Friday, 18 December 2015

White stripes

It was low tide down by the bay which isn't the prettiest, but it was a perfectly dreary day, the kind of weather I love (apart from the heat). I'm wearing a vintage cotton frock gifted by my dear blog friend Trudie of My Vintage Childhood. It's a fantastic frock with those big pockets, collar and a zip front. This entire outfit is gifted and thrifted. 

Outfit Details.....

Vintage frock & scarf - Gifted by truly scrumptious Trudie
Green belt - from another vintage frock
Vintage vinyl bag - Garage sale find
Green tree brooch - Gifted by sweet Vanessa
Green bling brooch - Gifted by my mum
Green bakelite bangles - Ebay
Brown bangle, vintage rings & shoes - Op shopped

Here's some recent pics of our darling boy who's 3 months old already!

Friday, 11 December 2015

My first made by me skirt

I must admit I'm feeling a bit bored by my clothing options at the moment. Breastfeeding means that my frock options are fewer then usual, so I figured I could use some more skirts in my wardrobe. I rarely wear skirts normally, as I carry some rolls on my belly so I feel more comfortable in frocks. I also tend to feel 'dressed down' in skirts. I plucked up the courage to sew my very first skirt, without a pattern and all. I roughly copied another A-line skirt that fits me well, and cut out this vintage fabric from my stash and sewed it up. Of course it required some ric-rac as a finishing touch. I hope to make some more simple skirts when I have the time and energy, although I'm yet to attempt adding a zip. 

Outfit Details.....

Skirt made by me with vintage fabric
Button necklace - Market find
Sarah Coventry ring - A gift from a dear friend
Silver vintage bracelet and green 70's handbag - Op shopped
Enamel flower brooch - Etsy
Shoes, sunglasses, singlet and vest - Retail

Friday, 4 December 2015

May your days be merry and bright

I've got to admit I'm missing my usual selection of frocks now that I'm breastfeeding. I can currently wear about a tenth of my collection, but at least I do have some that button or zip up. I bought this European cotton dress from Retro Metro at Paddington towards the end of my pregnancy because it has a zip front. Now that I'm no longer preggers it is a bit big on me, but I raised the hem up & made a belt from the offcuts so at least I can belt it in to fit. I added some ric-rac trim as well, because in my opinion ric-rac makes everything better. 

Outfit Details....

European vintage frock - Retro Metro @ Paddington
Embroidery hoop brooch - Made by me
Bangle & 2 vintage rings - Op shopped
Toaster cover patchwork bag - Gift from Miss J
Cardigan - Op shopped
Shoes & sunglasses - Retail

Here's some pics of our precious boy Tobias who is 12 weeks already!
He's such a sweet contented fellow. We are so blessed & absolutely adore him.