Every one loved their husbands and wives. Every one loved their little boys named Tommy and their little girls named Sue. The women had beautiful knee length dresses and the men had perfectly pressed suits with hats to match. They had one well-behaved dog and one very cuddly cat. They loved their white picket fence and their perfectly green gorgeous grass.
What they also loved was hiding in their closets and secretly guzzling down gin and chain-smoking their cigarettes. They loved hiding their fights from their children and being passive aggressive.
So why I personally love the 1950s is because it looked like a perfect greeting card on the outside and once you opened that greeting card up it was complete chaos and unhappiness. It was such an interesting time and the fact that everyone looked so perfect and prim makes me realize they were obviously hiding something.
50s fashion has always made me feel like a little perfect housewife in a not so perfect life. Those of you who know me well know I love to play out this fantasy very often. I love baking goods for parties as a thank you and I love bringing my boyfriend freshly baked goods to show how domestic I am.
My dear friend Nichole has this lovely blog called Vegan Boyfriend. Every entry is about a different vegan recipe she has made for, you guessed it, her vegan boyfriend Arthur. She knows I love to bake as well so when we get together we tend to bake.
This time I told her, “All right Nichole, we are going to play out my fantasy next time we bake. We must dress like it is the 1950s and bake for our significant others.”
So that is what we did. Her boyfriend Arthur came and dressed up and our friend Carol came and dressed up as well. It was fabulous.
I personally love 50s hairstyles. I did my hair in a sort of beehive style and broke out my cat eye glasses. I wore this great pinkish cream-colored dress that I have been saving for an occasion like this. It made me look about 4 months pregnant but I don’t really mind that much.
Nichole wore this really cute long black dress that she got at Modcloth.com. The buttons on the front were adorable.
Carol wore her hair in more of a 1940s pin-up style, which was really cute. Her dress was flowy and colorful. It was by Marc Jacobs.
Arthur wore this adorable sweater vest and tie. These great slacks. He also wore a hat that tied the whole thing together.
We were a sight to be seen! The only thing that was missing and would have made it more realistic was the chain-smoking a binge drinking! (Just kidding)
It was a very fun afternoon. If you are spending your summer on the couch with not much money wondering what a fun activity to do is, I recommend this. Baking supplies are semi cheap and it always brings a group of friends together. Break out clothes from your favorite era and have a themed baking party!
What is better then living out your favorite decade fantasy!?