Well, y’all know I love some Lady V London! And this week I get the great privilege of showing you one of Lady V London’s Spring/Summer new releases. We are heading into our colder weather (Autumn for us New Zealanders) but I find pretty much all of Lady V’s dresses can be worn through all seasons – trust me, I do it! I personally only work with brands I 100% truly believe in and Lady V London is definitely one. I have loved Lady V London for years (possibly one of my longest loves in the vintage reproduction world). I own five dresses that I wear regularly; in fact, I consider them a staple in my wardrobe and I genuinely love their passion for great products, service & quality.
Continue reading “Eloise Dress in Midnight Damson – Lady V London”
Flossy here! Ready to solve some very spooky mysteries with all the gang; Shaggy, Daphne, Fred, Velma and of course Scooby-Do! But seriously, this weeks outfit is inspired by a few things (unintentionally) Velma from Scooby Doo, Josie and the Pussycats, Totally Spies and Charlie’s Angels. Growing up I was obsessed with these – I loved mysteries (and still do) but I also loved girl power cartoons – mini skirts, heels, fake glasses. Fashionable but intelligent and they could still kick butt! This isn’t my usual day to day style but when I saw this cute little dress in a buy/sell/swap page I knew I just had to buy it!
Continue reading “Introducing Velma Dinkley!”
Do you ever get that feeling when you try on a dress and it’s like “the one”? Well, I have.
Recently Dolly and Dotty sent me the Lily Dress in white/purple/pink and I knew from the photos it was going to be good but I wasn’t sure if it was going to look good on me… until I tried on and I felt like Elizabeth Taylor. This is not a feeling I get often, I often feel quite bulky and very un-Elizabeth Taylor but there’s something about this dress.
It’s light, I think that’s what it is. It’s not harsh on the eyes; the floral print in it’s pinks, purples and greens lift the dress which almost gives it a 1940’s look but there’s still a modern twist on it.
Continue reading “The Lily Dress by Dolly & Dotty”
Every once in a while I like to mix it up – you can’t wear pink EVERYDAY (well you can and I aspire to). BUT this week’s OOTD I wanted to do bit of a style swap and add a touch of darkness to my usual candyfloss demeanor and aesthetic. Stepping outside of your comfort zone is a necessary evil sometimes and with it being a new year #2018 I wanted to spice things up a bit – I don’t want y’all to get sick of me 😉 –
Although in saying that – I have absolutely no idea why I picked a long sleeve dress when we currently have 80-90% humidity on a regular basis; am I crazy? Yes, yes I am – anything in the name of fashion!
What season is it where you’re living? In New Zealand we’re pretty much at the end of our Summer and boy has it been a HOT one!! I’ve never felt humidity like it – I think myself and a lot of people are very excited for some cooler temps in Autumn.
Hair scarf: Carmen Wrap Turban – Who’s that Girl
Dress: Katniss Dress in Green – Voodoo Vixen
Belt: Retro Belt – Black – Hell Bunny
The Carmen Wrap Turban – Black & White – Who’s that Girl?
As many of you know (if you’re plugged into the ‘pin-up girl’ world) you would have seen turbans/knotted hair scarves are very “in” at the moment. It’s like the trend exploded from nowhere and next thing I know everyone is wearing them! I originally fell in love with the Sarahsdoowopdos creations but whenever she would restock I’d miss out; I tried for 3 months (sometimes timezone differences can be the worst)! Then I started to notice Miss Ruby Rabbit was wearing a collection of different hairscarves/turbans and had them down as Who’s that Girl. And of course I thought; Who’s that girl?? I followed on Instagram immediately – before there was even a shop! And on the night of the release I bought two (because shipping is hella expensive). I don’t get to wear this one as much as I would like to but I absolutely love it; I feel like it gives an extra oomph to an outfit and it really is a statement piece.
Katniss Dress in Green – Voodoo Vixen
Oh this dress, you either love it or hate it. I personally love it(which is why I own it)! I’m obsessed with cats so finding a dress with cats on it is amazing and finding a swing dress with cats on it is spectacular! I’ve had this dress for a very long time; since I was a baby pinup and before I even shared my outfits online – what a crazy time. The quality of the fabric is nice – it’s a little heavy for summer #90%humidity but it’s definitely the right dress for winter. I knew when I purchased this dress awhile back I looked at reviews and I knew a lot of customers had issues with the sleeves of the dress particularly the armpits. I purchased the medium and had absolutely no issues with the arms at the time however I’m more of a medium/large (12-14 NZ) and have felt a little tightness so that’s something you should definitely look in to if you’re thinking about purchasing.
