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11/03/2016

VINTAGE BLACK AND GOLD BACK IN THE EIGHTIES


Who doesn't love the chance of dressing up? Especially when there's a challenge added into the mix...

I recently went to a birthday party, one of those "must be dressed 80's" types. I am not one for fancy dress, I would never carry off the cher, maddona, or be seen in a shell suit look.
So up into the mothers loft to see if there was anything stashed away, I came across this little number.....


                                                   This Jumpsuit by Pret A Porter




Complete with a gold sash belt, I could not believe my luck! I tried it on and it fitted perfectly. Mother was telling me all the stories about places it had been worn& how it had been styled in the past. I had it dry cleaned, and just added a chunky gold necklace and some gold bangles. I love the raglan sleeves and it had padded shoulders! I am just lucky that we must have been the same size around the same age.



The only thing I didn't like about it was the draped open back. In the summer with a golden tan maybe, but not in the freezing cold weather we have had. So I compromised with a little orange cami underneath

I was really pleased with the look. Black and gold would not be my first choice of colour combinations, but it was just so eighties!.....

Do you have a passion for vintage finds? This isn't the first vintage number Ive stolen from mothers loft. Where did you find yours? Do tell
XO Laurie

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  1. I wish there were items my mom left!great find.I love the back but too would either look quite pale back there or do what did. Great job on this 80s look! Thankfully I think I burned all of my stirrup pants. Ha!
    Jessxx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  2. I wish there were items my mom left!great find.I love the back but too would either look quite pale back there or do what did. Great job on this 80s look! Thankfully I think I burned all of my stirrup pants. Ha!
    Jessxx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  3. What a great find! It really does fit you perfectly and the cami was the perfect addition.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Debbie. I am a template of my mother luckily!

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  4. How cute! My first reaction after seeing the back, was could you wear that in the front (turn the whole thing around)? jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Good idea Jodie! I think I will try that.x

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  5. How fab to have all that stashed away for you to have a riffle through!! Have a brilliant time...You look amazing. Helen xx

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    1. Thank you so much Helen. Mother has a fair bit stashed up in that loft! Hopefully I will be given some more treasures! x

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  6. Perfectly authentic for an '80s party! I like how you layered the cami with it, I'm not that comfortable with really open backs so that's my usual strategy as well.

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    1. Thank you Rachel.I am way too old to be showing that much body parts!
      Laurie x

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  7. A beautiful look with a great touch of elegance.

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    1. Thank you Josep_Maria what a lovely compliment x

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  8. I'm dying...that jumpsuit is just gorgeous! And the belt. Love!

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    1. Thank you Kristin and Megan (not sure which one of you have posted!) This Jumpsuit will be on ebay soon x

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  9. What a great find, it looks lovely :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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  10. Love this look, Laurie!! And you look so great in this jumpsuit!! Hope you had a great time at the party!! xoxo Zuma
    www.splashofteal.com

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  11. Love black and gold they always bring some class to an outfit. Like the splash of red as well! Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon linkup and have a lovely day.

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  12. GIRL. This look is amaaaaaaaaazing!!!!!!!!! Love love love!

    -Adriele
    www.StyleAssisted.com

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    1. Thank you Adriele, and thanks for stopping by x

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  13. Oh my gosh! THIS IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!

    Please link back so I can feature this one as my FAVORITE look. I love it so much. You are oozing both sexy and chic! And your hair! LOVE!


    Thanks for linking up!

    Love, Ann from K de la K

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    1. Oh Ann, Thank you so much, I will email you now x

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  14. Oh wow, I wish I had a mum's loft to raid :) this looks gorgeous!! I can only imagine how much more stunning it'd look with a peekaboo back and tanned skin :) xoxo

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    1. Sheela! my mother is 86 and has a room in her loft as a storage swapping winter for summer etc. She never throws anything away and I always find something when helping to swap seasons. Thank you for stopping by x

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  15. The black jumpsuit with the gold belt is channeling the 70's perfectly. Love the styling


    http://www.michellespaige.com/

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  16. Oh blimey, that's taken me back to my engagement party (some 32 years ago) and I wore a gorgeous raglan sleeve, cowl back dress from Lady at Lord John! I'm surprised I've remember this, as I can't remember what I did yester day sometimes!! Hahaha..x You look great in this..x

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    1. Remembering the good ole day's ! I always find lots of memories in mothers loft, it's like an alanine cave. I reckon I will get barred from going up there soon ! X

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  17. What a fantastic find for you! It looks to be in immaculate condition too. Although it's definitely got an 80's vibe, I would still wear it now. Great idea with the cami too, and all that gold is perfect.
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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