Retro week is one I enjoyed participating in last year with the Aussie Curves ladies. I went SUPER retro. I laughed that it was practically little house on the prairie retro.  The King and I was referenced. It was old school. This time around I knew early who I was going to bring on board as style inspiration. It’s someone who more and more impacts the way I dress if not in look, in spirit.

Katharine Hepburn.

I just love her tailored, simple but classic style. The masculine shirts worn in soft fabrics or buttoned. That subtle sexy feel. I like that. It’s not showy or over the top. It’s classic. Elegant. Simple. So with Katherine in mind I pulled on some wide leg pants {I only have them in black, what I wouldn’t do for a gray or pale blue pair} and this boyfriend shirt I picked up on sale over at Madison Plus.

The end look is something I would absolutely wear to the office. To dinner with those pale blue or grey pants if I ever find them. This lightweight shirt is such a beauty it really doesn’t need much at all. I can’t wait to pair it with some jeans and strappy shoes. Or tuck it into a full skirt. It’s going to show up often around here, I can tell! And now, on to the photos.

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We took these images outside a local solicitors office in Mary Street, Gympie. Fingers crossed they don’t have security cameras. Awkward. A week or two ago I mentioned how great my town is for pockets of hidden beauty. Great buildings, beautiful restorations. It’s gorgeous. And Dani from Hello Owl said, well SHOW US SOME! So this is my attempt to comply. Challenge accepted and all that.

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Boyfriend Blouse – Madison Plus Select
Classic Black Pants – Autograph {2009}
Glitter Toe Pump – Evans

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Which retro ladies inspire you?

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  • How was I never coming over to check out retro week? It would be sacrilege of me wouldn’t it. I remember last years retro week, it was epic and I loved it. I’m so getting this years too, soon as you said Katharine I got it. I love the colour of the top but seriously who wouldn’t? I reckon you could also glam this look up with a red lip. X

    • Haha indeed! And I bet it wasn’t what you expected at all. Me either actually. I had a crisp white shirt, a pleather wrap belt… Lots of different things. This just ended up perfect though. And would you believe I do have a red lip tint on, but I drank it off with coffee. Haha. Awkward.

  • I just love that colour on you!!!

  • The Blouse looks wonderful on you! Please let me know if its okay for us to share.

    • Thank you Aimee. And of course. You’re more than welcome. Pick a good one. 😉

  • Love this look. The colour of that blouse is just divine on you! x

    • Thank you. It’s something different but not for me. The shape of the blouse is something I’m just loving at the moment.

  • I can´t get over how amazing this looks on you!! I saw your photo on my news feed and had to take a second look, ´cause it seemed so different from your regular outfits that I couldn´t believe it could look so great.
    Thumbs up on the background too!

    • Haha. It’s funny isn’t it. This is something more like I wear to work. They get posted on Instagram but that’s about it. Thanks Gi. Much appreciated.

  • SpijkerKat

    Such a classy outfit, just gorgeous! love the back drop too 🙂

    • Thank you! Glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and took them here. Middle of the Main Street and everything. 😉

  • Nice – wide legged pants are classic (well so is Katharine). But my retro lady of choice is Doris Day – little pedal pushers and button down skirts, coloured cardis. I actually thought you were channeling Marlene Dietrich at first (I had to look up her name to make sure I got it right!)

    • Haha. Marlene would’ve been the smarter choice given we have many more similarities looks wise. Oh well. All classic beauties welcome. And Doris Day!! Gah. Adore her. Calamity Jane is one of my all time favourites!

  • Anne

    Love it! Classy and that shirt? Totally looks cool and classy on you 🙂

    • Thank you Anne. I LOVE this shirt. I wish it was a little longer but I think it’ll be a great length with skirts. Can’t wait to wear it ALL THE TIME. Haha.