Wednesday, July 22, 2015

༺ Mother & Daughter: Pretty in Pink ༻

A pink and grey gingham vintage 1950's frock | Lavender & Twill

Pockets in my dresses are the best! | Lavender & Twill

Mother & daughter matching in pink | Lavender & Twill

My little girl wearing her Sunday best | Lavender & Twill

Mama & daughter share a giggle at Daddy | Lavender & Twill

Vintage mama style ~ a practical shirtwaist dress with longer sleeves | Lavender & Twill

Getting Miss Wiggle-Pot to stand still and take a photos for this shoot was much harder than usual! Most of the time she loves to come and photobomb my blog pictures, however, this time I got lots of cute-but-not-quite pictures instead. 

I guess that’s why they say don’t work with animals or children, but I keep finding myself breaking that rule. Oh well…

Funnily enough, she was very happy to come and show me her outfit after she got dressed in the morning. She runs into my bedroom while I’m getting ready for church and says “Look at my pretty!” And proceeds to bend down and point to her favourite pastel pink shoes with the white and pink daisies on the toes, then pick up her skirt and swish it around. She also pointed to her buttons ~ “Look! Buttons!” she says. ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ

I may or may not have proceeded to point my toes and say “Look, Mummy’s wearing pretty shoes and a dress too!” while swishing my skirts.  *coughcough*  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

It is so fun having daughters! I find it so amusing how, without very little {or none at all!} encouragement from me, Little Belle has already decided that pink is her favourite color, and that pretty dresses are her favourite things to wear.

And I swear I had nothing to do with the fact that she’s been obsessed with shoes since she was six months old! Unless it’s genetic… Lol.

Mind you, if it changes later on, that’s perfectly okay, but for now I’m definitely loving the joy that we have from sharing fun things like pink and dresses. (♡◠‿◠)

On that note ~ how cute is this vintage pink and grey gingham 1950’s frock? It was an absolute steal on eBay {less than $33.00 including p+p can you believe it!?} ~ a rare, but sometimes lucky find. I just love that this dress has pockets, yes, two of them! I might have had to wait for a year to wear it, but it was so worth the closet space.

That’s one of the problems buying vintage out of season, or in this case, if you’re pregnant! Sometimes you have to wait several months before you can find out whether it fits… And sometimes you know straight away that it’s not going to.  I have had one or two like that ~ where I was over-optimistic about how much give the cut of the top had, or some measurement somewhere else other that bust or waist ~ like arm scythes or shoulders ~ don’t fit like you’d expect from the bust/waist measurement. 

To that end, I’ve created a new Instagram! @lavenderandtwillvintage where I’m going to be selling off the vintage, or vintage reproduction pieces, that I no longer love, or that don’t quite fit right. I actually have a huge box of clothes waiting for me to do something with it, so I’m exciting to finally be finding new homes for these lovely pieces so that they are no longer languishing in the bottom of my closet!

Please bear in mind, it will take me a while to get everything listed, but I hope you will follow along for the goodies I have in store.  ( ^ _ ^)∠☆



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Vintage Rancherette Pink & Gingham 1950’s Dress | eBay
Crochet Rose Hair Clip | Me Made, 2012
Vintage Tapestry Rose Garden Purse  | Etsy
Vintage Merino & Peal Knit Collar | Etsy
Thin Cream Belt | eBay
Cream Cable Tights | Old
Harrow Oxford in Nude | B.A.I.T. Footwear, No longer available

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  1. She is so cute! And that dress is Fabulous! I'm so jealous :)

  2. Too, TOO beautiful! Hehehe I love that she is already into shoes :P

  3. :) Yes, Belle wins all the cuteness awards ~ though Lottie sure gives her a run for her money! :D

  4. Me too! It's sooo cute!! :D <3 <3 <3

  5. Such cute pictures! And if a clothes-buying obsession is hereditary, I fear for any of my potential future offspring!! I tend to buy quite a lot out of season, funnily enough, as I am such an avid sales shopper. It's torture waiting to wear things! I've got a cape I picked up in Collectif's sale that I can't wait for...

  6. CAPE! I have been *obsessing* over capes for ages now, still haven't found the right one to invest in though... I really can't wait to see yours now though! :D

  7. This is the one I got - such a bargain!

  8. Oooh, I saw that one, but they had sold out of my size. :( So pretty though, and the plaid and pink is just perfect! It will look gorgeous on you, I'm certain. :)

  9. P.S. ~ You are totally feeding my Collectif must have in a terribly bad-good way Cici... You know! :P

  10. You two are the cutest! Such a sweet post :)


  11. Sighhhh - you two are the cutest. I am in love with these pictures and especially her smile!! Sigh sigh sigh!!! You two look just as beautiful as each other!!

  12. Both of you are adorable in your dresses and "pretty shoes"! I dream of the day I have a daughter of my own and can share all the pretties with her as you do with your sweet little girl.

  13. Thank you Charlotte, I love having her with me. :)

  14. Her grin is totally infectious! XD

  15. It's certainly a wonderful thing ~ I feel very blessed to have my two girls, and my son too of course! (✿◠‿◠)

  16. Again with the so adorable pictures of you with your sweet little!! I am loving the new dresses!!!

  17. AWH BONITA, this is the best! She's such a cutey - actually all your children are haha.

  18. Yeah, I can't help it! They are too cute!! (≧ o ≦)

  19. Yup, they really are...

    (\ /)
    ( . .)♥

  20. Verity Vintage StudioJuly 24, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    LOVE the fabric and that gorgeous purse! And my little niece is just like you describe - decided pink is her favorite color, and gets all glowy-eyed when "Mommy is making me a pretty dress!" ~Kristen

  21. Oh, now that is one seriously marvelous deal. I can only think of one time in the last year or so that I've bought a vintage dress for under $35 and that was from a fellow vintage blogger's shop and she had wildly reasonably prices.

    You two look absolutely darling! Mommy and baby/child outfit posts melt my heart faster than butter in the hot July (in Canada) sun.

    Tons of hugs,

    ♥ Jessica

  22. Ooh, how sweet! That is really lovely, I can just imagine the excitement!

  23. Yes, true vintage at those kinds of prices are far and few between! But it is so fun when you do find something. :)

  24. You both look so adorable! And I think that the upside of working with kids and animals, is that if you can get a photo that isn't blurry as they move around, it is the candid nature of it that makes it so charming, so it's all good!

    And I also did the "buy things I won't be able to wear until post pregnancy" thing and had to wait to see if they would actually work! And even now, still trying to lose the baby weight, I am living with a fluctuating wardrobe! Oh well :P

  25. Yes, I love how a lot of children and animal pictures tend to look a lot more natural. Children are so good at letting their personality shine for photos!

    Oooh, fluctuating wardrobe! I am hearing you ~ I am really struggling baby weight {I can't believe I've actually gained some - not lost!} and it's killing me that my wardrobe is 70% unwearable at the moment. Sigh.



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