That 70s Look

So this is look two in my Green Necklace Challenge for the month of August - the month where I have vowed to not purchase anything new but to instead wear the things that I already have, particularly if they have not been getting adequate play-time of late.

This is a very simple look, based on this thrifted 70s-inspired skirt that I got for a song at Goodwill on one of my US visits. It can be a bit challenging to wear; as with a lot of the clothes now that have higher waistlines (which I hasten to add I like a lot), things like shirts and belts that you would normally reach for without thinking suddenly don't quite work. I've found that I just have to think about my shirt game a bit more. Loose, blousy fabrics seem to work really well, and it may come to pass that I will have to go out and buy some new belts that actually fit my natural waist, and not my low waist, where our trousers have been sitting for the past 20 years. I would have added a skinny tan belt to this look had I had one that fit. I paired this look with another 70s favourite, the cork wedge. With a skirt like this, it would seem kind of wrong not to go the distance and pair it with the cork wedges it screams out for.

Overall, I think this higher, 70s-inspired waist paired with a blousy shirt and cork wedges is a very feminine look that's simple to put together and feels great on. Can't really ask for much more than that...especially when it's free.

thrifted denim skirt, similar / H&M blouse (old), similar / thrifted Franco Sarto cork wedges, similar (a great deal!) / Murano glass necklace (old), similar, Betsy Johnson clutch (old), similar

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  1. Love this idea and I think I shall borrow it (the necklace challenge). You look fab. xo

  2. That is such a cute skirt! And it goes perfectly with those wedges... I have a thing for tan shoes... gorgeous!
    Suzy x

  3. This is an amazing look, these button up skirts are definitely on trend so what a great find.
    I would love to invite you to my weekly link up which went live today called "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" every Tuesday I feature my favorite 5 bloggers/fashionistas from the previous link up. Hope you can join.
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  4. The 70's trend is one of my favourites.Your skirt fits you well, I like that it has buttons down the centre. i know what you mean about wearing different tops with different waistlines. You look great.

  5. Love this look the skirt is really really beautiful!
    The Color Palette

  6. What a cool look! Love the top, says summer and the jean skirt is a staple, I need to hit Goodwill! xx
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx


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