Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Secret Garden




Coat: Vintage 1960's, Thrifted
Dress: Vintage, Thrifted
Satchel: Vintage, Thrifted (a gift from Caleb)
Heels: Vintage 1960's, Thrifted 
Bow: Vintage, Thrifted

I got out of the house more than usual this week which is a nice change, but I'm exhausted now. On Sunday night I went to my dear friend Lydia's house in Ashley for a party she was hosting. Her house was so amazing. It was nestled in a forrest and she had the most darling vintage style swing hanging from a tree and also the biggest and scariest rope swing I have ever seen. We stayed awake until 4am drinking a little wine rolling down hills, spinning around in circles with her younger sister until we fell over and were covered in bruises. It was one of those nights you will never forget, where everything seemed magical, especially the early morning swim in a pool 15 or so of us snuck into.
The next morning, after two hours sleep I rushed over to my friend Camilla's house to go with two car loads of people to Hamner, a town about 3 hours away that has the best hot pools. We spent all day there, I ate far to many chips and got horribly sun burnt shoulders (it looks like I am constantly wearing a white singlet now).It was so lovely to be in the company of such entertaining people and I got to hang out with Camilla before she deserts me for Australia in a few days.
 Today I relaxed with Caleb, tried to have a sleep in then took these photos as it began to pour with rain. I am going to add a collar and lace hem to this dress soon (I cut it too short). It will soon remind me of one of the lovely TBA dresses I have been fawning over for months, but can not afford. The coat is another from my endless collection. It is the perfect 1960's little boy school coat that reminds me of Alexa Chung. It has a fur lined hood and tartan lining. It was love at first sight.
Before I head to bed I would like to thank all my new followers and old too for leaving the loveliest comments, thank you so much. Each and every one makes me blush.

82 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've been busy. I absolutely love this outfit. The coat is such a perfect colour, and your dress is so cute. You've also just made me realise I need more vintage dresses for Summer. I'll have to hunt some down somehow x

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  2. That coat is so lovely, a fur hood and tartan lining too, what a find! All coats should have sleeves that cut off before the wrist, it looks so much nicer!

    Penny x

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  3. i love this outfit, you have really lovely style. That dress is a beautiful colour :)

    BM

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    The Flower Girl

    x

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  4. Oh your look is perfection!!!!
    Amazing.

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  5. so cute! i love the simplicity of it :) it's perfect.

    http://escapetotoyland.blogspot.com/

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  6. i am so in love with everything in this ensemble! your dress and coat are so gorgeous <3

    your friend's house sounds amazing too :) especially that old swing!

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  7. beautiful! that blue dress is stunning!

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  8. you look absolutely flawless! that dress and coat are both amazing.. sounds like you had a brilliant time too :)

    Rx

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  9. Beautiful outfit!! And the light around the edges of these photographs is just magical!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  10. Oh lovely miss, just lovely! You seem to have the best thrifting skills - I'm awfully envious of everything you're wearing here. If only you lived in London and we could go on little thrifting adventures together! Sally x

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  11. lovely outfit! that coat fits wonderfully.

    http://nothingbutapackofcards.blogspot.com/

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  12. I just came across your blog and love it!! these photos are amazing!

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  13. I was just going to say that your dress reminded me of a TBA dress...it's so gorgeous! That color is absolutely perfect on you.

    It sounds like you've been having an amazing time with your friends. Vintage swings sound amazing.

    xx

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  14. Sounds like you have been having a great time of it. I don't the holidays to over!!

    2hrs sleep.. getting to me now though

    Love your coat so much!!!!!

    xx

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  15. These photos are magical! I love your coat and the back of that dress - so pretty.

    And that sounds like such a fun night/day! Sunburn is the worst though, ergh.

    X

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  16. That coat really is grand! It's just the perfect length, and very Alexa Chung indeed.

    That sounds like SUCH a magical night. Goodness me! I'm a little jealous, truth be told :)

    xoxo
    Sophi

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  17. oh blow! I just wrote a lovely comment about how cool it ass to find another blog to read and that you were from NZ and that your blog was cool and that I was glad you had commented becasue it meant I got to read your blog blah blah blah but then I accidentally deleted it. Anyway you get the idea. nice to meet you. I love chch and Hamner. I have a friend from Lyttleton - that place looks so dainty and lovely I want to visit!

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  18. love the dress, and the coat! want to do a dress swap?

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  19. Magical photos! I'm always cutting dresses too short :( Adding a lace hem is a great way to fix it, hope it works out!

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  20. Oh I love this, the coat, the dress, the socks, the photo's.. perfect! And your last few days sounds fun (:

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  21. P.S, I just nominated you for a stylish blogger awards, if you drop by my blog you can see what you're supposed to do with it :)

    Charlotte from ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES

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  22. the photos are lovely and somewhat whimsical :) your vintage coat is lovely too!

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  23. Beautiful! That coat is so lovely - I can definitely see the Alexa Chung-ness of it. I can't wait to see what you do with that dress! xx

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  24. i absolutely love your coat and the dress is already cute but will be fab with the alterations :) x

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  25. i've nominated you for a award on my blog :) xxx

    www.youlookpretty.blogspot.com

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  26. I love the effects and colors of your photos
    ps: great style!

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  27. Oooh, a magical forest surrounding! I think that dress is going to look just like the tba ones with a lace collar! To be honest, while they are really cute, I've tried them on, and the quality isn't that amazing considering the price... so diy it, I say. : )

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  28. Such pretty photos, i love them :) the dress is beautiful, i like the colour so much, you're very lucky to own it!
    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  29. I love your jacket, I love your dress, I love your style, I love your blog! You are so cute. I just found your blog and I am most certainly following :) Check out mine too!

