Wearing a dress that fulfils my love of the 50's and boho prints
Paloma 50's Dress in Palais Print - c/o Rasaleela Clothing
Green Gina Fiesta Shopper - c/o Sun Jellies
Hat - Glassons
Belt - Dotti
Necklace - Thrifted
Shoes - I Love Billy
I have mentioned in many posts that I have building up a collection of boho dresses this year, when Rasaleela contacted me for a collaboration I was excited to see their range of boho style fabrics worked into a variety of styles. When asked if I would like to review the Paloma I was very much looking forward to trying this dress as it a slight fifties look to it and is combined with boho style fabric.
The quality and construction ticks all the right boxes and it is another perfect dress for summer. I did have some issues with sizing as xs is only available for a few styles that they carry (though this could expand in the future) so I went with size small for the Paloma. It was rather large on my waist which I was initially worried about but in the end I pulled it in with a belt. I haven't had a lot of time for sewing and alterations these past few months but I do plan to take it in. I think it looks fine here with a belt for a beach side look.
The Palais print is based on a fabric that designer Trish found in Paris, she then had it reproduced onto the best quality Indian cotton fabric. I couldn't help but pair the dress with red accessories, a blue hat and my Sun Jellies bag - these bring out the colours on the dress even more. If you love prints like this, maxi dresses and fifties silhouettes that are a little bit different I highly suggest checking out Rasaleela.
These photos were taken early last month, I went to the markets with mum and the dogs, we then went for a walk by the beach. It was sooo windy this particular day I was worried that I wouldn't get any nice photos as the wind kept blowing my dress up, tossing my hat to the ground and I was flicked with sand continuously (oh the glamour)... I'm happy with these photos and I had a bit of a laugh going through the not so great photos.
Next on my wishlist from this Australian designed brand is the Eleanor Dress and the Nina Dress, both beautiful maxi styles which I am very obsessed with these days.
I was hoping to have a halloween look on my blog during October and my plans fell through due to delayed mail, I feel like all I think about sometimes is receiving mail and what the weather will be like, ah the life of a blogger haha!
Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo