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.

Friday, October 6, 2017

GIVEAWAY: Trashy Diva & Chelsea Crew

Trashy Diva Candice Gwinn Grace Coat Dress in Black Chelsea Crew Lonny Heel in Black

I'm sorry it's taken so long to host another giveaway but I promise this one was worth the wait!  I've teamed up with two of my favorite brands, Trashy Diva and Chelsea Crew, to offer the chance to win a new outfit...  Literally from head to toe!  The seasons are changing and Trashy Diva's Ribbed Rayon is the perfect collection for the transition.  And much like the endless outfits I feature here, Chelsea Crew shoes give your ensembles that classic finishing touch.  To get all the details on the giveaway and learn how to enter, keep reading below!

Trashy Diva Candice Gwinn Grace Coat Dress in Black Chelsea Crew Lonny Heel in Black

Trashy Diva Candice Gwinn Grace Coat Dress in Black Chelsea Crew Lonny Heel in Black

Trashy Diva Candice Gwinn Grace Coat Dress in Black Chelsea Crew Lonny Heel in Black

Trashy Diva Candice Gwinn Grace Coat Dress in Black Chelsea Crew Lonny Heel in Black

Coat dress- c/o Trashy Diva
Shoes- Chelsea Crew
Fascinator- Vintage (similar)
Belt- From another dress
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Marvelous Mauve

The Candice Gwinn Grace Coat Dress is pretty self-explanatory: you can wear it as a light coat or you can wear it as a dress.  Considering how mild our seasons are here, I've chosen to wear it as a dress.  The Grace features a tailored bodice with princess seams, three-quarter sleeves, a knee-length pleated skirt, and a Peter Pan collar with covered buttons down the front.  There's also a removable sash that you can wear as a bow around your neck (as I've styled here).  This particular style runs quite small and while I hover between a 2-4, I chose a size 6.  If you're planning on wearing it as a coat like I am, it's best to size up.  I've paired the Grace with the Chelsea Crew Lonny velvet heels in black.  I've featured them on my blog several times and I also own them in red.  They're such a great staple and I feel like I need another pair just in case!

This giveaway will be run through a Rafflecopter widget, which you can see below.  There are eleven ways to enter and none of them are mandatory (no pressure!).  But as I'm sure you already know, the more ways you enter, the better chance you have of winning!  The giveaway winner will get an item of their choice from Trashy Diva's Ribbed Rayon collection and their pick of any Chelsea Crew shoe.  Of course, your picks will be honored as long as they're in stock in your size.  This giveaway will run until the end of the day on Friday, October 13th (11:59pm to be exact).  I'll contact the winner over the weekend and the official winning announcement will be on Tuesday, October 17th.  Have any questions about the giveaway?  Feel free to comment below!

Thank you so much for entering and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

xoxo

Ashley

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Beetle

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Beetle Border Full Skirt Heart of Haute Sweet Sweater in Black Erstwilder All Hallows Eve Brooch

My Halloween outfits are in full swing and I couldn't be more psyched about showing them off this month!  As a longtime fan of Vintage Inspired by Jackie, I was incredibly excited when she debuted this Beetle skirt.  Jackie collaborated with John Varvir to showcase this spooky print and it's not only perfect for the season, but all year around as well!

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Beetle Border Full Skirt Heart of Haute Sweet Sweater in Black

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Beetle Border Full Skirt

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Beetle Border Full Skirt Heart of Haute Sweet Sweater in Black Erstwilder All Hallows Eve Brooch

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Beetle Border Full Skirt Heart of Haute Sweet Sweater in Black Erstwilder All Hallows Eve Brooch

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Beetle Border Full Skirt Heart of Haute Sweet Sweater in Black Erstwilder All Hallows Eve Brooch

Top- Heart of Haute
Skirt- c/o Vintage Inspired by Jackie
Shoes- Amazon
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Petticoat- Malco Modes
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Marvelous Mauve

Made from 100% cotton, this skirt features a thin waistband, full gathered skirt, side pocket, and a side zip with a top button closure.  Jackie made this skirt to my waist measurement, so it fits perfectly.  This skirt also comes in a black or a gray background, but I prefer the white because I feel like it makes the print pop.  Love the print but want it on a different style?  Jackie is always open to custom orders and she's more than happy to make this into a dress as well.  I have tons of custom pieces from her and she's so wonderful to work with!

October is turning out to be one of the busiest months of the year for my family.  We have lots of family gatherings, celebrations, and events.  Considering all the terrible things going on these days, it's nice to look forward to some fun and positive affairs on the calendar.  Plus, anything that requires me to wear a pretty dress puts a smile on my face!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, October 2, 2017

Halloween This Way

At this very moment, Erstwilder's new Halloween collection has launched!  Filled with spooky cuteness, this range is perfect for the quirky fashionista with a creepy twist.  I've teamed up with Erstwilder to show you my personal favorites from this collection.  You can read all about them below!

Erstwilder Halloween This Way


Bat Cat
Erstwilder Bat Cat Brooch Southern California Belle

Erstwilder Bat Cat Brooch
Cardigan- Sourpuss

Bat Cat has returned!  Except this time, he comes in a lovely orange and black colorway.  Bat Cat just so happens to be my personal favorite, only because he's so cute and I've wanted him for so long!  While he may be super festive, he will definitely be worn all year around.

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Erstwilder Drop Dead Gorgeous Southern California Belle

Erstwilder Drop Dead Gorgeous

Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- Gracia

Drop Dead Gorgeous is giving the undead a run for their money!  With a fabulous vintage hairdo and signature pinup makeup, she's sure to add some fun to your outfits.  I love that we're both wearing hair scarves in this picture!

Catastrophic Fright
Erstwilder Catastrophic Southern California Belle

Erstwilder Catastrophic

Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- Unique Vintage

Paws-ativealy adorable, the new Catastrophic Fright brooch is perfect for Halloween.  I love how big her tail is and she really pops when you wear a light colored top.  I think she's the perfect addition to any cat lover's collection!

All Hallows' Eve
Erstwilder All Hallows Eve Southern California Belle

Erstwilder All Hallows Eve

Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- Gracia

A classic Halloween brooch, All Hallows' Eve is a great way to add some spookiness to your ensemble... Especially if you're trying to keep it down on the kitsch.  I love the detail in the bats and the super sparkly moon.  I can see myself wearing this one all year around as well!

What are your favorites from the new range?  Did you add any to your collection?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley
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