Summer is in sight … Get inspired with fruits and florals!

I am so excited about the warming weather, longer days and one of the best parts of summer… ditching the winter woolies! Bring on the cropped trousers and summery frocks … time to bring the arms out of hiding with pretty blouses and show off those (nearly) bare legs!

I put together a couple of outfits in my favourite summer combos – fruits and florals and teamed up with David Watson, an Auckland based photographer, to get these summery themed shots! The weather wasn’t entirely cooperative (for light or for my curl set!), but David is an amazing photographer and still managed to get these beautiful images out at Cornwallis Beach.

Strawberry Fields
A  perfect pinup picnic, that’s red, white and strawberry all over! I love strawberry accessories, and this Tatyana dress and petticoat pair perfectly with a gorgeous strawberry necklace from Punky Pins, a novelty brooch made by me (pinned to a cute hair bow from Made With Love NZ) and this adorable strawberry shaped purse found on Aliexpress.

David Watson - Cornwallis
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Outfit details:
Dress – Tatyana Boutique (purchased secondhand from Your One Stop Pinup Shop)
Petticoat – Tatyana Boutique
Strawberry novelty purse – Aliexpress
Necklace – Punky Pins
Bow headband – Made With Love NZ
Strawberry brooch (worn on headband) – LadyLuxe by Lorelei
Belt  – Deadly Dames by Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes – Ziera

My lovely daughter Juliet came along as my “assistant” and David snapped this cute shot of her striking a pose I just had to share! Her cute gingham dress is from Pumpkin Patch, and I’ve pinned a wee vintage peach brooch on it.

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Fantastically Floral
I just adore the bold watercolour floral print of this Stop Staring dress, it’s just a perfect frock for summer events and weddings! It also also comes in a swing version and an adorable skirt and top set!

David Watson - Cornwallis

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Outfit details:
Dress – Stop Staring
Necklace – Erstwilder
Hair flowers – Made With Love NZ
Sunglasses – Collectif
Headscarf – Rita Sue Clothing
Bangles – Vintage/thrifted
Earrings – Equip
Shoes – thrifted

Thank you to Punky Pins for the gorgeous necklace, if you love cute and kitschy novelty jewellery, check out their website here! Keep an eye out for my new post featuring more colourful cutness from their range too!

And thanks so much David for these colourful shots! You can contact David through FB here.

I hope these outfits gave you some inspiration and summer feels!

Lorelei Louise xx