Friday 27 May 2016

A walk in the park in this gorgeous dress with a Kookaburra watching over us as we walked the dogs and took photos.

Olivia Dress in Valencia - c/o Lazybones
Hat - Forever New
Vintage Necklace, Brooch and 1950s Gloves - Thrifted 
1950s beaded Purse - Boot Sale
Shoes - Wittner

I always like to see what reproduction vintage clothing is on offer so I was excited to try this dress by Lazybones, their clothing is designed here in Australia and they have great variety to choose from. I wore this outfit to the park and then later on I had to go to the shops, later ditching my sun hat indoors.What I like about this brand is that they have some really great 50's style dresses but they also have a range of boho and loungewear styles - which I also love to wear... Not to mention their fantastic range of homewares. 

I chose the Olivia dress as it had a great vintage looking print to it and the sleeves are great for Autumn or when you just want a bit more coverage, the relaxed fit of these sleeves makes it comfortable to wear. I am wearing size xs and the fit is perfect and I found the size chart to be quite accurate. Another reason why I choose this dress? Because I could already imagine how I wanted to style it for it's first outing and I wanted to bring out the pink from the print. Reproduction clothing that has a great vintage feel about it is always something I like to invest in because they are always so timeless and quite appropriate for whatever the occasion and this dress stays quite true to a 50's day dress - it could be styled for a simple and relaxed evening look too. 

The weather has suddenly turned cold and I am thankful that I was able to get out and about in some of my new summer outfits that I acquired recently before farewelling them until next summer. It must say that it was really nice to put on a warm jumper, my favourite pair of jeans and a beret yesterday though.

I have been feeling the need to get back into sewing this past month as I can feel my pile of patterns and fabric glaring at me waiting to be made into something special... I will hopefully put aside some time to work on projects very soon.

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo


  1. Oh what a beautiful dress, love your purse, shoes and gloves as well! xo

  2. Gorgeous dress on you, you look stunning as always! Love the pink hat too! And yessss I can't wait to see what you sew up!!

  3. I think you have some great repro brands in Australia, the industry seems to have really blossomed! That's a particularly lovely dress, and I love the way you've accessorised it. A pretty look xx

  4. So lovely! The back is just darling and I love a dress with sleeves! Just adds the right amount of feminine touch.

  5. love the touch of the gloves

  6. Your outfit is beautiful, but the pink accessories truly make it perfect! I love those shoes and how they work together with everything else.

  7. Very lovely outfit! I like the neckline of this dress, very elegant.

    See my new outfit post, once again inspired by 1950s, featuring dress made by me (link).

  8. Loving your vintage style :-)

  9. Oh my word, what an enchantingly sweet, beautiful ensemble - those eye-catchingly lovely vintage gloves very much included. Everything here is cheerful and immensely pretty (plus, how cute is that kookaburra! - Or at least that what I think it is, we don't have them around these Canadian parts. :) ).

    ♥ Jessica

  10. This dress really does look more authentically vintage than many repros do - I think your repro industry has overtaken the UK's lately! I wouldn't have thought to style it with pink but it really works!

  11. Gorgeous dress and gorgeous outfit! I love the necklace and gloves you've paired with this. Also, that Kookaburra bird is so cute! Looking forward to seeing more sewing projects once you have them up! :) <3


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