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Saturday, June 6, 2015

The voodoo that you do

A few weeks back I packed my bags full of my favourite brands and headed into one of the most brilliant locations in Melbourne - LuWow! Inspired by my surroundings I packed my two favourite pieces from Voodoo Vixen that screamed Tikibar-tastic.

With both nautical and tropical prints and the most perfect accessories to match, myself and Robin Elk had an absolute ball working in this brilliant location. 

Joni Dress -  £49.99 

When I laid eyes on the Joni dress and its adorable nautical print I was instantly in love. A perfect shade of navy covered with anchors and ship wheels with accents of cream lace. From first glance I was not sure how high the bust was on this style or if it would suit me but I took my chances and as you can sit it fits like a dream. 

In an XL the Joni hugs my curves, nips me in perfectly at the waist and has ample room in the bust. This fabric a non stretch cotton and is super firm so it really holds you in and I found the waist a little roomy yet with a waist belt it set perfectly. This style comes with its own thin waist belt in matching fabric and lace but I like the look of a bold red belt on the navy fabric a lot more. 

I paired this with my absolute favourite cover up - the Sweet Sweater from Heart of Haute. It's my go to cardigan and the bright red fabric pairs perfectly this fabric and I love the combo. I think it's clear that I wear these sweaters to death but I can't help it! They match everything. 

The swing skirt of the Joni Dress looks great with or a petticoat (as shown here with) and you can play around with complimenting colour underneath such a bright red, white or even use the same shade of navy. 

Voodoo Vixen Hula Girl Skirt - TBA (sold out online) 

Let's just take a moment to admire this tropical hula girl print and how the colours just pop! This super bright print is a everything I've been looking for in a summer skirt and I love that it's completely different from any other fuller style bottom in my colletion. With a built in belt and buckle you can tighten or loosen this waist ban with ease. This is great if you are not sure of your waist measurements or fluctuate every few months. I'm wearing the Hula Girl Skirt in an XL and it fits perfectly at the waist and glides over my hips. 

There is no need for a petticoat with this style as it has shorter length and each pleat ensures that a natural fullness is created. I paired this skirt with my Red Doris top and it red matches the bright colours in the fabric perfectly. Sometimes it's hard to pair reds as they are so varied in colour but this skirt is super simple to match tops and tanks and I can't wait to style it comes summer.

 Polly V Shorts - £24.99 
Felicity Dress - £49.99 

I've fallen that hard for this fabric that I now need it in EVERYTHING. Lucky for me Voodoo Vixen have created a few more pieces to help me add more hula to my collection. 

I've also found the perfect pair of wedges not only to suit both of these outfits but to rock all year round and add that little pop of colour to when I'm wearing my usual uniform - all black.  These closed too skull patterned wedges from Bettie Page are the bees knees! Super high yet super comfy which is my two main goals with every shoe purchase. They pair wonderfully with tropical prints, tiki themed outfits and to be honest everything in my wardrobe. I just adore them so much and I'm addicted to Shoe Me Gorgeous!! 

Size wise while I usually have to size up to an 11US for bordello's and pinup couture but for these you will be fine if you order your standard AU size. I'm wearing these in an 11 and they are too big so I'll be needing one size down and then I'll be living in them. They also come in an all black version and I think I'll be needing to pick up a pair of those as well. 

I want it to be summer once again so I can wear these outfits out! 

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