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Styling my 70’s Vintage Blouses! 🥰🤗💕

June 21, 2020
Same skirt, two blouses…

Double or Nothing!

Instagram has kept my shopping hand in and one of my favourite shops of pre-loved goodies had these two pretties available for half-price and so grab them I did!

They both have the distinguishing 70’s feature of a fabulous large pointy collar, with one sporting a large, vibrant, floral print and the other a little more subtle.

I wanted to see how they could be styled differently with the same skirt – just a bit of fun really – and I was happy with the two very different applications. I’d like to know your preference!

Shaping Up!

I wanted the focal point in both outfits to be the waist because I’ve shifted a couple of the COVID kilos, so opted for a wide red belt in one and a black belt in the other.

Booties are my favourite shoe as we move through winter so it was red and black again, along with black tights and a short leather jacket with the red touches and longer black jacket with the black …

I preferred one of the blouses buttoned right up and the other opened a touch – sometimes it’s just nice to not be so buttoned up!! I added my red leather gloves and red sunnies to my red outfit and I was good to go!!

Second-hand at first!

I know that most people on social media like to show the new things they’ve bought but I just delight in digging through my wardrobe to wear things I’ve had for years and picking up the occasional pre-loved new thing to style in an appealing and attractive way! I just hate the idea of creating more landfill with “fast-fashion” and not making the best use of the lovely things I already have hanging in my wardrobe.

Also what do you think of this guy? When we have people come and stay with us we make scarecrows from a cache of cute outfits I keep, and this was our first creation from some years ago … I found this a funny capture!

Meet Russell (Scare) Crow … when people visit we make scarecrows

Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Autumn Zenith
    June 25, 2020 at 12:07 am

    Russell is awesome! I’ve always been drawn to scarecrows and images/items depicting them. Two years ago, in 2018, I finally had a chance to dress up as a scarecrow for Halloween for the first time ever. It was an absolute blast and one of my fave costumes to date.

    Both of these outfits are terrific! Loving red + gloves + double buckle belts, the first one is my personal fave, but I can’t stress how awesome they both are. Your way with accessorizing is second to none, my dear friend!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

    • donnadoesdresses
      June 25, 2020 at 9:56 pm

      Oh my!! I would love to see your costume as a scarecrow, Autumn!! We don’t really do much of a Halloween here as such but I think it would make the perfect outfit!!
      I love double buckle belts and belts with detail in general and I’m glad you do too! I like to see if I can wear things a number of different ways and thank you for acknowledging that, Autumn!

      Enjoy the rest of your week!!

      Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Lizzie
    June 26, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Ahhhh! These tops are so stunning on you!


    • donnadoesdresses
      June 26, 2020 at 10:03 pm

      I love the seventies collar on these blouses, Lizzie – thank you for your kind comment!! Hope you have a great weekend!! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Omaye Aduku
    June 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    You always have the best style!
    You reminded me of why I loved shopping vintage – its hard to find another piece plus the pieces are also so unique.
    You have your own distinctive style and you always pull it off so graciously!
    Definitely an inspiration.


    • donnadoesdresses
      June 29, 2020 at 8:26 pm

      Your beautiful comment means the world to me – that’s the thing isn’t it, we don’t want to always want to wear a “uniform” like everyone else and just fit in!! My style is very eclectic and I don’t take it or myself too seriously but just love to have fun with fashion!! 🧚‍♀️❤️🐝


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