Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bluebird Bluebird....





A few months ago I fell in love with this incredible 1950’s wiggle dress, it would hang taunting me on the racks at Bluebird vintage and each time I would visit it would still be there begging me to take it home, I am pretty sure I tried it on each time too and begrudgingly put it back on the hanger thinking of ways I could muster the funds to bring it home before someone other lucky lady snapped it up.

One thing I can say about my love is that he is the most thoughtful man I have ever met, upon finding out about my dress crush he did what every woman dreams her man would do and surprised me one afternoon after swing dancing practice, I literally walked in the door like a sweaty mess and there it was hanging in the doorway…I am pretty sure I almost knocked him out with a flying hug and was on a natural high for the rest of the day! I truly am the luckiest lady.

So now I have all the plans and more for this little dress, it was already a favourite before it came to be mine but because my incredibly wonderful man gave it to me it will always hold a special place in my heart!

(Wearing: 1950's blue wiggle dress, vintage shoes, op shopped purse & 1950's headpiece)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Video Tutorial: Vintage Wave & Gibson Tuck (Ally's version)



I am so very excited to share with you all another vintage hair tutorial, it has been quite some time since my previous one so I am bringing it back with a bang!

Last week I posted an image of my daily hairstyle on Instagram (@allyvintage) and I had so many requests for a tutorial I simply couldn’t say no, the style is a Vintage Wave and (my version) of a Gibson Tuck, the reason I say “my version” is that it is an adapted technique to what you may see posted anywhere else, this involves side rolling and no assistance of an elastic or topsy turvy manoeuvre, so if your game to try a new version this is a good place to start!

I was so fortunate to have my incredibly talented man film and edit this video and I am sure I will rope him into filming many more in the future too!

If you have any questions or need some advice about this style please write them in the comment section and I will answer them as best as I can! Xx

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Homeward Bound...



There is no better way to cleanse the soul than a trip home to see family, yesterday the boy and i took the two hour drive up to Quairading and passed through York on the way to peek at the collectables and architecture, its almost a tradition now to make the stop off before the next hour or so drive. Oh gosh..i cant even begin to tell you how hot it was, in the photo of me i swear to you my makeup was running down my face..it was a true sign that Summer is well on its way in Australia so i am going to have to get my wardrobe ready to go!

I also filmed a hair tutorial over the weekend (as promised) so that will be up very soon! Eeep exciting!!! Life really is pretty amazing at the moment, i have exciting ventures on the way and lots of projects to get stuck into...plus i have the sweetest man who surprises me with "just because flowers" which look like they appeared straight from my dreams...the way to my heart is definitely through flowers...and food (of course).

Happy Monday!!

(Wearing: Vintage fruit sundress, 1950's sunglasses & vintage purse)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Swedish Hasbeens: Lacy Sandal


So here it is!!! the full review of the Lacy Sandal Swedish Hasbeens. It has been a few weeks since these clogs have graced my feet and the love affair still continues, we are almost reaching Summer here in Australia so the promise of balmy nights and long afternoon picnics is so close i can almost taste the watermelon and smell the sunscreen! I have many many Summer adventures to take these Hasbeens on..i cant wait!

It really is hard to choose favourites to be honest, the designs are based around the same clog base so you know whatever style you choose they will be comfortable, the use of leather focuses on proper support as well as the genious designs they manage to craft into the leather, if you mention t/strap lasercut floral to me..of course i'm sold! I am going to be honest here it did take me at least 5min to get used to walking in clogs again, the fact they dont have a flexible arch had me clonking around like Frankenstein for a little bit but then like anything if you stick at it for a little bit i was gliding around like they had been on my feet forever! They are absolutely my go-to shoe for the season and i am sure you will see them popping up on the blog alot more!

If you are absolutely in need of these amazing clogs you can check them out HERE I have the Dirty Pink Nubuck colour and although they appear darker on the website they are lighter in "real life" Swedish Hasbeens also have an amazing Instagram account too so make sure you pop on over and say hi to them!

So my weekend was pretty amazing...pizza and bowling date night with my man, Halloween swing dancing on Saturday night and a lazy Sunday of coffee dates and dodging rain showers (and cleaning...but there is no fun in mentioning that is there) i hope you all had an incredible weekend too! Happy Monday Xx

(Wearing: Swedish Hasbeens, Op Shopped Blouse, Vintage Skirt, Vintage Purse & 1950's Sunglasses)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Swedish Hasbeens: Floral T-Strap




In every vintage loving woman's mind we have a very active list that entails our dream purchases, this list is always changing and growing depending on the season and as fast as these items are added they are replaced with even more desireable items. One thing on my 'want' list has always been a pair of Swedish Hasbeens! The ever so perfect clog with leather detailing and t-bar straps that sets your drool sensors into overdrive. The fact that they are perfectly matched with everything in my wardrobe is just an added bonus.

I am so lucky to be able to feature two pairs to you all and give my full and honest opinion on these damn dreamy shoes!I will be featuring them one at a time so ding ding, these are the first in line! I chose these powder blue "Floral T-Strap" clogs based on the fact they had three of my great loves when it comes to shoes a low heel, pastel colour and a solid t-bar strap. As i am already quite tall i tend to shy away from heels that make me feel like i am examining everyones hairline during a conversation and these are just the right amount of height.

I had a few reservations about the fact that they didnt come with any heel padding and was absolutely sure i would be hobbling around like a loony after about an hour of wearing them, but to my surprise they are EXTREMELY comfortable, i can last all day in them and not feel any strain on my feet at all so that shut me right up! The only thing i will mention is that they do take at least one wear to allow the leather to mold to your feet, they really do take on the curves of your foot so after a few wears they will be your go-to clogs.

You can also get these beauties in a range of colours just jump onto their website to have a little look! I am so excited to get some extended wear of these shoes as summer is coming just around the corner.

Follow them on Facebook and if your an Instaaddict like me they also have an amazing Instagram account too @swedishhasbeens Xx

(Wearing: Vintage Gingham Dress, Swedish Hasbeens, Vintage Purse)