Tuesday, 2 February 2016

I am back from my holiday in New Zealand as of a few days ago. I had a wonderful time visiting family, visiting some of my favourite places and exploring new ones, so expect to see some of my NZ posts on the blog soon.

Lydia Dress - c/o Voodoo Vixen
Faux Fur Jacket - Thrifted
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood/Melissa
Earrings and Bracelet - Thrifted

This Voodoo Vixen dress is such a lovely style, I love their wiggle dresses so this is a great addition to my VV collection. Although some of their pieces can run a little large I find the wiggle dresses to fit perfectly, their size small wiggle dresses have always been true to size for myself personally and this one has a tiny bit of stretch making it a very comfortable design. I like when you have the option to buy a dress in various styles and this dress is also available in a swing skirt style, here

It may be summer here in Australia but we do get cool mornings and evenings occasionally... Not all the time. I bought this faux fur jacket second hand for five dollars a few months ago and I suddenly thought to myself this week, what if I put this with this!?! The jacket really brings out the snowflakes on the dress and I really like them paired together. 

It was nice to take a break from the blog and come back feeling inspired... Sometimes I push myself and forget to take a break. So with my blog posts scheduled whilst I was away this was really good for myself and the blog. 

I must thank you for all the comments whilst I was away too, I have been catching up and reading all the blog posts I have missed. I don't have a laptop (I swear I have bad luck with them) but I used wifi whenever I could on my phone and tablet whilst I was away and I found many hotspots for updating my Instagram and chatting to family. I am pretty happy to be back at my desktop now... But as I said before it was good to take a break from my usual access to my computer and the internet!

Kayla - Gracefully Vintage xo


  1. A decent break is so important for blogging once in a while. I find I go through weeks where I'm doing lots of content creating and then I have a week or two where I do hardly any and it really helps me to keep my sanity! I love this VV dress, nearly got it myself but am trying to cut down the wiggles... The snowflake design is just so pretty though (and I had to resist how perfectly it would match a bag im going to post later today!!) x

  2. Welcome back to the world of blogging, I hope you enjoyed your time away in NZ! That Voodoo Vixen dress is so stylish on you! :)

  3. Welcome back from your trip! It sounds like you had a lovely time, I've seen some photos you posted from it on Instagram and it looks beautiful! I love this outfit! Even though it is summer for you it is so bright an pretty, and appropriate for me as it's winter in Canada here! I love the silhouette of the dress too!

  4. You are so cute in this dress!

  5. Sound like you had a much needed break and a fun time in NZ! I loved seeing your Instagram snaps. I'm such a virtual tourist. I do love this dress, I was eyeing it up and then decided not to buy it because the top panel has a slightly sheer bit, but I am kicking myself now because it looks fabulous on you! Especially with the white faux fur. A dream team.

    More NZ snaps please! xx

  6. As much as I love to blog, there's something so inspiring and refreshing about taking a nice break. I always come back with so many great post ideas. I definitely agree, that beautiful faux fur brings out the little details in the dress. It looks gorgeous on you!

  7. What an absolutely fabulous dress - and perfect on you! Kx

  8. Very cute! I love the snowflake print and the fur jacket. I'm also really loving your bouncy curls! I'm glad you came back from your break feeling refreshed and excited.

  9. The fur jacket is super chic. I usually get put off faux fur because it's difficult to find good quality and doesn't look tacky, but it just shows that the quality is out there, this looks lovely. And the fur looks incredible with the snow flakes. Thumbs up from me!!!

  10. So lovely! The epitome of old Hollywood glamour! And, welcome back! I'm glad you had a nice vacation! XO

  11. I love the combo of this snowflake dress with your white faux fur coat! They go together so perfectly! What a lucky find finding that coat! I'm super excited to see your pics from your New Zealand holiday! NZ is, if not my favorite, one of two of my all time favorite countries I've ever visited! I totally understand what you mean too about taking a break. I never bring my computer whenever I go on vacation and I usually leave the phone turned off. :)

  12. Great find with the jacket!

  13. Absolutely beautiful - and very chic - outfit. I've always been a fan of snowflake themed fashions/accessories (and really, pretty much anything) and am sooo putting this gorgeous dress on my wishlist now.

    ♥ Jessica

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