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 😉

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 😉 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!

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Fashion Friday Featuring Punkabilly

This week’s Fashion Friday will be featuring Punkabilly Clothing. Punkabilly is the result of Tom, a man with a passion for punk rock and rockabilly, meeting Naomi,  a highly rated model scout who had always dreamt of becoming a fashion designer. Someone who understands the punk/rockabilly culture and someone who truly understands fashion? A match made in heaven if you ask me. They’re based out of Bangkok Thailand and ship their products worldwide, in fact you get free shipping when you purchase $100 worth of pieces, and let me tell you $100 will get you pretty far. One of the problems I run into with dressing the way I do is that the pinup/rockabilly style can get very expensive! Punkabilly has fabulous prices but doesn’t skimp on quality. My dress is 95% cotton 5% spandex making it sturdy, but comfortable enough to wear for everyday occasions. I actually wore this for Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve, so comfort was pretty important. My measurements are 36″ 27 1/2″ 36″ so I got a size large, and it is a perfect fit, so I’d say they remain true to size. I know how that can always be a bit of a gamble when purchasing items online, so no need for worry here.

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Flower Hair Clip Got it at a craft fair but Claires has a great option  http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/hair/cat1260200/barrettes+%26+clips/p65480/glitter+edge+flower+clip/

Dress: Punkabilly http://www.punkabillyclothing.com/pin-up-rockabilly-dress-p-163

Flats: Payless http://www.payless.com/store/product/detail.jsp?catId=cat10088&subCatId=cat10276&skuId=132564120&productId=69922&lotId=132564&category=&catdisplayName=Womens

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check out Punkabilly Clothing http://www.punkabillyclothing.com/ I love you guys, happy Friday!

Fashion Friday featuring Go Insane

This week’s Fashion Friday will be featuring Go Insane a wonderful company that specializes in 40’s/50’s pinup, rockabilly, and punk inspired pieces that any vintage/alternative fashion lover would be thrilled to have! I came across this Würzburg Germany based company through twitter of all places. Within a matter of seconds of perusing through their products I had determined I wanted EVERYTHING! Skirts, dresses, cardigans, jewelry, etc… Go Insane has it all, and not just for the ladies, they carry men’s clothing as well! http://stores.ebay.de/go-insane
1713Clearly I couldn’t get everything they offer 😉 So I landed on their Hibiscus Swing Dress. I don’t know that I’ve ever loved a dress so much. The print is classic, the cut is positively perfect, the full skirt hides any sort of issue one might have with their hips, the cinched in waist gives that glorious hour-glass shape, and the keyhole detailing adds just the right amount of flirtation. *This may be TMI* but I like to give you ladies as much info on products as possible, I was a little concerned about the adorable keyhole being an issue because basically all bras will show, but this dress was well thought out, the bust of this dress is well lined for modesty. Hooray for no undergarment concerns. My measurements are 36″ 27 1/2″ 36″ so I ordered a medium and the dress fits just how I like, there is enough room for me to take really deep breaths (my ribcage can really expand you guys) but the dress doesn’t look too big when I am relaxed. 17431733181218081879I181817801833171417601839Flower Clip: Bough it at a craft fair but Claires has a similar one http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/hair/cat1260200/barrettes+%26+clips/p65480/glitter+edge+flower+clip/

Pearl Necklace: Birthday present 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

Cardigan: H&M http://www.hm.com/us/product/06981?article=06981-I

Swing Dress: Go Insane http://www.ebay.de/itm/oldschool-Hibiskus-Hawaii-Flower-SWING-Petticoat-Kleid-Petticoatkleid-/390603140865?pt=DE_Damen_Kleider&var=&hash=item99b36d0457

Wedges: Bought em years ago at Payless Target has wedges with a similar heel http://www.target.com/p/women-s-mossimo-vergie-sculpted-wedge-tan/-/A-14428244#?lnk=sc_qi_detaillink and a pair more suited for the cooler weather http://www.target.com/p/women-s-merona-mackenzie-suede-wedge-pumps-light-tan/-/A-14465528#prodSlot=large_1_9

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check out Go Insane http://goinsane.rakuten-shop.de/ Happy Friday!

