Category: My Outfits
Category: My Outfits
The weather here in Sydney, Australia has begun to cool down and it’s time to start layering. For me, this is a new way of styling.
For many years I’ve opted for oversized and shapeless garments that held no flattering qualities whatsoever. This year I am learning, taking little steps to showcase my body in ways that are vintage, retro and yet still practical.
I can simplify this down to adding soft, fine knits to my outfit and adding layers under tops to keep the chill at bay! I am living in this simply, yet ever so versatile bolero from plus-size retailer City Chic. It’s long sleeves and cropped style mean it works well over my full dresses, but it can easily be worn with a top or peplum over jeans or skirts.
A few weeks ago, I took a weekend off and Jacob and I had a long weekend up in Newcastle.
It was my first time to the area, so I really enjoyed playing tourist for awhile, shopping up a storm (more on that in another blog post!) and hanging out at pinup events.
The weekend was the perfect excuse to wear some beautiful dresses and take a few shots to share with you. This dress is one I have been in love with since the beginning of my journey into retro. Her name is Heidi and she’s a Pinup Couture design. The Heidi is one of the most popular dresses I have ever seen & for good reason: the cut is gorgeous, the fabric selections are amazing and who can deny such a flattering cut on any body shape? My first Heidi was naturally going to be leopard print. I have a small obsession with this print. Well, anything leopard actually. It was love at first sight and I bought it straight away.
She’s bright, bold and fun and her print is super sweet – little cats chasing balls of string!
Accented by a wavy red border, Netti is a new colour for me and something I am getting used to.
When this skirt first hit my feed from Hellbunny, I wasn’t a fan. I simply pushed it aside and went straight for something else. It wasn’t until a few months later that I saw it in the flesh and I slapped myself mentally for not grabbing it sooner. The print was so divine! The colours were so bright! I tried it on, did a twirl and new it had to be mine. When it wasn’t available in my size, I searched and hunted online and found that my go-to online store, Ruff n Ready had one in stock. I grabbed it while I could!
The Cannes print skirt is beautiful. Red roses on a black background. It is classic, beautiful and so easy to style. I wore this for a date with Jacob and teamed it with a simple Collectif blouse and red accessories.
I’ve never been a huge Hawaiian print kinda gal, but this HellBunny dress, The Kiki, was too cute not to add to my collection. The print is backed with a solid black, something you rarely do see in tropical prints. I think that’s what draws me in. Keep your kitchy fluro prints for sarongs and overseas get-ups! You can give me a subtle tropicana and I’ll wear it any day.