Sunday, 7 April 2013

Roaring Boho: How The 70s Wore The 30s



I married Isis on the fifth day of May,
But I could not hold on to her very long.
So I cut off my hair and I rode straight away
For the wild unknown country where I could not go wrong.

I came to a high place of darkness and light.
The dividing line ran through the center of town.
I hitched up my pony to a post on the rise,
Went in to a laundry to wash my clothes down.

A man in the corner approached me for a match.
I knew right away he was not ordinary.
He said, "Are you lookin` for somethin` easy to catch?"
I said, "I got no money." He said, "That ain`t necessary."

We set out that night for the cold in the North.
I gave him my blanket, he gave me his word.
I said, "Where are we goin`?" He said we`d be back by the fourth.
I said, "That`s the best news that I`ve ever heard."

I was thinkin` about turquoise, I was thinkin` about gold,
I was thinkin` about diamonds and the world`s biggest necklace.
As we rode through the canyons, through the devilish cold,
I was thinkin` about Isis, how she thought I was so reckless.

How she told me that one day we would meet up again,
And things would be different the next time we wed,
If I only could hang on and just be her friend.
I still can`t remember all the best things she said.

We came to the pyramids all embedded in ice.
He said, "There`s a body I`m tryin` to find.
If I carry it out it`ll bring a good price."
`Twas then that I knew what he had on his mind.

The wind it was howlin` and the snow was outrageous.
We chopped through the night and we chopped through the dawn.
When he died I was hopin` that it wasn`t contagious,
But I made up my mind that I had to go on.

I broke into the tomb, but the casket was empty.
There was no jewels, no nothin`, I felt I`d been had.
When I saw that my partner was just bein` friendly,
When I took up his offer I must-a been mad.

I picked up his body and I dragged him inside,
Threw him down in the hole and I put back the cover.
I said a quick prayer and I felt satisfied.
Then I rode back to find Isis just to tell her I love her.

She was there in the meadow where the creek used to rise.
Blinded by sleep and in need of a bed,
I came in from the East with the sun in my eyes.
I cursed her one time then I rode on ahead.

She said, "Where ya been?" I said, "No place special."
She said, "You look different." I said, "Well, I guess."
She said, "You been gone." I said, "That`s only natural."
She said, "You gonna stay." I said, "If you want me to, yes."

Isis, oh, Isis, you mystical child.
What drives me to you is what drives me insane.
I still can remember the way that you smiled
On the fifth day of May in the drizzlin` rain
Lyrics of the song Isis, by Bob Dylan, via 1



The Outfit:

Blue Floral Palazzo Trousers: from Ebay

Old Faux Sheepskin Jacket: very old from Morgan
Grandad knitted waistcoat: very old from H&M
Vintage Hand Knitted Fringed Cardigan: from Oxfam Online
Two Tone Brogues: from the sale at Toast
Teal Cloche: from a local market
Leather Messenger Bag: very old from Topshop

Sunglasses: very old from Topshop

The Soundtrack

Bob Dylan: Desire

Photographs taken by me, self portraits using the timer on my little digital camera.

I'm delighted to be a part of Visible Monday, hosted by the lovely Patti from, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.


  1. Uau, great trousers and beatiful shoes! I love the photos. Amazing blog, I'm the new follower :)


    The Marvelous World of Narcissa

  2. Wonderful flower trousers. Surely they're very comfy.

  3. I am such a Dylan fan! Always wanted to be able to wear long wide trousers, a la Marlene Dietrich, but I don't have the height or the figure.

  4. Great minds think alike! Sunglasses and bell bottoms rock and you look gorgeous in yours! Can you believe I dithered over an identical pair in Oxfam last week and put them back? I'm kicking myself now, they look beautiful! xxx

  5. Love the shoes! And the jacket is perfect.

  6. Yeah, love that last pic! Cabaret, here we come! My fave musical, and a fine example of 70's doing 30's!!! You look splendid, the bell bottoms are scrummy,as is that HAT!
    I loved how the 70's did the 30's, they really emphasised the decadence!

