Down Memory Lane with Erstwilder

Wednesday, 18 July 2018


Erstwilder has a very sweet range of brooches for this collection, many which I can remember from my childhood.

Sugar Plum Fairy

She was in my jewellery box, I listened to the pretty tune that she twirled to and once she stopped I would wind her back up just to see and hear it all again, even if it was just in the background whilst I played with my dolls. These are the memories that I get when I look at this brooch. The colours and design are absolutely stunning and she looks so pretty with this dress. I love the different shades of pink, the music notes, her pirouette pose and her ballerina bun.

Wind-up Whimsy

A very cute wind up toy that I remember playing with, Erstwilder has turned this childhood memory into an elegant brooch with a gorgeous colour scheme... One that I seem to be embracing for this blog post (have I ever mentioned my pink phase as a child on the blog? All I would wear is pink). The textures, shades of pink and gold glitter is just so gorgeous!

Fairy Bread

I am so happy that Erstwilder has brought back the Fairy Bread design, I missed out last time and I know many other Erstwilder fans have been wanting this for so long. Fairy Bread was the ultimate party food at kids parties (I hope it still is), I haven't had it in so long but it really was (and still is) the best thing ever... So good that it even looks good in jewellery form. I decided to go for the earrings because they look sooo cute, though I might try and get my hands on the brooch too and there is even a necklace version too. Plenty of options for Fairy Bread lovers this time round, yay!

Photos by Me

Outfit Details

Earrings and Brooches - c/o Erstwilder
Dress and Top - Made by me
Gloves - Vintage
Hat - Big W

This has been a nice little walk down memory lane with Erstwilder and I had a lot of fun styling these pieces with some of my me made clothes. I am also thankful that I had some beautiful sunny winter weather to play with to get the lighting I wanted for these designs!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Friday, 6 July 2018


I recently featured this Alannah Hill coat on the blog, I've styled it with more of a 60's look, Fifi approves of this snuggly coat too!

Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Fairy Tale Endings Coat - c/o Alannah Hill
Hair Bow - Also Alannah Hill (I bought it in Melbourne earlier this year)
Blouse - Bardot
Jeans - Bernie Dexter
Shoes - I Love Billy

Some snaps of an outfit from a couple of weeks ago, last time I wore this coat with a gorgeous lace dress also by Alannah Hill (see here) but I really pictured this coat with a cute 1960s look too so had to throw together this look. 

I thought the verdict was going to be pretty obvious and yes it was, the coat looks awesome with jeans and I keep on falling in love with this coat more and more. Before I got the coat I was worried that it might look a little over the top for everyday wear but I have found it to be very wearable especially when worn with jeans or a simple dress. 

I already raved about my love for this coat and the quality of previously, it will be a piece that I will wear for many years and I'm sure that you'll see it here on the blog again. My fluffy girl Fifi had to be included in some of the photos, she steals the show for sure because she's just so gorgeous.

I haven't been blogging as much lately, life has been busy and I have been putting most of my free time into sewing. I am currently sewing a dress for my best friend and am attempting to use steel boning for the first time, wish me luck! I'm hoping to have a bunch of summer dresses sewn up for when the hot weather returns and then to blog about too. My fabric stash keeps growing, I must stop myself for a few months and work my way through it all!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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