Sunday, 8 May 2016

The Vintage Fair and a Tropical Dress


An outfit that I wore to a vintage fair a few weeks ago!



Dress - Retrospec'd 
Pleated Hat with Bow - c/o Unique Vintage
Earrings - c/o Revere Folie
Round the Twist brooch - c/o Erstwilder
Belt - Bernie Dexter
Necklace - Vintage
Purse - Thrifted
Bracelets - Thrifted
Shoes - Novo

Retrospec'd is such a great Australian reproduction vintage brand and I was so happy to score this discontinued style on ebay last year. The print looks like vintage and is perfect for this beach loving girl! I styled it with my favourite sunhat, thrifted accessories, a cute brooch and earrings. 

I bought the dress in a size 10 and although it is a little too big I just put a belt on (I also didn't want to miss the opportunity to buy it). I took the dress with me to New Zealand in January and my mum convinced me to leave the dress as it is so she could occasionally wear it too and I'm glad I didn't as it looks wonderful on her. The last photo in this post is from when we were in Rotorua, New Zealand earlier this year - she looks so cute and she styled it with one of her favourite boleros. 

Anyway, the fair was fun, I went with my bestie Renee and we had a look at the stalls and entered a best dressed parade. I had a lot of restraint to not buy too much and I only walked out with a pair of black netted gloves - so I was pretty proud of myself... maybe next time I will allow myself to buy more.

Today is Mother's Day so I am giving mum some presents and making a roast for dinner, nice and relaxing!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

12 comments :

  1. Good morning, what a lovely burst of colour you're bringing on your blog today! That dress was a good find, and that's sweet that you'll share it with your mother. I hope you have a lovely mother's day with her, a roast sounds good! xx

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  2. You look wonderful! You really know how to accessorize. Love the hat.

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  3. What a fabulous dress! I love the print, it's so beautifully vibrant. If you had said it was reproduction, I would have assumed that it was 50s. Really lovely.
    How cute is it that you can share clothes with your mom? She looks adorable in the dress as well.

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  5. Such a pretty outfit! And I love love love this hat!

    xx
    Sandra

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  6. I love the dress and that red car is the perfect accessory!

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  7. I love, love Retrospec'd dresses, this one looks amazing on you, such a great summer inspired dress! xo

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  8. Gorgeous outfit! Looks like you had a wonderful time at the Vintage Fair and that you had a great time celebrating Mother's day with your mom! I love that last pic of your mom in that same dress as you! Too cute!

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  9. This is a super pretty dress - and I love the print, it's really unique in a world of fairly samey repro dresses! Beautiful with that sun hat too x

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  10. I love Retrospec'd!!! You look awesome in this dress and it seems made for you! I never would have known that it ran big!! XO

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  11. Looking gorgeous! I bet you turned a few heads on the day!! I Soooo need a big sun hat, adding to my long list now....

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  12. What a stunning ensemble! From the generously sized hat (a total fave hat style of mine) to the stunning tropical print + hued dress, this look just sings with vibrancy and warm weather fun.

    big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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