Wednesday, July 19, 2017


bernie dexter jodi pink taffy dress

Lilacs and peonies are my two favorite flowers in the entire world. They happen to bloom one right after the other most of the time, which means I try to soak them up in May and June. If and when I get married, I'll have those fragrant, pastel blooms everywhere. I already featured lilacs this year (see this post if you missed it!), but I had yet to post my peony-themed photos. It's been hard to find time to edit photos these days, so I'm finally sharing them today!

bernie dexter jodi dress
pale pink dress
bernie dexter pink dress

The Tree Peony Festival takes place every year at Linwood Gardens, but my mom and I had never been before. I knew we had to make the trip this year, though. Linwood is an absolutely beautiful estate with a huge selection of Japanese and American tree peonies. The garden is private, but they open it up during the festival and some other days throughout the summer. We spent the most tranquil morning there exploring! And of course, I had to wear this pale pink Bernie Dexter dress to match my surroundings. :)

pastel pink vintage dress
peony bouquet
pastel pink pinup dress
peony festival linwood gardens
pink retro dress

I'd never owned this Jodi dress style before, but I've longed for this print since it came out. It's known as the pink taffy print, but it also reminds me of pastel ribbon candy. Either way, I absolutely love it. I did order up in this style – I'm between sizes in Bernie dresses right now, and I usually err on the size of ordering up to have enough room in the bust. That was definitely the right decision. I felt like a total fairy princess in this outfit, especially with the addition of this vintage hat!

pink princess dress
vintage flower hat
bernie dexter
Outfit Details
Jodi Dress in Pink Taffy Print: Bernie Dexter
Vintage flower hat: Buttons and Bows  ||  Peony bouquet: similar
Dogwood flower necklace: similar  ||  Flats: Aerosoles

pale pink dress ballerina

If you want to find out more about Linwood Gardens, give their Facebook page a "like!" 
What are some of your favorite flowers?

peonies rochester ny

Have a great week – and stop back on Friday for something fun! ;)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

It's A Small World

atomic jax small world skirt

I find myself uttering, "what a small world!" at least once a week. It really, really is. Which makes me love the Disney ride all the more. In my eyes, the only bad thing about the It's A Small World ride is that I don't live closer to it! So when Jackie from Atomic Jax asked if I'd like to review her "Small World" skirt, I leapt at the chance. At least I can pretend I'm only a hop, skip, and a jump away – if only the world were that small!

heart of haute estelle blouse
vintage disney purse
vintage inspired by jackie

This design is a collaboration between Jackie and artist John Varvir. I really love both the print and fabric, which is a nice weight and retains its stiffness really nicely. Best of all, the skirt fits me really well (and is a great match for this Heart of Haute Estelle blouse!). This design comes in two different colorways and can also be made into dresses, if you're not a fan of separates. In fact, Jackie can make virtually any custom order. I'll be forever swooning over her Disney bed sheet dresses!

small world skirt
1970s disney purse
match accessories mickey brooch

How great is this vintage Disney box purse, by the way? The moment I saw it, I knew I had to scoop it up. There's even an official tag inside (it was sold at the Disney World Contemporary Hotel in the 1970s!). I had to go all out with the Disney accessories on this one, and my Mickey brooch from Match Accessories was the perfect final touch.

disney outfit
Outfit Details
Small World skirt: c/o Atomic Jax
Estelle Blouse in Ivory: c/o Heart of Haute
Vintage Disney purse: Nevermore Vintage
Mickey brooch: Match Accessories
Black flats: similar

it's a small world print

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Favorites #150

It's been quite a while since I had the chance to put together a Friday Favorites post, but I'm finally back and sharing a few of my favorite things today!

These Mexican cuisine-themed Kate Spade bags are the cutest.
kate spade purse
a   ||   b   ||   c

But really, what more does a girl need than churros and the Haunted Mansion?
disney tee haunted mansion

I might need this Twin Peaks brooch:
twin peaks coffee brooch
How beautiful is this Too Faced Natural Love palette?
too faced natural love palette
This seashell compact is perfect for the mermaid in your life.
pastel seashell compact mermaid

I'm obsessed with this adorable swimsuit!
pastel plaid retro swimsuit

And this striped dress is the cutest.
striped off the shoulder dress

As are these pieces from Unique Vintage's circus collection:
unique vintage circus collection
a   ||   b   ||   c   ||   d

I'm totally taken with these sweet shoes!
bettie page shoes

I really love this cute cat post.

And this Bernie Dexter space dress is out of this world!
bernie dexter space dress

Have a great weekend!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

For the Roses

gingham rose dress unique vintage

The roses had perfect timing this year: they're all in bloom just in time for me to wear this Unique Vintage dress! I love how they managed to combine two of my favorite kinds of prints – florals and gingham – into one with this design. The fabric is comfy and provides quite a bit of stretch (I probably could have worn my normal size instead of sizing up), and the little button details are so darling. Plus (as of this writing), it's 25% off! It'd be such a great dress for a garden party... I may have to throw one just to give myself another excuse to wear it!

unique vintage floral dress
roses rochester ny
vintage rose print dress

Temperatures are heating up around here and I've found myself itching to have a bit of a break. As much as I love my job, I'm definitely going to be taking advantage of some vacation days soon. These weekends haven't felt long enough to truly recharge. That said, I'm VERY glad I'm able to have more flexibility with my work schedule these days. I'm hoping the weather cooperates this week so I can sneak away for an afternoon and go strawberry picking!
unique vintage rose gingham dress
red rose
rose print dress unique vintage
Outfit Details
Green Gingham and Pink Floral Dress: c/o Unique Vintage
Necklace: old (similar)  ||  Flats: Kate Spade

orange peach roses
Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mahjong Tiles

trashy diva mahjong

Trashy Diva may have just launched their newest collection, Birds of a Feather, but I'm still stuck on a slightly older print that I've come to like a lot. I styled one of the Mahjong print skirts back in the fall, but I had forgotten to order up a size and the skirt didn't get much wear as a result. I decided to try the Annette dress in this print (which just restocked on the Trashy Diva site!), and I'm so glad I did.

trashy diva mahjong annette
black boater hat
trashy diva annette dress

I actually ordered a size up from what I've been recently buying at TD in this print. Cotton voile is a fantastic summer fabric because it's so lightweight, but there's virtually no stretch to it whatsoever. Having wiggle/eating room is important to me, so if you're between sizes, I'd personally suggest sticking to the size chart. I'm definitely planning on bringing this dress with me when Ashley and I go down to NOLA later this summer!

mahjong dress
Outfit Details
Annette Dress in Mahjong: Trashy Diva (purchased from Cognito Clothing)
Hat: Kohl's  ||  Wedges: DSW

mahjong print

This past weekend was a lot of fun. I went to the market, went to a pool party with friends from work, and watched the Tony Awards. But it was also really weird/sad. My entire swimsuit collection is just gone (we've looked everywhere at my apartment and at my parents' house) and I'm pretty upset about it. I spent years collecting really hard-to-find, amazing suits that can't be replaced – literally, since they aren't made anymore – and I'm not really sure what to do now other than be sad. I know they're just clothes in the end and there are far more important things. I'm trying to keep some perspective, but they also meant something to me. I guess I'm going to have to gather up more things to sell so I can afford to get at least a couple of new suits this summer. What else can you do but try to start anew?

trashy diva
Have a great Wednesday,
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