My grandma Martha has always been this sort of wonderful mythical character to me. I wasn’t lucky enough to get to know her, but that hasn’t stopped me from being very influenced by her. When I was growing up I would hear stories about her, and I was often told that I looked like her or that we had similar mannerisms. Because what I know about her is either relayed to me or seen in pictures, I have a particular fascination with her style. Because of that I decided to do a style profile on her.
People who knew my grandma always described her as being funny, smart, witty, and just a good person to be around. It’s easy to see why.
The above is probably my favorite picture of her. The neckline is beautiful and I love how the red is picked up again in her lipstick and even in her glass.
Looking at the pictures I have, the thing that I like the most is her transition. It’s awesome to see her style evolution through the years and decades. She went from the fifties to the sixties to the seventies pretty much seamlessly.
She and my grandpa were the absolute cutest thing EVER.
When they had kids (hi Dad!) it seems like she brought her sense of style and her lifestyle to them.
That bathing suit is to die for.
Casually meeting Donny Osmond at Disney Land in California.
Those glasses and that shirt are just so authentically seventies. I love the way she pairs it all with a chignon.
The hair scarf here is so well wrapped and the colors work so well with her oversized glasses. Not Jackie O, Martha Wade!
She was little, just like me. I think she embraced being petite instead of working against it. She really wore everything that she had in a special way.
My grandma Martha was a special person. While it stinks that I never got to meet her, I still try to live my life in a way that I think that she would be proud of.