As you know, I spend an unhealthy amount of time on Etsy, browsing for vintage pieces that I love and that will hopefully fit me. I have bought a few that fit in category one and that I hope to bring into category two with some creative alterations (who am I kidding?!). If you're like me, you might be interested in DollFace Productions, a great Etsy store featuring plus finds.
Suggested Reading: Now What?
The best shot of my new favorite nail polish is here... Crushed by Sally Hansen. It fits perfectly in with the orange-polish trend, but it's slightly coral, pearly, and peachy! I have a slick on my toes, and it's helping me get over the shock of how ugly my last shipment of Julep polish was (it's always the Trina Turk ones I end up hating!).
Have you tried Crushed?
Suggested Reading: Hearing Their Stories
I love this dress: with the pretty little bow on the front and the fun rhinestone details, I'm dreaming about cocktails and bouffant hairdos. Very little to complain about on this one -- two rhinestones look to have been replaced on it, but that's all. What a gorgeous little number! $65, 46-43-46.
Photo (c) LittleBirdVtg
Suggested Reading: Trends Part II
As you know, I LOVE getting -- and reading -- user answers. Today is no different. I hope you get a change to page through a few of my favorites, and then add your own flair. It's more than just a little fun to see where these lovely ladies dream of going...
Suggested Reading: Style Quotes
Checks, boxy jackets, and always a dash of vintage inspiration -- that's the style forecast for spring! There's lots to look out for, and even more to buy when you consider endless variations on the classics. In other words... keep your eyes peeled and your wallet at the ready! To start priming your shopping list, check out my list of Trends for Spring/Summer 2013.
My top pick is definitely men's separates. While I might not be sporting a full tie, trousers, and dress shirt combination, I will do my best to make things as dashing as I can. White fitted tux, anyone?
Photo (c) Simply Be
Why have I not seen The Way We Were? It sounds epic, and I definitely remember watching a Sex and the City episode mentioning it! It sounds like a treasure trove of fashion inspiration, so off I go to watch it this weekend.
I found a wonderful new way to pick up pieces of interest, inspiration, and overall thrilling nature: buying items that were formerly in a museum or private collection! If you keep your eyes open, you might just see a local auction or sale this spring/summer (prime time for these types of sales). I just snagged a fantastic hat in purple and pink -- complete with little tassels! -- for a song.
I love paging through Vogue, but buying the vintage paper copies are so expensive! Instead, I am hoping for a Vogue Archive subscription. I've heard that they are available at some libraries, which I will definitely be checking out in Miami... the subscription for an individual purchaser is over $3,000! That's way too pricey for little ol' me, although I can dream.