We needn’t mentioned here that I’m a sucker for pin-up style. Let’s face it, there are certain hip-to-waist ratios that prevent one from wearing anything but full-circled skirts... or a muumuu. This is not something I am unhappy about. When you’re as irritatingly theatrical as I am, skipping through your day as if an extra in a Lucille Ball film is hardly a chore. A need, equivalent to that of breathing, to belt everything placed on my body is a blissful reality.
My only beef about a vintage obsession is that it can be quite expensive to maintain. Yes – I’ll grant you it’s all relative. I could have an obsession with bespoke Hermès belts or eating diamonds (I watched a programme where the subject was addicted to eating foam from old sofa cushions – that’s a nice, budget-friendly obsession right there)… so in THAT way, it’s not expensive. But it’s hardly cheap. Like any 50s-lovin lass I too obsess over Collectif, Vivian of Holloway and The Pretty Dress Company and have some great numbers stashed away... but for me to be able to dress as I want while also funding the gas supply to my flat, I need a different approach.
That’s why I've reacquainted myself with the 80s. I'd conservatively estimate that 80-90% of my wardrobe is now “vintage” items from the 80s (I love that Etsy ranks vintage as anything made before 1997… seriously). So here are my Top 5 reasons for why you too need more 80s vintage in your life:
So, in celebration of the glory of the 80s, I thought I’d showcase this top-to-toe outfit that came in at only £47. If we keep in mind that the shoes, under-top, belt and tights came in at £42 you can perhaps see why my 80s love-affair has no end in sight.
A big dollop of love from my finger tips to your screen (I promise that's not as creepy as it sounds). xx