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11 February 2015

Feeling the 70's lurve!

I went on a jeans mission yesterday.....obviously I got sidetracked a bit! I found myself in Zara who have some fab pieces with that 70's flavour! Now first up is the item I am completely kicking myself for not buying......why the hell did I leave behind?! Will I never learn?



Here's me donning it in the fitting room....I would style this with a cream cami, flares and a wooden-heeled platform sandals with oodles of gold chains! For me it has a touch of Missoni about it! I will be going back for it!


I found this cardigan online and I think this is pretty spectacular too, a whiff of Joseph's technicolour dream coat but gorgeous all the same!



I also took this little number into the fitting room and loved....it would look so cool with a baby kick flare and a flat leather thong sandal! Also talking myself into this one as I type!




I didn't spy this one instore, I have a feeling the shape of it may not translate so well on a hanger and that I somehow missed it! But I love this colour combo and I feel an order coming on for this one.....be afraid credit card....very afraid!



And another! I just love the embroidery on this one, how many boho tops can I justify to the husband though?!



Completely off on a tangent now as when I whizzed past House of Fraser on the way back to my car I spotted this Mango bag in the window! Wouldn't it finish of my look of the first cardy and flares perfectly?!



That reminded me of this little beauty I found on the Jigsaw website the other day that I feel compelled to share! This has a whiff of that 70's favourite.....the saddle bag! I'm always a sucker for a tassel too!



Right, as you may recall the reason for my sprint into town was to try on jeans. Specifically the River Island Alice flares I wrote about in my last post. Typically they do not seem to have hit my local store yet but they did have another flare called Brooke, which I gave a go. They were good. Excellent fit (size 10 was tried), the length would be perfect with a mid-heeled boot or shoe and they held everything in perfectly, just enough give to be super comfy. At £42 I thought they would be a good buy for anyone looking to find a good pair of flares. These are very similar to my Zara ones so no purchase was made. 

Side view first


Front on.


Now is the time to fess up to what I did purchase on my travels. I have been on the hunt for a pair of ripped blue skinnies for a while, I came across these from Topshop but read the reviews which put me off as a few of the comments mentioned the knees had gone very quickly and that they had a tendency to bag. Anyway, the lovely Annmarie tried them on here on her blog and the fit looked fab on her and I noticed the reviews were a bit more mixed by then. So off I took myself to Topshop to try them. I loved the distressing and the fit was excellent but the reviews were taunting me as the jeans were very tight on the legs and knew the knees would go sooner rather than later so I left them behind. However, after perusing one of my favourite places for inspiration, Avenue 57 on Facebook (join in the fun by following this link), I came across these Zara jeans on the lovely Olive (thanks to Olive for letting me use her photo). I had the feeling these would fit my ripped jeans yearning perfectly.



And they have! Yay!


River Island pea coat (A/W 2013 via ASOS, similar here)
Gap sweater (Sale 2014 here)
Zara Jeans (current here)
Adidas Stan Smith's (via eBay, buy here)
Jigsaw bag (via eBay)

So onto my outfits from the last couple of days where I have been very bundled up to combat the cold, so apart from coats jeans and shoes there isn't much to see! Come on Spring....hurry up!


Topshop parka (A/W 2013, similar here)
Gap Skinny leggings (old, similar here)
Converse Hi-Tops (here)
Jigsaw bag (via eBay)


M&S coat (A/W 2014, sold out now)
Gap Always Skinny jeans (old, similar here)
Converse Hi-Tops (here)
Jigsaw bag (via eBay)

There have been many layers on underneath my coats these past few days, my Damart fur gilet has been my saviour whilst the temps have hovered around freezing! Thankfully the forecast says we can expect things to nudge up a few degrees in time for the weekend! Bring it on!

Excuse the long rambling rather random post from me! :0)

Anyway back to the order of the day....anyone else ready for the 70's revival yet? Have you got your eye on any of the other 70's lead trends? 

As always I love reading and responding to your comments.

Until next time

Michelle xx


26 comments:

  1. Ooh lots of gorgeous temptations Michelle, funnily enough that first Zara top has recently found it's way into my wardrobe & I love it!!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. I thought I was going to be good this month too Jane....it's not going to happen is it?! That Zara top is gorgeous, so pretty xx

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  2. Some lovely pieces you tried on, the Zara top looks fab on you. I got the Jamie ripped knee jeans which are very comfy and the pair you have mentioned above too, the fit is superb, but I am keeping the tags on and wearing them indoors and see how they wear (the reviews are bugging me too) Funny enough I tried those same Zara jeans on, alittle tight on my waist 2 weeks ago, I have been trying to be good (alittle naughty today) and hoping they might fit now because they might be better as Zara distressing is very good and strong with cotton backs, I love my previous Zara distressed jeans. Thanks for the shout out! Xx

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    1. I was hoping to resist temptation with the Zara tops but they are so gorgeous! I did love the fit of the Moto Skinnies but the seed was planted with the comments about them and my knees were bursting out of them for me it was not worth risking it! Then when I saw Olive in the Zara ones, I knew I was onto something so off I went! I have ordered another pair from H&M which if they are I will keep as I have a feeling I will wear these a lot! xx

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  3. Not fair! I ordered and returned the Zara printed top because it barely covered my belly button!! It looks fab on you, and I love that first cardi, too. Glad to hear you're going back for it :-) I also have a hankering for distressed denim, so I butchered a pair of old jeans just to see how I feel in them - you know it won't end there though, don't you?! As soon as half term is over I'll be out on the hunt for a proper pair. Looks like I'll need a trip to Zara!

