I think I would go with late 50s/early 60s. Back when life was simpler but they still had some modern conveniences like electricity and cars. After the depression but before the hippies. Back when it was cool to be
Because then that would mean I could wear pretty dresses like this:
And drive pretty cars like this:
And instead of the sea of skimpy hoochie mama bikinis of this day and age, our swimwear would be much more classy. All I'm saying is that sometimes less is....well...less.
For entertainment we would go to the drive-in movie and listen to Beach Boys and Elvis records.
And finally, my job would be glamorous and I would wear pearls and high heels and aprons and LOVE doing chores. Hahahaha!