Tuesday, September 20, 2016

༺ Stitching Stories: Cherry Bloom ༻

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How quickly the spring brings blossoms to bud! All the trees are bursting with glorious colour, although our fickle Canberra weather likes to remind us every other day that winter is not quite ready to say goodbye just yet ~ we are still enjoying occasional days of glorious sun. I am also particularly enjoying the posies of dainty flowers peeping their shy heads up all over the place. They are welcoming the warmth of the sun, and so are we!  (✿◡‿◡)੭✧*。

It was fitting that the first weekend of September was a busy one of celebrations ~ I decided to sew up a celebrating~spring~and~blossoming~things skirt, and wear it to the parties we were attending, two in one afternoon. Whew!

I went with Butterick 5926, a vintage pattern I hadn’t sewn up before. I’m not actually sure what drew me to pick this pattern, but I think it was the slender,  late1940’s look about about, and the patch pockets! {I found out later that it was from 1951 ~ so not actually 40s, but close enough for me. (⁎❛ᴗ❛⁎)} This is my second make for the Vintage Pattern Pledge 2016, and I’m so glad it went smoothly.

Butterick 5926 - a 1951 vintage pattern | Lavender & Twill~ See? The best ~ patch pockets!! Also, isn’t the blouse perfectly dreamy? The pattern for that wasn’t included, but I sure wish it was! ~ 

I was actually a little surprised that the skirt went together so easily, but it was a total relief to me as you might remember that my last Butterick make was an absolute disaster{I wanted to burn that dress for those that don’t know}!

I added extra inches to the pattern pieces when cutting it out, as my pattern was a touch too small. It was a lazy hack, and not very scientific to eyeball it like that, but it worked out beautifully. It’s a simple make, but one that made me so happy when I put it on that I think it’s become an instant favourite. My inner little girl gave a squee and a spin when I felt it fluttering delicately about. I just love that feeling, and bias cuts do it so well! 

Then I got to give the skirt a perfect first outing, as we had a picnic lunch and after that, a birthday dance to attend. Let me tell you, it’s a lovely dancing skirt. We danced some fantastic historical dances {my favourite ~ along with Scottish and bush dances!} and it spun and twirled just like you want.

I kind of had this vision of pairing it with a white peasant blouse and large straw hat, only to find on the day that I didn’t really have the right white top to go with it. But this peach one worked perfectly, so I decided that would do. I’m glad it did go so well, as I feel the different tone adds an interesting dimension to the ensemble. Plus, I get to save the white top idea for another day, so you know… ✧٩(•́⌄ - ́๑)

~ Project Details ~

  • Year: 1951  
  • Pattern: Vintage Butterick 5926 {there has since been a different release with this same number for a jacket pattern}
  • Fabric: 2 and a half-ish meters of thrifted poly-cotton sheet.
  • Notions: One pastel pink pearlescent button, and a pink zip 
  • Time to complete: Two days-ish. I cut my fabric on Thursday afternoon, sewed it up Friday afternoon, Saturday afternoon & evening, and finished handpicking the hem Sunday morning.  
  • Make again? I definitely think so ~ this skirt is cut on the bias, and I really love how it moves. It’s not the fullest skirt ever, which means it’s economical on fabric, but the cut is fluttery enough to make my wanna-be princess self super happy. Plus, giant pockets forever.  ❤︎꒰ ॢꈍ◡ꈍ ॢ *꒱.*˚‧
  • Wear again? For sure! I’m super sad that I managed to mark it on it’s first outing so it’s going in the wash asap, and I can’t wait to try out variations of looks with it.
  • Total Cost:  All from the stash, so totally free right?? Haha, no ~ ‘coz I paid for most of the stash items at some point! I think the sheet set would have been about $10.00 and the zipper $2.50. Considering I still have over half of the sheet fabric left, we will say maybe $5.50 in total?

xox,

bonita

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1950s Pleated Halo Hat | Ooh La La!
Pink Peony Hair Flower | Dollar Shop
Deeply Pink Vintage Brooch & Earring Set | Gift from my sweet friend, A Wild Tea Party 
80s-does-40s Peach Hearts Blouse | The Braided Bandit
Blush Pink Vintage Gloves | eBay
Spring Celebration Skirt | Me Made, 2016
Blossom Jelly Wedge Sandals | eBay

