10.01.2010

Class Photo: Strawberry Point Elementary 1973-74

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I'm not sure how it started, but a few weeks ago I went on an obsessive google search for 50's, 60's, and 70's yearbook photos. At first I was looking for 70's college inspiration, but by the end, I was far more into all the outfits that the kids were wearing. Within a matter of thirty minutes, I had a desktop folder full of vintage yearbook photos! I thought it would be fun to start posting them every now and then, along with commentary on my favorite outfits.

I chose to start with Mr. Glenn's 5th grade class of 1973-74 from Strawberry Point Elementary, mostly because I'm in love with the little girls outfit on the front row.
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How perfect is this dress she's wearing! It reminds me so much of something I saw from an independent designer a few seasons back, but I haven't been able to put my finger on it yet. I was thinking Samantha Pleet at first, but somehow that doesn't seem right. Any guesses? 
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I think more than the dress, I really liked this girls smile! She looks so happy. The dress is something sort of great too. With the oh-so-obvious 70's print and the white cuffs and collar, I can't help but think of my favorite print designer, Orla Kiely – I have a feeling I'll be mentioning her a lot with these old yearbook photos! It's kind of tough to tell, but it looks like this girl is wearing some tights or pants in a nice rust color too which, in my opinion, is spot on styling for the colors in the dress.
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This one doesn't seem so obvious, but surprisingly, Mr. Glenn inspired me a lot too! He's sporting three things that I'm really loving for fall. First up is navy! I'm feeling a little navy-obsessive for the fall – since I'm not too big on black – and I'm still on the lookout for the perfect navy jumper to wear over and over again with all my vintage blouses. Seeing this photo makes me want a pair of navy pants too!

The next love I have here is the brown shoes. That's a given though! I've been a fan of brown accessories ever since I was old enough to pick out my own clothes. Can't you just picture the Chung's with this outfit?

The final inspiration is Mr. Glenn's patterned sweater. Although I'm really into a more Aztec-inspired pattern right now, I could see myself wearing this navy one a whole lot once it gets cold!

27 comments:

moonshinejunkyard said...

this is my favorite thing i've seen in forever. the close-ups make their faces look so dramatic and timeless. i am giggling myself to sleep now. mr glenn's stance is rad. that dude knows what's up.

Jennifer Dawn said...

This is an all around fantastic post! I love the outfit of the girl in the front row too. Wish I had a dress like that...

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Belle said...

Awesome! I love looking at old pics for fashion inspiration, too.

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

I'm having a navy-obsession moment, too! I was thinking I might do a whole outfit series featuring the color navy. We should do one together, haha!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Oh, Mr. Glenn! He is one perky looking guy. I'm pretty sure I'd wear that sweater at least three times a week if I owned it!

Rebecca said...

This is brilliant. I love old photos. These are some stylish kids. Also Mr Glenn reminds me of Bill Hader in adventureland, I think its the tache.

Stacey @ Entropified said...

I love this. Can't wait to see more vintage pics with commentary.

Lauren said...

Oh gosh I love all of these outfits! it's so holly hobby!!! gah!

And move over boyfriend there is a new man in town, hell-lo Mr. Glenn.

Huggles,
Lauren
Sparrow & Urchin

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

LOVE this! The first outfit, by far is my favorite. The second completely looks like something that would come out of an Orla Kiely collection :)

You might have me hooked looking at old yearbook photos!

Justice Pirate said...

hahaha. oh man, i think these old school photos are so much fun. thanks for sharing them. I love all the faces the people are making. I do think that Mr. Glenn's smile is a little scary though!

Hannah said...

This is awesome, I would have never thought to look through other peoples old yearbooks for clothing ideas! I see many patterns/cuts in this picture that could still be new today.
Mr.Glenn actually kind of looks like my dad back in the day! But he is sporting a very nice 'stache.

Future Lint said...

How fun! I do really want that little girls dress from the front row!

Amber Blue Bird said...

Thats a great photo. I hope none of my old school photos ever show up on the internet

nancy : The Sway Report said...

Haha, Starr, this is amazing. You are amazing. Awesome. That little girls dress in the front row is.... amazing. I'm obviously at a loss for words!

Nancy

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MadeinMari said...

Starr Hi I'm from Brazil, Mari, and I have a blog of fashion, photography, and other things, including talk of celebrity style and it girls, and made a post about you and your style okay? of a month there after. kiss xx

Rebeccak said...

Haha - you are hilarious!! What a great idea! love it.

KristiMcMurry said...

Fun idea! Can't wait to see what else you've found. I like the little girls outfit in the back row too :)

Kassondra DeBoer said...

hhaha this is awesome!

Michal said...

ha this is fantastic! That first dress is amazing. This is such a good idea. Post more, post more!

xx
Michal

hiven said...

adorable
xx

Rose said...

Awesome!! The kids look so cute in their outfits.

ROse

barefootandvintage said...

ahahahah! awesome. please do this more often. :)

Dylana Suarez said...

This picture is hilarious. I love it!

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midwest said...

I really love the kids face standing next to mr. glen! HA

Midwest Darling

Amanda said...

Haha I love how Mr. Glenn looks straight out of "look at this effing hipster"

carolina said...

mr. glenn looks like a psyco pervert jajajaja, its scary to me

ClaraVivian said...

Wait I actually know of a Strawberry Point School! My friends went there for elementary school, it's one of the schools in my town