Introducing Velma Dinkley!

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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!
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The Lily Dress by Dolly & Dotty

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.

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OOTD – Steppin’ out

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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.

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OOTD DETAILS:
Hair scarf: Carmen Wrap Turban – Who’s that Girl
Dress: Katniss Dress in Green – Voodoo Vixen
Belt: Retro Belt – Black – Hell Bunny
Shoes: Warehouse
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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.

Floss xoxo

My Holy Grail Products

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noun: pinup
  1. a poster showing a famous or attractive person.
    • 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!

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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!

Ballet Flats
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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Floss xo

OOTD – American Vehicle Day 2018

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!

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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.

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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!

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Dress: Custom made by Cry Cry Cry Clothing
Hat: Vintage from Annette’s Attic
Hair flower: Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Belt: Hell Bunny
Gloves: Vintage
Petticoat: Banned from Bleu Foxxx Shop
Shoes: Lucy Heels – Bettie Page Shoes
Earrings: Thin Leather Design

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ALSO:
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! ❤

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Cry Cry Cry Clothing

Welcome back to this week’s blogpost, grab a cuppa and a snack because it’s going to be a long one! This week’s inspiration is all about ethically sourced AND I will be sharing unseen photos of my outfits from Miss Pinup New Zealand! I just want to start with: this isn’t sponsored I just really love Cry Cry Cry Clothing and I know the quality to be outstanding (I would know, I have 6 garments)! + I only want to share the best with you!

If you don’t know already know I’m a pretty big fan of Cry Cry Cry Clothing made in New Zealand by the lovely Fran and this is the brand I have picked for my ethically sourced theme. Many of you will remember the clothing Swonderful which was created by Fran and her daughter Ginny, it was a super sweet & edgy vintage inspired clothing line that caught the attention of many including me, I bought my first Swonderful piece at Rita Sue in 2015 and I wore it to DEATH (Rip gingham dress). On my next trip to Auckland I visited Rita Sue again in search of Swonderful and the lovely Alicia told me that Fran had launched a new line called Cry Cry Cry Clothing and I was genuinely delighted! I couldn’t find anything until one day I noticed a follow notification from Cry Cry Cry Clothing and I pounced on that follow back button. The rest is history!

From there Fran and I got talking and next thing I knew I was trying on the most beautiful pink swing dress with a scalloped collar and the cutest little black bows placed all around it. This was the dress I was going to wear for the Miss Pinup New Zealand entry video. When I got through to the MPUNZ finales I knew Fran would be making my outfits and we came up with some magical stuff.

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Evening dress:
I think this was probably the hardest one for both of us… I had no idea what I wanted as usual and we had to find something that I would feel comfortable in. This was the end result – inspired by Elizabeth Taylor we went for this striking blue fabric and I’m so glad we did! I love the romantic vibe to the dress; the wrap around mesh takes it to another level of sophistication.

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Talent dress:
Well this was all Fran! I decided to do my talent to a song from the Musical Hairspray! I absolutely love the sixties, hairspray and purple so this dress was perfect for me! I love the fact this dress is mistaken for true vintage all of the time; it just shows the workmanship in Fran’s work. Its skirt is a proper swing/circle skirt (I must wear two petticoats in this and I’m sure I could get a third in there too!) which really helped with the twirling in my act.

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About Cry Cry Cry Clothing:

Are you inspired by the elegance of the 1950s and 1960s? So are we!

Here at Cry Cry Cry we want to help you look as chic as Audrey Hepburn, as sassy as Marilyn Monroe and as sexy as Brigitte Bardot. We have pinup basics and feature pieces to suit your vintage look.

All Cry Cry Cry clothing is made with love in New Zealand to our own original designs.


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Beachwear:
This is my favourite piece from Cry Cry Cry Clothing. I’m the gal who hadn’t worn anything sleeveless in 13 years, the girl that didn’t want to show leg – I could go on. But in this number I feel fabulous; which I never thought I could in beachwear. I fell in love with a similar piece a couple years back and pinned on my Pinterest board and that’s what inspired this!

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Getting something custom made for your body isn’t always a priority but my god is it worth it! I had never had  (or dreamed of having) a custom made dress before I met Fran but I’m so glad I own a few pieces that are made just for me and that I can treasure forever. Even the made to order/standard sizing from Cry Cry Cry is amazing and really reasonably priced for all the love and care that goes into it all. My goal for 2017 is to cut down on buying dresses that aren’t made with love and fill my closet with one of kind pieces that are.