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

༺ Tip To The Traveling Hat ༻

1950's vintage look ~ navy suit and a tilt hat | Lavender & Twill

1950's style featuring Tanith Rowan Designs | Lavender & Twill

1950's style featuring Tanith Rowan Designs | Lavender & Twill

1950's style featuring Tanith Rowan Designs | Lavender & Twill

Wintery Jetty | Lavender & Twill

1950's vintage look ~ navy suit and a tilt hat | Lavender & Twill

Lola Von Rose Vintage Reproduction Bag in Red | Lavender & Twill

1950's style featuring Tanith Rowan Designs | Lavender & Twill

1950's style featuring Tanith Rowan Designs | Lavender & Twill

You all probably know by now how obsessed I am with hats…

So when my friend Tanith of Tanith Rowan Designs, a fabulous lady with a gift for the art of millinery, concocted the idea of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Hat, I didn’t think twice ~ I was there!

Last year I participated in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Dress by taking the sister frock for a twirl at an old stonework church, and that was so much fun that I couldn’t wait for the chance to take out ‘Adelaide’ for a spin.

This stunning confection of a chapeau is a tilt style of felt and white winter-ish berries, and with the architectural design of the hat, I knew a structured suit would really compliment this piece. I had grand plans to sew up a navy 1940’s ensemble, but then I thought perhaps I would do something different.

I decided to go out of my comfort zone and try ~ *gasp* a pencil skirt. (ᵒ̤̑ ◁ ᵒ̤̑)৹ᵍᵎᵎ  This skirt is often known as a “wiggle” style as apposed to a “swing” or full circle skirt cut. As you might guess from the nickname, pencil skirts can often end up on the more “sexy” side of styles.

I will say that a sexy look not really something I really like to go for ~ I personally much prefer a modest style of dress and will tend to stay far away from anything that ventures too close to a sexy pinup style. But in saying that, I think the looser fit of this suit helped to keep it more vintage and less pinup for me, so I quite enjoyed wearing it in the end!

Despite the fact that I am definitely still a firm full circle skirt fan, I was really happy with how this ensemble came together. Particularly when pairing the suit with a vintage 50’s blouse that has this really cute bow belt detail at the waist.

And while I know that a red, white and blue often comes across as a patriotic “themed” outfit, I honestly didn’t think of that at all when I was composing the look. What can I say, I really love navy and red and white, and sometimes you just have to throw it altogether! (*• ᴗ ᵕ*)

I guess accidentally coming across as dressing to a theme really isn’t out of my comfort zone at all these days. It’s a bit hard to be worried about a colour scheme when my whole entire ensemble has a vintage theme!  Haha.

Have you tried going out of your comfort zone with your style recently? Was your experiment a success? I think mine was! Even though I can’t see pencil skirts becoming a huge part of my wardrobe, I am interested to try other wiggle styles in the future ~ so here’s to trying new things!
╭( ・ㅂ・)و ̑̑ ˂ᵒ͜͡ᵏᵎ⁾✩ 

xox,

bonita

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‘Adelaide’ 1940’s Inspired Tilt Hat | by Tanith Rowan Designs
Vintage 1950s Bow & Poppy Blouse | Vintage Pop Up Fair
Red Stone Beads | Lady’s Market, Hong Kong ‘08
Vintage 1940’s Ruched Rust Gloves | eBay
Vintage 60s Navy Suit {altered by me to look 50s} | eBay
Cherry Pop Box Bag | Lola Von Rose
Red Alert Heels | Old

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

༺ When Starlight and Midnight Collide ༻

Navy Robin Knit Top & Navy Gingham Mia Skirt by Collectif | Lavender & Twill

Vintage style in navy | Lavender & Twill

Navy Robin Knit Top & Navy Gingham Mia Skirt by Collectif | Lavender & Twill

Vintage style in navy | Lavender & Twill

Navy Robin Knit Top & Navy Gingham Mia Skirt by Collectif | Lavender & Twill

Vintage style in navy | Lavender & Twill

Golden Wattle | Lavender & Twill

Golden wattle with navy vintage inspired styling | Lavender & Twill

Golden wattle with navy vintage inspired styling | Lavender & Twill

Vintage style in navy | Lavender & Twill

Navy Robin Knit Top & Navy Gingham Mia Skirt by Collectif | Lavender & Twill

Ooof! I hope this post isn’t too much of a photo overload… I know there’s a lot here, but I really found it difficult to narrow them down, especially with so many more pictures left on the cutting room floor ~ metaphorically speaking of course.

