seventies style

May 2nd, 2011

So, here’s the thing, lately.  You cannot talk to a designer without hearing that they’re inspired by the seventies.  I don’t know exactly when this happened, but it’s suddenly everywhere.

And I’ve never been much of a seventies girl — I’m all about the modern incarnation of it, but the actual seventies, with the feathered haircuts and polyester suits, kind of always struck me as a fashion wasteland.  But what is fashion except an excuse to reinterpret what went wrong in past decades and make it updated and cute in the present?

So when J. Brand sent me these flare jeans, I figured I’d embrace the seventies vibe with this paisley shirt.  I kept the makeup and accessories simple and natural, because sometimes these seventies-type outfits feel a little costume-y, and I just wanted this to look fresh and modern.  I’ve been living in these Nine West espadrilles — they’re insanely comfortable and just becoming weather-appropriate!

Gifted J. Brand Babe jeans, Forever 21 top, gifted Accessorize bracelet, Alexis Bittar bracelet, gifted Nine West Keenster espadrilles.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Belly B // May 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

    You are definitely rocking the flare jeans trend. Love it!!!

    Belly B

  • 2 Danita Roshonda Cozart // May 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

    TOO CUTE! I had a pair like those once, BEST pair of jeans EVER! They make your bottom look just perfect! And so comfy too.

  • 3 Lelia // May 2, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I love the 70’s revival!  Those shoes are great too.

  • 4 jen // May 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

    so pretty!  where are your earrings from?

  • 5 Rosemaryandthegoat // May 2, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Sure wish I had my suede fringed vest with beads from the 70’s or my paper dress or bucket of body paint or my bellbottom pants. Of course, none of that stuff would look good on me now but I could have saved it for my daughter.

  • 6 Katy // May 2, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Jen — They’re from Accessorize too ($10)!  Totally forgot about them! 

    They’re here:,4,shop,jewelleryshop,jewelleryshopearrings

    And Rosemary, OMG yes!  So true — but it’s so hard to figure out what to save!

  • 7 Shasie // May 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    i hear a lot about j brand jeans. I’ll have to check them out!

    Live Life in Style

  • 8 Rachel // May 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of flares!  These look amazing on you, I will have to check them out!

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