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. April 25, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    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.

  2. April 20, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    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

    • April 26, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      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

  3. March 29, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    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

    • March 31, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      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

  4. March 22, 2016 / 4:25 am


    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

    • March 31, 2016 / 8:46 pm

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

    • March 19, 2016 / 12:47 am

      Thank you Adriele, and thanks for stopping by x

  5. March 14, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    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.

  6. March 14, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    What a great find, it looks lovely 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  7. March 14, 2016 / 2:33 pm

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

    • March 14, 2016 / 10:08 pm

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

    • March 14, 2016 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you Josep_Maria what a lovely compliment x

  8. March 13, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    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.

    • March 14, 2016 / 10:05 pm

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

  9. March 13, 2016 / 5:55 pm

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

    • March 14, 2016 / 10:04 pm

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

    • March 14, 2016 / 10:02 pm

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

    • March 14, 2016 / 10:01 pm

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

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