First things first, and I must apologise for the state of our garden in thes epics. We’ve been getting it ready for Summer and we had to take some rushed pictures on the way out of the door. Hardly the most glamourous blogger background is it really? Oh well, I’ll et there eventually! Anyway, on with the post…
So, I’ve done 50’s, 60’s and 80’s, it was only a matter of time before I realised I skipped a decade and went back to correct that sorry misdemeanor, right? Just kidding, it was a total fluke, but looking back at the pics now you would be forgiven for thinking I was off to a fancy dress party as one of Charlie’s Angels or something.
Of all the decades beloved by bloggers and fans of retro fashion, the 70’s isn’t often one you often hear mentioned. The last couple of years, though, the era seems to be having a bit of a come back, and I have to say, I’m quite a fan. Be it pussy bow blouses with wide leg trousers, midi length slips and pleats or ditzy folk prints, the 70’s were more stylish than they get credit for, and while I didn’t put this look together to be purposefully retro, it’s a style I’m keen to dip into again sometime soon.
This frock is an Oasis bargain I’ve been stalking on eBay since last Summer. I loved the dark purple tones against black and the lace detailing on the bust. It was a classic case of me dithering too long and it selling out, so I was pleased to be able to pick it up for the crazy low price of £15 recently! Purple or black would have been the obvious choice for footwear, but since I’m trying to be a little more adventurous with my colour choices lately I opted for these fuschia T-bar sandals from good old Primark. Funnily enough, these also came in lilac, which again I dithered over too long and have been eBay stalking ever since. I do actually buy the odd thing before it sells out you know. Well sometimes, anyway…..
The ensemble itself was put together for a night out to celebrate my sister’s Birthday, starting with some delicious Vietnamese food from Pho and ending with…. well I’m not sure what it ended with other than a hangover to be frank. I know we had cocktails at new venue Saint Paul’s House before moving onto The Jam House for dancing, but the evening was somewhat of a blur from about 8pm onwards. I blame the instruction at the top of the page which was printed on their menus…
Drink responsibly, kids!