Decade Blending

WELL it’s been a while, life has been getting in the way I’m afraid, and that has to take priority over clothes. But I’m back now so I’ll get on with some style talk to lighten the mood; I discovered a great brand called Rat & Boa (think wanderlust, rock ‘n’ roll, tanned bods and bikers in the desert having a big old party), for my birthday I got one of their t-shirts (thank you Stephen) and a sequin dress – which I’ll blog about later. Around the same time I went to a sample sale and bagged myself some denim flares and this combination leads me on to today’s post.

I’ve reverted back to a very relaxed look consisting of jeans, band t-shirts and boots – mainly because I don’t have time to think about outfits anymore and this is just my default aesthetic. Today’s post is a slight move on in the sense that I’m wearing heels, but on the other hand it’s a regression because I used to dress like this when I was a teen. In the 90s there was a resurgence in 70s style, much like there is now, but there was a different vibe to it – please refer to the film Dazed and Confused, this was our bible and if you haven’t seen it, get on it, the cars and soundtrack alone are worth the watch. This outfit makes me think of that; Dazed and Confused, 90s/70s decade blending…

70S rock chickRat & Boa

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The Rat & Boa t-shirt is pretty apt; “Heaven Doesn’t Want Me & Hell’s Afraid I’ll Take Over”, love it. Much better than all this unicorn and mermaid crap that girls keep going on about lately. I don’t get it. Anyway, I tucked this 70s style slogan tee into my flares which were from The Women’s Society sample sale, they’re by a brand called J & Company from LA. Flares need heels, so either a wedge or these Russell & Bromley suede studded mules work well. The studded leather belt is vintage, the little leather tooled bag is from a Spanish market and the bandanna was a present from my friend Jo and it came from Topshop. My anchor necklace is Muru, my pirate necklace is by My Name Necklace and the skull ring is from The Great Frog. P.S. Remember to watch Dazed and Confused. Good times.

Photographs by Helen Stanley.

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