Off to the races

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The 50's have always been such an iconic and fashionable decade- and especially in the summer. Think of all the lovely swimsuits, quaffed hair and cat eye sunglasses. It's one of those decades where one can feel classy, yet a little bit fun and flirty. Just think of the likes of Anne Baxter to the notorious Marilyn Monroe. For summer I always tend to dress how I feel with reference to pop- culture, rather than trend by trend- though taking into account of the colour palette and fabrics of the season.

You may have noticed the bindi. I've been wearing bindis over the past month, however one thing that I am constantly puzzled by is some people's ignorance to them and fashion. I do understand that some do view them as religious. Though, when Gwen Stefani and the Chanel pre-fall 2012 collection featured them, no one made a loud compliance. Fashion constantly uses religious iconography, sometimes it may just be aesthetically pleasing, though some do dress with symbolism. It may sound pretentious, but after all that's what Chanel did. The collection was meant to highlight the divide between the rich west and the poorer   manufacturing side to our rich indulgences; this being in India. So in a way fashion does use symbolism in dressing, just like religion. 

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  1. This is the most original way I've seen this skirt styled,I love the culture clash <3 x

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  2. i like you skirt! adorable :)

    xo, Diva
    http://vavadiva.blogspot.com/

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  3. your blog title makes me think of lana's off to the races, favourite song atm! love your outfit, was trying to find that top in the topshop sale but failed miserably oxox

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  4. such a pretty skirt..love it!

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  5. 50s. Love it! Your hair! :D

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  6. cor you look fierce with that hair and the glasses! and your bindi is cool, where do you get them from? xx

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  8. You look so gorgeous, I adore that skirt, it's very cool. You have amazing style.
    X Jane

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  9. I LOVE the skirt! Such a cute print xo

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  10. I love your outfit! The 50's look is gorgeous :)

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  11. Hi, love!
    I found your blog very intresting! A lot of inspiration for myself!!!

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    Lots of love & Great weekend,

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  12. like your blog!
    keep posting and go for it!

    XO

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  13. perfect outfit! your skirt is so adorable!

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  15. i love the skirt and your sunnies :)

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  16. loves these photos!! cant believe skirt from primark!! x

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  17. Such a cute outfit! I love your skirt in small cars :) I'm not sure that it is oakley eyeglasses but it looks so stylish like a fresh trend of 2012. Thanks for the post and the photos!

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  18. That skirt is great! I love the print. I am also extremely jealous of your hair! Great blog, i cant wait to see future posts.
    Anna

    http://opshopaholic.blogspot.co.nz/

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  19. I bought a denim dress in the same print as the skirt but returned it because I felt too self conscious in it's tight fit :(
    xxx

    http://alittlebitofroza.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. those glasses I l0veeee so bad

    LuvLux
    xxx

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  21. Cute Skirt!! I love the bindi, keep wearing them!

    It's Just a bit Fruity Fashion Blog

    Emma x

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  22. Love this! That skirt is fabulous!
    xx

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