Sweet n Sour Vintage

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I don't know about you but I love finding new Etsy shops that sell vintage reproductive handmade pieces. I was recently browsing Instagram and came across Sweet n Sour Vintage to find a stunning dress that caught my eye with a sweetheart neckline! Every detail of the dress was how a 1950's dress should be made. Perfect length, nipped in waist and of course made from beautiful vintage fabric. Everything a vintage-loving girl could ask for, right!?

Natalie the lovely lady who owns the online store became Instagram friends and she offered to make me a custom dress of my own. Girls, how could I say no to that! We spoke via email to get my measurements, choose fabrics, my desired length of the dress and what style I'd like. I choose to go for the Gaia dress that was the same pattern as the dress I had spotted on her page. I picked a tartan vintage fabric, as I don't own any tartan dresses and knew instantly I'd wear it throughout Summer.

Outfit Details
Gaia Dress: c/o Sweet n Sour Vintage // Cardigan: Primark (from last year) // Belt: Taken from my Pinup Girl Clothing - Katie dress // Brooch: Pink Collar collab (no longer available) - Luxulite // Shoes: Irella in Black by Bait Footwear // Bag: Vintage Etienne Aigner // Glasses: Skunkboy in Posey Pink by Bonlook (currently Out of Stock) // Lipstick: Lime Crime in shade Beetroot // Rings: BMM except my engagement ring.

I've been waiting for the weather here in the UK to be dry so I could run out to take some photos. The day I ventured out ended up being windy but hey it wasn't rain so I rolled with it, just excuse the wind swept hair! ;) 

Now I didn't want to over accessorise this dress so kept it simple. A trusty Luxuite brooch that was a part of the Pink Collar ladies collaboration, my go-to sparkly glasses and a vintage bag. I loved the overall look and look forward to changing it up a little once it's warmer here to wear without those darn tights! Ha! The fit of the dress was a little big in the bust and shorter than my regular dresses I wear. But nothing a few tweaks to make it the perfect fit! Overall I love it and cannot wait to purchase a few more to add to my closet. 

If you'd like to purchase your own custom made dress by Sweet n Sour Vintage, Natalie has kindly given me a discount code of 40% off for you to use until end of May. Simply add LULUS at the checkout. Leave in the comments if you purchase one and what style you've gone for! Also tell me where you love to shop for vintage inspired pieces?

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Bestie Potter Pinup Adventures

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Today's post I thought I'd share a day out with a few of my besties to Harry Potter Studios from last year. I'm missing these ladies a lot lately (we live in in different towns across the UK) and whilst sorting through my photos on my Macbook, I totally forgot I hadn't posted about our fabulous day out.

As we're all rather big fans of Harry Potter and Pinup we decided to dress up and make a whole day of it! I'm house Ravenclaw so I teamed my house cardigan and brooch with a Lindy Bop full skirt, Haus of Haute blouse, Topshop lace up flats (no longer available) and a brown vintage bag. Lipstick is Tom Ford in Flamingo and glasses are Skunkboy in Pink Posey (currently sold out) by Bonlook. Sophie, Amy and Kayla all wore variations of Griffindor outfits, though Amy is Team Ravenclaw like me! ;)

We enjoyed visiting the Hogwarts Express for the first time since it opened and took lots of photos. Drank traditional butterbeer and shared butterbeer ice cream until we felt sick. We finished the day eating burritos at Chimichangas chatting about our next meet up before heading home.

We all had such an amazing day and caught the attention of all the staff at the studios who said how fabulous we looked! I look forward to visiting again with these babes later this year. I often get asked if I get bored of visiting the studios time and time again. For which I answer, No... How can you get bored of visiting the place where it all started with your besties!? Now we just need our own Wizarding World and my nerd self will be very happy!

Find my besties below:


I hope to see all you Pinups at the Britsh Belle Pinup Picnic on 2nd July starting at 12pm. Find out all the info over on  The British Belles

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Lucky Dip Club Be My Galentine/Bunnyland 1 & 2 /12


February Unboxing

Spring has finally sprung and by that I mean it hasn't stopped raining! Ha! I love the fact it is getting to that time of year where the sun is shining, everyone has huge smiles on their faces and the birds are singing first thing in the morning. I put together the last two boxes into one post so I don't get myself behind on my unboxing posts! For February's box theme it was 'Be My Galentine' which features talented up and coming illustrators Emma Margaret, Samantha Eynon and Louby from All Her Glory. Every piece in this months box has been designed by the 3 lovely ladies exclusively for Lucky Dip Club.

Here's the full details of what we got:
  • Girl Plant Issue 2
  • BFF Two Part Keyrings
  • Pack of 4 Girl Gang Greetings Cards
  • To Thine Own Self Be True Notebook
  • Unicorn & Rainbow Enamel Pin
  • GIRLS Glitter Banner DIY Kit
The first thing that caught my eye when I opened the box was the two part BFF keyrings designed by Samantha Eynon. 'Make friends Make friends & Never ever Break friends' My best friend Claire lives in Oxfordshire so we don't see as much of each as we'd like to but I know she'll love this. Plus we've both got a thing for keyrings... may have way too many that I can never find the house key. Whoops! Next up goodies designed by Emma Margaret. I love LOVE sending letters/cards to my friends so the Girl Gang greetings cards are just what I needed. Always forgetting to make notes of what ideas for blog posts so the notebook is pretty rad to keep to hand. My enamel pin game is going strong which now includes the awesome unicorn rainbow pin! As well as brooches, I have a huge amount of pins too! Lastly the GIRLS glitter banner by All Her Glory which now hangs proudly above my craft/blogging desk. Girls rule everything around us and don't you forget it ;)

We also got issue 2 of Girl Planet which features an array of talented peoples such as jewellery designers Lorelai Halls & Clare Dutton of Dolly Cool, a DIY challenge page (this months is: Cute Card Box) and an adorable Pet Corner page featuring Bailey Boo.

