Fashion Friday Queen of Heartz Summer Line Pt 1.

You guys never have I had such a hard time narrowing down shots for a blog post, if that isn’t a testament to how beautiful this Queen of Heartz dress is I don’t know what is. Last Sunday I decided it’d be fun to brave the heat (107 degrees) and stroll the Ft Worth botanical gardens to do a shoot for this divinely feminine number. Well despite the brutal heat I had a marvelous time, there were so many gorgeous photo ops, and this dress is just wow from every angle. This is why Letty Tennant has got to be one of my all time favorite designers, everything she creates is gloriously feminine on every figure, the finishing touches put her clothes above any one else’s, and the historical accuracy of her pieces is so spot on!
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Dress: Queen of Heartz my measurements are 36″ 27.5″ 36″ and the medium fits like a glove, which felt nothing short of a miracle, not because of the previously mentioned measurements, but because I have rather broad shoulders. I kind of panic when I see sleeves (I’ve done my fair share of busting the shoulders on some of my favorite blouses gosh that sucks) but this dress fit wonderfully, I didn’t feel the least bit constricted. Because of the 40’s styled structure of this dress there is ample bust and shoulder room, but if you’re on the smaller side it will still look good on you too. I tell you if designers would just go back to the golden years of fashion shopping would be a lot less stressful. Clothes were meant to flatter every shape and that is something Queen of Heartz not only understands but absolutely delivers! This peachy chiffon checkered dress is so perfect for summer its light weight, super feminine, can easily transition from casual to formal, and is surprisingly comfortable…don’t be surprised to see me wearing it quite often.

Vintage Purse: Gift from a friend, but you can find purses just like it on ebay and etsy

Shoes: Payless these I bought years back but I think this dress would look even better with a pair of oxfords (more historically accurate too) here’s a pair from payless that would work beautifully or even these from mod cloth 

I hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I did, and I hope you all check out Queen of Heartz also be on the look out for Pt 2 as I have another stellar piece to show you all. Have a wonderful Friday and look out for those photobombing bumble bees 😉

 

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Fashion Friday Featuring Corset Story

Hooray it’s Friday and boy do I have a great feature for you all, this week I am featuring Corset Story.

Corset Story is an online store, that works along side of thousands of international retailers, making them the largest distributers of corsets worldwide. Now before you wrinkle your nose at a “big business” I must let you know when I had questions about sizing I had someone helping me every step of the way with the kind of personal attention you would get from a boutique, but will all of the expertise of a large corporation. Not only is Corset Story an authority on the construction of their garments but they also have an extensive variety of styles, which means whether you prefer the rockabilly look (like I do) or are one of the few people cool enough to pull off the steampunk look (I applaud you) I can guarantee you will find something you want.

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Earrings: Stole em from my mom but you can get a similar pair from claires

Corset: Corset Story Can I just say how much I love this beauty? The ruffle edging, the incredible constructions (You can really cinch that waist in let me tell ya),  the ability to wear it dressed up or down, and my all time favorite print makes this the perfect corset in my eyes. My measurements are 36″ 27 1/2″ 36″ and with the expert advice I received I ended up getting a size 24 which fits beautifully thanks to the lace up back. If you have any size questions the team at Corset Story are more than happy to help, but I’d say their size charts are pretty accurate so you may not even need help 😉

Skirt: H&M

Shoes: DSW

I really hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check Corset Story out! Happy Friday my loves!

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 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 😉

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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 😉 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!

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!

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!