Sunday, 15 January 2012

Five Take: 1960s

It's that time of the week again, Five Take this week sees us visiting the 1960s.

It was my choice this week, my reasoning behind this one was many, first of all I thought it would be a challenge as there is a fine line between paying homage to a certain period in fashion and looking like you're going to a fancy dress party. Secondly I've been flirting with the 60s a bit more of late, I usually take influence from the 40s & 50s but I've become quite partial to a beehive just lately and I've started to see little bits of 60s-esque clothing start to creep into my wardrobe, and I guess lastly because I have the biggest girl crush on chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine, I love her late 50s early 60s styling, plus, well you know, she's all pretty and stuff.

I decided to base my outfit around this cute coat I got last year from littlewoods, I of course would love to have worn a real vintage piece, but as some of you will know, plus size vintage is few and far between.

T Shirt - Love Label
Jeans - Simply Be
Coat - Littlewoods (Similar)
Loafers - Tesco (in black)








I teamed it with a simple black base of skinny jeans rolled up to mimic the ankle grazer style and staple black tee, and popped on my beige patent loafers to tie in with the coat. Very plain but effective I think....oh and of course a little beehive up top.

Head on over to the other Five Takers to see how they've "done" the 1960's...

Rebecca
Nicole
Gina
Claire



14 comments:

  1. I love this look, and your hair looks amazing, I can never get mine to stay like that. x

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  2. Thanks honey, I use a bumpit in my hair, it helps keep the shape x x

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  3. Totally cute! I'm in love with this coat you are wearing. Really gorgeous! You're so pretty, and I love your eyes (saying this at the risk that I come off as a creeper haha)

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    1. Creep away my love!!! I'm always saying to Michael (Mr BeBe!) how pretty you are, a bit of mutual flattery never harmed anyone!!! X x

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  4. **sigh** I loves the 60s - would live there if I could! Nicely done xx

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  5. Love the loafers! You make me want a pair! Great look!

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    1. They are so comfortable!! Thanks for stopping by, just checked out your blog. Love it!! xx

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  6. I absolutely adore that coat!!!

    Sherry

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    1. Thanks Sherry!! I had a trawl through the site and from what I can see they don't carry it anymore :( they do ave some nice alternatives though xx

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  7. Very cool outfit! I really like the coat - you look just like you stepped out of Carnaby Street circa 1965.

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    1. Why thank you! As long as I don't look like I stepped out of an Austin Powers film circa 1998 then we're ok!! :) xx

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  8. Really like this. Coat and shoes are fab. Suit your hair and look completely.

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  9. Great outfit! That is a really fabulous coat. Makes me think I need one in tan... but I probably don't. ;)

    Your expression in the first picture is so cute! I love your hair - mine is virtually impossible to style. It doesn't like to stay put.

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Thank you for your comment, I love reading what everyone has to say! B x