Monday, July 13, 2015

Matryoshka Skirt by GracefullyVintage

For a very long time I have wanted something with a matryoshka print and I searched for a while, only to never find anything that came even close to what I was looking for. And then, one day, Kayla sent me a photo of a fabric that she found at Spotlight, that just so happened to be perfect in every way and exactly what I had been wanting for so long. Some of you might remember a post from earlier this year when I blogged a beautiful two piece set that Kayla made for me in yellow gingham. Kayla is an extremely talented seamstress and makes the best skirts that fit perfectly and are wonderfully flattering and comfortable to wear.

The original plan was to make a sundress, however with such a bold fabric we both came to the decision that a fifties style dress would be too overwhelming. Instead the fabric works beautifully as a skirt teamed with a plain tshirt that doesn't draw attention away from the skirt and works to balance out the vivid colour and print. The skirt was made to be worn in Russia and I have been wearing it a lot during my time here as it's become one of my favorite outfits to go out in. I love how elegant but altogether low key a simple tshirt can look with a fifties skirt, making it a great casual look that still has a vintage feel to it.

Top - Cotton On
Skirt - made by Kayla of GracefullyVintage
Shoes - Mel

12 comments:

  1. There are not words enough to describe how much I really and truly love that skirt. What an amazing job Kayla did on it - and how sublimely pretty it looks on you. Were she ever to sell these skirts, I swear, I'd be the first in line to try to purchase one.

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. Super cute - you and the skirt! Kayla is so talented; she really could sell her wares if she wanted to! I wish I had a talented seamstress friend to make up for my utter lack of skill. x

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  3. That is such a fun print and it sure made a beautiful skirt! I love it!

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  4. That is simply gorgeous! We have a matrioshka collection at home, love them!

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  5. Oh wow - I love this fabric as a skirt! You can pair so many bold tops with it! Love love love it!

    saralilyphoto.blogspot.com

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  6. This is such an adorable skirt and it's so fun that you are able to wear it while in Russia! Kayla is so amazing! I am a big admirer her sewing skills!

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  7. Amazing print! The look works so well with the low key tee and loud printed skirt. What a perfect balance!

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  8. I'm so glad that you love it and it has been so easy to wear! You look beautiful and I love these photos! x

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  9. Ah, this skirt is amazing! And especially on you more than anyone else I know since you're Russian. It looks like the absolute perfect fit - I can't believe your friend makes them herself.

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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  10. Oh gosh, I just adore this perfect pairing of the fabulous matryoshka print and simple black top! I'm all about circle skirts and t-shirts for simple vintage casual, and this is the perfect look for it. You honestly remind me so much of a blonde Dita in this outfit. So stunning! Kayla did a great job on that skirt too. ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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