May(de): Back to Front

Blouse: Dorothy Perkins

Vest: Target

Cardigan: Glassons

Skirt: Pearl & Elspeth (via Georgie Love)

Tights: Sussan

Shoes: Chie Mihara

Yeeeeah… It’s not May anymore. But I still owe you guys a couple of May(de) posts for those days I’ve missed, so we’re running into June!

It would have been a terrible shame to have let May(de) pass me by without mentioning one of the most delightful Aussie crafters I’ve had the pleasure of working with.
Annie, of Pearl and Elspeth makes the most whimsical clothing out of reclaimed vintage tea towels and tablecloths, and I love the three “Australiana” items that I’ve had from her.

This skirt, with its native Australian floral motive is a huge favourite. As you could probably tell from my wedding bouquet, I have a big soft spot for our native flora. Eucalyptus blossoms, Kangaroo Paw, Banksia, Wattle…

I actually bought a small wattle print vintage tablecloth from a country market with the intention of asking Annie to remodel it into a skirt for me, but I’m a bit torn about what sort of skirt (and whether I can bear to deconstruct it!)

Brooch: Julianna Swaney

4 thoughts on “May(de): Back to Front

  1. Yay for continuing into June! I do adore this skirt- so whimsical and quirky yet stylish too. Am surprised by how much I love the grey brown vest cardi layering… Had a touch or schoolgirl or funky modern nun to it 🙂

  2. Love this outfit! Wish I had a little vest like that Target one, you’ve got so much wear out of it! I think it adds a little cuteness and a lot of warmth to a lot of your outfits 🙂

  3. I agree, the vest/cardi layering works so well! Would never have thought of it, or of those two colours together, but really like the result 🙂 And covet that brooch!

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