Wednesday, May 14, 2014

༺ Blue Lolita ༻

Demure styles can still be a lot of fun to wear, accessorize and enjoy the flounce of your skirts | Lavender & Twill

1950s fashion ~ blue lolita look | Lavender & Twill

Black accents make a striking statement | Lavender & Twill

A neat purse adds a finishing touch | Lavender & Twill

Co-orrdinate your shoes, purse, belt, gloves and hat to pull your outfit together perfectly | Lavender & Twill

Summer dresses can be taken into autumn and winter with a darker set of accessories | Lavender & Twill

Blue Lolita, the name of my new~to~me, fabulous vintage frock. I adore the use of boarder print for the button placket, and the azure shade is practically perfect.  Of course, the 1950’s fit and flair is just right with my lace-trimmed petticoat for a peek of scalloped, white eyelet deliciousness around the hem.  (⁎^ᴗ^⁎) ❤

But I can’t waffle on about a dress now can I?

Life has been so wonderfully busy recently ~ when The Mister and I decided to put our little blue house up for sale, that was just the beginning! And while I am awfully excited for the changes and the path this step will start us on, part of me is quite nervous and a bit sad to be leaving our home and all the happy memories.

I’m not always so good at letting go of things that I get attached to ~ the blue facade of our house, and the blue picket fence that surrounds our garden. The poplar trees that stand guard over the railway tracks behind our house, how they turn golden in the morning and evening light, and glow with the brilliant yellow of fall colour.

The leafy green trees beside the river that we walk under, as we amble home on a family stroll around the neighbourhood. The old, historical houses that I love to admire ~ including this lovely biscuit and duck-egg blue one behind our block that is earmarked for restoration {and also featured in a few of my outfit posts (♡ ◠‿◠)}.

The water tower that I see from my bed when the curtains are drawn back. The creaky floorboards that show the stories of our family life in the pattern of wear upon them. The spaces that I lovingly decorated, and hunted down special treasures for ~ the best pieces appearing by fortuitous accident! The fiery-sunset miniature roses that burst into bloom on the bush outside my bedroom window each spring.

The big backyard that my son loves to run around in. He says to me “I have a good idea, do you want to go abenturing with me? It’s a lovely day for an abenture! Please come play with me,” while looking up at me with cherub dimples and sparkling baby-blue eyes. The sandpit that my daughter will totter over to on wobbly legs, squealing with excitement. Beaming with a big toothy grin on her face, and her own set of darling dimples, she joins her older brother joyfully digging and tossing sand everywhere!

We brought both our children as newborns home to this house. They have spent the first years of their life here, and it was the first place our family called home.

We actually dreamed that we’d raise our family here, in the country-like community with lovely, towering green trees and the best parks our young tribe could ask for.

But the thing is, while we both love the beauty of the surroundings and community we are in, this is just one page in the whole wide book of the world and we don’t want to just read one page ~ we want to taste, explore and absorb the entire encyclopedia of international experiences.

To find our new ‘abenture’ we have to say goodbye to the pleasures of this page and turn to the next chapter…  ❤



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Lacy Crochet Collar | Made by Me, 2010
Blue Lolita 50’s Frock | Va-VaVoom Vintage, Instagram Sale
Black Sash Cummberband | Old of Mine
Black Wristlet Gloves | eBay
Cream Carved Rose Bracelets | Old, Equip
Doctor’s Purse | eBay
Eyelet Petticoat | Thrifted
Mary-Jane Heels | Thrifted

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  1. What an exciting new chapter in your life, dear Bonita. Having moved my fair share of times (both near and afar), I can wholeheartedly relate to the mixed emotions and sense of nostalgia that come into play when you set out to find a new abode. I wish you the best of luck there and with everything the future holds in store for your family.

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you... It's nice when someone understands those mixed feelings you are bound to feel with moves! ❤❤❤

  2. Such a darling dress! Your home sounds lovely, I can understand with all those added memories on top that it must tug at the heartstrings to think of leaving. Hope it all goes smoothly for you. P x

    1. Thank you for your well-wishes Porcelina, I surely do appreciate them.
      ❤ ❤



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