Fashion Friday Featuring Restricted Shoes Pt 1.

Hello my lovelies. Has this week been exceptionally long for anyone else or was it just me? Well regardless, it is finally the weekend hooray, and I have a wonderful post to share with you all. Today I am featuring Restricted shoes, a family-owned and opperated business that encourages all women to express their own personal style how they see fit, and is there any better way to express yourself than through shoes?  I think not.

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Belt: Vintage/Similar

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Shoes: Restricted Shoes Well aren’t these shoes just a darling culmination of everything I love in footwear! First off the oxford design is superb, the height and stability of a wedge is killer, and can I just say that a T-strap detailing will get me everytime? I mean there is a reason the T-strap hasn’t been out of style since it first hit the scene in the 20’s. Plus these bad boys are really comfortable, honestly I was rather blown away  by how soft the faux leather is, translations I’m not going to get blisters *Hallelujah Chorus* 😉 all in all I could not be more thrilled by the shoes, they are stylish, comfortable, and positively timeless, what more could a girl want?

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check out Restricted Shoes. Happiest of Fridays!

Oh and if you’re thinking of getting a pair of shoes, starting December 1st- the 31st use the discount code SARAHFORSHAW30 for 30% off of your purchase.

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Fashion Friday Featuring Malco Modes

Hello guys and dolls, that is assuming the occasional guy stumbles across my blog, I keep it pretty girly here haha.  Anway this week I will be doing another feature on the best petticoat/crinoline company around, Malco Modes!

To me there isn’t anything sadder than a swing skirt or dress not living up to its full voluminous potential, all that fabric deserves to be delightfully puffy and cloud like, am I right? But where is a pinup girl to turn? There are soooo many petticoat and crinoline options out there it can be seriously overwhelming, and if you’re anything like me too many options result in a choice not being made at all. Well let me take you by the hand and guide you to where you and your swing skirt/dresses need to be getting their support.

I’m still in the beginning stages of putting together my dream pinup wardrobe so as of right now I only have two petticoats, both of which are from Malco Modes. Now this may sound as if I’m not in a position to really tell you who you should be buying from but keep this in mind, just because I only own from one company doesn’t mean I haven’t tried on other companies. I may look a little more high maintenance than most but I do not sacrifice comfort, I’ve tried on different petticoats and crinolines from other companies and everytime they have felt incredibly itchy and uncomfortable, stiff fabric is great at holding out that skirt of yours, but it also feels a bit like a cheese grater on your skin…thanks but no thanks.  Malco Modes on the other hand is incredibly comfortable, their petticoats are made from cotton candy soft chiffon, and their crinolines are made from nylon net with a nylon organza as the bottom layer so it doesn’t scratch your legs in the least, and because of the handcrafted quality of these pieces the volume pay off they provide is stunning!

To me the answer as to who you should get your petticoats and crinolines from couldn’t be any clearer. Malco Modes is a 100% made in the USA company, all of their pieces are hand crafted ensuring phenomenal long lasting quality, and the comfort level their pieces provide is out of this world! What more could you possibly want? 123512731189PicMonkey CollageI can only keep the whole dignified modeling thing up for so long…I mean do you really expect me to not jump on the bed?

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Glasses: Claires/Similar

Corset: Corset Story

Bottoms: Onzie

Crinoline: Malco Modes I was a bit worried that nothing could live up to my first petticoat but Malco Modes knocked it out of the park yet again. The size chart is spot on, this crinoline is so bouncy and full and gives such a fun life to any swing skirt/dress, and the variety of colors offered is just insane. I’m already trying to decide which colors I need next haha. I have a petticoat and crinoline addiction and I have no intention of giving it up either 😉

If you’re in the market for an excellent petticoat or crinoline just do yourself a favor and order from Malco Modes, you won’t regret it I promise!

Hope you all enjoyed this post and that you have a great weekend full of giggles and big skirts

Fashion Friday Featuring Sculpture Pin Curler

This week’s Fashion Friday is featuring the Sculpture Pin Curler from http://www.vintagehair.com/ I absolutely love how this site and pincurler were created. In the “about” section of this site I read the exact sentiments I feel about modern day hair styles and standards of beauty. So much of today’s fashion is about convenience and less is more, don’t get me wrong rocking the natural look is totally great too, but somewhere along the way we lost the knowledge and tools to create the glamorous and feminine looks from the 20’s-60’s. That is where the Sculpture Pin Curler comes in, this tool is absolutely brilliant! I’ve used similar products but they were too large and tore my hair up. This tool however is perfect for creating the most authentically beautiful hairstyles.

This blog feature is based on my very first impression, usually I’ll give a hair tool a few go’s before I give up on it (like most curling irons I’ve ever used) but I can honestly say I immediately fell in love with this product, and cannot ever see myself giving it up, it keeps your hair in place while you’re rolling it up, but when it comes time to slip your curl off of it and pin it, its a breeze!

IMG_5041 How great is this? Not only do you get two fantastic curlers, but they come in the cutest box, plus there is a booklet of several different setting patterns!

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IMG_5049Motions is probably my favorite setting lotion, it has a decent amount of hold but is never crunchy!IMG_5064I always do my wetsets the same way, starting from the front, I section my hair off into approximately 1inch pieces, add my motions foaming wrap lotions, and roll my hair under.IMG_5056The sculpture pincurler makes the “rolling process” such a breeze!5067Oh so many bobbypins!5071Closer shot of my stand up pincurls.5072This is what it looks like when I finally get all my hair up into my pincurl set. I usually do my sets in the evening so by the time I wake up theyre dry and ready to be brushed out!IMG_5076Forever taking the bobby pins out of my hair.IMG_5077This is where a lot people panic and wash the curls right out. Yes your hair looks slightly clownish, but it get so much better trust me!IMG_5091All you need is a smoothing paddle like brush. I  really love my Denman for this! Just keep brushing as gently as you can, and brush the hair against your hand to avoid the afro frizz look.5119and voila! Are pincurls a lot of work? Yes. But I think theyre definitely worth it, the curls can last for days, and honestly I find them easier than curling tongs or anything of that sort, and now that I have my sculpture pin curler pin curl sets are worlds easier!5113IMG_5144Dancing to entertain my nephew staring at me through the window 😉 5138

I tried my best to make the directions for doing pincurls as clear as possible, but I understand type and pictures isn’t always enough, so I’d recommend you check out Ashley Westmoreland’s tutorials on youtube they are absolutely genius! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PBwSXHWvA8

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Scultpure Pin Curler Box Set: Vintage Hair My hair and I are in love. If you’re looking to do a historically accurate hair do this is the greatest hair tool you could ever purchase!

Motions Foaming Wrap Lotion: Sallys

Denman Brush: Sallys

Top: Charlotte Russe bout it years ago but they have a similar top that works.

Jeans: Old Navy

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and that you get yourself a sculpture pincurler and start trying out some vintage hair styles! Happy Friday.

Fashion Friday Onzie Spring Collection

This week I have quite the treat for you, two looks in one post! I couldn’t contain my excitement, I absolutely had to share the brilliance that is the Onzie spring collection.

For those of you who don’t know, Onzie is my all time favorite yoga apparel brands. They are 100% made in the USA, their clothes always come in the most flattering cuts and colors, and these beautiful clothes just so happen to be the most comfortable clothes you will ever have the fortune to wear. The last thing you want to deal with is constricting/uncomfortable clothes while trying to workout, and clearly the people of Onzie understand this. Their clothes move and breathe with you, its like a second skin…a super beautiful second skin. If you have been searching for great yoga gear your journey has ended, once you have experienced Onzie nothing else will compare. Start your addiction here 😉 http://www.onzie.com/

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Criss Cross Bra top: Onzie I love this top, it is the perfect low impact sports bra, it keeps you decent, but is doesn’t squish you into oblivion like so many sports bras can. Plus its beautiful! I’d like one in each print please 😉

Black open back top: I also got this from Onzie but it’s from their fall collection so its no longer available. However I happen to think this top works beautifully for spring. I love the sexy open back details.

Pure Vida Pant: Onzie Oh my goodness! Are these not the most beautiful pants you have ever seen? They are bohemian perfection, you can either wear them untied for an extra flowy romantic look, or tie them at the akles for a fun harem like appearance. These pants are so beautiful I will be wearing them outside of my yoga practice too!

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Flower Clip: Claires

Bustier Top: Onzie Oh yes floral, polka dots, and comfort this top has everything I could possibly want out of a sports bra! Its the perfect balance of girly and playful, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with it!

High Waist Shorts: Onzie Because why should I have to choose between being a yogi and being a pinup? I cannot even express how much I love these bottoms. Their construction is perfect, they glorify your shape all the while being flattering to what most people consider their number one problem area. Plus I’ve never been able to turn down a polka dot print 😉

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you get yourself some Onzie gear as soon as possible. Happy Friday my lovelies!

Fashion Friday (What To Wear For The Fourth)

So this week has been nothing but tank tops and yoga pants, and while this is comfortable it does not make for a great Fashion Friday. So I thought I might share some outfit inspiration for your 4th of July activities. I try not to stick to a holiday color scheme too much but admittedly I really love the combination of red, white, and blue so the 4th is always a fun fashion day for me.

headwrapAdorable pinup-esque headwrap from Forever 21 for $2.80 http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=hair-accessories-headwraps&ProductID=1058544861&VariantID=

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I am shameless when it comes to my love of polka dots so its no surprise I adore this romper from Cotton On it’s only $14.95 and can be dressed up or down. http://us.cottonon.com/shop/product/cuban-strappy-playsuit-baby-polka-ink/

wedgesLove these wedges from target. I almost never go into target with a sizable amount of cash because I’ll end up going on a spending spree, and because of this I was unable to purchase these gorgeous sandals that are just as comfortable as they are pretty. They’re currently on sale for $23.99 I may need to make a purchase. http://www.target.com/p/women-s-mossimo-supply-co-waylon-harachi-cork-wedge-sandal-cognac/-/A-14331320#prodSlot=medium_1_1

and should the heat be too much for you, going for a swim is a must, so this adorable suit may also be a must 😉

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http://www.target.com/p/women-s-mossimo-supply-co-waylon-harachi-cork-wedge-sandal-cognac/-/A-14331320#prodSlot=medium_1_1

or for those of you who like a little more coverage in your swimwear this may be another fun option

one pieceLove this one piece from Target its only $29.99 http://www.target.com/p/junior-s-1-piece-vintage-swimsuit-assorted-colors/-/A-14216465#prodSlot=large_2_23

Hope you all enjoyed this post, that you have a great weekend, and a fabulous 4th of July!