Fashion Friday Featuring Desi Roo Clothing

Hey guys I am rather excited to share a fabulous find with you all this week. Whilst surfing through etsy (like one does) I came across the fabulous Desi Roo Clothing, not only are there beautiful accessories to choose from, but all of the blouses offered are so incredibly lovely!

What I especially loved is that a lot of the tops are made from vintage fabric but the blouse itself is new, so there won’t be the hassles that come along with pure vintage pieces like rips, fragility, and mysterious smells/stains. There are a few variations of blouse structure offered: cotton tie shoulder top,  flirty puff sleeve wrap back blouse, and the 1940’s puff sleeve wrap back, plus all the prints and fabrics offered are too numerous and outrageously beautiful to name, if there is a particular color or print you happen to be fond of I bet you can find it. I could honestly buy one in every print and have the most perfect wardrobe that ever was. Oh and another great thing about Desi Roo is that if there is a top you like that just happens to be too large it can be altered for a better fit for only $15!

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Earrings: Desi Roo Clothing  all the beauty of actual Bakelite but none of the potential lead poisoning. I mean who wouldn’t want to don a pair of pastel chrysanthemum earrings?

Blouse: Desi Roo Clothing  I love love LOOOVE this blouse! Its just as comfortable as a T-shirt but worlds more stylish. Whether your personal style is that of a vintage inspiration or you’re simply a woman who appreciate a well made spectacular fitting top that can be worn from errands, to the office, and then to a night on the town, then this little number is for you! The fabric is sturdy, doesn’t wrinkle easily, and the fit is superb! Just follow the size chart and you’re good as gold. My measurments are 36″ 27.5″ 36″ and the medium is a perfect fit yay! It can be difficult to look stylish during the warmer months but this blouse was made for spring and summer! The sleeves sit just off the shoulders for a feminine and stylish look that will keep you cool but won’t sacrifice on style!

Pencil Skirt: H&M

Flats: Payless 

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check Desi Roo Clothing out! Happy Friday love you all.

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Fashion Friday Must Have Accessory Trends for Spring 2014.

Being that the weather seems to finally be losing it’s chilly edge I thought I’d do a little post on spring trend accessories.

Adding new accessories is a great way to update your wardrobe for spring without spending a huge amount of money. Sometimes all it takes is a new scarf or a new purse to help your wardrobe staples take on a whole new style. If you’re looking for a new piece of wearable fashion for the new season, below are a few spring trends I’ll be working into my wardrobe as the weather gets warmer!

1. Anything vibrant orange. According to Elle magazine, bright orange is the go-to color for the coming season. In fact, they call it “the new black.” Rock this look by pairing a Sarah Stewart orange silk scarf with my Irene Adler inspired hair and makeup, cropped pants, and a white tee, and you’re all set!

2. “Hippie” bags made of natural fibers. Harper’s Bazaar magazine calls “haute hippie” bags made from natural fibers like cotton and hemp a growing trend as consumers continue the move away from animal products. This Shiva Navy backpack fits right in with that style and would be a really cute yoga bag. Might just need to snap this one up immediately…

3. Fringe. The “Fashion Spot” announces that fringe is another popular trend this spring. Designers are using it on everything from scarves to bags to shoes. Some fringe is subtle, like the hem of a scarf; other uses are over-the-top, with two to three-inch fringe flowing from the edge of a bag. Definitely a fun way to spice up your look!

4. Neck scarves. Another trend to look for this spring, according to Harper’s Bazaar is the neck scarf. This mainstay of the 1950s is one of my favorite trends, and has been seen on the runways this spring. I love this accessory because it is super affordable and an easy way to add a vintage feel to any outfit.

5. Black and white. In Style magazine calls pairing black and white a spring trend that you don’t even have to wait for warm weather to wear. This look is easy to create. A pair of black jeans with a white tee or sweater makes an ideal canvas for adding just a bit of color, like this pretty electric blue weekender bag. (Hint: you don’t have to be going on a trip to wear this bag. It’ll hold your laptop or your tablet as well as all of your essential gear. Could be another contender for a yoga bag…decisions, decisions!)

6. Modern global crafts. Vogue magazine emphasizes modern crafts for spring, 2014. The Shiva navy backpack mentioned above is right in line with this colorful trend. So is this Guatamalan style woven bracelet that combines traditional Indian designs with Swarovski crystals.

