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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Mahjong Game!

When I saw this Trashy Diva dress came up for sale on a facebook buy/sell/swap group for a good price, in my size, in a cute print and a style of dress I love. I knew I had to bite the bullet and purchase it for myself!  I've actually been wanting to own and wear a Trashy Diva outfit for quite a while now, I'm really happy to finally do so!
It's called the Annette dress in Mahjong print.
This dress has many wonderful features including hidden pockets, it is fully lined and has a back zip with hook and eye to get in and out of.  It's made from a lightweight cotton voile, and has a knee length gathered skirt.  I love the gathered round neckline and the skinny straps that are adjustable with buttons to achieve the best fit. Note: It also comes with a matching belt, but I choose to wear a black wide retro belt instead from Pinup Girl Clothing.
I adore the colorful Mahjong tiles on the white background, it's such a unique print for a retro inspired dress.
Currently this dress retails on the Trashy Diva website for $176 (U.S.) but I was able to purchase it for half that price, thanks to lovely lady selling hers on facebook!  This dress ranges in sizes from 6 up to 24.
Accessories Include:
Heels from Bait Footwear 
Vintage hat is thrifted
Bangles and parasol is thrifted
Sparrow brooch by Erstwilder
Earrings from Colette by Colette Hayman
This week's blog photos were taken on my own at a Japanese theme gardens down at Hervey Bay, Queensland at the botanical gardens. I thought these gardens would suit this Asian inspired print and dress perfectly. There were so many great backdrops to choose from in the gorgeous gardens!
In other news it has been so terribly hot here in Queensland over the last week, it's been one of the longest running heat waves in quite a while.  As well as the high temperature heat, we also have the humidity which in an absolute killer! My family and I have been living in air conditioning at home both day and night.
Also it's actually my birthday tomorrow, I don't have anything planned as I'm working.  Although over the weekend just gone my good friend took "special birthday" blog photos for me, which I shall feature on my blog next week!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Road Trip!

This is the first dress that I've owned by Australian business Pigtails and Pirates
The print on this dress sold it for me, as I do love retro caravans!  I also adore the classic cars and families enjoying a "road trip holiday" together and the lime green background.
Unfortunately this print is now sold out on the Pigtails and Pirates web-page, but there are many other wonderful, fun and cute prints to choose from. 
As well as dresses, there are skirts, play-suits and children's clothing you can order.  If you live in Australia Pigtails and Pirates offer AfterPay to pay for your dress, skirt etc. This is like lay-by, but you get the garment straight away, and still pay it of on a fortnightly basis.
The material on this dress is a light cotton, great to wear in the summer.  It's lined in the bodice and has a back zipper.  Also this dress has capped sleeves, a princess seamed bodice and a full circle skirt (I wore a petticoat underneath to give more shape and full-ness).
I asked the owner and dressmaker Laura of Pigtails and Pirates if I could have the bust area custom made to fit. Which of course she said yes to!  
I highly recommend on ordering from Pigtails and Pirates if you after a unique outfit that has a fun and quirky print to it!
Accessories Include:
Red flats from Bait Footwear 
Radio brooch by Erstwilder
Cat-eye glasses from an ebay seller
Red hair-scarf from Daisy Jean Floral
Bangles from Vintage Pip (Business is closing down soon)
Earrings from Colette by Colette Hayman
This week's blog photos were taken at home, I wanted to take photos with a retro caravan but they're so hard to come by.  My next door neighbor owns a caravan so I took photos next to it, it was the next best thing I could come up with.  As I do try my best to find locations that suit the dress/outfit look, style and print!
In other news I need to try and lose some weight, because I'm feeling unfit and tired at work, plus some of my dresses are starting to feel tight on me...oh no!!  I've started exercising again and trying to eat more healthy.
Apart from that I've just been working, trying to save money to go away with next month to Ballarat Beat and taking photos for my blog, on my weekends off from work.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Summer Beach!

This gorgeous skirt was custom made for me to wear and feature on my blog. It's by an etsy business called Violets in May
This business is located in the United Kingdom, the beautiful owner Lola creates and sells wonderful designed vintage inspired outfits, you can either get something custom made (like I have) or choose an outfit that's listed on her etsy business Violets in May.
I just love the leaf print and the colours in this skirt, I can wear a lot of different colour tops with it, that I absolutely love! 
I found this skirt to be very well made and the length great for my height.
It's made from a sturdy cotton, has a zip fastening, a waist band and is a gathered full swing skirt. I actually chose not to wear a petticoat underneath, as I found it was full enough, plus I didn't want to wear one to the beach.
The light blue top I'm wearing is the "cross your heart bombshell pinup tank" and is from Le Bomb Shop  I actually own a few of these tops and I adore them, they are so stylish and great to wear especially in the summer in hot tropical Queensland. 
 You can wear this top a few different ways for example, crossed in the back (like I have) crossed in the front or have one strap just going across the front.  These tops have a sweetheart neckline, with a twisted bust detail and lightly padded breast cups. They come in sizes small to extra large and are made from 96% polyester and 4% spandex. They are currently listed on Le Bomb Shop's website for $18.99 each (US).
Accessories Include:
Sandals from Bait Footwear 
Star Burst Brooch from Erstwilder 
Sunglasses and tiki bangles from YOSPS 
Parasol from an ebay seller
Pink loop earrings from  Daisy Jean Floral Designs 
These photos were taken by my good friend "Miss Vera Vamp" a few weeks ago at a sleepy seaside beach called Woodgate. After these photos were taken, my friend and I chatted and relaxed on the beach for a couple of hours.  I made sure I applied the sunscreen, as I didn't want to get burnt like I did last time I was on the beach taking blog photos.
In other news I had a lovely but quiet Christmas/New Year, I was just happy to have a few days off over both weekends.
I'm on the countdown now until my birthday, that's in a couple of weeks. Then going away for a few days to Ballarat, Victoria in February to attend a big rockabilly/vintage festival called Ballarat Beat and even check out some of the vintage shops. My Mum, my sister and myself are all going together. I'm really looking forward to it!

