70’s calling

hello lovelies.. you having a good week?
i have been knitting since tuesday and im totally addicted. Growing up as a kid, i watched my mum knit, what seemed like, constantly. Every evening she had a pair of knitting neddles in her hands and a new ball of wall and her patterns to follow. I asked her to teach me when i was about 12. We both gave up as i was a know it all kid who would not listen and mum was a stressed out mother who had a kid on her case. Now 15 years later i listened and she taught!! and it is amazing! i am loving it!! I’m still learning and have a looong way to go, but i’m really enjoying it and find it so relaxing. I will share a couple of pics of my first makes once done. Alongside that i’m bursting with crafty ideas!! I am far from crafty(when i say far i mean faaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrr!!), so it must be my sis rubbing off on me. but it feels good! im a very happy chappy!

So 70’s… you know i love it right? the style, the music…so good! We’ve been listening to a lot of old Deep Purple lately. This outfit is obviously inspired!

Shirt/tunic:Chelsea Girl range from River Island

the waitscoat and rust flares are also River Island but older.

think this tunic may get a lot of wear, wanted to wear it with tights and boots but again, i was tooo cold (minus 1 most of the day, and i know to some people right now that have minus 20 degree weather, i sound like a wimp, but i really hate being cold!) i also have two vests on underneath, talk about bulking up!! 
i went through a few days of being totally uninspired.. i changed 5 TIMES yesterday morning(5 times i tell you!!it was ridiculous) and still ended up in a mediocre outfit.. i was lacking in the creative juices… I went and stood looking in to my wardrobe that evening and decided to mentally start putting outfits together and even trying different combos on, and i got my mojo back. I hopefully have some funky outfits sitting up there in my wardrobe waiting for me and ready to wear. do you ever get those lacklustre days? between that and crafts i’m feeling good! inspired even.. something i’ve never really felt before, and it feels great! 
And i hope you’re feeling just as good lovelies!

Lots Of Love


x o x

V is for Vests on abc of style 🙂


  1. February 9, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    Gorgeous outfit and photos. Some days I really can't decided what to wear, it tends to be when I want to just through something easy on……..and it's never easy! xxx

  2. February 9, 2012 / 10:52 pm

    Love the look, really suits you! Ooh, you can teach me knitting now, I'm not any good at it. Like you my mum tried to teach me growing up but it didn't stick then. So fab, you are enjoying being crafty – have fun with it! Xx

  3. February 9, 2012 / 11:26 pm

    i have sooo many unfinished knitting projects around the house. I think there's like one in every room…
    If only I could finish what I started 😉

  4. February 9, 2012 / 11:58 pm

    Very cute vest and hat!


  5. February 10, 2012 / 10:28 am

    I have those days where I change 3,4,5 times in a morning! Usually it's a 'feeling fat' day or a day when I don't know what my plans will be. So frustrating!
    Absolutely love this outfit, so 70s!

  6. February 10, 2012 / 10:50 am

    What a great look. It looks a little warmer where you are it's freezing here, no way I would take my coat off!

    X x

  7. February 10, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    You look so lovely that I'm tempted to catch a train over and steal it all, very 1970s inspired, colourful and just gorgeous.
    I know what you mean about the weather, the greyness of the skies makes everything look so drab and colourless, even my usual lippy looks pale and rubbish. x

  8. February 10, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    great prints on the tunic! love the vest too

  9. February 10, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    Amazing outfit!!, the print of the blouse it's really pretty !!, have a nice weekend ! kisses.

  10. February 10, 2012 / 6:19 pm

    Love, love, love the 70s look you have going on here…you could legit be a 70s girl! The tunic looks darling on you and would be fabulous styled with other clothes too, really fun print.

    <3 Cambria

  11. February 11, 2012 / 1:51 pm

    I get those "what do I wear days" all the time!!! Drives me to shop…which is bad. hehe.. Oh well.

    I love this outfit you put together. 70s looks are so cool.

  12. February 12, 2012 / 10:18 am

    I do this too where I change loads of times before I am happy and then I am still not happy!

    You look fab the outfit is lovely xx

  13. February 13, 2012 / 1:59 am

    I've always wanted to learn how to knit. That's great that you're doing it! such a great vintage vibe going on here 🙂 love the hat!

    The House of Shoes

  14. February 14, 2012 / 6:07 pm

    Can't believe there from River Island, they look truly vintage! Great homage to the 70's, it really suits you! x

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