Outfit: rockabilly western (+ WIN A DRESS from Happy Yellow Dress)

So I finally ticked something off my Ultimate Photoshoot Locations list – a corn field! Luckily for me, we have a popular annual summer ‘maize maze’ in the area – and even more fortunately, the weather stopped raining for five seconds so we could go check it out.
I knew exactly what dress was crying out to be snapped here, this adorable shirt dress from Happy Yellow Dress. This brand, based in Canada, has been going for six years and is the brainchild of designer and owner Debbie, who is also a super lovely lady. I love seeing vintage-inspired designs that are a little bit different to the standard retro fare and that’s exactly what Happy Yellow Dress offers. I really love the Cry to Me/Hula Love co-ord set and this stunning Viola dress from the range, along with this one I’m featuring today.
This Rockabilly Gal dress is a lot of fun to wear. I love the western-style piping and the cute sleeves. You’ll all spot it has pockets too! The size guide is pretty accurate for this one, but if you’re between sizes or busty you’ll need to size up so you don’t have gaping buttons. This dress was the perfect companion for my little red cowboy boots (that I bought off Porcelina’s thrifty husband!), matching brooch and my new favourite thing – my ponytail extension! If you’re thinking I suddenly look like I have a lot more hair, it’s all fakery. I never thought I’d find clip-in fake hair in my colour, but the day has come!
So, let’s show you those photos and I’ll tell you how you can win your very own Happy Yellow Dress!
Rockabilly Gal dress by Happy Yellow Dress - 50s style polka dot shirt dress


Rockabilly Gal dress by Happy Yellow Dress - 50s style polka dot shirt dress


Rockabilly Gal dress by Happy Yellow Dress - 50s style polka dot shirt dress


Rockabilly Gal dress by Happy Yellow Dress - 50s style polka dot shirt dress


Rockabilly Gal dress by Happy Yellow Dress - 50s style polka dot shirt dress


Rockabilly Gal dress by Happy Yellow Dress - 50s style polka dot shirt dress


Rockabilly Gal dress by Happy Yellow Dress - 50s style polka dot shirt dress


Rockabilly Gal dress by Happy Yellow Dress - 50s style polka dot shirt dress


Rockabilly Gal dress by Happy Yellow Dress - 50s style polka dot shirt dress


Rockabilly Gal dress by Happy Yellow Dress - 50s style polka dot shirt dress


Red ankle cowboy boots


Rockabilly Gal dress by Happy Yellow Dress - 50s style polka dot shirt dress
Ponytail extension: Hershesons
Hair scarf: eBay
Bag: eBay (old)
Shoes: thrifted

If you like Debbie’s designs as much as I do, now’s your chance to win one of your own! And who doesn’t want a pretty new dress?! The rules are simple below (T&Cs are listed in the widget) and the prize is subject to current stock availability (check www.happyyellowdress.com). This giveaway will run for a week and then I’ll be back to tell you who’s won the prize. Good luck!

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EDIT: If you didn’t win, you can still benefit from 20% off items on www.happyyellowdress.com with the code CICI20 🙂


  1. August 29, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    I think i'd get this same dress you are wearing it's very classic, or maybe the teal number as it's a gorgeous colour!

  2. Michaela
    August 29, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Gorgeous dress! And even though I love in Vancouver,I've never heard of this dressmaker and now I am so happy that I did! This particular one is such a cute one, and I love red!

  3. August 29, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Hold on. JUST HOLD ON! You're in a freakin' corn maze in your adorable red boots WITH a matching boot brooch IN a freakin' adorable and made for you dress?! YOU'VE EXCEEDED THE CUTE MAXIMUM! Just kidding, there ISN'T ONE!!! I am dying over the perfection in this post!

  4. August 29, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    I'd love to win the Rockabilly western one you are wearing, it really suits you! 🙂

  5. August 29, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Just love their collection, especially 'The Wanderer' in light blue, such elegant detailing x

  6. August 29, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    Oh wow! I'm such a fan of cowgirl clothes. If I win I think I would have to copy you and get the Rockabilly dress, although the yellow Everyday dress is adorable too.

