What Are You Wearing? 70s Time Warp

Friday, February 25, 2011

Last night I should have been at the Norwich Fashion Week After Party at Franks Bar.

It was billed as a 70s themed party, serving retro 70s cocktails starting at 7:30pm last night.

I planned to prove that 70s doesn’t have to mean disco glitter and put together a bit of a 70s does 30s outfit.

❤ Blouse - Next via eBay ❤ Trousers - Heyday! ❤ Shoes - eBay ❤
❤ Bag - Vintage ❤ Hair Clip - Babyliss at Boots ❤

I love that blouse with it’s little wingy cape style sleeves, and this is the first chance I’ve had to wear it! I also had some killer Revlon false eyelashes on, and it was quite nice to get out of the black eyeliner/red lipstick thing for an evening by going for heavy eyeshadow in a Bibaesque purple and lashings of lip gloss.

I arrived at Franks Bar at 8:30, but found the party to be a little more low key than I expected! We were told there was “a table of people” at the back, so I wandered back, saw about 6 people at a table and didn’t recognise anyone. There were no other free tables available. So we left again! I couldn’t walk up to a table full of people I didn’t know and just plonk myself down for a chat! You might be able to but it’s beyond me to be that brave I’m afraid.

I was a bit irritated (read: snappy and grumpy) that I’d got all dressed up, dragged myself into town for a “party” and now had no where to go. So I went to the pub with Mr Chick and Poppy Valentine instead. We had beer and talked about 70s kids TV shows, thus having our own 70s party.

Behold the fabulous double chin I get when I laugh. At least it proves I was having a good time.

In other news.

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16 Responses
  • Jess
    February 25, 2011

    Wow, glad I didn’t drag my arse down to this. I would’ve just been loitering around on my own!

  • Miss Peelpants
    February 25, 2011

    Oh I love the Seventies Retro Chick!! I have looked at that blouse and coveted it a bit, so it’s nice to know it looks as good as it ought to!

    Heck, what is wrong with people? Seventies-themed party and no one comes? I’d have been there in a heartbeat…

    • Retro Chick
      February 25, 2011

      It’s really nice. I shall definitely be wearing it again!

  • Fiona Culshaw
    February 25, 2011

    Really how rude to advertise a party, you get all dressed up and it’s a blumming table in a pub, that ain’t a party!! Don’t blame you for going down the pub!

  • Elizabeth@rosalilium
    February 25, 2011

    Sweet outfit – the blouse and trousers are so flattering.

  • Fi Phillilps
    February 25, 2011

    Great outfit. Nice to see a different side of you.

  • ams
    February 25, 2011

    I loved your blouse so much that I just went on ebay and bought one – whoopsie!

    • Retro Chick
      February 25, 2011

      ha ha! I’m such a bad influence!

  • LandGirl1980
    February 25, 2011

    Pants to non partying! But – you DO look fab and looks like you might have had a better time anyway!

  • Lady Cherry
    February 25, 2011

    I would have turned on my heel in a grumpy fashion as well, how awkward to find it such a small party. At least you had a fun night in the end. I am loving e bay at the moment, l won a forties fur cape from the fur salon in NY yesterday for less than 20 quid. Bargaineous.

    • Retro Chick
      February 25, 2011

      Oooh gorgeous! How lucky!

  • Pixie
    February 25, 2011

    You look marvellous!

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one that would be scared at the prospect of approaching an already established table of people.

    Sounds like you had a better time anyway though.

  • Bitty Boss
    February 25, 2011

    Those pants are soooo cute! I wish I could find some high waisted pants with white buttons. Just fabulous!

  • Perdita
    February 26, 2011

    :( So sad your 70s party wasn’t up to scratch. I ‘heart’ the 70s soo much, as you say there’s much more to it than disco. I’m currently loving the early phases of businesswear for women- flowy, flary skirts with a tweedy jacket.

    I LOVE your 70s-vintage look. That blouse is so cute!

    And you don’t have a double chin at all, btw. You should see me when I laugh, I look like a little pink brussels sprout there are so many strange layers in my face!

  • Fashion Limbo
    March 2, 2011

    You looked really nice, loved the blouse by the way, and I would have had the same reaction as you with the “party”…
    You look lovely in all pictures, and I adore those trousers too! – I’m such a 70s freak :)