Throwback Thursday: Hats Off to Valerie Harper


Throwback Thursday Friday

Before we get too far into this week’s Throwback, we have to apologize for being a day late! The PBJ office has been a bit chaotic with the four day work week. On that note, here is our belated Throwback Thursday, or to keep with the catchy phrases, we’ll call it Flashback Friday! The list of the stars competing on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars was revealed this week and one star in particular caught our attention. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009 and was given a gruesome prognosis; as little as 3 months to live. 4 years later, not only is she alive, well, and coming close to remission, she is also about to cut a rug in front of millions. In honor of her latest career move, we have chosen Valerie Harper for our Flashback Friday fashion inspiration.

Harper made a name for herself by staring in the classic sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Mary’s best friend Rhoda. After Mary Tyler Moore, she was in a spin off show entitled Rhoda and was reunited with Moore in Mary and Rhoda, a made for TV movie. She has held roles in many other shows and even holds a few Emmys and Golden Globes under her belt. Straight from the 70’s, Harper’s style was “groovy!”

Valerie Harper

The picture above is a perfect candidate for Throwback Thursday Flashback Friday because it is full of accessories! The first thing we noticed: the head scarf. We love it! It is difficult to find a picture of Harper from back in the day without a head scarf. She pairs her statement head-wear with a chunky necklace, a bit of bracelet stacking and a killer purse. This outfit screams 70’s and we adore every bit of it!

Here is what we found to create our 2013 version of Harper’s Rhoda days.

Valerie Harper Style

Mod 60’s Mad Med Dotted Head Scarf – Vintageous BK
Gold Metal Stretch Bracelet with Silver ZigZag Accent – Purple Box Jewelry
Silver Metal Stretch Bracelet with Gold ZigZag Accent – Purple Box Jewelry
Adjustable Smooth Discs Long Necklace (Gold) – Target
Soft Legacy Drawstring Crossbody in Pebbled Leather – Coach

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