Fashion Friday Heads to PUG

Happy Friday my lovelies! Words cannot express how excited I am to share this week’s post with you all. Last month I had the great fortune to take a trip to the Los Angeles area, I got to check out Hollywood, Venice, Santa Monica, a few other surrounding areas and best of all I got to visit Burbank! Now what is so special about Burbank you may ask? Well it just so happens to be where Pinup Girl Boutique is located! I did it, I lived the dream of every girl who loves pinup style, I actually got to walk through those magical doors that transport you back to days gone by simply by surrounding you in all things beautiful. I can only compare the experience to that of being a small child who just got their allowance and walked into a candy store. When I first arrived I hardly knew where to look first, there was something I “needed” everywhere my eyes landed, dress after beautiful dress, separates that were so beautiful they could make you cry, and accessories so fantastic you finally understood what it would be like to be an actual Barbie Doll.

  in the shop I was in my element you guys!photo 3 (3)

Seriously Pinup Girl Clothing has something no other stores have nowadays, not only are there clothes like that of days gone by, but there window displays are witty and beautiful, and they give you the individual attention that used to be the norm in our grandparents day and age. True customer service to go along with perfect products? Yes please! As soon as I walked in I was greeted with warm smiles and hello’s, while I was going through picking out dresses to try on, one of the lovely ladies of the store said she could go ahead and put them in the dressing room that way I didn’t have to carry them around while shopping, and while trying on the dresses I was praised with the sweetest of compliments, that truly made me feel beautiful and special. The girls of PUG are beautiful, sweet, and incredibly friendly and helpful if you ever have the chance to go to the boutique BY ALL MEANS GO! Oh also they’re having a yardsale this Sunday so if you’re in the area you certainly don’t want to miss it. If however you do not live in the area you can at least buy the clothes on line, and let me tell ya never in your life are you going to be able to buy ready made clothes that will flatter and fit this well! Yes PUG is a little on the higher end but in this case you’re not paying for a brand you are paying for true quality!

Now on to the dresses. I already knew what I wanted when I walked into the boutique. I am a planner shopper 😉 but I did try on a few things just for kicks, just a few things mind you. I knew if I tried on everything I would inadvertently want everything.

PicMonkey CollageNow I knew that I wanted the Ella Dress but I wasn’t entirely sure what color I wanted. It was nearly impossible to choose they were all so beautiful, and never in my life was I more tempted to blow the budget and buy a second dress when I tried on the ever so sexy Vamp dress! I mean wowie wow wow! This dress does magical things for ones curves…I feel a future purchase coming on you guys. After lots of giggling, going back and forth with which dress I wanted, and conversing with the girls in shop over which Ella I should get I finally picked a color.

6628The Blue Ella! It was difficult to decide as all the Ellas were just delightfully beautiful, but there was just something about the blue I couldn’t pass up!6483Needless to say this dress made me feel like a star!6506PicMonkey CollageI just cannot get over the skirt of this dress! So much glorious fabric, honestly this is why I didn’t feel the least bit sorry about buying this dress, not only is it beautiful, but when you think about how much the fabric would cost you if you were to make this garment yourself it would be well over the cost of this already constructed perfect masterpiece. Plus all of PUG’s pieces are made in the USA, now talk about feeling good about your purchase.654366186639Oh ya did I forget to mention? This dress has pocket!!!67066586666265586644

Clearly happy about my purchase

Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing How can words even do this dress justice? The colors are spectacular, the fabric quality is out of this world, the fit is superb and very much true to size, plus its just so pretty! The moment I walked out of the dressing room I couldn’t help but say “I feel like a princess” which is what every girl wants right? This dress is all about detail the gathered peasant bodice, grosgrain bow under the bust, wide waist band, and pockets make for such a glorious combination. I heard all sorts of incredible reviews on PUG pieces and I felt like maybe they were too good to be true. But it is absolutely true. PUG is quality and beauty wrapped up into the most perfect garments you will ever have the pleasure of wearing. Its easy to waste money on cheap pieces of clothing and make do, but wouldn’t you rather buy something that will last through trends as well as wear and tear? I say yes to investing in ourselves, our closets, and in a business that really listens to its customers, and caters to women of all shapes and sizes.

Petticoat: Malco Modes

Shoes: Payless not the exact pair I am wearing. The ones I bought were on clearance so they’re no longer available.

I really hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check out Pinup Girl Clothing. Happy Friday!

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Fashion Friday Featuring Time Machine Vintage Pt 2.

Happy Fashion Friday my loves! I finally have Pt 2 of my Time Machine Vintage feature ready for you all, if you didn’t see Pt 1 it can be read here . This is quite different from my first look but I love them both equally and I think it just goes to show how vastly talented Kim is! To go from the understated almost bohemian like beachware look of the 20s/30s to the drama and glamour of the 60’s is absolutely mind blowing to me, clearly Time Machine Vintage knows their stuff, and researches extensively making sure every little detail is on point.