Pros of buying ethically made/custom made:
You know where it’s coming from
It will be good quality
You’re helping someone get paid what they should! And that’s how it should be.
If custom; you can get it tailored to your body – so it fits in all the right places.
Made to order offer unique styles that aren’t mass produced – so you can stand out!

Recommendations – ethically/NZ made:
Cry Cry Cry Clothing 😉 (Ships worldwide)
Devel Men & Women
Honey L’amour
Curvy Couture by Judy Dee

What are some of your favourite lines that are ethically made? Please let me know ❤
If you have any questions at all – feel free to email me at; missflossypots@gmail.com

Outfit of the day – Rockabilly Rebel

This weeks outfit of the day was again all about colour or maybe lack of.. The combination of black, white & red is definitely one of my favourites; although pink is definitely higher on the list. This look was inspired by my usual face of the day; black hair, pale skin and red lips… I really love a cohesive look – colour matching and all that jazz (you’ll soon realise this with these outfit of the day posts)!

As this is a fairly new segment on my blog I want to reiterate what I’m trying to do with this new take on the classic outfit of the day post:

 Each week I will post about one of my outfits like an outfit of the day post. Instead of the generic one shot of the outfit from my Instagram I will be posting more photos of the outfits, where the clothes come from and the inspiration behind each look.

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Hair scarf: Dangerfield
Top: Powder Puff in black -Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Brooch: Erstwilder from Two Lippy Ladies
Pin: Red Lipstick Club – Fairy Tale Collars
Skirt: Dangerfield (out of stock)
Shoes: Slip On Loafers – K-mart

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Piano skirt – Dangerfield Clothing
When I plan my outfits (yes, I PLAN because I truly hate waking up in the morning unprepared!) I tend to create it around one specific item, theme or hairstyle and for this weeks outfit it was this amazing piano skirt from Dangerfield. No longer in stock, I received this beauty when my parents came back from Australia in 2016 – it’s held up pretty well hasn’t it? I hadn’t heard of Dangerfield before and I was super surprised that my parents had found a little bit of pinup reproduction that I hadn’t heard of (truly shocking?!) but I’m so glad they did. I find the fit of this really nice ( a little roomy for a size 12 but I personally prefer that with skirts) and it even has a little cotton/tulle layer underneath skirt to give it a little oomph if you don’t own a petticoat – I also really like the length of this skirt! Dangerfield has three main labels and they are; Princess Highway, Dangerfield & Revival – If you’re into reproduction and want swing skirts that are the right length and will fit a petticoat underneath I highly recommend shopping in Revival, all the Dangerfield pieces I own are from the Revival line and I absolutely love them!

Powder Puff Top – Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Another Vixen by Micheline Pitt piece this week because I’m a little bit obsessed! It has been beyond hot here in New Zealand and wearing shirts (even t-shirts) have been a bit of a mare! Never fear! The powder puff  saves the day with it’s low cut/plunge bust and back it allows your skin to breathe in this barely breathable heat.. It’s made from heavy cotton spandex and the puffed sleeve are elasticated so they can sit on your shoulders or off for more of a edgy cool look (but if you’re like  me and wearing a strapless bra is too much of an effort keep it on your shoulders because it looks just as cool). This has been a huge favourite of mine this summer and I desperately want it in ALL of the colours!
Also another huge thumbs up is that the powder puff is designed & made by hand in LA!!

Red Lipstick Club – Fairy Tale Collars
First rule of Lipstick Club is… wear a pin that tells everyone that you’re in the red lipstick club. It’s true, I am a dedicated follower of this club – everyday I wear my Besame lipstick and I love it. Fairy Tale Collars hit the nail on the head with this quirky & clever design that most of us pin up gals can relate to – I highly recommend checking out this lovely ladies social pages!

Picnic Portrait – Erstwilder
You’ll probably remember this cutie from a post I did a couple of years ago. I was contacted by Two Lippy Ladies because they thought this brooch screamed Miss Flossypots and they were so right! At the time (and to this day) I rock the floppy hats, gingham and sunnies; she even has the same mole!

Hairscarf – Dangerfield
I have to say a hairscarf is a hairscarf BUT I do quite like this one! I bought this from the Dangerfield store in Auckland (a place of dreams!!) and I wasn’t too sure about it at first as the price was almost double my usual hair-scarves but I have found the quality to be twice as good. I use this red hair scarf quite a bit as you probably have seen from my Instagram and it doesn’t have any holes in it despite me pushing bobby pin through it!
I have also found it’s the best size/shaped one I have come across; it ties into a neat little bow every time!

