Every Day Style @ Shenanigans Central: Lazybones + Stampel

Welcome to this week’s instalment of Every Day Style @ Shenanigans Central. Today I am channelling the colourful, the quirky and the feminine.

This outfit is one of my favourite outfits from last summer and now that we are finally enjoying some mild summer days in Melbourne, I couldn’t get it out of my wardrobe fast enough!

Every day style @ shenanigans central Lazybones

What was I wearing?

I love this Lazybones Joni dress in Vita which I picked up on sale last summer from Emia boutique in Sorrento. I could not go past those pom poms.

Lazybones make beautiful, feminine dresses using beautiful prints with a vintage sensibility. Their cuts celebrate curves, waists and always have a full skirt. So, in an nutshell, this dress makes me want to bake cupcakes and will hide the consequences of actually eating them!

This dress was the very last one in this print but a size Small but I loved it enough to give it a go and was surprised and delighted that it fit.

I recently tried on some new season Lazybones dresses at Milly Moo and Tilly Bear in Phillip Island, and was surprised to find the Mediums were too big on me, particularly on the bust. This is ahem, unusual for me as I am well endowed (DD). So, my take is that their sizes are generous given I am normally a size 12 in other brands (such as Country Road/Witchery/Sussan).

Being last summer’s stock, this dress is now on sale for $65 on the Lazybones online store but only in XS which is probably a size 10. You can also find Lazybones at Birdsnest.

Jewellery wise, I am wearing my absolutely most favourite earrings, the “Making Shapes” earrings from local designer Stampel, which I picked up at The Big Design Market last year. I adore these earrings, I wear them often, they go with so many outfits and people always notice them (in a good way).

I also love that they are asymmetrical colour wise as I can be a very organised, symmetrical, co-ordinated person and this is my little bit of “crazy”! These earrings seem to have been made for this dress because every colour in the earrings is picked up in the dress. Ok, maybe I am not so unco-ordinated after all!

I am also wearing my dark green Elk resin ring which is $22 and still available at Elk. This ring looks great, is durable and works with all the green in my wardrobe.

On my feet are my hardworking and much loved fuchsia Salt Water Sandals, which I have waxed lyrical about previously here. I am also wearing Witchery sunnies.

What was I up to that day?

It was a quieter than normal week day with school and kinder drop offs and pick ups, a coffee run followed by a morning at home with Master 2, then tea and a play with a friend after kinder, then all the usual after school shenanigans.

Why did it work for me?

This outfit epitomises my idea of style in this current season of my life: it is feminine, comfortable, practical, colourful and a bit quirky.

In other words, I can pound the pavement with the pram around my ‘hood in flats but still look and feel presentable and ready to go out.

What is your favourite outfit from last summer? Have you cracked it out yet? What do you love about it? Are you a fan of Lazybones or Stampel?

Thank you for your comments! I love to hear from you.

  • http://www.redcliffestyle.com/ Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    Really cute outfit. It’s the perfect length. Your legs look fantastic!! Rachel x

    • http://www.styleandshenanigans.com/ Vanessa

      Thanks Rachel – a spray tan really helps! x

  • Ainslie Hunter

    Love the green on you – and I especially look forward to these posts.
    Maybe in the new year you can get Mr SnS to create an ebook on how to take photos and make collages of people’s every day style. I hear that he knows a little bit about that (he he)

    • http://www.styleandshenanigans.com/ Vanessa

      Thank you Ainslie! That is a great idea. I’ll start working on him!!

  • Alli @ ducks on the dam

    Never heard of that brand but about to check out the online store…..

    • http://www.styleandshenanigans.com/ Vanessa

      Oh fab Alli. Both designers are gorgeous and have beautiful home wares ranges too. I recently picked up some gorgeous printed artwork and vessel from Stampel for our photo shoot. Divine. Lazybones have the most beautiful bed linen and cushions too. Enjoy!

  • http://soniastyling.com/ Sonia

    You look super pretty, Vanessa!
    Isn’t it amazing how a dress can make you look fabulous, even if you aren’t up to very much? Love that instant outfit effect!

    • http://www.styleandshenanigans.com/ Vanessa

      Thank you Sonia. That is exactly what I love about dresses with a great print – they do all the work and you just have to throw on a pair of shoes!

  • Louisa

    I just commented on FB but had to pop over here too. Gorgeous dress! I love Lazybones too – just gorgeous (blogged about them last week oddly enough!) Just had to second that I think their sizes are generous too – which is always a nice treat :) xx

    • Louisa

      p.s. I also love stampel! They make gorgeous jewelry hangers that I’ve got my eye on and who can go past a pair of pink salties?!?! Stunning Vanessa, just stunning!!

      • http://www.styleandshenanigans.com/ Vanessa

        I bought two of their art prints and a gorgeous vessel recently, they are beautiful and a bit different. Yes, my pink Salties have been total troopers and worth every cent. x

    • http://www.styleandshenanigans.com/ Vanessa

      Thank you Louisa, I am glad it is not just me! And a big thanks also for mentioning that Lazybones go to size 18 to cover our various shapes, sizes and seasons of life! Loved your post too. x

  • Norlin Mustapha

    That’s such a pretty, yet comfy dress Vanessa and you wear green very well I must say! I think the pom poms at the bottom gives the dress that “fun factor”. ;)

    • http://www.styleandshenanigans.com/ Vanessa

      Thank you Norlin. Green is my go to colour and I love wearing it across the seasons. I can’t go past a pom pom and am actually wearing a pom pom scarf today to prove it!

  • jadecraven

    That dress is gorgeous and, unlike many labels, goes up to a size 18! :-) Means I have a chance of fitting into them. My budget doesn’t like this post.

    You’ve actually motivated me to start posting on my plus-size fashion blog again. The thought is terrifying. I’m on such a tight budget that I have no accessories and only really have sneakers as shoes. I’m going to try, though :-) So thank you! xx

    • http://www.styleandshenanigans.com/ Vanessa

      Thanks Jade. Check out the sale section on Lazybones’ site – the frocks are half price. I would love to see your plus size fashion blog too – please share the link here. A budget can make us more creative and is a real issue/constraint for most of/all of us. Sneakers are also a regular feature of my wardrobe, comfort has to play a part!

  • Laney | Crash Test Mummy

    I’m about to do a full wardrobe clear out and I think I only want to keep dresses. So much easier! Love the print you’re wearing.

    • http://www.styleandshenanigans.com/ Vanessa

      Thank you Laney. I don’t think you can go wrong with all dresses. So comfortable, so flattering. Just stock up on leggings/tights for winter! x

      • Laney | Crash Test Mummy

        And a good excuse for nice long boots in winter too!

        • http://www.styleandshenanigans.com/ Vanessa

          I am with you Laney, any excuse to buy boots!

  • http://www.frockitall.com/ Steph Allen

    Love the pink shoes! And love a good earring, my fav accessory :)

    • http://www.styleandshenanigans.com/ Vanessa

      Thanks Steph, ditto all round!

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