Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

the scoop

This look started out with this handbag I won on a blog giveaway. I can't remember winning much of anything so it was a cool surprise when I was told I had won this fabulous bag. I had always had my eyes on a few GiGi New York bags but had never taken the plunge. But now that I have one and see the quality I will be investing in more. This exact bag comes in a green that I am obsessed with.  This bag is also the perfect size for me for an everyday bag because I am not one that carries around a lot of things when just doing errands and going out to eat. 

The jeans were chosen on this day because they are truly the most comfortable jeans I own. The have stretch and are higher waisted so no pulling them up every five minutes like a lot of my lower waisted jeans. Another reason I picked these jeans for this look is they are a dark wash which I love because they feel a little dressier. Lastly I wore them because I am obsessed with this style. It reminds me of the second decade of my life when bell bottoms were the thing. Although back then I wore bell bottom hip hugger jeans! Remember those? Ha so fun!

This 70s look would not be complete with out platform shoes. I remember before school started, the year I would enter 7th grade and my mom took me shopping for school clothes and I bought my first ever pair of platform shoes. I mean I was rockin" it. The coolest styles ever. I got the shoes in this outfit last summer and love them. They seem high but with the platforms they are so comfortable. 

The last piece to this look is an old top I got at the thrift shop last winter here in Arizona. It is really almost too small and it has a missing button but it is so cute with the embroidered flowers that I wear it all the time. I love that if I raise my arms the sleeves are too short so I leave them unbuttoned and I love that somewhere, I can't remember where a button is missing. It's just so carefree as life was for me in the 70s. 

my outfit

This look is made up of a vintage Chico's shirt, Express high waisted dark wash flared jeans, Ted Baker Platform shoes and a GiGi New York Satchel. I got the jeans last year and loved them so much I got several pair just before they sold out. I didn't think they would come back in but I just checked and they are back! I sized down in these due to the nice stretch. I usually wear a 4 in jeans but I get these in 2. Also they are long, I get the regular length and still wear 3 to 4 inch heels.  You can get them in short and tall lengths. I highly recommend them!

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I linked my exact jeans, shoes and bag and a very close shirt option! More options are on my Boutique page. You can find it under the Shop tab at the top of this page.

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

More options below. I am obsessed with that floral shirt and green GiGi bag!

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Paisley Top and Bling Earrings

Neon Green Pants and Sweet Feet

Yellow Jeans with Navy Bag and Shoes

Shearling Vest and Bestie Booties

White Blazer with Black Studded Heels

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70s Style With Mountain Flare

This post highlights my take on the 70s fashion! My booties are comfortable and casual. I have worn them with everything from jeans to maxi skirts. In this post I am wearing them with an old pair of flared jeans, a cream turtleneck and a shearling vest. For jewelry I have on a multi-colored amber necklace, which you can't see very well but it reminds me of jewelry from the 70s. Most of the elements of my outfit could be found on someone during the 70s yet it fits right in with the fashion of today, especially here in the mountain environment. I love that it seems almost anything goes in fashion. If you feel good, you probably look good, right?

Do you remember seeing some of these style elements in the 70s? What others did you like?

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Star of the Outfit

Most of my outfits have, what I think of as, the star of the show. The main piece that everything else supports. In this post it is the leopard cardigan. It is very soft and oh so fun! I put it with a white shirt, my flared jeans, leopard booties and my favorite hat. For a pop of color I am wearing orange tassel earrings. 

So, the last few posts have been my take on the fashion of the 70's. Is anyone else having fun with the 70's or other decades' fashion trends? Please let me know!

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Paisley, what's not to love?

This top is what I call paisley and it is a pattern that is tried and true in my book. It is always interesting, feminine, and usually colorful. Keeping in theme with my 70's style kick, this is what I am wearing today. A beautiful paisley top in shades of blue from Marshall's, trouser jeans from Ann Taylor Loft, Louise et Cie booties (old) from Nordstrom. For jewelry I am wearing major bling earrings and  a couple of rings, and I tried two hand bags, the ocean blue one is from Nordstrom Rack and the navy fringe from Marshall's. My hair was a little crazy, partly because the wind was blowing, but also because unless I am strict with it, it has a mind of its own. I have a hair appointment and am debating on whether to cut it, since we all know I am too old to have long hair! Ha!

Linking up today with A Labor of FashionHappiness at Mid Life & Living In Color/ Stylin in St. Louis.

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My 70's Style

Last week I shared the fact that I loved the style of the 70s. I have been scouring the web looking for examples of the fashion from that decade and so much of it comes back to me as I remember what I wore and saw others wear. It is not surprising to me that I have a lot of elements in my wardrobe that reflect that time. Today I am sharing some of those elements with a modern spin.

I am wearing a shirttail cami from the Loft, batwing cardi from Nordstrom, trouser jeans from Ann Taylor, Mia Girl mules, floppy hat purchased locally, and navy fringe bag from Marshals. My jewelry is all old but layered without trying to match anything. 

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Defining My Personal Style

I have been MIA for a couple of weeks because I was moving back from spending a couple of months in Arizona. I loved spending time there visiting family and soaking up the sun but I am extremely happy to be back in the fresh mountain air and country life of home.

I have also been using my down time trying to define my personal style regarding fashion. I have always defined my overall style, be it in what I wear or how I decorate my home, as eclectic. The reason for this type of style is that I love a little of everything and I love change.

Recently, I was reminded of one of my favorite stylists and her distinctive style. I have her books (here and here) and I read them over and over. I watch her television show, The Rachel Zoe Project (all five seasons on iTunes or Amazon) repeatedly just to see her outfits and hear her talk about style and fashion. She has a passion for style that I believe is as strong as possible and she is a genius. I am talking about Rachel Zoe. 

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I am a child of the 70s and I was in love with the styles then and I am feeling the urge to wear a pair of forest green, houndstooth, bell bottom, hip huggers with a peasant blouse, platform shoes and a hat! Or a colorful Maxi dress with a flower in my hair! If you look at Rachel Zoe pictures you see she has this style down to perfection.

My 70s look!

So I am going to transition into the spring season trending toward vintage 60s, 70s, and 80s. Oh and I won’t go all out big hair but I will play with some big hair styles just for the fun of it. 

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Jacket Love

Last fall, I did a photo shoot around some of my favorite jackets. Since Spring is around the corner I am thinking about putting them to use again. I have three outfits in this post, two feature 100% leather and one is faux leather. I can hardly tell the difference, can you?

The first outfit features a dark dusty blue jacket. I put it with a tie front top, old flared jeans and booties.

The next outfit features an oxblood jacket with zippers everywhere that you can zip up diagonally or straight. I styled it with a white t, boyfriend jeans and booties. I love the bling on these booties!

The third outfit features a deep red jacket. It has so much lovely detail. I styled it with boot cut jeans, a black t, and leopard booties.

The first jacket is the faux leather. I bought it at Costco. The second is real bought at ASOS and the third is real leather bought at a consignment shop. I love them all!

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Night Out

I usually don't share too much of my personal life on this blog. I like to share my outfits, occasional decorating projects and not a lot more. I am afraid I would really bore you.  But this week we met up with very good friends for a night out.

I wish I would have got better pictures of my outfit because I put it together at the last minute thinking about comfort mostly and it came out really pretty and fun. We went to a place in Scottsdale, had dinner and shared a bottle of Malbec wine. For dinner I had a Brussels Sprouts salad that was amazing. After dinner we went back to our friend's house and had a little more wine and cigars, listened to music and sat by the outdoor fireplace. Yes, I too smoked a little bit of a cigar. They really are kind of fun now and then. It was a warm night, the stars were out and the fire was warm and laughter filled the air.

I'm wearing a cream shirt-tail cami from the loft (here), Grey Shale colored cardi from Nordstrom (here), I wish they had these in more colors because I would buy them all, flared, dark-wash trouser jeans from Ann Taylor (boot cut style here) and Sole Society shoes (old), see below. They are brown and cream so they went perfectly with my cream cami and soft brown cardi. 

Our very dear friends are the nicest people and we truly enjoyed the evening. 

Tuckers and the Chows

This is Breda, she is really innocent here, I talked her into trying it.

And this is Ben, I'm glad you can't hear me singing.

Me and hubby RT

Sorry, I had to get one selfie in. 

Ladie's toilet at restaurant

 

Gentlemen's toliet

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Peace

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Ann meet Chico's.

Ann Taylor meet Chico's! This outfit features Ann Taylor trouser jeans (love love these!) and a fitted white button down shirt (this one is super cute and 40% off). I adore Ann Taylor clothes. I pulled it all together with one of my favorite Brighton belts (get it here, mine is in brown, but I have this one also and am obsessed with it). The only belts I want are Brighton. My Chico's cardigan is old (similar here and on sale for $30.00, regularly $139.00! That's bananas!), BP Trolley booties from Nordstrom (here, I have them in black and burnished cognac, so comfy and cute!) and a Dooney and Bourke bag (similar here).  All comfortable yet fashionable. 

Do you have a favorite brand or store for certain things? If so, who and what?

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