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.
IIsn’t this bow detail amazing???
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!
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?Vintage 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!
This week’s Fashion Friday will be featuring the incredible Kenley Collins.
Kenley Collins love of fashion started at the young age of 16 when she would reconstruct vintage pieces for herself and her friends to wear. Then after graduating from Florida State University with a marketing degree, Kenley moved on to New York and started working in a sales position at a clothing company. Well less than a year later Kenley was promoted to a position in design where she continued her craft and developed her own fashion niche.
It wasn’t long before the rest of the world to take notice of Kenley’s distinctive vintage inspired pieces and fall in love with her talent. Ms Collins has appeared on Bravo’s Project Runway, Lifetime’s Project Runway Allstars, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Biography Channel, and E’s Oscar 2011 pre-show. Kenley’s pieces are sold throughout various boutiques, available on her site kenleycollins.com, and can quite often be seen on pop music sensation Ariana Grande. If that isn’t enough to entice you to check her clothes out let the following masses of pictures do so. I was having way too much fun during this shoot 😉
You didn’t very well expect me not to play on the merry-go-round did you?
Flower Clip: Claires
Gentlemen Prefer Dress: Kenley Collins This piece is literally everything I look for in a dress. Beautiful print, versatility of wear, and incredible construction! The royal blue stenciling is absolutely out of this world, believe it or not its even more beautiful in person!The fact that this dress is made out of a slight stretch cotton means its casual enough for everyday wear, but the obvious beauty of it means you won’t have to try hard to dress it up for an elegant evening out, and the construction is positively flawless, there is a bit of boning in the bodice that keep’s the lines of this dress very clean, and the size chart is so spot on! All of the attention to detail make this dress feel custom-made, which is what every woman wants, right? If you’re currently looking for the perfect spring/summer dress I cannot recommend The Gentlemen Prefer Dress highly enough.
Shoes: DSW I wear these shoes so much I think I should invest in different colors 😉
I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check Kenley Collins out! She is such a true talent, her eye for detail makes her pieces timeless but her playful sense of style makes all of her designs seem new and fresh! Oh and speaking of new be sure to keep tabs on this lady cause her new line drops May 1st, so exciting! I love you guys Happy Friday!
Let me clarify that this is a “Texas fall look” we’re not as lucky as you people who are getting to wear tights, cardigans, and the like. It’s still in the 80’s here but after 100+ this feels pretty darn nice. So here’s the look.
Ermagerd Permpkins! You guys pumpkins mean it’s fall! Clearly that makes me outrageously happy!
Basically this entire look is from older items in my closet so just assume the links you are getting are not the exact thing.
White Blouse: Cotton On. http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/entity/229487.uts
Black Undershirt: Stole it from my sister but H&M has inexpensive undershirts http://www.hm.com/us/product/13795?article=13795-E#article=13795-A
Belt: Not sure where I got it. Here are two options one being H&M http://www.hm.com/us/product/14881?article=14881-A or the cheaper alternative Forever 21 http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_belts&ProductID=2020523428&VariantID=
Turquoise bracelet and ring: Bought them both at pow wows. Ring option http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=ACC&ProductID=1045622892&VariantID= bracelet option http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_jewelry-bracelet&ProductID=1060779886&VariantID=
Jeans: JCPenneys I think. Here are some similar jeans for only $20 http://www.jcpenney.com/shops/find-more/juniors-clothing/arizona-bootcut-jeans-/prod.jump?ppId=pp5002701515&cmvc=JCP|dept20000015|cat100250132|RICHREL&grView=&eventRootCatId=¤tTabCatId=®Id=
Boots: Atwoods. If you dont live by an Atwoods there is always Target that has some cute cowboy boots for a great price http://www.target.com/p/women-s-mossimo-supply-co-kaci-western-boot-assorted-colors/-/A-13971594#prodSlot=medium_1_12&term=cowboy+boots
I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you have a wonderful weekend.
Is everyone else dying for it to be fall already or is it just me? I want to layer, wear boots, and hats. But alas I live in Texas and it is only now starting to be bearable, that means around 90 degrees for those of you who don’t live here. So here is my best attempt at a fall look that wont result in a heatstroke.
clearly the whole wearing a cardigan thing didn’t last long.
