Saturday, 8 June 2013

Lady Vintage & Astrogardens

This dress has made me want to take up being a vintage lady full-time. Although the skirt takes up an entire seat on the bus, I love wearing petticoats and swishy vintage-style dresses probably more than any other style of clothing. Plus, basically everyone I interact with compliments me on this dress, which is never a bad thing.

Also, these shoes. They weren't even thrifted. They were free. As in... I found them on the side of the road during our "council collection", where people recycle things they don't want anymore. Now I know some people who would be ashamed by that, but I think that is a ridiculous attitude to have - I just gave them a quick clean, and now I have a brand new pair of (free) shoes, side-of-the-road and everything!

dress - Lady V London
petticoat - Ebay
cardigan - Thrifted
necklace - Claire's
shoes - Thrifted (in a way)
hat - c/o Wholesale
socks - c/o OASAP

I found a pretty cool Kickstarter project the other day. What with much talk lately about sending humans to live on Mars (through the Mars One project and organisations like NASA), there has been more investigation into practical aspects of living on Mars - like gardening. Sending a bunch of dehydrated food over to Mars would be expensive and impractical (and unhealthy), so if people ever want to live on Mars, then they will be need to be able to make their own food. Making a garden bed using Mars soil, with Mars temperatures, wind and gravity, would be a little difficult, however - so this is where the Astrogarden comes in.
The project is primarily an education and communication project right now, aiming to give information to kids and the public about what would be required to sustain people on Mars. However, it's also an ongoing research project. Check it out on Kickstarter here.

I hope that you're all having a gorgeous day so far!







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51 comments:

  1. I like it. You look lovely *.* <3

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  2. that is such a pretty dress and i love how you've worn a petticoat under the skirt! loving the hat and bag too, so lovely!

    Sarah
    xoxo

    http://absolutelysarahx.blogspot.com

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  3. I voted for this dress when you were trying to decide which one to get. ^_^ I thought it was pretty cute then, but seeing how you styled it, I LOVE it!

    I also love the shoes, they're so dainty. I buy $4 shoes at Goodwill all the time—no shame in it! They're perfect for DIY projects.

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    1. Yayay! Thanks for helping me decide, I'm pretty glad I chose this one :D

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  4. You look amazing! And come and join the (dark) vintage side... :p

    Nora
    NoraFinds

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    1. You are one of my inspirations for becoming a vintage lady ^_^

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  5. Looking adorable as per! I've seen that dress around quite a lot and I think it suits you loads, especially with the boater hat! xx

    myfashionlabyrinth.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. EEEEK PERFECT! You really do look especially gorgeous Annika and I love those free shoes! <3

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  7. What an amazing find! I want to find free shoes!

    Becky
    xx

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  8. This is a lovely outfit! I really like petticoats!

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  9. beautifulllll!! amazing photos lovely dress... thought your foot looks awkward on the first 2 pics. but still very pretty =)
    http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love this dress, it looks so adorable on you! Great choice and great way of styling :)

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  11. So beautiful post!
    I love your dress!so cute , so styled!
    Thank you for thsi sharing!

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  12. What a lovely dress! The styling is also so perfect. And you just pick up things like that on the street? You are so lucky! :)

    Kathy
    www.mypeachdays.com

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  13. Oh my goodness! You look so lovely! I love how petticoats look peaking out from under skirts and dress. Suits you so well! <3

    L. Figment
    Good Morning Angel.

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  14. annika omfggggggg this dress is perfect (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*: ・゚✧ i want right nowwww!

    nasty-lady.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh man that is a pretty dress! I wish I found shoes on the side of the road, that would be one good day for me!
    That's so cool about the astrogardens, the drawings look like something out of the jetsons!

