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

Monday, October 29, 2018

Bats and Cats Oh My!

Are you as excited about Halloween as I am?  I just love this time of year when the weather cools down and the leaves change to their gorgeous colors.  It's so refreshing! I love creepy things and cute spooky things too.  Dressing for the season is so fun even though I love it all year!  This outfit has been a favorite this year for sure!  I will be wearing this a lot even when Halloween has passed.  





The Bobbie Jumper in Bats Darkest Night from Miss Fortune is such an awesome sweater.  I have gotten tons of compliments every time I wear it!  The bats in flight with the moon and the black background are just perfect!  You need this in your wardrobe.  The fit and comfort are excellent as well.  It does have a good amount of stretch, so you could size down if you want.  You can use the guide to determine what size will work. The Bats are also available in Blood Moon, which is a red jumper and equally as amazing! 


Miss fortune began in 2005 with some handmade Rockabilly items and online sales.  Laura has grown over the years and now has wholesale items available all over!  She still offers handmade items and some items are manufactured in the UK.  I highly recommend her clothing! 











Let's talk about this cute Halloween Party Animals Skirt from Sweet Midnight!  This pleated beauty is so much fun to wear! The midi skirt has a ton of room for a petticoat if you choose.  I love the length as it falls just below the knee.  It has a hidden side zipper.  These skirts are made to order, so please allow up to 30 days for delivery.  Sweet Midnight is a great store to get your spooky clothing and accessories all year long!  They live the Halloween life! 











I accessorized with my favorite jewelry of the season from Bow and Crossbones.  It's the Corday Spiderweb items in Smoke, Orange and Clear.  I will wear them all the time though!

Heels: Lola Ramona
Photos: Pinup Power Photography 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Creepy Cute! Dolly and Dotty Tess Lace

Are you looking for a dress that's perfect for a Halloween look or a special festive occasion coming up?  The Tess Lace Embroidered Sleeved Dress from Dolly and Dotty is just what you need! It's a stunner!  The delicate lace detail covers the sleeves and chest and also trims the skirt.  The dress is a great fit too.  It's very comfortable to wear, while looking very dressy.  It has a fitted waist to accentuate your curves.  The full 50's style skirt is roomy enough for a petticoat if you choose.  I did not wear one for this look.  The cotton/ elastine material does have a little stretch, but use the handy sizing chart to find your fit.










Dolly and Dotty has a wide range of sizes from UK 8-26.  They offer rockabilly, pinup, formal styles and more.  I know you will love their clothing!  The quality is also excellent.  








The lace is gorgeous!








My bangles are Bow and Crossbones Corday Spiderwebs in Smoke, Orange and Clear.
I'm also wearing Bow and Crossbones earrings Barbie Hoops in Gold.  They are so perfect!

Heels: Lola Ramona
Hair piece: Deviously Sweet Designs

Photos: Brooklyn Brat Images