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If you can bounce high, bounce for her too…

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It seems that all the best Fitzgerald interpretations come by way of Australia. Is it the gold mines? The sprawling coasts? Whatever inspires the psyche to produce such effortless decadence, obviously blessed Katie Louise Ford and Tim Nichols, the scandalously brilliant duo who last year launched The Gold Hatted Lovers. Both a vintage apparel marketplace and an independent label, the Golden Hatted Lovers is the go-to site for the picnic apparel you hithero couldn’t source (*ahem* that cape–see below!). Even better, all GHL items are ethically produced and handmade. And if you would prefer *actual* vintage, to *inspired,* they have you covered. Alongside their Spring/ Summer 2014 line, GHL continuously curates a hand-picked list of vintage clothing. 

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landscape05With all this South Bend snow, I can’t help but dream of rolling green grass, picnics a-plenty, and the perfect one-piece suit to take a flying leap into a secluded lake. Maybe laying out on a wooden dock in tinted sunglasses and an oversize hat, reciting “Ulalame”?

So here’s the answer, and there’s really only one downside to the collection, which is none other than Australian shipping prices. After long thought on this matter, I have decided that the best remedy is to buy in bulk, thus lowering your shipping costs overall. landscape01

 

At this rate, it should be called the Easter Cat.

Out of sheer desperation Jack has taken to pictures with chocolate bunnies. Neither of us can find anything remotely bunny printed to wear this Easter (or anytime, given my aforementioned affinity).
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You can find any article, gadzook, or totem with a cat plastered across its lackluster front, but a bunny? THE EASTER BUNNY? Negative.

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 As we witness a virtual print resurrection this Spring (and just when you thought things were going digital), amongst the playsuits, sundresses, and pencil skirts, there is not a rabbit pattern to be seen.  I’ve virtually scoured the internet only to find this Australian solution, which- wouldn’t you know- only ships to Australia.

All I want is a nice pair of pastel green tights with little white bunnies, or maybe a flouncy skirt to frolic across a meadow. A little pastoral number perfect for comfy coves and afternoon tea? You know, the kind of thing you wear under an apron?

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and read in this bed…

But everytime I try to search, I am greeted with rabbit fur instead. *heart drops* Help a girl out! If you see anything at all bunny, give me a shout! And in the meantime, please have a very…

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Not amused by the lacking prints.

Annnnd because I can:

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More rabbit pictures!