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This is my favorite look in this series, which is interesting because Mr. Vintageortacky talked me into most of it. I love a semi-menswear look, and this one has feminine touches with the hyper-feminine makeup, and lace, juxtaposed with the cowboy boots, wet-looking jeans and tweed jacket. I’ve wanted a Joe Browns jacket for a while so that was a no-brainer, and I’m so pleased with how flattering it is. I want to wear it everyday!! I love all the little asymmetric details, and mismatched buttons, random red stitches… I die. The blouse is a great length to be work with leggings and I think this look would particularly suit apple and pear body types These jeans are so interesting, it almost look like leather, and the color is just to die for. Can we make Ox Blood the next pantone color of the year because I want it on everything! I love this little bow clip- it can be used in the hair too! I’m officially obsessed with Trilby hats and I love any outfit that makes the hat look like part of the gang! The Boots in this look- I’m super impressed. These are so well made, and even with the inch heel are very comfortable. Kudos Simplybe!!! Read more
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This dress is so 90′s and I’m feeling my inner riot girl down to the run in my tights- see if you can catch it in the video. I love and live in shirt dresses because they are perennially cool, flattering, and I think incredibly sexy in an understated and confident way. I wanted to include a look in this series that wasn’t as dressed-up; parties are often casual affairs and I sometimes one does not want to fuss with an updo! Let you hair down, throw on some silly accessories (soup ladle earrings anyone?) and relax into the holidays!
We filmed this at a bus stop in Oakland. I love how in the middle of this busy city, that my mom calls the concrete jungle, there’s this bus stop with a bit of wild grass, flowers and these memorial stones. There’s also a mural on the other side I’ll show you another day. I just love how steps away from this is a 7-11, a nice apartment building, billboards, and adorable craftsman style single family homes. I “hella” love Oakland!
Shopping Links Dress, Simply Be; footless Tights, Spanx; Harmonica Necklace, Aldo; Bullet Necklace, Soup Ladle Earrings & Other jewelry, Old, Button Boots Simply Be (available in several shoe and calf widths)
In addition to the Anatomy of a Pin Up look I’m wearing in all 5 looks, here’s another look that would be interesting with this outfit.
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Blue and Silver is such a great combination for holiday parties! It’s a great alternative to red and green, which while festive can look a little “been there, done that”. This dress is interesting because you get arm-coverage for those of you concerned with showing your upper arms, and you could also wear tights like I did in the Holiday Go-Lightly look, or go bare like I did here. Note- this was hella cold, so maybe tights are a better idea. The silhouette the dress creates with the sweetheart neckline and the flared shirt and so flattering, and while it’s short, it has enough weight to lay-down so I didn’t feel exposed- I even walk back up my stairs at the end of the video and you can’t see my bum! Read more
Disclosure: Clothing sent to me by PR for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Lately I’ve noticed that there are nautical inspired items everywhere, and as a lover of Americana and Retro Style, I’m loving it! It seems like everywhere there are Navy & White striped clothing, Anchor jewelry, even Hello Kitty has donned a Sailor Suit! Another thing popping up just about everywhere is Polka Dots. As a life-long member of the I LOVE EVERYTHING POLKA DOT club, I’m a happy camper & I’ve been shopping like crazy, scooping up all the cuteness.
An outfit like this one is simple- really it’s just a t-shirt and jeans. But it’s the little details- Polka dot denim, Hello Kitty in a Sailor Outfit, Leopard Flats, than make it feel playful, and in turn, makes me feel playful! I know there are a gratuitous number of photos featuring the jeans, but it’s not everyday you find polka dot jeans- much less ones that fit you so well. Seriously, Check these ones versus the Poppy Red Cropped ones in look 2. They are the same brand, same size, but a different cut/fabric. These fit like they were cut for me. LOVE! I also HAVE to take moment to self-congratulate- the squats, though freaking painful, are paying off in the booty-department. Motivation! Read more
Check out my neighbor’s cat photobombing!
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Today’s tutorial is a soft & simple yet fun makeup look. Lately I’m been gravitating to lighter eyes and super bold lips. It feels fun and fresh but I still get the pop of color I crave! On Saturday I filmed myself getting ready to do out with the fam-bam for my husband’s Grandpa’s 95th birthday dinner.
YEP, I said 95!
We always go to his favorite family-style steakhouse an it’s always such a joy to spend time with the family. Afterword we watched The Life of Pi at Mikey’s sister’s place and her kids and it’s so interesting to see a movie like that with children and hear their perspective. On Sunday we went on a double date with my parents: California Pizza Kitchen and Oz the Great and Powerful in IMAX 3D, so my weekend was filled with good food, good company, and visually stunning movies. I’m truly blessed. Read more