The Sky Is Grey

As much as I love springtime, it’s not always sunshine and florals. In Canberra the weather changes quickly  and often, so you may experience a beautiful warm day but a freezing cold, windy and rainy night.

When it came into spring, I wanted a pretty skirt and crop set that could be matched with one another but also worn separately. As much as I wanted a pretty pastel or floral set, when I came across this set from Showpo I knew it would be perfect for the warmer days as well as the cooler days.

I love that this set is like a moden day twist on a vintage style print. The print makes the skirt perfect to wear for work, for a baby shower, for dinner, for a hens weekend and even for a wine tour! The crop is something I will probably wear a little less, but it will be great for a music festival or even a night out on the town.

I recently wore this set for a spring hens party With a print like this I knew I couldn’t go past red lips, which meant I decided to wear my favourite red lipstick: Red Russian by MAC. It’s my all time favourite colour, especially because the matte colour lasts forever.

This post does have qui a few photos, but it’s because I just could t decide on which photos were my favourite – so I apologise for the image overload but hope you enjoy them 🙂


Skirt and Crop: “Adore You” set by Showpo | Shoes: Target (old) | Earrings: Forever New (old) | Bracelet: Pandora | Ring: Michael Hill Jewellery (present from my man)

What do you think of my matching set? Do you have a favourite matching set? Post your thoughts and links in the comments!

See you again soon,

Vintage Barbie xoxo

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Vintage Style Challenge: Rose. Rabbit. Lie

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For my 21st birthday I decided to have a Roaring 20s themed Speakeasy party. It involved months of research and planning but it ended up being a fantastic and fun party. When I was researching the 1920s, I obviously started researching fashion and what the “flappers” wore back then. I fell in love with this style of clothing!

Since then, the beautiful and extravagant Great Gatsby movie has come out, with many designers and fashion chains taking inspiration from this movie. I’ve been to a few Gatsby themed parties since then and I love dressing up for these occasions!

Roaring 20s and great Gatsby outfit inspiration

So I was definitely excited when I knew I was one of a few select blogs taking part in a Vintage Style Challenge. This challenge involves creating a Roaring 20s look for a Rose. Rabbit. Lie party in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Resort.

Challenge gladly accepted!

Rose. Rabbit. Lie. has a “casual elegant” dress code, and after checking out their Instagram account, I can see that it has a speakeasy feel to it with the shabby chic decor. I think it would be easy and fun to create a look for attending a party here.

After discovering I’ve decided I need to book a trip to Las Vegas and I will definitely check out this funky yet sophisticated Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Resort! I’ve been daydreaming away thinking about how nice it would be to stay in a Terrace One Bedroom at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. It looks so fresh and glamourous.

I could imagine just strolling down The Strip to gaze at all the glitz and glamour, doing a tour of the Grand Canyon or ATV Hidden Valley tour during the day, then checking out shows like Cirque de Soleil and nightclubs like Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub. Oh and who could forget about the Casinos?? So many things I want to do….

In the meantime, I will imagine that I am getting ready to attend a party there and put together a gatsby worthy outfit… Here’s what I came up with:

Now I’m off to continue daydreaming about my future trip to Las Vegas…

Dress: Blue Juice by Seduce | Vest: Caroline Morgan | Headband: Forever New | Earrings: Diva | Pearl Bracelet: Lovisa | Bangles: Forever New | Bag: Forever New | Shoes: Jolie

For more information on The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Resort and all they have to offer, check out there website here

Vintage Barbie xoxo

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