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Jumping into Spring

Monday, 17 September 2018

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Kicking off spring and the warmer weather in this gorgeous jumpsuit by Princess Highway!





Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Celeste Jumpsuit - c/o Princess Highway
Hat - Also Princess Highway
Cardigan - Collectif
Shoes - I Love Billy

Princess Highway is one of my favourite brands, their designs are always retro, cute, quirky and they always release floral prints too. 

A couple of weeks ago I was in Melbourne for a few days and luckily I got a chance to pop into Princess Highway on Swanston St, I went to this store in January too, the staff are always so lovely and so helpful which makes it a great shopping experience. It's always a highlight of my trip to pop into these stores to try lots of things on.

I can never resist a jumpsuit and the Celeste is perfect for Spring and Summer, I wore it out for a second time today but layered it with a three quarter red stripe top which looked really cute. I am wearing size 8 and although it has some extra room I like that for this pinafore type of jumpsuit, this makes it perfect for dog walks and just enjoying a more relaxed fit. 

The tie up straps are one of my favourite features, they look so cute and are functional oh and it also has pockets too! The culotte style pants are super comfy and always a winning style for the warmer weather. I have another jumpsuit and a super cute dress by Princess Highway coming to the blog soon so be sure to keep an eye out!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

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Featuring the most beautiful backpack by Spencer & Rutherford which is also perfectly practical too!

Outfit photos by my brother / Other photos by me

Outfit Details

Pippa Backpack - c/o Spencer & Rutherford
Brooch - Erstwilder
Coat - Collectif (From a few years ago)
Dress - c/o Emily and Fin (past season)
Headband - Sportsgirl
Shoes - I Love Billy

Spring has sprung in Australia but the weather has still been rather cool and windy, it will be for a bit longer but we are feeling a bit of a change and more flowers continue to bloom.

I am featuring another beautiful bag by Spencer & Rutherford. I love backpacks as much as I love handbags, it makes me happy to see beautiful quirky ones like this readily available. You can totally be cute and practical with a backpack like this with your outfit and hey I can even fit my slr camera inside (which is better on the shoulders and for the safety of my equipment).

This is technically a mini bag but as I mentioned above, if I want to pack my camera in I can and I can fit everything that I would usually carry in my handbag. This bag has a large zip opening and two smaller ones at the front, it is also very pretty inside with more compartments. I am in love with the colour scheme and beautiful bird design. I can't wait to pair this with my spring and summer looks too.

Also thank you Spencer & Rutherford for interviewing me for this feature on their website!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Winter Love with Spencer & Rutherford

Friday, 24 August 2018

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Featuring a beautiful handbag by Aussie label, Spencer & Rutherford. This elegant but quirky handbag compliments my wardrobe perfectly!

Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Julie Bag (Precious) - c/o Spencer & Rutherford
Coat - c/o Review Australia
Pinafore Dress - c/o Hell Bunny
Top - c/o Unique Vintage
Headband - Princess Highway
Stockings - Myer
Shoes - I Love Billy

I'm all for featuring and supporting Aussie labels so I was very excited when Spencer & Rutherford asked me if I would like to feature a couple of their products. 

First up is the beautiful Julie bag! I was first of all drawn to the vibrant colour of this bag and the super cute love heart. Upon closer inspection it is a patchwork design made with different coloured velvet which gives the bag beautiful texture amongst the faux leather. It also features a cute little tassel on the zip, a detachable strap, gorgeous trims + floral embellishments and the Julie bag is also 100% vegan friendly!

The bag is a really great size too, with plenty of room for someone like me who likes to carry a lot! I will be featuring it again with a spring outfit (when it warms up some more). I will include some photos of the inside but I could not be happier with this beautifully made bag, it is timeless and so much fun! I can't wait to share another beautiful bag from this Melbourne based brand.

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Erstwilder: Out of Africa

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

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My top three picks from the Erstwilder Out of Africa collection!






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Brooch and Earrings c/o Erstwilder

Erstwilder has done it again with another beautiful collection, it's always hard to pick favourites but I could not resist these designs. 

I love that the elephant earrings and brooch make such a perfect set but are also gorgeous on their own. The dangle giraffe earrings are so vibrant and fun, I received a few compliments today whilst wearing them. 

I have been adding more and more Erstwilder earrings to my collection the past few collections because they are an easy but fun accessory to put on, I can pair them with just about anything and when I'm not dressed up and at work I can add a little bit of fun to my uniform. 

There are some great colours and a lot of variety in this collection and the collection was designed by Sally Land Illustration who always designs such beautiful collections!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Sewing: Olive Dress B5748

Saturday, 11 August 2018

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I don't really like olives, but I bought this olive fabric and turned it into a dress anyway... This fabric is too cute!

Photos by me

Details

Pattern - Butterick B5748
Fabric - Spotlight

Long time no speak, I took a bit of time off blogging because I wasn't feeling inspired, I have been busy with work and to be honest all I have wanted to do is spend any spare time I have sewing! So I am back and kicking things off with a me-made dress.

I made this dress last weekend after wanting to make it for ages, it was really quick and easy though I did make a few modifications. I was a bit short on fabric for the bodice when cutting it on the fold so I shortened the bodice length slightly, not ideal as I have a long torso but I figured since this was going to be a wearable muslin it didn't matter too much. 

The zip was meant to be placed on the side but I just ended up placing it in the back, I lined the bodice with a light cotton blend fabric which worked out perfectly. Instead of adding the second bow to the back for the dress I just kept it as a hair-scarf and I think it looks really cute. 

This fabric only cost about $15, the pattern was on sale for $5 and the zip was $2 so it was a cheap and quick make and I really love it. I will probably make it in a floral or plain fabric next, I am undecided but I really love the result. Next time I will add pockets, I should have added them this time but I didn't think that I end up loving this piece. This will be a great dress to quickly chuck on during summer as it is so nice and light to wear.

I'm really happy with the amount of things I have made this year so far, I am super excited to blog them too. I have a long list of spring/summer dresses that I want to create and some great fabrics in my stash, so excited!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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