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Fashion – Hey Fashion Lovers

Hey Fashion Lovers! This is my first outfit post of the month. These last couple of days have been incredibly busy. I am struggling to keep on top of all I need to do but I made some time to take these outfit photos. When there is a will, there is a way!

This was my Valentine’s Day look. I decided to go for a red lip and tone the rest of my look down. I was in no mood for a full on red look, and besides we are still in the middle of winter season. It doesn’t look like the season will be ending anytime soon.

 

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I am hoping we get to experience the warmer spring weather soon. This extreme cold is driving me nuts. And I would love to start rocking some spring pieces.

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The sweater I have on is a new wardrobe addition. I got it as a Christmas present, and wore if for the first time some days. It is a lovely sweater with a good fit. I adore the material it is made from. It is such a good quality. I am so in love with it.

The leggings is new as well. I got it some days ago while doing a bit of shopping on the high street. I am forever shopping for leggings as I find them dead comfy and easy to style. And they are forever ripping, so I am forever buying. If you know of any quality  leggings brand, please say so in the comments section. I think I need a few quality pairs that will rip so quickly.

 

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The boots are new and so comfortable. It felt like I was stepping on a very soft surface in them. I highly recommend them.

What do you think of this look? What do you wear on Valentine’s Day? Please sound off in the comments section below, let’s chat.

 

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WHAT I WORE

Blue Sweater – Lacoste

Black Legginsg – Peacocks

Brown Ascot Waterproof High Leg Riding Boots – c/o Chatham

Cream Bag – Michael Kors

Watch – Apple

Infinity Pendant Necklace – Tiffany and Co

 

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Fashion, Fads and Fantasies

I had the pleasure of reading Fashion, Fads and Fantasies by the late Lorraine Geiger the other day, and I found it so inspiring. This interesting fashion book  is an array of fashion sketches from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, as observed on the streets by Lorraine Geiger’s keen eye, and recorded in detail in her pocket sketchbook.

 

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I found Fashion, Fads and Fantasies very interested. Fashion is like the air I breathe, so this is an amazing resource for me. I have always been eager to discover the fashion era before my time. So this book was what I needed to have a feel of the fashion era of 3 decades, through the eyes and sketches of Lorraine Geiger.

 

Here is how fashion looked like each decade.

 

The 70s

The economy, cultural and environmental issues changed the way people dressed in the 70s. There was a lot going on in the 70s. There was the energy crisis, economic recession, civil rights for minorities, women and gay issues, environmental concerns, the anti-war movement, terrorism and the introduction of new technologies. All these had a major impact in the fashion industry and what clothes people wore.

For example, the women’s movement promoted a more masculine look for women. So there were more women wearing pant suits, padded shoulders, and tailored coats.

A rise in unemployment and homelessness insulted in a rise in the thrift shop culture and streetwear fashion.

 

 

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From Lorraine Geiger’s sketches in the book, I can see fur, hats/scarves were a thing in the 70s. Flayed jeans and Denim was also trendy back then. I am not a fan of the 70s fashion at all. It’s a little too full on for me but I bet it worked perfectly for the era.

 

The 80s

The issues of the 70’s and its fashion trends continued into the 80s. Having said that, the decade also had its own issues with the rapid technological advances.

Conservative dressing made a comeback in the 80s. Oversized coats were also in vogue. Japanese designers like Issey Miyake, were the fashion leaders in this era. Punk fashion was also big in London back in the 80s.

Carton characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse made a huge comeback in the fashion industry in 1985.

I like the fashion trends of the 80s. As an 80s child, I was happy to see my decade was very stylish.

The 90s

In the 90s, there were issues of environmentalism, materialism, and anti-globalization. These issues led to the creation of individual fashion/personal style, with technology being a massive influence.

There was a lot of skin on show with bustier cropped tops. Showing off cleavage was in vogue, and underwear was worn as outerwear.

The platform chunky footwear were also trendy in the 90s. I remember having a couple of them. Looking back, I wonder how I managed to walk around in those things. They were so heavy. I can’t imagine having any of them on now. Comfort over trend here, thank you!

The 90s fashion is still fresh in mind, so I could relate with this section in in Fashion, Fads and Fantasies a lot. It was definitely a decade to remember.

Have you read Fashion, Fads and Fantasies? What do you think of the book? I think it is a great resource for fashion lovers. You can grab the book here.

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OOTD: Red Jumpsuit

This Gabby’s Red Frill Detail Jumpsuit landed at my doorstep some days ago and I am so in love with it. I am not a massive jumpsuit wearer. I only have a couple in my wardrobe but I always admire them on others, and I love the few I got! There is something super dressy and stylish about jumpsuits. They are great for night outs and occasions where you have to play dress up.

 

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I had the golden opportunity to select pieces from the Party Dresses category on Quiz Clothing website, and this lovely red piece was on my list. I was selected to take part in the Style it like Gabby collaboration and I was drawn to the bright colour and style of the dress, from the Gabby collection. Quiz have recently launched a collection with Love Island’s Gabby and this stylish jumpsuit is one of the amazing pieces from the collection.

 

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This red jumpsuit is spot on! It is perfect for a great night out. I found the fabric really comfy. The detail to front, thin straps and frill hem trousers look amazing. I will be wearing the hell out of this piece.

 

 

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At first, I was a bit worried about the length of the jumpsuit. I thought it would be too long but it turned out great.

I also like the fact that this jumpsuit is super easy to style. All I needed was a pair of heels and a blazer, and I was good to go. It is one of those pieces you can just put on without thinking too much.

 

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I took some shots indoors without the black blazer, so you can see the entire look. I couldn’t brave these shots outside. It was so chilly on that day. How is the weather at your end?

 

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WHAT I WORE

Gabby’s Red Frill Detail Jumpsuit – c/o Quiz Clothing

Gold and Black Sandals – New Look

Black Blazer – Next

Black Bag – DKNY

 

 

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What do you think of this Gabby’s Red Frill Detail Jumpsuit? What do you think of this lady in red look? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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