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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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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

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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

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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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