Introducing Velma Dinkley!


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


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
Shoes: Warehouse

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


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.

Photography: The Undefined PhotographyThe Undefined Photography

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!

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!


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
Gloves: Vintage
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! ❤



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.


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


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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Spicy Chickpea, Carrot & Feta Salad

Look… I’m first one to tell you that I’m not a fan of salads in fact I kind of despise most of them. This is as close as I get to salad and I don’t even know if most people would class this as a salad but I do and that’s why you’re here. I made this recipe up a couple of years ago and it’s one of my favourite lighter dishes; the creaminess of the feta, the spice & crunch from the chickpeas and the freshness of carrot make this dish sing! Oh and it’s super easy – which is all you can ask for in a recipe.

2 medium carrots grated finely
100g feta (I use Bouton d’or – it’s so creamy!)
1 can chickpeas
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic salt
1 1/2 tsp siracha
Plenty of pepper!
A small handful of basil

Juice of 1 lemon
Plenty of pepper & salt
1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1 1/2 tsp cumin

Carrot Salad

Begin by preheating your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Drain the chickpeas and dry them in between two paper towels – this helps with the crunch!
In a small bowl mix the oil, turmeric, cumin, garlic salt, sriracha & pepper with the chickpeas until evenly coated and spread on to a lined baking tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.

Whilst the chickpeas are baking start your dressing.
Place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together – set aside.

Grate the carrots on the finest setting on your grater for a softer bite or on a coarse setting for more crunch. I did mine of the fine setting as you can see!
Place that in a medium sized bowl and start prepping you feta.
Cut the feta in bite size cubes – about 1cm x 1cm and add them to carrots along with the dressing. Coarsely chop the basil and add to the carrot mix.

Once the chickpeas are golden put them in the same bowl as the carrot, mix and toss until everything evenly distributed. Place in a bowl and serve!

Will stay fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe – feel free to tag me on Instagram or Facebook using @missflossypots if you decide to make this! What’s your favourite salad? I need to up my game so please share!

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