Rokit Vintage Dress – A Trip Down Memory Lane

 

 

You may already know that Instagram is one of my least loved media platforms. However, sometimes something really good happens. A vintage clothing company popped up in my feed and grabbed my attention immediately.

Rokit is a vintage clothing brand that sells women’s, men and children’s clothing either online or at one of their London stores. A place I will be visiting in the near future for sure. Any excuse for visiting Covent Garden is alright by me!

I was offered an outfit of my choice to share with you lovely readers. And once I started browsing (There’s a lot!) it was like a trip down memory lane. Now I really am starting to sound old!

 

 

A vintage clothing company popped up in my feed on Instagram and grabbed my attention immediately. I do love a good quality vintage find

 

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Flicking through online, I decided to look at separates first. I spotted so many items from the eighties that I had worn very similar. You start to reminisce, don’t you?

Rokit also has some great vintage handbags by the way if you like to collect them.  I was very tempted by a couple. And I could kick myself for not looking deeper into the accessories page! As I’m flicking through now to write this post I have spotted some gorgeous stuff.

 

 

A vintage clothing company popped up in my feed on Instagram and grabbed my attention immediately. I do love a good quality vintage find

 

The dress I have chosen is by Marni. Can you hear me saying it? It’s Marni Dahling!

As soon as I spotted the dress, I swear I remember mum wearing something very similar in her younger days. It just jumped out at me and I just knew it had to be this one.

 

A very fine knit, I love the chevron stripes on this vintage Marni design

 

A vintage clothing company popped up in my feed on Instagram and grabbed my attention immediately. I do love a good quality vintage find

 

I’ve kept the look simple and let the dress speak for itself. A pair of Gold drop earrings, boots, and my favorite Tan bag. There’s one item of importance that you can’t see and that’s the full slip that I’m wearing underneath. I think I was talking about it on last weeks blog, how important it is to have at least one full slip in your collection. You can read the post about it here. But this stops any tights clinging and allows the dress to skim over you body way better than it would have without it.

 

 

Back in my favourite gardens

 

A vintage clothing company popped up in my feed on Instagram and grabbed my attention immediately. I do love a good quality vintage find

 

It’s so lovely to be back in my favourite gardens Syon Park is a lovely place to visit if you’re ever in London. The conservatory is amazing plus it comes in handy for photos if it’s raining just like it did outside taking these photos! It’s so peaceful and relaxing. I’m bringing picnics this year.

 

A vintage clothing company popped up in my feed on Instagram and grabbed my attention immediately. I do love a good quality vintage find

 

Considering the dress is vintage from the 70’s it’s in such great condition and like new. I wonder who originally owned it? I can guess it cost a pretty penny new too. I find it strange that I’m drawn to 70’s fashion more than any other era.

I have a few 70’s outfits from mums loft that I cherish and wear on a regular basis but I don’t often scour places for vintage clothing. I think that may change. If you were to buy vintage what would your favourite year be?

 

 

A vintage clothing company popped up in my feed on Instagram and grabbed my attention immediately. I do love a good quality vintage find

 

Here’s a little info about the Rokit brand

 

Rokit burst onto the scene with a stall in London’s iconic Camden Market in 1986 specialising in vintage denim thrifted from American cowboys. The demand was so fierce that within a few weeks the stall was exchanged for a two storey shop on the high street and the Rokit vintage brand was born. Three further stores have been opened in Brick Lane and Covent Garden, each bringing Rokit’s diverse and unique product range to a loyal band of regular customers, celebrities and tourists alike.

Behind the scenes, Rokit’s team of vintage experts are all based under one roof in the UK’s biggest vintage warehouse. Hundreds of one of a kind pieces are hand selected and sent daily to our four London stores and added to the website. Each and every garment is freshly laundered, pressed and carefully mended if needed. Unusable styles are transformed by the Rokit Recycled crew who create and customise pieces in the upstairs workshop into seasonal trend-focused designs alongside handcrafting collections from found fabrics.”

 

 

I’m super pleased with this Marni dress. It will come out for a few years to come. Thank you to Rokit. I’m leaving you with some other dresses that I nearly chose. Take a look at the site. It’s well worth a look and very reasonably priced!

 

 

Vintage Marni dress Co/ Rokit

 

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40 Comments

  1. April 11, 2019 / 5:30 pm

    The dress and gorgeous and timeless and I love the cut. I am also in love with the bag. TFS with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

  2. April 2, 2019 / 6:17 pm

    This really looks so well made. The fabric looks thick and soft and I love the chevron pattern down the front!

    • laurie
      Author
      April 2, 2019 / 11:11 pm

      Thanks Ruth. The Marni brand is famous for its quality as well as design. I’m really impressed with how it’s kept considering it’s from the seventies xx

  3. April 2, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    I love browsing in vintage clothing shops and have picked up a couple of pieces I could never have afforded when I was a young mum. I wish Laura Ashley would come back in fashion, her floaty dresses flattered any figure.

