1940s, Not 1970s

Although the date-appropriate lyrics of Earth Wind & Fire’s song [do you remember, the 21st night of September?] suggested I should come over all Seventies flares and garish colours today, I soon realised that I don’t really have anything in my wardrobe to recreate that look.

And maybe we should all be thankful for that.

So instead I decided to wear another of my vintage trophies (see Saturday’s post): the dogtooth check chiffon blouse. I felt brave enough to clash patterns and wear it with a zigzag patterned midi skirt and I’m glad I did; now looking at the photos it looks very 1940s which was totally unintentional… not at all Seventies in fact. The hairstyle adds just that little touch of nostalgia to it don’t you think?

Chiffon blouse: Vintage eBay
Skirt: River Island
Shoes: Asos
Necklace: Can’t remember.
Watch: J Jeans by Jasper Conran
Bracelets: Debenhams, Asos, New Look
Bag: J Jeans by Jasper Conran
Nails: Barry M Coral

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  1. 27 September 2011 / 10:29 pm

    this is a great look!! i love the pattern mixing here and you are apparently the queen of accessorizing (not one of my strong suits–i always forget jewelry).

  2. 27 September 2011 / 6:02 pm

    These patterns are awesome together!

  3. 22 September 2011 / 9:55 pm

    Love it! 🙂

    Kiss from Portugal,

  4. 22 September 2011 / 5:15 pm

    hi Catherine. You've an nice blog & cute pics. But may i give you an advice? Don't mix 2 different patterns, that doesn't look good 😉

    xoxo Daisy The Mandarine Girl

  5. 21 September 2011 / 10:46 pm

    You are SO stylish!!! I'm a follower!

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