Last October my gorgeous friend Claire visited us at one of our vintage fairs and gave me this groovy 1970s trouser suit she'd found on her chazzing travels, knowing that it would be the perfect addition to my festival wardrobe. To add to my excitement it would be the first piece of Spanish vintage I'd ever owned. I couldn't wait to get home and try it on.
|Tergal was developed in France and extensively used in the manufacture of Spanish fashion (particularly trousers) in the 1970s. Thank you, Google!|
Bugger! I couldn't get the sodding trousers to meet over my hips. Disappointed, I packed it away in a drawer, vowing that by next Summer it would fit and I'd be wearing it barefoot in a field accessorised with a pint of cider and a head of unwashed hair.
As you might remember from my previous post (HERE) over the last few months I've made a few dietary changes, replacing the big bowls of sugar laden breakfast cereal, cutting down on the crisps, ditching the snacking habit and kicking the evening nibbles into touch.
|Resurrected old favourites include the psychedelic catsuit I wore to Liz's 50th, a neon pink "Young Mayfair" chiffon gown I wore to trade in London and an Emilio Pucci maxi worn at a vintage fair in Cambridge in March.|
Now that some of my favourite vintage pieces I was struggling to get into last year fit like they used to, I decided that today was the day I'd see if those bell bottom pants would do up....
|Vintage 1970s trouser suit worn with a heap of silver jewellery picked up on my travels and Stuart Weizman for Russell & Bromley (Charity shop, last seen HERE)|
Okay, its not really warm enough to wear it out and about just yet but man, does it feel good to get in out of the drawer and give it pride of place in my wardrobe! I shall be the funkiest 50 year old in the festival field after all.
It could replace the fits where it touches 1970s catsuit as the piece that hangs on my wardrobe door which serves as a subtle reminder to lay off the snacks.
A packet of crisps might be nice but fitting into my vintage clothes is a whole lot nicer!
See you soon.