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.

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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!

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


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. 🙂

Outfit of the day – 05/01/2018
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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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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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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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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.

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.

If you’re dressing 1950’s or pinup and you don’t like Grease..! 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!

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.

What else would you like to see on the blog?! Again, let me know below.

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Brighten Up Your Wardrobe! OOTD

I love the outfit of the day concept also known as “OOTD” posts – the initial outfit idea, putting the outfit together, photographing and sharing it with y’all! It’s something I love to do on all of my social media platforms particularly Instagram and I want to showcase it more here and actually talk through the outfits because not only do I love sharing my outfits but I also love reading outfits of the day posts. I hope you enjoy these two very different looks; I had a lot of fun styling my Atomic Tote and I hope you can get a little bit of inspiration!


Flamingo Border Tea Dress – Lady V London
My first outfit came to me as soon as I knew my Sun Jellies Atomic Tote in yellow was coming my way (I am OBSESSED) – SPRING. I wanted as many spring like colours as possible so as always I purchased a Lady V London dress and this time I went with the Flamingo Tea Dress in pink dress this time from local shop Kabella Baby. First off this dress is amazing and I have wanted it since its release; not only are the colours/print incredible & striking, it has pockets AND it’s also made out of 96% Polyester / 4% Elastine so you don’t have to iron it. I repeat you do NOT have to iron this dress before wear… I am so over ironing dresses and I’ve been able to throw this dress in my bag and travel with it without it creasing (a miracle)! I also have been loving brooches/pins just to add a little detail to an outfit and with this one I am wearing my current obsessions “RESTING BABE FACE”  by Oh You Fox and my fav pink doughnut brooch by Bel Air Baby – I love them so much!


Ascot Swing Dress in Cobalt Blue – The Pretty Dress Company
I spoke about this dress in my blog post from last week and on that occasion I had dressed it up now it was time for me tone it down a little. I was only heading to the supermarket so I wanted something that looked good, I could wear my hair down with and didn’t need too many accessories. And the Ascot Swing Dress in Cobalt Blue by The Pretty Dress Company (bought at Rita Sue Clothing) was the perfect fit AND it went well with my Sun Jellies Atomic Tote which I was bringing along on my supermarket trip as it carries heaps and the handles don’t hurt my hands! Again the material is 63% Polyester, 32% Viscose, 5% Spandex which makes it SUPER comfortable and I’m only interested in clothes that are comfortable and I don’t have to iron – hurrah!


Thanks for the read – that’s two blog posts in a row! Can you believe it?! I will hopefully have a third post up next week it all depends on life stuff but I can promise you that I am working on a SERIOUSLY cool project at the moment (photos to come)!




A Lilac Dream – OOTD


Autumn has arrived and with that the days feel shorter and the nights feel so much colder. To combat the drabness of Autumn I’ve decided to dress head to toe in spring-wear; colour, sunhats and bare legs (rebellious, I know) with cute cardigans like this one from Doll Me Up Inc. Another item I feel that encapsulates warmer days is my new Sun Jellies Atomic bag in lilac; it’s design allows it to be the perfect everyday bag and keeps my outfits light and fun.

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If you follow me on Instagram (@missflossypots #shamelessplug) you will see that I have fallen for the Sun Jellies brand hard; if you’ve never owned a Sun Jellies original I highly recommend you do immediately. My only regret is that I didn’t get a tote sooner; all of those trips to the supermarket and having to lug uncomfortable plastic bags up hill – my hands could have been saved from that nightmare! The Atomic Tote has an awesome feature that allows you to clip the handles together for comfortable handling and I saw on their Instagram that you can swivel the clip part around so the top of the tote can clip in for better security; so versatile! Now let’s talk storage; this baby can get A LOT in it at 40x45x16cm, I can fit my huge camera bag in it which is a HUGE advantage to me; I despise the ugliness of my black camera bag and now I can disguise it in a lilac dream. All in all I freaking LOVE it and now I want an Atomic Tote in every colour!




Also I have seriously been loving Lady V London as soon as I received my Lilac tote I went straight on the Lady V London website and snapped up this beauty within five minutes. I never thought of wearing purple but I am starting to gain a bit of a purple collection and I’m not even a little bit mad about it. If you’re unsure about purchasing from Lady V London – just bite the bullet because you seriously won’t regret it. I have had so much wear out of my two dresses (I will be adding more). This style is called a tea dress which does come a bit up shorter than most of the typical fifties styled swing skirts but I combat that by rolling my petticoat up and you can also get away with no petticoat (I do this for work sometimes) the skirt is gathered ever so slightly so it lays nicely on my hips. And they’re ethically made in England!!


What are some of your favourites at the moment? I am obsessed with this outfit I’m probably going to wear it a million times this month. ALSO I will be heading up to Auckland at the end of the month so please leave some shopping/food recommendations; I’m a complete novice when it comes to Auckland! And I will be blogging the whole trip – would you like me to take OOTD photos? Let me know below!

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*Props to my amazing boyfriend for taking all of these photos.<3