Thursday, November 23, 2017

Black Friday: Deals and Steals!

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Want to find all the Black Friday Deals in one spot?  I've done my best to search the internet and feature all my favorite shops (and their sales!).  This post will update as more sales go live, so keep checking back for more shops with their sale codes.  Happy shopping!

Trashy Diva: 30% off everything including sale items (excluding the Magenta Floral collection) with code GOBBLEITUP

Unique Vintage: 25% off everything including sale items with code YAY25

Vintage Inspired by Jackie: 20% off select items, no code required

Hearts and Found: 30% off all dresses and skirts with code BLACKFRIDAY30

When Decades Collide Vintage: 20% off sitewide, no code needed

ASOS: 30% off sitewide with code EPIC30

Folter/Retrolicious: 40% off sitewide with code thanks40

Betsey Johnson: 35% off sitewide and free shipping with code BLACK

Collectif: 30% off sitewide with code BF30

BAIT Footwear: up to 40% off starting midnight tonight

Voodoo Vixen: select items from 50-75% off, no code required

Tuesday Rose Vintage: 30% off sitewide, no code needed

Loco Lindo: 30% off sitewide and free US shipping with code BLACKFRIDAY30

Unicorn Crafts: 20% off all orders with code PINKUNICORN, all orders will include a free button, and free mystery gift on orders over $25 starting Friday 10AM

MAC Cosmetics: 25% off with code MAC25

Bernie Dexter: Last chance items 55% off with code BFCM55 and 25% off the rest of the website with code BFCM25

Stop Staring: 20% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY20

The Pretty Dress Company: 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY

xoxo

Ashley

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Elsa

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Clock Face Border Print Full Skirt in Winter Heart of Haute Elsa Blouse

Is there anything prettier than pastels?  This ever-so-popular Vintage Inspired by Jackie Clock Face skirt (with artwork from John Varvir) was transformed into a winter wonderland color way and I'm in love!  Much like all the items in her shop, this skirt was made impeccably and the quality is top notch.  Would it be weird to own this skirt in all four colors?  Because I feel like I'm headed in that direction anyway!

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Clock Face Border Print Full Skirt in Winter Heart of Haute Elsa Blouse

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Clock Face Border Print Full Skirt in Winter Heart of Haute Elsa Blouse

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Clock Face Border Print Full Skirt in Winter Heart of Haute Elsa Blouse

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Clock Face Border Print Full Skirt in Winter Heart of Haute Elsa Blouse

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Clock Face Border Print Full Skirt in Winter

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Clock Face Border Print Full Skirt in Winter Heart of Haute Elsa Blouse

Top- c/o Heart of Haute
Skirt- c/o Vintage Inspired by Jackie
Shoes- c/o Bettie Page Shoes
Petticoat- Malco Modes
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Pink Souffle

Perfect for a day in the park (or any other day really), this 100% cotton skirt features a thin fitted waistband, gathered skirt, side pocket, and side zip with a top button closure.  Jackie made this piece to my waist measurement and it was perfect!  Just so you know, this skirt is currently 20% off for Black Friday!  There's no code needed and this sale won't last long so don't hesitate to order one for yourself!

Are you ready for Thankgiving and Black Friday?  I'm loving all these early sales, I feel like it takes some pressure off the Friday madness (plus I'm working that day).  Today I'm going to tackle a pecan pie cheesecake for Thanksgiving and I'm totally nervous about it!  Fingers crossed it turns out to be somewhat edible!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, November 20, 2017

Magenta Floral

Trashy Diva Bianca Long Dress in Magenta Floral Southern California Belle

I mean, is there even a dress more dreamy than the Trashy Diva Bianca Long?!  Not only does it carry the name of my child (by coincidence, of course), but this new longer, fancier version of the original is a dream come true.  Made from a lush rayon crepe de chine, this dress brings all the drama but feels like you're wearing a cloud.  Debuting in Magenta Floral, aka the 2017 March Madness winner, this luxurious print was a match made in heaven for this dress!

Trashy Diva Bianca Long Dress in Magenta Floral Southern California Belle

Trashy Diva Bianca Long Dress in Magenta Floral Southern California Belle

Trashy Diva Bianca Long Dress in Magenta Floral Southern California Belle

Trashy Diva Bianca Long Dress in Magenta Floral Southern California Belle

Trashy Diva Bianca Long Dress in Magenta Floral Southern California Belle

Trashy Diva Bianca Long Dress in Magenta Floral Southern California Belle

Dress- Trashy Diva
Shoes- Remix Vintage Shoes
Longline bra- Amazon
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Pink Souffle

Not a far cry from the original (you can see my post in the shorter Bianca HERE), the Bianca Long features a deep sexy notched neckline, long sleeves with buttoned cuffs, banded waist, side zipper closure, and massive 8-panel circle skirt complete with pockets.  While the notched neckline is gorgeous, I'm not a huge fan of cleavage.  Thankfully, this dress was designed to be worn reversed!  As you can see, the "back" has a crossover neckline that very much suits my more modest needs.  Plus, I love a great plunge in the back! 

