Tuesday, May 19, 2015

༺ Hello Hello Kitty! ༻

1940s casual; repro jeans, cute tee & a bolero | Lavender & Twill

Hello Kitty graphic tee with Freddies of Pinewood jeans | Lavender & Twill

Wear your t-shirt with a string of pearls | Lavender & Twill

Daisy. Red nails. Jeans. | Lavender & Twill

Casual vintage style | Lavender & Twill 

I picked up this Hello Kitty t-shirt while I was pregnant with Charlotte {about 28 weeks-ish? I think?} ~ anyway, I knew I’d love wearing it even though I couldn’t even imagine it stretching enough to fit over the bump at the time. 

A few months and one baby later, it turns out I was right!  :P  I really love this t-shirt, the fabric is soft, and it feels very ‘vintage’ even though it isn’t in the slightest!  I totally get the obsession with vintage t-shirts now. You also can’t go wrong with a classic kawaii Hello Kitty print.  

I’m wearing it with some Freddie’s I bought off Stephanie of The Girl with the Star-Spangled Heart when she sold some of her wardrobe in a blog sale. {I have discovered I love blog and Instagram sales, even though they are dangerous to my budget!} I also picked up a fabulous 50’s dress, but that’s a post for another day.   (⌒▽⌒)

Jeans and some sort of blouse/crop top/t-shirt would appear to be my day-to-day outfit combination this autumn ~ I’m not entirely sure why, though I suspect it might have something to do with the sad lack of ‘winter’ type dresses in my wardrobe currently.  I’ve been keeping my eye out for appropriate dresses, but it does seem that longer sleeved dresses, or ones with a winter-y colorway such as jewel tones, are harder to come by without resorting to buying black! 

Not that I’m against black, it definitely has a place in my wardrobe, but I just seem to be leaning more towards tan or navy blue, rather that the starkness of black for my accessories. And black clothing just seems a bit, well, boring. Actually, it can be really awesome in person, but it never seems to photograph properly you know? That also makes buying black clothing online pretty tricky.

I do wear darker colours more in winter, but my sensibilities still are yearning after pastels and florals! Even the dress I’m sewing at the moment is a floral sprig print.  *shakes head* I think I need to get my act together. If I’m sewing my own clothes I really should be sewing the pieces I need!  

There’s always the next project though, right?   (*≧ω≦)

Do you like wearing t-shirts with your vintage jeans or do you prefer to stick with classic blouses or knit tops?



༺ ♡ ༻

Red Heart Clip | Dollar Shop
Vintage Pearl String Necklace | Gift from my Mother
Cherry Drop Bolero | Thrifted
Hello Kitty Vintage Tee | Kmart, ‘14
Black Freddies | Blog Sale, Similar here
White Plimsols | Woolworths, Old

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  1. Haha! I grew up with hello kitty, how cute! Thanks for making me smile. :)

  2. My pleasure! I love HK and other Japanese characters like Rilakkuma, they are so much fun and make me smile too! :)

  3. Fabulously cute outfit! I love Hello Kitty and always will. You'll find her peppered throughout my house (in plush and paper stationery form) and in my wardrobe, too, thanks to my own HK t-shirt.

    These Freddies are sensational on you, dear Bonita. So classic, fun, and well fitting. It's lovely that you were able to pick them up from Stephanie. It's fun to see where vintage or repro garments will land next in our tight knit online circle.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. Ooh, me too! {Obviously! Heheh...} I have HK plushies on the shelves in my office, and some HK squishies, stationery, etc... I have a thing for cute {kawaii} Japanese characters and I love collecting cute stuff to fill in that gaps that my vintage or shabby chic stuff won't fit. :P

    And yes, I'm really loving the all the blog/Instagram sales of vintage rehoming! It's kind of cool to be able to add to the history of the piece through sharing it in the vintage community. :)

  5. I don't do much pretty-t-shirt-and-jeans wearing but I really want to! I think it's the necklines I'm not keen on *on me* of most tees, which puts me off. But I just need to learn how to convert them into bardot necklines or something! I love seeing this more casual look on you, so cute! CC x

  6. Necklines are so tricky. I don't like anything that's a v-neck, or too high, or too bleh. Technical terms here! I'd love to see your take on this look too. There is something that's fun about casual looks on vintage bloggers isn't there? :D

  7. Such a cute outfit! I don't think Hello Kitty will ever get old. Also, your nails look gorgeous, love that shiny apple red :D

    xo, Serli


  8. Thanks Serli! Shiny apple red is definitely one of my top fav. nail colors. (>_<)

  9. So cute! I have always been a jeans-and-t-shirt girl, so for me the trick is getting *out* of that box. I really want some vintage-style jeans for when I only want to stretch myself a *little* bit :)

  10. Repro vintage jeans are so great ~ as much as I want to wear dresses and skirts everyday, as a mother that's just not practical. I find repro jeans to be really comfortable and easy to wear. So yeah, you should totally go for it! :D



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