STYLE: Freddies Four Ways

If you’re a vintage gal into mid-century style, then you’ll most likely have a pair of high-waisted denim in your possession. I own a pair of high-waisted denim shorts that I purchased from a high-street store in Sydney years ago, as well as another pair of high-waisted skinny denim from H&M (also from a couple of years ago). Unfortunately, they create a more pin-up look than I like on some days, and give me a wedgie every few hours.

Ever since I discovered Freddies of Pinewood on Instagram, I have always been a big fan of the authentic mid-century design. I never thought I would actually buy one because of their rather hefty price tag. Months passed, and after a period of deliberation, I finally made a leap of faith and ordered a pair of Lana capris that was on sale. This happened a couple of years back and I have never regretted that decision.

I love the way it’s snug around the waist and roomy around the crotch. I have to admit, the waist felt a bit too snug on me at first, but they have eased pretty nicely and quickly over time – just like the website promised.

Lately, I have been wearing them more than usual on the weekends. It’s perfect for those lazy days when you want to be casual but still keep that vintage style. Here are the 4 different ways I have styled my Freddies of Pinewood Lana capris recently:

Freddies of Pinewood Lana 4 ways Vintage Style

Wearing: Gwenstella Made 50’s inspired blouse, thrifted & refashioned wicker bag, shifted Nine West shoes

Freddies of Pinewood Lana 4 ways Vintage Style

Wearing: Tara Starlet blouse, Sunjellies jelly shoes, thrifted Chinese takeaway box purse

Freddies of Pinewood Lana 4 ways Vintage Style

Wearing: Tara Starlet blouse, plastic granny-style retro sandals (from Hong Kong), Sunjellies Jasmine Atomic tote

Freddies of Pinewood Lana 4 ways Vintage Style

Wearing: High street brand basic striped tee, high street brand black loafers

What is your favourite way of wearing your vintage style high-waisted denim? Do you have a go-to casual vintage look?

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MUST HAVE: Sun Jellies Originals Tote for an Instant Retro Flair

Sun Jellies Jasmine tote retro 1950s style

I love plastic shoppers. They have a certain kitschy charm to them and they add an instant retro flair to any outfit.

Most of the retro and vintage bags that I have are pretty small and can’t carry much. This makes things tricky when I have to carry more than my bare essentials (i.e. lipstick, mobile, and purse) when going out.

Sun Jellies Jasmine tote retro 1950s style

Wearing: 1950’s style gingham swing dress (Hell Bunny), retro plastic jelly bag (Sun Jellies Originals)

Sun Jellies Jasmine tote retro 1950s style

Sun Jellies Jasmine tote retro 1950s style

Sun Jellies has a range of totes in delicious colours like white, pastel yellow, pastel blue and pastel pink (or you could also call them Serenity and Rose Quartz aka Pantone colours of the year haha). I am lucky to get my hands on the dreamy white version and I think it’s a lovely addition to my retro/vintage wardrobe. It’s a spacious carry-all that is perfect for trips to the beach and to the mall. Best of all, it has a clip that fastens the handles together so your things don’t fall out of the bag easily. Nothing beats the joy of having both convenience and style in a single bag!

Sun Jellies Jasmine tote retro 1950s style

1950's retro vintage pincurls Asian look

Also, I want to show my first attempt at doing pin curls on my short hair! XD

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REVIEW: Sun Jellies Originals Jelly Shoes

Sun Jellies Originals Retro Style Mint Jelly Shoes

Wearing: Daisy cropped top (from ASOS), second-hand high waisted shorts (from Carousell), mint jelly shoes (from Sun Jellies Originals)

 

Sun Jellies Originals Retro Style Mint Jelly Shoes

A month ago, Sun Jellies Originals contacted me about trying one of their jellies from the latest pastel series. It was such a pleasant surprise and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I have always loved jelly shoes and I have owned/still own a few pairs of jelly shoes in my life so far.

My relationships with my jelly shoes have not always been smooth sailing. My first pair of pink jelly gladiators withered away in my shoe closet in Singapore when I left to frolic under the Australian sun in Sydney for a year. All that is left of my virgin jellies is this grainy, over-edited photo I uploaded on the net years ago. Flickr tells me it’s taken in 2011. That sounds about right.

Sun Jellies Originals Retro Style Mint Jelly Shoes

Sun Jellies Originals Retro Style Mint Jelly Shoes

Fast forward to 2015, I still struggle with jelly shoes. They look great but they are not always comfortable. But when these yummy mint darlings arrived in my mailbox a week ago, I knew I have fallen in love with jelly shoes all over again.

Sun Jellies Originals Retro Style Mint Jelly Shoes

Sun Jellies Originals Retro Style Mint Jelly Shoes

Sun Jellies Originals Retro Style Mint Jelly Shoes

Sun Jellies Originals jelly shoes are made of 100% recyclable soft PVC. Yes, soft PVC. In fact, very soft PVC. Maybe all the jelly shoes I have purchased in my life so far are really crap, but this is the softest and most comfortable jelly shoes I have ever owned in my life. It is only now do I truly understand why these shoes are called “jelly shoes”. They are really meant to be soft like jellies! They just make me want to skip, hop, and eat ice-cream all day under the sun.

And right now I am just thinking about getting another pair of jellies… but choices, choices, choices! There are too many colours available to choose from. Perhaps the metallic pink ones would go well with my current wardrobe. XD

Are you also a fan of jelly shoes? Tell me all about your experience with jelly shoes! xox

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