Bows and vintage lace

womens vintage fashion @ friend in fashion
womens vintage fashion @ friend in fashion
womens vintage fashion @ friend in fashion
womens vintage fashion @ friend in fashion
womens vintage fashion @ friend in fashion


My fashion weakness has always been feminine vintage dresses, so I was delighted to find this beautifully delicate number. The lace overlay is so intricate and just so pretty. The dress is gorgeous worn as a maxi or cinched knee length. I can’t wait to get some serious wear throughout summer!

A vintage belt, and bow headband pull the outfit together and complete the look.

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Links à la Mode: September 24th

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  • A Typical Atypical: Make me a... 20's flapper girl - vintage outfits for the modern girl
  • Aysha's Rabbit Hole: Watch the accessory madness
  • Bobbins And Bombshells: Musings on the history and significance of red lipstick
  • Broke & Beautiful: Bored with the same old nude pumps? Elle shares some architectural ones to covet, instead
  • Clutch 22: DVF ss10 Cleopatra in the 21st Century
  • Decline Designs: Looking Forward to Fall at Decline Designs
  • Dramatis Personae: Sarah Von of Yes and Yes shares the secrets of Scandinavian Style
  • Fashion Hippo: To Trend or Not to Trend? Fall 2009 trends contemplated
  • Fashion Pulse: Up close and personal at the Tory Burch Spring 2010 presentation.
  • Fasshonaburu: Alyssa goes to and reviews the hilarious Snuggie Fashion Show during NY Fashion Week!
  • Friend in Fashion: More milage from your fashion dollar. Tube skirt, 6 different looks
  • Glamoursplash: They don't make 'em like this anymore; the beautiful mermaids of Busby Berkleys Footlight Parade
  • Idiosyncratic Style: If fall's hottest shoes belonged to a clique
  • Independent Fashion Bloggers: The IFB Dress Up Soiree recap... photos and more!
  • Monoxious: How to make your own Maison Michel Lace bunny ears!
  • Prom Mafia: DC Fashion Week embraces white after Labor Day and shows beauty comes in all colors, shapes, sizes
  • Retro Chick: Win a Lulu Guinness Cameo City Tote
  • Style Amour: Spring's 2010 biggest Misses - the top 5 most disappointing NYFW show
  • Sweet Fuzz: Win the gorgeous Gemma necklace (worth $155 dollars!) from Twisted and Beautiful, featured on Bravo's NYC Prep
  • The Coveted: Buckled and Booted... essential boots for Autumn
  • The Fashion Planner: How to make a T-shirt Lei Necklace; plus enter to win one!
  • The Sideshow Scrapbook: Review about the "Ones to Watch" catwalk show at LFW

Edited by Jordana

Ways to wear: tube skirt

ways to wear tube skirt @ friend in fashion

ways to wear tube skirt @ friend in fashion

ways to wear tube skirt @ friend in fashion

ways to wear tube skirt @ friend in fashion

ways to wear tube skirt @ friend in fashion

ways to wear tube skirt @ friend in fashion

Another tube skirt to add to my collection. I love the colour, fit and best of all the price - $20!

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On the prowl

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Mission – organise an engagement party in four weeks.

Venue – check, guest list – check, catering – check, outfit – ???

The last few weeks have been spent frantically trying to organise an engagement party.

Finding an outfit for the special occasion is proving more difficult than I had anticipated. I am on the hunt for the perfect cocktail dress/outfit and heels, something, feminine, and unique. So I am throwing it out to the fabulous blogging community, any ideas or suggestions would be more than appreciated. The more pairs of eyes the better :)

I am looking for something white/cream and I can’t get enough of tulle at the moment!

Jeans: Target
Shoes: Shoebiz

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Labels I love: Children of the Sun

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Children of the Sun @ friendinfashionChildren of the Sun @ friendinfashion
Since my first Children of the Sun (COTS) purchase last year (Summer Favourite All Year Round) I have been hooked on this super sexy and feminine label. The unapologetic use of vibrant colours, bold prints, simple fabrics and fabulous cuts make for stunning, and importantly wearable fashion. Best of all, COTS is well priced, ranging from $50 - $150 Aussie dollars.

Described as reminiscent of old-school music festivals, 70’s movie stars, and exotic overseas holidays, COTS’s 2009 summer collection of skirts, tanks and cropped jackets certainly lives up to this reputation. Stands-outs for me have got to be the gorgeous dresses – from the stunning yellow ‘Farrah’ maxi to the body hugging, tie-dye ‘Frankie’.

For overseas readers approaching the cooler months, COTS’s winter collections are characterised by the most gorgeous oversized chunky knits - a must see!

Show some love and check out more of the collection at the COTS facebook fan page.

Bring on the Pina Coladas and balmy beach nights!
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Links á la Mode: Style within means


Edited by Debutante Clothing

As the summer winds down and I start planning my Fall wardrobe, I’m overwhelmed by thoughts of how to create a wardrobe on a budget. This week, we have a ton of posts on how to find great style within a budget. Fashion Pulse Daily gives us the top denim looks under $50 and The Recessionista is reporting Anna Wintour is heading to Macy’s for Fashion Night Out. Enjoy!

Links à la Mode : Sepetember 3rd

  • 39th and Broadway: The horrific treatment of young girls working behind the scenes in the fashion industry!
  • A typical Atypical: a summary of vintage eras and style history
  • Bonne Vie: Bamboo: Eco-friendly, or Green Disaster?
  • Confessions of a Fashion Editor: Interview with alternative model, Khrist!
  • Debutante Clothing: Q&A with Fashion Scholar and Historian Heather Vaughan
  • Decline Designs: Can you go a week without wearing any black?
  • Fabulous Finds and Co.: Lily Cole is ready for her close-up
  • Fade to c5c5c5: fashion, art and interpretation
  • Fashion For Writers : feel good fashion from the Clothes Closet
  • Fashion Pulse Daily : Need jeans for fall? Check out Fashion Pulse Daily’s top picks, all under
  • Fasshonaburu: ponders exactly why September is the most important month in fashion
  • fête à fête : Givenchy’s romantic Les Poetiques Fall Le Makeup Collection
  • Friend in fashion: A Sydney Story: a bridge climb, shopping and a proposal!
  • Grechen's Closet – Why I support independent designers
  • Idiosyncratic Style : A Fit of Inspiration: John Bender – Stealing style from the Breakfast Club’s resident bad ass
  • Jewelrywhore: Reviews Anna Sheffield for Target
  • Retro Chick : DIY Jersey Spaghetti Scarf Necklace
  • Style Margarine : 9 Reasons why we need to over dress
  • Stylist Diva : Unique, Modern Plus Size line with an Edge – Carmakoma.
  • The Coveted:: Review & Makeup Lesson Video of Guerlain Fall Collection
  • The Recessionista: Anna Wintour a Recessionista? She’s Heading to Macy’s Queens for Fashion’s Night out Sept. 10