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Sunday, 19 February 2012

The ultimate Seventies shirt



Shirt: Vintage eBay, Jeans: Very, Shoes: Melissa at ASOS, Clutch: Faith, Pendant watch: ASOS similar, Bracelets: Topshop/ASOS/F+F, Nails: Barry M Gold np289









It's a long time since I wanted an item on eBay this much... there was no way anyone was going to bid more than me on a sheer Seventies shirt with massive collars and a little woodland scene of trees, a cottage and ducks. It was love at first sight, partly because it brought back memories of a similarly patterned t-shirt my mum wore in the Seventies, and I thought that was the coolest item of clothing ever.

I styled it very simply - when an item is this loud it does the statement-making all by itself. But I still managed a bit of pattern-mixing (I just can't help myself) with the tie-dyed suede clutch which, strangely, I do find hard to pair up with outfits... must try harder.

(I should just say that I know I've made the classic celebrity faux-pas of wearing underwear that was too light for a photo: the camisole was flesh-coloured and completely invisible in daylight and indoors, but under a sheer shirt photographed with a flash it just looks white. My bad ;)

Hope you like my latest eBay find - I've had a bit of a eBay/thrifting splurge over the last week or so and have lots of items to work into outfits. Can't wait!



Linking up to:

Sunday Best at G*rated
Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style
Monday Mingle at Momtrends
Thrifters Anonymous at Color Blind
Whatever Whenever Wednesday at Rolled up Pretty
What We Wore and Made at Rae Gun Ramblings
What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy
What I Wore at The Letter4

44 comments:

  1. I never noticed the camisole until you mentioned it, the shirt takes away all the attention from the underwear. It's fabulous, congratulations on your purchase!

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  2. That is the ultimate 70's shirt. I purchased one on ebay years ago but when several washes just would not remove the odor under the arms I ended up cutting out squares of the pattern and pictures on the shirt and used them to make patches for arty t-shirts.

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    1. Aww, luckily Joni my shirt only smelt a bit musty which came out in the wash... always a risk you take with eBay! Thank you sweetie xx

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  3. That shirt is an absolute dream.
    It tell a magic story, and I WANT IT, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. It is like a little story on a shirt, you're right!! Thank you Sacramento! C xoxo

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  4. That is pretty ultimate. And you styled it perfectly, of course. :)

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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  5. this thing is bananas and the fact there are ducks makes it even better!

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    1. Haha bananas - what a great way to describe it!! Thanks D! xx

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  6. It is wonderfully loud! I think it would look great knotted, too!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kasmira (it's your kinda shirt)!! Catherine xx

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  7. It's an amazing blouse! pointed collar and all.

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  8. Gorgeous! You've styled it to a tee, Catherine. Please come over and share it at Visible Monday, when you've got a chance; you are wonderfully visible!

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    1. Oh thank you Patti - and I have now linked up! Catherine x

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  9. I really like how you have styled this, especially the clutch and the shirt but the whole look is pretty spectacular.

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  10. I am looking for that kind of shirt. It's beautiful and your shoes awesome!

    Kim,USA

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    1. Ah I wish you luck in your hunt, Kim!! Thanks so much for your lovely comment x

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  11. That blouse is incredible! I love eye-catching pieces like that, especially when you know that no one else out there has the same thing :)

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    1. Thanks Stacey! It is the fact that it's effectively unique that makes me sooo competitive on eBay (I'm awful, I really love the fact that I've "beaten" other people to it. Maybe not a good trait...!!) C x

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  12. Eye catching, as Gray Skies mentioned, is right! It is lovely. Such beautiful colors.

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    1. Thank you Lisa, so much - I do love the colours too! Catherine x

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  13. that shirt is awesome.. i love 70's pointy collars,im still on the look out for my perfect shirt. Yours looks amazing! and ps i would like to be your shoe buddy, seriously your shoe collection must be immense!:D xx

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    1. Thanks Rachel - I know you're a bit of a retro girl yourself (and hmmm I do have one or two pairs of shoes, they're my weakness ;) C xx

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  14. adore the shirt!
    Monica x
    http://helloomonica.blogspot.com/

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  15. That shirt is amazingly, amazingly 70s! Loooove the red shoes with bows, delightful.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  16. Absolutely lovely! I adore the little red shoes. :)

    Cindy @ Notes in the Key of Life

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    1. I think they're pretty adorable too, Cindy... thank you! C x

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  17. You look awesome! Love your style!!

    run-style-run.blogspot.com

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  18. That shirt deserved a post! Thanks so much for sharing your style on Monday Mingle.

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  19. You look amazing, I absolutely love your shirt its to die for!

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  20. That shirt looks very much like a Thomas Kincade painting and he did not become active until the 1990's. Hope the seller did not represent it as a true 70's vintage shirt.

    Otherwise, its an adorable outfit.

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    1. Ooh yes I agree it does look very much like a Kinkade painting - maybe he was influenced by my shirt!! ;) With those long collars I'm pretty sure it's vintage, plus the writing on the label completely gives it away as that old! C x

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Catherine x

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