Floppy hats and bell bottoms

April 14, 2014


I’ve always thought the 70’s got too much of a bad rep. Yeah, sometimes the home decors were a bit too brown and some clothes a bit over the top and in a bad way. I still don’t think we should throw away a whole decade because of a few faux pas. I mean, why do we think we are so stylish? I always wonder what our descendants will say about the see-through legging trend… I sincerely think it’s a lot worse than many of the 70’s styles. When I look at the Cholas by Irregular Choice (worn below), all I can think of is 70’s. Look at them and at the amazing shoe adverts below. Aren’t they amazing?


PicMonkey Collage

PicMonkey Collage

PicMonkey Collage

PicMonkey Collage


To what I believe was my workmates amusement and giggles, I wore this 70’s style ensemble to the office, complete with the I-can-barely-walk shoes. I still like the outfit though… Mind you that I had to keep the hat in place with my hand as the wind never stopped. I realized that is why I rarely wear it!

Details: Hat – H&M (also worn here), Shirt – Stradivarius, Furry vest – Primark (also worn here), Green Jumper – Zara, Cords – Vintage White Tab Levi’s, inherited from my great aunt, Bangles – Poundland (classy, I know), Bag – traditional “choukaras” bag from Morocco worn as a clutch, Shoes – “Cholas”, by Irregular Choice


There’s a funny story about this bag. When I went to Morocco I decided I wanted to try and find a bag just like the one I’d been playing with at my grandparent’s when I was a kid. It was a bag someone had brought back from Morocco for my Mum back in the 60’s but somehow I have no idea what happened to it. It didn’t take too long. One day as I was walking down the souk I found it and of course, I had to get it.


Yup, they’re real white tab Levi’s.

How about you? Do you like 70’s style?

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  • Reply Vix April 14, 2014 at 07:16

    The 1970s was the most stylish decade – even Wayne Hemingway agrees! Those wild prints and outrageous shapes, the easy-to-care for fabric and the sheer exuberance and cut in a way that there’s rarely any need to wear nasty push-up bras.
    You look fab. Those shoes are the best IC I’ve seen and those Levis rock. Dying with envy over that bag! xxx

  • Reply KizzyDoll April 14, 2014 at 11:59

    I loved the 70’s!! Haha…I have some flare trousers from the 70’s and some dresses too!! Will have to get them on the blog for you to see. Some of the stuff was beyond tacky, but other stuff was awesome!! You look marvellous doll, love it xx

  • Reply ariane April 14, 2014 at 15:18

    Hi Sara!

    The shoes are awesome, like Vix I say this the best shoes I have seen from that era –
    I love your outfit – You wear it well – I love the ers,, love the over the top styles and and colors -o
    Happy 3rd anniversary Sara – I hope that hubby and you will be together soon –
    Having decent days – getting better –


  • Reply hollie April 14, 2014 at 20:22

    you look so cool and that clutch is divine!

  • Reply pastcaring April 14, 2014 at 23:51

    Of course I do – need you ask? You look so cool, and those shoe ads are fabulous. xxx

  • Reply Jet aka Punk Glam Queen April 15, 2014 at 12:33

    You look fantastic in your 70s style outfit! The shoes, ack I’m drooling here! I have a similar hat (wider brim) & yeah it never fails whenever I wear it I have to hold on so I don’t take off in flight (like “The Flying Nun”!) XXX PS glad you got to spend your anniversary with your husband this year. We take for granted that we’re always together, so I know how special it must have been for both of you. <3

  • Reply Señora Allnut April 16, 2014 at 10:44

    so fabulous shoes, sorry they’re uncomfortable, but they look cool!, love that kind of colorful 70’s shoes, and they look awesome with your cord pants and furry vest!!, you’re gorgeous!!
    And your bag has stolen my heart, such a beauty!

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