    Becky x

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    1. Goodness Becky! How tall are you? I must admit I think the top might drive me nuts having to re-position it all the time.....the V neckline is quite low! Am completely kicking myself for not buying the cardy on the spot....will now have to schlep back into Bristol for it on Saturday morning....arghh! The Zara ones are excellent....I also ordered some H&M ones that arrived today and are teeny tiny!! I ordered a size 10 but I reckon they are a size 4 and would probably fit my 8 year old....how wrong?! Hey ho....lucky I got the Zara ones! xx

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  4. Some nice picks there Michelle. I was in Zara as well yesterday having a little try on but of totally different things - at least we won't be in the same things though I did see the technicolour cardigan which is lovely but is so long, I just wouldn't stand a chance in it. I would look like I was doing the school play in it. And that Alicia Jigsaw bag ... ooh lovely!

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    1. Typical isn't it Sue! I would normally go into Zara and see nada! Then I go in on a purely jeans mission and could easily have robbed a bank! Bl**dy hope the husbands football coupon comes up this weekend cos I really want that Jigsaw bag! xx p.s lol to the school play :0) x

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  5. You should get the Zara jacket it looks great and yes has a Missoni vibe to it also really like the Zara peasant top. After my stupidity over the Hudson/Oxfam jeans fiasco i will check out the RI flares, I have a couple of pairs fromRI and have been very happy with them, the Zara distressed jeans look great on you.
    Sue x
    Bestfrien

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    1. I'm going back for the Zara cardy Sue....else I would be kicking myself forever....especially since I already have all the elements to wear it with....would be sacrilege to not buy it!! Oh no re. the Hudson's, I am feeling your pain! I have to say I really rate the RI flares, they would be mine if I didn't already have a pair xx

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  6. Oh I love the Zara jacket, you must go back & get it, lol! I'm very excited about the 70s revival, bring on the flares!! ;) x

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    1. Isn't it lush Sarah?! It's a must have.....just not looking forward to a trip into Bristol to get it on Saturday! :0/ How fab will it look with the flares though?! Bring on everything 70's I say! xx

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  7. There's no doubt that you *need* that first cardi in your wardrobe. I'm also very bad at putting something back on the rail and then start getting irrationally obsessed by said item.

    I am embracing the 70's trend but then you wouldn't expect me to be doing anything else. When I eventually get my hands on the Mac book I'll finish a post I started yonks ago.

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    1. The cardy is now a done deal...there is no doubt I *need* it in my life! In my defence I had done a lot of online ordering at the end of last week and was feeling a tad guilty so apart from the jeans I put everything back! Now I see the error of my ways....good job that all the online purchases are all going back!
      I can't wait to see you doing the 70's.....bring that post on! x

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  8. I think this boho chic look is going to be really big this year, the zara printed top and flared jeans look great.That whistles bag has just gone on my wish list!
    Laurie x

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    1. I am excited about this 70's revival....now Spring just cannot come soon enough! Loving the floaty tops with flares and platforms! xx

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  9. Michelle I want everything this season!!!! I think everyone seemed to be in a mission yesterday for jeans. Ideally I want flares that cover my feet, don't know whether to wait or go back and try the M&S ones again. Fab outfits x

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    1. This season is gonna cost me Donna, I have already done a fair bit of damage! The M&S flares look fab....love the pockets on the front! I've worn with my flares with boots but I reckon they will come into their own with sandals! Oh honestly, Spring where are you? xx

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  10. Two things! FIrstly ... go back and get that cardi & that saddle bag! You need them in your wardrobe. And secondly thank you for the RI jeans tip off .. first pair of kick flares that have really appealed to me!

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    1. Lol! That's me told then Helen! I couldn't agree with you more...they would both be amazing additions! Don't forget to let us in on the photographic evidence when you try on those RI jeans, they are super flattering! xx

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  11. Brooke flares arrived today and I love them!

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    1. Brilliant....I hope to try and soon as I can get my hands on some! They keep doing a random free delivery during the day so I will be keeping my eyes peeled! Thanks for letting me know! :0) x

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  12. That Jigsaw bag is lush! Roll on Spring so we can get our Hippy vibe going! x

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  13. I'm loving the seventies vibe at the moment. I've yet to get my flares out but I think it might be more of a summer look for me with boho top and wedges. Lynne xx

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  14. You can never have too many Boho tops and you look so fabulous in them love the coloured and black Zara ones, gorgeous! Xx

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  15. I do hope you've gone back for that cardi, really good buy and it looks fab on you. x

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