Sunday, August 30, 2015

Nesting Dolls Tatyana Dress

Hello there! Today Bob and I are just going to relax at home; I'm going to work out, read, and watch TV. Oh yea, I'm also going to begin packing, since we're going away this week to New Orleans! I kind of can't believe it's so soon, but that may be because we booked it only a month ahead of time, so I didn't have too much time to countdown to it! Tomorrow night we are going to my grandmother's, and meeting my dad there.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Tatyana nesting dolls dress! I received it yesterday; I had ordered it from eBay. This is my first Tatyana brand item that I've bought. I had been eyeing this dress for about five months, and finally decided to take the plunge. I really like the shape of the dress; it's similar to Pin Up Girl Clothing Jenny dresses, except there's no boning in the top part. I love how full the skirt is. The material isn't as thick as Jenny dresses, but I still like the material. The print is vibrant and adorable! Part of the reason I debated ordering it for so long, is because in some pictures I saw of it, the print looked too dark for me, but in others it didn't. I was happy to find that the print is bright. I could've worn a size down in the waist, and probably could've squeezed my chest into a size smaller, too. I didn't want to have to return it though, and it's nice to have some extra room all over, plus with the belt, no one can tell it's big. This is another great novelty print to have in my wardrobe! 

Dress: eBay (Tatyana)
Necklace: Francesca's Collections

Brooch: Deer Arrow
Earrings: Etsy (MouseMarket)

Clutch: eBay (Betsey Johnson)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday Stars

Hello there! Last night I went to Panera with my good friend, and afterwards my mom came over to visit Bob & me, and then Bob & I went to Target. It was busier night than I'm used to, ha! This weekend will be pretty quiet for us, though.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Heart of Haute dress that came in the beginning of the week. I really LOVE the print! I wasn't sure in person what the colors would be like, and how big the stars would be, but both are just perfect. I love how the pink, orange, and yellow stars look against the teal background.This is also my first Heart of Haute dress in this style. I love the shape of the dress, and would definitely but this in different colors. There's none on the website right now that I have to have, but they are coming out with new harlequin prints in a couple months or so, that I really want. There is a cat print that's on pre-order now, and won't ship until November. I do want the red skirt with cats on the bottom of it, but I'm not going to order it now.  
When I was at Wal*Mart Wednesday night, a woman who worked there came up to me, and was raving about my shoes. I was wearing the same pink Iones that I'm wearing in these pictures. It's funny to see the reactions I get from things that I'm wearing. I haven't seen anyone in my area who dresses anything like me, so I definitely "stand out". I am a naturally shy person, so, it's not comfortable for me to be stared at/get attention in public. It's fine if someone compliments me on something I'm wearing, but sometimes people are just weird about it, or just stare, and not say anything, or they'll say something loud enough for me to hear, but say it to the person they're with, and not actually to me.   

Dress: Heart of Haute
Necklace: Modcloth
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Dress Fit For A Picnic

Hello there! This week has been going pretty slowly, unfortunately. We are going to New Orleans for part of next week, and I'm so very excited for that!! Time always slows down before vacation, it's just a fact. I've of course been thinking about what clothing/shoes/accessories I'll be packing for quite awhile now, ha. It'll mostly be Trashy Diva clothing. The only Trashy Diva stores are in New Orleans, and I can't wait to shop there.
This Friday I'm meeting my good friend for dinner at Panera, and then my mom is coming over to visit Bob and I. We haven't seen my parents since before they left on their vacation at the beginning of the month.
I had a terrific mail day yesterday. I received my two new red gingham Trashy Diva dresses, as well as a Heart of Haute dress, and ice cream cone earrings. Luckily, all three dresses fit me pretty great. In the pictures below I'm wearing the Lena Picnic dress. I like it the best on me out of the three. I think it's especially flattering on my stomach area, which is always a bonus! I wasn't sure how my chest would fit, since that's usually an issue with any dress, but it fits well up there. There's a little room in the waist, due to the smocking on the side, but it's not huge or anything there. I ordered this dress and the other TD one I received in the larger size of the two I normally order, because I wanted to make sure the chest would fit. I could possibly have sized down in the other dress, but I can't in this one, because the chest fits just right in it.I love the gingham accents and white ribbon and flowers on the bottom. This is probaby one of my favourite TD dresses! When it's cooler out, I can just add a cropped white cardigan. But, right now it's very hot, so this dress is perfect as is for the weather.
I'm also wearing my new ice cream cone earrings in the pictures. They're smaller than I 
thought they'd be, but super cute! I can't get enough of sweets polymer clay jewelry.

Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace, Earrings: Etsy
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Rainbow Harlequin

Hello there! I'm so glad that the weekend is here, once again. I don't have a lot going on this weekend either, and once again, Bob is working on a Satuday. But, three Saturdays and two Sundays in September I already have plans for, so that'll be a nice change of pace. In the beginning of September Bob and I are going to New Orleans for a short trip. I'm extremly excited to go back to my favorite city. We'll only be there three full days and part of a night. But, it's better than nothing obviously. One good thing is, we know all the spots we want to hit, since we were there for ten days last time. We got to see a lot last time. There is at least one new place we'll be going to though; there's a new tiki bar/resturant that's opened up earlier this year.
In the pictures below I'm wearing one of my very favorite prints. I also have this print in a skirt. I wear them both frequently, and this color scheme is my favorite of all my harlequin prints. I didn't discover it until it was sold out on the Heart of Haute site, and they were pretty hard to track down, but I'm so glad I eventually found both in my size. It's such a bright, fun print, and it just makes me feel good when I'm wearing it! My Shoe Bakery ice cream flats match this dress really well, since there's a cream color and tan color in the dress.

 Dress: Cats Like Us (Heart of Haute)
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Earrings: Etsy (IncredInedible)
Flats: Shoe Bakery

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Seahorses & A Milkshake

Hello there! Well, we are making progress, the work week is more than halfway over. Monday night I went out for a drink in town with my good friend, and it was nice to catch up with her. I usally see her about once a week. It's great having her live so close to me. We both moved out of our parent's house at the same time, to the same town (over three years ago now.) Tonight I'm going to relax with Bob at home. We are going to watch more  "3o Rock". We're re-watching the whole series now, on Netflix. We've see the whole series at least two other times before, but it never gets old! I still crack up all the time from it. It's seriously one of my favorite comedies ever! All of the main characters are hilarious, and so are a lot of the guest stars.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Hell Bunny sea horse dress. I just adore this print! It's so cute. It probably looks "childish" to a lot of people, but that's fine. I think it's a great print, and don't mind looking "childish". Some people might think a lot of my wardrobe and jewelry look "childish" actually, but I don't think about that.

Dress: Modcloth (Hell Bunny)
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite, Atomicmingo)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Big Polka Dots

Hello there! I'm not doing too much today, just reading, working out, and watching TV/relaxing with Bob. I may run to Marshall's and Target, too. The next two nights I'm meeting up with a friend (different friend each night), which will be nice.
In the pictures below I'm wearing one of my Hell Bunny polka dot dresses. I bought this one from Modern Pinup over a year ago. I don't wear it that often, and I'm not sure why. I adore this shade of blue, plus I like the fun, bigger polka dots! I have two other Hell Bunny polka dot dresses with smaller polka dots. The fruit necklace I'm wearing is my favourite of my fruit necklaces, and the blue in it matches this dress so perfectly.

Dress: Modern Pinup (Hell Bunny) 
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Earrings: Etsy (IncredInedible)
Hair flower: Claire's
Heels: Modcloth (B.A.I.T. Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Pastel Scotties

Hello there! It's going to be a very hot (90 degrees) & sunny weekend here. Bob is working today. I was going to go to the beach with a friend, but for some reason, I just don't feel like it. Not sure why. I'm going to clean the apartment, do laundry, work out, and get some outside outfit pictures in. 
We have gone to pretty much everywhere I wanted to go this summer for day trips. We could go back to some of those places (like New York City, New Hope, etc.), but I don't really want to spend the money, because in September we are going away twice! After that, it'll be awhile before we go on another trip. We will be going away in April (not sure where yet), so the only time we'd go away between September is April is may for one night, somewhere close.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Hell Bunny scottie dog skirt. It's actually the only animal print I have in my wardrobe! Surprisingly, I have yet to own any cat prints. There is a new Heart of Haute atomic cat print that's available for pre-order now, though, and I do like it. I may order the red skirt...we'll see. This outfit is pretty bastel/white based, so it's definitely paler than most of my outfits. But, that's okay with me. I don't always need to be SUPER bright! I love the pastel pink & blue together. My seahorse necklace and diner brooch match it so well. 

Top: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Skirt: Amazon (Hell Bunny)
Necklace, Brooch, Earrings: Etsy
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Strawberry Fields....Again!

Hello there! Tonight Bob and I went to Panera with my grandmother, for her 88th birthday. We had a good time. We're just going to relax at home now. This week hasn't been going that fast for me...hopefully the next two work days speed up. 
I don't have too much going on this weekend as of yet, but next Monday and Tuesday I'm seeing a friend each night. One of the friends I'm seeing I haven't seen since May, so it'll be really nice to catch up with her. 
The dress I'm wearing in the pictures below I received in the mail yesterday, from Collectif Clothing in England. It's my second piece of that brand. I LOVE this dress! I already had a Modcloth Bea & Dot skirt in this same print, which I posted a blog about on Sunday.  The print is just so darn cute. I certainly do love a great food/novelty print! I had been thinking of ordering the dress for months, and finally went for it when it was half off recently, plus free shipping! It was quite a great deal. I wasn't sure how it would look on my bust, but luckily I think it looks fine.

Dress: Collectif Clothing
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye fo now!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Strawberry Fields

Hello there! It's another gorgeous day outside. Hopefully I can take some more outside outfit pictures today. Today's going to be a pretty typical quiet Sunday at home for us. Wednesday we'll be going to Panera for dinner with my grandmother, for her 88th birthday. My parents are on vacation right now, or else they'd come with us.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Modcloth Bea & Dot strawberry skirt that I snagged on eBay recently. I missed the skirt when it was on the Modcloth website (it's since sold out). I'm so glad I was able to fianlly find it on eBay! I obviously love a good food print, and this skirt is no exception. I love the pairing of my strawberry brooch & necklace with this skirt. It's probably "overboard" to some people, but definitely not to me! I pair this white Pin Up Girl Clothing peasant top with so many skirts. I love the structure of the top, and it's quite comfortable. I also have it in lime green, which obviously doesn't match nearly as many of my skirts. I really wish PUG would hurry up & restock the shirt in red & pink in my size, because I definitely need those colours, too!

Top: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Skirt: eBay (Bea & Dot/Modcloth)
Necklace, brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: Modcloth (B.A.I.T. Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

More Red Waterlilies

Hello there! Yay, the weekend is here, and the weather is just perfect again! It's sunny & warm, but not humid or too warm. Bob is working today, and I'll be home doing my chores. I went out for a drink in town last night, with my good friend. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new to me Trashy Diva Red Waterlilies Sweetie dress. I adore this print so much. I just love yellow & red paired together. I lreally love these bold buttons, too! I got the dress from a TD Facebook group. It's big on me though, as I knew it would be, since it's a bigger size than I normally wear in TD. But, this dress is very hard to find, so that's why I went for it. The matching belt that came with the dress didn't define my waist enough, so I paired this black belt with it. My brooch blends right into the dress! I usually wear 1950's style/shapes of dresses & skirts, but I also love some 1940's shapes, and this dress is a perfect 1940's style! I have this same print in another TD dress, the L'Amour style. I think the L'Amour is more flattering on me. But, it's nice to have this option as well, to wear to work without any cardigan or bandeau.

Dress: Facebook Group (Trashy Diva)
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Red Lana

Hello there! I'm so glad that tomorrow is Friday! Tonight I'm just working out and watching TV/relaxing. I'm going out for a drink with my good friend tomorrow. I haven't seen her in a couple of weeks; she had been away on vacation. We usually see each other about once a week. I don't really have other weekend plans, as of yet. Bob is working on Saturday again. So, I'll get to clean the apartment, do laundry, and work out without any distractions, ha. He doesn't really distract me himself, but sometimes I want to stop what I'm doing and talk to him/just relax with him. But, I like to get my "chores" over with and out of the way by early Saturday afternoon.
Today in the mail I received the Pin Up Girl Clothing red Lana dress. I had wanted it for a long time, but missed it before it sold out from the website. I just bought it from the Pin Up Girl Clothing Swap & Sell group on Facebook. As you may have noticed by now, I have a thing for red dresses! This one is just gorgeous. The material is very thick, and it fits me great. I can never be sure if dresses will fit my chest, but this one zips all the way up easily. It's darker in person that it was on the website, but that's okay. I'm wearing the dress in the pictures below. I was wearing clear bra straps, but for some reason in the pictures they look maroon!

Dress: Facebook Group (Pin Up Girl Clothing)
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: Modcloth (B.A.I.T. Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

So Many Popsicles

Hello there! This weekend has been another sunny, gorgeous one. It was quite warm yesterday, but luckily not humid! Bob and I were thinking of going to either NYC for the day or to the shore, but opted to just go to dinner in Bethlehem. He hasn't fixed his car yet, so we didn't want to take my car all the way to the shore, since mine is pretty old. I don't like to take it on long trips, just in case something goes wrong. We decided not to go to NYC because it was supposed to be even hotter there, and we thought it would be uncomfortably hot to walk around & take the subway (it's crazy hot down where you wait for the subway!). We may not go to the city until September. We usually go at the end of September for my birthday. 
I relaxed for a bit when we got back from Bethlehem, and then met my friend (who I hadn't see in awhile) at the movies at 10:30 to see "Train Wreck". I had never heard Amy Schumer's comedy before. There were some parts that were quite funny, but others that weren't. I thought it was an okay movie, and my friend didn't really like it. I hadn't been to the movies in a longggg time. Bob and I never go anymore, we just occassionally buy movies through "on demand" on our TV. The movie didn't get out until 1:00 a.m.! I haven't been out that late in forever, other than on vacation, ha. 
Today's going to be a quiet one. Bob and I are staying at home. He's going to cook and bake for the coming week. Tomorrow is my sister's going away party! I can't believe how fast it came.

Dress: Modcloth
Necklace: Etsy (IncredInedible)
Clutch: New Look

Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!