Happy New Year to you all, I hope 2017 is really great to you all!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Pink Cowgirl!

I have been eyeing of this dress for quite some time now, it's the Elizabeth Cowgirl Dress by Retrospecd
and when I saw it come on "sale" for half price I straight away purchased it.
I love the pink background and the retro cowgirl/western print all over it. This dress is made from 100% cotton twill, and is very cool and comfortable to wear over the summer months, especially here in Australia.
This dress has a back hidden zip and a pleated full skirt from the fitted waist. I love the lower front neckline and back-line.
 Actually due to having a small bust-line a lot of dresses are too big in this area, but I find Retrospec'd dresses fit me quite well in the bust and the waist, as long as I follow their sizing guide for each dress style on their website.
This dress ranges from size 6 to 16 and is currently on "sale" for $99.00 (AUS) plus shipping costs.
I am wearing a petticoat underneath, as this gives the dress more of a swing/1950's shape.
Accessories Include:
Boots from an ebay seller
Pink Purse Lola Von Rose
Earrings from Revere Folie
Hair-snood from Daisy Jean Floral
Necklace from YOSPS
Bangles thrifted
These photos were taken at a country/western style property that mainly is booked for weddings and private functions.  The venue is called Purnella Park Coachhouse 
and is located near Hervey Bay, Queensland.  It's such a beautiful location to take photos at, if you're after a country/western style backdrop.  The owners even have a fairy-tale, Cinderella style coach to use for weddings.
I was so happy that the owners allowed me to take photos on their property, as it fitted this dress so perfectly!
Wow!! Only a few more days until Christmas and I still haven't finish my shopping yet!  I have four days of for Christmas, and I'm just having a quite family one again this year.
I'm really looking forward to having the time off to celebrate Christmas with the family.
On Sunday just gone, I spent a lovely morning relaxing and chatting on the beach with my friend Miss Vera and I gave her a small Christmas gift. Also she took photos of me on the beach for an upcoming outfit to share on my blog!

Anyway Merry Christmas to you all, I hope you all have a lovely time with family/friends!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Diner Retro Barbie!

I knew I had to own this gorgeous print and skirt as soon as I spotted it on instagram, then on June Bugs and Georgia Peaches blog
I straight away sent a message to Dazey LaRue's etsy store, asking her if she could custom make me this gorgeous skirt to feature on my blog!
Dazey LaRue designs and sells custom tops, skirts and dresses from genuine vintage patterns. Plus she specializes in novelty prints, border print fashions and custom orders.  Dazey is located in San Francisco, USA.
The retro Barbie skirt is made from a light cotton and is gathered, from the waist and it has a zip with button closure.  I just adore this retro barbie print and the colours so much. A little background info on me when I was a young girl, I would play with my Barbie dolls for hours on end, either on my own or with my cousin and I/we would make up all sorts of stories with our Barbie's.
The peasant black top I'm also wearing is from Le Bomb Shop
This top is made from a light weight 90% cotton and 10% spandex.  It has an elastic neckline, that allows for on/off the shoulder wear.  The back of the bodice is also elasticized to allow for a custom fit and to get on and off, as there is no zipper in these tops. Only tiny downside for me, is the armholes felt a little tight up under my arms.  Sizes range from small to 3XL and price is $24.99 (US).  I also ordered an orange peasant top from Le Bomb Shop.
Accessories Include:
Black flats from Payless Australia
Barbie brooch from Deer Arrow 
White hoop earrings from Revere Folie 
Bangles and hair-scarf are thrifted
Wide retro belt from Pinup Girl Clothing 

This week's blog photos were taken by my friend Miss Vera Vamp at a new retro diner that's opening up soon in Bundaberg, Queensland called RJ's Rock N Roll Diner
I'm really looking forward to when it does open, as from what I saw that was actually done at the time, these photos were taken a few weeks ago, it's going to be so awesome!  I just hope the local people support the diner and keep it up and running!
 In other news, over the weekend I had a lovely time at both my Christmas staff party and at the local Christmas carols in the park with my sister.  This weekend I hope to try and finish of my Christmas shopping and hopefully catch up with my friend Miss Vera, we're talking about going meeting up a local beach.
Apart from that I'm on the countdown to Christmas and spending some time with the family and having a few days off from work.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Tropical Rainforest!