    Rachel

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  16. your dress is so fluffy and cute <3

    toinfinitynbeyond13.blogspot.hk

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  17. I love the pattern of your dress and I want your hat : )

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  18. You are just the cutest!
    I love your whole outfit!

    darlingsophie.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. AHH the birthday dress! Ohhh Annika, this outfit is a dream on you! It looks stunning with the petticoat, cardigan and hat! And I can't believe you found those shoes on the side of the road! I think that is silly (though a great score for you) for someone to do that. Such a gorgeous post!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  20. that dress is such a dream! love wearing petticoats! xx

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  21. You look like a Disney princess . *-*
    I really love your dress .

    www.sinbowtie.blogspot.com

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  22. I've been waiting to see you post this dress since you had us vote on it on Facebook. After I voted, I went to their website and found the perfect dress to wear to my cousin's wedding next month! I think it may even be the same style but different print as this dress. Thanks for leading me there! I also bought a petticoat on ebay for it so it'll be beautifully fluffy for the event. Now I just need to style my boyfriend to match :)

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    1. Whoa, it's still crazy to think I've influenced the outfit choices of someone who is a world away! And that is ooookay :) Thanks for helping me on facebook, haha :D

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  23. you're so precious :) I love that look!

    have a nice day!
    fashionhermite.wordpress.com

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  24. That dress is just so perfect!! And that cardigan is just amazing with it!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love your dress so much! With the color, and the flower pattern, and the furing inside -everything is perfect, no, it's a perfect dress..*Q* you look so pretty in the dress..:D

    xoxo
    http://anastasiagoenawan.blogspot.com

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  26. Cute outfit, I love your socks!

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  27. I'm a sucker for vintage (and yellow) and you wear that dress perfectly. Also, brilliant bargain on those shoes, I wish I could find a beautiful pair like that

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  28. this outfit is perfect I love so much!
    xoxo

    alice c'n'r
    http://cutenroll.blogspot.it/

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  29. this outfit is so perfect! i am so in love with this dress!!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  30. The dress doesn't seem as long on you as I have found...maybe I will reconsider :)

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  31. Hi!!

    You are so cute!Like a little popcorn of adorableness!
    Everything you wear just suits you to a T.Love seeing people who understand themselves enough to dress how they wish without caring what anyone else thinks,always comes out perfect.
    Also love your goal for the blog (mending fashion+science),your awesome :)

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  32. i love that photograph of you sitting in the grass! your dress is so lovely, you are a bubble of summer here!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  33. love the dress! and i have a pair of shoes i found on the side of the road too! i was a bit embarrassed about it and i let them sit there while i walked past them every day for a week before finally taking them, but i'm glad i eventually did cause they're super cute!

    little henry lee

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  34. aww wow, lovely summery post! that dress is so pretty and ladylike, you suit it so wonderfully :D xx

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  35. This outfit is just gorgeous and free shoes, you cannot complain at all love the toe cap look to them.

    Style With Friends

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  36. This dress is love. and vintage is the way to go! ;)

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  37. I'm thinking about buying one of the Lady V London tea dresses, but I'm torn between a UK size 8 and 10. I'd normally be a UK 8, but their size chart seems to suggest that they run small. What size did you get?

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    1. I would recommend getting a size 10 - I would agree that they run a bit small. I am normally a UK size 8 and I also got a UK size 8 but wish I got a 10. It is a bit too tight underneath my arms (and hence uncomfortable) and it also looks a bit too tight around the back, as well. I am actually considering taking it to someone who can refit it for me, by using some of the interfacing (hopefully!), and making the armholes a bit bigger (and I have pretty skinny arms so I definitely would say they run small!)

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  38. Super cute!! I think I remember reading an article in Science about the radiation being too high on Mars, I wonder if we'll find a way in the next 100 yrs....

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  39. Wow, that is such a stunning outfit.

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  40. Love this vintage look. It's very early Mad Men. By the way, I'm liking the new photo locations lately. You should take outdoor photos more often!

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  41. I'm so behind in seeing this post, but I absolutely love this outfit! The fullness the petticoat adds to your dress is amazing. I would love to twirl around in a vintage dress like this!

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  42. This outfit makes me happy -- and like I should have a picnic on the grass.

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