Weekly Wardrobe:15-21 August 2016

Wednesday

  • Top: Pinup Girl Clothing
  • Brooch: Deer Arrow
  • Scarf: Your One Stop Pinup Shop
  • Skirt and Cardigan: Lindy Bop
  • Skirt: Malco Modes
  • Shoes: Target

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Thursday

  • Jumper: Vintage
  • Brooch: Vintage Pip
  • Scarf and Earrings: Your One Stop Pinup Shop
  • Skirt: The Oblong Box Shop
  • Shoes: Target

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Friday

  • Top and Skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing
  • Brooch: Deer Arrow
  • Strappy Bra: Bras n Things
  • Petticoat: Malco Modes
  • Scarf: Vintage Pip
  • Shoes: Target

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Saturday

  • Dress: Folter
  • Brooch: Atomic Lucite
  • Shoes: Target

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Pretty Things List #23

Hello my darlings!

I’ve been very busy lately with hospital appointments, a festival, and now travel away for uni, but I wanted to put up a Pretty Things List for you before I went away to Rockhampton.

So here it is: a Pretty Things List focused on rock and roll!

The first thing I want to show you is something I just bought for myself: a rock and roll themed dress from Bernie Dexter.

I bought this gorgeous patterned dress in the “Paris” cut from Zulilly (first picture below), but you can also find it in the “Kelly” cut for sale online (second picture).  With a black silhouette border print, and an all over colourful print of rock idols, the Rockabilly Idol print is so much fun.  You can pick it up in the Kelly cut from the Bernie Dexter website in sizes XS-4XL for US$168, or in sizes S – 2XL from Australian website Cassablanca for AU$195.

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For jewellery fans, Erstwilder has a range of rock and roll themed items.  I particularly like the record brooch and earrings and the swing dancing couple (available in two colourways).  The brooches are AU$34.95 each and the earrings are AU$29.95.  All are available from Erstwilder’s website.

 

If you’re a fan of dancing in your circle skirts but not a fan of flashing your knickers, Aussie retailer Rock and Roll Dress has Malco Modes brand ruffled pettipants available in a range of colours and sizes for just AU$30 each.  Great for dancers and for windy days, these top quality pettipants are made in the USA and fit waists from 20 to 48 inches.

 

Petticoats are a major feature in the rock and roll look, and you can buy very soft single and double layer petticoats in a range of colours from Aussie retailer Your One Stop Pinup Shop.  At US$99 for double layered and US$59 for single layered, they’re a pretty affordable way to add to your petticoat collection and bring your outfits up a notch.  They fit 26-40 inch waists, though keep in mind you’ll need to be able to wiggle them up over your thighs, so if you’re big thighed like me they can be a little tight to get in to.

 

Finally, Pinup Girl Clothing has a cool music border print Jenny skirt and dress available in a range of sizes from XS to 4XL.  At US$98 for the skirt (~AU$128.60) and US$142 (~AU$186) for the dress, these are good quality items with a full bodied gathered skirt.

The multicoloured border print means you can match the skirt with tops of various colours.

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Are you a fan of rock and roll themed items?  Have you ever tried learning any sort of rock and roll or swing dancing?

 

 

 

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Weekly Wardrobe: 8-14 August 2016

Tuesday

  • Blouse: Emmy
  • Jumper: Vintage
  • Brooch: Erstwilder
  • Skirt: Collectif
  • Shoes: Target

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Friday

  • Dress: Stop Staring
  • Brooch: Deer Arrow
  • Necklace: Lulu Blue Powell
  • Shoes: BAIT
  • Glasses: Clearly.com.au

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Item Review: Hell Bunny Calaveras Dress

Some pinup girls just aren’t into sweet and pretty prints.  So what’s a girl to do?

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Hell Bunny has recently come out with a great Day of the Dead print that errs on the side of tough, not sweet.  Featuring sugar skulls, roses and crosses on a black background, this dress allows for co-ordination with blue, pink, yellow, black, green or white accessories.

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The halter neck is surprisingly comfortable , with buttons to allow for the length of the halter neck to be altered.  I usually find halter necks pull on my neck, but I have had no trouble with this dress.

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Two small front pockets are a nice detail, being both functional (big enough to fit my smart phone or a mirror and lipstick) and decorative.

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The back of this dress is ruched with elastic for a comfortable stretch and fit.  It also means you can size down from your usual Hell Bunny size.  A zip up the back allows you to step into the dress, and I was able to do and undo the zip on my own.

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The 50s style full skirt fit a two-layered petticoat underneath without any drama, enhancing the silhouette of the dress.

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I’m wearing a size Large.  The Calaveras dress is available in sizes XS to 4XL.

