3.26.2012

{guest post} - so about what i said.

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Hello, everyone! My name is Melissa and I'm the blogger behind the lifestyle blog So About What I Said. I'm so excited that Jillian and I get to guest post for each other today. And the best part? I get to muse about one of my favorite topics: The '60s!

I was born with Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, a genetic bone and muscular disorder. By the time I was 15, I'd had about 25 surgeries, which meant that a large portion of my childhood was spent in the car making the 70-mile journey from my home to doctors offices and hospitals in Chicago. And invariably, during each of these trips, my parents would flip on the radio to the oldies station. The music of the '50s and '60s came blaring at full blast through the car speakers. It was the sort of music that made me smile. It was the kind of music that made me want to sing along. It was the kind of music that just made me feel good and made me forget about the scary appointment of the day, if only for a little while.

To this day, '60s tunes are the tunes of my childhood. After all, that is the music I was raised on, and when I was younger, I even used to say that if I could go back in time, I'd want to live in the '60s. From the fads to the historical milestones, the '60s was where it was at for me. Then a few years ago, a little show called Mad Men came along. I'll admit that I didn't watch it at first; a drama about advertising executives sounded like a snooze fest to me. But then I watched the first season and was immediately hooked. It was a picture-perfect peek into a decade that shaped a generation. And one of the best parts? The fashion. The dresses! The high heels! The billowing sun hats! Here's a round-up of my favorite '60s fashion trends to get you in the Mad Men mood...

Did you watch last night's premiere? What did you think? Who's your favorite character? What do you love most about the '60s? 
Thanks so much for having me, Jillian. Feel free to come come by So About What I Said any time for all things love, fashion and design. I can't wait to meet you, friends! 
xoxo, 
Melissa
ps - i am posting over on so about what i said... today sharing all of my favorite mad men inspired styles!

15 comments:

  1. Ah! I didn't watch it, but it's recorded! And it's true, everything about the 60's is so great. The fashion especially!

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  2. i love big 60's hair. and ahh i need to start watching mad men! it hasn't arrived on italian tv yet. :(

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  3. excellent guest post! x

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  4. I think I am the ONLY person who does not watch Mad Men. I need to get on it though! The fashion alone has Mad Men calling my name :)

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  5. ack i didn't get to see it last night, but can't wait to watch tonight! loving the clutch!

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  6. I love your personal take on the show, Melissa. I didn't watch but I always love reading about it.

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  7. Hi Melissa! :) Love your sweet blog and love what you've pulled together here. Mad Men is such a fun show! xo

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  8. love the 60's! definitely filled with lots of gorgeous fashion. so sorry to hear about your multiple surgeries, but i'm glad that you're able to remember some good with it :-)

    http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com

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  9. It had been so long, I'd forgotten a few of the characters -- like Megan Draper. It was a good season opener.

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  10. I love love love the 60s inspired wardrobe and interiors from Mad Men. I always feel inspired! Great post!

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  11. AWSOME PICS:) I really like your blog and will happily follow...If you want some inspiration for work..you can check out my blog.
    I wish you a great week:)

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  12. The fashion, the music–what's not to love about the 50s and 60s?! I can't wait to settle down and watch the premiere!

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  13. Thanks for letting me guest post on your awesome blog, jillian! and thanks for all the kind words! xoxo

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  14. Love the story about the 60s music :) I definitely was into the oldies when I was younger! Great round-up, too! Loving the florals! XO brynn

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  15. You are one strong woman, Melissa! Love Mad Men's style. Haven't really watched too many episodes, but I'm thinking I should download the previous seasons now!

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