Friday, March 8, 2013

Aussie Curves- Retro


Hello lovely readers! I haven't been posting for a little while, I know. I took a break over the Christmas holidays, planning to start again when the kids went back to school. Mr 5 started school for the first time (leaving me with no kids at home for the first time), and I found myself quite teary and depressed for a while, which I wasn't expecting. I had trouble finding motivation to get back into the routine of outfit photos. But with this week being retro theme, I knew I had to make the effort for I love retro and I had the perfect dress to show you. And yes, I do wear this outfit out in public, just minus the gloves. I wore it out to coffee with friends the other day. 


I found this gorgeous dress at my local shop, Catfight Collections (which have an online shop so you should totally check them out). This dress was only a 20, which is not my size at all but there was some give in the fabric, and I decided to give it a go. It fitted me perfectly, and I used my birthday money to buy it, so I think of it as my birthday dress.


I don't usually wear the dress as a halterneck but I thought I would for the photos. Usually I pin the straps to the back. I always wear a red bra with straps, so if it shows it looks like it belongs to the dress anyway.



Both the gloves and the petticoat come from Domino Dollhouse, and are awesome. I have three petticoats from Domino Dollhouse now. It's a bit addictive.


Gloves require an "I'm a little teapot pose". Yes they do.


This photo made me laugh- looks like I have wind machine going on here (just normal Newcastle weather).
Polka dot Diva coming through!


The red beads are from the op shop, and I think they're something other than the normal plastic because they're rather heavy. The earrings are from Big W and my headband is hand made from The Olive Tree Markets. It's good to be back!

Dress: Catfight Collections (20)
Petticoat: Domino Dollhouse (XL)
Gloves: Domino Dollhouse
Bra: Target 
Necklace: Op (thrift) shop
Earrings: Big W
Headband: Olive Tree Market
Sandals: Big W (11)


12 comments:

  1. So cute! I'm very glad you are back blogging. This would also be great with little white gloves. And absolutely in public.

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    1. Thanks Mel! Oh yes you're right, I have little white gloves, they would look great. I would also love one of those cute little hats with the half bit of veil.

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  2. what a cute cute dress! i love it :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm a big polka dot fan. :-)

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  3. I love this look. I have quite a few dresses like this, and a variety of petticoats to match! Fierce!

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    1. Thanks! I would love more dresses like this. Petticoats are so fun and swishy aren't they?

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  4. cute as always! I want to steal this dress!

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    1. Thanks! Hee hee you'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands I'm afraid! :-P xx

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  5. Guh! You look amazing! Love this whole outfit SO much!

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  6. superbe robe et jolie tenue ;o)

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