Friday, February 9, 2018

Garden Party with Karina Dresses

This Spring you're all invited to a Garden Party with Karina Dresses and trust me, you won't want to miss it!  The new collection of florals is fabulous!  I love every single dress. The one that I am featuring is a favorite style of mine, the Margaret Dress in Teal Boho Blossoms.  This dress is so feminine, you will feel great wearing it!  I love the colors together, the blue with the dusty pink and ivory flowers just looks gorgeous.  The Margaret features the wide flattering waistband with a built in tie belt. It has 3/4 sleeves which is great is great for the transitioning temperatures. The bodice is a crossover v-neck. One thing that makes the Margaret one of my favorite Karina styles is the longer mid calf length!  This is the perfect dress for a date, wedding party or really anytime you want to look amazing! 











The Margaret Dress is made the USA with wrinkle free material and it's perfect for traveling with!  Spring Break is coming up, so you definitely need one for that trip! 












Karina Dresses are available in sizes XS-XXL, making women of shapes and sizes feel confident and look beautiful!






Accessories we fun to put together with this.  I chose pink and blue shades.  My turban is from Jazzafine and I have really enjoyed this look and it's a great fast fix!  I'm wearing some gorgeous earrings from Luxulite.  Now they are snowflakes, but we're still in winter!  I stacked bangles from Splendette in glitter and carved fakelite.  The Lola Von Rose vintage reproduction in pink is a great purse for a Spring look!  Finally, my heels are from the new SS18 Bettie Page Shoes Collection.  They are so cute and actually very comfortable!  I recommend them for sure.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Hearts in Red and Blue

I love this time of year!  I love seeing all of the hearts and cheesy Valentine gifts!  It's a fun way to show someone a little extra love and appreciation.  Not that you shouldn't do it every other day of the year, but the 14th is especially fun. I think it's only appropriate to find an outfit that you will love wear too! I put this together with love on my mind!








It's a perfect chance to wear a new item from Hearts and Found . With Hearts and Found you are able to pick out your fabric and dress or skirt style for a custom look especially for you. This is the Lola skirt with full gathers all around.  It also features pockets, which is great!  Your skirt will come fully lined and with a metal zipper and button waistband. My pick was the Party Hearty in Sky Blue with Red Hearts.  I really love it and the handmade quality is excellent! 













Marjorie, the owner was wonderful to work with! Her Etsy shop is full gorgeous creations, some are ready to order or you can create a custom one.  Every step of the way she keeps contact with you to let you know the progress or any information she needs to make your dress or skirt perfect. Her business is located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Her love of vintage style has lead to an amazing business! I am very pleased with the whole process and recommend Hearts and Found for a beautiful wardrobe addition.

My Miss Fortune Simple Pleasures Off The Shoulders Top In Red Lurex was the perfect match for this look! This top is so versatile and it's sparkle makes it great for the Valentine's! I love the off the shoulder look and added buttons for extra detail.

I had some fabulous accessories to wear with this.  My bangles and earrings are from Splendette.  I mixed the large red clear Starbrite bangle with small blue carved Fakelite and glitter styles.  My earrings and brooch are the Clear Red Hearts. I am wearing a Luxulite necklace in red with gold hearts. Take a look at the Luxulite Etsy shop ad pick some items to complete your look. I know you fall in love with everything there! My hat is an amazing red velvet vintage one that I was lucky enough to come across antiquing. 

Photos: Pinup Power Photography 



Sunday, January 7, 2018

Ringing in the New Year!

I can't believe that 2018 is here!  Time has flown by and so many great memories have been had. I always like to reflect back over the year and think of things I would like to change for the New Year or that I wish I had done in the past! One thing that I know I can do better with is keeping in touch with people. Not just by text or email, but actually calling them or going to lunch or something.  A busy as we all are it's really important to step back and realize that nothing beats a good laugh and conversation in person with a great friend!  I am going to keep this as one of my personal goals in 2018.  It will help me in personal growth as well as with my real estate business. I have to break out of my shell and talk to everyone!

This leads to me to what this article is actually about and that's the amazing company My Vintage Look out of Nashville, TN.  You may be familiar with them from shows such as the Nashville Boogie where her styles graced the runway in the fashion show.  Owner Stacy Davidson also made a trip to The Rockabilly Reckoning, one of our Georgia shows. It was great seeing all of her gorgeous dresses and accessories in person. The Day at the Vineyard Dress in Call Me print is the perfect dress for my New Year's theme!  It is a novelty print with antique phones and call me all over it!  The dress is completely cute! It features a plunge v-neck wrap look.  It has double halter straps and one is an adjustable shoulder strap, so you can get extra support. The skirt is a very full circle and falls below the knee.  It also has pockets! The material is 100% cotton.  I love the style and fit of this one.  Ringing in the New Year will be a breeze in the Call Me dress!





Stacy started 9 years ago selling authentic vintage and then decided to launch her own line last Spring.  That is when MVL was born! You can find many styles and patterns to suit you within her company.  They are timeless and flattering pieces, you'll fell confident wearing.  They are also made in Nashville, which is a bonus!  Be on the lookout for Stacy and MVL at festivals and shows this year and I'm sure you'll fall in love the line too!










I accessorized with fun heels from Lola Ramona!  I love the Elsie style for it's comfort and style. Lola Ramona is know for their quirky styles. You can never have too many fun heels and boots! 

My hair flower is by Jazzafine. pieces full of verve. You can find her lovely creations on Etsy. I love her classic style on fascinators and her turbans. 

The earrings I have on are from Bow and Crossbones.  They are so sparkly and gorgeous on! They are the Tear Drop style in red glitter.  

