I found this 1973 Ladies Home Journal in a thrift store and I had to buy it for $5. I find it funny how some things are so out of style and dated (like attitudes) and other things like style are kind if popping up. I wanted to share with you a funny take on Trends from the 1973 Ladies Home Journal That are Almost Back in Style Again!
Looking at the original 60 cent price mark, I realized I paid like a 500% mark up. I guess that’s what 50 years of inflation will get you. I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane see what it was like 40 years ago. Do you know what we did according to the Ads in 1973? We smoked. And did our hair. And smoked again. And if it seemed like if we were over 40, it was time to buy a casket and call it a day.
Then we bought ugly lamps. I take that back, ugly floating lamps. But I am now seeing these pop up again on Instagram, and people are grabbing these from thrift stores like hot cakes!
There is no spray paint in the world to fix these. Then, after we applied make-up all over our face.
It seems like with a paint roller, but again, I can see influencers who are wearing this exact same style.
We then obsessed over our self-cleaning ovens, which I laugh at, because my oven now is self-cleaning. And to be honest, I really don’t care. If I were old enough at the time, I would have failed the 1970’s.This is my favorite ad ever.
Especially since 40 has passed me by already. Read the text in the next two pictures. I m going ton be honest about how much better we are aging today. She is supposed to be 39 in this image, I think she reads more like 50 today.
I totally am getting grayer and fatter because my husband loves me too much. That is TOTALLY my new excuse.
I never work off painful feelings by cleaning a closet. Seriously. Maybe that’s part of her problem. Cleaning closets always makes me depressed.
Holy cow, she’s two grey hairs away from a visit to a padded room. Somebody get her a Kent and a box of Clairol. Stat. I don’t think she smoked enough.
Or the wrong thing.But see, she’s not getting older, only better…with her fat, grey,decorating self!!!!
I hope your 2013 is amazing. I wish you a wonderful and blessed New year for you and your family full of hope and promise.
And just to prove I lived through the 1970’s:
Here I am rocking out one of my Mom’s handmade creations. Gingham style. See the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. 🙂 Did you notice the majority of our ornaments are either Snoopy as a reindeer or made out of L’eggs pantyhose eggs?
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