It may be cold right now where you live, but it’s not too early to be thinking of spring fashion. Accessories make sprucing up your spring wardrobe easy and affordable.

I hop you all enjoyed this post and that will work some fun accessories into your new wardrobe. Happy Friday I love you guys.

Fashion Friday featuring Heart of Haute pt 2

Hooray we’re finally getting around to part 2 of the Heart of Haute feature. The model for this week is my beautiful younger sister.

Heart of Haute was founded in the home of the mother daughter team Teresa and Amanda Becker in 2005, eventually the business grew to more employees and made its way into an office/warehouse in San Dimas California in 2008, then the very next year the demand grew so much the ladies had to double their warehouse space. The fact that this business started by supplying two local Los Angeles boutiques to over 300 businesses both local and international has got to say something…and it says that their clothing and customer service are positively fantastic. Find out more about this incredible company at http://heartofhaute.com/

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Dress: Heart of Haute Can we all talk about how adorable this swing dress is? The sweetheart neckline, belted waist, and the precious polka dot print make it the perfect pinup piece. My sister’s measurements are 30″ 25″ and hips don’t matter in a swing dress 😉 my sister should technically be wearing an extra small but she’s very tall (6ft) and has extremely broad shoulders, so the medium fits her everywhere but the bust, its a little too loose in that area. So keep height and broad shoulder in mind when it comes to sizing and if you have any question on sizing you can always ask the incredibly helpful ladies of Heart of Haute.

 

Hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check Heart of Haute out, their products are so beautiful and very affordably priced for the high quality you’re getting. Happy Friday guys I love you!

Fashion Friday Featuring JBR Clothing

This week’s Fashion Friday is featuring JBR Clothing, a company that carries all of your favorite pinup and vintage inspired brands, and also happens to have some of the best costumer service you will ever have the fortune to experience. When I was unsure about sizing for this particular dress I shot the JBR team an email, was helped immediately and because of their expert advice my dress fits me perfectly!

Check out this fantastic company here http://www.jbrclothing.com/default.asp

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Dress: JBR Clothing Have you ever seen an article of clothing that was your personality made into a garment? Well this H & R London Polka dot dress was so me I knew we deserved each other 😉 With its black and white polka dot print, classic swing dress shape, tulle underskirt, and fantastic pleated collar this dress is the embodiment of pinup. Not only was this dress visually “me” but the fit is spectacular. The H&R London dresses have a tendency to run on the small side but they provide a size chart that is positively spot on, so need to worry about the dreaded size gambling game. My measurement are 36″ 27 1/2″ 36″ and the medium is a gorgeous fit.

High Heels: DSW yes yes I wear these shoes too much, but am I sorry? Absolutely not.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you have a very Happy Valentines! PS if you’re looking for a last minute gift you couldn’t go wrong with a gift certificate from JBR Clothing or you could even buy yourself your own Valentines gift. No need to wait around to get what you really want. Love you guys!

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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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!

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 Winter Wonderland

The weather was pretty insane this week. I cannot recall a time when Dallas has seen so much ice. So for this week I will be sharing a very winter prepared outfit. If you follow me on instagram you have already seen these pictures. I didn’t have the opportunity to do another shoot this week. But hey this is better than nothing right?

1943196919851988Fur headwrap and wrist wraps: They belong to my mother and I believe she got them from Nordstroms a few years ago. If you’re looking to make an investment in real fur Nordstroms has that here http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/dena-products-genuine-fox-fur-head-wrap/3390498?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=200&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_2_D but if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative or a faux fur option they have that as well http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/topshop-faux-fur-cap/3616470?cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_4_C&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Black&origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&resultback=1300 now I couldn’t find the fur wristlets but here are some gloves that give a similar look http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/surell-leather-gloves-with-faux-fur-trim/3585084?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=200&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_2_B

Coat: H&M unfortunately they have sold out but Forever 21 has some lovely options http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=outerwear_coats&ProductID=2000092093&VariantID= http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=outerwear_coats&ProductID=2027706062&VariantID=

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

Boots: Charlotte Russe http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/Shoes/Boots-Booties/Knee-High-Boots/Exposed-Zip-Lace-Up-Boot/pc/2115/c/2656/sc/2870/241726.uts?SSFEAT=634CharlotteCategoryPageBottomMostLiked-1346443575542&SREF=CustomerSite&SFBState=Unknown

Hope you all enjoyed this post and that you have a great weekend!