retro fatshion



✶  Tailored skirt and blouse co-ord  ✶  Crossbody satchel  ✶  Clog sandals  ✶ Unique Vintage umbrella {similar, with cats}  ✶  Velvet ribbon  ✶

Today I’m wearing yet another one of my own designs! I got this co-ord tailored last month using two different types of indigo dyed fabric. I’m having a bit of a love affair with indigo dyed cloth at the moment - it’s so vibrant and unique, even though the dye will stain anything it comes in contact with (I learned that the hard way!) This is a more vintage inspired look than I’ve been going for of late, but then I find colder weather to be more conducive to retro looks like this. There’s something a bit 40s about the cut of the skirt and blouse, and with my old Unique Vintage umbrella in tow, I rather feel like singing in the rain! 

Although vintage and vintage inspired fashion has forever been my jam, I’ve never been too fond of the styling that typically accompanies 40s and 50s inspired looks. Here’s my top tip for rocking mid century inspired ensembles without going all the way into pin-up territory: keep your styling simple. I’ve styled this co-ord with a minimalist crossbody satchel and equally pared down clog sandals - both timeless, classic pieces that can blend in with any era. And instead of the standard pin-up coiffure, I’ve pulled back my hair with a velvet ribbon and let my natural curls do their thing. So the overall look has a vintage air while remaining timeless and contemporary. 

I’ve linked to some of my favourite plus size co-ord sets this season in the widget below. Just swipe through to see my picks! 


This is my fourth (I think) cat print dress. I don’t have a problem, I swear. Pink & grey kitty skirt with a nice floral ditsy. The top half is styled after this cute 40’s blouse I saw and the skirt is designed with a faux front placket with big pink buttons. Oh so darling!

Dress: Dash A
Cat ear headband: Aldo


I’m baaacccckkk!!
FOTD: Kat Von D base, Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette on the eyes, Benefit They’re Real! mascara and Jeffrey Star lips
OOTD: Fieberger jelly shoes, Dangerfield skirt and vintage t-shirt I picked up from a vintage store on the Gold Coast that I paid way too much for just because it’s pink.
Vintage 1970s XL Plus Size Black Polyester A Line Skirt Elastic Waist Retro Floral Print
I love this skirt but dont need it so here it is for you to take! Great polyester 70s skirt with a super mod floral print to it. In great shape with no holes, tears, stains. Measurements: When stretched out the waistband is 25 across. Im wearing it in the last two pictures and Im a US Size 16 for reference. (And, Im 53 if you were wondering about length)

I think this would go up to a 20 or 22 (Maybe more, the elastic stretches out to 50″) and it’s really cute.  Also, it’s priced at $18 because I’m gonna make it a point to sell everything I have in larger sizes for a lowered price since I saw assholes trying to charge $70 for something like this just because they know they can and it pisses me off.