19 July 2011

Your daily dose of pretty: Vintage Telephone earrings from Art Divine

I'm old enough to remember having a dial telephone as a child. These new-fangled push button whatsits didn't come in until I was a teenager, and they were almost as exciting as video players.

Our dial telephone was a particularly nasty shade of pond scum green. I would have much preferred a red one.

I'll settle for the earrings though. Because I'm good like that. The Vintage Telephone earrings by New Zealand designer Art Divine are NZ$38.50 on toggle.co.nz.

18 July 2011

Your daily dose of pretty: Water Balloons tshirt from Threadless

I love the print on this tshirt from Threadless, even if my brain is screaming "what's keeping those balloons up in the air?".

I'm going to pretend I know nothing about the laws of physics. Which actually is not entirely untrue - Physics was never my strongest subject at school. Here's a close-up of the design:

It's currently on sale on Threadless too (US$10 for the girlie tee, and US$15 for the girlie boat neck tee), so laws of physics be damned!

17 July 2011

Your daily dose of pretty: Pink & Blue Flowers lingerie from Purrfect Pineapples

Purrfect Pineapples not only produce gorgeous hand-made lingerie, they are also cruelty-free. Which is all the more temptation to buy. As if I needed any more temptation - I'm head over heels for this gorgeous Pink and Blue Flowers limited edition set:

Flirtatious, pretty, frilly, completely impractical. What more could a girl want? Well, aside from a raise in her allowance so she can buy it?

Prices for the items (in Canadian dollars): Corset (custom made) $250, Soft Cup Bra $85, Garter Belt $64.

16 July 2011

Your daily dose of pretty: Grace dress from Hubba Hubba Vintage

Sometimes I wish I'd lived in an era when a woman's wardrobe contained "occasion" dresses. House dresses and cocktail dresses and formal day dresses. Especially "formal day dresses" - there's something about that I really like the sound of.

Here's a lovely formal day dress from Hubba Hubba vintage - who do some gorgeous repro stuff.

What I love about this dress is that up close you can see the fabric has a tiny spot print.

So pretty. And that belted waist and full skirt is to die for.

The Grace dress is £150 from Hubba Hubba Vintage.

15 July 2011

Your daily dose of pretty: Pleaser Emily Mary Jane from endless.com

15 Year Old Daughter has been a vegetarian since she was 10 years old. Her commitment to vegetarianism has only increased with time, and her beliefs now extend to her choices in clothing. Wherever possible she avoids leather, so it's really nice to visit endless.com and see that along with the standard search terms such as "boots" or "pumps" they also offer the ability to search for vegetarian shoes.

In a rush of blood to the head I left 15YO with the search results open on my laptop and told her to pick a pair for me to post about. Which she did, but now of course I have to endure the "I really love those shoes they're so pretty please can I have them pretty please mummy dearest who I love very much" face.

Admittedly they are really cute, and since 15YO and I have the same size feet I could always borrow them. Which is not a justification for buying them.

The Pleaser Emily Mary Jane is US$64.95 from endless.com.

14 July 2011

Your daily dose of pretty: Showgirl Antoinette Corset from What Katie Did

Hello my pretties! I have been remiss - I promised you a month ago that I'd be back to regular blogging, and, well, that was a month ago. Sorry.

Anyway, I'm in a sexy underwear kind of mood at the moment. A trip to the mall yesterday with the singular intention of visiting the Chinese massage place saw me come home with two sets of pretty underwear. Which were on sale, so obviously I can be forgiven. Eccentric English Boyfriend might not agree but he's been away in China for the last month.

One lingerie item I would really love in my wardrobe is a corset. And What Katie Did have some beautiful examples, including this one:

This is a corset designed to be shown off - inside or outside the bedroom! At £189.50 it's not cheap, but then you should expect to pay more for a good quality corset.

The Showgirl Antoinette Corset is available at What Katie Did.