70’s Fashion inspiration

Seventeen, July 1971. ‘You know what’s you and what isn’t. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t sew in the first place.’ ~ Butterick

I WANT those pants...both. 1971 Anjelica Huston & friend.  photo by Bob Richardson for Vogue Paris

1970s Australian fashions for autumn.

I had a blouse like this and those fruit pins that were in fashion in the early 1970's !

1974 ~ I had an outfit almost exactly like the one on the left - right down to the shoes.  I LOVED those shoes.

1972. Marie Claire. Dressed in a Mohanjeet creation. Photo by Helmut Newton (B1920 - D2004)

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1974 fashion (combo body, short torso long leg, short leg long torso)

1970s floral skirts and matching tops | The Australian Women's Weekly, 23 October 1974

Jane Birkin in 1971. Lanvin geometric print ensemble.

Images via Pinterest

I am loving the 70’s trend at the moment. Not that I’ve jumped on the bandwagon but just because I like clothes. I was browsing through Pinterest looking at outfits from the 70’s and thought I ought to share some of the things I came across.

So, what do you think of the 70’s trend revival?

Jimi x

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Name-changer, game-changer

So I have decide that lmg is no more.

I’ve decided to change my name to Jimi Fuchsia as I think it sounds so much better and suits me way more.

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Jimi (or Jimmy) is actually one of my nicknames. It was given to me by my Dad randomly a couple of years ago and it used to annoy me but I’ve grown to like it.

Fuchsia is one of my favourite colours and I thought it was a good surname for my new alias.

You may be wondering why I don’t just use my real name instead of a made up one but I’ve never really blogged as Gemela (my real name) before and I don’t really want to.

So I’ll no longer be signing off my posts with XO lmg, I haven’t yet decided how I’ll end my posts now. Maybe J.F or Miss Fuchsia (cah-yoot!), so many possibilities.

I hope you all had a good Easter, if your into it!

Bye for now,

Gemela x

Things for spring+summer

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Just a few things I got on some of my recent shopping trips.

The black shorts were £4 from Primark as part of there workout range, however I didn’t get them for exercise instead I plan  to wear them under short dresses in the summer.

The skirt was on sale for £5 in h&m as I was browsing through the print caught my eye.

Lastly the cropped cami for £1.99 also from h&m which I plan to wear with skirts and under sheer tops.

 

XO lmg

Careless catastrophe

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I often make a mess of my outfits when I’m heading off to the library or nature reserve. The way I see it I’m going there solely for myself so it really doesn’t matter what I look like.

I guess that was my inspiration behind this outfit which I’m not so sure what I think of. Initially I thought it was a bit a catastrophe with all the colours however blue, read and cream go together pretty well.

That’s all for now.

 

XO lmg

The cause of conformity

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Lately I haven’t been very inspired when it comes to putting outfits together. I have put on a little weight recently and I guess I’d say I kinda feel chubbier (even the word sounds gross) and a whole lot more self-conscious.

I was thinking the other day how my outfits are becoming less fun which I’d put down to a combination of winter, laziness and conformity. However the weather is getting warmer which means I can start taking out all my bright spring/summer clothes and I for one cannot wait.

Anyway I actually quite like how this photo turned out although perhaps this jumper and dress combo accentuates my broad shoulders ‘pah-ha-ha’.

 

XO lmg

 

Documenting my life

Happy 300th blog post to me!

When I was 11 I decided that I was going to start writing a journal. Less than 2 years later I got my first phone and used it to take pictures but also to take note of thoughts I had whilst out and about. 2 1/2 years later I created my first blog on WordPress a place online where I would share my interests and also write about my life.

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Fast forward to present day and I am still doing all of these things. I am on journal number 14 (I think), still take photos and make notes on my current phone and I am still blogging.

I’ve come to the conclusion that documenting my life is not just a habit, it’s instinct. One of the reasons is this fear of growing up and forgetting. When I was 9 or 10 a friend told me how her relative had dementia and I remember thinking it sounded terrifying. A few years ago I sat on my bed writing in my journal thinking that if my memory ever went then at least I would have my whole life documented in my journals.

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What I find almost strange is a lot of what has been written in my journals is about being unhappy or unsatisfied and other things that I have struggled with since I was a pre-teen, yet I am so keen to never forget.

Sometimes I feel like my whole life has been spent striving for something just out of reach. Maybe I spend so much time documenting my life because I secretly believe that at some point I will accomplish all that I have strived for and when I do I want to remember what I had gone through prior.

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When it comes to blogging I love writing about my life it’s like another version of my journal at times (minus the finer details). I like writing about the ideas and thoughts I have on life because I feel like they are worth sharing and also because I’d like to think that there is at least one other person who has thought the same thing or can get something from it.

This year I also started a scrapbook kinda thing. So far I have only done 2 or 3 pages per month but I enjoy it. Honestly I love spending time doing craft stuff because I feel so chilled doing it and it reminds me of when I was younger. Creating a scrapbook is just another way for me to document the year alongside my journals and blogging.

Writing about my life has helped me become more confident as a person because from doing so I’ve learnt a lot about myself. However I still have a long way to go but it’s all just part of life. The thing that gives me hope though is thinking of how far I have come since I was 11 and that makes me very happy.

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Thanks for reading, you are all SPECTACULAR.

 

XO lmg

Geometric spectacular

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My current goal has been to blog 3 times a week. I’m not so sure what is up with me though as I’ve been avoiding just sitting down and getting posts done.

Anyway on to the outfit, I love this dress. It was actually my first time wearing the dress and my only complain would be that whilst I was walking around it seemed really short. However I don’t mind too much although if I was to wear it without tights I’d need some of those under-shorts things.

Tomorrow or Wednesday is going to be my 300th post and I’m hoping I can come up with something exciting.

I have no idea what it will be.

 

XO lmg