Things have been a bit crazy around here lately with kitchen renovations at our house due to start this weekend and some rather ambitious DIY wedding invitations to make and get sent out in the next few weeks! My head is so full of kitchen design plans and wedding tasks, it will be a wonder if I don’t start confusing the two! Of course, I will tell all when these projects are completed 🙂 I can’t wait to share! Design is one of my passions, and I’ve been lucky to get to stretch myself with some very different challenges lately!
But I thought I would just take a few minutes to share a few of my recent outfits. I get asked often, do I dress like this everyday? Well, yes! But that doesn’t mean I “dress up” everyday, or have to get up early to get ready! Just like any gal in the decades past that I love and take inspiration from, I don’t just have one look! I have casual jeans days, days when I just want to be comfortable, no makeup days, bad hair days, days when I feel like being fancy, special occasion days and everything in between! The majority of my wardrobe is vintage inspired, or can be styled in that way. So whether it’s a rushed jeans and headscarf kind day, or a pretty spring dress feeling day… my style doesn’t change! Although, I have many different moods within that… from traditional “ladylike” vintage, to rockabilly and rock n roll, to vintage inspired with a modern twist, to fun and colourful pinup!
So here are a few of my looks from the last couple of weeks!
Casual day – Kustomville jeans, yellow top from Le Bomb Shop, blue chiffon blouse pilfered from my sister’s closet, shoes and sunnies from Pinup Girl Clothing, hair lovely from Pop That Cassette, vintage lucite beaded necklace, reproduction sparkle lucite earrings from Desperate Beatnik Estsy shop!
Another casual day! No hair and makeup, stripe top from Kmart, red shrug Lindybop, scarf Sourpuss from Rita Sue Clothing, belt and highwaisted black trousers Pinup Girl Clothing, red patent low heels Zierra
Another comfy outfit, thrown on after a photo-shoot to go for a wedding dress fitting! My go to herringbone trousers Heyday Vintage, red sweater another borrowed item from my sisters wardrobe (She is overseas, and I have a key muah-ha-ha-ha), Lindybop red shrug, Pop That Cassette hairpiece, Pinup Girl Clothing sunnies
Love these mustard heels from Pinup Girl Clothing, can wear them all day and they match everything! Vintage orange dress and Banned pineapple cardigan from Rita Sue Clothing.
Vintage black wool dress with silver waist detail, polkadot stockings and Mi Piaci shoes!
Weekend outfit – Saddle shoes from Mi Piaci, squirrel print dress Pinup Gurl Clothing, cardigan Alannah Hill, cute socks from Farmers and squirrel brooch bought off Etsy! And Bettie bangs!
The yellow heels again! Vintage novelty print skirt I got out of a $5 thrift bin, all it needed was a new zip! Pagani yellow blouse, fox brooch Etsy
Jumpsuits are my all time favourite clothing item! I am truly a lazy girl at heart! This is a mall cheapie from Tempt I’ve smartened up with yellow and pineapple accessories 🙂 The scarf I sewed myself!
These trousers can be styled so many different ways! Heyday vintage trousers with Wheels and Dollbaby top and Alannah Hill jacket. Luxulite brooch, Desperate Beatnik lucite earrings and vintage faux pearls. I’ve been wearing this Mac retro matte pink lippy all the time too, it’s a great shade!
Weekend casual again (I’m sensing a theme here… comfort lol!), another cheapie jumpsuit, PopthatCassette hair flower, Pinup Girl Clothing wedge black heels with bow and heart sunnies, vintage beads, sparkle lucite earrings Desperate Beatnik, pink lips!
Off to meet fellow “Pinup Honeys” for dinner! I LOVE this outfit, so many gorgeous colours! Everyday pinup dress from Rita Sue Clothing, mint petticoat Hellbunny, borrowed sparkly blue heels, belt Pinup Girl Clothing, vintage beads, earrings Desperate Beatnik, vintage green gloves, Pop That Cassette hair flower
Lindybop dress, Wheels and Dollbaby cardigan and Pop that Cassette hair flower 🙂
I try and put a photo and details of what I’m wearing most days on Instagram, so follow me there @vintageaddictdiary for more!
Last but not least… I’d like to introduce my pinup name! I have been of two minds of whether I need an “alter ego” … as I see my “pinup self” as just the regular me! What you see is what you get! On the other hand, I can see how when putting yourself out there in public, it can be important to create a “brand” – to have a name that suits your personality and image, to set yourself apart with a unique moniker, and to separate your public persona from your personal life! I am also planning on entering Miss Pinup New Zealand 2015, and I would like to have a pinup name to enter as! So, introducing….
Miss Lorelei Louise!
My absolute favourite pinup, model, celebrity, actress, of all time is Marilyn Monroe! I have loved her and had a fascination (errm obsession?) since I was very young! So I wanted my pinup name to give a nod to Marilyn 🙂 Since Gentleman Prefer Blondes is one of my favourite movies, Lorelei was perfect!
Louise is my middle name, after my Grandma and it fit well!
So there you have it!
Until next time,
Miss Lorelei Louise xx