Garden Fairy

Saturday 20 May 2017

Blue floral everything!

Photos: Mum

Outfit Details 

Carmen Folk Floral Dress - c/o Collectif
Tropical Odyssey Necklace - c/o Erstwilder
Lilac Atomic Tote Bag - c/o Sun Jellies
Flower Crown - Lovisa
Shoes - Novo

There's no denying that I love the colour blue and a good floral print. This style of dress is another favourite for me so I couldn't wait to try it out and have fun with the styling.

This outfit made me feel like a garden fairy, it's just such a feminine and dainty outfit, perfect for spring... But now it is getting a bit too cold to prance around without any layers but it looks cute with a coat or cardi too.

So how did I find the sizing of this dress? I usually wear size UK8/xs for Collectif and I found this dress ran quite large. You probably can't tell from these photos (or maybe you can a bit) but the waist was quite big on me and I had issues with the shoulders/bust/back of the dress being really loose. If I had a larger bust that would possible resolve that issue but I think I could definitely size down. I will take it in before the warm weather hits again but I would suggest sizing down or if you would like to stick to your normal size it may just be a bit loose. Saying that, I really do love this dress.. It's a perfect summer style for me and such a flattering cut, the fabric is beautiful, light and easy to wear too.

When I saw a preview for this Erstwilder necklace I new that it would be the perfect match for this dress. This Erstwilder necklace sold out very quickly upon it's release and I believe that there may be a restock of it soon along with the May Gibbs collection. I don't own that many Erstwilder necklaces but this one was too beautiful to pass up, it also has a bit of sparkle to it and a wonderful combination of colours.

When I was at my local shopping centre a while ago I stumbled across this flower crown which seemed to suit me quite well... I didn't buy the flower crown straight away though as I was waiting for a sale and didn't feel like splurging on it just yet. After about a month or so it was reduced by quite a bit and still waiting for me so I had to buy it. You'll be seeing a lot more of it next spring/summer I'm sure. I'm probably a bit late to the party but I'm really loving flower crowns now after purchasing this one.

I wore this outfit last Monday, this was a while after the waterfront walk from my previous blog post. Mum and I went to see the new Alien movie which was another Mother's Day gift since she loves the original films and scifi films/tv shows, the movie was really good by the way!!! Anyway, we stopped at the gardens on our way to the cinemas to take these photos and watch the koi fish. It was a pretty good day if you ask me!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo


  1. That is a really, really lovely dress - I couldn't believe it was Collectif! I'm very much liking the slightly more boho, less structured styles around this year. The flowers in the hair are a lovely finishing touch too. So pretty! x

  2. Wow such a beautiful dress on you, I love the colour and that floral print! Also the necklace and flower crown are a wonderful match! xo

  3. Very pretty! Who doesn't love a good floral print? The flower crown and butterfly necklace are just perfect with it.

  4. I think this is one of my favourite outfits of you - that flower crown is just the perfect match! I didn't spot the sizing issues, but that's really unusual for Collectif dresses. I've found they can be painfully consistent (because I could always use a touch more room in the 8s for comfort). I don't think it detracts at all here though x

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