Mystic Rose in Autumn Leaves

I love wearing modern clothes that have a vintage feel to them. One brand I love to wear that has a vintage feel to it is Review Australia.

I started buying clothes from Review only a short while ago – partly because I couldn't afford it until recently, and also because I didn't realise the clothes were great quality, fit well and are beautiful stylish.

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Summer Days & Cool Breeze

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It’s been a scorcher of a summer in Australia this year. Apparently January 2017 was one of the hottest January’s on record with plenty of days over 35 degrees. Sometimes it’s hard to stay fashionable when it’s so hot outside…

My go to summer outfit is definitely a playsuit. You get the comfortable practicality of shorts plus there are plenty of different styles out there. So when I saw this beautiful nautical playsuit at Review, I knew I just had to have it! It’s called “Cool Breeze” and it’s been a constant outfit I’ve worn this summer.

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Vintage Barbie’s Spring Glamour Giveaway

I have an exciting announcement – it’s giveaway time! This is a very exciting giveaway with a few products that I am currently in love with and want to share with my beautiful readers!

Winning Prize Pack

One lucky person will get an awesome prize pack which includes:

  • A Beauty Blender
  • 400ml bottle of Garnier Miceller Water
  • A Kylie Lip Kit in Dolce K
  • A Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette
  • One BellaBox with surprise samples and goodies
  • A pair of Miss Eyelure False Lashes
  • St Frock printed calico tote bag

That’s over $200 value all for one lucky winner!

There will be some posts coming up that have lots more information and a review of many of the above products – so make sure you come back to check out the blog and see my thoughts on these products.

How to Enter

To be in the running for this awesome glamour giveaway, you must like Adventures of Vintage Barbie – Blog on Facebook and do at least one of the following:

  • Like the Facebook post
  • Share the post
  • Tag a friend in the comments

You will get an extra entry in the competition if you do all three.

Click here to go straight to the giveaway post!

Bye for now,

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Terms and conditions of Vintage Barbie’s Spring Giveaway

1: Entries are open to Australian residents only. 2: Giveaway opens 9am Wednesday 5 October and closes 9pm Sunday 30 October. 3: Winners will be announced on Facebook on Monday 31 October and will be contacted by Facebook Messenger. 4: The winner will have 7 days to respond to message to arrange delivery of prize. 5:Delivery cost included in the prize. 6: If the winner does not respond within 7 days, a new winner will be drawn from the hat and given 7 days to respond. This will continue until prize is claimed. 7: This is a game of chance with no skill required. 8: Winner will be picked randomly from a hat of names. 9: Winner uses prize products at own risk. The Adventures of Vintage Barbie hold no responsibility for any allergic or adverse reactions a person may experience from using the products. 10: No return of the prize product will be accepted. 11: Value of prize based on retail value of products at time of post.

The “Simone” Dress

I recently resigned from my casual job at Forever New. I loved working there and always had so much fun. It was a great company to work for, the girls I worked with were amazing people and of course, I loved the clothes at Forever New.

Now that my full time job is starting to push me towards my career goal of being a lawyer, I do not have as much time as I used to. I am often exhausted by the weekend and it started becoming a struggle to go to a retail job on Friday nights and over the weekend. So unfortunately I had to say goodbye to the job. But I know that I will always still shop at Forever New and especially go into the store to say hello to the lovely Forever New Girls.

When I worked at Forever New I was a typical Forever New Girl. I love pastels, pink, florals, lace, pearls, embellishments… Anything feminine was always right up my ally, and lucky for me it was always quintessential Forever New. These feminine styles are what Forever New is known for, and it made it easy to sell clothes that I loved!

In the summer of 2014/2015 Forever New released a beautiful sundress. It looked like it was inspired by late fifties/early sixties styled dresses, and had a beautiful floral print on a mint green base colour. When I saw it come in to the store, I fell in love with it. I tried it on and it fit perfectly. When I saw that it was called “Simone” – I knew I had to buy it. After all, how often do you find a dress with your name that is everything you want in a dress? The girls in store also said that it was definitely “a Simone dress” (okay, a lot of dresses were referred to as that, hence the reason I am a typical Forever New girl!).

The only problem was that I didn’t have the money for it that week. So I decided to wait until the following week to buy it. But someone else obviously also fell in love with that dress – when I went back in store after payday, the only size 10 had already been bought by a customer. gone in my size. I really wanted the dress, so I went online to buy it at full price… All the size 10s were sold out online as well! I was heartbroken!

Skip ahead to September 2015. I am on a Facebook group called Forever New Buy Swap and Sell. I randomly came across a post with my dress – someone was selling a brand new with tags Simone dress! I was so excited!!! I bought it, it was delivered a few days later and I was so so happy!

It’s definitely my style, and I always get compliments in it. I was even told by a stranger that I look like a vintage barbie doll in it – obviously I picked the right name when naming my blog!

Dress: “Simone” Dress by Forever New | Shoes: Wittner | Hat: Forever New | Sunglasses: Vintage (found on eBay) | Earrings and Bracelet: Devine Goddess (from jeweller) | Bag: Valleygirl

What do you think of the Simone Dress by Forever New? Post your thoughts int the comments section.

Bye for now,

Vintage Barbie xoxo

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Black Friday

I bought this dress off eBay for work, and I have since realised it is so versatile. Every woman should have a black work dress that can be worn for other events as well, such as dinners and special events.

The thing I love about this dress is that it’s a little bit vintage. The dress follows the earlies fifties sillohuette of sinching in at the waist and having a full circle skirt. It is also an appropriate length by covering my knees.

