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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Homestead Dungarees!

The dungarees, I'm wearing here are from UK brand Freddies of Pinewood
they are the Brown Home Companion Dungarees.  These 1940's inspired dungarees are made with a brown cotton twill with black stitching. They have very little stretch to them, so I would suggest you follow the measurement guide.  The sizes range from a 24 inch waist up to a 36 inch waist, there is also a regular and long leg option to choose from. This depends on your height and/or how long you prefer your trousers.
I love how the bib can be detached from the dungarees, so you can wear them as 1940's style trousers instead. Then you have the option of two outfits in one!  For these blog photos I decided to wear them as dungarees.  Other features are the two front button-up pockets, the zip goes up the side and buttons at the waistband.
Only tiny downside for me personally is the bib part, it's a little difficult to button up, due to the buttons-holes found stitched inside the jeans, it does take a bit of getting use to fasten the buttons into the button-holes.
These dungarees are very comfortable to wear and are currently listed to purchase for £80 plus shipping costs, on the Freddies of Pinewood webpage.
The blouse I'm wearing with my dungarees is the Lydia top by Lady K Loves
This top is now sold out and unavailable through the website!  I love the coral colour and how it can be tied at the waist or tucked into a skirt, a pair of high-waisted jeans or trousers.  These tops have a shirt style collar and patio style ric-rac and ribbon detailing on both the front and back.  There is also little crystal buttons to fasten up down the front. It's made from a light cotton material.
Accessories Include:
Vintage basket from Word from the Bird
Brown boots from Target Australia
Brooch from Erstwilder
Hoop earrings from Revere Folie
Hair-scarf from an ebay seller
Bangle is thrifted
These photos were taken in Toowoomba, Queensland at an old Inn, that is now a museum.  It's called Royal Bulls Head Inn
It's owned and operated by the Toowoomba Branch of the National Trust of Queensland.  It was established in 1847 by ex-convict William Horton to offer lodgings, stables for animals and host auctions and other social occasions. In 1859 William Horton extended the building into a two story hotel.  In 1860 it became known as the Royal Bulls Head Inn!
Later on a local saddler brought the property and it became a family home for some years.
In 1985 it was opened as a museum to the public, the museum is currently open on the first Sunday of the month and there is a small entry fee to visit the museum. 
I wanted to take my photos here, as to have a country-homestead feel to them, whilst wearing my dungarees!
 In other news, last Friday I went antique shopping with my Mum and sister.  We didn't end up buying anything though, there was nothing that really caught our attention and the prices were a bit steep.  I also took more photos for my blog and I've just been working.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo