Monday, November 20, 2017

Plaid and Pies

the pretty dress company plaid hepburn swing dress

Happy Thanksgiving week! I don't know about you, but I'm really thankful for this short week. I've been burning the candle at both ends lately between work and rehearsals. I know we're just coming off a weekend, but my body and mind are still exhausted. There are lots of exciting things on the horizon though, so I'm planning to power through this week and enjoy some well-deserved rest.

unique vintage plaid dress

I also plan on enjoying some delicious food. My boyfriend's family had their Thanksgiving last night, so I'll get to stuff my face twice this year. :) This gorgeous plaid frock from The Pretty Dress Company is perfect for any and all holiday activities from Thanksgiving through Christmas Day. I feel like a character out of a book or a classic movie in this dress! I had planned on taking these photos elsewhere, but plans changed at the last minute. Instead, I headed to the Susan B. Anthony House, which felt fitting for this dress's vibe.

unique vintage pretty dress company
plaid vintage dress
plaid dress pretty dress company

Unique Vintage is the only US-based retailer for The Pretty Dress Company (I'm seriously swooning over this other TPDC dress they carry!), which makes it even easier to get your hands on their brand. PLUS, a little birdie told me that Unique Vintage will be celebrating Thanksgiving week... so you might want to check their social media today to see what's in store!

vintage retro plaid dress
pie brooch erstwilder
plaid dress
Outfit Details
Plaid Hepburn Swing Dress: c/o Unique Vintage (via The Pretty Dress Company)
Pie brooch: c/o Erstwilder
Belt: similar  ||  Heels: similar

holiday plaid dress
Have a great start to your week!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Slap and Tickle

trashy diva slap and tickle

It's pretty rare that I come across a unicorn – but when I do, it's pretty extraordinary. Trashy Diva's "Slap and Tickle" print is among the most-coveted (at least, it always has been for me) and it's been tough to find a style from this collection that I like and that actually fits. This style initially had long sleeves, but I ended up taking it to my friend to have them removed. She did an outstanding job. Not only am I excited that I can now wear this dress throughout the year, but I love that I now have a piece that's totally one of a kind. 

trashy diva
slap and tickle dress
vendula london cinema bag
trashy diva dress

Such a special dress requires only the most special of accessories. This feather headband is the perfect match for the blush pink, and it's just the right amount of playful. And speaking of special and playful... nothing will EVER top this purse. I love so many Vendula London unique bags, but their "Cinema" range has got to be one of my favorites. Not only is this design totally adorable and convertible, but... IT LIGHTS UP! It's such a great piece for an unforgettable night out.

slap tickle rose dress
vendula london funky bags light up cinema
novelty print dress
Outfit Details
Slap and Tickle Dress (altered): second-hand
Cinema Light Up Movie Clacket Box Bag: c/o Vendula London
Feather headband: similar  ||  Opal necklace: similar  ||  Heels: similar

vendula london novelty bags
Have a great Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Apple Picking

vintage plaid dress

Goodness gracious, how is it already November? Things have definitely cooled down around here (I actually had to wear a heavy coat while trick-or-treating last night!), so I'm wearing ALL of the autumnal plaid things. I actually bought this vintage dress back in the spring because I knew I'd be looking for one just like it once fall rolled around.

autumn madras dress
plaid dress
autumn plaid

Of course, I had to wear this dress while apple-picking (because if you don't document your trip to the apple orchard, did it actually happen?). How cute is this little fox pin from Mulberry Chronicles? Their whole brand is so whimsical and magical, and I thought he'd pair perfectly with this fall ensemble. I'll probably be hanging up my boater hats for the season (SOB!), but I had to take mine out for one last spin. Maybe I should invest in some cute headwear for fall and winter...

boater hat
mulberry chronicles fox pin
fall dress
Outfit Details
Vintage dress: Sunday In Savannah
Fox pin: c/o Mulberry Chronicles
Belt: similar  ||  Boater hat: similar  || Flats: similar

vintage plaid dress

The winner of my birthday giveaway has finally been chosen! Thank you SO much to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winner, Brittany! Stay tuned for more giveaways and fun stuff in the near future. :)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Trick Or Treat

vixen by micheline pitt

Happy (almost) Halloween, friends! I've had so much fun putting together this year's spooky outfits, and this Vixen by Micheline Pitt dress makes for the ultimate All Hallows Eve ensemble. I had to take photos in Rochester's ultimate ghostly spot, Mt. Hope Cemetery, where I've taken other Halloween photos in the past (you can check out previous Halloween posts here and here). 

vixen micheline pitt trick r treat
halloween harlequin dress
halloween print dress

This ghoulish harlequin print is so much fun. I'm slightly between sizes on this dress, so there's a bit more extra fabric around the waist than I'd like (I ordered up to accommodate for the bust). Now that I've found a great tailor, I could get it altered in the future. Otherwise though, I really love this dress and I can't wait to wear it for trick-or-treating tomorrow with my boyfriend's niece and nephews. The pumpkin necklace and orange sunflower hair accessory were the perfect seasonal way to top off this outfit, but I'll probably wear it with a cardigan and a pair of cat ears on Tuesday.  :)

mt. hope cemetery rochester ny
micheline pitt dress
pumpkin necklace
halloween dress
trick t treat dress
halloween print
Outfit Details
Vixen Trick R Treat Dress: available at Rebel Romantique
Hair flower: Stardust Dames  ||  Pumpkin necklace: Evelyn Mae Creations
Jessica Simpson flats: Amazon

rochester ny cemetery
I hope you have great Halloween – no tricks, just treats!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Haunted

vintage inspired by jackie

My countdown to Halloween continues with today's spooky ensemble! This Vintage Inspired By Jackie x John Varvir skirt ticks several of my boxes: it's novelty border print with a niche pop culture reference that not everyone will get. At first glance, it just looks like a book print (which is cool enough in itself)... and then you realize that it's the Handbook For The Recently Deceased from Beetlejuice. I thought this haunted house brooch from Modern Girl Blitz was a match made in... wherever ghosts go. :) And I love how this Heart of Haute blouse makes the skirt look like it could actually be a dress!

atomic jax
heart of haute
beetlejuice skirt handbook for the recently deceased

I'm really excited for this weekend. I'm not sure whether I'll actually be doing any Halloween-y things, but it's my birthday tomorrow! My mom is making a nice dinner for us tonight, and then I'll be having high tea tomorrow afternoon to celebrate. If nothing else, I'll be eating lots of good food and spending time with people I love – and after all, isn't that what birthdays are really about (when you get older, at least)?

haunted house brooch
heart of haute betsy top
border print skirt
Outfit Details
Betsy Blouse: c/o Heart of Haute
Book For The Recently Deceased Skirt: c/o Vintage Inspired By Jackie
Haunted House Brooch: Modern Girl Blitz
Belt: similar  ||  Heels: similar

handbook for the recently deceased

Speaking of birthdays, if you haven't entered my giveaway yet, now's the time! You could win a different skirt from Vintage Inspired By Jackie plus a whole slew of other *magical* goodies. Get the details and enter here before Sunday!

PLUS, Jackie has generously offered my readers a 20% off discount on this skirt from her shop through the weekend! Just enter the code BDAYSAVE20 at checkout!

Have a frighteningly ghoul-d weekend!
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