Retro Belt – Black – Hell Bunny
Well, if you read my previous post ‘Holy Grail Items’ you’ll know that I am obsessed with these belts! To reiterate..
- They cinch you waist and make it look iddy biddy!
- Are stomach friendly (if you have issues with stomach health)
- Sizes small, medium and large – but they do have a lot of stretch!
- In colours: red, pink, black, white, sky blue, lavender, mint, aqua, silver, gold, green & burgundy.
- Affordable! $15.00 NZD for a belt that will last you years!
I hope y’all liked this little twist on my usual OOTD! Do you dress in darker colours? Do you hate pink? Your weekly challenge is to wear something outside your comfort zone for a day and see how you feel! Let me know how you get on in the comments or @missflossypots on Instagram.
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a person featured in a pin-up.
Pin-up is often just a term thrown around by the new generation of ladies interested in vintage looks (mainly from the 50s). Above is what it used to mean (and still means to some people) but I LOVE the way it has been revolutionized and we have kind of claimed the word back and made it for us rather than for other people. I know there are still modern day “pin-ups” but I feel like this new wave of dress style is something so different and inclusive. An incredible movement mainly showcasing body positivity; that everyone can be beautiful no matter what shape, ethnicity, gender etc – rather than the standardized mainstream beauty. Pinup to me is a style often characterized by red lipstick, winged liner and some kind of curl in the hair.
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In this post I’m going to discuss my holy grail items that can help anyone interested in dressing “pin-up” or lovelies that already dress it! Sometimes it’s nice to have some guidance because I know from experience entering this world of vintage inspired stuff can be pretty overwhelming.. Like what brands can you trust? The brands I am talking about in this post are brands I have used for a long time now and I know they work.
If you would like me to do a beginners guide to pin-up please let me know below!
Besame Lipstick – Victory Red
This lipstick is my go-to lipstick – I’ve been wearing Victory Red by Besame Cosmetics at least 4 times a week for a year and a half. I wear it to work and I don’t reapply all day and it will usually stay on the whole day. Saying that I highly recommend buying a lip liner. Lining and colouring your entire lips in lip liner before applying lipstick really helps you get the perfect lip shape, it also helps stop your lipstick from bleeding and makes it last a lot longer.
L’oreal Paris – Black Gel Liner
I have been applying black liner since I was 14 years old that’s almost 10 years. So I have trialed a lot of products; liquid, pencil and then I finally found gel liner. I tried this liner in 2014 and I have been using it ever since – every photo you would have seen of me I would have been using this L’oreal gel liner. I have hooded eyelids and it doesn’t transfer onto my lids even after a long day – it has also never dried up!! It’s truly amazing.
Hell Bunny Elasticated Belt
I LOVE THESE BELTS!! I bought a black one back in 2014 when I first started dressing ‘pinup’ before I was even on social media! And I still have and wear it all the time – I have two more in pink and light blue too. Not a lot of people know that I have been dealing with stomach problems since forever so wearing belts or anything remotely tight or restricting around my stomach can make me very sick so I find wearing an elasticated belt gives me that signatures fifties silhouette without the pain. I’d rather be comfortable and these belts are such a cheap and easy way to cinch your waist! One day I’ll have them in all of the colours!!
Dancing Days – Banned Petticoat
For a long time I would wear the same vintage petticoat because I was too scared to spend the money on another petticoat that could potentially be as scratchy as other petticoats I had previously tried. Then about a year and a half ago I bought a banned petticoat and I have not looked back since. Petticoats are one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe – I love the drama they give to an outfit and they really make a circle skirt POP! I never go out without one – sometimes I wear two! Banned Petticoats are 100% my favourite reproduction petticoats – they are an investment piece but you’ll get tons of out wear out of them!
I know a lot of ladies love ballet flats and I really love them too. They’re relatively cheap, cute and because they’re affordable you can get a few pairs that can go with different coloured outfits. However I would invest in a good pair in black so you’re able to wear them for long periods of time and they’ll go with everything.
What are you holy grail items?? Let me know below. It’s really interesting seeing what people treasure most!
