Dog Day Afternoon
dress, shoes, watch, purse: vintage
When I throw on this dress (which I have thrown on like 10xs this month alone, its so easy!) I feel like I'm transported to the 70s. August 22, 1972 to be exact. That's the day John Wojtowicz tried to rob a bank in Brooklyn to support his family and dreams. But for most of us it's also a great movie starring Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon. Its literally one of my favorite films, especially for the costumes alone. Everyone looks so sharp, even the criminals! Its sad to say that no one dresses well to leave the house, in fact I'm sure you can probably count how many people are walking around town in their jammies on two hands.
I'm so attracted to the female professional look from yesteryear. From the buxom female reporters of 1940, to the bank tellers of 1970. What happened to power dressing? Did all the magazine I read as a child no longer apply? Now its all louboutins, oxford shirts, and shift dresses to get that promotion. I don't care it all looks the same to me! I want high shoulders, high waist, and high hair! But maybe that's just me.
I guess when your running around in the hazy afternoon fog, Its hard not to be so nostalgic. As for me, I'll just continue to pretend what year it is when I get dressed. Who care what anyone else thinks.