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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.

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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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In the Garden

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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Afternoon sun and a super cute jumpsuit!

Outfit Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Peeble Spot Jumpsuit - c/o Princess Highway
Hat also by Princess Highway (bought in Melbourne earlier this month)
Brooch - c/o Erstwilder
Shoes - c/o Shoe Fun

My final post for my September collaboration with Princess Highway and this is probably my favourite piece (and photos). Yes, another jumpsuit... I can't help it that I love them!

I bought a jumpsuit in a different print when I first visited Melbourne in January (see here on my Instagram) so I was really excited when I saw this version in store this month in Melbourne. The fabric is nice a cool, it hardly wrinkles and the cut of this jumpsuit is just perfection for summer. It has a cute square neckline which is my favourite, a fitted wait, wide legs, a back zip and a cut-out back with a tie detail. All of these features are a perfect combination and so now I have two different prints in this style to choose from, yay! Oh and pockets!

Wearing size 8, it is a comfortable fit that looks good too. I'm not usually big on polka dots but with this green they look perfect. It's a beautiful shade of green and I just love wearing green. 

We took these photos at a beautiful community garden and after a day of driving it was nice to spend sometime here with the dogs, the afternoon light was so pretty too

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Flowers and Bees

Sunday, 23 September 2018

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Wearing another new season design by Princess Highway and getting excited about spring!

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Outfit Details

Flower and Bee Dress - c/o Princess Highway
Hat - Op-shop (thrifted)
Shoes - I Love Billy

Comfy and breathable fabrics are always a must for the warm weather in Australia and I fell in love with this beautiful linen dress the moment I saw it. I'm finding myself drawn to yellow even more and this combined with purple flowers and bees is the ultimate combination and so very spring! 

Linen always wears so well in summer, I love it so much in fact that I am currently making a linen jumpsuit and have lots of fabric on my wishlist. This sweet and modest length is a little different to my usual dresses but I just think it really adds to the charm of this dress. I am wearing size 8 and love the fit, the waist tie makes the cutest bow too. Worn with a big hat and some cute heels, this is an easy but perfect combination for a spring look. It would also look cute with stockings in Autumn too, so maybe I will have to try that too.

I have one more new season design by Princess Highway coming in a few days and I can't wait to share!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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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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