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This year was my fourth year attending the American Vehicle Day at the Trentham racecourse – it’s getting to be a tradition now and I think it’s only because of the hot doughnuts they sell! You can find last years post here – I talk all about it and to be honest it’s literally the same thing every year; the same cars, people, food and mostly the same stalls; if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! It’s $10 ticketed event with tons of vintage cars from the 30’s to modern day, there are the typical food trucks (hot chips – they’re soo good, hot dogs, doughnuts, Thai food and ice cream), stalls selling retro items (no vintage that I could see though) and tons of car enthusiasts everywhere!
Last year I went all black and white because that’s was my vibe at the time but this year was completely different. My theme this year was as tradition 1950’s day wear as I could possibly get, that’s why I wore my day wear inspired out from Miss Pinup New Zealand but jazzed it up with a few different accessories! I am a little obsessed with pastel colours at the moment (well since forever) and I feel like this outfit totally encompasses that from head to toe.
I don’t think I’ve really talked about this dress before; I’ve never had the opportunity to properly photograph this beauty and I didn’t want to share it until I could capture it properly! This dress is custom made by Cry Cry Cry Clothing – as you know I am obsessed with Cry Cry Cry Clothing and I choose to wear it whenever I can. This dress was based on the amazing pink dress that was created for my Miss Pinup New Zealand entry photos; I knew I wanted another variation on the pink dress and I knew I wanted it blue. And Fran delivered once again! I love the style of this dress; the fit is PERFECT. It’s a proper swing skirt too – I’m wearing TWO petticoats in these photos and there’s still room! I think having enough fabric in a skirt is so essential to this kind of ‘look’ after all there’s nothing more magical then swirling in a proper swing dress/skirt especially with a pink petticoat! Also look at that little glimpse of gingham at the bottom – I NEED a blue gingham dress in my life; if you have seen one please let me know below! I’ve had a lot of questions about my Cry Cry Cry Clothing pieces and I will say a lot of them have been custom made for me so you won’t find them on the website BUT you can contact Fran directly if you want something similar and custom made!
Dress: Custom made by Cry Cry Cry Clothing
Hat: Vintage from Annette’s Attic
Hair flower: Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Belt: Hell Bunny
Petticoat: Banned from Bleu Foxxx Shop
Shoes: Lucy Heels – Bettie Page Shoes
Earrings: Thin Leather Design
Can we just talk about these shoes for a second? These shoes are from Bettie Page Shoes and they were given to me for Christmas from my amazing boyfriend and I’m beyond pleased. I always get a little anxious when I see heels because I cannot walk in heels to save my life and I cannot be uncomfortable when it comes to shoes. I can actually walk in these and they don’t hurt and haven’t given me blisters!! I think I’m going to need these in all of the colours just so I can colour match outfits 😉 .
That’s all for this week, I hope you liked this blog post; these have to be my favourite outfit photos for this year and I can’t wait to shoot more! ❤
I’ve recently made the decision to cut out/reduce the amount of dairy in my diet as I’ve been having problems with it for years.. but I’m not prepared to cut out certain foods just because I’m dairy free so I’ve been creating! And I’ll tell you what – coconut cream is my new best friend (sorry cream). I know a lot of people suffer with lactose intolerance or are vegan and that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to eat super green clean all of the time, you’re allowed to treat yo self! This is a very indulgent vegan salted caramel sauce adjusted from the homemade salted caramel sauce from Sally’s Baking Addiction which isn’t vegan but very delicious! It’s only four ingredients and you don’t even need a sugar thermometer! Also my boyfriend tasted it and didn’t even realise it was dairy free so it genuinely looks and tastes like salted caramel. P.P.S I may or may not be coming up with a vegan salted caramel & chocolate chunk cookie recipe…
200g (1 cup) sugar
120ml (1/2 cup) coconut cream
90g (6 tbsp) dairy free spread (I use olivani)
1 tsp salt
Start with a nonstick pot on a medium to high heat and add the measured sugar.
Leave to melt; moving the sugar around occasionally so it doesn’t catch and darken too quickly in patches.
Once the sugar has melted entirely begin to measure the coconut cream.
Whilst the sugar simmers and begins to darken using a pastry brush, brush around the sides of pot with water to prevent the caramel from hardening and sticking to your pot.
When the caramel is a medium brown (after leaving to simmer for 5ish minutes – pictured above) slowly add the coconut cream, mixing as you do so. Be careful as the caramel will suddenly get bigger and very bubbly. Mix until full combined and switch off the heat.
Once the sauce has settled add the dairy free spread and salt and stir again.
Leave to cool for 30 to 60 minutes before putting in a sterilized glass jar in the fridge. With time and cooling temperature the sauce will thicken.