Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The Pinup’s Guide To Tiki Style

Anyone who follows me on social media probably knows that I am a self-confessed tiki fiend. If it’s Hawaiian print, chances are I’m already wearing it.

This post is pretty much a walk-through of some of my favourite outfits, and where to find the best accessories, something that I’ve always struggled with up until recently (think frantic 7am messages to AtomicAmber asking what I’m supposed to do jazz up a particular outfit that day…).   

Zsa Zsa – Lindy Bop 

Above: Quick picture with fantastic NVA finalist Peter Wayre & fellow Lindy Bop representative Christine, aka The Fabulous Times.
 First up, I thought I’d start with one of my most recent outfits, the Zsa Zsa dress from Lindy Bop, which I chose to wear to the National Vintage Awards last week.

One can never have too many wiggle dresses, and this is no exception. I loved the striking blue colour and the pop of the pink flowers and green leaves, a definite wardrobe staple for summer. The dress was super figure-hugging, but as it had plenty of stretch it didn’t feel restrictive at all. The dress also comes with an adorable matching bolero, but seeing as we had spent the past hour melting in a hotel room whilst trying to get glammed up, I decided to leave it out this time.  

Hell Bunny Hawaiian Circle Skirt 

Next up is another firm favourite, my Hawaiian Hell Bunny skirt (Available online from many resellers). I love how versatile this skirt is, this time I paired it with a Zoey top from Pinup Girl Clothing (which I need in every colour, please!)

Once again, I just had to pair this with my Bamboo box bag from Miss Bamboo. I picked up this beauty at their stall during Rockabilly Rave in June, after several forlorn months of staring at it online. An honourable mention goes to Luxulite for the fruity peach brooch that totally completes the outfit.

Hell Bunny Hawaiian Skirt (yes, another one!)

Hell Bunny has an absolutely huge range of circle skirts, and this one tops them all. Posing here outside our chalet during Rockabilly Rave, I paired this slice of tropical heaven with a plain bardot top, and some super sassy bamboo earrings and hair flower, both from Bow And Crossbones. 

One of my most favourite accessories is my parasol, which I also purchased at the festival from Miss Bamboo stall at Rave. (I practically threw my money at the lovely stall holder in sheer excitement). This parasol is even more precious to me as sunny days are so scarce here, so it’s a rare occasion when I can whip this out!   

A Tiki pinup would be nothing without her accessories, so here are a few of my essentials:
Wedges – Primark
Bamboo Bracelets – Audrey Stars Boutique
Bamboo Earrings and Flowers – Bow And Crossbones
Bamboo Woven Bag – Charity Shop  

Bonus Image! The Hawaiian madness doesn’t end with my wardrobe, and you can find these amazing homeware accessories in Asda George! 

I hope everyone has found this post informative and will inspire you to spice up your wardrobe with a little tiki touch! 

Until next time,
Olive x


  1. I've just bought that Lindybop dress :)


    1. Yay! I hope you love it as much as I did - take plenty of pictures! Olive x

  2. Love everything! Also need to check out Asda to liven up and refresh my house!


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