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Monday, 12 November 2018

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Wearing a beautiful new season dress by Rasaleela Clothing

Photos by mum

Outfit Details

Rosie Dress in Meadow Print - c/o Rasaleela Clothing
Hat - Rivers
Shoes Novo

Last week was a great opportunity to wear and shoot some new season Rasaleela dresses as it was so hot and humid! Rasaleela dresses are made of beautiful cotton fabric which makes them so perfect for summer, not to mention how stunning the prints are.

The Meadow print is so vibrant, bright summer prints are always a favourite of mine and this dress makes me feel instantly happy (unless you couldn't tell by some of these photos). Square necklines are probably my favourite neckline and I love it combined with this silhouette.
Oh and in case you didn't notice it has pockets, front pockets are adorable and also practical, I love these ones with the trim. Another notable mention is the perfect length and the elastic at the mid back which makes the fit really lovely (for reference I am wearing size small).

Rasaleela dresses are definitely ones that I constantly reach for during the warmer seasons whether I'm going out for lunch, chucking it over a swimsuit or rushing out the door. Gotta love dresses like that!

I have another two Rasaleela Clothing dresses coming to the blog which I can't wait to share and hopefully more of my sewing projects too.

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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The Hermione Coat

Saturday, 3 November 2018

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Hell Bunny does it again, this coat is so beautiful!

Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Hermione Coat - c/o Hell Bunny
Stockings - c/o The Nylon Swish
Beret - Myer
Shoes - I Love Billy

It may be boiling hot weather here in Australia, but a couple of weeks ago I managed to shoot this stunning coat on a much cooler day! 

I will always be coat obsessed, last year I tried my first Hell Bunny coat and it was love, this year the feelings have not changed. I have always loved pink and black together and this has been executed perfectly. I love the whole mystical vibe of this coat, the collar is fabulous and the big buttons are adorable. With this whole fairy tale vibe coat business I had to photograph it under one of my a favourite tress and I did pick off a couple of mulberries to eat afterwards. 

Coats are usually something I always size up in so instead of xs I went for small though I probably could have stuck with an xs. Regardless I think it is a gorgeous fit with plenty of room for layering and this style of coat is meant to be a slight bit more roomy. I'm already sad that I can't wear it due to summer but look forward to breaking it out of storage next winter! I am also pleased that my nails are a perfect match, so satisfying! 

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Dungarees and Cherries

Friday, 26 October 2018

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Dungarees will always be a wardrobe staple for me and I am loving these ones by Hell Bunny!

Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Cherie Jumper and Ellie May Dungarees - c/o Hell Bunny
Mr Fantastic Brooch - c/o Erstwilder
Hat - From a local store

Overalls are a favourite for me during the cooler months and even though it is spring here we had constant rain the past few weeks so an outfit like this very appropriate.

These Hell Bunny dungarees would have to be the most comfortable ones that I own as the denim has a great amount of stretch and they're a really great fit (wearing my usual xs). They close with a side zip with buttons and the buttons on the front straps allow you to adjust the sizing and the pockets are quite deep. I absolutely love them paired with this cherry sweater which is also by Hell Bunny they look so cute together but there is opportunity for many different combinations with various items of clothing in my wardrobe.

I have also been loving these type of hats lately, sometimes I wear them with a retro look like this but they look so good with some of my boho outfits or even on days when I just need to jazz up my hair and look.

There will be a couple more Hell Bunny looks coming to the blog soon but be sure to head to their website to see some of the new season goodies!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Mad about Plaid

Thursday, 18 October 2018

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Plaid, forever a classic!

 Photos by Mum

Outfit Details 

Irvine Dress - c/o Hell Bunny
Kind-Hearted Keresh Brooch - c/o Erstwilder
Beret- Myer
Stockings - What Katie Did via The Nylon Swish
Shoes - Miss L Fire

Hell Bunny is back with their Autumn/Winter release and even though it's spring here in Australia we have had nothing but rain the past couple of weeks (we have really needed it though). So saying that it felt perfectly appropriate to put on this dress and some stockings. 

Kitty followed us to the park and stole the show, she loves following us and just hanging out... She's quite a good poser I think. 

Hell Bunny have knocked it out the park with this perfect plaid dress, it's super flattering and is a beautiful fit. Wearing my usual xs in Hell Bunny I did find this to be a more snug fit then usual but I found it loosened up just a bit once I wore it longer than when I first tried it on. If you are concerned about being too tight in the dress or restricted movement I would suggest sizing up though I do love how fitted it is. This dress also has pockets, a back zip and I love the low back.

Erstwilder also dropped a new Fan Favourites Range a couple of days ago, I absolutely love this brooch with plaid I feel like they make a pretty perfect match. I shot the model crop shots for the collection which you can see on their website.

Tomorrow is wedding eve for my best friend Renee, I can't believe she is getting married on Saturday and I can't believe that I have been able to edit + put together a blog post tonight! Bed soon after I finish organising a few more things and finishing my Maid of Honour speech! 

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Sewing: Decades of Style 1930s Overalls

Saturday, 6 October 2018

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One of my latest sewing creations, just in time for the warmer and weather combing two things I love overalls/jumpsuits and light linen fabric.

Photos by mum

Outfit Details

1930s Sweetheart Overalls Pattern - c/o Decades of Style
Linen Fabric - Spotlight
Brooch - c/o Erstwilder
Hat - c/o Unique Vintage
Shoes - Novo

As I gradually make my way through my mountain of sewing patterns this was one I had been excited to sew up for ages, Decades of Style have an amazing variety of vintage inspired sewing patterns. As someone who loves jumpsuits and overalls I knew that I would love this one!

The construction of this jumpsuit was really easy and the instructions were really easy to follow too. I cut size A with a 26inch waist and I was so impressed (and proud) of the fit in the end, I didn't need to make any adjustments either, the only thing I did was move the buttons after I found the top falling a bit low but once I did it sat perfectly.

I love the back of these overalls, the open back with straps look oh so good, the wide leg trousers were even the perfect length for me and I love the shape of the bodice. I was going to use the same colour cotton for the overalls but decided to go with a contrasting white cotton for something different because that's how I roll... I did however use a closer cotton match for the zip.

Because the bodice is lined I could easily go without a bra but I did put a strapless underneath when I wore it out here, I just pushed the back of it really low, I will probably chuck it over bikinis at times too. Another way I will style it is with a white t-shirt layered underneath because I like that look and it's also a good way to protect my skin on really hot days.

My overalls got a little wrinkled because I was doing a fair bit of driving before I pulled over for blog photos but hey that is life. The linen I used is such a lovely dusty pink and it's such great fabric for warm weather. I'd lover to make these again in maybe a floral linen or even a darker version, maybe corduroy. I would definitely recommend this pattern!

Thing have been extra quiet around here due to sewing, work, life and the fact that it's my best friends wedding this month!!!! Hope all is well for you all.

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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