Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rambling Rose...

Ive begun to realize i go through what feels like 50 pairs of stockings in winter because im so cold in the mornings im basically pulling them on at warp speed i promise you these red beauties are about all i have left in my stock pile!!
These freezing mornings are leaving me wanting a tropical holiday...somewhere..anywhere, especially since winter is no season for a forgetful person like me..leaving car windows down and the washing on the line..which means im smacking my forehead a little more than usual!!!
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Im not quite sure if this (pretty perfect) gingham top was part of a set and had a blouse to match underneath but i found it quite lonesome in the op shop..and unless i was to cause a few raised eyebrows walking down the street i figured a bow blouse was the way to go!! it has everything that makes my heart flutter, beautiful red piping, buttons and a gingham pattern...although i thought i could just tuck my blouse sleeves up and it wouldn't irritate me was a bit of a dopey move but wont be doing that again in a hurry!!

Im hoping to have a pretty quiet weekend..spending time with the boy, cuddling up to the kittens and drinking lots of hot chocolate!! and maybe squeezing in a few handmade projects!!
Thanks for reading lovelies XX

(Wearing: Vintage suede skirt, Vintage bow blouse, Op Shopped Gingham Top, Boston Babes Heels, Vintage Bag, Diana Camera, Dotti Red Tights)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hair Styling // Winter Looks I Love...

I have had a few emails and comments asking me h0w i styled a few of my hairstyles in my outfit posts and even though im no expert i thought id show you four winter hair looks im simply obsessed with right now (of course these styles can be worn in Summer too)

Looped Quiff ...
Using second day washed hair curl using a hair straightener or curling wand all over, loosly tousle your curls and spray with hairspray.
Select a top section taking from one side of your head and take the end strands to tuck it underneath creating a curl (see image two) use bobby pins to secure in place ensuring you can see the pins too much.
I love this look when im wearing a cute floral dress layered with stockings!!!
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60's Big Hair
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To acheive this style you can use hair that was curled yesterday or second day washed hair, re-curl sections of your hair and then flip your hair upside-down and use hairspray all over.
Take a comb and tease out the side pieces to get a little more volume and then brush your front fringe all the way back teasing it a little also.
Get a cute headband or fabric strip and tie underneath.
This hairstyle is so easy and takes two seconds to do..its fun and great if your rushing out the door!!!

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Vintage Inspired Up Do
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This is actually very simple to do and once you get the hang of it takes a couple of minutes.
Make sure you have second day washed hair, take one corner section as in hairstyle 1 ( in a triangle shape) and do the roll pin then take the other triangle side and just simply roll it and pin trying to get it as high as you can, then gather the remaining hair and pull to your prefered side and twist into a bun.
I like to wear a cute bow headband or even a Grecian style beaded headband to mix it up a little

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I apologize that i don't have step by step images for you to see the process its a little hard taking the photos myself hopefully i can swindle a friend to take photos for me one day..
So i hope you liked seeing my favourite four hairstyles for winter (notice most of them are curly??) my hair likes to explode into a frizz ball when it rains!! so its easier to conceal with curls haha
Happy Tuesday XX

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Simple Vintage...

I have been dressing in alot of pastel toned clothes lately im guessing its the change in weather and that all my winter clothes are creamy pinks and browns but since its so cold in the mornings im finding it harder to want to hover in front of my wardrobe and construct outfits while my toes freeze..so ive been taking a simple vintage road and sticking to cute mid sleeve tops and thicker material skirts..easy to layer with stockings but still feeling cute and vintage inspired and of course like me!!!
I attached two pics that are inspiring me at the moment Audrey Hepburn does simple styling so amazingly..
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I found this side split skirt while op shopping last week and im pretty happy with how warm it is!!! i dont mind a good winter skirt!!
Ive also been putting together some winter inspired hair up do's and styling that i will post next week..
I hope you have a fab weekend, im saying Bon Voyage to two amazing friends tonight and having Christmas in July tomorrow night with the family...mmm..christmas pudding!!!

(Wearing: Vintage cream skirt, White Dotti top, Vintage pink belt, Brown Patent leather peep toe shoes, Vintage Necklace, BYS lilac nailpolish)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Life via Instagram...


















1 - Jam Doughnuts...yumm
2 - Colour Coordinating Coffee
3 - Wall Art in the city
4 - Daily Outfit
5 - Fruit Dress on a mildly sunny day
6 - Lilac Coloured Nails
7 - Hair & Makeup at the M/M Photoshoot
8 - Vanilla Cupcakes
9 - Napping Kitties
10 - Bowling with the boy..
11 - Checker Dress & Plum Nails
12 - Candle Watching
13 - Homemade Pancakes
14 - Grilled - best burgers in town
15 - Morning car photos
16 - Photo-shoot props
17 - Handmade Vintage Bows
18 - Puddle Jumping!!!

Hope your having a swell week!! im trying to fight off a annoying little cold..darn it!! lots of green tea for me!! XX

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

LBD // New In The Shop

LBD (little Black Dress) of course!!! a few little cute black dresses i picked up i adore the Ring A Rosie dress with the little neckline roses, its perfect for Winter layered with tights!!

Perri Cutten Black Shirt Dress & Black And Gold Shoulder Dress

Ring A Rosie Black Dress & Remember this cutie?? Black Peplum Dress

All these dresses are now available for purchase in The Vintage Valley Shop..
Have a wonderful day XX

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Seahorses and Lace...

On my Op Shopping trip this week i found so many cute pieces of jewellery including this gold plated seahorse (which i personally think are hard to find..in good condition anyway) and a pretty amazing glass jewellery bowl too which you might have seen on my Instagram HERE pretty gorgeous huh?
I love vintage brooches, an obsession that started with my grandma..she would always let me look through her jewellery collection and give me cute brooches to wear...whenever i find a gorgeous one i always think of her!!
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We have been having some small peeks of sunlight this week..which is an excuse to bring out my sheer lace blouses!! this top has actually got large longer sleeves but i thought with the pencil skirt it would be cuter tucked up a little..
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To make this outfit a little more winter appropriate i would just add some Maroon coloured tights and soft cardigan..
Im hoping to fill my weekend with lots of coffee, finally getting my hair coloured (about time) relaxing with the boy and taking way too many Instagram photos..
Have a swell weekend XX

(Wearing: Vintage black pencil skirt, Op Shopped beanie, Vintage purse, Tony Bianco Pumps, Vintage Seahorse brooch, Blouse)