Friday, 3 July 2015

Mod Girl
















Dress - Pop Boutique
Stockings - Ebay
Shoes - Chemist Warehouse
Jelly Tote - c/o Sun Jellies


Yesterday I wore this fabulous mod dress and have absolutely fallen in love with the mod look. The beautiful Harlow gifted me some fabulous dresses a couple of months ago and I love them so much!

The mod look has always appealed to me, though it has taken me a while to actually get around and try it. I felt super happy when I was out and about yesterday, the whole style is so fun, I'll definitely be dressing like this a lot more. I loved trying a different make-up look too.

I just finished watching season two of the amazing Australian series, Love Child and this definitely pushed me to start embracing this fabulous style and of course all of the 60s icons.

Pop Boutique dresses are amazing quality and fit true to size (I am wearing UK8), they look so authentic too! My Sun Jellies Tote Bag is a perfect match, I featured this tote at the beach last time. I love how practical they are, I can fit so much stuff into it! 

Thanks to Renee for another fun day, snapping some photos of me and taking some polaroids! 

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

Monday, 29 June 2015

Cake Bake and Sweets Show 2015











Eloise Dress - Hell Bunny
Shoes - I Love Billy


A couple of weeks ago I went to the Cake Bake and Sweets Show at Olympic Park in Sydney with Renee Ribbons

We ate lots of samples, watched some great demonstrations and checked out the latest baking trends. We were lucky enough to be interviewed about our experience at the show, maybe we will see ourself in some promotions for next year's show!

I wore my gorgeous Dragonfly dress with some comfortable little kitten heels, even my Fitbit matched haha! 

I love cooking and baking so it was a very enjoyable experience and I hope to attend next year! 

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

Friday, 26 June 2015

Polka Dots and Dogs


Caught blowing kisses to my dogs haha!


Smiles with Fifi and Leo








Dress and Trench Coat - Collectif
Hat - Vintage
Shoes - I Love Billy


I enjoyed a sunny afternoon in the park with Renee Ribbons and my dogs on Wednesday... We unintentionally matched with white polka dots too!

Renee bought me this dress for my birthday last year, it is so comfortable and cute... I love the little puffy sleeves and the keyhole neckline with bow and collar! 
My Collectif Trenchcoat has been one of my best purchases in a long time. I've always loved coats but had been looking for an amazing showerproof trench coat like this for years. I have already blogged it, but it is something I wear so often!

I recently bought this trenchcoat in dusty pink, which I am also obsessed with... I'm sure it will make it's way onto the blog soon. 


Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

Monday, 22 June 2015

Nautical Stripes and Sailor Pants















Top & Trousers - Hell Bunny
Shoes - Target
Sunglasses - ASOS

I purchased this fabulous outfit over a month ago now and have been waiting to wear it out! Today was a perfect Winter's day by the waterfront, there was a slight cool breeze with lots of beautiful warm sun. The perfect winter balance. 

I have been a fan of Hell Bunny for so long now and I was super excited that the current season featured trousers. The button detail on the front is gorgeous and the fabric is really comfortable too. I absolutely adore the top too, I plan to pair it with my nautical Hell Bunny shorts in Summer for another cute look! 

I find both the top and pants fit true to size, I generally wear xs in Hell Bunny and there is an inch or so spare room in the trousers. I really love them, I must add the navy version to my wardrobe too.

My shoes are surprisingly comfortable, as I usually walk for 20-30+ minutes at the waterfront, I always forget that I have these platforms. 

No photos with the dogs today, though they did run through a some of the shots. They were busy meeting and greeting with other dogs during this short stop on our walk. 

The dogs approved of the the nautical ensemble on this beautiful day too. 

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Neapolitan | Starry Boutique











(Photos by Renee Ribbons


Shoes - Target

Starry Boutique is an online store based in Sydney, however, you can find them at various Sydney markets quite regularly too! The Neapolitan Dress is one dreamy dress, from it's unique design to it's perfect colour combination. 

The bodice of this dress has boning giving the dress beautiful structure, the skirt is lined and the cotton fabric is really great quality. The halterneck is not adjustable, however it has elastic which makes it comfortable around the neck and the strap was very spot on for size making it a really nice fit around my neck. 

Hilary of Starry Boutique was very helpful with sizing and I went with a small thanks to her help. This dress fits my bust and 25 inch waist perfectly. The bows on the bodice add such a sweet touch to the dress and I adore the beautiful cranes on the skirt.

I can't wait to wear it in summer with my pink sun hat and an ice-cream in hand! It is definitely one of my new favourite dresses. 

Discount code: Get $35 off the Neapolitan Dress using the code GRACEFULLYVINTAGE1 at the checkout! 

Here is an interview with Hilary of Starry Boutique:

1. How did you get into fashion?
I’d always spent a lot of time searching for more unique dresses both online and on overseas trips, and received many compliments on them, but I never considered it professionally, until I stumbled on a particular dress that was only available wholesale. I decided there was no way I wasn't getting that dress, so I bought a whole bunch of them. When my partner came home, I told him I was starting an online dress shop and he was like “okay, let’s do this”.

2. What sparked your interest in vintage style clothing?
When I was a teenager, I was never satisfied with what the chain stores were offering; I developed an hourglass figure rather early, and the trends at the time simply did not flatter me. Through movies and the internet, I became aware of the fifties look and just fell in love with it. Although I don't religiously dress vintage, my wardrobe is overflowing with retro pieces and I’m a sucker for classic red lipstick.

3. Describe Starry Boutique in three words.
Quirky, fun, timeless.

4. Who are your style icons?
Dita Von Teese has to be my number one icon, she has an inimitable elegance whether she’s donning a 50’s day dress or just nipple pasties! Christina Hendricks is flawless too. She’s made myself (and I’m sure many other curvy redheads) a lot more confident in rocking figure hugging outfits. 

5. Your friends modelled for Starry Boutique, what were your main reasons for this?
For a long time, I predominately bought my clothing online because I couldn’t find anything that fit my style locally. One of my biggest frustrations was that I often couldn’t relate to the fashion models they used, and as such, had trouble imagining myself in the dresses. I applaud the alternative stores who use more realistic models, although those gorgeous ladies tend to have a much edgier style. Basically, I wanted to show how great the dresses would look on an everyday woman; your friend; your sister; the woman you pass on the street. I also knew using close friends would result in a more organic shoot, I count myself very lucky to call those stunners my pals.

6. What can we expect from Starry Boutique in the future?
More carefully sourced vintage, quirky and flattering dresses from the International market, as well as some unique ones designed by me, a little further down the track. In the very near future, we’ll be stocking some great retro wooden brooches, by Melbourne-based brand, Fraulein Meow. Sydney residents can also catch us at the upcoming Rock n Roll & Alternative markets at Sydney Uni, on July 26th

7. What is your favourite piece of clothing in the boutique at the moment?
That’s an almost impossible question for me; when I selected the pieces for this collection, it was as if I was cultivating my ultimate wardrobe! I guess it would have to be a toss up between the Neapolitan and Porcelain dresses, because they always get me noticed for the right reasons.


You can find Starry Boutique on their Website, Facebook and Instagram!


Kayla - GracefullyVintage x