Mamma Mia!!

Sunday, May 12, 2019 Simone - Your Style Architect 4 Comments

Top : Jovonna from Style Theory ( get it here and here)
Pants : Shein ( get it here)
Bag : Miuccia Studio ( get it here)
Belt : A Vintage Tale ( similar here)
Heels : Shein ( get it here)
Earrings & Rings : Lovisa ( similar here & here)

Still going strong on my retro theme phase, this lovely blouse with pleated flute sleeves from Jovonna is so pretty to trend this theme with. This aptly captioned theme " Mamma Mia" precisely summarises the look which is very ABBA inspired!! The pleated sleeves, slit pants, all in line with the 1970s. Just short of holding a microphone in my hand and belting out my favourite tunes, I was ready to hit the stage with this look!

The rounded collar, commonly known as the Peter Pan collar is a common feature of most Japanese style and retro blouses that exudes a classic sense of elegance and femininity. A lover of statement sleeves if you haven't already noticed, this pleated flute sleeve detailing was the main thing that makes this blouse stand out strong amongst its regular cousins.

Pairing this look was easy with this retro 1970s disco pants with slits down it's front, it would complete the ABBA feel with patent boots but I guess that's pushing it a little.  Honestly I may need to head back to youtube to review ABBA's videos and get more inspiration from their onstage costumes to continue my styling of this retro vintage phase I am going through.

The wide waisted leather belt was another steal I had gotten myself from A Vintage Tale recently however there was not label to identify the brand of this belt . Nonetheless, I love how the leather still smells so strong and it still feels so supple in my hands.

Another great online Etsy store I found recently is Miuccia Studio of which handmade rattan and cane webbed style accessories like mules, slides and bags are made in Bali and shipped worldwide. I even had them customise this bag with a sling for me so I could style it more easily with casual outfits and wear it more often.

So, whilst I am into this retro theme and researching vintage bags and accessories, I love how cane bags in particular stood out and this style is perfect for Summer 2019. Different from your regular straw bags which somehow the trend for Summer has been a little diluted now,  I then realise several online boutiques selling similar styles for this Summer 2019 and would dare to say this is the new trend for Summer bags 2019. Available in various styles and sizes, I would definitely advise you to invest in one of these cane bags which can see you through all summer.

So as this post is aptly captioned  " Mamma Mia" to go with the retro ABBA style outfit, and seeing it's Mother's Day weekend here in Asia ( and perhaps in several other parts of the world), to all Mamma's wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!!

Simone xoxo

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  1. Love this blouse! The sleeves are simply amazing!
    xoxo, Jane

  2. You have great sense of style! I love everything <3

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  3. the look is sooo cool! loving the pants and the blouse :) xx

  4. So cute blouse dear! Perfect for this weather!!
    Have a great day! xx

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