Fashion Friday Featuring Heart of Haute Pt. 1

This week I will be featuring¬†Heart of Haute, an incredible clothing company who makes their pinup inspired pieces with “Love and No Regrets” meaning you can feel good about your purchases. No sweatshop labor and it’s all made in the USA! How stellar is that? This San Dimas California based company specializes in 50’s and 60’s style clothing, from tops to skirts and wiggle to swing dresses they have it all, and in a myriad of beautiful prints I might add ūüėČ

6538656665346528661565146517Adorable with or without a cardigan…but 33 degrees without any extra covering is bit too intense for this southerner.¬†6599trying desperately to stay warm.

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Pearls: Macy’s

Cardigan: Old Navy bought it years ago but they still have similar ones available.

Dress: Heart of Haute¬†¬†This dress is positively beautiful, I am so infatuated with the neckline! I love that just hanging on to the shoulder’s look, and because of the adjustable elastic sleeves it can be worn a little more off the shoulder if you’re looking to be extra daring ūüėČ The cut of this dress is phenomenal, it accentuates everything you want it to, yet hides what is typically not our best asset, if you want to make that previous statement into a pun feel free haha. Not only is this dress 100% cotton which I love, but its a sturdy cotton. Don’t you hate when your clothes are thin as crepe paper? This dress is built to last, quality construction, sturdy fabric, and a silhouette that will NEVER go out of style. I received a size small and because of the elastic in the arms it fits beautifully. My measurements are 36″ 27 1/2″ 36″ so I should technically be a medium but the small fits me just fine. However keep in mind if the dress you choose has “restricted” construction (no stretch) I’d go with what the size chart says just to be safe. I am absolutely thrilled with this dress and will be wearing it often.

Pantyhose: Nordstrom

Shoes: DSW¬†¬†I know you’re probably tired of seeing these shoes but what can I say? They are my go to pinup shoes, not too high of heel, all weather wearability, and a lovely shade of red.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check out Heart of Haute . Happy Friday I love you guys!

Fashion Friday Irene Adler Inspired

Sunday was the day we have all waited for, well I didn’t wait but that’s besides the point, the third season of Sherlock premiered here in the states.¬†sherlockSo being the crazy fangirl I am I decided to do an Irene Adler inspired look for the occasion. I’ll be honest I hate the character of Irene but The Woman has style.

adlerdetailsSee what I mean? Ever so stylish.

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6475Overall I am quite happy with how I executed this look. I of course went more casual with my clothing choice, but I think I pretty much nailed the hair and makeup, and will probably wear this style more often.

Black eyeliner: Besame

Blue “eyeliner”: Loreal

Lipstick: Ulta 

Coat: H&M The one I have has sold out but this one is a lovely alternative 

Blouse: Hot Topic bought it ages ago so of course there aren’t anymore but Forever 21 has a great one!

I hope you all enjoyed this Irene Adler inspired look and that you have a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

Fashion Friday Featuring Queen of Heartz Pt 2

Hooray finally time for Pt 2 of my Queen of Heartz feature! If you missed Pt 1 here’s the link to it https://sarahforshaw.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/fashion-friday-featuring-queen-of-heartz-pt-1/¬† I had been sick with bronchitis since New Years, and I am just now starting to feel human again, all that to say sorry it took a while to get around to shooting this magnificent dress.

I am madly in love with the New Brenda dress from¬†http://www.queenofheartz.com/ From the scalloped edging to the peplum detailing this dress exudes glamour, making it perfect for any special event. Valentines is right around the corner guys ūüėČ and it’s about to be Wedding season, so whether you’re a bride looking for the perfect bridesmaid dress, or you’re going to be a guest at a wedding the New Brenda is the best choice you could possibly make!6235629762636372638063696400

Ignore my ugly yogi feet ūüėČ

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I feel like this shot showcases just how beautiful a shade of purple this dress is.

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Earrings: Sam Moons a forever ago purchase so of course I cannot find them but Icing has a lovely alternative http://www.icing.com/icing/us/goods/icing+commerce+root/cat1800040/earrings/p82423/crystal+and+rhinestone+chandelier+drop+earrings/

Dress: Queen of Heartz¬†http://www.queenofheartz.com/dresses/brenda-new-look.html ¬†This dress is a spotlight on your figure, it emphasizes your beautiful feminine curves but hides those er um “curves” we as women are not thrilled about. My measurements are 36″ 27 1/2″ 36″ and the size medium fits wonderfully! You can really tell Letty Tennant is a woman who understands quality, from fabric to construction this dress knocks it out of the park. If you’re searching for the perfect dress look no further than the New Brenda from Queen of Heartz.

Shoes: Payless I bought them years ago but target has a similar pair http://www.target.com/p/women-s-de-blossom-nissa-heeled-slide-sandal-assorted-colors/-/A-14702127#prodSlot=medium_1_3

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check http://www.queenofheartz.com/ out. You guys are the greatest have a wonderful weekend!

