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Thursday, 22 October 2020

Japanese Gardens!

 
Hi all!

My husband and I had a lovely weekend away at Coolum Beach in Queensland.   We checked out the beach, enjoyed a lovely spa bath together, went for a walk and my husband took some photos of me for an upcoming blog post!
This weekend, we will probably have a quiet one. We need to our grocery shopping and will have to probably clean up our unit again.
For this week's blog post I'm reviewing this gorgeous dress by Australian vintage inspired clothing company Retrospec'd
It's called Evita Japanese Garden, sizes range from 6 up to 18 with many sizes still available to purchase.  I'm wearing a size 16 and it fits quite well on me, it fits well around the waist and has a lot of room around the bust area, it's very comfortable to wear. Just follow the size guide on each garment piece through the Retrospec'd website to get the best fit for you.
I was able to purchase this dress for a great "sale" price and pay by using Afterpay
This stunning dress is a 1940's inspired style and I adore the shirt style with patch pockets on the bodice.  The skirt is A-lined and is panelled for easy movement whilst walking or taking a easy stroll.
Other great features is that it comes with a matching fabric belt and has side seamed pockets.  There is also a side zipper to get in and out of.
The fabric is 100% rayon and I just love the Japanese garden print and the exquisite colours.   
Accessories Include:
Boater Hat by Morgan and Taylor
Bangles and Earrings by Splendette
Blue Flats by Bettie Page Footwear and ordered via Atomic Cherry
These blog photos we're shoot by my amazing husband at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, specifically the Chinese and Japanese gardens.
I do love to find perfect locations that will match my outfit and blog photos, sometimes it can be quite the challenge, especially where I live as I can sometimes run out of new locations to do mini photoshoots for my blog.  I'm lucky that my husband is very supportive and enjoys taking my outfit photos for me.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo















Wednesday, 14 October 2020

At the Diner!

Hi all!

Here we are, half-way through another working week!  I'm looking forward to this weekend as my husband and I are going away down to the Sunshine Coast, we're staying at a resort at Coolum Beach in Queensland on the Saturday night.  Hopefully we might go for a swim, go for a walk along the beach and go out for dinner somewhere.  It's always good to get away now and then!
For this blog post I'm reviewing this adorable dress by Australian vintage inspired clothing company Sarsparilly this dress is called Maria Dress in blue, it's from the Sugar Rush Collection
As well as the blue colourway there is also a pink and yellow to choose from.  I'm wearing a size 2XL and this dress fits very comfortably on me.  Only tiny downside was that the sleeves are a little tight for my bigger size arms. Lucky there is a button on each arm sleeve that I was able to undo for more comfort and room for my arms.
If you're on a tight budget, these dresses are somewhat expensive.  Although if you live in Australia, there is the option of using Afterpay, to help you pay of the dress.  I was kindly offered a special discounted price, to wear, own and review this amazing dress for my blog.  By the lovely Maria Murphy, whom is the head designer and owner of this amazing brand Sarsparilly. 
I just love this blue colour and how cute this dress is!  My favourite features is the neck bow-tie, the puffed sleeves and the cute heart shaped buttons, on the sleeves and down the front.  It also comes with a matching fabric belt, has hidden side pockets and a full gathered skirt.
There is a side zip to get in and out of as well. The material is a medium weight cotton that has some stretch to it.
This is actually my first dress that I've owned by Sarsparilly and I absolutely love it!  You never know I may just feature and review another dress by this company sometime in the near future. 
Accessories Include:
Brooch by She Loves Blooms
Earrings and Bangles by Splendette
Blue Flats by Bettie Page Shoes and ordered via Atomic Cherry
Blue hair-scarf ordered through ebay
These blog photos we're photographed by my loving husband at a local 1950's style diner in Maryborough, Queensland called Happy Days Diner
The owners kindly allowed me to use their diner for a mini photoshoot for my blog, as I knew it would be the perfect backdrop setting for this stunning dress.
I've been to this awesome diner now a few times and I absolutely love it! The food is amazing and the 1950's d├ęcor is so cool!  I highly recommend anyone to visit, have a bite to eat and even a milkshake at Happy Days Diner in Maryborough, Queensland. 

