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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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Playsuit Weather

Monday, 21 January 2019

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Summer days for me aren't complete without playsuits and jumpsuit. Today I'm featuring the gorgeous Bianca Playsuit by Princess Highway.

Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Bianca Playsuit in yellow - c/o Princess Highway
Hat - Seed Heritage
Shoes - I Love Billy

I'm featuring another super cute look by Princess Highway, the Bianca playsuit (which also comes in red) is a super sweet summer playsuit which is perfect warm weather and such an easy way to feel super cute when the heat makes you feel quite the opposite. 

This playsuit gives me some 1940s vibes with the ruffles, bodice design and shorts. I love the bow on the back and of course the floral print. Since I have grown my hair out to it's natural blonde shade I seem to love wearing yellow even more so I had to go for this version of the playsuit. Wearing size 8 there is a bit of room for comfort and it's a great fit, especially for summer when you don't want to feel too restricted in clothing (well. I know I don't want to feel like that). 

We've had plenty of hot weather here, which I wouldn't expect otherwise. Plenty of time has been spent at the beach swimming, as much as possible and when I'm not melting in my "house dresses" at home I try to pop on cute outfits like these with light make-up. I have had a pretty good summer so far and am looking forward to a great year ahead too.

There will be another Princess Highway outfit on the blog very soon, I am hoping to shoot some photos tomorrow. It's one of the cutest dresses ever featuring probably my most favourite Australian native flowers.

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Floral Swim with Princess Highway

Friday, 18 January 2019

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As a huge fan of Princess Highway clothing I was over the moon to see that they were releasing swimwear this summer and I was super excited to be able to try it out!


Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Bonnie Bikini Top and Bottom - c/o Princess Highway

How cute is this floral print and even better to have it on swimwear for something a bit different?! I have been at the beach multiple times each week, the best part of summer so I have been enjoying my swimwear and happily adding in new additions to my swim collection.

I went for a walk around the beach and took this bikini for a swim on new years eve and it was super comfortable to wear. The bikini top has adjustable straps and ties up at the back, which looks really beautiful. The bottoms are high waisted and hit my belly button. I have a long torso but I love where they sit. I am wearing size 8 and both separate fit well, the top is padded and accommodating for various bust sizes due to the tie up back. These are really good quality swimmers and they look absolutely stunning on. Princess Highway also has a full piece swimsuit available too!

I had fun shooting these images in this beautiful rockpool which was always refreshing, no wonder I look extra happy in these photos as swims at the beach is my favourite thing ever!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Flowers and Houseplants - Erstwilder

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

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Flowers and Houseplants?! I love them and I love Erstwilder even more for giving us this beautiful collection. Check out my post to see four brooches that I am featuring from the In Full Bloom range.



The Hydrangea Brooch


Hydrangeas have to be one of the loveliest flowers and I love when I see them in gardens. Blue hydrangeas are my favourite as blue is one of my favourite colours. I was very excited when I first saw this brooch, it is beautiful in photos but even more beautiful in person. I made my dress just in time to shoot some images with the brooch, nothing like a bit of express sewing... I just really love to match things sometimes haha.



The Lily

Another beautiful flower, which is both gorgeous in colour and detail. I love pairing blue and pink together so I instantly thought of this summer dress. This is such an elegant brooch that will go with a range of looks in my wardrobe. 



The Red Cactus


I am obsessed with cactus everything so I needed this brooch. I love that it looks different to typical cacti everything at the moment. The colourful blooming cactus in a blue speckled pot is refreshing and fun. I wouldn't have thought that this brooch would look good on pale pink but it just goes to show that you can try almost everything with Erstwilder brooches and I think it looks great with this pale pink backdrop with embroidered cactus (of course)!



The Aloe Vera

This brooch is is probably my favourite of the four though and I didn't expect it to be. I knew it was going to be really cute but the more I look at it the more I love it. From the multiple shades of green, spot on the plant, to the spiked edges and the pretty pale pot. It's just a beautiful combination and a great representation of this plant. I also love it with my white jumpsuit, they both compliment each other perfectly.

Photos by me

Be sure to head to the Erstwilder website to shop the new range, do you have any favourites? I wouldn't mind adding another houseplant and a pair of earrings to my collection. Erstwilder really outdid themselves with this collection, it is absolutely stunning and there is a great deal of variation and detail amongst this collection.


Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo


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