Sunday, April 14, 2019

In Full Bloom with Karina Dresses

Spring is In Full Bloom and so is the new Karina Dresses Collection!  It features dresses that are perfect for the glorious season.  You'll get a wide variety of styles and prints with this new release. Pastels to bolds and solids to florals, there's something for everyone's style!  I am wearing my favorite print, Secret Garden in the Tara Dress. This beautiful teal shade has florals with pastel pink and black accents. It's a great dress for any day of the week or occasion!  I am loving the Tara. It has a mid calf length on the full skirt, which is great for my height. This style also features a relaxed waist with no tight waistband, perfect for a dressy yet comfortable look. The neckline is a sweetheart shape and there are no sleeves.






You're going to love the wrinkle free material that you will get with every Karina Dresses Dress!  It makes for the perfect travel outfit.  You'll need one for each day! The micro-fiber fabric is machine washable as well.










Karina Dresses are proudly made in the U.S.A.










The Tara is available is sixes XS-3XL.  There is also a handy size guide on the site, so you'll find the perfect fit. I'm wearing the XL here. 






I'm always impressed with the quality and design details on my Karina Dresses and I highly recommend them! Head on over to Karina Dresses and find the perfect ones for yourself! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Spring is Here!

Finally, Springtime has arrived!  The weather has been great after so many weeks of constant rain.  I love this time of year!  The flowers and tress and trees are just gorgeous that have started to bloom.  It also makes me feel like actually putting a dress on fixing up lol!  This particular dress is one that is perfect for the season and throughout the summer too. I love bold tropical colors and especially this one with my favorite color of blue as the background!  The 50's Layla Floral Cross Over Dress in Royal Blue from Top Vintage is stunning! It has a generous fit with material that has stretch to it.  You'll love the fitted bodice that is a wrap over style. The wrap is tied with straps that you can style however you like. Mine are tied to a bow here. It has a v neck and you can make it more conservative or more revealing depending on the look you want to go for.  The Layla has cap sleeves and a full skirt that hits mid calf.  This style is truly one that I think anyone can wear and look great in it! 










Top Vintage is the leading source for all of your vintage repro needs. There you will find hundreds of dresses, skirts, sweaters, coats, bags and more!  They have a wide variety of vintage reproduction shoes, sure to make any lady happy.  There is also a section for beauty books and products! You'll be able to search brand, style, color or size to find the perfect item. Their site is very easy to navigate.  Make sure to check out topvintage.net!

My accessories include earrings and bangles from Splendette and Bow and Crossbones.  It's always fun to add jewelry when doing a tiki look!  I also adore this cascade of blue orchids for my hair from Shazam Pinup Hair Flowers. I chose a contrast for heels and wore the Green Layla's from Bettie Page Shoes. 

Photos: Pinup Power Photography

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Rock n Romance Houndstooth Shirtwaister

The "Lola" Shirtwaister Dress in Large Black & White Houndstooth print is the perfect black and white dress for any occasion.  I love the bold print, as it can be really fun or more sophisticated. This style dress from Rock n Romance is very comfortable and easy to wear, it's soft material flows nicely. It features a solid black collar and contrasting red belt for a great pop of color.  I chose red accessories to continue on with the theme.  The Shirtwaister has larger black buttons on the bodice as well. The skirt hits mid calf and has a perfect amount of fullness to it.  This dress is available in sizes UK 8-18. 

Rock n Romance is a family owned company who's passion for vintage style truly shows. You will fall in love with the dresses, blouses, skirts, trousers and everything they offer in their range.  They also stock clothing from other designers.  They have a wide range of sizes from UK 6-24.  All of their items will be limited edition or unique, so grab it while you can! 









I am wearing Bettie Page Shoes in the Sadey style in red.  They are so comfortable and visually pretty! I love the red patent leather look with vintage style trim and bow detail. As always with Bettie Page Shoes, you will get the awesome leopard print soles! 

My jewelry is by Bow and Crossbones.  The red earrings and bangle are from the Hazel Fakelite Collection. The black one is a Rita Diamante Bangle.  I love mixing up bangle styles! Be sure to visit Bow and Crossbones for a huge selection of vintage reproduction and deadstock items! 

Photos: Pinup Power Photography 

Monday, January 7, 2019

It's a New Year!

Reach for the stars this New Year! I have thought a lot about things I need to work on personally and financially and hope to reach those goals of mine that I have set!  Do you make goals or resolutions for New Year's?  One thing we can all get on board with is shining a little more, through your actions and even through your wardrobe!  Yes, believe me and go that extra step each day to make yourself  feel good!  You may put a little extra makeup on or do your hair, but feeling better about yourself will make you a better person to others!  I have to tell myself that more this year.  Successful people get up, get ready and get it done! 




One designer that truly shines is Gatsbylady London!  If you are looking for anything from a flapper dress to a maxi style and even casual day wear, you can find it here.  These dresses are so gorgeous! I am wearing the Vegas Fringe Flapper Dress in Gold.  It's a dream come true adorned with thousands of glass beads and pearl sequins. It includes a matching slip as well.  You'll love shimmying with the bead fringe along the bottom! Gatsbylady London dresses are available in a wide range of sizes 0-26. They are made with the highest quality and hand embellished designs.  Designer Rojda Hoda has really brought her lifelong passion of designing to life with this gorgeous brand!  Gatsbylady London was founded in 2010. 




I loved wearing this style and accessorizing with a matching headband.  This one is the Eliza Flapper Headband in Gold.  There is a great selection of headbands, turbans and shawls to add to your look.  You can even find coordinating bags and heels at Gatsbylady! I have never tried the casual day wear line, but I definitely want to! 