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo










 

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Poker Dots!

 

Hi all!

How's you're week been so far?  Over the weekend just gone my husband and I went for a drive up to Bundaberg in Queensland to visit my family.  We also went to an engagement party whilst we we're in Bundaberg on the Saturday for a BBQ lunch.  My husband and I stayed over at my Mum's and sister's house on the Saturday night. On the Sunday the both of us had lunch at our local tavern with my family, my husband then took some photos of me for an upcoming blog post. Then we drove back home to Maryborough. The both of us also had the the Monday of, as it was a long weekend!  We cleaned up our unit in the morning and that afternoon we both went and visited my husband's daughter and her partner at their home.
For this blog post I'm reviewing this stunning dress by UK vintage inspired clothing company called The Pretty Dress Company  it's called the hourglass polka dot swing dress. I'm wearing a size 18 and it fits very comfortably on me.  Sizes range from 8 up to 20, nearly all sizes are now sold out on the website in the pink with white poker dots. Currently there is a ivory with black poker dots still available in most sizes to purchase.
I was able to buy this dress for a great "sale" price through The Pretty Dress Company website. 
I just adore the light pink background and the white poker dots on this beautiful dress.
My favourite features to this dress is the faux wrap waistline with the v-shape neckline, and the full circle skirt with hidden side pockets. It also has a concealed back zip to get in and out of.  This dress is fully lined with a stretch control lining.  I'm wearing one of my petticoats underneath, to give the skirt more of a fullness and swing to it.  The material is 97% cotton and 3% elastane.
This dress was designed and produced in the UK.  I now own a few dresses by The Pretty Dress Company and all are very well designed and constructed!
Accessories Include:
White Boater Hat by Morgan and Taylor
Cute Lamb brooch by Erstwilder
Bangles and Earrings by Splendette
Pink flats by Bettie Page Footwear ordered via Nichole Jade Boutique
These blog photos we're taken by my loving husband at my Mum's house in Bundaberg, a few weeks ago whilst my husband and I we're visiting for the weekend.  
The gardens and even my Mum's house will surely be used for wonderful backdrops for any future outfit and blog photos! 

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo









Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Royal Blue!

 
Hi all!

How's you're week been so far?  Over the weekend, just gone my husband and I went out for dinner and had a few drinks on the Friday night at our local RSL club.  On the Saturday we both did our fortnightly grocery shop and on the Sunday we went for a drive down to Hervey Bay, Queensland to get a few items for our new budgie Cheeky Tiki at a pet shop down there.  My husband and I also had some lunch down there as well!  That same afternoon I had the opportunity to have a mini photoshoot at a local 1950's inspired diner called Happy Days Diner for an upcoming blog post - keep an eye out for that!
Anyway I'm half-way through another working week, this weekend will be a long weekend here in Queensland so I'm looking forward to having three days off! 
For this blog post I'm reviewing this beautiful 1940's inspired dress by a company called Sheen Clothing unfortunely though as a customer like myself you cannot buy direct from them through their website you have to purchase through a stockist company. I was able to purchase this dress from a UK vintage inspired clothing company called Cherry Red Vintage
This dress is called Ava 1940's Royal Blue Tea Dress, I'm wearing a size 18 and it fits like a glove on me.  There are many sizes left to purchase and it's currently on sale for a discounted price on the Cherry Red Vintage website!
I just loved this colour of blue and the 1940's inspired style. The material is made of a 100% polyester, and is a lightweight crepe.
Some of the features to this wonderful dress is the white floral embroidery on each side on the front of this dress. There is also a scalloped bust detail and it also has ties on the collar and on the sleeves.  There is a hidden back zipper to get in and out of and the skirt is panelled.  I do love a 1940's inspired dress and this one ticks all the right boxes for me!                                                                                                Go and have a look at the Cherry Red Vintage website, as there are other Sheen Clothing dresses to admire and even purchase for yourself! 

Accessories Include:
Blue vintage inspired hat is by Belbeina Lee
Bangles and Earrings by Splendette
White Handbag by Pinup Girl Clothing
Blue Sandals by Charlie Stone Shoes
These blog photos for shoot by my amazing husband down at a park in Hervey Bay, Queensland.
Hervey Bay is a beachside town, that is a 20 minute drive away from where I live in Maryborough.
Lots of tourists visit Hervey Bay, mainly for two reasons as it's right next door to one of the biggest sand islands in the world - Fraser Island and also every year around July to October there is a large migration of humpback whales that spend some time in the warm calm waters of Hervey Bay to mate to give birth and to show off.  Tourists and locals go out on special whale watching boats to admire the whales socially interact with each other!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo













Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Springtime!

Hi all!

How's you're week going so far?  On the weekend, just gone my husband and I went out for dinner and a few drinks at our local RSL club on the Friday night.  On the Saturday we both went to the local shopping centre to get a couple of things and we had some lunch there as well.  That same day my husband and I actually ended up getting ourselves a baby budgie, I've decided to name him Cheeky Tiki!  On the Sunday we had more of a relaxing day, my husband took some outfit of the day photos for me and we went out for a drive! 
Anyway I'm half-way through another working week and I can't believe it's coming to the end of September! 
For this blog post I'm reviewing this stunning dress by Swedish vintage inspired clothing company called Miss Candyfloss it's called 50's Blossom Broderie Summer Dress in Ivory.  This dress is now sold out on both the Miss Candyfloss and Top Vintage websites!
I'm wearing a size 2XL and it fits very well around the waist area, the bust area though is a little roomy! 
I purchased this dress a few months ago through the Miss Candyfloss website.  I'm not really a big fan of wearing all white (as it reminds me of wearing a wedding dress) but I just loved the style and the gorgeous eyelet cotton fabric.  Also I knew I could accessorize this dress with other colours such as pink, as in these blog photos.
The other features to this dress is the sweetheart neckline and the fabric fold-over on the neckline. There is also fabric buttons on the bodice and I adore the short capped sleeves.  This dress also has a hidden back zipper, a matching fabric belt and side pockets.
The swing skirt has knife pleats and the skirt length falls just below my knees! My height is 5' 7" for reference guide. The skirt is also fully lined and I'm also wearing my own petticoat underneath.
I'm looking forward in accessorizing this dress in another colour, when I decided to wear this dress again! 
This dress feels like a great spring/summer dress.
Accessories Include:
Pink Boater hat by Unique Vintage
Brooch by Erstwilder
Earrings and Bangles by Splendette
Pink handbag from Lola Von Rose
Pink flats by Bettie Page Footwear and ordered via Nichole Jade Boutique
These photos for my blog we're photographed by my wonderful husband at a local park and walkway area down near the Mary river in Maryborough, Queensland
It sometimes can be quite challenging to find different local locations to use as a background that's going to suit my dress or outfit. I'm always on the search to find other photo opportunity locations!  Also I prefer my photos to be taken in shady, darker areas and not out in the direct sunlight as the glare from the sun can make outfit photos look pretty awful!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo














Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Domino Blue!

Hi all!

