Friday, 4 January 2013

summer holidays, vintage cotton dresses and bare feet

vintage dress red rose Hello! Happy New Year! I hope you are having a great holidays. I am having the most relaxing summer holiday since I came to Australia and it's been wonderful. It's been beautifully warm and not too hot, so John and I have been spending our days sleeping in, playing badminton (very casually, not even a net is involved), bike riding to meet up with friend's in the evening – two of whom have new puppies, so cute! – and going for walks, or rather gentle strolls, in the local trails, looking at bats and their fuzzy babies and the sparkling water. There's also been hoola hooping and watching Mad Men repeats, going to bed very late, cheese eating and a spot of vintage shopping..! It's felt so nice to be wearing my vintage cotton dresses, walking on the warm floorbaords with bare feet, and having the time to contemplate if not my naval, my eyebrows – I'm trying a new shape out. Yes, big news, right here! I am so excited to be saying goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013, and can't wait to blog this year! There is so much I want to write about, incliding that long-promised post on how and why I got into wearing vintage clothes, moving to Australia and some more tutorials, filmed ones, but they'll have to wait for when I get my camera back. Is there anything you want me to write about? Let me know! x eyebrows yellow vintage skirt vintage bike yarra view


Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for your post on how/why you got into vintage! I also think it would be fun if you mentioned if you prefer one era over the other, whether your friends are vintage lovers as well, and the kind of reactions you get from more casually, non-vintage dressed people.

ps: I have just gotta say, I think your style is always on point and so beautiful. If there's anyone's wardrobe I could raid, it would most definitely be yours :D xx

Sonja Lazukic said...

I just adore the way you look :)

Picturetalk321 said...

I'd love to see a 'through the ages' post with pics of all the different looks ( hair colours and styles especially) you've had over the past few years!

Also I hope you didn't go barefoot on your bike...? :)

Naomi said...

You look so radiant on your bike!

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Style By Eye said...

I'm madly in love with that sweet, sweet sunflower (or yellow poppies?) skirt, the chaotic print is just killing me. It is just too delightful and full of happiness. I wish it wasn't vintage so I could get my hands on my own but I suppose that's the charm of vintage!

Style By Eye

Aline said...

Ohmygod, what a wonderful holidays! beautiful dress. I hope to see more photos and of you (:

all the best,


Marianings said...

Your make up is perfection! And the dresses are lovely :)

Debs said...

Happy new year to you and I look forward to all your new ideas and posts and tutorials and I love your eyebrows!

look see said...

I'm really looking forward to reading about how you ended up in Aus! Love your sunnies too :)

Jessica Cangiano said...

Happiest New Year's wishes from the snowy wilds of Canada, dear gal! I hope that the year ahead is everything - and more - that you're hoping it will be!

♥ Jessica

Anonymous said...

Oh great post!! You look so pretty!
The things I'd love to see you write about are:

I always see you wear an engagement ring and wonder whether you're married or going to get married in the near future. If so, will you be having a vintage wedding??

I love reading couples love stories on blogs, if it isn't too personal or crossing the privacy line I'd love to read about it!

And I'd love to read about what made you come to Australia. The romantic in me would love to think you moved here for love! But any plans on moving back to the UK?

I also remember you saying you dyed your own hair. I'd love to know how and what brands. Especially how you do the pastel colours!

And just curious whether you get stopped on the street a lot in Melbourne from people recognising you?

Love your blog!

Michelle xox

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

So sweet! Stopping by from Sugar and Dots to say hello. Enjoy the first weekend of 2013! XO

Nella Fragola... said...

Gorgeous outfits ! ♥

Anthea Lau said...

you look super sweet in this vintage outfit <3
would you like to follow each other?

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

Love thw eyebrows. Theyve always been a struggle for me. Sorry abour the many typos as im typing on a phone from nt. Speaking off bikeriding I just got a vintGe style lilac bike for xmas and hV been takibg every opportunity to use it. So lookong forward to this year Nd your blog posts to come. As fR as matter id love to hear about your life in the uk. :D

ruby golddust said...

hello :)

i've been a longtime reader and lover of your style/blog, (i think you're divine) but i've only just created a blog. (baby steps at the moment :) ) but i would absolutely adore it if you had a chance to have a looksie over it. i'm a bit of a vintage girl, and your vintage adventures/purchases/how-to's inspire me! i hope we can be friends!

zahra x

The Juliet Report said...

You've inspired me to start watching MadMen again. I look forward to your post about why and how you got into wearing vintage clothes!

xxx Juliet

esme and the laneway said...

‪Anonymous‬: these are great ideas! I will defintiely post about them :) thank you! x

January 4, 2013 1:29 AM

‪Sonja Lazukic‬ thanks!

‪Picturetalk321‬ ooh that is a good one, I'll put that one together for sure! x and haha ouch no! I now have metal pedals so have to wear my dunlop volleys, not exactly glam! ;D

‪Naomi‬ thanks! I love to ride it :)

‪Style By Eye‬ thanks! Definitely part of the charm but then there are always other beautiful skirts etc out there x

‪Aline‬ thanks, there will be more x I'm actually relaxed, I think it's a first! :D

‪Marianings‬ thanks! But hehe there might be a bit of kissing-smudged-lipstick going on there too ;)

‪Debs‬ thank you! Happy New Year to you too! x

‪look see‬ this is a big ish post (it feels like it anyway) but I will do it. And thanks re. the sunnies! x Lucky find, love it when vintage style is in fashion and easy to find :)

‪Jessica Cangiano‬ oh darling thank you, and you! Dreaming of beautiful snow on this parched 36C day x

‪Anonymous‬ said... oh Michelle, I love these ideas, thanks so much! I will do ALL of them x

‪Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots‬ and you! Hope you had a beautiful one :)

‪Nella Fragola...‬ thank you!

Morgan said...

Hello and happy new year! I would adore a tutorial on how you did your hair in this post:

Nikki said...

You are so gorgeous, what a beautiful close-up photo. I love the photo of you on your bike, so beautiful. Reading your posts really made my day.

allie said...

you're so pretty! and i love your floral prints<3

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