", then that's good enough for me!!

As here.  Although Kathy's bodysuits are officially "knit",  I don't think anyone will quibble. (1)

Yep, the Monday blues hare gone to be replaced with some red hot bodysuit knits!!  I think I'll be able to make it the rest of the week!! (1)


(1) Pics are courtesy of Blue Senshi.  Thanks!

Monday, April 4, 2016

That's So 70s - Spring Dresses! Part 2

Ahh, Springtime!  It's that special time of year when Winter gives way and everything becomes new again.  And with all the fields and trees turning green and the flowers blooming everywhere, there was one other thing that marked the arrival of Spring - all the young ladies in their springtime dresses!

Yeah I know.  This is somewhat a re-post from the second post of this blog.  However all I had then was the pic of Kathy and Colleen in the lower left.  Thanks to Blue Senshi, we have the rest of it now!

That deserves a closeup....
Why oh why did it take me this long to do a post on the subject again?

Dottie and Shelley show us some classic dresses from Sears.

Karen, Kay, and Kathy are definitely some really good "Fashion Finds."  Wait, I think they are talking about the dresses.

In that second post, Incorrectly called these types of dresses "sundresses" because I didn't know any better.  I stand corrected!  However, the dress that Kay is wearing in the upper left could qualify.

Spring dresses put a smile on everyone's face.  Even Colleen can't resist a big smile here!

Twice the Kathy and twice the Colleen showing us the real "Softer Side of Sears."  Wait, I do believe that we have a third pic of Kathy here....

Very nice!!

Speaking of soft and feminine, Pat, Kathy, and Barbara show us the iconic picture of Spring - three gorgeous gals in beautiful dresses posing in a park setting.  Truly a dream come true!!

And whatever happened to scenes like this?  It seems to me that one doesn't see fashions like this as much anymore.  Truly we need these styles to return again!!