How was you're weekend?  My husband and I went out for dinner on Friday night to our local RSL club.  Then on the Saturday we both drove up to Bundaberg, Queensland, as I wanted to visit my Mum and sister.  My husband took photos of me at my Mum's house for a future blog post!
My good friend whom also lives up in Bundaberg, had dinner with us at my Mum's place...we got yummy pizza and lasagne takeaway! It was really great to catch up.  My husband and I stayed over that night, then drove back to Maryborough the next morning as we had our grocery shopping to do. 
I'm nearly half-way through another working week.
For this blog post I'm reviewing this beautiful dress by UK vintage inspired clothing brand Vivien of Holloway it's called Runaround Sue Domino Blue.  I ordered this dress through the Australian sister company called Christine's and and paid for it by using Afterpay!
I'm wearing a size 22 and it fits me quite well, it's just a little big around the bust area.  Sizes range from 10 up to 24, just follow the size guide for you're best fit.  There are many sizes left to purchase from, as well as many other gorgeous prints to choose from in the Runaround Sue dresses on the Vivien of Holloway website.  These dresses are made in London, England.
I love the domino print and the colours of this dress.  I also adore the 1940's dress style.  Other great features is the pockets on each side, the hidden back zip to get in and out of and the v-neck with the shirt collar.  This material is a 100% cotton, that doesn't have any stretch.  The A-line skirt is 31 inches in length. 
Vivien of Holloway has been one of my favourite vintage inspired brands to wear for quite a number of years now. I defiantly recommend adding an outfit or two from this brand, as all their garments are very well designed and made.
Accessories Include:
Boater Hat by Morgan and Taylor
Brooch by Erstwilder
Earrings and Bangles by Splendette
Black belt is from another dress
Boots from Target Australia

These photos we're photographed by my supportive husband at the Maleny Botanic Gardens about a month ago when we both went away for a couple of nights for our wedding anniversary.  I have previously taken photos on my own for my blog at this beautiful location around 4 years ago.  Adjoining to the gardens their is a bird sanctuary, where visitors can walk in and around, the big net enclosure and look at and admire all the different types of birds.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Loving Red!

Hi all!

How was you're weekend?  On Friday night my husband and I went out for dinner, that we both really enjoyed together after each having a long week at work!  On Saturday, we both cleaned up our little flat and my husband took some photos of me for an upcoming blog post.  On Sunday it was Father's Day here in Australia, my husband and I went out for lunch with my husband's adult children and their partners.  We all went to a 1950's inspired diner called in Maryborough Queensland called Happy Days!  Anyway nearly half-way through another working week!
For this blog post I'm reviewing this gorgeous red dress by The Pretty Dress Company it's called 
Suzy Midi Dress in red. As well as this red colour, there are other colour ways to choose from such as ivory, pale blue, pale pink and orange. I'm wearing a size 18 and this dress fits like a dream. There are some sizes left to choose from in all of the Suzy Midi Dresses.  Just follow the size guide to get you're best fit. They are currently on "sale" and I was able to purchase this dress for a great "on sale" price!  Red is one of my favourite colours to wear and I adore the style, so I just had to purchase this stunning dress to wear!

This dress has a hidden back zip to get in and out of, hidden pockets and a full circle skirt.  Other great features is the V-neck, the fitted bodice and the shirt collar.  It's also fully lined and the material is made from a stretch luxe crepe fabric.
You could wear a petticoat to give extra full-ness to the skirt, but I choose not to for these photos.
The Pretty Dress Company is slowly becoming one of my favourite vintage inspired brands to wear.  Mainly because all their garments are extremely well designed and constructed.  
Accessories Include:
Red boater hat by Morgan and Taylor
Brooch by Erstwilder
Bangles and Earrings by Splendette
Red flats by Bettie Page Footwear and ordered via Nicole Jade Boutique
Red Handbag by Pinup Girl Clothing
These blog photos we're taken by my wonderful husband at Brooklyn House in a little country town called Howard in Queensland.
It's a lovely historic Queenslander house that was built in 1890.  The current owners open their house for tours and Devonshire tea and scones on a regular basis.  I have previously taken my own blog photos at Brooklyn House a few years ago.
This time around it was so much easier having my husband take the photos for me, instead of me doing it myself!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo