Monday, May 30, 2016

Roses Are Red And Pink

Hello there! After having a pretty full weekend, it's really nice to have today off to take it easy. We had a good time at Bob's parent's bbq yesterday. I ran a couple of quick errands earlier today, and other than that, am just staying in, doing some reading, outfit pictures, Netflix watching, phone calls, vacation planning, that sort of thing. It's humid out again today, but has cooled down a bit from how hot is was this weekend. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Bernie Dexter Paris style rose print dress. I have a few Paris style Bernies. They are not my favorite style of hers, but she has been putting out a lot of them lately in prints that I love. The bottom part of the shelf bust is so much above the bottom of my bust, but I don't really mind, because I still think it looks good, and isn't that noticeable. The background color of this dress is spectacular (and not that common), and to me just as special as the print itself.









Dress: Ginnedupgillys.com (Bernie Dexter)

Necklace: Francesca's Collections
Brooch: Erstwilder
Hair piece: Viva La Dulce Marina
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tomatoes & Tacos

Hello there! Bob and I had a nice time yesterday evening at my parent's house. My dad is at the Indy 500 right now, so it was just my grandparents and mom. When we left there, we went to an outside bar we had never been to before. I had been to this place before, but only the inside part (which is a bar and restaurant). I really like the outside bar. There was a lot of room, and it had a tropical feel. They also had games there, like corn hole and jenga with HUGE jenga blocks. When the weather is nice, I want to take as much advantage of it as possible, by spending time outdoors. Today's supposed to be beautiful out, and we're going to Bob's parents for a bbq, so I'll get to be outside all day. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing the outfit I wore yesterday to run errands, go to my parent's, and then go out to the bar.  I got a lot of compliments on it. When I was in the bathroom at the bar, a couple of girls were complimenting me on my outfit, and one girl asked me where I find the things I wear, and then she told me she was in Nashville, and was in a shop that had vintage style clothing (probably Tatyana Boutique!). She said that "I rock the look", ha! When people see me in the area I live in, I think their first reaction is usually shock, because they've never seen "a look like mine" in person. When people just blatantly stare at me, and don't even say anything to me, I find it very annoying. But, I suppose there's nothing I can do about it, since I'm defintiely not going to change dressing this way, ha!










Dress: Bernie Dexter 
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Wristlet: eBay (Betsey Johnson)

Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Unique Watermelon

Hello there! Well, MDW has officially begun, and I am VERY happy about that! It's been so long since there's been a three day weekend; it's been almost five months (New Year's Day was the last one for me)! 
Today's not starting off the best; I'm taking my car to inspection. But, tonight we are going to my parent's house for a bbq, and my grandparents will be over, too. After that, Bob and I are going to an outdoor bar we haven't been to before. Tomorrow we are going to Bob's parent's for a bbq, too. Monday we'll just be staying home, which will be really nice.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Unique Vintage watermelon skirt. I had seen it on a lot of ladies online, and loved how it looked. When I ordered it it was on pre-order, as the previous runs had sold out, so I had to wait about three weeks to finally get it. I was very impressed with the quality of it! It's thick, and very flattering. I got it for 20% off, making it only $57.60, so it's a good deal. They have a pre-order right now for two new prints, a cupcake print and a lemon print. I ordered the cupcpake one (let's be hoenst, how could I not?!), and received 20% off again (MDW sale! The code is MEM20). I'll post a picture of the cupcake skirt below, too. 
The white Sabrina top from Pin Up Girl Clothing that's I'm wearing below is the perfect basic. It's thick enough to not show a bra, which is very important to me, and it goes with everything!











