Sunday, November 23, 2014
Yesterday i had the whole day to myself and started it by drinking strong coffee, eating chocolate pastries and reading 60's magazines in bed..it was slightly drizzling with rain outside so it made staying in bed a little longer all the more enticing!
When the rain cleared a little i decided to take a drive to the "zig zag" in Kalamunda, a place i used to visit a lot when i lived further south of the river, even though we are heading into the dry heat of Summer there was still a beautiful sprawl of green and the air just seems so much sweeter up there, hardly another soul around, the sound of distant birds chirping and roosters crowing from the farms below, while i was there i couldnt resist taking a few photos.
I was gifted this incredible 1950's print dress by my partner's mum and i adore it so, especially since i dont see many brightly patterned 50's dresses like this very often, it makes me feel like this piece is all the more special! It is layered underneath with its own petticoat so it makes standing up on a windy hill a little more fun!
I hope your all having an amazing Monday so far, i am already needing a third cup of coffee!!
(Wearing: Gifted 1950's dress & 1950's Sunglasses)
Sunday, November 16, 2014
A few months ago I fell in love with this incredible 1950’s wiggle dress, it would hang taunting me on the racks at Bluebird vintage and each time I would visit it would still be there begging me to take it home, I am pretty sure I tried it on each time too and begrudgingly put it back on the hanger thinking of ways I could muster the funds to bring it home before someone other lucky lady snapped it up.
One thing I can say about my love is that he is the most thoughtful man I have ever met, upon finding out about my dress crush he did what every woman dreams her man would do and surprised me one afternoon after swing dancing practice, I literally walked in the door like a sweaty mess and there it was hanging in the doorway…I am pretty sure I almost knocked him out with a flying hug and was on a natural high for the rest of the day! I truly am the luckiest lady.
So now I have all the plans and more for this little dress, it was already a favourite before it came to be mine but because my incredibly wonderful man gave it to me it will always hold a special place in my heart!
(Wearing: 1950's blue wiggle dress, vintage shoes, op shopped purse & 1950's headpiece)
Thursday, November 13, 2014
I am so very excited to share with you all another vintage hair tutorial, it has been quite some time since my previous one so I am bringing it back with a bang!
Last week I posted an image of my daily hairstyle on Instagram (@allyvintage) and I had so many requests for a tutorial I simply couldn’t say no, the style is a Vintage Wave and (my version) of a Gibson Tuck, the reason I say “my version” is that it is an adapted technique to what you may see posted anywhere else, this involves side rolling and no assistance of an elastic or topsy turvy manoeuvre, so if your game to try a new version this is a good place to start!
I was so fortunate to have my incredibly talented man film and edit this video and I am sure I will rope him into filming many more in the future too!
If you have any questions or need some advice about this style please write them in the comment section and I will answer them as best as I can! Xx
Sunday, November 9, 2014
There is no better way to cleanse the soul than a trip home to see family, yesterday the boy and i took the two hour drive up to Quairading and passed through York on the way to peek at the collectables and architecture, its almost a tradition now to make the stop off before the next hour or so drive. Oh gosh..i cant even begin to tell you how hot it was, in the photo of me i swear to you my makeup was running down my face..it was a true sign that Summer is well on its way in Australia so i am going to have to get my wardrobe ready to go!
I also filmed a hair tutorial over the weekend (as promised) so that will be up very soon! Eeep exciting!!! Life really is pretty amazing at the moment, i have exciting ventures on the way and lots of projects to get stuck into...plus i have the sweetest man who surprises me with "just because flowers" which look like they appeared straight from my dreams...the way to my heart is definitely through flowers...and food (of course).
(Wearing: Vintage fruit sundress, 1950's sunglasses & vintage purse)
Sunday, October 26, 2014
So here it is!!! the full review of the Lacy Sandal Swedish Hasbeens. It has been a few weeks since these clogs have graced my feet and the love affair still continues, we are almost reaching Summer here in Australia so the promise of balmy nights and long afternoon picnics is so close i can almost taste the watermelon and smell the sunscreen! I have many many Summer adventures to take these Hasbeens on..i cant wait!
It really is hard to choose favourites to be honest, the designs are based around the same clog base so you know whatever style you choose they will be comfortable, the use of leather focuses on proper support as well as the genious designs they manage to craft into the leather, if you mention t/strap lasercut floral to me..of course i'm sold! I am going to be honest here it did take me at least 5min to get used to walking in clogs again, the fact they dont have a flexible arch had me clonking around like Frankenstein for a little bit but then like anything if you stick at it for a little bit i was gliding around like they had been on my feet forever! They are absolutely my go-to shoe for the season and i am sure you will see them popping up on the blog alot more!
If you are absolutely in need of these amazing clogs you can check them out HERE I have the Dirty Pink Nubuck colour and although they appear darker on the website they are lighter in "real life" Swedish Hasbeens also have an amazing Instagram account too so make sure you pop on over and say hi to them!
So my weekend was pretty amazing...pizza and bowling date night with my man, Halloween swing dancing on Saturday night and a lazy Sunday of coffee dates and dodging rain showers (and cleaning...but there is no fun in mentioning that is there) i hope you all had an incredible weekend too! Happy Monday Xx
(Wearing: Swedish Hasbeens, Op Shopped Blouse, Vintage Skirt, Vintage Purse & 1950's Sunglasses)