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(Vintage pleated skirt/hat/cross necklace, Random Top, Alexander Wang loafers)

With the rain holding back and the sun finally behaving like it should this time of year (you know, rising early and setting late) I've been able to start wearing some of my favourite vintage hats from my ever growing collection. They're cute, fun and practical all rolled in to one and keep my face protected from the harsh elements that come along with Summer. This black satin hat fits my head perfectly and comfortably sits on the back, top, or side of my head without falling off, which is impossible with shallow, wide brimmed hats! I always find it weird when you stumble across something that makes you question if it was indeed made for you and if it was fate that you found it?

Anyway, I've been patiently waiting for my new backdrop and studio equipment to arrive in the post so i can finally start taking photos for the store. I haven't told you all yet but I'm launching my new online store in just a few weeks! It's been a secret for so long now that i didn't really know how to go about telling you all, so i opted for the super casual approach instead. It's been 3 months in the making and I'm so excited to show you all the work I've been quietly doing over the past few months, not to mention the new branding, blog, lookbook and stock i have coming! I'm so nervous and anxious to see if it's going to go well and i never anticipated the amount of stress that still comes with launching something you have put your whole heart in to. I've already burst out crying once, let's hope it doesn't happen again!

To give you a better idea, I have backlogged over eight hundred beautiful dresses alone, ready for the launch, with another three hundred expected to arrive just before Christmas! Then add jackets, jumpers, cardigans, skirts, shorts, tops, and boxes full of new accessories i have accumulated and you can imagine the amount of stock i have right now!
If everything goes to plan you will all be seeing it very very soon and i honestly can't wait to show you the amazing pieces i have. A sneak peek will be up next week so stay tuned :)))

76 comments:

  1. Gorgeous yet again!! Love the skirt and the colors

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  2. You look so lovely. : ) I love the accessories and how you put your outfit together!

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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  3. Amazing photos & your so gorgeous! I can't wait for the new online store!

    : ) David
    VirtuallyStunning.blogspot.com

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  4. I love your hat! Two days ago, I finally wore a hat of my own free will, after years of avoiding them because of a dislike of school hats... and it felt weird but good! Haha.

    Also excited to see your new web store! But where in your house do you find space to store eight hundred dresses?!?

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  5. Just amazing Nicole. That hat is pure perfection! I get the exact same feeling as you when I find something amazing thrifting. Kinda like the universe has aligned for a moment and the world intended for you to have that item. I found the most incredible genuine 60's leopard fur coat at my local opshop a while ago, and the half price colour brought it down to $6. Life doesn't get much better than that!

    x Jess
    The Velvet Bow

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  6. love the outfit! You definitely look amaaazing! :)

    hearts,
    Melai of Style and Soul

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  7. Eeee exciting!! Now that summer has showed up I am definitely looking to buying one of these 800 dresses and some shorts & accessories!

    Stunning post once again. I have so much love for you and your growing Gary Pepper empire!

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  8. That's a very gorgeous shirt you have.

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  9. The color of the lavender is perfect.
    It is my very favorite color.
    You amaze me.

    xxL

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  10. I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT...BUT THOSE SHOES ARE THE ICING ON THE CAKE ;)

    xoxo ✝ Genevieve&Lola.com ✝

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  11. Absolutely beautiful. Your boyfriend is seriously talented. And you're a natural model. :)

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  12. I'm excited for your online store! I'm sure it will be great.

    That's a Jacaranda tree, by the way. It's one of my favorite trees ever.

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  13. Nicole, you would look extremely lovely even in a jute sack. I love your outfit from the hat down to your skirt - but unfortunately, the shoes just don't quite do it for me.

    Looking forward to seeing pictures of the new stuff.

    All the best!

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  14. wow gosh a thousand over apparels, that's alot! can't wait for the launch :) & yes there's so much stress when you're in on something. something school projects (yeah SCHOOL projects?!) alone cracks me so i can imagine the anxiety you're in right now. all the best dear!

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  15. the skirt is really nice, you are lucky that its so sunny in your town ^^

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  16. i love your outfit as always :) and these photos look amazing!!

    x

    nrahrahrah.blogspot.com

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  17. wow! very excited to see the new store and all the beautiful things you will be putting in there! It will be a success because you care about it so much and because you are so passionate about it. Don't worry about bursting into tears, we all need a good cry sometimes and it just shows even more how much this all means to you! best of luck

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  18. I love the jakaranda trees, they bloom all along my Grandma's street and make the whole suburb so lovely!
    Your skirt is amazing, as always! I can't wait to see what you've done with the new web store. Don't get too stressed, you are so lucky to be able to make a living out of something you love and I'm sure the new store will be exceptional!

    Love
    Bonnie

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  19. Absolutely beautiful Nicole & a great mixture of colour!

    xo

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  20. You have the most beautiful photos and I look to your blog for much inspiration!

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  21. Such gorgeous photos as always - I love that top on you, it looks so lovely and the colour is just perfect for you!

    I think my jaw dropped for real when you said 800 dresses by the way - is your bed made of piles of vintage dresses? Because that's surely the only place you have left to store them!! =D xx

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  22. this is fabulous. Lovely photos. Love your pleated skirt !!


