1st, August, 2011

Catseyes & Playsuits

After literally months of owning this cute sailor themed Dahlia playsuit, I finally wore it out. When I first bought the playsuit, I eagerly tried it on and the zip broke. Not one to be deterred; I had it fitted for a new zip. I tried it on, and the zip broke again in exactly the same place! Finally, last week I decided to take action. I unstitched the buttons from the front and sewed them onto the back. Now I have a button back playsuit; who could ask for more!

I was so eager to wear my nautical themed goodie that I wore it on one of the coldest non-snowy winter days we’ve had in Christchurch. It was one of those peculiar days where it was relatively warm in the sun, but unbearable in the shade. Naturally, I spent most of the day in the sun; on the waterside too of course, as to keep in line with my sailor-esque outfit. I wore my ASOS catseye glasses to protect my eyes from the glaring sun, though I’ll admit they spent more time on my head then shielding my eyes!

61 Comments on “A Shoreline Sailor”

  1. you’re so clever to have the buttons at the back. This is a totally cute sailor suit. So glad you took it out for a walk

    love,mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  2. I love that! I was eyeing a similar one up from dear creatures….I may have to get it now! I love it with the buttons in back…maybe the zipper breaking was meant to be!

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  3. What a pretty sailor playsuit!
    I love the buttons on the back – such a cute detail.
    I hope that you did not freeze too much on that cold winter day…

    Greetings from FarfallaDK – and Danish Summer

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  4. oh, this is lovely! i’m glad you managed to salvage it in the end, it’s so, so annoying when clothes you love insist on breaking all the time. xxx

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  5. Love your blog. Photography is amazing, style is flawless. And.. the cateye sunnies suit you!
    On a separate note, I love New Zealand. This year will be the first time i am missing out on visiting… ;(
    xox
    p.s. thanks for visiting my blog. And keep in touch dear.

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  6. I really like the nautical trend- it’s very sweet. This dress is adorable, especially with the little gold buttons down the back.

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  7. That playsuit is gorgeous! Such a shame about the zip though, I am so impressed you went through so much to much effort to finally get a wearable outfit! I probably would have given up ages ago!

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  8. Wow you are tough to be able to handle the cold in that sweet romper…i understand how you just had to wear it though…it’s quite amazing!

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  9. love what you’ve done with the playsuit. I ahve so many unfinished clothes projects. And if my zip had broken again i’d have probably given up. So well done you! xxx

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  10. My goodness, that is the sweetest little sailor playsuit I’ve seen around. How crafty of you to alter it to be a button back (which is much cuter anyways). Loving all your photos:)

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  11. Oh wow! I absolutely LOVE what you have done with the back! Maybe it’s fate that broke the zips twice so you could put the lovely buttons on :)

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  12. oh goodness, you are to beautiful for words! :)
    that romper look amazing on you.
    you and your photos are so lovely… <3333

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  13. Ooo the back of that romper is absolutely darling!! I wouldn’t be able to wear something like that in winter. Perth is freezing at the moment, well for me at least, and its been raining like crazy…

    Your pictures are beautiful by the way xx

    Aliya

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  14. That zip issue is ridiculous. Good on you for persevering because I would have either given up or sent it back to complain about the quality! The romper still looks fab though :)

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  15. I love your hair colour! Its so pretty, i was thinking of dying my hair that colour myself!! xx

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  16. Gorgeous shots and the button back is a brilliant touch :)

    It’s only just starting to get nippy around here, can’t wait for those first glimpses of spring 😀 I love it when you feel the warmth of the sun for the first time in what seems like forever :)

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