I was lucky enough to have the perfect setting to capture these looks at Junk Drunk Jones inn Canton, GA.  There you have a blast looking for vintage finds and awesome antiques!  

Photos: Pinup Power Photography 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year- New Nora Dress

It's the New Year and it's a great time for a new collection from Karina Dresses!  This Nora Dress with a tropical print will have you dreaming of a warm day at a resort!  It's the perfect travel dress for anytime of the year though.  I love this new print with palm leaves. I can always get excited for tropical and tiki prints!  The Nora Dress has a v-neck wrap style front and also features a v-neck on the back bodice and gathered details.  It has little capped sleeves.  This style features the wide flattering waistband that I love too.  The skirt is full and is a knee length.  One of the best features to the Nora is that is has pockets!  I really like this Karina Dress, I would recommend it for your wardrobe for sure.  This style will look wonderful for many body shapes and sizes.  













The Nora Dress is made in America in the Hudson, Valley N.Y. Karina Dresses prides itself on making women of all ages and body types to feel beautiful in what they wear.  They have succeeded in that and have customers from all over the world!  You can find them at their shop in New York or boutiques in several states and of course online








You'll love this wrinkle free material!  It's so comfortable and perfect for packing in your suitcase. 







I am carrying my pretty pink vintage reproduction bag from Lola Von Rose.  They are available in several colors. 

My hair flowers are from Shazam Vintage Pin Up Hair Flowers and they complimented the dress perfectly. 


This dress is going to be so much fun style when Spring arrives!  I love the all of the colors with the navy background.  I can already picture myself by the pool sipping tropical drinks! 

Petrol Duchess- Vivien of Holloway

The minute I put on this 1950's Halterneck Petrol Duchess Dress, I felt like a princess! It is absolutely gorgeous.  It's full circle skirt sits right on your hips just under the very supportive and flattering boned bodice. It is perfect enough for a wedding, black tie event or a just a fun night on the town. I think it will be the perfect style for ringing in the New Year too! The material is satin and so dressy! It has no stretch, so measure accordingly. The is plenty of room to add a petticoat if desired. You can also get this dress in several other colors and prints. Many of the Vivien of Holloway dresses are limited edition, so make sure to get your order in when you see something you love.  





The Vivien of Holloway brand was born in 2000.  They make the most beautiful clothing in vintage style and have adapted it for the modern woman.  They offer a wide range of styles and sizes.








If you happen to be in London, you may go to the Vivien of Holloway shop on Holloway Road. or if you're like me, you can see them here at vivienofholloway.com.
Please tell them Buttercream Bettie sent you!

I am wearing sparkly earrings from Revere Folie.  They are part of the Christmas range, but I will wear them all year!  My heels are from Lola Ramona, who is known for fun show stopping shoes!  






Photos: Pinup Power Photography some photos shot in Junk Drunk Jones in Canton, GA. 




Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Eva Dress Mistletoe- Lady V London

Christmas is almost here and this a perfect dress for your festivities!  It's the Eva Dress in Mistletoe print from Lady V London.  The Eva dress has capped sleeves, a crossover v-neck and a fitted waist.  It has a full skirt that hits below the knee.  I love this style from Lady V!  You'll feel very put together wearing it.  It's a very flattering dress and you can wear it for work or play.  It does not have any zippers.  With all the style and comfort in this dress there's no need to look any further!  Don't delay, it's on sale over at the Lady V London site and you can get express delivery to have it in time.  The Eva is also available in other prints that are equally as gorgeous! This is a dress that will carry you through the whole winter season with it's rich colors and style.


















As with every Lady V London dress I have ever worn, the quality is exceptional.  You can really tell that they put a lot of focus on that.  They are consistent in sizing which is very important when ordering online. It's very frustrating when a company varies so much and you have to ship back. Just go by the chart and you should be good! 










I am wearing a gorgeous sparkly Priscilla earring and necklace set from Bow and Crossbones.  The green glitter is absolutely perfect for Christmas! 

My hair flower is by Shazam Vintage Pin Up Hair Flowers. It's a sparkly mix of a gold velvet glittered magnolia with gold glittered foilage and grape berries.  It's just stunning!

Heels: Saison in Black from Bettie Page Shoes

Photos: Pinup Power Photography 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Karina Dresses Winter Style

We just had a very unexpected snowfall in Georgia! It was so magical and we got like 8 inches here, which is huge for us!  It was the perfect time to get out my festive Margaret Dress in Cobalt Blue with Black Micro Dots. It is the most gorgeous color!  This dress will get you through your holiday parties and all the Christmas festivities with style and ease. You'll love the 3/4 sleeves and the fitted wide waistband. The skirt is a full circle and a great modest length that I love! The tie belt is attached. It has the crossover v-neck and really pretty gather details on the back.  Karina Dresses are always my go to for everyday wear. They are extremely comfortable and look so elegant. You'll always be sure too that no ironing will ever be needed with them. That makes it a great choice for traveling this season as well!  


















The Margaret is American made in the Hudson Valley, NY.  It is available in several other colors as well and a short sleeve version!
Karina Dresses are made for all body shapes and sizes. 







Here's a closer look at the gorgeous color and black micro dot print.







No fancy shoes this time!  I am wearing some stunning earrings from Revere Folie though.  They are so sparkly and perfect for dazzling your ears anytime! 

My hair flower is by Shazam Vintage Pin Up Hair Flowers. It's a sparkly mix of a gold velvet glittered magnolia with gold glittered foilage and grape berries.  It's just stunning!

Photos: Pinup Power Photography