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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Vintage bird in fur and stripes



Faux fur collar: ASOS (still in the sale!), Blazer: Very, Blouse: A|Wear at ASOS, Jeans: Levi's (very old), Belt: ASOS, Heels: Very, Brooch: Unknown, Watches: Both gifts, Haircomb: Gift, Rings: Unknown, Nails: Revlon 604 Ocean











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Whilst nothing in this outfit is actually vintage, it does have a rather retro feel to it. In fact the jeans are so old (I've had them for over 12 years), you could say that they are as vintage as I am...!

Following my bargain purchases of this cute Peter Pan fur collar and bird-print blouse (both ASOS), I was purposely aiming for a retro feel with this outfit. I've been inspired a lot lately by fabulous bloggers who are either full-on or slightly vintage... you should check out Yours Truly xMary Van Notes and Kitsune-Kun if you want the best with retro vibes. (If you know of any others do please leave me a comment with their blog url, I love vintage style!)

And I really liked this look - cute and comfortable. Can't believe I can get into jeans I had when I was in my twenties... they are stretchy!

My cold is mostly gone now (I can breathe *at last*) - I'm feeling back in the game and my mojo is almost back. Roll on Friday ;)




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25 comments:

  1. I love Asos! Great ensemble, I'm a big fan of bird print blouses right now!

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  2. I adore that bird blouse and the way you pair it with stripes and fur, wonderful, Catherine.
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    1. Thanks, Sacramento - and I see we're both doing birds today!!! C xx

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  3. I'd love to find a bird print blouse. There is something so intriguing about them. You look fab in this outfit. Your nails look fab too. Have you ever tried A England polishes? I have some on order, they are hard to get in the US, but haven't gotten them yet.

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    1. Thank you, lovely Debbi...! And why haven't I heard about A England nail polishes I wonder, considering the amount of time I talk polish with the girls at work??!! I will look it up, thanks for the tip! C xoxo

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  4. Loads of vintage lovin' ladies out there with amazing style; try Helga Von Trollop, Sarah at Misfits Vintage, Vix at Vintagevixon, Desiree at Pull your socks up. And me! That's just for starters!
    The outfit looks great. The faux fur collars are easy to make (Vix's idea actually), I found an old detachable collar for 50p in a charity shop and sewed some ribbon on to fasten - but a brooch is a fab idea too.
    Love Curtise xx

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    1. Ooh thank you SO much for the new bloggers to check out, Curtise - and I'm glad you like today's outfit! C x

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  5. I am so inspired by this outfit- what neat pieces and you pulled them together so effortlessly! I LOVE the fur and the bird blouse is adorable!

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    1. Thanks Emily - that's so nice that you found my outfit inspiring! Catherine xoxo

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  6. Love the mix of patterns and textures in this outfit - I'd have never guessed that this was a faux fur either!

    And I'm glad you spotted that I mentioned your mention of me (haha) on my blog :)

    Sadie xx

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    1. Hee hee that I did, Sadie...! Thanks for your lovely comment! C xx

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  7. Yay! Two links from you. I love this one!!!! From the fur collar to the shoes. Inspiring!

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    1. Thank you Tammy, glad you don't mind me linking up twice!! You're a sweetheart :)) C xx

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  8. Wow your so pretty <3 love your blog !!
    I'm a new follower hoping to be inspired by future posts ;) hehee
    Hope u will be able to visit / follow me back sometime
    Mwah x

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    1. Thank you Foxy, and welcome to NDAL! I will come check out your blog v soon! Catherine x

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  9. That bird print is divine...love the blue and black in it and the delicate fabric. Lovely, lovely!

    <3 cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you, Cambria!! So glad you like it, anything with birds is always so pretty, isn't it...? C xoxo

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  10. Oh, that blouse is gorgeous! And you must take good care of your jeans to have had them for 12 years! My jeans never last longer than about four years before they start falling to pieces.

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    1. Aww, thanks Stacey! I didn't actually wear these jeans for many years (hence the good condition) as my sister laughed at how short they were... until about 2 years ago when it was more fashionable to wear them shorter, now we roll jeans up or wear them cropped!! Glad I held onto them...! C xx

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  11. wonderful look! i love the pattern mix and the different colours- really special but i like it a lot. it's so artistical.
    kisses
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  12. Love that fur scarf, so different and CUTE! :)

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