Aztec takes on Pinup

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Yes you can mix retro with modern trends! I am in LOVE with Aztec at the moment, and could not resist this Aztec inspired belt from Zara this season!

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This burnt orange dress lent itself to be dressed up with some bright colours. So I matched the turquoise from the belt, and matched some killer pumps to it.

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 It’s all about colour blocking.  Which I urge you all to try – it is so much fun!

Also, let’s talk Victory Rolls for a moment. This is a favorite hairstyle of mine, but you do need some confidence to pull it off. I’m not going to lie. You get a lot of attention. All of it good I might add – but this hairstyle will turn heads. And you have to wear it with the correct outfit. It just looks out of context if you are not wearing retro clothing.

I tried to get these Victory rolls as high on my head as I could – the closest I will ever get to a Mohawk!

It’s not hard to do if you just practice. There are lots of good Victory Roll Tutorials on Youtube, which show you step by step. It’s all about the backcombing, and hairspray. LOTS of hairspray. Cherry Doll Face from YouTube is brilliant and gives loads of vintage hair inspiration.

And just remember to shampoo your hair twice the day after – or you can sometimes have hairspray still stuck in your hair! (Not nice!)

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This outfit post was done just before a big party, so I would like to also feature my good friend and fellow blogger Lyndsey la Velle, (www.chicesque.co.uk) who was wearing a vintage 1950’s dress. You would not believe she got this dress for just £3 would you? It was full length when we bought it, and so heavy we could hardly lift it. But I must admit it looks much better having taken the hem up. The skirt had so much fabric to it, that cut at this length it really floats nicely.

This is a lesson for you girls… dresses might not look so good in the thrift stores… but think about what taking off a few inches to the hem might to to it. I wish we had done a before and after piece about this beauty of a dress. Alas… next time I will.

She wore her dress in a more traditional 1950 style, with the hair and everything!

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Drop waist lace 1950 dress

Lyndsey la Velle Wore:

Dress: Vintage | Clutch: Vintage | Shoes: Faith (Her wedding shoes!) |  Earrings: Vintage  Hair: By Me!!!

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I even went so far as to Aztec my nails for the occasion!

What I wore:

Dress: TKMaxx | Belt: Zara | Shoes: Charlotte Russe | Clutch: Vintage | Sunglasses: Zara | Statement Necklace: House of Frasier

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