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Tuesday, 14 January 2014






hair bow :: handmade // shirt*:: miss selfridge // dress + belt :: primark // brogues :: new look

doesn't this outfit scream 'typing pool'? we've been watching mad men this past weekend, and i was feeling inspired; i love a bit of playing dress up in my own wardrobe. the thing i realised last week with my carrie-inspired number is that i have a lot of eighties-themed pieces in my wardrobe - which was a total shock to me, because i thought i loathed the 80s 'fashion'. but it would seem that clashing patterns, loud dresses and bright colours were all born of the eighties - like me - so i must have an affinity with the decade somehow...

the decades i wish i was born in and grew up in would definitely be the fifties and sixties, and playing dress-ups inside my wardrobe proves how perfect-for-me the style was back then. nipped in waists, a-line skirts, and collars and bows, not to mention the resurgence of polka dots, pearls in the daytime and - of course, the prom dress. it was definitely the most feminine time to be alive... except for the whole, ya know, housewife situation. which, if i'm honest, i'd be totally shit at anyway. put me in a typing pool any day!

i think this outfit would be the perfect thing to wear to a stylish 60s themed party - especially with some of the fun accessories i found online. that's certainly something to think about you know... i for one don't play dress ups enough...

what about you? which is your favourite era to play dress ups in?



*post written in collaboration with brand*

14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, how cute are you??? I love this outfit- particularly your glasses. I'd be all about the 50s and 60s era too, if I could choose!

    XOXO
    Becca || Ladyface Blog

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  2. Well, I love everything about this outfit - it's my favourite kinda putfit from top to bottom! You look fab and I basically want to be you please, yes? X

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  3. Well, I love everything about this outfit - it's my favourite kinda putfit from top to bottom! You look fab and I basically want to be you please, yes? X

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  4. This outfit is perfect, super cute & great for work. Personally I love a bit of 40s fashion, when everyone made their own clothes and pencil skirts were a massive hit. ;) x

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  5. LOVE this so much it hurts. Perfect. Sassy McSassy Pants.

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  6. This outfit is WONDERFUL, and I adore your glasses! So so so cute. :)

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  7. omg you're adorable!! And those glasses are so so so cute!

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  8. This outfit is simply amazing! My favourite era to play dress up with varies depending on my mood. I love the femininity of the 1950s and the bold colours of the 1980s but after watching The Great Gatsby last night I'm now in love with the 1920s. In short - I wish I had a time machine! x

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  9. Ahhh...I love it!! You look super gorgeous. Love the buttons on the sleeves, such a pretty colour too :)) I love to dress up in all eras really, some just stick to one era, I tried to do that, but I get really really bored, so I dress up in all of them whenever I feel like it & sometimes I mix them all together, it's a lot more fun!! xx

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  10. Oh God, I love Mad Men! We've just started watching it and I'm hooked! I love those glasses on you, too :)

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  11. Love this outfit - definitely has Mad Men written all over it! I love the 50s style as well, anything that shows off my waist is a do :) x

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  12. I love this outfit - definitely Mad Men inspired! I love the 50s too, anything that shows off my waist is a do (did not mean for that to rhyme) :) x

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  13. This is such a quirky outfit!! I would never have thought to pair these pieces together but glad you have as there lovely :)

    lauralourambleswithyou.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Love the outfit. Love the glasses (geeeeeeek). Love it all! I'm an 80's girl but also love a 70's dress in the summer!

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