As for sizing, I normally hover between a 2 and a 4.  I decided on a 4 and I've found that the size chart is accurate.  While I think I could have sized down to a 2 (rayon crepe de chine does relax over time), I was happy with how it fit.  The banded waist provides almost no stretch and (when worn backwards) I need a bit of room to fit my low-back longline bra in there!  The length of the skirt is very long, so tall girls rejoice!  I'm a bit over 5'6" and I'm wearing 4" heels and the dress still touches the floor.  Just for the record, this is the first full-length Trashy Diva dress I've been "short enough" to wear and I couldn't be happier!

The Magenta Floral collection has four other styles (three dresses with a shorter hemline and a jumpsuit) and come in varying sizes of 0-24.  Because this is a Heritage Print, I wouldn't hesitate on adding one of these beauties to your closet!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Polka Parlour

Smak Parlour Black Polka Dot Long Sleeve Dress With Collar

I love pushing the boundaries of my personal style.  This year I've incorporated more shorter hems to my wardrobe and I couldn't be happier!  Smak Parlour has a great selection of vintage-inspired dresses and this polka dot number is the perfect piece to dress up or down.  Although it's been cooling down a bit here, I can't wait to throw on a pair of tights and some cute booties with this dress.  I keep fantasizing about layering and "winterizing" my wardrobe in hopes that one day it will be cool enough for the occasion!

Smak Parlour Black Polka Dot Long Sleeve Dress With Collar

Smak Parlour Black Polka Dot Long Sleeve Dress With Collar

Smak Parlour Black Polka Dot Long Sleeve Dress With Collar

Smak Parlour Black Polka Dot Long Sleeve Dress With Collar

Smak Parlour Black Polka Dot Long Sleeve Dress With Collar

Dress- c/o Smak Parlour
Shoes- Chelsea Crew
Brooch- Erstwilder
Belt- Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Lipstick-c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills in Blush

This super stretchy dress is made from a woven poly blend and very comfortable to wear.  It honestly feels like I'm wearing comfy pajamas!  It features a contrast Peter Pan collar, long sleeves, pleated skirt with side pockets, and a back zippered closure.  I went with a size small and it was perfect for my frame.  I chose to add a belt to accentuate my waist but it looks just as cute without one.  Considering this dress is just $74, I feel like it's a great price for such a fun fall/winter staple.

For the first time in forever I'm wearing my hair without any extensions.  While my hair has grown long enough for me to feel comfortable without them, I still suffer from thin, fine hair.  It became much worse after I had Bianca: I lost most of my hair and eyelashes.  So these days, I like to use extensions to give my hair a little volume.  While I'm not 100% comfortable going without them all the time, I'm starting to embrace my thin hair.  It might sound stupid but I'm pretty proud of myself!  While I don't think I'll give up extensions forever, I'd like to keep featuring looks without them once in awhile.  Here's to hoping I get the courage to keep doing it!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Evergreen

Collectif Mainline Barbara Pom Pom Jumper Collectif Vintage Jasmine Evergreen Check Swing Skirt

Seasons are finally changing here which means I get to wear warm, comfy outfits.  Thankfully, Collectif does a great job keeping you warm and looking fabulous!  I can't say no to a fun plaid and pairing it with this ridiculously warm pom pom jumper seemed like a match made in heaven.

Collectif Vintage Jasmine Evergreen Check Swing Skirt

Collectif Mainline Barbara Pom Pom Jumper Collectif Vintage Jasmine Evergreen Check Swing Skirt

Collectif Mainline Barbara Pom Pom Jumper Collectif Vintage Jasmine Evergreen Check Swing Skirt

Collectif Mainline Barbara Pom Pom Jumper Collectif Vintage Jasmine Evergreen Check Swing Skirt

Collectif Mainline Barbara Pom Pom Jumper Collectif Vintage Jasmine Evergreen Check Swing Skirt

Top- c/o Collectif
Skirt- c/o Collectif
Shoes- c/o Restricted Shoes
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills in Craft

The Barbara jumper is made from thick, soft nylon blend and has a slightly cropped length, pom poms around the bust and shoulders, and a high round neckline.  I went with a size UK6 and it ended up being a nice, fitted size.  This jumper also comes in three other colors and I kind of want to collect them all!

The Jasmine skirt is made from a poly blend that feels soft to the touch.  It features a fitted waistband, gathered knee-length skirt, and a side zippered closure.  The waistband provides little to no stretch, so if you're between sizes I would recommend ordering a size up.  I went with a size UK8 and while it fits, I was unable to tuck in this super thick jumper and feel/look comfortable.

Last weekend I went to Designer Con and had so much fun!  I also brought my husband and Bianca along, which was exciting because it was their first con experience.  I had the chance to run into some friends, discover new artists, and buy a few things to add to my collection of quirky enamel pins.  It also reminded me how much I love going to cons and how I'm looking forward to Wonder Con next year.  I have quite an obsession with Funko Pops and they always have a massive booth!  I think I'll need to start putting some money aside of that trip like, right now!

xoxo

Ashley
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