Loafers – K-mart
Say what you like about K-mart, I love it. I bought these shoes earlier last year and I absolutely adore them; the cute floral embroidery and faux suede look. I walk to and from work (6km) 5 days a week in these suckers (I know that is definitely not good for my feet) and they have lasted sooo well especially for $17!!

Thanks for reading my second installment! I’ve put out a blog post every week since the new year; I can’t quite believe it?! What would you like to see here on Miss Flossypots? I’ve been wanting to do a Ask Flossy post (probably just a one off) but I don’t know if anyone would be interested? Let me know below. 🙂

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Outfit of the day – Amaranth Pink

I recently asked in a poll on my Instagram stories “What kind of content would you like to see?” and tutorials/outfits won by a landslide! So here I am giving the people what they want with a new segment (hopefully I can keep it up!) for my blog. Each week I will post about one of my outfits like an outfit of the day post. Instead of the generic one shot of the outfit from my Instagram I will be posting more photos of the outfits, where the clothes come from and the inspiration behind each look. I’m hoping this is a better twist on the classic outfit of the day posts and will keep me posting regularly on this website! Remember to subscribe via email in order to stay up to date with my latest, you can find that on the side panel (to the right) –  I really appreciate it. 🙂

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Skirt: Make up & Hair Print by Micheline Pitt
Top: Hell Bunny from Kabella Baby
Pin: Resting Babe Face – Oh you Fox
Brooch: Frenchy Grease Collection – Erstwilder
Shoes: Lucy Heels – Bettie Page Shoes
Hairflower: Signature Rose Double

If you have been following me for a while (heck, a week even) you’ll know that I love the colour PINK! If I could paint my walls pink I would; sadly that’s just one of the many downsides to renting.. So I make up for it by dressing head to toe in pink on a regular basis – watch out 2018 Flossy with pink hair will be a THING.

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HELL BUNNY TUESDAY DRESS – KABELLA BABY
Today is no different, I absolutely love gingham and loud prints – pairing them together is usually a taboo in the modern fashion world but I couldn’t care less!
I bought the yellow version of the gingham top which is actually a shorter dress! I’m not a huge fan of short dresses (I live in Wellington and the wind is VERY temperamental; I just can’t risk another flashing incident!) So I tucked the yellow version of the dress into a skirt a while back and I was converted; I bought two more in different colours very soon after that. I love the look and structure of the dress/top, with pleats in the bodice and being made of cotton it doesn’t cling to parts I don’t want it to! The only downside is that it’s a pinch small in the shoulders but I have a larger frame than most females so it’s just one of those things I have to deal with.

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VIXEN SWING SKIRT VINTAGE MAKEUP AND HAIR PRINT
Oh my.. GOSH! I had wanted this print in the dress for the longest time but I just couldn’t bite the bullet until it was too late.. I umm’d and uhh’d for about a year until a sale came up on the Vixen website and I finally bought the makeup print in the skirt and I’m beyond glad I did! The quality is lush; it gathers nicely to give a large circle skirt without adding inches to my waist, the material itself is durable and feels like really good quality (stretch cotton sateen) and the print is just everything I could want in an outfit! It’s fast becoming my go-to swing skirt.

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RESTING BABE FACE – OH YOU FOX
I literally cannot stand someone telling someone to “smile more” or accusing someone of “resting b*tch face” so this pin really spoke to me! I bought this pin a little while ago but I lost it and I was lucky enough to win an Oh You Fox Giveaway – I was so happy to be reunited with it. The cute font, cute pink colour & the sassy, get lost attitude of the catchphrase makes it a winner for me.

SIGNATURE ROSE DOUBLE – DAISY JEAN FLORALS
I always feel nude if I don’t have some kind of hair accessory and this signature rose double from Daisy Jean Florals has been a favourite of mine for years. I highly recommend checking out her products; each item I have bought from her has held up so well over the years and the rose doubles are absolutely gorgeous in real life. I find hair flowers can really help an outfit work and add some much needed colour sometimes.

FRENCHY – ERSTWILDER
If you’re dressing 1950’s or pinup and you don’t like Grease.. what.are.you.doing?! For me Grease (& Happy Days) was my first taste of the fifties and I can still remember singing along to all of the songs with the pink lyric book that came with the DVD as a kid. Frenchy is definitely one of my favourite characters (as is Rizzo) so I love having her near to me especially when I’m dressed head to toe in pink; I think she would approve!

