Friday, March 17, 2017

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Queanbeyan Railway Station | Lavender & Twill

"Mariana" Dress by Miss Candyfloss Review | Lanvender & Twill

"Mariana" Dress by Miss Candyfloss Review | Lanvender & Twill

"Mariana" Dress by Miss Candyfloss Review | Lanvender & Twill

"Mariana" Dress by Miss Candyfloss Review | Lanvender & Twill

"Mariana" Dress by Miss Candyfloss Review | Lanvender & Twill

"Mariana" Dress by Miss Candyfloss Review | Lanvender & Twill

Miss L Fire Shoes | Lavender & Twill

"Mariana" Dress by Miss Candyfloss Review | Lanvender & Twill


"Mariana" Dress by Miss Candyfloss Review | Lanvender & Twill

"Mariana" Dress by Miss Candyfloss Review | Lanvender & Twill

This weekend we took a trip back to our old stomping grounds ~ Queanbeyan! We lived there for three years or so, and I have so many good memories of our little family there. Not only that, there are many lovely old sites that have a wealth of character and history, making it one of my favourite spots to visit.

One such site is the old Queanbeyan train station. A small stop on Australia’s Sydney to Canberra line, this station was built in 1887 and has some absolutely lovely art-deco vibes about the construction. Combining my love for iron fret work,  dusty mint and cream ~ it’s everything I adore about historical Australiana architecture ~ in style and colour palette!  (灬ºωº灬)♡

And, speaking of colours ~ what better place to début this amazing “Mariana – Lee” dress by Miss Candyfloss?

It’s the first time that I’ve had the honour of working with this Swedish vintage reproduction company, but they have been on my radar for years! I really loved the jumpsuits they came out with last winter season, and I am grateful to have the chance to try one of their pieces.

The “Mariana” house wife dress is a superbly tailored, 1950s inspired frock. The navy shade is perfect for all seasons and the fabric has the most delightful hand to it. Thick, but not winter weight, the drape in the skirt provides a perfect swish when walking around, and the fabric lays smoothly over any unforgiving bumps as well as providing a nice level of stretch.

I was in between dress sizes, so I went with my waist measurements and sized down, and the dress fit like a glove, with plenty of room to move around comfortably. The cut around your shoulders and arms is generous, which is a great bonus. I often find that reproduction dresses can err on the tight side with sleeves, so I was really happy that the sleeve fit so well, and looked great with the cute cuff detail.

Of course, the scalloped neckline is instantly a favourite with me as I am mad about a good collar {this one is a *fantastic* collar if you ask me!} and the pleated bodice and matching belt add those perfect vintage touches that polish the final look. My one tiny complaint would be… a lack of pockets. I think pockets really take a dress {or skirt} to the next level, and though it would be hard to improve this dress as I do love every detail of it; I just ask for one thing ~ pockets!

When creating my ensemble, I decided to stick with really simple styling to allow this fabulous frock to shine. It’s a really versatile dress that can be accessorised to glam it up, or kept simple for day wear. I also really like how it could swing to either a 40s or 50s look depending on how you choose to style it.

This time around I went with a 1950’s feel, as my 1950s vintage hat and scallop-edge gloves echoed the navy hue and scalloped collar of the dress perfectly. I completed the ensemble with my trusty Miss L Fire shoes in nude for a twist of something unexpected!

And what vintage lady travels without her beauty case and purse? ☆(*ゝω・*)

I picked up the white beauty case when I was first finding my interest in vintage, and I’m glad I did because it’s proven to be a great hat box, as well as looking fabulous. Sadly, it won’t be coming with me on our future travel adventures, but more about that later…

I’ve been playing around with video as I would like to do more on my YouTube channel, so I’ve filmed a little outfit snippet and I’ve put a few of these all together in one “Adventures in a MINI Lookbook” video ~ so here’s this lovely dress in action!

..Half of the time I don’t even know what I’m doing here… (=⌒_⌒=)'

So what do you think of my film production skills? Haha! Do you like seeing outfits in motion? If you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see in a video, please let me know so I can make these better!  ೕ(•̀ㅂ•́ )ᵒᵏᵎᵎᵎᵎ



Disclosure |  This post was created in collaboration with Miss Candyfloss and the dress I have reviewed was sent to me, but all views and opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.

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1950s Navy Twist Hat | The Girl with the Star Spangled Heart
’Mariana’ Lee Navy Dress | c/o Miss Candyfloss
Vintage Scalloped Navy Gloves | eBay
“HeartBreaker” Heels in Nude | Miss L Fire
Ralph Lauren French Provincial Handbag | eBay
White Vintage Beauty Case |Thrifted

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