Pairing it with these shows also gives it that vintage vibe. I love these shoes and I wish more stores had shoes like this!

Anyway, here are the pics:

I love the invention of hair donuts. It has made my life so much easier – it looks like I take 30 minutes to do my hair but it actually takes around 5 minutes each morning. Therefore I can look professional, get a good first impression, and get to sleep in for 25 minutes longer each morning – now that’s what I call #winning

This look is essentially by court room look (wel, if I had my blazer then it would be the complete look): it is professional yet subtly shows my vintage style, without making me look gaudy or stand out for the wrong reasons.

Dress: eBay (also available on Rosegal.com) | Shoes: FSW Shoes | Bag: Bluebird | Hair Flowers: Forever New | Pearls: gift from my Great Nan 🙂

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Bye for now,

Vintage Barbie

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Blushing in Early Spring

Spring has sprung! Well kinda… It’s only the start of September and it’s still a little chilly outside. But the sun doesn’t set till I am home from work now, and the sun is even up when I leave the house bright and early in the morning. So that definitely makes me happy.

It’s also my favourite time of the year for clothing. It’s when you can bring out items that have been stashed away in your closet. It’s also time for floral prints, cute dresses start being released at shops, skirts can be worn without freezing your pins off… It’s an all round great time!

So I bring you a shot of a great spring outfit: a blush maxi skirt, white blouse and straw hat.

The blouse is a one I bought off eBay, but I am unsure what the brand is. There are always ones like this at places like Valleygirl, Dotti, and Zara, which would be my picks for cute spring blouses. I love blouses like this for spring as it is light and feminine. This kind of blouse is also versatile enough to be styled with different skirts or even jeans.

The skirt in the photos is my favourite maxi skirt. It is high waisted and the waist band cinches at the smallest point of the waist. There are small dainty pleats of fabric, and the fabric drapes in a flattering way. Forever New often release this skirt every spring/summer season in different colours or fabrics.

Top: eBay | skirt: Forever New | Shoes: BigW | Hat: Valleygirl | Sunglasses: Equip | Ring: Forever New | Bracelet: Lovisa | Handbag & Neckscarf : Forever New | Suitcase: Vintage

What do you think of my spring outfit?

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She’s a Lady – Vintage Barbie’s Signature Look

Whenever I hear the term “Lady” I think of two things: the cocker spaniel dog in Lady and The Tramp, and the way that women dressed back in the thirties to fifties.

Also, I’m pretty sure there is a Tom Jones song called “She’s a Lady”… Which is now stuck in my head thanks to my choice of title!

Anyway, many decades ago, women wanted to be considered ladies. Their fashion also followed suit. There were modest hemlines, matching bags to hats, wearing gloves in public, beautifully styled hair and being all round polite, respectful and elegant in their manner.

I have always adored this time and how women dressed. I hope to emulate this time in my fashion and way I approach life.

That’s why when I saw this beautiful pink wiggle dress at the Canberra Vintage Fair in late 2014, I knew that I had to buy this dress. It spoke to me. It was a slightly sexy but remained modest. To make things better it was on sale. And it’s pink. How could I saw no??

I also found a pretty blush pink handbag from the 1950s. It is big enough to fit my essentials such as makeup, keys and phone, so it is definitely something that I can use regularly.

The pink ruffle collar jacket is something I purchased off eBay. I saw it years ago and had wanted to purchase it for ages, but never had the money for it. This time when I saw it I had to buy it straight away. It did take quite some time for it to arrive from Hong Kong, but it was well worth the wait. The jacket if lined well and is super comfortable. I’m glad I waited all these years for my precious pink coat! It works so well with my vintage pink dress.

The hat and sunglasses are two of my favourite purchases from Forever New. I love the star pink and white striped hat, and the sunglasses are a pair I wear quite regularly, because they are completely my style!

And to finish off the outfit, I had to wear my pretty baby pink Wittner heels. I bought these for a wedding and they have been a favourite ever since. I love closed toe heels like this because they match with so many clothing items. They also give you enough height without being too tall.

The combination is perfect for Vintage Barbie to create a post of her signature look!

I felt that it was about time I shared some of my signature looks, and the combination of the above outfits is certainly one of those. Scroll down to see me pose in a Vinatge Barbie look!

Details: Vintage Dress – Recycology | Ruffle Collar Coat – eBay | Vintage Handbag – Canberra Vintage Fair | Earrings and Bracelet – Forever New | Pink Heels – Wittner | Hat and Sunglasses – Forever New

What do you think of my signature look? Do you have a signature look? Comment and share links to your post on your own signature look! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram: @vintagebarbie17

Blog Update May 2015: Vintage Barbie is Still Alive!

Dear my beautiful followers and readers,

It's been a while since I communicated with you…

I thought I should probably do a quick post to say it's ok, I'm still alive! I've been caught up with some family things, work commitments, as well as law school. So unfortunately, my blog has been low on the priority list.

However, I promise that I will return in June with plenty of fabulous posts! I also plan on finishing a bunch of posts that I started a while back and schedule for those to be posted on a regular basis.

I'm also preparing my Facebook page which will have lots of great links to blogs, some cute and inspiring pics, and of course updates on my blog!

I am also planning to start doing giveaways, competitions and guest posts, so there will be plenty of exciting changes and additions to the blog. There may even be a new look to this blog in the coming months! 😉

If you would like to stay in the loop, be sure to follow my blog and you will receive an email when I begin regular posting again.

I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to everyone who has supported me so far and thank you to everyone who reads my posts – you are why I do this blog and it wouldn't be the same without my supporters and followers.

See you all soon my beautiful followers!

Vintage Barbie xo