Top: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Skirt: Unique Vintage
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

For The Record

Hello there! Wow, it's HOT out today! The hottest day we've had since last summer. It was about 86 degrees at the warmest, and the next four days will be 90! I'll take 90 over 20 degrees, ANY TIME. I'm just so excited that summer (and my anniversary!) is so very close. May has really flown by, and I'm also just as excited for this three day weekend! I can't wait to be outside and enjoy the hot weather, and eat BBQ food. Saturday night we're going to my parent's house and my grandparents will also be there. After we leave my parents, Bob and I are going to an outdoor bar, which I'm really looking forward to. We've never been to this one before. I'm not sure yet if we're doing anything Sunday, but we may see Bob's family. Monday we are definitetly just staying home and enjoying the extra day off!
In the pictures below I'm wearing a new Bernie Dexter dress. The dress just came out, and I ordered it immediately. The print is so fun! I have a few skirts and dresses now with simila 1950's/sock hop type prints on them. I actually already had this same print, but in a Modcloth dress that I'm now going to sell. The Modcloth dress was a lot shorter, and didn't have a full skirt, so I can definitely like this style better. 
The Betsey Johnson taco wristlet is also new. I'm a huge fan of Mexican food, particularly tacos, so this is quite appropriate for me, ha. I'm a huge fan of Betsey Johnsons' wristlet/clutches. She uses the cutest food designs!! I already have a gumball machine one and an ice cream cone. 









Dress: Bernie Dexter
Necklace, Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite & IncredInedible)
Wristlet: eBay (Betsey Johnson)

Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

New Hope

Hello there! Well, in spite of how gloomy out it was yesterday, we decided to change it and go to New Hope. It ended up drizzling towards the end of our trip, but we only had to walk in it for a little bit. It was a little cool out too, but I resisted putting on my light jacket; didn't want to hide my fabulous outfit, ha! We had a good time, as we always do there. It's a really beautiful, artsy, funky, small business oriented town. The drive in is really scenic too, there are a few towns on the way over that are similar to New Hope (but don't have as much to do there). We go there about four times a year. 
This time I actually bought clothing, which I've never done there before. There's a store called Thirteen Vintage on the main street. Last time I went in there, one of the shop owners recognized me from Instagram, and that was the first time that had ever happened to me in this area. The owners are super nice, and I got to talk to them for quite awhile about vintage repoduction. They give me a discount too, which is so sweet! I bought a L indy Bop dress and Sourpuss cropped cardi. It's so great to be able to try on these brands in person, instead of just ordering online. I'll get to do that again (at Enz's) in early June, when Bob and I go to NYC for the day. Enz's carries brands like Bernie Dexter, Trashy Diva and Retrospec'd, so I'm very excited to go again! 
I wore my new to me Trashy Diva red waterlilies day dress, that I posted a blog about on Friday. I tried to style my hair "40's", since the dress is definitely 40's inspired. My hair didn't turn out exactly right, but that's okay. 





My finds!








Dresses: Trashy Diva & Thirteen Vintage (Lindy Bop)
Cardi:
Thirteen Vintage (Sourpuss)

Heels: BAIT Footwear & Pin Up Girl Clothing (Chelsea Crew)
Purse: Miss Tiki Designs

~Bye bye for now!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Red Waterlilies

Hello there! Today was very warm and sunny, it really felt like a summer day. Tomorrow Bob and I had been planning to go to New Hope for the day, and I was excited about it, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen now, because it's supposed to rain, grr. If we can't go tomorrow, we'll definitely be going next Saturday, as long as it doesn't rain that day, either!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new to me Trashy Diva red waterlilies day dress. I have another dress in this TD print, but I love the print so much, that I had been searching for another dress in this print, but with sleeves (the one I already had is sleeveless). This print is so vibrant and gorgeous. This skirt isn't as full as most of my dresses and skirts, but I don't mind that sometimes. I posted in the TD Facebook group I'm in that I was looking for this style or the 1940's style, and right after that, someone let me know that they had this one, and would sell it to me! I couldn't believe how fast it happened, I was very lucky!
I also was able to snap up another rare TD dress this week, so I have all the TD unicorns I've been searching for, except for one! The ultra rare liquor labels print is the last one left for me. Maybe someday!