A few months ago I ordered my second dress from one of my favorite etsy stores called Hearts and Found
I have previously blogged the first dress I ordered from the same company here's the link to that: Colourful Chevron
I just love the idea of ordering from vintage inspired fashion companies that offer custom made dresses to fit your measurements, your dress style, length and fabric print choices that Hearts and Found does.
The owner Marjorie is very accommodating to answering any questions you may have!
There are many dress styles and prints to choose from, plus you can also purchase skirts and tops from Hearts and Found.  All clothing are shipped worldwide from Vietnam, where Marjorie and her etsy store is located.
The dress I'm blogging this week is called "Margherita sarong dress Freaky Tiki in black and red Hawaiian floral hibiscus palm leaves print".
It's such a great dress to wear over summer (especially here in sub-tropical Queensland, where I live).  It's made from a light breathable 100% cotton and I adore the tropical/Hawaiian fabric print.  Other wonderful features is the sarong style, the skirt wraps across the front and ties on the side.  Also the longer length (that I requested for my taller height), and the removable halter-neck tie straps if I want to wear this dress strapless!
It also has a back metal zipper, boning in the bust area for enhanced structure and elastic panels at each side of the bodice.
I highly recommend on ordering from Hearts and Found, if you want a well-made custom vintage inspired outfit that's to your personal style!
Accessories Include:
Black flats from Payless Australia
Vintage wicker purse thrifted
Faux pearl necklace Collectif  
Hair-flowers and sunglasses from a local accessories boutique
Red-hoop earrings from Revere Folie 

These photos were taken a few weeks ago at Noosa Botanic Gardens. These beautiful gardens are located on The Sunshine Coast, Queensland.  I knew I had to find a tropical/rainforest background to take my blog photos wearing this tropical/tiki inspired dress!  I just love finding locations that match the outfit I'm wearing for my blog photos!  Just to give my photos a more authentic feel and look to them.
In other news this weekend I need to start buying some Christmas presents, as I haven't started yet!
I also have my work Christmas party this Saturday night and Sunday afternoon/evening I'm taking my sister to watch Christmas carols in the park!
I can't believe how fast this year has flown by and Christmas is nearly upon us, just crazy!  I have bought a few Christmas accessories this year to wear, a couple of brooches and I'm waiting on a Christmas hair-flower from Daisy Jean Floral.
Also I still haven't receive any of my purchases from the Black Friday sales, hopefully I'll get them soon!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Forget Me Not!

I've been eyeing of the "Lana" dresses by Vivien of Holloway
for quite a while now, especially after seeing this dress style on other blogger web-posts!
I ended up purchasing myself one, about a month ago.  It's the Forget Me Not, Lana dress.
As much as I love wearing 1950's inspired dresses, I also love wearing 1940's styles as well.  I just adore the floral print and the longer A-line skirt of this dress, that gathers down the front.  Other favorite features to this dress, is the deep-side pockets and the square neckline with the draping is just stunning!  It also has light shoulder pads.
Only tiny downside, the Lana dresses have side zips (which I'm not really a huge fan off, I prefer a back zip personally).  Also it was a little big between the waist and the bust-line, so I had to get it altered to fit better on me.
This dress is made from a 100% polyester and I found the fabric very light and comfortable to wear.  The Lana retails for £99 and comes in seven other prints. Vivien of Holloway have vintage sizing, so always check their sizing chart for each garment, to get the best fit. Note: many sizes though have sold out though in all dress prints.  Hopefully Vivien of Holloway re-stock many of these dresses in the near future!
Accessories Include:
Shoes are thrifted
Vintage wicked handbag from a facebook buy/sell/swap group
Hat is thrifted
Cat-eye glasses from a ebay seller
Pearl necklace gift from Michael Hill Jewellery
Earrings from Colette by Colette Hayman
These blog photos were taken at a Historical home called Orminston House  The house was built in 1860's and was once a privately owned residence. Though now it's looked after and run by a dedicated team of volunteers, whom allow the public to view the house and the gardens on Sunday afternoons.  Also there are many special events held throughout the year on the grounds of Orminston House. 
As soon as I pulled up at the house to take my photos, a storm was about to hit, so I had to wait until the storm had passed to take my photos.  Lucky a lovely volunteer was kind enough to wait around with me, until the storm had passed and for me to take my photos.
In other news I spent the weekend up in Bundaberg, Queensland where I caught up with my family and took blog photos with Miss Vera Vamp.  We took photos in a retro style diner that will be opening up soon to the public, I'm really looking forward to when it does open!
Also I ended up buying a couple of goodies in the Black Friday sales! 
This weekend I'll probably have a quite weekend at home and hopefully take some more photos for my blog as well.  It's actually suppose to be getting really hot within the next few days, which I'm not looking forward to!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo