Friday, October 20, 2017

What's On My Radar: Current Loves

Is it weird that I'm already thinking about gifting for the holidays?  I'm usually an early bird and get my holiday gifts in October, so I have lots of cute goodies on my radar right now.  Whether you're looking for someone else or wanting to treat yourself, I'm sure these shops will have something you're looking for!

Pastello Dresses
  1. 1950s White and Yellow Bubble Print Full Skirt Cotton Dress
  2. 1950s Turquoise Harlequin Print Full Skirt Cotton Dress
  3. 1950s Green White Yellow Black Leaves Print Full Skirt Cotton Dress
  4. 1950s Black and White Plaid Full Skirt Cotton Dress
  5. 1950s White Yellow Pink Air Balloon Novelty Print Full Skirt Cotton Dress
  6. 1950s Green Medallion Print Full Skirt Cotton Dress
Handmade in Sweden, Pastello Dresses is a shop filled with beautiful statement pieces.  Most are made with vintage fabric and Victoria, the woman behind the shop, makes sure to provide dresses in a wide range of sizes.  I'm constantly coveting pretty much everything in her shop!


Clairey Lou Creations
  1. When Life Gives You Lemons Cute Lemon Pin
  2. Halloween Ghost Brooch
  3. Halloween Candy Corn Pin
  4. Pop Tart Enamel Pin
  5. Pop Tart Plush
  6. Sweet Tooth Pin
Clairey Lou Creations, aka the cutest shop ever, is one of my favorite places to shop for small gifts.  Claire's one-of-a-kind designs are perfect for adding some sweetness to your ensembles.  I mean, look at that pop tart pin!  Is that not the cutest thing you've ever seen?!?


Miss Ladybug
  1. World Famous Monsters Frankenstein Cardigan in Mustard
  2. Wolf Man Earrings
  3. Lil' Batty Tee in Olive
  4. World Famous Monsters Gill Man Cardigan in Black
I'm all about Miss Ladybug and her adorable vintage-inspired tees, but she's branched out to embroidered cardigans and jewelry and I couldn't be more excited!  How cute are those monster cardigans?  I feel like I need them all.  And with matching earrings for every monster, you're bound to look like the spookiest fashionista of them all!


The Found
  1. Freddie Mercury Pin
  2. Taco Pin
  3. Purple Rain Pin
  4. The Future Is Female Pin
  5. Bey Formation Pin
  6. Nasty Woman Pin
I can't help but fall in love with The Found!  They have tons (and I mean tons) of fun enamel pins, patches, key chains, and more that perfectly express your personal style.  I've only showcased a small group of my favorites, but you'll have to check out their shop to see them all!


Modcloth
  1. B.A.I.T. Footwear Nostalgic Sass Oxford Heel
  2. Chelsea Crew Appreciate the Era Mary Jane Heel
  3. Miss L Fire Exquisite in Velvet Embroidered Flat
  4. Miss L Fire Era Now and Again Heel
  5. Chelsea Crew Right Here Oxford Heel in Curry
  6. B.A.I.T. Footwear Dance Hall Date Block Heel in Fawn
Modcloth is forever my favorite place to shop for shoes.  From classic vintage-inspired heels to everyday oxfords, they really have everything you could ever want in one convenient place.  I'm especially loving those velvet embroidered flats.  I fee like I need them in my life right now!

What's on your wish list this month?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Monster Mash

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Ben Cooper Monster Mask Print Vixen Swing Skirt

I'm more than ready for Halloween, in case you hadn't noticed!  Vixen by Micheline Pitt's Ben Cooper collection is perfect for the season but can easily be worn throughout the year.  This Monster Mask print Vixen swing skirt perfectly blends spooky and cute and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.  With tons of colors to pull from, the styling possibilities are endless!

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Ben Cooper Monster Mask Print Vixen Swing Skirt

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Ben Cooper Monster Mask Print Vixen Swing Skirt

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Ben Cooper Monster Mask Print Vixen Swing Skirt

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Ben Cooper Monster Mask Print Vixen Swing Skirt

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Ben Cooper Monster Mask Print Vixen Swing Skirt

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Ben Cooper Monster Mask Print Vixen Swing Skirt

Top- Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Skirt- Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Shoes- Target (similar)
Brooch- Luxulite
Hair scarf- c/o Doll Me Up
Petticoat- Malco Modes

Made from stiff and heavy stretch cotton sateen, the Vixen skirt features 1.75" waistband, full gathered skirt, and long back zippered closure.  Like all of Vixen's swing styles, this skirt has massive pockets.  I rarely go out with a purse when I'm wearing it!  While I'm usually a size XS in Vixen skirts, I found this skirt to run a little smaller.  I'm wearing a size S and it's the perfect fit.  Luckily, the Monster Mask skirt is still in stock in all sizes, so don't hesitate if you're on the fence!

I'm hoping to take Bianca to a pumpkin patch this weekend.  Due to the California drought, the local pumpkin patch (the one I went to every year as a child) has been closed since Bianca was a baby.  Luckily, they're opening the gates this weekend only and I feel like I have to take her.  Fingers crossed she's in good spirits and the lines aren't too long!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Caterina

Collectif Caterina Merida Check Swing Dress

Anyone else want to wear all the plaid during the fall season?  Collectif has an amazing collection of plaid pieces this season and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this Caterina dress.  Soft, comfortable, and great for everyday wear, this dress has won hearts all over the world!

Collectif Caterina Merida Check Swing Dress

Collectif Caterina Merida Check Swing Dress

Collectif Caterina Merida Check Swing Dress

Collectif Caterina Merida Check Swing Dress

Collectif Caterina Merida Check Swing Dress

Dress- c/o Collectif (also available on Modcloth)
Shoes- Chelsea Crew
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Head scarf- c/o Doll Me Up
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft

The Caterina swing dress is made from a soft and slightly stretchy poly blend and features a button-front shirt dress opening, v-neckline with a collar detail, short sleeves with cuff, a full circle skirt complete with pockets, and a matching slide belt.  I went with my usual UK8 and I found that this dress runs a little larger than usual.  If you tend to be between sizes, I'd definitely recommend sizing down.  I love the button-front detail and there was no gaping issues whatsoever.  I think my only issue is the slide belt, it doesn't really stay in place unless you tuck the tail underneath.  This particular print is sold out on the Collectif website, but the Caterina dress comes in lots of colors and prints (and even in a pencil skirt version)!

My Trashy Diva/Chelsea Crew giveaway winner has been announced!  Were you the lucky winner?  You can find out by checking the Rafflecopter widget HERE!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Haunted Hill

Miss Fortune Kitty Batwing Top in Purple Boardwalk Skirt in Haunted Hill Erstwilder Bat Cat Brooch

Words cannot properly express how much I love this outfit from Miss Fortune!  Laura's Halloween collection for 2017 is everything the spooky-at-heart could ask for and I couldn't be happier with this purple Kitty top and Boardwalk skirt in the new Haunted Hill print.  Made to order and perfect for the season, this one of a kind outfit can only be found on the Miss Fortune website!

Miss Fortune Kitty Batwing Top in Purple Boardwalk Skirt in Haunted Hill Erstwilder Bat Cat Brooch

Miss Fortune Kitty Batwing Top in Purple Boardwalk Skirt in Haunted Hill Erstwilder Bat Cat Brooch

Miss Fortune Kitty Batwing Top in Purple Boardwalk Skirt in Haunted Hill Erstwilder Bat Cat Brooch

Miss Fortune Kitty Batwing Top in Purple Boardwalk Skirt in Haunted Hill Erstwilder Bat Cat Brooch

Miss Fortune Boardwalk Skirt in Haunted Hill

Miss Fortune Kitty Batwing Top in Purple Boardwalk Skirt in Haunted Hill Erstwilder Bat Cat Brooch

Top- c/o Miss Fortune
Skirt- c/o Miss Fortune
Shoes- Chelsea Crew
Petticoat- Malco Modes
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft

The Boardwalk skirt features a thick waistband, gathered skirt, right side pocket, pom pom detail at the hem, and a side zip with a top button closure.  The fabric is 100% cotton and feels soft to the touch, but provides a bit of stiffness for that desired vintage look.  I paired the skirt with a petticoat but you can easily wear it without one.  While I'm technically between a size small and extra small, Laura made this skirt to my measurements and it was the perfect fit.  If you need a custom size, just send her a message!  The Kitty top features a batwing three-quarter length sleeve with a mini cuff, slash neckline, and fitted bodice.  It's made from a soft poly-blend ponte that maintains its shape when you wear it.  I took my usual size small and (as always) it was perfect!  Both of these pieces are made to order and I wouldn't hesitate, I have a feeling they're going to fly off the virtual shelf!

Tomorrow is the last day to enter my Trashy Diva/Chelsea Crew giveaway!  If you haven't heard about it yet, you can read all the details and enter HERE.  I can't wait to see who my lucky winner is, it might even be you!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Happy Skulls

Folter Clothing Happy Skulls Bow Top Vixen by Micheline Pitt Sweetheart Dress in Black

I can't help but get excited when it's "layering season" out here.  It doesn't last very long so I have to take advantage as soon as it's cool enough!  This Folter Clothing Happy Skulls top is the perfect piece to compliment a skirt or pair of pants, but I was really inspired to throw it under a cute dress.  I feel like it has endless styling options and it's perfect for Halloween!

Folter Clothing Happy Skulls Bow Top Vixen by Micheline Pitt Sweetheart Dress in Black

Folter Clothing Happy Skulls Bow Top Vixen by Micheline Pitt Sweetheart Dress in Black

Folter Clothing Happy Skulls Bow Top Vixen by Micheline Pitt Sweetheart Dress in Black

Folter Clothing Happy Skulls Bow Top Vixen by Micheline Pitt Sweetheart Dress in Black

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Sweetheart Dress in Black

Folter Clothing Happy Skulls Bow Top Vixen by Micheline Pitt Sweetheart Dress in Black

Dress- Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Top- c/o Folter Clothing
Shoes- Chinese Laundry
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Ruby

Made from a chiffon-like material, this top is light and airy but provides much needed coverage during these cooler months.  It features buttons on the cuffs and an attached neck sash.  It's definitely a relaxed fit, so my usual small was nice and roomy.  If you're between sizes, sizing down is an option.  I love this top so much and I can't wait to maximize its seemingly endless styling options!

If you're in the Los Angeles area, Folter is having an amazing Halloween sale this weekend!  Open on Saturday, October 14th from 10am-5pm and Sunday, October 15th from 11am-3pm, you'll have the opportunity to shop lots of styles and get a great deal.  Prices are starting at just $5!  There are dressing rooms so you can try your goodies before you buy and they accept both cash and major credit cards.  You can see the Facebook event HERE, but I'll provide the address below as well.  Hope I'll see you there!

Folter Inc.
112 W Elm Court
Burbank, CA 91502



xoxo

Ashley

P.S. If you haven't entered my giveaway yet, you have just a few days more!  You can read more about that HERE.
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