 







Dress: Trashy Diva Facebook group 
Brooch, Bangles: Etsy
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Love Ur Look

Hello there! I don't have much going on today, a typical Sunday for my husband and me. He'll be doing some cooking and baking, and I'll be working out, reading, getting outfit pitures, and doing a whole lot of relaxing, ha. The season final of "The Family" is on tonight, and I'm excited to finally find out how it all comes together! It better not end on a cliffhanger, ughhh.
I received the lovely dress I'm wearing in the pictures below as a gift from Love ur Look (http://www.loveurlook.co.uk/). I had never gotten anything from this shop before. 
The print on the dress is totally adorable, it has ice cream, soda, drive-in signs, donuts, etc. on it. As I've said many times before, I'm a sucker for shirt dresses, so that is another reason I love this dress. I also love the pink background color. Believe it or not, I have barely any dresses with a pink background color, and pink is one of my very favorite colors! I also like the yellow piping on the bottom of the dress, it's a cute touch.
As far as sizing goes, definitely check out the size chart, and make sure the size you order will fit your bust. I had been thinking of getting a size smaller, but Ronke (the very sweet owner) sent me a size up, according to my measurements, to make sure the bust would fit me. The waist is quite big on me, but the bust just fits. Wearing a belt hides the fact that the waist is big on me. This dress comes with its own cute matching fabric belt, but I wanted to style it with this white belt. Especially when there's a buttons over the bust, you want to make sure you get the right size for your bust!
Besides the fact that Love ur Look makes adorable, fun, retro-style dresses, I also love that they are an ethical company. You can check out information about this on their website, under the "about love ur look" section. They create their clothing in India and the UK, and with working standards such as no discrimination, and humane working hours. Love ur Look also donates profits to an animal hospital in India, which makes me happy to hear, as I LOVE animals!  The brand is based in the UK, but ships internationally. 
 I suggest you check out this company, if you haven't yet. Here's a link to the dress I'm wearing below: http://www.loveurlook.co.uk/pink-candy-print-dress/, and this print also comes in another dress stye: http://www.loveurlook.co.uk/pink-candy-collar-dress/. There's plenty of cute style to choose from!











Dress: c/o Love ur Look
Brooch: DNJ Retro (Erstwilder)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Mascara Kelly

Hello there! Today is so nice out, it's in the low 70's. I'm not doing too much; just been cleaning, did laundry, ran an errand, and worked out. I'll be going to Target later, too. Thursday night I met a couple friends at a restaurant/bar, and we sat outside for the first time there, which was really nice. It was really warm out and sunny that day, and the outside seating area was quite big. They had sand outside, leading up to a deck that has a boat on it, and bartenders work inside the boat, and serve you from there. There wasn't an outside bartender when we were there, so we got drinks inside, and brought them outside to a table. Bob and I are going to go back on a weekend night and check it out, I'm sure there will be outside bartenders then. 
Last night Bob and I went to Bethlehem, PA. We went out to eat at Brew Works, my favorite restaurant. Luckily, it wasn't too crowded, and we didn't have to wait long at all for our food to come out. It can get very crowded there Friday nights and Saturdays. After we left there, we headed to the casino. We weren't there long at all, and I didn't do any gambling, but Bob did a little. I just love going out to places on the weekends when it's nice out, and taking advantage of the beautiful weather. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Bernie Dexter mascara print Kelly dress. I loveee the neon-ish color scheme of the dress. I love the Kelly style dress more than any other Bernie dresses. You just can't beat a good shirt dress, in my opinion! I also love the adorable mascara print, and I do love mascara. I can't leave home without it on. I won't leave home without wearing at least blush and mascara; those are my two absolute essentials!









Dress: Bernie Dexter
Brooch: Erstwilder
Earrings: Etsy
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!
 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bright Blue Peasant

Hello there! Oy my gosh, the weather today was pure perfection! It was 75 and so sunny, and that to me, is my absolute favorite weather. After having so much gloomy weather lately, this was a nice relief. It's supposed to be the same tomorrow, and I'm meeting my friends after work at a restaurant/bar, and hopefully the outdoor bar is open, so we can check it out! When it's nice out like this, I take advantage of eating/drinking outside as much as possible. Have to take advantage of it while it's here! When I left work today, my steering wheel was actually hot to the touch, which hasn't happened since probably the beginning of September. Bring on summer!
In the pictures below I'm wearing one of my new Pin Up Girl Clothing peasant tops. I received two today, this one and a yellow one. I now own six. They are a great, flattering top. I love the fit of them. They zip in the back, so it creates a more form fitting shape. This is my absolute favorite shade of blue, and when PUG first showed a preview of it, I was thinking it would probably pair perfectly with my Oblong Box Shop furniture skirt, and luckily it really does! 








Top: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Skirt: The Oblong Box Shop
Brooch: DNJ Vintage (Erstwilder)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Retrospec'd Fruit

Hello there! Today I'm going to my parent's house to celebrate Mother's Day, and my grandparents will be there, too. The weather's been so dreary here for the past week or so, and today it's quite cloudy as well. I just can't until we regularly start having sunny days in    the 70's!
This Thursday I'll be meeting a couple of friends at a bar/restaurant after work. Hopefully, it's nice enough out that we can sit at the new outside bar, which we haven't been able to sit at yet, because it wasn't warm enough previously. Friday Bob and I are going to Brew Works for dinner, so I'm excited for that, too. It's just so much more pleasant and fun to go to places in the late spring/summer/early fall, when it's not freezing out!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my fruit print Retrospec'd dress that I got at Viva Las Vegas. I've worn it a few times since I bought it. It's definitely one of my very favorite prints in my whole wardrobe. It looks just like 1950's fruit tablecloth. I love the print so much, that I bought it another Retrospec'd dress with the same print (just in a different style)! I've only done that once before, with a Trashy Diva print. This dres is perfect to wear to work too, bcause of the high neck; I don't even have to wear a bandeau, which is great.
 










Dress: Vendor at Viva Las Vegas (Retrospec'd)
Bracelets: Etsy
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Vegas, Part III

Hello there! This is my final post about our recent trip to Vegas. In my previous two posts, I covered Wednesday night - Saturday night, and all of the time we spent at Viva. Viva was also going on on Sunday, but we didn't go to it that day. I had done everything I wanted to do there, and plus, I didn't want to make my husband go back again, ha. He had already been so patient, doing everything I wanted to do, and hanging out with my friends. So, on Sunday we took it a lot slower. We walked down the strip a bit, farther then we had gone on previous days that trip. We went in the Bellagio to see the gorgeous flower/seasonal artistic display. They have the most amazing displays! I make sure to check it out on every Vegas trip; it's a must see! We went to the Flamingo and checked out the flamingos, fish and other birds there, in the back. It's really pretty out in the back where the animals are. At night we met up one final time with my friend Lisa and her friend Hannah. We met at Golden Tiki. Bob and I prefer Frankie's and had wanted to go back there, but Lisa really wantd to go to Golden Tiki, so we went there instead. One perk at Golden Tiki is they have a huge shell you can pictures in, which we of course took advantage of (see below)! If it's kitsch, count me in.
It was Bob's birthday on Monday, and our last full day in Vegas (we left Tuesday morning). We walked around the strip during the day, and I popped in a couple of stores. For dinner we went to Peppermill, a funky diner that's been around about sixty years. We had never been there before. It's neat looking inside, with flamingo stained glass lamps, and a shaker of rainbow sprinkles on every table. I got pancakes, which I hadn't had in a longgg time. They were HUGE, and very good. I had been excited to check out their firepit lounge, and have drinks there, but unfortunately the lounge was closed for a private party. Bob and I were disappointed. He had also wanted to go the Riveria casino next door to Peppermill, to do some gambling, but we found out that night that it's permanently shut down! So, the night ended up being a let down, especially for Bob. I felt bad, since it was his birthday and all. Also, I had a cold, and wasn't feeling well, so I wasn't in the best of moods anyway. 
We ended up taking an Uber to the Flamingo, and got out there, and walked back up the strip to our hotel. He did some gambling here and there. Since I wasn't feeling well, I just wanted to go back to the room, and take it easy, before waking up early for out flight the next morning. 
We had a great time at Viva, and it's always hard to go back to "reality". The way I feel when I'm at Viva is hard to articulate. It's just wonderful to see so many gorgeous people with like minded interests as me, particularly fashion interests, ha. It truly must be seen to be believed.




The Bellagio display
















Inside Peppermill