I'd have to say for February's box my favourite piece has to be the keyrings, as I'll always smile when I see it and think of my bestie.

Next up March's Unboxing

For March's box theme it was 'Bunnyland' which features one of my favourite illustrators Pony People. Every piece in this months box has been designed by Pony People exclusively for Lucky Dip Club. We also have super crafter Ruth Oliver who runs The Make Arcade who's put together the crochet DIY kit for us.

Here's the full details of what we got:
  • Girl Plant Issue 3
  • Hand Painted Personalised Bunny Brooch
  • Strawbunny Enamel Pin
  • Pastel Bunny Card Wallet
  • Bunny Love Sticker Set
  • Crochet Bunny Plant Pot Cosy DIY Kit
The personalised bunny brooch was the first thing that I noticed opening this box and I literally put it on straight away. A super cute bunny DIY kit that I will try to make, I've tried crochet once before and I was rubbish! The step by step instructions should help a great deal though. Bunny stickers to add to my collection, an enamel strawbunny enamel pin which I just adore is now placed on my jean jacket amougmst some of my other faves. Lastly a pastel bunny card wallet that has inside mini motivational cards. I love little details like these as they can turn your frown upside down in no time!

Issue 3 of Girl Planet which features talented peoples such as Sally McAdam of Hand Sally Your Fairy Cakes, who LDC loves, A Day In The Life, a DIY challenge page (this months is: Sparkle Bunny Ears) and an adorable Pet Corner page featuring Lola the cutest bunny. Thanks to Zabby for the incredible issues of Girl Planet and Leona for always being an inspirational boss lady :)

My favourite piece from this box would have to be... gosh this is a hard choice but I'd say the personalised bunny brooch! I wore it all Easter weekend and only just put it away!

If you're new to my blog and don't know what I'm going on about go to my first unboxing here to find out all the details. If you love cute stationary, kitsch personalised accessories, overall cute stuff and want a surprise of goodies every month get yourself a box!! I highly recommend getting the monthly subscription so you don't miss out. Set your alarm for 7am on the 1st of every month to get your box!!!

Have a great week everyone and enjoy the little things!

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Finding Neverland

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(Always gotta check your lippy. Ha!)

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Striped top: Topshop // Neverland Jenny skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing // Canvas Underskirt: Pinup Girl Clothing // Vintage Brown Bag: Blonde Vintage Store London // Honeydukes Pin: Harry Potter Studios // Ione Yellow Heels: Bait Footwear // Skunkboy Posey Pink Glasses: Bonlook // Coral Pink Lipstick: Tom Ford

I absolutely adore this skirt and I'd say it's my favourite piece in my wardrobe, I mean just look at the Neverland novelty print! I'm a sucker for anything novelty and Disney related so this skirt was made for me. This was in fact my first purchase I got from Pinup Girl a couple of years ago and have been obsessed ever since. Now if you know me well enough you would know I'm a total girly girl and love Disney! Now the reason why I love this so much is because it was the first piece of clothing that made me feel... well me. I struggle with anxiety on a daily basis so for me anything that makes me happy and myself is a total bonus.

The fullness of the skirt is so divine and gives you a full effect even without a petticoat underneath. Though saying that I love my skirts big so I'm wearing my canvas underskirt. I find the fabric isn't too heavy, a slight stretch in the waist for extra comfort and the nipped in waist you want. Plus the quality like all PUG items are made to a very high standard. At $98 I know these may be a bit on the pricey end but it's totally worth every penny. I find waiting for sales or keeping an eye out on their Instagram for regular discount codes helps a lot. Now I'm just waiting for the day I can wear this to Disneyland!

Just bare in mind if you buy direct from PUGS website you will incur a custom fee if you live in the UK. Mine have normally been between £15-25 depending on the weight of your products. I normally save up twice a year and get a haul of items I've been lusting after on my current wish list. Though my sweet husband Paul will treat me on my Birthday, Wedding Anniversary to a dress or skirt. Bonus points to the hubby!

If you're not able to get your hands on the Honeydukes pin I'm wearing, you should head over to my sweet friend Femme De Bloom Etsy store. You'll find AMAZING Disney inspired brooches with earrings to match! Use discount code FEMMEWONDERLAND to get 25% off that's valid until end of the month. Grab yourself some goodies. You deserve it beautiful :)

Do you own any PUG or have anything on your wish list you'd love to buy?

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All You Need Is Love

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I'm treating you to another posts today because you know it's Valentines Day ;) The lovely Melanie of Femme De Bloom was kind enough to send me some of her handmade goodies. I was given the choice to pick out a couple of pieces that would work together and fit in with today. I decided to go with the Mickey 'All You Need Is Love' brooch and Disney castle earrings because Disney. Duh! As soon as I picked these out I just knew what I was planning to wear with them in mind. I adore my Cinderella Disney castle Jenny skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing so any excuse to break it out. I thought seeing as the skirt has the castle on it that it would go perfectly with the earrings. The brooch is super cute and works well with the pastel colour scheme I had going with plus I felt like a princess!! 

Outfit Details
Lilac Top: Pinup Girl Clothing//Skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing//Cardigan: Primark//Headscarf: Vintage//Earrings: c/o Femme De Bloom//Brooch: c/o Femme De Bloom//Ballet Flats: Topshop//Glasses: Bonlook 

For an extra Valentines gift to you gals, Femme De Bloom has given me a 25% discount code using  FEMMEWONDERLAND thats valid until the end of the month! Go treat yourself to something magical!
Don't forget there's only a few more hours left to enter my relaunch giveaway with Luxulite. To enter check out my original post here

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