My Past and Present Mix of Inspiration

Los Angeles
August 25, 2017

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If you’ve been following along for some time now, it’s evident that the style of the Margo & Me girl comes from decades before her. From a time when clothes were so much more than something thrown on last minute, and instead, items to represent soul and self-pride. There’s something to be said about a woman who wears the clothing, instead of the clothing wearing her, and that’s something I strive for whenever curating a look for my everyday life or this site. It’s a style lesson from the past that I always keep in mind. And one era that’s always stood out to me as inspiration overload while running Margo & me is the 1960’s.

I adore the feminine, playful, intentional approach to clothing during the ’60s, and the vibe the fashion represents. Which is why, to this day, I love to add touches of the decade. A cat eye, voluminous hair, a bold dress, all simple yet statement ways to incorporate the ’60s and the modern day woman’s lifestyle. It’s a combo that makes me feel confident, and I believe it’s one that can be created quite easily when you know where to look.

When shopping for this perfect mesh of today and yesterday, I live for the aesthetic Ted Baker provides. Their AW17 Collection is especially appealing, with the frill-detailed blouses, gorgeous cape jackets, and even a pair of trousers with a hint of femininity for the working girl. I mean, stunning right? Their collection also inspired me when shooting this dress – a look I plan on returning to quite often.

So, tell me, Margo & Me babe, what decade lights you up? Where do you pull inspo from when putting together your closet?

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Love the dress. It’s fantastic!

Isn’t it fun?! Thank you!

You totally rock the 60s! I always love seeing your modern take on the decade, you have a knack for weaving it in so organically so that it doesn’t look costume-y whatsoever, and you exude such a joy in your sartorial choices!

xo Mary-Katherine

WOW what a compliment, love! This makes my day, thank youuuu

Khoi | Gentleman Within

Hey Jenny,

I recently stumbled across your YT channel and blog. I’m not a girl, but I find a ton of inspiration in your editorial content and clean aesthetic.

Keep up the stellar work. I’m a fan.


LOVE hearing that, Khoi! Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks so much love! Will you be wearing it soon?!

You look like a 60s model, love these pics !


Aw, thank you so much, Caroline! Huge compliment. Glad you liked!

I am more into Victorian and classic. I love what you say about “the woman wearing the clothes and not the other way”.

I love your style, it is makes your blog unique!

Wow, what a compliment! I work so hard for that, so I truly appreciate it. xx

I am currently IN LOVE with the 70s. Retro everything. Corduroy, velvet, fringe, bring it all on! Love this look on you.

love all the photos with 60s vibes! you look beautiful as always! <3


Aw thanks so much, love! So happy you liked.

Love this post and your photos! Gorgeous as always! I’ve always adored the disco era of the 70s, so my personal wardrobe is filled with unique pieces reminiscent of the era 🙂

What a fun decade to be in love with! xx

Coco B. @ Millennielle

LOVE this Jenny! x

I miss you sharing the behind-the-scenes shoot prep on Snapchat/InstaStories, hope you can start sharing them again 🙂 Love watching your work and creative process 🙂
xo, coco | millennielle.com

Thanks for the feedback babe! I will definitely keep that in mind. xx

Probably the 40s and 50s inspire me the most but also Victorian as well! Loved this post, those photos are stunning! Xx

Simply amazing! A fabulous 2017 restyle of the 60’s and the shoes are lovely as well 😉


I love the 50s and 60s classic Americana fashion, like Jackie O for clothing but it’s funny because for homes and interiors my aesthetic is much more traditional than the mid-century modern look.

The Emerald Girl

Agreed! There’s something so romantic about these eras in fashion.


Cristina - Memories of the Pacific

I’m in love with timeless classy and chic style that’s why I follow you, Jenny, and why I also love Ted Baker. Some of my best pieces are from them 🙂


Agreed! They make such quality and timeless pieces!


La Bijoux Bella | by mia

Always love the 60’s era, it is a powerful essence and reflects in almost everything we do these days. Love ❤️ your inspirations and style as always! 🙂

❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

Agreed! I am who I am because of the 1960s


Gorgeous photos and such a cute outfit. I love the blue backdrop! Can I ask what kind of lighting you used for these images? Always a huge fan of your work <3

– Michelle –
MICHELLE X PAN | A surrealist fashion blog

Thanks so much Michelle, and it’s all natural lighting!


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