  7. The bell bottoms and that sweater are amazing. You look very effing cool.
    Becky :)

  8. Oh I love all that 70s-does-30s styling! You look beautiful, those flares are great, gorgeous photos as always. xxx

  9. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments. I LOVE your photos and would kill to have these pants in my possession...The whole look is super and you look great...Look forward to more of your looks xxx

  10. As usual, your photography transports! Love this vintage look and that jacket is really special. Thanks for sharing with Vis Monday!

  11. The pants and sweater combo is the best!!

  12. Beautiful pattern mixing, poses, background, and of course the Bob Dylan soundtrack. Roaring into spring with your usual flair!

    I just found your baking blog; you are a woman of many talents!

  13. So nice to see you and Kit enjoying the sunshine. My friend, you wear those trousers well! I love you in these cheeky used to seeing you in your romantic, ethereal outfits {which I totally adore you in}, but the boho look and the last photo in particular are so awesome! Love, love those brogues!

    Sue xo

  14. Hey dear, you look fab! Your jacket is so nice, i have a similar one just a bit longer.
    And your trousers are a dream, why do i never find such treasures on ebay?! xxxx

  15. the pants are amazing, ebay always has something nice to offer

  16. Whenever I think about how the 1970s did the 30s I get warm and fuzzy. I loved that look. Done so well, my dear.

  17. Your beauty goes beyond words or images. You had me nearly in tears of joy with your comment, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Love your ensemble and the magic light from withing coming from you.

  18. I've been surfing style blogs for sometime and as looking for blogs like yours here old but ell loved clothes were mixed with words of encouragement,lyrics and nice comments.Yours is one of those blogs.So happy to be here.follo back if you ill.

  19. Hi there! So nice of you to stop by with your lovely comment, I really like your outfit-so well put together and oh so stylish! I am now following, would be great if you follow back,thanks!!

  20. Ooo, I like what you are wearing! Your blog title rocks too ~

    Popped by from Visible Monday, followed the link on your comment (many thanks!)

  21. loooooooooooooooooooove the print of your pants!! beautiful!! you look fab.

  22. Looks like you're having fun in the sun wearing your ensemble of thriftiness. And hanging out with the cat and Dylan. What could be better? Thanks for stopping by Project Minima. Your blog is just too cool.

  23. Hi, you look great. I love this pants.

  24. Hi Emalina,
    I am attracted by your particular look! It's amazing! Also, the blog with the lyrics - they fit so much with the theme of the photos.
    Gee Gee

  25. Fabulous post. Love the photos. They have the feel of the seventies about them. Very Bob Dylan. I just popped over also to say thanks for visiting my blog.

  26. I didn't realise this was a Dylan song till the end lol! I love your floral trousers - so right for spring! Gorgeous hat too - I've recently rediscovered teal as a colour.

  27. Hi Emalina, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your mix of textures and prints, hard and soft, masculine and feminine.

  28. The trousers are of so lovely and cheerful print, love them! Like the way you combined them with layers of jacket, cardi and waistcoat, looks great together.

  29. I'm with Veshoevious: I was reading and wondering, only to find out it was Bob Dylan!! I adore the 70's take on the 30's, and your take as well. The pants are great and I can imagine you styling them a million and one different ways. You look charming and I always love seeing your settings, too. XXOO

  30. You have such a fun and unique style. I was a joy spending time reading through your blog. Those pants are fabulous!

  31. Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog corner. What a fun outfit! I wish I could pull that off! Love the easy going vibe of this outfit.


  32. You look really hot in your trousers and again - love the idea of soundtrack to every post! And always nice choice of soundtracks!

  33. I'm loving this decades combination and those pants are amazing on you!

  34. You my dear, are absolutely a vision of beauty! I so enjoy your fashion outlooks.

  35. Emalina, you start out your posts with a bang even with the titles! I love that -- how the 70s wore the 30s. LOL. And we LOVE Bob Dylan 'round here. That's where my name came from. My sweetie and I used to listen to Dylan in college. My sweetie started calling me Dylan and it always stuck!



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