On the Docks

Monday 20 June 2016

Wearing a nautical dress with the sweetest details and paired with the cutest shoes - you bet that I wore this outfit by the water!

Magdalena dress - c/o Voodoo Vixen
Lola Ramona Elsie Sandal - c/o Shoe Fun
Nautical Jacket - Collectif
Sunglasses - Pared Eyewear

I wore this outfit to the waterfront last week for a walk, I didn't think I would get any decent photos because it was so bright but luckily this beautiful yacht that I always admire provided some great lighting. I assume they were out or maybe sleeping as I was prancing around in front of it, so it's good that they didn't see me doing so in front of their home! It was a warm day and the jacket I paired it with was only on for 5 or 10 minutes once I got walking (and prancing). 

Voodoo Vixen always releases a great range of nautical themed clothing and the beautiful collar on this dress caught my attention when I first saw the S/S Lookbook. The quality of their garments is always top notch and they seem to get better and better with each collection. I can see myself styling this dress 1940s or even 1930s style too. This particular day my hair had a mind of it's own so I let it do it's own thing after a quick comb, styling of the fringe and some hairspray I was ready to go. I love the nautical print on this dress and am really looking forward to getting lots of wear out of it during spring and summer, but for now I will team it with a cardigan or jacket for cold days.

Shoe Fun is an Australian store that stocks some amazing shoe brands with a wide variety of styles. It can be difficult ordering shoes when I am unsure of the sizing, especially brands that I am unfamiliar with so it is exciting to have found a store that has lots to choose from and offers great insight on sizing. 

I have always loved the look of Lola Ramona shoes, when given the chance to review them and talk about my experience with Shoe Fun I could not wait - this brand is stocked exclusively in Australia to Shoe Fun. After selecting these sandals I received them the next day via express post which is always my preferred shipping method within Australia - I like to get things as fast as possible haha! I went with size 40 which is my regular size and I double checked with Shoe Fun that they would be fine and when they arrived I was very happy to find them to be a perfect fit. For a proper test run I took them out for a walk at the waterfront with the dogs this particular day and then to do some food shopping. I can report that there were no blisters and only a bit of rubbing on the top of the foot which didn't cause any issues, they are really comfortable and have already worn in quickly. They are super cute too, which is pretty important when it comes to shoes...

There is quite a bit going on with this outfit - from the print of the dress and the stripes + polka-dots of the shoes but I love the pop of colour and I don't think they clash it all... Sometimes we have to take a fashion risk don't we!? 

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo


  1. Wow another beautiful nautical theme dress on you! Awesome locations for photos too! xo

  2. Goodness, don't you look beautiful! Your outfit is so pretty x

  3. It's always weird when something you've worn pops up on another blogger - makes you question how you styled it! I did ponder adding some red in, so it's nice to see this pretty dress with these equally pretty shoes. I don't think they're too much at all. This post also reminds me again of how short I am - this dress looks about 10 inches longer on me!! x

  4. Such a pretty dress! Classic nautical style at its best!

  5. I love the dress, but even more than that your shoes are brilliant! Kx

  6. Those shoes are fantastic and so cute with that dress! I also love the jacket that you paired with it!

  7. Such a gorgeous look! The dress goes so well with those amazing shoes.

    Many hugs,
    Sandra <3

  8. Super charming outfit! I just love that there are even tiny message-in-a-bottles amongst this lovely dress' delightful nautical imagery. How darling is that?!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

  9. That's a really pretty dress and I'm a sucker for anything nautical. Blue and white teamed with red is one of my favourite colour combinations and wear it a lot. xx


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