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.

65826550Quick dress twirl then a dash inside to escape the cold.

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!

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 Besame Cosmetics

This week’s Fashion Friday will be featuring Besame Cosmetics. The founder of Besame, Gabriela Hernandez, has quite the artistic background. Mrs Hernandez is a ¬†photographer, fine art painter/ design commissioner, makeup artist, cosmetic historian, art director, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Art Center in Pasadena. These qualification in the founder are self-evident in the quality of makeup one receives. The eye for detail is like none I’ve ever seen. To have beautiful makeup is one thing, but to have beautiful makeup in beautiful packaging is enough to send this vintage lover through the roof. I am beyond thrilled with my makeup. I chose the Violet Brightening powder and Cake Mascara. But after experiencing how wonderful just these two products are, you can bet I will be purchasing more Besame!¬†IMG_16261632The violet brightening powder is brilliant for setting ones foundation and giving that fresh-faced well rested look we’re all so desperate for. Since it is a fine powder you can rest assured it won’t give that caked on powder effect. Plus it smells heavenly, it is so hard to find violet scented anything these days!IMG_1631IMG_1633The Cake mascara! I was so anxious to try this product, I remember my mother talking about the old cake mascara that her mother used and I was extremely intrigued. So when I found out Besame was selling cake mascara I decided I absolutely had to have it. Well it did not disappoint, not only is this cake mascara more sanitary than regular mascara *you’re not putting a dirty brush into your makeup over and over* it goes on so cleanly and gives beautiful length definition, and it can be used as browfiller as well as eyeliner! I’m not wearing it as eyeliner in these photographs, but I was curious to see how it would work the other day and gave it a whirl. I love a strong catseye so I’m very picky when it comes to eyeliner. Well I do believe I have found a new favorite eyeliner! The formula is so perfect, it glides on so smoothly, no tugging or skipping (Oh goodness I hate when eyeliner does that) and the small precision bristles make the perfect liquid line achievable even for the shakiest of hands! I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it, Besame cake mascara is one of the best things to ever happen to my makeup collection!164316511691Look how clump free my lashes are!1659166716651683

Cake Mascara: Besame  http://www.besamecosmetics.com/products.cfm/Mascara1930s/pID-17

Brightening Violet Powder: Besame  http://www.besamecosmetics.com/products.cfm/Brightening-Violet-Powder/pID-25

Flower Clip: Claires  http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/hair/cat1260200/barrettes+%26+clips/p98136/coming+up+roses+hair+clip/

Coat: H&M http://www.hm.com/us/product/15700?article=15700-A#article=15700-A

Backseamed panty hose: 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 have decided to get yourself some beautiful Besame products, why brave the madness of black Friday when you can buy stunning makeup in the comfort of your own home? Oh and when you purchase $30 worth of product they send you the perfect mini bag as their gift to you and shipping is free if when you purchase $50 of product, how great is that? http://www.besamecosmetics.com/home.cfm Happy Friday guys!