Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pinup Wedding Style

There are many ways to incorporate a pinup, vintage or rockabilly feel to your wedding style.  Here I have done more of a classic pinup or vintage feel. I had this dress from Lindy Bop that I thought could be a perfect wedding dress.  I could picture an afternoon garden wedding wearing this!  This particular cocktail style dress is really cute and could be styled many ways.  It features a sheer overlay and peplum overlay.  It has a fitted bodice and flared skirt.  The dress is sleeveless, but you could add a shrug and change up the look!  I really like the simplicity of this dress, so it leaves a lot of room to add the accessories of your choice.  I decided to go simple with a fun pop in leopard heels!  I'm wearing a vintage hat and pearl jewelry.  I even thought about doing blue heels for "something blue". I did not a petticoat, but there is certainly room to if you would want that look.  

There are many vintage reproduction clothing companies that have options for wedding dresses. You'll just need to narrow down the style you are wanting.  Another option for a daytime wedding dress look is the halter neck style with a full circle skirt.  I think that is one of my favorite looks!  It's fun to add a pop of color in the belt and shoes with that style!  If you are wanting a more formal wedding, you could go very glamorous with a fishtail or mermaid style dress.  You could do an Old Hollywood theme wedding or even a dressy Rockabilly look with that style!  The possibilities are really endless in planning for your special day, just stay to yourself and you will shine! 

Dress: Lindy Bop Madison 
Photographer: Pinup Power Photography 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Timeless Trudy- Karina Dresses

It's time again for a great review of a new Trudy Dress from Karina Dresses!  This has quickly become one of my favorite dresses to style. Karina Dresses are absolutely perfect for the warm weather. They are lightweight and wrinkle free, but they have a dressy classic look too! I am loving this new print, Rosy Posy. It's so cute! The little dainty red flowers are outlined in blue patterns and it's a really catchy look. It will be great for Spring and Summer outings. The Trudy is dressy enough for weddings and parties or fun enough for picnics or just running around town. This style has a full coverage sweetheart neckline and a fitted waistband. I love the little capped sleeves on the Trudy as well! 

This red, white and blue beauty is an American made dress in the Hudson Valley, NY. Women of all shapes and sizes can enjoy wearing this style and all of the styles that Karina Dresses offers! All of the dresses I have tried have been so well made and flattering.  I am constantly impressed by the new prints too! I love colors and fun, so they are right up my alley. The Trudy dress is available in many prints in sizes 0-24. 

I wore my favorite red vintage hat and beads for this look. I liked the way it came together, it's a bit different than my usual look. I also added some fun red glasses for a change! 

Here's a closer look at the Rosy Posy print!

Head on over to Karina Dresses and stock up on new items for Summer wardrobe!  You'll love the original easy dress!!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Voodoo Vixen Primrose

I know this is not your typical riding attire, but I just had to pose with a motorcycle for the month of May! It is after all motorcycle awareness month.  Not only this month, but everyday, look for motorcycles on the road! Here in Georgia people ride pretty much year round, so always be on the lookout. I love the sound of my husbands motorcycle when I hear him coming back down our street after a ride! 

So about this gorgeous dress from Voodoo Vixen! It is the Primrose Black Wrap Dress. It has the most amazing fit and is so comfortable too.  No hassle with zippers or messing up your hair, just wrap and tie! It's that easy to look amazing. The embroidered patchwork flowers are placed so nicely along the side and one single flower on the opposite shoulder makes for a nice balance. It's not busy and it's the perfect touch for a sassy black dress. It does have plunging v neckline and cap sleeves. The waist is fitted with the tie and the skirt has some flare to it. It is a very stretchy jersey material. This dress can be styled many ways. It's absolutely perfect for a date, concert or car show etc. This style from Voodoo Vixen is available in sizes S-XL. It can be ordered directly from them or at many stockist worldwide. I love the look and can't wait to get many wears out of it this season!

Voodoo Vixen is a vintage inspired label that has unique styles for the modern woman. They are based out of London, but have in house designers in both London and L.A. here in the U.S. Their designs are always high quality and very pretty.  I have always been extremely pleased with Voodoo Vixen. 

I accessorized this look with bangles and earrings from Splendette. I wanted to bring out pops of color from the primrose patches. They are from the Fakelite and Starbrite Collections. They are available at Splendette.com or several stockists all across the globe. 

The hair flower is by Shazam Vintage Pin Up Hair Flowers and is a Fruity Black Orchid Trio Comb. I love the detail Shazam puts into their hair pieces! 

Special thanks to Joey Power for the amazing chopper to shoot with! It's a 2005 American Ironhorse Texas Chopper with 124 cubic inch S&S motor. It's fast, loud and definitely turns heads. 

