The Swinging 60’s with KirstieMyDear

Hello Lovelies,

You might already know that I’m pretty keen on the Beatles (so much so that I actually have a quite expansive collection of Beatles memorabilia). But what you might not know is that before I began to dress pinup “full-time”, I actually took on more of a 60’s-inspired aesthetic. For a while I had heavy mod-style bangs that fell in my eyes, donned peter pan collars on the regular, and wore my hair long and straight. However, I am quite hippy – in the sense that I have big hips, so I didn’t necessarily like how 60’s shift dresses looked on me. I found myself being drawn to the more hour-glass silhouettes of 50’s and early 60’s. I also started to get annoyed at how often I was told I look like Zooey Deschanel with my bangs styled that way. Don’t get me wrong, she’s gorgeous. But I want to look like me, not anyone else. So I began my little tirade into pinup style and culture, and here I’ve been for the last two years.

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December 2013

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March 2013

Sometimes, though, I still like to dabble in 60’s hair and makeup styles. I’ve been planning this post for a while now, and finally decided to go for it once I received the new designs from Jubly Umph’s collection “That Old Time Feeling.” If you want to read my original review on Jubly Umph and their pieces, you can find it here.

Below are some looks I put together using the dresses in my wardrobe that nod to the 60’s, as well as the new Jubly Umph pieces. I created this hairstyle by washing my hair, applying Got2b’s “Smooth Operator” smoothing lotion as both a setting lotion and a heat protectant, and curling the ends of my hair upwards in a horizontal motion. I then teased my roots and used a paddle brush to shape the “curls” and spritzed my hair lightly with hairspray. If you would like more details on this or how I achieved my makeup look, let me know in the comments below and I would be more than happy to share.

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Outfit Details (with direct links):

 

xx KirstieMyDear

Disclaimer: Although The Cats Corsets purse and the Jubly Umph pieces were gifted to me, all of my social platforms, including this blog, reflect my honest beliefs and impressions.

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