This outfit started with a vintage headscarf. When it arrived, it wasn't the colour I thought it would be, so to wear it I needed to get some fabric and make something. Luckily for me, my local fabric store had this fabric that was a great match, and had polka-dots. A win-win!
Head scarf on the left, spotty fabric on the right
So I made a skirt, and with the rest of the fabric I made a blouse. Then I realised it was cold out and I'd need a cardigan (which I couldn't buy, so I made one - you can read about it here). Then I started thinking about jewellery... Miss Renee from Lucy Luxxe hand makes fabulous resin jewellery, so I approached her with a custom design, which she was happy to make me. I sent her a piece of the fabric so she could get the colour just right.
And what do you get when you put all that together? You get a complete head-to-toe matchy-matchy outfit!
How cute is it!?!
I even had a watering can in the same colour!
Last weekend was the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend here in Australia. Mum invited me around for tea and scones in celebration, so I thought I'd wear my new outfit!
Mmmm - scones!
I drank my tea out of a golden jubilee cup - Mum doesn't have a diamond jubilee one yet
And thankfully I didn't spill any jam or tea on my white cardigan... because to be honest I'm a little worried about washing it...
For those who read the post on my cardigan last week, I hadn't yet embellished it. I still haven't finished, but I'm working on it. In the photo above you can see I've stitched a bobbly trim to the neckline, what you can't see is that underneath that is some lace. Since this photo was taken, I have stitched a row of pearls next to the bobbles. Really its very hard to explain without photos, so how about I take some tonight, and do a bonus post tomorrow.
But one more photo to finish... here is the custom necklace (which has been named after me by the way), with the headscarf and the blouse I made from the spotty fabric.
It doesn't get much more matchy-matchy than this - and I LOVE IT!
Thanks for reading!