Throwback Thursday – Sally Field’s neverending supply of cap-sleeved tees in Norma Rae

The 1979 Sally Field movie Norma Rae was on telly this afternoon. She won an Oscar for her performance as a cotton mill worker fighting for union rights. The standout thing for me when i was watching it today though (I’ve seen it many times, it’s a classic up there with Meryl Streep’s Silkwood) was Sally’s seeming neverending supply of deep-V and deep scooped cap-sleeved tees. I want them all!!

Here’s a selection…

Nice Farrah flicks!

BRB – hitting nearest op-shop on a vintage tee hunt. Thanks for the inspo, Sally! 😃


70’s interiors – when too much shag pile was never enough…

Ah, the 70’s. A mishmash of bright colours, textures and too much of everything. It’s kitsch overload and I love it.

For example – shag pile carpet. On it’s own, is great. But in the 70’s it was cool to stick it EVERYWHERE! I never understood why people would want to cover their bathrooms in it, seems so unsanitary.

Here are a few truly delightful shockers.

Better Homes and Gardens, 1970. Source:


Baby poo brown – perfect for your loo!


So many choices!


No-one will notice when you vomit with sheer excitement on this shag pile! (They seem very happy)


Who needs I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, this is just like going to sleep in the jungle! Amaze.

Better Homes and Gardens, 1970. Source:

A symphony of brown. And shag. Just be careful not to trip…


The Golden Years of Hollywood – Olivia DeHavilland

When I was a kid I used to love watching The Golden Years of Hollywood, hosted by Bill Collins, with my mum. Every Friday and Saturday night Bill would present a double feature of Hollywood classics, interspersed with nuggets of trivia like “pay attention to the lounge chair used in the scene where Tyrone Power does such-and-such because it was from his own home!”. Oh, Bill.

Apart from loving the stories and drama (or comedy), and the swoony manly handsomeness of the lead actors, I adored looking at the leading ladies’ costumes, hair and makeup. Always so perfectly styled, the dresses so swishy! To me they were the epitome of glamour.

One actress who featured often was Olivia DeHavilland (sister of fellow screen siren Joan Fontaine). Olivia turned 99 yesterday. Happy birthday to a real living legend!