Friday, October 11, 2019

Skeleton Dance

1138 Clothing Glow In The Dark Skeleton Wrap Top and Dress

I love talking about small, woman-owned businesses and 1138 Clothing is one of my favorites!  Linda, the amazing lady behind the brand, runs her adorable shop while also taking on her newest adventure: motherhood.  While she is mostly inspired by her favorite fandoms (which I love), she always brings her A-game to the Halloween season.  I am obsessed with this skeleton print dress and matching wrap top and I couldn't wait to wear them together!

1138 Clothing Glow In The Dark Skeleton Wrap Top and Dress

1138 Clothing Glow In The Dark Skeleton Wrap Top and Dress

1138 Clothing Glow In The Dark Skeleton Wrap Top and Dress

1138 Clothing Glow In The Dark Skeleton Wrap Top and Dress

Top- c/o 1138 Clothing
Dress- c/o 1138 Clothing
Boots- YRU
Tights- Target
Hair bow- Free People
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

Both of these pieces are made from a comfy stretch knit that's perfect for warmer or cooler weather.  The top is a true wrap so you can wear it as tight or as loose as you want.  I love the flutter sleeve so much!  The dress is a classic tank dress with no buttons or zippers.  You just pull it over and go!  It was a little rainy and very windy when I wore this outfit so I opted to wear these pieces together and I love how they look.  Their best feature?  They glow in the dark!  So you can look hauntingly festive day or night, it really is the perfect spooky outfit.

Make sure to check out the rest of 1138 Clothing's offerings on her Etsy page.  You'll be especially happy if you love everything Harry Potter, there's so much good stuff!  Look cute and support a small business with a small family while you're at it!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Bats!

Unique Vintage Smak Parlour Black and White Stripe Bat Print Fit and Flare Dress

Fall is officially here and I've been ready since... well, the beginning of summer!  As someone who lives that spooky life year round, I get extra excited when the Halloween goodies start rolling into the stores.  Unique Vintage has outdone themselves this year and given us the best selection of Halloween clothing and accessories, including this Smak Parlour dress.  It's stretchy, spooky, and perfect for all the Halloween activities I have coming up!

Unique Vintage Smak Parlour Black and White Stripe Bat Print Fit and Flare Dress

Unique Vintage Smak Parlour Black and White Stripe Bat Print Fit and Flare Dress

Unique Vintage Smak Parlour Black and White Stripe Bat Print Fit and Flare Dress

Unique Vintage Smak Parlour Black and White Stripe Bat Print Fit and Flare Dress

Dress- c/o Unique Vintage
Shoes- YRU
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

This amazing bat print striped dress is made from a soft stretch poly fabric and features long sleeves with a contrast bat cuff, contrast bat Peter Pan collar, a-line skirt with pockets, and a back zippered closure.  This dress is so comfortable, for reals!  Usually dresses with long sleeves really bother me but this one is so nice.  I'm wearing my usual size small in Smak Parlour and I would say it's right on point.  Their dress bodices are usually short on me, so I'm used to their dresses being more of an empire waist.  So if you have a short or average sized torso, this one will fit you right at the waist.

While this may technically be a "Halloween" inspired dress, I will definitely be rocking this cutie all fall and winter long!  If you haven't tried a Smak Parlour dress yet, you can shop the wide selection from sizes XS-4X on Unique Vintage right now!

xoxo

Ashley

Friday, September 13, 2019

Willow

Restricted Shoes Jester Boot and Willow Boot

What a week!  Honestly, Fridays are my favorite because I feel that pure joy of the weekend creeping in.  Our weekdays are hectic and we so look forward to enjoying our family time.  Fridays are known as "family nights" and we usually let Bianca choose what we end up doing.  Nine times out of ten she wants to go out (she's way more social than Kevin and me). 

Bianca has been wearing these heeled booties from Restricted Shoes on the daily and I don't blame her!  They're comfy and she totally feels like a big girl in her heeled but very easy to wear boots.  Me, being the comfy one, prefers less of a heel and Restricted hooked me up with these lovely booties.  You can read our review and find out more about Restricted below!

Restricted Shoes Jester Boot and Willow Boot

Restricted Shoes Jester Boot and Willow Boot

Restricted Shoes Willow Boot

Restricted Shoes Jester Boot and Willow Boot

Restricted Shoes Jester Boot

Top- Sister Jane
Jeans- Old Navy
Boots- c/o Restricted Shoes
Hat- Unique Vintage (similar)

Bianca's dress- Old Navy
Bianca's shoes- c/o Restricted Shoes

I'm wearing the new Jester bootie, which features a small heel and slips right on.  I actually had to do a double take to see if they actually had a heel at all because I don't feel it one bit.  They come in three colors: black, whiskey, and taupe (which is what I'm wearing).  I feel like this is the perfect transitional boot because it has a summer feel but can totally handle the fall elements.  I'm wearing a size 9, which is my usual size, and they fit true to size.

