Friday, 10 June 2016

Sail away with me!

There is just something about summer that begs for nautical themes and prints. Perhaps it is the idea of a seaside vacation, or new and exotic adventures, or the fact that the reds, whites and blues are all such fresh and cheerful colours. Bardot wore the now iconic Breton stripes in many of her summer photos, and the sailor theme has been a part of our summer attire since the 19th century, first for children, and later as a part of female fashion. 


But history lesson aside, we’re big fans of wearing nautical themed clothing in the summer, and we know that a lot of you are as well, so we prepared four sets to inspire you and your summer wardrobe.

We’re kicking it off with Sailor’s ruin, featuring a wiggle dress to die for, and a round nautical themed purse. We opted for a single piece of jewellery, keeping the look sleek and deadly!

Sailor's ruin



Next up is Anchors aweigh, a cute and playful set that is equally at home in the city as it is at the seaside. The classic capris and top combo is dressed up with onyx jewellery, a big red flower and a pair of wedges.
Anchors aweigh



Full sail is possibly the perfect vacation outfit. A short red nautical dress paired with boat shoes and dark blue jewellery is just the right combo for style and comfort! Pair it with a small round purse for evening cocktails!

Full Sail


And finally, Smooth Sailing.  This seemingly plain top has a beautifully detailed back, and we decided not to draw attention to the red bows by pairing it with a red skirt. The dark blue wedges bring a little spring in your step, and the minimalist jewellery and makeup serve to enhance the fresh, natural look so popular in the summer.

Smooth Sailing
What are your favourite summer outfits? Let us know in the comments!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Get the Look - Summer Style

With sunny skies upon us we have put together some stunning looks for work and play.  Affordable dresses that ooze style and sophistication.


Seduce in style with the elegant Tabby Black Wiggle Dress which shows off your neck with an off the shoulder sleeve.  Team with a bit of sparkle and Voila you are dressed to kill!

Need to step it up in the office, then get Executive Glam in minutes with the Lindy Bop Vanessa Wiggle Dress in the all powerful midnight blue.  Grab your laptop and your coffee and lead the way. 
If you have a summer wedding invitation on the cards then you need to indulge in a pretty pastel dress to complement the bride.  We are in love with this sheer Hell Bunny Maisy Dress with ribbon sash.  


If the annual neighbourhood BBQ garden get-together is at your place this year, then wow your guests with vintage ocean themed garden party.  Think bunting, shells, delicious cocktails, snacks and more.  Feel relaxed and fab in a navy nautical mini summer dress with halter straps. 

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Friday, 27 May 2016

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Wedding season



The wedding season is upon us yet again! With sunny skies and lush, blooming nature, it is no wonder lovebirds want to celebrate their union in a setting so perfect and full of life. But while the young couple may have the details of their wedding perfectly planned already, choosing the perfect dress or ensemble to wear can be a bit tricky. 


There are a ton of rules about appropriate and inappropriate wedding attire: no black, no white or light colours, nothing that could overshadow the bride… But those rules change all the time, and it’s never certain how much or what is allowed. Unless the bride herself has noted exactly how she’d prefer the guests to dress, you’ll just have to eyeball it for yourself. Or, since we are already knee-deep in wedding season, you can take a look at our suggestions and get inspiration for your own outfits!

Something old- This beautiful Ophelia dress features an old fashioned floral print with heirloom roses we find simply irresistible. The black detailing serves as counterbalance so the floral pattern doesn’t overwhelm the dress, making just right for a special occasion.

Something Old




Something new- this fresh and new-looking turquoise dress  is just the right stuff for a little less formal wedding. We paired it with elegant, nude heels and classical, coral coloured jewellery. 

Something New




Something borrowed- Well, we admit this one is a bit of a stretch, we had to find the perfect borrowed theme, and we found one, albeit a bit poetic, in this dress. We borrowed the white from the bride’s dress! While this dress isn’t white, which would be a big no-no, it is just the right nod to the bride taking centre stage.


Something Borrowed



Something blue- Of course we went with a blue dress for this, and chose one with a very demure and elegant cut. The butterfly pattern is beyond reproach, giving the possibly stern looking dress a lighter look more appropriate for a festive occasion.
Something Blue




We always love to see our customers wearing our dresses, so don't hesitate to send us some photos! 

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Paloma Top - Sadie Leggings - Dragonfly

Paloma Embroidered Swallow Top by Lindy Bop.
Sadie Black Capri Trousers with Swallow by Hell Bunny.
Cherry Hairband by Be Bop a Hairbands.

Model Dragonfly.