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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Stepping Back in Time to a Casablanca Ball

Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t shy away from a theme – I’ll take any excuse to get dressed up! And I definitely love any period theme, especially because it’s super easy to grab something out of my every day wardrobe to wear.

Earlier this year I went to the ACT Young Lawyers Ball which was themed “Casablanca” for their 2016 event. For those who are unfamiliar with the movie Casablanca, it is an iconic vintage movie set in the 1940s. So I was very excited to get dressed up in 1940s style fashion.

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Polka Dots and Wine Tasting

Back in October 2015, went on a wine tour with some of the people in my office. It was lots of fun and I got to meet lots of people in my field of work.

Like many other events, I spent a lot of time planning my outfit. I jumped on to Pinterest for some inspiration and of course developed an outfit idea through Polyvore:

 

Spring wine tour outfit

 

The great thing about my Polyvore inspiration was that I could visualise exactly how my outfit would come together. And I ended up creating this whole outfit!

I bought the same cute vintage inspired dress off Rosegal. It had lots of small polka dots on a pale blue cotton fabric. It was a length that was long enough for a work related activity, and it really showed my vintage sense of style. Being outdoors and a sunny day, I knew that I should bring along my beige felt hat. I added my favourite Forever New handbag and my super comfy white cork wedge shoes to finish off the vintage inspired look for the day.

The details

Dress: Rosegal | Blazer: Forever New | Belt: Forever New | Hat: Dotti | Sunglasses: Equip | Handbag: Forever New | Shoes: SODA

What do you guys think about my vintage casual look for the wine tour? Post you thoughts in the comments section!

Want some wine tour outfit inspiration? See my post on What To Wear On A Wine Tour!

Bye for now,

Vintage Barbie xoxo

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Chasing Kate for Christmas Day

First off, I just wanted to say a big MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my lovely readers and followers. I hope your Christmas was filled with joy, laughter and fun!

I definitely had a fun (and busy) Christmas this year. It was a big Christmas at my parents place on the Sapphire Coast with lots of family. We had planned to have a beautiful Christmas lunch outdoors in the lovely summer sun, but unfortunately the strong wind derailed our plans. We ended up eating indoors but it was still a great day. We played backyard cricket in the afternoon, and later on the kids (That is me, my partner, my sister and my sisters boyfriend) played some cheeky drinking games.

My sister has generally been my photographer for my outfit of the day posts, and she was keen to take some more photos of me over Christmas. Even though it was very windy, we eventually got some photos of my outfit… But it is definitely had trying to stop your hair blowing everywhere while trying to pose for photos!

For Christmas Day I chose to wear a gorgeous dress that I found on the St Frock website. I actually stumbled across this site from a Facebook advertisement! I decided to check it out and was pleasantly surprised.

The first thing I noticed was that one of the models was probably around my size – she wasn’t your stock standard rake thin or bronzed fake everything type of model. She just seemed like a “normal” size girl. FINALLY! It’s about time clothes stores did this, because I’m sick of trying to figure out if an item would work on a body type that isn’t your typical model body type.

See my post on my maxi dress from St.Frock

The dress I chose to wear is from St Frock’s own label called “Chasing Kate”. The dress itself is called the “Victoria” dress and is made out of a crepe like fabric. It essentially looks like the fabric is crushed, yet you do not need to iron it. This makes me think that you can easily travel with this dress.

It is a very flattering style with the high neckline and being sleeveless. The fabric is lightweight but not see-through. It is a knee length dress which makes it perfect for many occasions, including work if you work in an office like me.

The dress does not come with the petticoat though – I added the white petticoat underneath to make it a bit more vintage. Also, the petticoat helps prevent any accidental flashing of underwear when it is windy outside.

This Chasing Kate brand is quintessential “Vintage Barbie” so you should expect to see many more outfit posts of me in the brand!

Dress: “Victoria” Dress by Chasing Kate via St Frock | Petticoat: eBay | Sunglasses: Quay Sunglasses | Earrings and Bracelet: Christmas Present from local jeweller | Shoes: Forever New (past season)

What do you think of my choice for Christmas Day? Have you tried the Chasing Kate brand by St Frock? Post your thoughts in the comments section!

Bye for now,

Vintage Barbie xoxo

All opinions in this post are my own. Unless otherwise stated, this post has not been sponsored and I have not been paid for this post

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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 🙂

If you want to purchase this dress, click here
Bye for now,

Vintage Barbie

All opinions in this post are my own. Unless otherwise stated, this post has not been sponsored and I have not been paid for this post

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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

Denim, Pink and Sand

I love going to the beach. The relaxing sound of the waves, the smell of salt in the air, the sand between my toes… even when the temperature is cold, I will still head down to the beach. It makes me feel relaxed and happy.

During my recent trip back to hometown to see my parents, we went for a quick visit to the beach after brunch. It was so nice. My sister and I ran around the beach taking photos whilst my parents sat and relaxed on the sand. It was a really nice afternoon.

I wore a simple but cute and casual outfit this day. I am so in love with my pink dress from Forever New – it fits so nicely and can be dressed up or down. I styled it with my wardrobe staple – my denim/chambray shirt. I lived in this shirt when I travelled around Europe, and I've continued to live in it since I got back! I finished off the look with a printed headband and my cat eye sunglasses. I was wearing some cute pastel kitten heels to brunch, but took them off so I could run around in the sand 🙂