Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Summer is wrapping up pretty nicely I would say! I have been drinking iced tea and enjoying warm nights before the chill hits! We have the most gorgeous Autumn season in Perth I can't wait for my street to turn shades of red and yellow...this skirt is one of my favourites I found it op shopping many..many moons ago it has layers of tulle and stripes that make me feel like a high school cheerleader (nothing wrong about that) I hope your week has been amazing!
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Thursday, March 6, 2014
What a crazy whirlwind week i have had, i am just about ready for this weekend to start..lots of dancing and gin & tonics please!! I thought i would share a little of what the past few weeks have entailed via good old Instagram!
1 - Today's hair and makeup (wearing my trusty 50's fruit dress)
2 - Amazing decals and vintage mirror in Mr Sparrow, so cute!
3 - Fresh flowers for my apartment!
4 - My fav grey pencil skirt and a 60's brooch fastened to my waist.
5 - Just before our 1920's Charleston performance i had severe butterflys right as this photo was taken!
6 - Our dapper partners for the Charleston routine (they scrub up alright)
7 - My two loves, Duke and Gertie!
8 - Fresh Apple, Orange and Watermelon juice...yumm!
9 - My great grandmothers pearl set, she is on the right in the photograph! They are my most treasured heirloom!
10 - Currently on my bedroom shelf, i have been teaching myself Ukulele....im pretty terrible but i am slowly getting there!!
(Follow me on Instagram: @allyvintage)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
You cant possibly imagine the squeals that came out when i finally got to hold a copy of the Autumn Peppermint edition in my eager little hands! I am not one for being able to hold good news to myself so i was quite proud that i didnt let a peep out since late last year about one of the photos by the incredible Christine Lim making the cover of one of my favourite magazines, let alone a spread on the inside too!
After Christine and I were set the mission to complete the shoot on a day of our choosing, we decided to go for it and shoot five outfits in two hours in our local Kings Park, what followed was absolute hilarious chaos, running around trying to catch the sunlight while kids are playing soccer and family's are taking afternoon walks, all the while trying to keep it PG rated changing outfits in my car and trying to pin curl my hair in my revision mirror! I still giggle when i think about it...but we did it, and the photos turned out amazing so thats a true test to the talent of Christine!! Thank you for making me look like i had hours to get ready when it was just a quick change in the car :)
Opportunities like this seem so surreal to me, i keep waiting for someone to say "oh wait, this is not for you its for someone else" all i can put it down to is if you are passionate about something it will shine through to other people and nothing but good things will come! As well as all this magazine excitement i have a beginner vintage hair how-to class kicking off on Sunday (first one for 2014 huzzah!) cant wait to be pin curling and sipping coffee with some vintage loving lasses!
I also want to say a big thank you to all my readers and genuinely lovely people i have met either through blogging or instagram, it really is an amazing community to be a part of and i know i gain a lot of encouragement and genuine support from you all!
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I had a flasback to dancing around in this Wisteria today, it was such a fun afternoon at the tea gardens the sun was shining and the flowers were all in full bloom! I was lucky enough to have my wonderful friend Tegan Ptasznyk take this photograph and it still is one of my favourites, this house im standing in front of was my DREAM house...double story with pale blue shutters and literally covered in wisteria it almost didnt seem real! A girl can dream i suppose...
I am wearing a yellow 50's dress that i bought from Etsy, although it was a few damaged sections it is one of my most loved pieces! It fits perfectly and is of course my favourite colour so you cant go wrong with that!
I hope you all have an amazing weekend planned, i am dancing a charleston routine tonight with my swing dancing team..im a little nervous but super excited so wish me luck!!
(Wearing: Vintage 50's dress, op shopped shoes, vintage straw hat)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
So my day has consisted of waking up at 8:20am (had to be at work by 8:30am) setting a new record for fastest shower and frantically throwing on clothes and praying that they weren't inside out...between throwing coffee down my throat and apologising to Duke for my swearing (i possibly talk to that little guy a bit too much) i was pretty happy to realise that my Sunflowers were still going strong..nice to have something cheery to look at on the way out the door!
In all the madness i didnt have time for a 50's hair-do today so i threw it up in an old faithfull hair bow, still happy that my hair is long enough (just) to have a low sitting one. Still such a cute way to throw your hair up instead just a bun!
I hope you all have had an amazing day, i am dancing a Charleston routine on Saturday night so tonight i will be practiscing till my feet drop!
(Wearing: Vintage 60's dress)