Photos: Pinup Power Photography 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Megan Dress Teal Spring Breeze

With Spring here there is no better time to break out lots of color!  This Megan Dress from Karina Dresses features the most beautiful combination.  It's teal background with the floral print in blue, fuchsia and pink makes it stand out in the crowd! I have received so many compliments every time I wear it. This dress of course is wrinkle free material that Karina Dresses are known for. It's lightweight material is very comfortable. The flattering design of the dress features a wide waistband and skirt that is very full. I really love the cap sleeves on this one, they have cute gathered details on them. It does have a plunging neckline which wraps over for coverage. The length is just below the knee. I think this probably one of my favorite Karina Dresses so far! I love them all, but this one just really stands out. The great thing about them is the quality and price. I definitely recommend adding some into your wardrobe. There are so many beautiful prints available right now. This style comes in several other prints as well.  They will be perfect for your vacations, especially since they won't wrinkle in your suitcase!

You can feel great about your purchase from Karina Dresses too! They are made right here in the U.S.A. in the Hudson Valley, NY.  It will always be high quality and great for any body type. 

I had a lot of fun styling this. I wanted to accessorize with several colors in the dress! I chose to wear teal earrings that are vintage and pink and fuchsia bangles from Splendette. The bag and heels bring out the green and they are from Lola Ramona. I am one for lots of contrast in colors, but you can wear just about anything with this to bring your style out. This dress makes me happy, I hope you will find a Karina Dress to do the same!

Heels and bag are Lola Ramona

Bangles are by Splendette

Photos: Brooklyn Brat Images

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tutti Frutti 50's Dress- Hell Bunny

I am so thrilled with how much I love this dress and I think you will too!  Not only is the Tutti Frutti Hell Bunny Dress super cute, it's super comfortable and flattering too. The print on the 50's style dress is so fun! It's filled with lemons, watermelon, cherries, strawberries and oranges on a black background so they really pop.  It's the perfect print for Spring and Summer. I will be getting tons of use from this dress! The front and back has triangle cutouts on the bodice, which are really cool looking. The bodice is fitted and it has the huge full circle skirt that I love about Hell Bunny Dresses! You can fit a petticoat like I did or go without.  Either way the dress is very full. It comes with a black fabric belt, that sadly I forgot to put on during the on location shoot. I will be using it next time! The material does have a little stretch. The zipper is in the back. The 50's dress is available in a wide range of sizes. You can also get this print on tops, skirts and hair ties! I would definitely add one of these items for the season to your wardrobe. I'm thinking it will be perfect for vacation!

Hell Bunny is always one of my favorite companies to feature!  I love their edgier styles and the fun prints they are constantly putting out.  I can always fall in love with several of the new releases every season! This season for SS17 there are many items I believe you will love too. Hell Bunny has high quality clothing at affordable prices, which is a plus for most of us! There are also sizes from XS-4XL, so something for everybody. 

I love to accessorize!  I especially love to accessorize with a bangle stack of pretty colors from Splendette! This dress made it easy to mix and match a stack. I also wore the gold Splendette earrings.  

My hair flower is from Shazam Vintage Pin Up Hair Flowers.  It's the Lemon Yellow LuLu Clematis Arrangement Hair Flower Clip. 

Photos: Brooklyn Brat Images

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bonnie Blue Frill Dress- Joanie Clothing

Out with the old and in with the new, clothing that is!  It's time for Spring cleaning!  I always get the urge this time of year to purge old stuff. Although I am somewhat of a clothes hoarder, I do try to donate items I have not worn in a long time. Maybe it's all the new beautiful growth on tress and blooming flowers. It's very refreshing to me. Spring started so early this year, it's crazy.  Our cars are already getting covered with a light yellow haze and I know that means the heavy pollen is right around the corner! That part of Spring here is not so fun. There will be plenty of dusting, washing, sweeping and vacuuming in the near future.  My suggestion is when your chores are done, head on over to the Joanie Clothing site and treat yourself to some gorgeous new clothes! Joanie Clothing has the most adorable, unique designs.  My pretty light blue vintage inspired dress is called the Bonnie Blue Frill Tea Dress. It's made from a sheer material, with a built in slip lining. The frilly detail, cloth covered buttons, peter pan collar and pin tucks make this one of the prettiest dresses I have seen! I love the puffy sleeves too. The fit is very flattering and it comes with a thin white belt to accentuate your waist.  It zips on the side. This style is just what a lady needs for Spring outings.  It's comfortable, yet dressy enough for a brunch and modest enough for a church gathering. Needless to say, I am thrilled with it and will be wearing it a lot!  At Joanie Clothing you will find everything form dresses and skirts to jumpers, cardigans, blouses and accessories.  You can find UK sizes 8-22 there as well. They are passionate about making beautiful high quality clothes that many women can enjoy and feel beautiful in!

For my two looks for the Bombshell Vanity Article this month I wore my Heather Heels from Bettie Page Shoes.  They are so pretty in white and silver with leopard bottoms.  The heel is a great height since it's not too tall.  It's perfect for house work haha!  I also wore vintage earrings and hat. 

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