2nd, January, 2013

It’s 2013..! Can you believe it?! To celebrate the new year (and all of the excitement and possibilities that come with it) we spent our late morning visiting the most picturesque rose garden. If, like me, you live in Christchurch, New Zealand you will be peering into your screens thinking “aha! I know exactly where that is!” (Go on, I would be doing exactly the same!) Right in the heart of our main park is this perfect little patch of garden – aka my dream home. It is a fashion blogger paradise – especially at this time of the year. I had so much fun weaving in-between the rows of carefully planted and exceptionally beautiful flowers – they are so enormous and vibrant! When my parents were visiting a couple of weeks ago, my mum and I walked home with a slight bypass through the rose garden. I’ve been utterly determined to return with a camera – some things are just too pretty to miss!

For today’s little jaunt, I channelled one of my biggest style icons; a certain Miss Brigitte Bardot. I thrifted this genuine 1960s dotted bustier early in December, and I’m sure you will agree that it has ‘Bardot’ written all over it! (I need to show you the tag sometime too – as it has the sweetest little poodle logo). The second that I spotted it during a routine thrifting excursion – it was mine. (It happened to be an exceptionally lucky day, as I also took home a jacket with a sailor collar). Anything even remotely similar to Brigitte is right up my alley!  For today’s outfit I decided to pair the bustier with one of my go-to hairstyles – a beehive. Big hair has always been one of my favourite things, so I teased it to be as large as possible and tied it at the back with a leftover red Christmas ribbon. I seem to have amounted a mass of ribbon over December – which I am terribly excited about! I’ve been wearing it in my hair most days, which is a whole lot of fun. I think the bees liked it almost as much as me (or the hairspray at least..!) as I had several buzzing rather close to my head. Luckily I didn’t encounter one at the end of my nose in the midst of all of the flower-sniffing!

36 Comments on “Pin-up in Polka dots”

  1. I love your beehive Jo! One of my resolutions is definitely to try more things with my hair! The red ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. Beautiful pictures in a beautiful setting!

    Emma x

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  2. oh what an amazing vintage piece! it fits you like a dream – and this garden is so beautiful, what an amazing place for photos indeed

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  3. This is such a perfect pin up-esque look, I love the colour pop of the wedges against the rest of the outfit. If only we could get away with wearing things like this at New Year here in the UK! I’m quite looking forward to spring in that respect. xx

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  4. You are TOTALLY channeling Bardot here – she was the first person I thought of when I saw the first photo. Your hair, outfit, and at the risk of sounding slightly creepy, your lips, just ring of her so much! I love it! Your photographs are so lovely. Happy New Year, Jo~

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  5. How did I just stumble across your blog? You are absolutely adorable! Loving your site!!
    xo TJ

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  6. I always enjoy your photos but these are especially gorgeous. Love the hair and the bustier looks great on you. You certainly nailed Brigitte.

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  7. Hey! This location was so beautiful, roses are my favorite! I like the polka dots, I’m wearing them in my latest post too haha also I saw on your “I love to shop” ASOS, I love them, such good finds :) XX- Mint Clothing Company

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