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I purchased mine from Atomic Beauty in Rockhampton, Queensland for AU$75.

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In these photos, I paired my dress with a belt and scarf from Pretty in Pinup, purse from Ms Katt’s Kustom House, necklace and petticoat from Your One Stop Pinup Shop, cardigan by MAK,  bangles by Splendette and shoes from Rivers.

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Weekly Wardrobe: 1-7 August 2016

Tuesday

  • Top: Pinup Girl Clothing
  • Skirt: Bonsai Kitten
  • Brooch: Erstwilder
  • Shoes: Target

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Wednesday

  • Jumper: Vintage
  • Skirt: The Oblong Box Shop
  • Brooch: Poison of Choice
  • Shoes: Target
  • Corset: Dauntless Corset

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Friday

  • Jumper: Wheels and Dollbaby
  • Top (Underneath): Collectif
  • Skirt: City Chic
  • Shoes: Rivers

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Saturday

  • Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing
  • Bangles: Splendette and Louella DeVille
  • Scarf: Pretty in Pinup
  • Hair Flower: Louella DeVille
  • Brooch: Luxulite
  • Shoes: BAIT

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Sunday

  • Dress: Hearts and Roses
  • Brooch: Erstwilder
  • Necklace: Louella DeVille
  • Scarf: Pretty in Pinup
  • Shoes: Target

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Item Review: Hearts and Roses “Eliza” Dress

Last weekend I drove to historic Childers to meet up with Miss Milla Cherry and take some blog photos of two outfits to share with you, my lovely readers.

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I’m showing you the first of these outfits today: The Hearts and Roses “Eliza Spicy Swing Dress”.

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The Eliza is a fairly new addition to Hearts and Roses’ line and features jars of pickles on a pinkish red background.  With a full swing skirt that easily took a Malco Modes Jennifer petticoat underneath, the Eliza is perfect for wearing in around the house or for a day out.

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The Eliza fastens with an invisible zip under the left arm.  I found the zip easy enough to do up by myself, which is always important!

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The Eliza is made of stretch cotton (97% cotton and 3% elastane) for comfort and fit.  With a slight sweetheart neckline, it is flattering and comfortable to wear and the neckline allows for necklaces to be worn, like my Louella DeVille gumball necklace.

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With so many colours in the pickle jars, you can pick out an accent colour to use for scarves, flowers and belts in your outfit.  As you can see, I chose a bold, royal blue for this outfit.

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The Eliza is available in sizes UK10 to UK20 (AU8-AU18) from Tragic Beautiful, catering for busts from 86cm to 116cm, and waists from 71 to 96cm.  Because it is a stretch fabric, you have a bit of wiggle room when it comes to sizes – for instance, I’m wearing a size 20 here, even though my waist is currently a bit above the range for that size.  I usually wear a size UK18-UK20 in Hearts and Roses, so this dress is spot on for sizing.

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I purchased my dress from Atomic Beauty in Rockhampton.  If you’re shopping online, Aussie retailer Tragic Beautiful stocks it for AU$64.95.  If you’re chasing a size 8, you can get it from Aussie online shop Poison Kandy Klothing for a little more: AU$72.80.

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My accessories for this outfit included scarf and necklace from Louella DeVille, belt from Pretty in Pinup, brooch by Erstwilder, shoes from BAIT, and socks from Ms Katt’s Kustom House.  My prescription sunglasses are Colette Dinnigan from Specsavers.

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With thanks to Miss Milla Cherry for the photographs.

Do you like the print on this dress?  What other novelty prints have caught your eye?

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Weekly Wardrobe: 25-31 July 2016

Monday

  • Dress: Hearts & Roses
  • Brooch: Erstwilder
  • Necklace, Scarf and Petticoat: Your One Stop Pinup Shop
  • Belt: Pretty in Pinup
  • Socks: Ms Katt’s Kustom House
  • Shoes: BAIT
  • Sunglasses: Colette Dinnigan

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Friday

  • Top: Pinup Girl Clothing
  • Skirt: Vivien of Holloway
  • Belt: Laurina Jean Retro
  • Necklace: Your One Stop Pinup Shop
  • Brooch: Deer Arrow from Vintage Pip
  • Shoes: Target

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Saturday

  • Top and Skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing
  • Brooch: Glamourlite
  • Petticoat: Malco Modes
  • Shoes: BAIT
  • Flower: Atomic Beauty

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Sunday

  • Dress: Lady Vintage London
  • Brooch: Erstwilder
  • Necklace: Your One Stop Pinup Shop
  • Hat: Ebay
  • Shoes: Bamboo
  • Petticoat: Malco Modes

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