I’m going through a pretty intense phase right now with Laura Ashley. I’ve had a few pieces over the last few years that I’ve loved to pieces, it has inspired me to do a total Laura Ashley immersion. I bought 10 or so pieces very cheaply and I’m really excited about them all. It’s all I’ve been wearing the past few days! This Laura Ashely dress is my favorite so far. The print of it is so spectacular in person and it’s even cooler because the fabric is a really fine needlecord. I love this dress with a dramatic 70s coat and preppy knee high boots, but it’s also great worn with a fair isle knit sweater belted over it. Watch this space, I am going to be shooting a lot more of my vintage Laura Ashley in the next few weeks!

Just for a throwback…here is another post in which I wore Laura Ashley last year (the second dress in the series). Vintage is so fun!

Wearing vintage Laura Ashley dress with a thrifted woven waist, a 70s faux fur trimmed crushed velvet jacket, Chloe knee high boots, a vintage silk scarf, and Dolce and Gabbana.

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I have a pretty big collection of “70’s does Edwardian/Victorian” clothing. I talked a little bit a few weeks ago about my obsession with era revivals…I love the┬áinfluence of 1940’s and 1880’s on 1970’s trends. There were so many designers who did it so well! Last night my fiancee and I rewatched Picnic At Hanging Rock, a haunting 1970s Australian film set at the turn of the century in a girl’s school in the outback. The costuming in it is insane, if you want some “70’s does Edwardian” inspiration.

I’m wearing some cheap thrill eBay purchases here. The top is 70s/early 80s Laura Ashley, and the skirt is a designer I’m trying to collect at the moment. This Bill Blass coat is something my mom gave me years ago, she got it at Genesis thrift store here in Dallas. It is seriously my favorite coat of all time! The print and hang are so beautiful. The bag is my Ferragamo Fiamma, and the earrings are Dolce & Gabbana.

These shoes…don’t even get me started about how much I adore them. They are by Rochas, and they are everything the period-drama loving nerd in me dreams about. I’ve had them for a few years now and everytime I wear them I just wish I had another pair, so as to never worry about scuffing these up. I’m crazy! But seriously, Rochas…please re-do these boots soon!

I went hunting online for more granny boots last night to see if I could find any I love as much as these boots. There are some amazing options and a lot of them are on sale!

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