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!

Fashion Friday Vintage Flair.

Today’s Fashion Friday is of a look I put together after doing my hair. Isn’t it funny how just the way you do your hair can inspire the rest of your outfit? I was extremely happy with this entire look and hope you all like it as much as I do. 0649068607140689079307010717More wannabe ballerina antics 😉

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

Pearls: They were a birthday present. If you’re looking for something other than plastic pearls Macy’s has a set for $53 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: Charlotte Russe bought this 2fer dress a few years back but they still carry adorable dresses that are quite similar like this onehttp://www.charlotterusse.com/product/entity/242787.uts

Tights: Target http://www.target.com/p/merona-women-s-premium-opaque-tights-black/-/A-14119592#prodSlot=medium_1_5&term=tights

Ballet Flats: Payless http://www.payless.com/store/product/detail.jsp?catId=cat10088&subCatId=cat10276&skuId=133240085&productId=73330&lotId=133240&category=&catdisplayName=Womens

Fashion Friday Younger Sister Edition

Hey I’m back and hopefully for good this time. Our internet provider was supposedly having trouble with their tower so that has been a hassle. But things are up and running again so Fashion Friday’s shall commence. As you guys know I am an outfit repeater, so I decided to not do a post on clothes you all have seen before. Being the awesome little sister she is Rachel volunteered to model so I could give you guys a new Fashion Friday.
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She is just ridiculously adorable!

Hat: Aeropostale I bought this hat when I was around little sister’s age so here is a similar hat at icing http://www.icing.com/icing/us/goods/icing+commerce+root/cat1720084/hats/p33097/fall+leaves+embossed+corduroy+newsboy+cap/

Necklace: Forever 21 but of course I cannot find it there any more but mod cloth has an extremely similar one for only $11.99 http://www.modcloth.com/shop/necklaces/swooping-swallow-necklace

White blouse: Target another forever ago purchase but they still have similar tops http://www.target.com/p/mossimo-supply-co-junior-s-3-4-sleeve-tunic-assorted-colors/-/A-14698563#prodSlot=medium_1_13&term=3%2F4+length+sleeve

Cardigan: H&M http://www.hm.com/us/product/06981?article=06981-I

Jeans: Old Navy http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=85754&vid=1&pid=480938132

Shoes: Converse Outlet Store. These bad boys were on clearance which was quite the blessing cause poor little sister has a devil of a time finding shoes that fit her size 12 foot. So far converse are the only shoes we can get to fit her. Only a few of this particular print are still available here http://www.converse.com/regular/chuck-taylor-stars/136616F_090.html and here http://www.mytheresa.com/en-de/chuck-taylor-all-star-high-tops-191757.html

I hope you all liked this post and that you have a wonderful weekend.

Outfit Repeater

outfit repeaterRepeating outfits is something I am guilty of all the time, I’m not sure if its out of laziness or lack of clothes, either reason I don’t really care. Anyway here is a look of an outfit I wore while I was out of town on a roadtrip. I wanted to be comfortable but I didn’t want to look like a slob either. I think this outfit has the perfect comfort to style ratio.
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Now if you’re not too concerned with comfort and you’re not going to be jumping around 😉 you can always opt for a pair of killer heels.98909907These are my “sitting shoes”9924988599369872I hope you all enjoyed this look and have a wonderful weekend.

Earrings: Claires http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/jewelry/cat1260134/hoops/p86948/enamel+hoop+earrings/

Blouse: It’s a hand-me-down from my brother actually, just goes to show you don’t always have to stick with the ladies department. Guys have some pretty cute clothes too. Here is a similar shirt at forever 21 http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=21MEN&Category=m_shirts&ProductID=2000112078&VariantID=

Jeans: Old Navy http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=85734&vid=1&pid=480941112

Flats: Payless http://www.payless.com/store/product/detail.jsp?catId=cat10088&subCatId=cat40116&skuId=094284060&productId=69922&lotId=094284&category=&catdisplayName=Womens

Heels: Charlotte Russe I bought them on sale a couple of summers ago but they have a similar style in suede  http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/Shoes/Heels/entity/pc/2115/c/0/sc/2848/239969.uts