Winter Love with Spencer & Rutherford

Friday, 24 August 2018


Featuring a beautiful handbag by Aussie label, Spencer & Rutherford. This elegant but quirky handbag compliments my wardrobe perfectly!

Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Julie Bag (Precious) - c/o Spencer & Rutherford
Coat - c/o Review Australia
Pinafore Dress - c/o Hell Bunny
Top - c/o Unique Vintage
Headband - Princess Highway
Stockings - Myer
Shoes - I Love Billy

I'm all for featuring and supporting Aussie labels so I was very excited when Spencer & Rutherford asked me if I would like to feature a couple of their products. 

First up is the beautiful Julie bag! I was first of all drawn to the vibrant colour of this bag and the super cute love heart. Upon closer inspection it is a patchwork design made with different coloured velvet which gives the bag beautiful texture amongst the faux leather. It also features a cute little tassel on the zip, a detachable strap, gorgeous trims + floral embellishments and the Julie bag is also 100% vegan friendly!

The bag is a really great size too, with plenty of room for someone like me who likes to carry a lot! I will be featuring it again with a spring outfit (when it warms up some more). I will include some photos of the inside but I could not be happier with this beautifully made bag, it is timeless and so much fun! I can't wait to share another beautiful bag from this Melbourne based brand.

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Erstwilder: Out of Africa

Tuesday, 14 August 2018


My top three picks from the Erstwilder Out of Africa collection!

Photos by Me

Brooch and Earrings c/o Erstwilder

Erstwilder has done it again with another beautiful collection, it's always hard to pick favourites but I could not resist these designs. 

I love that the elephant earrings and brooch make such a perfect set but are also gorgeous on their own. The dangle giraffe earrings are so vibrant and fun, I received a few compliments today whilst wearing them. 

I have been adding more and more Erstwilder earrings to my collection the past few collections because they are an easy but fun accessory to put on, I can pair them with just about anything and when I'm not dressed up and at work I can add a little bit of fun to my uniform. 

There are some great colours and a lot of variety in this collection and the collection was designed by Sally Land Illustration who always designs such beautiful collections!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Sewing: Olive Dress B5748

Saturday, 11 August 2018


I don't really like olives, but I bought this olive fabric and turned it into a dress anyway... This fabric is too cute!

Photos by me


Pattern - Butterick B5748
Fabric - Spotlight

Long time no speak, I took a bit of time off blogging because I wasn't feeling inspired, I have been busy with work and to be honest all I have wanted to do is spend any spare time I have sewing! So I am back and kicking things off with a me-made dress.

I made this dress last weekend after wanting to make it for ages, it was really quick and easy though I did make a few modifications. I was a bit short on fabric for the bodice when cutting it on the fold so I shortened the bodice length slightly, not ideal as I have a long torso but I figured since this was going to be a wearable muslin it didn't matter too much. 

The zip was meant to be placed on the side but I just ended up placing it in the back, I lined the bodice with a light cotton blend fabric which worked out perfectly. Instead of adding the second bow to the back for the dress I just kept it as a hair-scarf and I think it looks really cute. 

This fabric only cost about $15, the pattern was on sale for $5 and the zip was $2 so it was a cheap and quick make and I really love it. I will probably make it in a floral or plain fabric next, I am undecided but I really love the result. Next time I will add pockets, I should have added them this time but I didn't think that I end up loving this piece. This will be a great dress to quickly chuck on during summer as it is so nice and light to wear.

I'm really happy with the amount of things I have made this year so far, I am super excited to blog them too. I have a long list of spring/summer dresses that I want to create and some great fabrics in my stash, so excited!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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