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Retrolicious

Thursday, 14 March 2019

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It has been a little while since I rocked a nautical dress like this and I am absolutely loving my first Retrolicious dress! I had to take it out to the waterfront for these photos of course!

Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Lost at Sea Dress - c/o Retrolicious
Brooch - Erstwilder
Belt - old
Hat - Rivers
Shoes - c/o Shoe Fun

I have always been curious about Retrolicious clothing, they offer lots of beautiful styles and prints. I was super excited to try this gorgeous nautical shirtwaist dress. The more you look at the print, the more you see, it is so full of detail!

It's always exciting when I find a shirtwaist dress that suits me and fits really well, the dress has functional front buttons, a side zip, pockets and is made with lovely breathable cotton fabric. It seems to tick all of the boxes. I wore it all day, on a humid day might I add and I was very comfortable. I am wearing size small and love the fit, it fits well without making me feel restricted.

Shipping was also really quick from the US to Australia so all in all I have been really impressed with this brand so far! I think this will be one of my go to dresses as it is so cute and just an easy dress to chuck on too... They are my favourite kind of dresses lately as life is so busy. 

Kayla - Gracefullyvintage
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Mornings in Melbourne

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Melbourne VIC, Australia
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I have been wearing a lot of Princess Highway lately and that's because I just really love everything they have on offer. I swung into the Princess Highway store on Swanson St, I always visit this store and picked up this gorgeous new season outfit. 

Photos by Max

Outfit Details

Cindy Sweater and Headband - Also by Princess Highway (purchased by myself to complete the look)

This outfit has made me quite excited for cute autumn/winter looks and it was nice to take some photos when it was still cool in the morning.  

I've been on the lookout for a pinny like this for the past couple of years and I was super excited t see this one on display at the Swanson St store! It's nice to try something a little different to what I usually wear and I have been doing that a lot this past year. My style changes a lot and it feels good to not restrict myself to one style or era only. 

The pinny is made with beautiful soft but sturdy corduroy and does up with a front zip, I am wearing my usual PH size 8. The shoes are so cute and comfy, I love the little heel and the scallop detail, I went with size AU9/EURO40. 
The Cindy sweater is so so cute, perfect colour for Autumn too, you can't see in the photo as it only shows one but the front is covered in embroidered flowers (click the link about in my outfit details to see). 
There wasn't a size 8 available in the store so I went with 6 as this was recommended for me. It creates a nice fitted look by sizing down and has a bit of stretch. I would advise sizing up or sticking to your usual size normally though as I would have typically gone with my usual size. 

When the weather does eventually cool down I plan on wearing stockings to winterise the look a little more and keep warm in the cold. 

It was actually really hot weather when we stayed in Melbourne which I am thankful for as I only packed summer dresses and light cardigans so it all worked out pretty well in the end. We stayed in a gorgeous Victorian terrace house and it was just so beautiful, it was really cool inside too as we didn't realise it was hot until we stepped foot out of the house. It was such a lovely weekend away and long over due for Max and I. It is nice to be back home and back to sleeping in my own bed.

Kayla - GracefullyVintage


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Melbourne Bound

Sunday, 24 February 2019

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 We have been in Melbourne this weekend for a wedding, the weather has been beautiful and warm. I only packed summer outfits and some light cardigans, so luckily my suitcase of clothes are weather appropriate.

Photos by Max

Outfit Details

Parrot Dress (cardigan is past season) - Princess Highway
Brooch - Erstwilder
Bag - Review Australia
Hat - Rivers
Sandals - Porronet

Dresses with low back and pinafore styles are always a fav to wear, especially when it's nice warm weather. I originally bought this dress in black, then this version went on sale so I bought it too. I love both but I really like then warm tones of this dress on me a bit better. 

I have been wearing quite a lot of Princess Highway lately, I really love their prints and easy to throw on styles. They make some really great knitwear as well. Whenever I am in Melbourne it's always a treat to pop into one of their stores, hopefully I will be making a visit later today as I didn't get enough time to on Friday when we arrived.

Max and I had a great time at then wedding we went to yesterday, it was great to catch up with friends and to meet some of Max's Melbourne friends that I have been waiting to meet. It was a great wonderful night celebrating a beautiful couple, having endless laughs, yummy food and a boogie on the dancefloor. 

I better end this post here as we are going to head into the city soon, after Max wakes up from his nap. We had breakfast at a cute little French patisserie not far from us and I think we are in slight food coma.
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Siren

Thursday, 7 February 2019

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Wearing this beautiful pink swimsuit by Sirens Swimwear

 Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Lizzie Sea Pink Spot Swimsuit - c/o Sirens Swimwear
Hat - Seed Heritage
Sunglasses - Pared Eyewear
Shoes - Novo


I have been wearing (and blogging) Sirens Swimwear for many years now and it will always be top of the range for me when we're talking swimwear.

Not only is their swimwear super cute and beautiful but it is so well constructed too. They are always made with fully constructed cups, shapewear elements and the most beautiful soft but also durable materials. The adjustable straps on The Lizzie are also very handy. I go to the beach a lot each summer and Sirens Swimwear always holds up and lasts years. This swim style also comes in so many cute prints, I am eyeing up the tropical one next.

I always make sure to rinse my swimwear in cold water as soon as I get home and let it drip dry in my shower and then lay it on a towel to finish drying, this also leads to a longer lifespan of swimwear. I never ever chuck it in the washing machine.

I had fun taking these photos despite it being stinking hot, though soon afterwards I went for a swim at the beach, why wouldn't I whilst I'm already in my swimwear?!

Follow the size guide and you will be absolutely fine when picking out your Sirens Swimwear.

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Summer Days in a Wattle Dress

Saturday, 2 February 2019

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Wattle is my favourite so I am very pleased about this beautiful dress by Princess Highway!

Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Wattle Dress - c/o Princess Highway
Shoes - c/o Shoe Fun
Brooch - Erstwilder
Hat - Thrifted


Wattle has to be my favourite tree with the most beautiful yellow fluffy flowers and I could not resist trying this beautiful wattle print dress by Princess Highway. 

This dress has a super cute open back with tie up bow, I love this type of detail and have it on a couple of my Princess Highway jumpsuits. This pinafore style dress is perfect for summer, the fabric has been so nice and breathable for all of the heatwaves we have been experiencing. I have worn this dress a few times since these photos were taken, including today when I wore it layered with a white t-shirt. I am wearing my usual size 8 in this brand and again happy with the fit. 

The new year has already been a busy one, a highlight has been passing my drivers test a few days ago. It feels surreal driving around on my own, I'm quite proud of this achievement as it was something I was quite afraid to do.

I'm hoping to finish one of my sewing projects next week, I haven't had as much time the past couple of weekends to do any, but I did spend a whole afternoon folding and sorting my fabric recently. Now I can see how much I really have in my fabric stash and I really I don't need to buy any more for a while! 

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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