  7. August 29, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    It's beautiful I love it ��

  8. August 29, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to this clothing brand. I love polka-dots but red unfortunately doesn't suit my fair complexion, so I'm a little bit jealous that the red dress suits you so well!! I would love the everyday stripe in blue, I love the fact that it has faux buttons on the front to prevent boob-gape, just what I need on a shirt dress!

  9. August 29, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    I would go for the blue rockabilly dress. Or the Lana dress. Hard to choose, they are all so pretty.

  10. Anonymous
    August 29, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    I would love to win the Lana Yellow Floral. Thanks for teh giveaway.

  11. August 30, 2017 / 2:45 am

    Gorgeous pictures! The cowgirl booties are perfect �� I would love, love, love the red Rockabilly dress!

  12. August 30, 2017 / 8:38 am

    Really cute. I love the colours of the red dress on the green maize background.
    I'd love to win that very dress, to wear to work. I'm a barber and it would fit in with the decor of the shop where I work (wooden walls and plenty of antlers) and would flatter my shape really well 🙂

  13. August 30, 2017 / 9:15 am

    I love the dress! Western vintage style is my absolute favourite so I'd wear it all the time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. August 30, 2017 / 9:38 am

    You look gorgeous! I often have problems with shirt style dresses with my bust, so your tip to size up is a good one 🙂 I love the cowboy boots with this – really pulls the whole look together.
    If I won, I think I would choose (and this was a hard decision!) the Everyday yellow stripe dress.

  15. August 30, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    You look so perfect! I love the setting too and how you styled the dress! I have been eyeing the wanderer dresses for a while now so I would probably go with one of those next!

  16. August 30, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Love everything, but the Oh Carolina dress is definitely my favourite.

  17. August 30, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Gorgeous lady, red really does suit you! Looks like the dress has lots of lovely details luks the piping. Spot on! Chris is so pleased you're wearing those boots. They look fab on you xx

  18. August 30, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    I would love to win this wonderful dress, it's my favourite from their collection!
    P.S. you look absolutely gorgeous in it!

  19. August 31, 2017 / 12:28 am

    Oh, I'm so happy to see the Happy Yellow Dress company doing well! I've been in love with their Wanderer dress since I first saw it, so I would love to win the yellow-striped one.

  20. Sarah Langford
    August 31, 2017 / 1:43 am

    I love the orange poppy dress!

  21. August 31, 2017 / 4:10 am

    I love the Wanderer! And in keeping with the shop name, I love the yellow stripe one!

    I also love love those boots with that dress in your pictures!

  22. August 31, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Me again. I'd probably choose the cry to me skirt and hula top. Co-ords are so useful aren't they? X

  23. August 31, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    How cute is the one you have on? It would go perfectly with my new red Dior lipstick!

  24. September 2, 2017 / 12:25 am

    Aren't you a cute cowgirl! Love the dress, but I think the styling really sells it – the cowboy boots, the brooch, and swingy ponytail. You look absolutely adorable, and you're making me want to find a convenient cornfield before the season ends.

  25. September 2, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    Oh their stuff is so gorgeous! I love that matching two piece! I love how you have styled this dress and your ponytail looks so good! Those boots are awesome too, gotta love the matching brooch too x

  26. September 5, 2017 / 3:10 am

    You look so gorgeous! I've never heard of this company, and it's even sweeter because I live in Canada! I would choose the Viola M. dress in Blue Floral. 🙂

  27. Emmy Thompson
    September 5, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    What an amazing outfit! The red suits you so perfectly and those boots are to die for. My personal favourite on their website is The Wanderer.

  28. September 5, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    I love this dress! Red and polka dots!? Winning combination.

  29. Jessica Ralph
    September 5, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    You are simply adorable! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a cute dress! I am trying to elevate my vintage style. ��

  30. September 5, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Apparently I am not the only Canadian to not have heard of this delightful brand! (judging by a few other comments) Their clothes look lovely! I really like the Viola Blue Floral dress 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

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