Timeless Beauty

Retro BabeHello, dolls! Hope everyone had a great weekend! And to all the lovely mommies, I hope your Mother’s Day was as beautiful as you! It was a scorcher here in LA over the weekend! During this photo shoot it was 98 degrees! My curls didn’t stand a chance when the photo shoot began. We were able to get a few decent shots though. This is an absolute classic style. I am very much a retro babe, and feel most beautiful when I wear vintage looks. I love watching classic movies and musicals, and I am always looking for ways to re-create the fashion. I am a huge Doris Day fan and her beauty and style have always been my inspiration. She is such a timeless beauty (hence the name of this week’s post). I have always been drawn to that era, and it’s fashion – It was so flirty, beautiful, and oozing femininity. Another huge inspiration for me and this classic look is my grandmother. Well into her 80’s she refused to be seen without her lipstick. “Ladies must always wear lipstick.”  She was very much a lady – I miss her everyday, but she passed on her sense of fashion to me, and the vintage Bulova watch you see me wear in almost all my fashion posts? – it was hers. Pearls, Chanel No. 5, lipstick, and a great purse – those wear her staples. And when I am wearing a classic look (like I was this weekend) and glance in the mirror – I realize how much I look like my grandma when she was young. So this week’s post in dedicated to my grandma Ginny.

Today’s vintage style: Top: Wet Seal (clearance); Shorts: Forever 21; Wedges: old Candies (similar styles here); Earring: Forever 21; Ring: Forever 21; Bangle: old (similar styles here); Watch: Vintage Bulova; Sunnies: Big Lots; Tote: Forever 21 (just bought this last month, but can’t find on their website anymore. If you can splurge this is the one to get – Michael Kors; Lipstick: Sephora Shine Rouge in Flashy

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Sweet & Girly

Chambray and yellow sundressHappy Monday my darlings! I just want to share one of my favorite looks. With the weather heating up nothing says warm weather like a sundress. Long, short, mid length – doesn’t matter. It’s one of my go-to’s when I don’t have a lot of time to spend getting ready. And as the days get even hotter who really wants to spend time getting all dolled up when we’d rather be in front of an A/C vent eating a popsicle? – or is that just me?

It was a pretty warm day in Los Angeles yesterday, and I could have worn my sundress sans the blouse over it, but I couldn’t resist adding a chambray shirt. I just tied it a little above my waist and instantly my outfit was transformed. I added some accessories, and a few soft curls to my hair to give my look a touch of sweetness. I completed the look with brown ankle boots to give it that little bit of country feel. Now, if I had a real pair of cowboy boots I would have taken it to a whole new level!

Hope everyone has a great week ahead, and that Friday is here before you know it! I’m trying to fight these allergies, but they are really kicking my behindy (my word mesh for behind and hiney)! Have a great day my lovelies, and stay amazing! Muah! xoxox

My look: Sundress: Thrifted (You can find similar styles here and here); blouse: Nordstrom Rack; Bracelet: old (you can find similar styles here); Rings: Forever21; Boots: old from Forever21; Canvas tote: old (You can find at places like Ross or T.J. Maxx); watch: vintage Bulova

You in those little high waisted shorts

Let Fashion Define You

Let Fashion Define You

What can I say, I’m a sucker for polka dots (if you haven’t figured that out already). There is something so playful about them.  And I am very much into the vintage style. I have an obsession for anything from the 1940’s – 1960’s, so this outfit feeds into that obsession.  I added a pair of rocker boots to give this outfit an edge. Your eyes take in this sweet look until your eyes travel down to the boots. It gives a bold statement that says – “I’m sweet like candy, but we’re talking the red hots kinda candy.”  I want my outfits to give you a glimpse into my personality without saying a word.  I paired my polka dot blouse with high waisted navy blue dress shorts. I love pairing white, black, navy, and red. Classic colors look elegant and polished when worn together. Have a great day, darlings! And remember, fashion defines us. What does your style say about you?

Today’s look: Blouse – Forever 21; High waisted dress shorts – (old from Forever 21, but here is a similar style); Boots – (old from Kohl’s, but you can find similar styles here); cuff bracelet (old – you can get similar styles here); watch: vintage Bulova; ring: goldstone band (bought from a local shop in Burbank, CA called Rocks & Runes)
Makeup look: Tinted Moisturizer: Garnier BB cream; Eyeshadow: base color from the palette Sephora Pantone Universe (used the champagne color all over eye) crease color:Sephora trio called Meteor shower (used the brownish plum color); Eyeliner: Sephora flashy liner in black purple; mascara: Tarte Lights Camera Lashes!; Bronzer: Neutrogena healthy skin custom glow (applied to temples and cheeks). Eyebrows: ELF Studio Eyebrow kit (I just use the brown wax, not the powder); Lips: Loreal Colour Riche in Cherry Tulle; and nails: OPI in the color High Maintenance (the Sephora collection).