Daily Outfit – Making Memories

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After a month of illnesses at our place, everyone seems finally to be back on deck. A little tired and worse for wear in some respects, but all the better for the unexpected time together. So with the previously house bound in mind, we headed out the other weekend for Anzac Day on a family picnic.  The weather is just holding off, with sunny days, but chilly winds reminding you to make the most of it while you can.

We packed the basket, filled the thermos with hot tea, grabbed some extra layers to keep warm and a bottle or two of cider to keep the chill at bay. Way back in the day, family picnics were the norm when it came to weekend entertainment. When I was growing up, the whole extended family would meet in a park with baskets and bikes in tow, while Nana filled the blankets with all manner of home made slices, cakes and tea.  I have very strong memories of my Grandmother standing in the middle of the park in her apron, handing out golden Anzac Biscuits from a large tin. Some even had that soft, squishy texture of goodies baked that morning and hastily packed away for the day. I would then spend the day eating egg salad sandwiches under the shade of a large tree, reading with only ants for company until I was compelled to risk the safety of my knees on a little blue bicycle.

These are the sorts of things I’d like for my girls to remember. Not childhood memories filled only with Saturday morning cartoons, but the sorts of adventures they had themselves, exploring, eating, experiencing.

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Miss Five in her Tram Conductor’s best

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My lovely friend Mistress C.

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Outfit Details

Pink Angora Cardigan – Made by Mum circa 1980

Pink knit top – Retrospect’d clothing

High waisted plaid pants – Retrospect’d clothing

Shoes – Keds

Snood – eBay

Flowers – by me

Cherry hairclip worn as brooch – My Little Rockabilly

Bag and scarf – Vintage

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Candice DeVille

Specialty Vintage Stylist, Blogger, and Presenter; Candice DeVille has been writing Super Kawaii Mama since early 2008. Based in Melbourne, Australia, she's always in search of the next glamorous adventure. Bringing you vintage style, glamour and inspiration for the 21st Century.
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  1. Oh fantastic! You all look so wonderful (and hi to Miss C!) I love a good Autumn picnic, and yes, cider, what a good idea! :)

  2. Wattle Park. We used to go there every weekend when I was a kid. Whenever I “ran away” from home I would get on my bike and go there, but a pie and milkshake from the old kiosk and sit in a tram. Then ride back home, satisfied I’d made my anger clear. Such a beautiful park, with such great memories. ♥

  3. Love the very first picture- looks just like you’ve been transported into a vintage ad of some sort!

  4. lazycakes /

    lovely pictures and lovely post, enjoyed reading it. thank you!

  5. Stunning pictures! You. Are. Gorgeous!

  6. Your kids are so lucky. I’m sure that in years to come, they will look back fondly on days just like this. Time spent as a family is so much more special than huddled in front of the telly. Good on you!

  7. Aha, you hang out with well-dressed friends on a daily basis! :)

  8. We spent our childhood at the park having picnics as well!!!
    Yay for continuing a dwindelling tradition!
    and do you buy the snoods from a particular Ebay seller?
    I really want to find a nice one!

  9. Fran /

    Love the pictures, you’ve inspired me to make some happy memories of my own!

  10. Your photos are amazing! Some of my favourite childhood memories are definitely the days spent out with my family, for us it was usually a day at the beach in the summer, or a sky trip in the winter.

  11. beautiful pics, love the tram!

  12. LOVE these pics and Miss Carly looks devine also.. You are both amazing…. So photgenic…. See you soooooonnn!! xx

  13. Missy /

    Adore the cardigan and the whole setting of the place! Where is this?

    • Super Kawaii Mama /

      Missy: It is Wattle Park in Melbourne’s east :)

  14. I’m 18 and have just opened my eyes
    for vthe vintage life-style and fashion.
    I love the hat your daughter wore, it’s super
    fancy and reminds me of Coraline (Coraline and the secret door)

    Love from me (Malin) from the land up north, Norway


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