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  23. Nicole, you are absolutely gorgeous!

    I love your skirt and shoes, amazing!

    I can't wait for the new store to launch, that is so exciting!! I work in e-commerce so i can imagine what you've been going through the last few months. I'm sure it'll work out perfectly and you'll feel so proud to see it live.

    All the best in these last few weeks! i'll be staying tuned for sneak peaks.

    Sara
    xo

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  24. Super excited for the online store!

    www.glampony.blogspot.com

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  25. beauuutiful! that lavender tree makes these photos look so magical. And can´t wait for sneek a peek of your new clothing items!

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  26. Wow these pics are gorgeous,
    you look stunning!
    Love the way the sun falls down on you :)
    Also love the top and necklace,
    great post!

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  27. Beautiful pictures!! Just like always! And I love your skirt!

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  28. fantastic outfit. i love everything, the skirt , the top, the shoes...YOU!


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  29. omg that is so exciting! cant wait for the store! & don't stress! "if there is a will, there's a way!"

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  30. That hat is gorgeous on you! I think most hat shapes would look great on your beautiful face.

    Congratulations! Sounds like a lot of hard work will be paying off for you.

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  31. first congratulations and the pics are so haute :) and you look gorj!! http://www.fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

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  32. I adore the skirt! And I truly can't wait to see your new online store:)

    xx

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  33. very nice pictures ! and the T-shirt!
    nice weekend
    xx

    lesimple.sk

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  34. beautiful girl
    beautiful shots

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  35. i love your blog so i am so so looking forward to seeing the launch! ill be checking everyday from now on!
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  36. Eeeeeeee can't wait to see the online store.

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  37. Your pics are so sweet and dreamy...love them!

    muaaaaaaaa

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  38. This is pretty amazing, I love the shoes !

    See U !

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  39. This pictures are just beautiful...love the combination of your black skirt with the lavender color of the tree...have a lovely weekend :)

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  40. i saw this A WANG shoes the other day wanted to buy this since i rmb u wearing them and they look so nice on u, but then i was like...nah...i couldnt look as good as u....

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  41. THESE ARE SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL!!! your pictures amaze me with every post! you are an inspiration.

    xx
    Lindsay

    http://thestyle-child.blogspot.com

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  42. Beautiful as always! The tree amazed me :DD

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  43. Great pictures!! And such great news!! Congrats!! I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us:) And see what Ill be able to ship over all the way to Holland haha.

    xx

    Emy

    http://sweetpromises.tumblr.com/

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  44. A purple fire tree! That's so cool! We only have yellow and orange ones here!!! i love the easy vibe of this outfit, Nic! the electropleated skirt looks so nice with that top.


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  45. i love your style! and those shots.. bloody fantastic!

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  46. Oh fudge! You're just gorgeous!

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  47. Your hair, your skirt, oh everything are just bloody awesome!

    Gorgeous! :D

    xx

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  48. ooh! your pictures is soo beutiful, I really like your blog! :d what camera do you use? :d

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  49. love your outfit. cn't wait for your new store. hopefully this time ill have money when the items come out
    xx

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  50. Wow, it's a good think I haven't been out vintage hunting, it sounds like you've probably got already all the good stuff stashed away!!!
    So excited for you, looking forward to seeing the new changes. :)


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  51. nice outfit...I love your long pleated skirt...

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  52. your outifit is just perfect!
    the skirt is so amazing! following now!


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  53. ohh gosh, the lavenders are really beautiful until I can smell them from here! :)

    I loove ur skirt so much! and and your hat! ohh, extremely adorable! auuw~

    hoo ho ho, can't wait to see the gorgeous pieces that you're going to post!!!!!! jeng jeng jeng~~~

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  54. oh im seeing those lavender trees everywhere, almost every street has one! hehe GREAT photos and your hat is fantastic! Looking forward to seeing your new brand image, your branding is already spot on!

    come stop by for a visit, would love to read your thoughts on this recent project of mine.

    youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

    x Your Only Blackswan

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  55. I think this is the most beautiful blog from Australia.
    - Catherine at The Spring

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  56. Lovely hat and beautiful flowers xxx
    http://reallyliteral.blogspot.com/

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  57. Nicole, these are so stunning! Your pictures make your home, your life seem so magical! keep it up! You're a constant inspiration, in more ways than one!

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  58. so sweeet ♥

    Swiss Street Style is coming soon on:
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  59. nice outfit!!!!

    check out www.leftblock.com if you love vintage!

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  60. I love when the jacaranda trees flower! It's like the Austrlian cherry blossom, in Brisbane at least. You can drive along and spot patches of purple everywhere, it's so beautiful! I wish it was purple all the time!
    All our have disappeared now, replaced with green leaves instead.

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  61. where do you get all your hats which look perfect on you?)

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  62. That's my preferred length of skirt these days! Between the knee and ankle, mid-shin. Yes!

    You so preeeetty...

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  63. This outfit is absolutely stunning! I love the way you've put it together, to me its simply perfection.
    I just found your blog, and I love it!

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  64. I love these photo's. Somehow it makes me think of a chinese funeral (not in a bad way)
    I like the idea of an online store, I wish you all the best and good luck with that. :)

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