    • laurie
      Author
      April 2, 2019 / 11:13 pm

      I have a really lovely floaty dress from Laura Ashley that’s from last years collection Anne. It’s worth looking at their website because they still do the odd gorgeous floaty dress xx

  4. April 2, 2019 / 3:01 pm

    That dress is to die for, Laurie! xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      April 5, 2019 / 2:04 pm

      Thanks Ann. I love it xx

  5. April 2, 2019 / 1:25 pm

    The dress is beautiful, so elegant and stylish, no wonder you fell in love with it. I’ll definitely have to check Rokit out, I love looking through vintage clothes. What a gorgeous location for photos too. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      April 2, 2019 / 11:14 pm

      Thanks Emma. I know you love vintage shopping, so this site will be great for you xx

  6. April 1, 2019 / 12:47 pm

    What a cute dress! it looks so modern and is such a lovely neutral colour 🙂

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp 🙂

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • laurie
      Author
      April 5, 2019 / 2:04 pm

      Thanks Mica xx

  7. March 29, 2019 / 5:16 pm

    I love the style of the dress Laurie! The cozy knit and the chevron against the lighter tan is so flattering too. Grea twith the tan accessories! I enjoy shopping vintage from time to time.
    thanks for lnking!
    jess xx

    • laurie
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 7:18 am

      Thanks Jess. I’m hoping to shop more vintage this year. I just love searching for that little gem! xx

  8. March 28, 2019 / 5:10 pm

    This dress is so gorgeous on you and it looks so warm! I love the chevron print in the darker brown shade, it really makes it flattering and is just a nice extra touch!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • laurie
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 7:20 am

      Thanks so much Carrie. I think the chevron is a great detail too. Gives a slimmer appearance xx

  9. March 28, 2019 / 10:23 am

    I said it on Insta, I’ll say it again here, wowzers!!! So smart, simple and elegant and perfectly cut and styled.
    Loved reading of the ethos behind the company, providing clean ready to wear vintage items and revamping the not so good stuff; so pleased to read that nothing is wasted.
    Hugs, Mary x.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot.com

    • laurie
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 7:23 am

      Thanks so much Mary. This is something I want to get into more. I love the re-wear idea and keeping it sustainable xx

  10. March 27, 2019 / 9:27 pm

    I’m a huge fan of vintage clothing as you probably know Laurie and have to agree about the lure of these old times. I think you’re younger than me and therefore the 70’s is your decade and mine is the 60’s – these would be the time when we were just becoming aware and influenced by fashions. I love that you chose this because it reminded you of your mum’s one – it’s great to still have that connection. You’ll laugh when you hear that I did a feature on beige recently. I know you love the neutrals, but it’s so not my thing. Do swing by if you get a moment x

    • laurie
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 7:25 am

      Anna. I’m popping over for a read! So many people think Beige is boring but it’s my colour! xx

  11. March 27, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    I so love the vintage style. so feminine , chic and sophisticated!

    • laurie
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 7:26 am

      Thank you so much. Glad you like it Maria. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you return xx

  12. March 27, 2019 / 11:08 am

    That is such a beautiful dress and it looks lovely on you. I really like the subtle chevron on it. Have a lovely day! 🙂

    Madeline |

    • laurie
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 7:28 am

      Thanks Maria. Thanks for stopping by xx

    • laurie
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 7:31 am

      Do take a look Karen. I was really impressed xx

  13. March 26, 2019 / 11:13 am

    That dress is gorgeous and so perfect on you! Sounds like a great place to shop will have to take a look.

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      Author
      March 26, 2019 / 9:21 pm

      Worth a look Gemma! Thank you xx

  14. March 25, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    That knit dress is a dream. I love how you styled it with boots. You look effortlessly chic and elegant.

    • laurie
      Author
      March 26, 2019 / 9:22 pm

      Thank you so much, Ivana. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you return xx

  15. March 25, 2019 / 7:07 pm

    Love that dress. It really suits you and clings in all of the right places. The boots and bag match perfectly I will definitely check Rokit out. Clothes seem to have been made to last back then. I could cry the pieces I have parted with over the years. My mum used to work in a high end fashion shop and she was always bringing things home, which of course I would borrow.
    Alison
    Xx

    • laurie
      Author
      March 26, 2019 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks so much, Alison. I was lucky to raid mums loft the last few years. After she passed I found some amazing pieces that I shall treasure xx

  16. March 25, 2019 / 10:11 am

    I used to love Rokit when I was an art student !
    I would always buy the vintage 501’s ….great that you are wearing vintage !
    Ashley x

    • laurie
      Author
      March 26, 2019 / 9:24 pm

      Never thought about the Levis. I will take a look for those now! xx

  17. March 25, 2019 / 8:07 am

    Sustainable and stylish Laurie! You picked a beautiful dress – I LOVE it! I agree with you there is something about 70’s fashion. For me 40’s – 70’s are the best! xx

    • laurie
      Author
      March 26, 2019 / 9:25 pm

      Thanks Maria. The 40’s is a close second for me xx

  18. March 25, 2019 / 7:52 am

    Fantastic! So very feminine! I took a look at that site and they have fabulous bags too!

    • laurie
      Author
      March 26, 2019 / 9:25 pm

      Thanks Nancy. Yes they have great accessories too xx

  19. March 25, 2019 / 1:27 am

    What a lovely find, Laurie. The dresses like this will always look chic and fresh. And it is Marni!!

  20. March 24, 2019 / 6:32 pm

    I’ve not heard of this brand before, and love the idea and even more your choice. It’s so classic, but really stands out for the fablous piece it is. Thanks for sharing today. Have a super week!

    • laurie
      Author
      March 24, 2019 / 11:21 pm

      I can’t wait to go and have a nose around one of the shops Jacqui. This brand was a pleasant surprise xx

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