Posts Tagged ‘1970s’

Vintage 1970s autumn maxi dress fashion blog by Kate Beavis

Can you wear a vintage maxi dress in autumn/winter?

I recently bought this amazing 1970s vintage maxi dress from a local vintage shop. I fell in love with it straight away; the colours and pattern slightly reminding me of William Morris. It is a needlecord, in a deep green colour with large mustard flowers and a frill neckline. But there was one thing holding […] Read more…

Get The Look: Kate Middletons Boho Style

Anyone who loves  fashion won’t have failed to notice Kate Middleton’s boho style seen on her recent trip to India and Bhutan. She has embraced a relaxed modern vintage, late 60s/70s style with paisleys, patchwork cottons, long earrings and  maxi dresses with deep red tones. I love this look on her, she looks relaxed and in keeping […] Read more…

Vintage V&A design at Oasis as featured on Kate Beavis blog

Vintage V&A textile design at Oasis

Have you heard that Oasis has raided the archives of textile design at the V&A museum to bring us some corkers, printed onto their usual vintage style clothing? Well, this is their second season doing this, and I for one love them. To be honest, I love the brand anyway but especially love this idea. […] Read more…

Vintage bedroom with mirrored furniture by Kate Beavis Vintage Home Blog

My Vintage Bedroom / Dressing Room

We recently (finally) decorated our vintage bedroom. It is the second from last room to be totally renovated in our 5 year project. Until now it has been a dumping ground for anything and everything as well as doubling up as my dressing room. To be honest, the only thing going for it was the gorgeous […] Read more…

Clarks shoes designed by Orla Kiely, Betty, as featured on kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Orla Kiely for Clarks 1970s style shoes

Have I died and gone to heaven? Well not exactly, but boy these 1970s vintage style shoes come pretty close. They are totally fabulous and I am seriously in love! Designed by Orla Kiely for Clarks and called Betty, this is the second pair of her shoes I have been lucky enough to receive. Everyone […] Read more…

Black and White geometic dress and vintage accessories worn by Kate Beavis

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

Last week was the last few days of #dressupjune where I have dressed up daily in smart clothes or vintage fashion. I have really enjoyed it but it is now July so am relaxing slightly. However, it turns out that it’s become a bit of a habit and I am still making an effort! Here is […] Read more…

Vintage Midas of Miami bag worn by Kate Beavis

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

Last week was hot, it was cold and boy did it rain! I managed some vintage fashion every day as part of #dressupjune. Here is what I wore: Monday I wore an original 1960s day dress with a cherry motif all over with a matching belt. So often reproduction clothing embraces the cherry, so I […] Read more…

Vintage Kate Beavis in vintage jaeger and Burberry

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

I started #dressupjune last Monday to encourage myself and others to ditch their jeans and embrace their vintage fashion. I’ve kept it up all week and here is what I’ve been wearing! First up is a vintage French dress bought at a car boot sale, a vintage Jaegar jacket, Lotta from Stockholm clogs (bought through Amazon) […] Read more…

Succulent plants in Dialene Better Maid plant pots by Kate Beavis Vintage Home

Succulents in vintage plant pots

To me, the current trend for succulent house plants is very retro. Remember in the 1970s when we all had huge cheese plants? We had one in a large copper coal scuttle that sat all raggedy up to the ceiling for years and years. Then there were tumbling plants sitting in three-tiered macrame, reminding us […] Read more…

vintage handbags and clogs from Kate Beavis

10 Vintage Fashion Wardrobe Staples

I have an eclectic vintage fashion taste. While some dress to one era (which I am quite envious of) I prefer to mix it all up. I love my fashion too much to stick to one era, I love the fit and flare styles of the 1950s, but then again I love a 1970s peasant […] Read more…

My 10 Vintage Kitchen Must Have’s

As you know I love my vintage, well retro really, kitchen. It’s a mix of new and old; the units and oak worktop are new as are the gadgets such as the green Morphy Richards toaster and my juicer, but the rest is circa 1965. Here are my top 10 items that I couldn’t live […] Read more…

Little Bird by Jools Oliver for Mothercare kids clothing by Kate Beavis

Children’s Vintage Style Clothing by Mothercare

Anyone who has young children and loves all things vintage will truly love the clothing called Little Bird Clothing. Designed by Jools Oliver for Mothercare, this children’s vintage range reminds me of the 1970s – the decade when I was a young child (showing my age huh?). The A/W range is bright and fun, filled […] Read more…

Fabulous 5: Vintage Festival Fashion

As so many people are off to Glastonbury tomorrow (we are not jealous at all…much!) we thought we would continue this weeks festival style theme. With so many great acts playing – from Caro Emerald to Arcade Fire, to De La Soul to the fabulous Dolly Parton, it will be an amazing weekend. So quickly […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Pyrex

We love vintage Pyrex here at Your Vintage Life, but amazingly we don’t collect it. Having posted various images of great collections recently on our Facebook page Kate Beavis Vintage we thought we would share some on here. Here are some of our favourite photos: First up is the one we styled for the book. It […] Read more…

Our Fabulous Five: Andy Warhol

We just love Andy Warhol here at Your Vintage Life.  I have a home full of Warhol (not original unfortunately) and count items as diverse as art, soup tins, bowls, mugs, books and even a flask in my collection.  Treat yourself to some pop art inspired vintage shopping this week – all available online now. […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

Did you see our ‘Do you Remember’ posts on Facebook this week?  In todays blog we bring our weeks posts together – so, how many do you remember? We all had a great time watching Live Aid back in 1985.  Bono pulling girls out of the crowd, Phil Collins on concord and doing both shows, Princess Diana dancing along from the audience, Freddie Mercury […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Lighting

We love vintage lights here at Your Vintage Life. Whether it’s an anglepoise, a rocket lamp or an atomic shade, we have them all in our home (as well as in our shop) At our desk, which is actually a G Plan dressing table, we use  retro items to store our papers in such as this […] Read more…

Get The Look: A 1970s Home, Romford, Essex

Today we are sharing a great 1970s home with an interior designed to fit the space beautifully. The mix of retro homewares and furniture teamed with patterned wallpaper has created a cool yet cosy space. They have added modern pieces too creating a true modern vintage home! The home owners are Becky and Jamie Wash, who […] Read more…

Our Vintage Christmas

Well Christmas came and went pretty quickly really, and when there are children involved it seems to go even quicker. We’ve all had a lovely time and received some lovely presents (mainly modern ones this year!) Christmas Eve was very special with the anticipation building up for the big day. We went to my Aunts […] Read more…

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