Thursday, 16 October 2014

Oktober Dress

Dress - Hell Bunny via Stars and Swallows
Shoes - I Love Billy

I have wanted the Oktober Dress since it came out a year or two ago... I pondered if it was necessary for quite some time. I then came across Stars and Swallows on their Instagram page and couldn't pass up a good deal so ordered it last week with very quick shipping (yay!). I am glad I did because it one of the cutest dresses ever and Hell Bunny never disappoints! 

I believe that the local Oktoberfest event was cancelled last year and never came back but it won't stop me from wearing this cute dress. I don't think I even need a theme to wear it because I love it so much.

The corset ribbon detail and the cute sleeves are such a great touch and it is very flattering to wear! It was fun to have my hair like this and I think you will be seeing this hairstyle time to time again on the blog as it is perfect for Australian summer weather! 

I am bringing you an exciting series of posts to the blog very soon - so keep an eye out! 

Kayla - GracefullyVintage

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Sun and Stripes

Dress - Hell Bunny
Shoes - I Love Billy
Sunglasses - Pared Eyewear
Bag - Gift
Hair Flower - Home-made

These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago on a sunny weekend! I went for a beach walk with family and the dogs, we had burgers and chips by the beach for lunch at our favourite place too. The last couple of days have seen rain and clouds which I don't mind, but I do love to wear my dresses on a sunny day by the beach. 

I was excited to finally wear this dress as it was another one that I bought during Winter! The fact that is has cute front pockets, buttons at the back and a matching belt makes it a very lovely and detailed dress with all of the things that I like combined. 

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

Friday, 3 October 2014

Bright Florals in Newtown

Dress - Bernie Dexter
Cardigan - Jaquie E
Shoes - I Love Billy
Sunglasses - Pared Eyewear

A month ago I went to Newtown, I haven't been there in ages since I usually just visit Sydney city. I had a really yummy lunch at a great cafe. I ordered a chicken wrap that came with a huge salad and I had beautiful fresh orange juice to drink with it. 

The weather really heated up that day so I was so glad that I packed this beautiful Bernie Dexter dress! I saw Bob Dylan the night before at the Sydney Opera House and wore a real winter appropriate outfit, I blogged this a month ago click here and here.

I finally got to visit Retrospecd, which sells really beautiful vintage reproduction dresses and garments that are proudly made in Australia! I bought a gorgeous dress that I can't wait to blog soon.

I stopped for a fruit smoothie to beat the heat and pick up my energy to explore Newtown some more.

I was really excited to visit Elise Design for the first time as I have always admired her designs online for the past few years since I first became aware of the brand. I met two lovely ladies in there, one was Thu, designer and founder of Elise Design. There were so many beautiful garments and I saw a green gingham dress on a mannequin that really caught my eye...

Until next time,

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

Friday, 26 September 2014

Slap and Tickle!

Dress - Trashy Diva
Necklace - 1940s Brass via Lantana Vintage
Stockings - eBay
Shoes - eBay

An outfit that I wore last weekend on the blog today. I bought this dress over a year ago and it was my first Trashy Diva dress, it started my love for their designs! This is a perfect 40s style dress and the rayon fabric is so lovely to wear. It's so versatile that I can wear it during any season! The Trashy Diva Slap and Tickle print is gorgeous, I love the hands and feathers on the fabric and the colour combination. 

I took these photos in the sewing room as I have been meaning to take some against the purple wall for a while now and I think they turned out quite well and go nicely with the colour of the dress.

The 1940s brass necklace is a favourite of mine and I was so lucky to win it from a Lantana Vintage instagram competition a few months ago! It is such a timeless and interesting necklace. 

Spring has definitely sprung and that has made me excited to start wearing some of the summer clothing that I bought during winter.

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

Monday, 22 September 2014

Feeling Foxy!

Cardigan - Hell Bunny
Dress - 1950s Vintage
Shoes - I Love Billy

Last weekend I wore this outfit around town when out with Max for lunch and some grocery shopping. Hell Bunny cardigans have been one of my favourite things to add to my wardrobe this year, I have two of their nautical cardigans as well and hope to collect more! 

They are very well made, the knit is soft and the details are so cute! I loved pairing the Foxy cardigan with one of my favourite vintage day dresses, I've had this 1950s chambray dress for a couple of years now and it is always so wonderful to wear.

Cat-eye make up has been fun lately as I have finally found the perfect product that makes it easy to apply and is long lasting.

I can feel the weather starting to heat up, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming which makes me so excited to wear my favourite spring/summer clothing, as well as new additions to my wardrobe - not long now!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Western Vixen

Shirt - Vintage
Skirt - c/o Voodoo Vixen
Boots - Glassons
Hat - Akubra

I have always wanted to do a western inspired shoot and when I was sent the June skirt by Voodoo Vixen I knew that I had to do just that!

The cap gun had to be included for this post and I couldn't help but get into character when we were shooting. I imagined that I was in Back to the Future Part III - I love those films so much!

The June is such a great skirt, it is well made, the fabric is beautiful, the buttons are super cute and it has really good deep pockets at the front! I got a size small and found it to run large though that is not too much of an issue as it can simply be taken in. 

Of course this skirt can be worn more casually and I will be posting another look when the weather heats up a bit more! I really love how versatile it is!

I highly recommend Voodoo Vixen clothing for affordable and high quality garments and they have also just released a plus size range! 

Photos by Renee

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo