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Fabulous Frocks Friday 2nd August 2013

Hosted by Queen Elizabeth II I am a die hard Royals fan. I jumped a fence at Arlington Cemetery to see Prince Harry and I got up at 5am to watch William and Kate’s wedding live. Enough said. You can take the girl out of the Commonwealth but you can’t take the Commonwealth out of […]

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Mommy et Moi Monday July 29th 2013

Here is your Mommy et Moi Monday (+1 day) outfits for this week. Blue is my favourite colour and it is perhaps the most flattering on every skin tone and complexion. Enjoy! 1. Blue and White Gingham Polished Cotton Halter Dress with Matching Wrap from Etsy 2. Navy Ballet Flats by London Sole 3. Tom […]

Australian Home Journal-October 1956

Fabulous Frocks Friday July 26th 2013

This edition of Fabulous Frocks Friday is proudly bought to you by the cover ladies and girls of Australian Home Journal. Who would have though those Aussies were so fashionable back then? Information about this publication is hard to find. From the little scraps around the internet, I can deduce that Australian Home Journal began […]

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Mommy et Moi Monday July 22nd 2013

The weather here is ridiculously unpredictable. One moment it’s sunny and fine, the next moment a thunderstorm coming rolling in to be followed by sunshine. Here’s some fun and très chic rainwear to keep you and your little darling dry whilst looking fabulous. 1. 1950’s reversible raincoat from 1stdibs 2. Romilly ballerina flats by Hunter […]


Fabulous Frocks Friday 19th June 2013

It’s that time of the week again ALREADY. It’s a late post for a Friday but I’ve just got around to it. Today I went to a textiles show here in DC where I found a few new supplies (woo!) and then a sewing machine mechanic did a house call to service a special piece […]


Mommy et Moi Monday – July 16th 2013

I’m a day late with Mommy et Moi Monday…whoops. A business association meeting and a factory visit got the best of me yesterday. Well better late than never! Beat the heat in cool green, blues and neutral foot ware. 1. 40’s day dress from Etsy 2. L.K Bennett Estela Patent Leather Peep-Toe Wedge 3. CoachPoppy […]

Fashion Frocks "The Turnabout" 1950

Fashion Frocks Friday: 12th July 2013

Flickr is truly amazing to see how much of the past that people have digitalised and perserved. Today I have found another fun treasure to share for Fabulous Frocks Friday. The dresses below are funnily enough by a company called Fashion Frocks Fashion Frocks Inc was a company that was perhaps an early pioneer of […]


Bonus Mommy et Moi: Fourth of July Edition

Happy July 4th! Today commemorates the day where America became independent from Great Britain to be its own nation. Although I am proud to be a forever Commonwealth girl, it’s a great American holiday to celebrate. My favourite uniform for this occasion is the jorts (jean shorts) paired with an American flag t-shirt and sneakers. […]


Mommy et Moi Monday

Greetings Darling Betty girls and Darling Betty dames! I’d like to welcome you to Mommy et Moi Monday where you can shake off the Monday doldrums and indulge in a little bit of match-y outfit ideas. This will be a weekly post where I feature coordinating vintage dresses from Etsy mashed up with some newer […]

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Fabulous Frocks Friday

Greetings from Darling Betty headquarters! We just had a sensational thunderstorm here in D.C complete with lightning and hail. An hour later back to sunshine. The weather gods must be crazy. I’d like to introduce to you Fabulous Frocks Friday. A weekly post containing fabulous frocks from the 40s, 50s and 60s. I might intermittently […]