LUCY HEELS IN PINK – BETTIE PAGE SHOES
These shoes are now my favourite shoes I have ever owned! I wanted this style of shoe since I first saw my friend Kristy wearing her yellow pair earlier in the year. I really wanted to get a pair for Miss Pinup New Zealand but with all the costs adding up I just couldn’t validate the purchase. A month or two pass and I received these beauties for Christmas #bestchristmaspresentever! Bless my boyfriend for looking after me and my shoe needs (AND getting the sizing right)! These are surprisingly comfortable but also very cute so it’s a win/win!

Thank you so much for reading my first in depth outfit of the day post! I hope you enjoyed  a more thorough look and I’m happy to answer any questions just leave them below in the comments section.

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Feeling spooky!

Long time no talk! The last month has been a bit of a roller coaster; I have been working five days a week AND I made it in the finals for Miss Pinup New Zealand in association with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum!! As you can imagine I have had a lot of prep work – four outfits ( & that’s just for the pageant!) I’ve been working with the ever so lovely Fran from Cry Cry Cry Clothing and I must say every outfit is MAGICAL! I cannot wait to share them all with you. ❤ Miss Pinup New Zealand in association with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum takes place on the Saturday of the Very Vintage Day Out (weekend) in Auckland on the 28th & 29th of October (yes, this time next week)! So come on and cheer me on if you’re in town! If you have already got your tickets let me know below – I must meet everyone!

If you won’t be there.. please vote Miss Flossypots for People’s Choice Pinup by clicking here! Thank you! ❤

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Moving on… Daisy Jean Floral Designs recently contacted me about a Halloween collaboration which is why we are here! If you didn’t know Daisy Jean Floral Designs was one of the first “Pinup” businesses I ever bought from when I first started in the scene three years ago. So it was huge honour for me to be asked to collaborate with them; their hair flowers are my favourites & they are so well made!

Daisy Jean Floral Designs came up with a super cool Halloween range (in which they have hand drawn, painted and assembled) ranging from owls to cats and my personal favourite The Witches Flight brooch! I love the resin coat over the top of the brooch and the size of the brooch itself; it’s a real statement piece but I also feel it can be worn all year round depending on the outfit. I decided to pair the brooch with this incredible dress from Chi Chi Clothing – I have bought from them before and they never fail me! This dress is vampy – I love it especially as I don’t own a lot in black.

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What are your Halloween plans this year? I’m attending the Blood Moon Ball and already have my outfit sorted.  Are you attending the Blood Moon Ball?

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Harry Bardot Dress + Claudia Crab Bag by Joanie Clothing

I’ve been longing for the sun for so long and Wellington was finally blessed with 4-ish hours of sun on Sunday. Nothing super hot but there were actual warm patches in my house.. we are living in crazy times. It was my day off so I decided to lounge around in my new Joanie Clothing pieces (which they kindly gifted me) and I thought I would share some thoughts on this beautiful Bardot Sun dress & Claudia Crab Bag!

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For the longest time I have stood clear of anything off the shoulder/possible arm exposure but I’m getting to that point in my life where I don’t actually care anymore. If it’s hot I don’t want to be covered in a cardigan; I need that breeze on my shoulders not another unnecessary layer! So I’m SO glad I picked this bardot dress; I decided to size up to a UK 16 not something I usually do but I know this dress doesn’t have free hips like I’m used to and when ordering a from another country I get very nervous about sizing! In New Zealand I’m a solid size 12 sometimes a size 14; ordering a size 16 was a mistake in someways. Yes, the dress was definitely too big BUT I kind of like that about it. It’s roomy and breathable; I don’t feel restricted and I can tighten the waist with a belt AND I can fit a petticoat underneath which makes me super happy!

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The fabric is a light weight floral-y paisley embroidered cotton (100% too). The inside is lined so you don’t have to worry about the dress being see-through (which I love)! The straps are adjustable and the sleeves are elasticated which didn’t leave any markings on my shoulders which is something I’m always very aware of. Nothing worse than arms of a garment being too tight!
Overall I’m SO pleased with the bardot sun dress; so much so I kept it on ALL day (I’m strictly a PJ girl when I’m at home)! I wish it would come in other colourways!
Also how freaking cute is Claudia the Crab Bag? She has pockets and a drawstring for security; I cannot wait to take it to the beach (once we have a little more sun)!

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I hope you enjoyed this outfit – I really loved putting it together!

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