Dressing Like a Seventies Newsreader for a Night Out #iwillwearwhatilike

Seventies Newsreader Style Blouse for a Night Out \ Anonyme vintage-style patterned blouse \ gold pleated maxi skirt | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

If you read my post of two weeks ago I mentioned dressing like a Seventies newsreader… here’s the outfit, and with gold pleats too!

And would you believe it: this blouse ISN’T vintage. Though to me it totally looks like a 1970s blouse, and the evening I wore this outfit I was actually asked if it was vintage. Seems if you put brown and cream together in a pattern, it screams seventies… and I love that!

I wore this we went out to dinner down on the coast the other weekend and the weather had cooled off significantly, so I was able to wear my [gifted] Anonyme blouse at last. I’ve had it a few weeks but it’s been far too hot to wear it till now, and the gorgeous, sludgy brown, cream and blue pattern was made for a gold pleated maxi skirt which I first wore last year. And as that gold (foil?!) fabric has a touch of the Studio 54 about it, it seemed fitting to wear it with my “newsreader blouse”.

Seventies Newsreader Style Blouse for a Night Out \ Anonyme vintage-style patterned blouse \ gold pleated maxi skirt | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

I wrote about the Anonyme label two weeks ago when I wore their blue patterned jumpsuit. You’ll see why I rate this Italian brand so much, and now they’ve launched their AW18 collection and there is SO much I love. Again, the prices are very, very reasonable so they can do no wrong in my eyes.

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A Seventies newsreader blouse and a gold maxi skirt is just begging for Farrah Fawcett hair – I washed my hair the night before, twisted it up into two neat buns and voilà: an easy, quick way to have big, wavy Jill Munroe hair the next day. And just when you think I couldn’t do anything more 70s, I wore my new brown and gold earrings as well. They’re even described on the website as “70s flower earrings“… BOOM!

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Catherine

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Disclosure: I was gifted this blouse by Anonyme but was not compensated for writing this post (click here for my full disclosure)This post contains some affiliate links which means if you click through and buy I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.

Seventies Newsreader Style Blouse for a Night Out \ Anonyme vintage-style patterned blouse \ gold pleated maxi skirt | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Seventies Newsreader Style Blouse for a Night Out \ Anonyme vintage-style patterned blouse \ gold pleated maxi skirt | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Seventies Newsreader Style Blouse for a Night Out \ Anonyme vintage-style patterned blouse \ gold pleated maxi skirt | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Seventies Newsreader Style Blouse for a Night Out \ Anonyme vintage-style patterned blouse \ gold pleated maxi skirt | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Blouse: Anonyme c/o
Skirt: JD Williams c/o (similar)
Shoes: F&F at Tesco (similar)
Bag: House of Fraser (you might like this one)
Earrings: Accessorize

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Seventies Newsreader Style Blouse for a Night Out \ Anonyme vintage-style patterned blouse \ gold pleated maxi skirt | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

27 Comments

  1. Nailil
    August 25, 2018 / 1:46 am

    This is one pretty outfit! I really love the skirt and how you styled it.

    Xx, Nailil

  2. Caroline Roberts
    August 23, 2018 / 8:31 am

    I love the outfit and your hair looks marvellous. Could you do a step by step guide?

  3. August 22, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    YOU ARE just so beautiful, like one of the most beautiful women in the world, truly. I adore this 70s look and have a teeny tiny shirt of my mum’s from the 70s which sadly doesn’t fit me but I just love to look at. Love all the details here and the jewellery. Utter perfection x

  4. August 22, 2018 / 11:37 am

    I love this outfit. Really feeling the 70s vibe. The blouse is gorgeous x #iwillwearwhatilike

  5. August 21, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring me Catherine! The outfit I’m wearing happens to be from two of my all time favourite brands which makes your feature even more special to me
    Now let’s talk about your fab retro print blouse! Wahhh I love it! Shocking I know heehee…If you haven’t seen The Post with Meryl you need to watch it just for her sensational wardrobe xx

  6. Naila khan
    August 21, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    You look amazing and yes it definitely has vintage vibe going on..x

  7. August 21, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    Oh I do love a good 70’s vintage vibe! You are killing it in this outfit, for sure. So great. I am feeling all nostalgic for a time long gone. Thank you so much for the feature! What a pleasant surprise!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  8. Ana Luisa
    August 21, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    The blouse looks vintage and has a special vibe to it! Love the hair. I noticed your beautiful earrings!

  9. August 21, 2018 / 8:32 am

    Oh my goodness Catherine , this is gorgeous. Very much one of my favourites I’ve seen you in. That blouse is a dream.

  10. August 21, 2018 / 7:40 am

    You look stunning, I am a big fan of 70s style! Xx

  11. August 21, 2018 / 7:33 am

    This is a blast from the past, Catherine. I never thought I’d end up liking these styles again, but, hey, I do now! Never say never when it comes to style. Thanks for hosting this linkup.

  12. August 20, 2018 / 11:22 pm

    I love this outfit! The blouse really does look vintage, and your hair goes perfectly with it all.

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful week!

  13. Lynda Weiss
    August 20, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    I love this outfit – it looks terrific!

    Lynda

  14. August 20, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    Love the pleats, I’ve just bought a new blue one and can’t wait to style it. Thanks for hosting the linkup.

  15. August 20, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    I love pleated skirts and this one is just too gorgeous! The color is perfect for fall.

    xo,
    Janise

  16. August 20, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    I’m very much in love with this outfit! Absolutely love it!

  17. August 20, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    Loving the ’70s vibes—it reminds me of Veronica Corningstone in Anchorman (that’s a good thing)!
    Cheryl Shops

  18. August 20, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    So cute!! I love this whole outfit!

  19. August 20, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    Love this look on you and it most definitely has that 70’s vibe going on! I’ll have to take a look at the brand.
    Steph
    x

  20. jodie filogomo
    August 20, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    It is funny how certain color combinations remind us of certain decades!!
    But I love everything about this!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

  21. August 20, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    Well, I love that retro 70’s look. Your outfit is adorable.
    Lisa

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