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As you can tell from Amanda’s face this was my last full day in Salisbury, as you can see from mine I was in complete denial. I did not want to leave and I cannot wait to get back.

 

Photography: Amanda Grace Photography Amanda is an absolute joy to be around and I don’t know if she could take a bad picture if she tried. Whatever your portrait needs Amanda is your girl.

Dress: Time Machine Vintage Where to begin with this dress? The beautiful elegant blue fabric with its slight sheen, ability to stay pretty much wrinkle free after it was packed into my luggage, and the fact that is was incredibly comfortable? Or perhaps the perfect details like the little gem on the bust, the lapels, or the glorious bow detail in the back? Or maybe just the fact that this dress is so magnificently constructed that it fit like a second skin? Time Machine Vintage surpasses all expectations and makes you feel even more beautiful than you thought possible. Kim is fabulously talented and so incredibly helpful when it comes to questions and concerns on sizing. She is even more fantastic than her garments which is saying something! Whatever the occasion a Time Machine Vintage piece will be the most glorious icing on the cake.

Shoes: Payless These have quickly become my go to summer sandal.

 

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check out Time Machine Vintage and Amanda Grace Photography. Happy Friday!

Fashion Friday Featuring Pollypop Boutique

As many of you like minded ladies know dressing in the pinup rockabilly style can really do a number on your bank account, many of the pinup style dresses require yards of fabric and in turn cost a good deal. I don’t mind spending a little more for these types of dresses because I understand that if I tried to make the dress myself just the fabric costs alone would be double the price of said dress. However when I find a company that sells quality pinup and rockabilly dresses at a bargain you can be certain I will be singing their praises and letting you all in on my find. Pollypop Boutique you are a godsend! Not only are they a one stop shop for all your pinup wardrobe needs: dresses, separates, accessories, and even hair products! But the highest price I could find was $73! Which is amazing considering that is usually the clearance prices of most vintage reproduction type stores.  Oh also if reproduction isn’t your thing Pollypop also sells actual vintage! How amazing is that?6131PicMonkey CollageIMG_61616152IMG_6187IMG_6230Vintage Scarf: Season’s Best in Downtown Salisbury Maryland. I absolutely loved this store! If you’re ever in the area you must check this place out! I could have spent all day there stumbling onto one treasure after the other. From Jewelry to Furniture Seasons Best has is it all!

Dress: Pollypop Boutique Absolutely adore this dress, with it’s classic boatneck neckline, waist cinching belt, and perfectly lively and fresh mint hue make it a year round staple piece. Pair it with sandals for spring and summer, and come fall and winter it is going to look positively darling with a cardigan and stockings!

Wedges: Payless bout them years ago, but I like another pair of payless wedges that are too dissimilar and the newer pair I have are worlds more comfortable.

 

I hope you all check out Pollypop and that you have a wonderful weekend. Happy Friday guys!

 

Fashion Friday Featuring Jamberry Nails

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been away travelling. But I am back and have a great post for you. If you’re anything like me you’ve probably seen a lot postings about Jamberry and figured it to be one of those flash in the pan type things but I can honestly say its amazing and will be sticking around, no pun intended.

My dear friend Katelyn McWilliams sent me a sample, and I went into this experiment without any bias or preconceived notions because I want to be 100% honest with my readers. Well here is my honest review, I absolutely love Jamberry nails! They come in several great colors and designs that would be too difficult to replicate by hand, especially hands like mine, I shake like a Chihuahua on a paint mixer, they’re easy to apply, and they are long lasting! I can make nail polish last a grand total of 3 days before chipping, 3 days of being super careful and I still mess them up. But I wasn’t careful while using the Jamberry nails because I wanted to see if they would work for someone like me, and boy did they ever. I washed dishes, my hair, cooked, cleaned, and did other hard on a manicure activities but these babies stayed put. The same cannot be said for the nail polish.

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I cut my sample in half and didn’t need to trim around the edges, as it fit my nails perfectly, but everyone’s nail beds are different so trim if you must.IMG_5730

One of my favorite things about Jamberry is that they are heat activated which means no drying time! I warmed the nail wrap with a blow dryer til pliable.

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Then attached the wrap to my nail, being very careful not to have any on my skin as it wont stick properly.IMG_5734

Trimmed and filed off the excess.IMG_5735

Then hit it one last time with the blow dryer for a secure seal.IMG_57381 week challengeBefore and after 1 week. As you can see the Jamberry is still going strong and the polish has been destroyed.

I only rant and rave about something to you guys if I think it’s a quality product and I cannot begin to tell you what a godsend these nail wraps are! I like having pretty nails but waiting on paint to dry is a hassle, as is having it chip just a few days sometimes only moments later, and I don’t really like salons for manicures, they’re expensive, full of noxious fumes, harmful to your nail bed, and I’ve seen one too many new’s segments about how unsanitary they can be *shudders in horror* that is why I am so happy with Jamberry nails and highly suggest you check them out!

You can place your order or ask any questions with my dear friend Katelyn here

Happy Friday my loves!