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  30. That jacket is lovely!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  31. Love these photos and that dress!

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  32. Nice pictures, your coat is so lovely!:)

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  33. Your blog is MAGICAL
    i'm going to follow you now lovely~*


    sweetness xx
    hope to hear from you*!
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  34. nothings better than vintage. love the coat, especially the color

    xxx

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  35. Oh my, that coat is so fantastic, and what a perfect velvet dress!

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  36. That sounds like the perfect home in a forest, and you even look like a little woods fairy! That dress is stunning on you, I'm so jealous! :)

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  37. Thankyou so much for your sweet comment. Im excited as to where my new blog will lead me:) Infact I was hoping to maybe do the occasional outfit post, but we'll see.

    Your blog is wonderful, and all your outfits! Oh i wish I had your wardrobe.

    xx Carina

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  38. i love this outfit & your blog in general!
    your blue vintage dress is amazing!
    this is my blog :
    http://wonderfashionista.blogspot.com/
    hope u like it ;-)

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  39. Oh I wish my home was surrounded by a forest too!
    I love what you're wearing, it's simple and very pretty! Exactly my everyday go to look, only I am using boots a lot as it's been very cold here lately ;)
    It must feel so refreshing to add some cute details to a dress and turn it into a new one.
    You really look adorable!
    Ale

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  40. Aww everything works so perfectly together <33

    xxBonnie

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  41. lovely blog and header. xx

    Alexandra

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/alexandragrecco

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  42. i love your dress. the royal blue velvet is gorgeous. Stunning!
    Nat xo
    www.fashionista-nat.blogspot.com

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  43. stunning photos, i love the soft light! great coat and what nice hair! xx

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  44. i love that coat! such a nice color and length. all my coats are too heavy and all my jackets are too light, i need to find a nice middle ground like that coat! and your really very sweet and you have amazing taste too! so happy you seem to be liking my blog lately, im sure a fan of yours!

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  45. this sounds like a really carefree weekend - ive had a few of those in my life! when i am having a shitty night and am walking home intoxicated i always find myself thinking "its okay....someone out there in the world is having on of the best nights of their life.' and it makes me feel better!

    FASHIONMADEMEFUNKY
    www.fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com

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  46. i have major coat envy; i think i need to start checking the coat sections of my favorite thrift stores to find something similar!

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  47. Really nice coat! I always look for a good vintage coat while thrifting, but never have any luck...
    And that's funny that you have the same inspiration pics as me! As for the tights, if you have a target around you, you should try looking there.

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  48. fantastic outfit!
    lovely dress and great coat.

    kisses
    Watching the waves

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  49. WHOA. i'm sure you've heard this before, but you look sooo much like zooey deschanel.

    anyway, great outfit and photos!! i love all the colors and the back of your dress (:

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  50. such a cute outfit, you're very pretty! :)
    I love you header

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  51. I love the color of that dress, it's so rich!

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  52. WOW I LOVE IT!!!!

    xx from germany!

    http://rosanna-chloe-rose.blogspot.com/

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  53. beautiful photos, you look lovely! i'm very in love with your velvet dress!

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  54. I really love ur outfit. Beautiful dress, the deep blue is absolutely amazing! & beautiful Camel Coat x3

    http://smallballetshoes.blogspot.com/

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  55. haha i just read your comment about the voodoo shop being in a horror film - so weird! but cool (:

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  56. so lovely, lady.

    xo!

    Alexandra

    www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

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  57. Aw, sounds like you're having a lovely time at the moment, and beautiful photographs - definitely getting the "Secret Garden" vibe. Gorgeous! x

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  58. Oh, i've just discovered your blog and i think it's one of my new faves :) x

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  59. sounds like such a dreamy time, i love your outfit by the way, that jacket is very cute with the little hood on the back :)

    xo aaren

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  60. The dress is already do pretty; I'll bet it'll look stunning with the lace. :D

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  61. so pretty <3 that coat is absolute perfection.

    xoxo

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  62. I love this outfit and it sounds like you had an AMAZING weekend, like something out of a movie! xxx

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  63. Beautiful <3

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    If you follow me, I follow you back :)

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  64. Huney you look gorgeous!!! I love vintage as well come and check my blog :)

    http://cecylia.com

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  65. beautiful outfit, beautiful girl

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  66. looove your dress, is it velvet?! i really wanna own something similar :)

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  67. Gorgeous pictures and the dress is divine, really suits you and the setting.
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  68. You remind me of Zoe Deschanel here, so beautiful.

    Follow me and I'll follow you? I'm new to this.

    stcymargaret.blogspot.com

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  69. I like these pictures, they give this vintage vibe. loved reading this post.. always good to see blogs that give an insight about what the person behind the blog really does, instead of just pretty pictures.

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  70. Your jacket is gorgeous! Love it :)

    xo, Bruklyn

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  71. love love that coat-
    Fab blogging girl!

    x

    www.cokeandcrumpets.blogspot.com

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  72. Wow-such a great post!
    check out my blog and follow back !
    Thanks so much!
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    XO,S

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  73. Your dress is fabulous!

    Jazz xo
    http://cupcakesnsweets.blogspot.com/

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  74. eek i love your velvet dress! you're so lucky to find such beautiful stuff from thrift stores!

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  75. Amazing pictures!
    Love your outfits!

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