That 70’s post

September 7, 2012
Jackie – the best thing for girls – next to boys.
I found this book in Oxfam recently and after flipping through the pages I decided I had to bring it home with me. The illustrations are really sweet and for a vintage fan like myself, truly inspiring. I didn’t know of the existence of this magazine as I am a recent transplant to the UK and also too young to have seen it originally but I liked it immediately.
The book features mostly fashion tips, all sorts of advice for young girls and BOYS! Most of it is illustrated and sometimes I wish I had all the clothes.
Western style, yeeehaw!
You can never go wrong with ghingham, in all shapes and sizes!
The Autumn hints are just in time – the shoes actually seem quite contemporary, don’t you think?
One of the boy crush pages. Some of the choices are highly questionable- Gary Glitter? Barf…. But then, it was the 70’s, what did they know? haha.
You can get your very own copy of this book on Amazon here.
So much that I recalled the bell bottoms I had back in my Lisbon apartment and thought I had to bring them over so I could wear them again. So here I am wearing one of them. I have a couple more I need to get next time I go to Lisbon!
Top – Vintage St Michael at Marks and Spencer – bought from To Be Worn Again in Brighton for £3.00!
Cardigan – Primark
Bell Bottoms – Vintage – belonged to my father in the 70’s
Bag – Zara
Shoes – Women’s Secret
So, what is your take on bell bottoms? Yay or nay?

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  • Reply lady liquor vintage. September 7, 2012 at 11:39

    I love collecting old books, the illustrations inside are always so lovely! I have three french childrens books from the 50s and the pictures are all so lovely.

    I love the outfit too, I'm jealous of your bell bottoms, I'm dying for a pair! XO.

  • Reply Connie September 7, 2012 at 14:53

    Wow! What a great find!!! I remember that style of illustration.I would wear EVERYTHING! including the pink cheeks! You make a very cute 70's girl. Groovy.

  • Reply pastcaring September 7, 2012 at 20:00

    Well, of course I am old enough to remember Jackie very well, I used to get it as a young teenager. I have that book, and a couple of Jackie annuals from the mid 70s which I found in charity shops. The illustrations are wonderful, aren't they? The male eye candy… Not so great!
    Bell bottoms look fab on you but I really struggle with trousers on me. One day I'll find the perfect pair and wear them to death… I love the fact that those were your dad's!
    Have a lovely weekend. Xxx

  • Reply Amber of Butane Anvil September 8, 2012 at 02:45

    Oh, such sweet illustrations! I really like the ranch. Reminds me of “Fashion Plates” my sister and I played with in the late '70's:


    Bell bottoms: Yay! Wonderful with the top, like you stepped right out of your book. 🙂

  • Reply Joni September 8, 2012 at 03:52

    Yes Yes Yes to bell bottoms!!! Always and forever flair!

    I can't believe those were your dad's pants. They must be all cinched together at the waist.
    Love these illustrations so much. Brings back such a happy and free time. I'd go back to that time for one weekend if I could. I had entirely too much fun in my bell bottoms. 😉

  • Reply Melanie September 8, 2012 at 06:59

    I love your dad's bell bottoms! And the collar on your top is wonderful. The illustrations remind me of doodles I did in school.

  • Reply Vix September 9, 2012 at 15:24

    You look so cool, I love those bell bottoms! I grew up with Jackie magazine and bought that compilation album for a friend's birthday a couple of years ago. The illustrations were so cool! x

  • Reply Andrea Deal September 11, 2012 at 10:56

    That book is so great! OMG I really want a pair of those poofy comes in just below the knee capris pants! How adorable are those? And who the hell is Gary Glitter? Love that shirt on you too!

  • Reply Joyatri October 24, 2012 at 13:25

    I just found your blog via Curtise's and have been poking around. WOW! to those illustrations. I have to buy this book! Your top is adorable with its dog-ear collar 🙂

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