My best snob face 😉
Headband: Fished it out of one of my ribbon nick knack bins. But this headband from Forever 21 is similar http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=hair-accessories-headbands&ProductID=1030188061&VariantID=
Cardigan: Old Navy I bought is a few winters ago so they don’t have exactly the same one but they have some really great cardis regardless http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=638142002
Dress: Cotton On bought it on sale so the print I’m wearing is not on their site but they always have this cut of dress, which I am thrilled about.http://us.cottonon.com/shop/product/jenny-dress-blue-foulard/
Flats: Payless. Another purchase that happened a while back but they have similar flats nonetheless http://www.payless.com/store/product/detail.jsp?catId=cat10088&subCatId=cat10276&skuId=132563080&productId=69922&lotId=132563&category=&catdisplayName=Womens
Hope you all enjoyed this Fashion Friday and that you have a wonderful weekend.
As many of you may have noticed a good deal of my wardrobe is from Cotton On. But can you really blame me? Their clothes are always beautiful, they constantly have sales, and not the trickster kind of sales where you actually aren’t saving money but honest to goodness sales, and they are an awesome company that has a true sense of responsibility, you can find out all about the Cotton On Foundation here to learn all about the way they are improving the world and helping others http://www.cottononfoundation.org/ but what I think is really great they make it incredibly easy for customers to make donations right at the checkout! No fussy paperwork to fill out no lifetime commitments have to be made, you can just make a donation then and there.
Headwrap: Its just a ribbon I pulled out of my ribbon box but Top Shop has a cute alternative http://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/bags-accessories-1702229/hair-accessories-70519/headbands-70691/polka-dot-wire-headband-136848?refinements=category~%5b210046%7c208709%5d&bi=1&ps=20 and so does claires http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/hair/cat1260198/headbands/p54519/polka+dot+knotted+fabric+headband/
Umbrella: Target http://www.target.com/p/totes-clear-bubble-umbrella-silver-trim/-/A-10780081#prodSlot=medium_1_6&term=clear+umbrella
Blouse: Cotton On I bought mine on clearance so I couldn’t find the link to the exact one I am wearing so you can check your local Cotton On’s sales rack or buy this similar blouse http://shop.cottonon.com/shop/product/katja-s/l-shirt-white/
Midi rings: Forever 21 http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=ACC&ProductID=1040665778&VariantID=
Swing skirt: Cotton On http://us.cottonon.com/shop/product/jeanie-flippy-skirt-black/ They’re currently having a sale on these and you can get 2 for $20! This is one of my favorite cuts for a skirt, they’re slightly longer in the back which is great for modesty’s sake and the have shape that gives a nod to the 50’s which I adore. I could honestly buy one in every color!
Boots: Atwoods. Now Atwoods is a country supply store so they don’t have a website to order from, so you can either see if one is near you, or buy some similar ones from Sheplers http://www.sheplers.com/Old-West-Jama-Basic-Western-Cowgirl-Boots-Medium-Toe/21879.pro?parentCategoryId=448&categoryId=459&subCategoryId=460 these are one sale for $54.99 which is practically unheard of when talking about cowboy boots. I’ve seen some boots that cost more than an actual horse! So these are quite the bargain 😉
I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you have a happy Friday!
Today’s Fashion Friday is featuring Endless Summer Design. I love everything on Ashley Ann’s etsy shop, she hand paints beautiful designs on yoga pants, tops, earrings, bracelets, you name it! Everything is absolutely gorgeous and would make the perfect gift for anyone, yourself included. Check her site out here http://www.etsy.com/shop/AshleyAnnBennett also if you like her facebook page you get 10% off your order, how awesome is that? Heres a link to her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ESDbyAshleyAnn
Earrings: Forever 21. I bought them like 2 years ago so they dont have them anymore obviously, but you can buy similar ones from claires http://www.claires.com/store/goods/clearance/cat1260122/jewelry/p45314/peacock+feathers+duo+drop+earrings/?navAction=pop&navCount=0 Or you could buy some from Ashley, her’s aren’t feathers but faux leather that has been cut to look like feathers then hand painted! http://www.etsy.com/shop/AshleyAnnBennett/search?search_query=peacock+earrings&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search They look absolutely gorgeous and I may need to order myself some!
Tank Top: Endless Summer Design http://www.etsy.com/listing/156549101/feather-yoga-tank-top-hand-painted?ref=shop_home_feat I absolutely love my tank top its beautiful, feminine, and super comfortable.
Short: H&M http://www.hm.com/us/product/09592?article=09592-J#article=09592-E
Sandals: Ross and I got em years ago, but Target has some similar ones http://www.target.com/p/women-s-xhilaration-dessa-braided-strappy-flat-sandal-cognac/-/A-14541782#prodSlot=medium_1_1
I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check out Ashley Ann’s Etsy shop! Happy Friday!