I had such fun taking this series of photographs. As silly as it might sound, I have been eagerly waiting for the wattle to bloom this year. I have worn this outfit, or variations of it, all through winter, but I knew that the best backdrop to showcase it would be my favourite golden yellow puffballs.

So I waited through the wintertime months, and here we are finally. Yay!

But while I snapped lots of pretty pictures, and have loads of inspiration for future ensembles, photo shoots, makeup tutorials, YouTube videos, and more ~ I really am feeling the writer’s block side of blogging at the moment.

I can’t quite tell if it’s because life is chugging along too quietly, and so I have no stories to tell, or if it’s because my usual round of winter colds and flues have drowned my brain with all the world’s supply of unwanted liquids… It’s really snot fun..…  ₍₍ ₍₍ 。。。(๑•    •๑)   *snufflesoff*

Lol. My Mister’s dad jokes have finally infected me for good. No wonder I succumbed to that cold.

One thing I do have to say though ~ how hard it is to find navy shoes?!

Even our wonderful vintage reproduction shoe brands don’t really seem to do blue shoes, so I’m on an everlasting hunt to add a pair{actually ~ let’s face it, two or three pairs in different era and season styles, as well as hues!} to my wardrobe.

Because, as you might be able to tell, my navy obsession is going strong ~ I am just as infatuated with the shade as I was last summer. Around about the end of last year, I decided to start collecting all the midnight blue items I could find that fit my aesthetic sensibilities, and I don’t think I shall be stopping anytime soon.

It’s such a classic hue. One I really love to wear, partly because it’s also a bit rare these days and you don’t find much of it around {unless it’s little girls clothing… Because only toddlers and babies can wear navy??}.

Haha, but you know I love anything a little bit {or a lot! ✧٩(•́⌄ - ́๑) } different.

Now I’m going to put to the hive mind ~ anyone know of a good 40s or 50s reproduction, or even vintage-looking, navy shoes{vintage isn’t as helpful with this quest because high chances are they won’t fit my feet. Just so you know, having babies really changes ALLLL of your body!}?? Have you found any of these rare treasures? If so, please spill!

Also, what’s your most-sort-after-hard-to-find shoe colour? I’m sure I can’t be the only vintage gal out there with the agonising problem of trying to match her shoe colour to her gloves, hat or purse…

xox,

bonita

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Navy “Robin” Knit Top | Collectif
Vintage Hounds tooth Pleated Skirt | Thrifted
Erstwilder ‘Woven Wattle’ Brooch | Rocklily Wombats
Navy Gingham “Mia” Skirt | Collectif
Vintage Navy Wrist Gloves | eBay
Navy Satchel Bag | eBay
Grey Tights | Kmart
Black Oxford Heels | New Look, Old

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

༺ Lady by the Lake ༻

1940's inspired ensemble in sepia tones | Lavender & Twill

Vintage and vintage reproduction styles | Lavender & Twill

1940's inspired ensemble in sepia tones | Lavender & Twill

Vintage beaded purse | Lavender & Twill

1940's inspired ensemble in sepia tones | Lavender & Twill

Vintage and vintage reproduction styles | Lavender & Twill

Lakeside portico views | Lavender & Twill

Vintage style by the lake | Lavender & Twill

I wore this lovely 1940’s inspired, sepia Hell Bunny frock to the cinema two weekends ago when the Mister and I went to see the new Bourne movie. We are both fans of the franchise, but spoiler alert: it wasn’t worth bringing Bourne back for this flick…. (๑-﹏-๑)

And while I think this dress gives off a lovely 40’s impression, I suspect I might have made a minor mistake with my styling ~  I picked my harvest brown gloves to go with my ensemble as I thought “Ooo, matchy-matchy! Yay!!” but then in the photographs I realised that my arms pretty much disappear into my dress and I look like I don’t have any hands… Hehee… Oops! (๑´ㅂ`; ๑)

What I did like was how this hand-beaded vintage purse coordinated so beautifully with the outfit. I can hardly believe how excellent the condition of the beading is! I’m not sure which era it’s from ~ it practically feels like new, which is so cool because I wonder what special occasions this delicate, sparkling evening bag was saved for. A date night is a perfect outing in my mind, and a fun photoshoot to boot!

The winter twilight besides the lake was a symphony of pale, luminous colour, and beams of golden sun ~ but, let’s be real here ~ gales of icy winds too. I was so cold taking these pictures!

