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!

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44 Comments

  1. February 19, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    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!

  2. February 19, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    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.

    • February 19, 2012 / 8:29 pm

      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

  3. February 19, 2012 / 5:21 pm

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

  4. February 19, 2012 / 7:23 pm

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

  5. February 19, 2012 / 8:56 pm

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

  6. February 19, 2012 / 10:10 pm

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

  7. February 19, 2012 / 11:35 pm

    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!

  8. February 20, 2012 / 12:54 am

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

  9. February 20, 2012 / 2:07 am

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

    Kim,USA

  10. February 20, 2012 / 2:34 am

    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 🙂

    • February 20, 2012 / 10:02 pm

      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

  11. February 20, 2012 / 3:30 am

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

  12. February 20, 2012 / 3:32 pm

    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

    • February 20, 2012 / 10:57 pm

      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

  13. February 20, 2012 / 7:48 pm

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

    <3 Cambria
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  14. February 21, 2012 / 1:36 am

    You look awesome! Love your style!!

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  15. February 21, 2012 / 3:53 am

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

  16. February 22, 2012 / 6:17 pm

    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.

    • February 22, 2012 / 8:23 pm

      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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