Aussie Bird Scarf by Artist JessesMess

Thursday, 10 January 2019

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The most gorgeous scarf featuring some of my favourite Australian birds, created by one talented Aussie artist.

Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Australian Bird Silk Scarf By Jess Racklyeft - c/o Jesses Mess
Kookaburra Brooch - c/o Erstwilder
Dress - Handmade by me (see here)
Hat - Rivers

Jess Racklyeft, an artist who has illustrated children's books, draws a variation of things, pin maker and other beautiful creations like this scarf and has illustrated + designed collections for my favourite brooch brand, Erstwilder. 

I was honoured when Jess offered me the chance to sample one of her limited edition silk scarfs which features Australian native birds (totally my style)! I was so excited when it arrived, it was neatly packaged with a beautiful card with it's edition number on the back, there are only 100 of these beauties making it even more special. 

It's lightweight and a beautiful size for wearing with my outfits, in my hair, tied to a bag or even hanging up on a wall as a feature piece etc. The colours are vibrant and the illustrations are stunning, I wouldn't expect anything less from the talented Jess. 

This would make such a beautiful gift for someone special in your life or a gift to yourself. Lots of my favourite Aussie birds feature on this scarf and I love how they sit amongst the blue backdrop and coloured edges. Jess puts so much love into her work and I could see it as soon as I opened this scarf out of it's packaging. 

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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A Summer Outfit Giveaway with Elise Design and Charlie Stone Shoes

Thursday, 3 January 2019


Giveaway time with Elise Design and Charlie Stone Shoes, win a dress and pair of shoes of your choice!

Photos by Renee

Outfit Details

Serenity Embroidered Dress in Navy - c/o Elise Design
Valentina Shoes in Red - c/o Charlie Stone Shoes
Hat and Bag - Thrifted

I haven't had a giveaway in ages and what better way to kick off the new year than with an outfit giveaway?!

I am very grateful to these two beautiful brands, two of my Aussie favourites for allowing me to host and giveaway a beautiful outfit to one of my followers. 

Elise Design have stores in both Newtown, Sydney and Brunswick St, Victoria... They're also online too. Designer Thu has always creates the most beautiful dresses with the most gorgeous fabric in many amazing designs. I could not resist this beautiful embroidered 1950s style dress which also comes in red. I have my eye on a few more dresses from their latest range.

If you are looking for beautiful shoes that are both comfy and elegant then Charlie Stone Shoes will be perfect for you,! Samantha designs both elegant and practical flats to suit every outfit. They have also just released a vegan friendly range which is really cool. I love red heels but was having trouble looking for the perfect red flats and now I am set! These shoes are very comfy after they have been worn in and they go with lots of pieces in my wardrobe. I have already worn these ones quite a few times but I just love how perfectly they go with this dress.

You have the choice to win a dress and pair of shoes of your choice, how exciting is that?!

To enter my giveaway please head to my Instagram post and follow the instructions, you can leave a comment on my blog for an extra entry. The giveaway will end on the 21/12/2018 at midnight AEST. The winner will be drawn via a random generator. This giveaway is open worldwide. It is not associated with Blogger/Google/Instagram. 

Good luck my friends!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Summer Days in the Polly Dress

Thursday, 6 December 2018


Wearing a beautiful summer dress by Rasaleela Clothing!

Photos by Renee

Outfit Details

Polly Dress in Blush Print - c/o Rasaleela Clothing
Shoes - Miz Mooz
Hat - Rivers

I first wore the Polly dress by Rasaleela Clothing last summer and it quickly became one of my favourite styles by this brand. I love the it can be styled for a more retro 50's look or a booho look too.

This fabric has the most gorgeous colour combination with beautiful floral details and vines. Wearing the size small I find to be a great fit, there is no zip but the back of the dress is elasticised which makes it very easy to get in and out of.

You can count on Rasaleela Clothing to provide stunning prints and beautiful quality cotton fabric and this dress does not disappoint. I have already worn my latest Rasaleela dresses multiple times since these blog posts as they are just so lovely to wear and fun to style in different ways!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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The Kayla Dress

Thursday, 22 November 2018

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Beach side in another beautiful dress by Rasaleela Clothing!

Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Kayla Cotton Shift Dress in Bouquet Print - c/o Rasaleela Clothing
Hat - Thrifted
Shoes - Novo

I'm featuring another gorgeous dress by Rasaleela Clothing and I'm very honoured to have this dress named after me! Blue and green are some of my favourite and most worn colours in my wardrobe, floral prints are something I can't got past so this is such a gorgeous dress to share my name with. 

I'll say it again but I adore the vibrant and unique prints by Rasaleela they're an instant mood booster when you pop them on and the fabric feels so nice to wear. I also love the fact that this dress has pockets, always a super important feature. 

Shift dresses with this type of length feel like they will become a go-to in my wardrobe, I just love how easy they are to throw on, how cute they look and the fact that they make me feel good. An Aussie summer calls for beautiful lightweight but durable fabric and Rasaleela Clothing always gets it so right!

Dress it up or dress is down, this is a dress that will get lots of wear for many years to come. 

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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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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