I had bought a cardigan to wear {not that that would have saved me much as it was 4:00pm in the afternoon, so it was still freezing}, but I clean forgot about it as I was so eager to capture the gorgeous button detail on the sleeves, and the gathering on the bust.

And then I was so inspired by the light gleaming on the columns and steps, the strong angles of the architecture, and the stunning vista of green foliage and blue water, I couldn’t stop playing with my camera! *sigh* It’s that moment when you are swept away in the flow of creativity, j'adore!

Of course, the glowing light fades all too quickly, and that’s when you start shivering and sniffing and realising just how cold you are and isn’t it great that the car is just around the corner with nice seat warmers waiting to be switched on… No? Just me?  Haha, okay then. 

Can we quickly take a moment to appreciate the reproduction quality on this Hell Bunny dress though? I have been really impressed with their 1940s styled offerings I’ve picked up recently. First there was my aubergine dress, and now this one. Yes, the cut of the décolletage is too low, so I slipped in a modesty panel at the front {I tucked a cream silk handkerchief over the front of my slip} and it worked out nicely I think.  (⁎^ᴗ^⁎)

Overall, I do like the cut, I think it has that authentic feeling. {With the glaring exception of the middle zip up the back ~ ugh, why?! The middle zip was around in the 40s, but rarely was a dress finished that way back then, and you know what ~ I can see why. Isn’t the whole line of the back of the dress just ruined by the bunching of that by that zipper! *sad*} The best part is however ~ the fabric! 

I am super impressed with the fabric of both my Hell Bunny dresses. For me, the fabric has been a major component of the authentic effect that both these dresses have achieved. How it swirls and glides with your movement makes a such a difference to how the cut appears, and I think that it is a strong marker of the reproduction quality of the vintage look. Modern fabrics interact with the finished design, and the body wearing it, in a radically distinct manner to vintage clothing.

It has a lot to do with the rise of man-made fabrics, with design methods, and also the use of household appliances such as washing machines and tumble dryers, instead of wringers and clotheslines. It is interesting to ponder how these evolutions came to be ~ fashion is shaped by economic climates, war, politics… It’s all an endlessly fascinating rabbit hole, but I shan't dive down it right now.

What do you think? Do you agree with fabric being a crucial component of good vintage reproduction? And even more importantly ~ back zip…Yay or nay? I’m firmly in the nay camp. I like the zip to be in the side seam. I think it’s more subtle hidden under your arm, and best of all, you can do your dress up by yourself! 
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xox,

bonita

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Vintage Two-Tone Felt Saucer Hat | eBay
June Dress by Hell Bunny | eBay
Vintage Marcasite & Pearl Leaf Earrings | Round She Goes Market, 2015
Gold Poodle Brooch | Round She Goes Market, 2015
Harvest Brown Gauntlet Gloves | Etsy
Vintage Floral Swirl Beaded Evening Purse | eBay
Tan Heda Mary Jane by B.A.I.T. | Zulily

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

༺ Stitching Stories: Looking for Land Girls ༻

1940's land girl outfit inspiration | Lavender & Twill

Simplicity 3688 slacks | Lavender & Twill

Simplicity 3688 pants | Lavender & Twill

Simplicity 3688 trousers | Lavender & Twill

The Brindabella Mountain Range | Lavender & Twill

1940's land girl outfit inspiration | Lavender & Twill

Simplicity 3688 pants | Lavender & Twill

Simplicity 3688 slacks | Lavender & Twill

Cuddles with Pubby!! {16 months old} | Lavender & Twill

Yay!! I made pants! I actually did it!! 

Last year I participated in the Vintage Pattern Pledge and managed to get all my makes completed by the skin of my teeth. And while I’ve been super slow starting with my sewing this year, I did sign up to do it all again.

I, Bonita Vear of Lavender & Twill, pledge to sew at least five vintage or vintage reproduction patterns in 2016 ~ these must include one pair of pants! I also pledge to finish one knitted garment from a vintage or vintage reproduction pattern.

This time, I was also invited to share my make as part of the Vintage Pattern Pledge roundup on Kestrel Makes {and you can check out my guest post interview over here}. It’s taken me a whole six months to get cracking, I think I’ve been dragging my heels after all the sewing disasters I had faced last year. But I finally sat down at my machine and I’m really happy that the first pattern I sewed up this year was my first pair of long anticipated trousers!