Photos: Brooklyn Brat Images

Monday, December 10, 2018

Faith Swing Dress- Glamour Bunny

Add some glamour this December with a stunning dress from Glamour Bunny.  The Faith Swing Dress is flirty, glamorous and just simply beautiful.  It will be the stand out dress of the parties you attend!  This style hugs your curves and provides coverage, while still giving you a subtle sexy style.  I love the 1/2 sleeves with the collared v-neck.  It has pretty button details and of course, my favorite swing style skirt.  It is very full and provides plenty of room for a petticoat if you choose.  The length falls below the knee. The material does provide a little stretch and Glamour Bunny provides a sizing chart to make sure you get the best fit. It is available in XS-XXL. I highly recommend one of these styles this season!  You can also get the Faith Dress in a pencil style if that is your preference.  














Glamour Bunny has been making high quality, stunning clothing items since 2008.  They have really made it easy for women with hourglass figures to find great fitting clothes. They are designed in the UK and styles are available online and in some stores all over the world.   You will definitely turn heads wearing Glamour Bunny!  






I chose all red accessories with a clear bag to really show off this red theme outfit.  My earrings and bangles are from Bow and Crossbones.  They are the Snake Charmer and Sally Snake Charmer Bangles, paired with the Snake Charmer Carved Fakelite Earrings. The intricate details inside this collection are really cool! They can be found on bowandcrossbones.com. 







This stunning reproduction lucite bag is from Kookidelou.  She designs these bags and even lucite heels!  It's worth treating yourself for sure.  I have gotten so many compliments on my bag! Now, they are limited edition and only less than 100 remain. 


Every look must be complete with some amazing shoes.  You can find a heel for every occasion with Bettie Page Shoes.  These comfy 3" heels are easy to wear and they do look great!  They are the Jolie style and feature a suede and leather look mix with a pretty bow detail. I love the leopard bottoms on all of the Bettie Page Shoes! 


Enjoy the Christmas season with your family and friends and don't forget to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday. It's the most magical time of the year!  I wish you all the happiness, cheer and joy this time brings. I hope you can help someone in need or spend some time with someone who is alone.  You never know what a difference you can make with just a small gesture!  


Photos: Pinup Power Photography 

Addison Striped Swing Dress- Voodoo Vixen

Step out in style this holiday season in the Addison Striped Swing Dress from Voodoo Vixen.  This dress will make feel you feel so festive and elegant!  It's fun to wear because of the gorgeous tri-color stripes in lush green, blue and burgundy.  The skirt is very full and just right for twirling.  You'll love the fitted bodice and wide waist band, it's very flattering.  I also adore the capped sleeves.  I'll be wearing a cardigan when the temperatures drop. This dress will take you all the way through the season and I think it's a great choice for all ear long. It has pockets too!  You can find this from Voodoo Vixen in sizes S-XXL and even in their Vixen Curve line up to 4 XL! I highly recommend it for comfort and style. 













Voodoo Vixen creates beautiful clothing with the eras from the 20's to the 60's in mind.  You'll find high quality reproduction clothing reminiscent of the days gone by while still looking modern. Voodoo Vixen will have an outfit for any special event you need to dress for!  They also offer sizing for all women. Find them on the Voodoo Vixen web page or at retailers around the world. 




I wore a turban from Jazzafine that you can find on Etsy. Her designs are so amazing!  This one is a gorgeous green velvet with floral accents.  I love the look these turbans give!  They are easy to wear and look so pretty.  Just put your hair up in a twist or bun, add your turban and go! 

My jewelry is from Bow and Crossbones fakelite collection and for this look I'm wearing chocolate brown and mulberry.  Stacking bangles is so fun! I always look forward to seeing what combos I can come up with when I am putting together and outfit.  Get your collection going with Bow and Crossbones! 

Lastly no look is complete without matching heels.  These adorable heels are from Bettie Page Shoes.  They are very comfortable and I urge you to check them out for many styles that you will love. This pair is the Bailey. The bow detail and lace look trim make this shoe really stand out and give it a vintage feel.

As December is upon us, I want to wish you a joyous Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I enjoy bringing you my looks every month and look forward to what next year brings! Don't forget to slow down a little over the holidays and reflect on the true meaning. Enjoy spending time with family and friends!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Plaid Perfection Thanksgiving!

There's no better time to purchase one of those Karina Dresses you have had your eye on!  Happy Thanksgiving!  You can get 30% off your purchase using code GIVETHANKS at checkout.  You'll want one of the original dresses while traveling over the holidays and enjoying all of those yummy meals.  The material is always wrinkle free and it's so comfortable and has stretch to it!  This is my favorite style the Margaret.  It's a longer length that features a built in tie waist and crossover v-neck bodice. This one is the short sleeve version and there are also some in 3/4 sleeves available.  I will style it with a cardigan or jacket when the temps are cooler.  I love this Plaid Perfection Signature Karina Print too!  It's the perfect look for fall and this Thanksgiving.




Karina Dresses are proudly made in the USA, right in the Hudson Valley,  NY. 





I love wearing boots with my dresses!





This look was very easy to style and so comfortable.  You can wear this just about anywhere!  I put my hair up and added a gorgeous golden mustard velvet turban from Jazzafine. pieces full of verve.  Her gorgeous handmade items can be found on Etsy.






My bangles and earrings are from Bow and Crossbones in chocolate brown and mulberry.








Photos: Pinup Power Photography