Unique Vintage Fashion Friday

This week’s Fashion Friday will be featuring Unique Vintage. Unique Vintage is the creation of Katie Echeverry. Katie started out simply with an online shop of vintage finds and vintage reproductions. Well naturally interest built and it practically became a necessity for Mrs Echeverry to go full time and open a boutique. Her boutique is based out of Burbank California, and I long for the day I can actually visit it in person, until then I am constantly perusing the website http://www.unique-vintage.com/ They have everything thing from clothes to shower curtains, items inspired by the 1920’s to the 1990’s. There is something for everyone. You could close your eyes and point and end up picking out the perfect gift for me *hint hint* ūüėČ
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Dress: Dallas Pinup and you can purchase it from Unique Vintage. This dress makes me feel like a million bucks! The moment I tried it on I knew I had to have it. The construction of this dress is phenomenal, it is made out of 100% cotton, and hugs my frame like a custom dress, that size chart is spot on. The color scheme is brilliant, I mean who doesn’t love a nautical motif? Plus it has pockets! This dress might as well come with a Hallelujah chorus because clearly it is heaven sent!¬†http://www.unique-vintage.com/unique-vintage-ship-shape-navy-with-stripe-trim-wiggle-dress-p-10605.html

Pantyhose: Nordstrom http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/nordstrom-back-seam-pantyhose-3-for-30/3490453?origin=related-3490453-null-1-1-FTR-RR&BaseUrl=Sheers&PageCategoryId=BR

Shoes: DSW http://www.dsw.com/shoe/kelly+.and.+katie+caris+pump?prodId=272553&activeCats=cat10006,cat20006

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check out Unique Vintage. Happy Friday guys!

Fashion Friday Featuring Queen Of Heartz Pt. 1

This week’s Fashion Friday will be featuring Queen of Heartz, an amazing clothing company specializing in 1940’s and 1950’s styled pieces. Queen of Heartz was created by the incredibly talented Letty Tennant. Originally Letty was making her gorgeous pieces out of her garage for friends in the Los Angeles pinup scene. Well inevitably word got out and everyone wanted one of¬†Mrs Tennant’s¬†designs. Local boutiques started carrying her stock and her popularity grew even more. So being¬†armed with an eye for detail, and the education of a design graduate from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA¬†Letty Tennant set out on her next adventure and¬†established Queen of Heartz in 2001.

All of Queen of Heartz products are made locally in Los Angeles and Orange County with the greatest care and finest textiles,¬†plus on top of all that should you have a special occasion or just the desire to,¬†you can commission a custom piece! Just consider Letty and her team your own personal pinup Fairy Godmother ūüėČ

http://www.queenofheartz.com/

Being as it is the new year I say we all resolve to be a little more glamorous everyday, buy quality, and start putting together the wardrobe we’ve always wanted, and I can think of no better place to make that happen than Queen of Heartz.

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600361486005 6160This dress is gorgeous with or without a petticoat!

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Hair Flower: Claires http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/hair/cat1260200/barrettes+%26+clips/p75182/rose+barrette+hair+clip+with+feathers/

Pearls: Macy’s http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/sterling-silver-freshwater-pearl-necklace-bracelet-and-earring-set?ID=324942&cm_mmc=Google_Jewelry_PLA-_-Jewelry+PLA+FS_Ad+Group+%232-_-21231719103_-_-_mkwid_IBGtfBhs|d{device}_21231719103%7C-%7CIBGtfBhs

Dress: Queen of Heartz. This dress is no longer offered on their site but it is offered on their ebay site http://www.ebay.com/itm/Queen-of-Heartz-PINUP-VINTAGE-RETRO-Swing-Skirt-Sateen-Dress-BLACK-Various-sizes-/171204658260¬†If your size doesn’t seem to be available in this dress, there are similar dresses that are just as incredible on their official site.¬†The Priscilla http://www.queenofheartz.com/priscilla.html¬†the Brenda http://www.queenofheartz.com/brenda-175.html¬†and the¬†Celeste http://www.queenofheartz.com/celeste.html¬†are my favorite alternatives. Honestly whatever your choice you cannot go wrong, every single thing offered by Queen of Heartz is enough to make any vintage lover swoon, and I’m not just talking for us ladies, they carry things for you gentlemen too,¬†how great is that? The historically accurate details are like nothing I’ve ever seen, all the beauty of vintage but without the mysterious stains and the smell of mothballs ūüėČ Also¬†I found the size chart to be very accurate,¬†my measurements are 36″ 27 1/2″ 36″ and the medium size dress fits like a dream. Hooray for accurate size charts! This company is simply perfect end of story.

Petticoat: Malco Modes http://www.malcomodes.biz/petticoats-petticoats-Jennifer-p/582.htm

Panytyhose: Nordstrom http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/nordstrom-back-seam-pantyhose-3-for-30/3490453?origin=related-3490453-null-1-1-FTR-RR&BaseUrl=Sheers&PageCategoryId=BR

Heels: DSW http://www.dsw.com/shoe/kelly+.and.+katie+caris+pump?prodId=272553&activeCats=cat10006,cat20006

I hope all enjoyed this post and that you check out Queen of Heartz http://www.queenofheartz.com/ . Love you guys Happy Friday!