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I’ve seen Simplicity’s Retro re-release of a 1940’s four-piece suit pattern floating around on sewing blogs/vintage blogs for a good several years now. It’s a great pattern, everyone seems to like sewing it up. Every time I saw the pants I was like: “They look great! I should make those!…But pants are so hard… Eh, I’ll just sew a dress instead.”. This year, however, I put on my brave face, made my pledge to actually give it a go, and whadda you know… It wasn’t that scary at all! (•̀o•́)ง✧

Okay, so they are not exactly the most challenging kind of pants to sew {I’m looking at you jeans…} but any kind of pants have been on my “OhboyIcan’tsewthattooscary” list ever since I started sewing. So I didn’t have to face a fly, any sort of thigh/hip/butt/crotch adjustments ~ thank goodness! ~ or twin top stitching, but I’m taking baby steps towards it, and that’s enough for me at the moment.

The ease of construction and the loose, vintage style of these pants means that this pattern is a fantastic beginner’s introduction to sewing trousers. It went together really smoothly {I only had to unpick a couple of seams when I got the front and back pieces confused, but when I figured out that I’d sewn it front-front and back-back instead of front-back, front-back it was a very easy fix}, and there aren’t any difficult techniques you need to know to make them up.

I did switch out the standard waistband interfacing for Grosgrain ribbon to create the waistband. I like using this couture technique for building the waistband because I feel like the finished result is far more sturdier, actually stands up better instead of folding over or creasing down {like a lot of my skirt waistbands used to do before I started doing this}, and doesn’t stretch out of shape. Plus, I think it makes button holes easier as well! But on that note, yes, my button tab is too long… Whoops!

I also added a pocket into the side seam opposite the zipper, because who likes pants without pockets?? I mean, really…. But I do that with all my skirts and dresses too. I find if it doesn’t have pockets, I’m much less likely to wear it!

I handpicked the zipper and the hem for the pants ~ and while I adore hemming by hand, zippers still elude me when it comes to a perfectly neat finish, so I think I need to keep practising my zipper insertion for sure.

I am so happy with the finished trousers though; I can’t even say. This winter I’ve really been into swing pants ~ I kind of feel like they are the vintage girl’s version of trakkie-daks…. Or pyjamas… Have I mentioned that these things are darn comfortable? (~ ̄▽ ̄)~

I’m definitely leaning towards 1940’s land girl inspiration for styling options rather than glamourous Hollywood slacks ~ those ladies had to work hard, and had to have outfits that were not only durable, but also easy to move in. These pants definitely fit that bill, and are a wardrobe staple for me right now. I’m just wondering how many more pairs I should make! I definitely need a navy pair in twill or gabardine, and possibly a pair in chocolate Ponte knit??!

Or maybe I should try my hand at a pair of jeans? If anyone has any recommendations for an easy 1940’s -1950’s vintage or vintage reproduction pattern for jeans; I’m all ears! ( ^ _ ^)∠☆

~ Project Details ~

  • Year: Retro re-release of a Simplicity 1940’s suit pattern  
  • Pattern: Simplicity 3688
  • Fabric: Unknown length of undetermined stretch hounds tooth knit fabric. This fabric came from my Grandmother’s stash. It was passed on from her to my Mom, and then to me before it was finally made up!  
  • Notions: Two buttons, Grosgrain ribbon for the waistband, and one metal zipper 
  • Time to complete: Two weeks
  • Make again? Yes. No doubt. I’m already trying to figure out which fabric I should use next…
  • Wear again? Considering that I’ve worn them every day since I finished them up, and I’m wearing them right now as I write this post ~ I’d say so! Haha!!
  • Total Cost:  $2.60 for the zipper, the fabric was from the stash, as were the buttons. Not bad, but then I have to count $16.50 for repurchasing the pattern after Miss Three decided to jump on the lounge chair where I had put the pattern tissue and tore it to shreds... So, $19.10 in total.

xox,

bonita

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DIY Vintage Hair Tie | Me Made, 2015
Cherry Pointe Knit Top {old} | Collectif
Land Girl Slacks | Me Made, 2016
Tan Prairie Style Boots {old} | Cotton On

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

༺ Sí, Señorita ༻


1950's ensemble inspired by European ranch wear | Lavender & Twill

1950's ensemble inspired by European ranch wear | Lavender & Twill

Daisy Jean Floral Design Tiki Hair Flowers and Earrings | Lavender & Twill

Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha | Lavender & Twill

1950's ensemble inspired by European ranch wear | Lavender & Twill

1950's ensemble inspired by European ranch wear | Lavender & Twill

1950's ensemble inspired by European ranch wear | Lavender & Twill

Daisy Jean Floral Design Tiki Hair Flowers and Earrings | Lavender & Twill

Am I anywhere with this much sunshine at the moment?

