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70’s

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Floppy hats and bell bottoms

April 14, 2014

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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?

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PicMonkey Collage

PicMonkey Collage

PicMonkey Collage

PicMonkey Collage

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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

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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.

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Yup, they’re real white tab Levi’s.

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

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#FITFORFESTIVEFASHION

September 30, 2013

Autumn has arrived and serves as a reminder that Christmas and the Festive season is fast approaching! Some of my friends are already posting countdowns for Christmas on social media and it is time to start thinking about our gift shopping and our style choices. Soon enough we will need to consider what to wear to the office party, the family do, NYE… Argh! The good thing is, there are plenty of options out there.

I will be spending this year’s festive season in Marrakesh so I created a mood board around some items I would be wearing there. As it is my belief that when travelling you need to respect the local culture, I picked a few items that are not too revealing but are still very stylish and very me.

The rich jewels colours in Moroccan streets and culture have been a definite inspiration for this look. The dress is a 1970’s Victorian style maxi that is brought up to date with the contrast of the studded clutch and geometric shaped accessories. Hair jewelry is now very current and the head piece I picked adds that romantic Arabian Nights feel to the outfit. I would wear a couple of the studded bracelets, stacked on one arm and a few rings to complete the look. I also added tights that are the same colour as the booties as they add interestingness to the look.

Details: Hair jewellery – Asos, Vintage 1970s Kati At Laura Phillips Faux Victorian Lace Maxi Dress – Kinky Melon’s Retro Boutique, Hot Pink Ankle Boots – Elisha by Duo (soon will be available in the colour I picked), Studded clutch – New Look, Bracelet – Kenneth JAY Lane at ASOS, Gold Ring – Skool ov Jenius at ASOS, Stud Ring – KR3W at ASOS, Fuchsia Tights – We Love Colours

Have you ever been to Morocco? Would love to hear your suggestions and tips for my week there!

PS: I made this post to participate in a competition organized by Duo shoes, for the launch of their party season collection. The winner will be announced on the 3rd of October, for a chance to style the window of their London flagship store.

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Thrift shop

May 27, 2013

I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a come-up
This is fucking awesome

Macklemore – Thrift Shop

 This silly song should be the thrift/charity / op Shopping anthem. You don’t believe me? Check out some more of the lyrics:

They be like, “Oh, that Gucci – that’s hella tight.” I’m like, “Yo – that’s fifty dollars for a T-shirt.” Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition Fifty dollars for a T-shirt – that’s just some ignorant bitch (shit) I call that getting swindled and pimped (shit) I call that getting tricked by a business That shirt’s hella dough And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t.

Poetry, right? haha. Anyway, I wish I could go to good thrift stores / charity shops more often.  One of my latest finds is, I think, from the 70’s and cost me £1 from Age UK. They’ve been doing a pound shop recently and they rarely put up anything retro but this one must have escaped the no old clothes policy they seem to have.

Expensive car, cheap clothes.

Deets- Dress – probably 70’s, thrifted at AgeUK, Carnaby Boots – Irregular Choice, via Ebay, Bag – Ahcahcum Muchacha, Coat – Zara (swap with Lili), Cardigan – Zara (sale),  Big Ass Beads – Thrifted from British Heart Foundation, Wooden Bangles – thrifted from several charity shops. If you look at the nails you’ll see that I’ve done them in several colours, in the outfit’s colour scheme 😀

I is classy, posing in ASDA.

Have you made any special finds recently?