Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rotating Wardrobe

So I have question. How many of you rotate your wardrobe? Do you have a system?

I have a fairly large closet so I don't store any clothing away..except maybe sweaters. I'm hoping to get on a system though. That way I can wear garments more than once a year.

That brings me to my most recent OOTD, a dress I last wore on my last birthday.

I swapped a vintage purse for this dress from @vintagegirlproblems. I wish she'd get on instagram more often, I really miss her presence! (I hope you see this Lea!)


The dress is a mid 1960's dress that appears to be handmade. The bodice is buttoned up in the back with hot pink buttons to match the skirt. It's also 100% cotton. I paired the dress with my very first brooch, a 1950's poodle, that I bought when I was a sophomore in high school for 75 cents. I miss finding cute kitschy things for super cheap!

 My sandals are a recent purchase from the Naturalizer outlet and were on sale for $17. I do have to give them credit for always having vintage inspired shoes. It's a shoe brand quite popular in my closet, but rarely seen in the vintage wear. I also bought some nude t-straps I'm dying to wear! 


I'm a bit obsessed with paisley right now and am currently working with some 1960's paisley fabric. Hopefully the reveal will be soon.

This was worn on a really hot day spent with one of my oldest friends and boyfriend. We spent the afternoon chatting, sipping on cocktails, and eating pie from Emporium Pies. You should give it a try if you haven't! 



I also did a bit of shopping afterwards! I came home with $5 t-straps from Urban and lots of kawaii stickers. I'm really obsessed with stickers right now btw. I've gotten super hardcore about using my planner not only to schedule my life, but to also journal a little about my days. Apparently it's a thing too! Search filofaxing or planner enthusiasm. It changed my life! LOL But seriously, I was impressed with what I found. 

                                                                          -A. 
                                                                    

Friday, August 8, 2014

Jewel Coco Giveaway Winner!

Thank you so much for those of you who entered this giveaway! I also apologize for the slight delay in the announcement of the winner. I loved seeing everyone's favorite pieces!




The winner is Miss Elena from Beauty and others! Congratulations! I will be in contact with you shortly. Her favorite piece is this neon short necklace.


Thanks again!

-A. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Circus Dress

Just thought I'd share my most recent creation.

The Circus Dress. 

Since sewing,  I've always stuck to the 60's. I really want to sew some of my older patterns...but I'm a tad overwhelmed. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the age of the pattern. I decided to tackle that fear/feeling with Simplicity 1583 from 1956. The pattern came from my stash.


As for the fabric, it also came from my stash. I can't find any markings on it, but it was 48"-ish in width. I bought it (2 3/4ish yards) at a thrift store in North Carolina in 2009 for $2.20. I had no intention of ever turing it into an article of clothing, but loved the print. So the mystery remains, is it a replica or true vintage? My gut says it's a really good replica. I also wish I had some left over to sell! 


Oh I suppose I should mention that this is a two piece set, not a dress. I just keep calling it a dress. lol. Well anyways, the skirt was super easy so sew! Just a plain dirndl style skirt. The top was easy until I got to the V shape panels and sleeves. I think it came out a bit wonky, but I don't think it's too noticeable. Oh well! The top is still wearable. I'm really looking forward to wearing the pieces with modern separates. 

So now I leave you to a ton of photos! My boyfriend and I found this super cool building near downtown and had an audience of 6 working men while being photographed hahaha! So enjoy my awkward facial expressions! (;






My shoes were a $14 find from DSW and my clutch is Oh la la! (Korean brand) from Daisy Blossom. My necklace is vintage 1960's and jade bangle. 

Oh!! Don't forget to enter my current giveaway! 

-A.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jewelry Coco Giveaway!

As a stylist, one of the most asked questions I get is "How do I complete my outfit?" I always tell my clients and friends, you have to accessorize! Whether it's a statement necklace or a simple earring studs, it's sure to make a difference in your outfit. 

As someone that has worked in retail, I know none brand statement necklaces can cost up $40. I recently discovered Jewelry Coco, a SUPER inexpensive wholesale jewelry website. They have gorgeous statement necklaces that are $8, that would be at least $30 somewhere else. They sell everything from necklaces, rings, bracelets etc. I've done some digging around and noticed the extensive variety; there's someone for everyone. There's even vintage inspired pieces!! 

Just take a look at these pieces! 





There's a few others that I really love as well! 

So at the end of the post, you guys have a chance to enter to win a $5 gift certificate to Jewelry Coco. All you have to do is:


  •  Leave your name and email address in a comment for entry point
  •  Tell me which jewelry piece from the website is your fave for a second entry point
Let me know what you guys think! I'll announce the winner Thursday, August 8th at 10:30pm CST. 

Good Luck!
-A.


This is a sponsored post from Marine Equipment Supply with my unbiased thoughts.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Feeling Groovy

Oh boy! It's been a crazy month! With starting a new job, catching up with friends & family, continuing my freelance work as a wardrobe stylist. It's left me with little time to actually post on blogs. No worries, I have lots of pictures and things to write about! It's just finding the time to actually sit down and start to write. 

This past monday, I wore one of my all time favorite rompers that I found at Buffalo Exchange around 3 years ago. I was already in line to pay when the colorful romper caught my eye.  I immediately gave up my spot in line to see the romper. To my pleasure, it was my size and only $7; not to mention it's vintage. The mid to late 1960's piece is made out of a seersucker novelty print including pears, hearts, and flowers. 


The romper also has a halter style bodice and is shirred in the back. I think I live this a lot because of it's funky print and the way it looks like a dress instead of romper. It definitely is one of the best things I can wear during this hot Texas summer. I paired this romper with Ray Ban sunglasses & favorite nude wedges I've had for 9 years. My aunt bought them on sale at Target for $5 and let me keep them. 


This outfit was worn to watch a film from the Asian Film Festival of Dallas with my boyfriend. We watched a hilarious Vietnamese comedy called Funny Money. It's definitely a must watch! I'll go ahead and attach the trailer at the end. After the film, we ended the date with gelato from Central Market.  

                         FUNNY MONEY (TIEN CHUA) Trailer from Thien Do on Vimeo.

-A.

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