Alas, no, I am not… However, this is a flash back to my amazing trip to the Gold Coast! I hope you are not sick of these yet, because I still have another post to come after this one… ( ˃̗εू˂ ) 

I have been hoarding this glorious Daisy Jean Floral Designs tiki-inspired floral hair piece for just the right outfit to wear it with. I needed something bright, something colourful and something slightly crazy…

When Harlow Darling told me about the amazing cactus garden at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, and asked if I was planning to dress to a Mexican theme, I went ~ “No, I don’t have anything to we…!! Hang on!” Instantly this sequined circle skirt {yes, another one… What can I say? This girl adores sparkle!!} popped into mind.

The skirt is not 1950’s vintage, more like 80’s, or perhaps 90’s retro, but it does the job so well. The rest of the outfit practically pulled itself together without any extra planning ~ it just danced into my head like some sort of animated thought sequence.

Not a Mexican theme, but a Spanish one! 

Recently I have really been getting into the equestrian discipline of Working Equitation with my horse Copper. It has quite a fascinating history, which I enjoy as part of the sport. WE started in Italy in 1986, where it grew as a way for farmers to pass on the traditional methods of training their horses for useful ranch work after the advent of machinery taking over the job. It quickly spread to surrounding European countries where it is practised to this day, and Portugal have remained the world champions of the competition.

Because I have been learning so much about the discipline’s history and competition rules {the competitors wear their countries traditional ranchero attire when competing} I have had traditional European ranch wear floating around in my head. Now, this outfit isn’t even a smidge bit close to what you would wear while riding, being neither culturally or historically accurate, so my inspiration fell more along the lines of a 1950’s ensemble for a fashionable señorita la casa de rancho.  

I have had this vintage silk blouse in my wardrobe ever since I started collecting and wearing vintage. I picked it up at the thrift shop when I was hunting for some pieces to start my new style journey, and it’s one of the few pieces that have lasted through all the wardrobe purges. I’m only kicking myself that I didn’t pick the exact same one up in grey, I thought that one would be enough… Silly me.

The pink blouse was the perfect pairing with this skirt however, and even better I could add my deadstock 1950s celluloid pony brooch that was a recent purchase. It goes without saying that I’m obsessed with anything equine, and those pastel pink galloping horses just HAD to be mine!

I really do think that the finishing touch to this ensemble has to go to the amazing DJF hair flowers though, and also; the red glitter earrings!

Yes, DJF has launched their own line of resin glitter jewellery, and it’s so pretty. There are a ton of different colours and designs to pick from ~ and while I went for red {for some reason I don’t have any red vintage earrings? Weird!} it was a very difficult choice between these ones or the gold glitter pair. Also, they’ve recently release some new brooch designs, which is exciting. Me being the obsessive brooch nut that I am can feel an imminent purchase coming on. *(~ ‿ •)

Now, I did change from this outfit into the one I posted about earlier with forget-me-nots and toile, but that’s the best thing about hanging out with bloggers! Harlow helped me out with the different photo shoots by helping to pick the locations, and taking some behind the scene snaps and everything. It’s just so great to spend time with people who have the same hobbies as you. They understand exactly what kind of work goes it to it, and what you need to do, rather than looking at you like you are crazy when you have to go change in the ladies public rest room so that you can go shoot a second ensemble… Haha!  Thank you Harlow for being so cool!

xox,

bonita

Disclosure |  Daisy Jean Floral Designs and Lavender & Twill have partnered up this year to bring to you some amazing floral hair accessories! I bought the DJF hair flowers because I really like them, but I’m also excited to feature this wonderful Australian small business, and the pieces I buy are discounted as part of our agreement. (✿◠‿◠)

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Vintage Straw Sailor Hat | Thrifted
Tiki Rose and Hibiscus Floral Hair Piece | Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Cherry Agatha’s Orb Earrings | Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Celluloid 1950’s Galloping Pink Pony Brooch | Oh La La
Vintage Pink Petal Silk Blouse | Thrifted
Spanish Senorita Circle Skirt | Oh La La
Fair Pink Jeanine Sandal | B.A.I.T.

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