Bianca is wearing the Willow boot, which features and embroidered detail on the sides and a wedged heel.  Her boots have functional laces but also have side zippers on the inside of the foot, which is great because she doesn't know how to tie her shoes yet!  My little witchy baby is seriously obsessed with these shoes, I think I need to get a backup pair!  Bianca is wearing a size 1 in girls and they run true to size as well.

Want to get you and/or your little one their own Restriced Shoes at a discount?  Use the code ATHOMSON25 for 25% off all regular priced styles!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, September 9, 2019

Out of the Shadows

Erstwilder Raven Mad Brooch
The day has come: the Erstwilder Out of the Shadows Halloween range is finally here!  As I'm sure you already know, Halloween is my favorite and I look forward to their Halloween brooches every year.  I'm not trying to be dramatic but this year is seriously the best Halloween range they've ever put out.  I love the vintage feel and the dark, deep colors they used.  This range has eleven brooches, three sets of earrings, and two necklaces.  Honestly, I wanted them all but I've highlighted my favorites below!

Erstwilder Lil Boo Brooch

Erstwilder Lil Boo Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- c/o Heart of Haute
Skirt- Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Hat- Target
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

Lil Boo is just the cutest and he's really big!  He comes in the big box, y'all!  I love his cute little face and his marbled resin.  I know he's technically a Halloween brooch but I will be rocking him all year around.


Erstwilder Itsy Bitsy Brooch

Erstwilder Itsy Bitsy Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- c/o Heart of Haute
Skirt- Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Hat- Target
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

I can't get over how beautiful and detailed Itsy Bitsy is.  While I might be terrified of spiders in real life, I'm over the moon with this brooch!  I can't get enough of these subtle colors and the wonderful detail in this one.  It's even better in person too!


Erstwilder Raven Mad Brooch

Erstwilder Raven Mad Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- c/o Heart of Haute
Skirt- Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Hat- Target
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

Give me all the raven brooches!  As someone who has a mild obsession with crows and ravens, I obviously needed Raven Mad.  Again, I'm in love with these colors!  They work so well with the marbled resin.  I know these brooches are supposedly for Halloween but Raven Mad will also get wear all year around.


You can view and shop the entire collection right now on the Erstwilder site.  I would check it out ASAP, I know this range is going to be super popular!

xoxo

Ashley

Friday, August 30, 2019

Return to Oz

Kitschy Witch Designs Return to Oz Circle Skirt

Today is the big day!  Kitschy Witch Designs by Stephanie Buscema is releasing her much anticipated Return to Oz collection today at 12pm PST!  Not only did Stephanie illustrate this amazing print, she also created pins and some really special matching jewelry with Luxulite.  I'm so honored to debut this brand new style in the Return to Oz print: the circle skirt!  This longer length, super full skirt is an absolute dream.  For reals, I think it's my new favorite piece!  You can find a detailed fit review on this new piece below.

Kitschy Witch Designs Return to Oz Circle Skirt

Kitschy Witch Designs Return to Oz Circle Skirt

Kitschy Witch Designs Return to Oz Circle Skirt

Kitschy Witch Designs Return to Oz Circle Skirt

Kitschy Witch Designs Return to Oz Circle Skirt

Top- c/o Paisley Raye
Skirt- c/o Kitschy Witch Designs
Shoes- Amazon
Hat- Unique Vintage (similar)
Pins- c/o Kitschy Witch Designs
Lipstick- c/o Besame Cosmetics in Portrait Peach

The circle skirt features a wide two inch waistband, light gathers on the front that create beautiful pleats, huge hidden side pockets, and a side zippered closure with two hook and eye closures on the band.  I'm wearing a small in the circle skirt.  I typically wear an XS in her Spellbound skirt, but because this skirt has a wider waistband and is meant to sit higher on the waist, I chose a small instead.  I'm happy with my decision and I like that I can move the hook and eye closures if I want it to be a bit more snug.  I feel like the XS would have been too snug and the waistband would begin to fold over when worn (which is a major pet peeve of mine, fit is always more important than the size in your garment!).  I can't believe how big the sweep of this skirt is, it's truly worth every single cent.  The cotton sateen has a bit of stretch and is so comfortable to wear.  The circle skirt is priced at $100 and will be available in sizes XS-3X.

If you're not a skirt person, the Return to Oz print will also come in a scarf and a Rosaleen dress.  If you'd like to read my review on the Rosaleen, click HERE!  The Haunted House and Return to Oz dresses are running exactly the same, in case you're curious.  Make sure to set your alarm and shop the Return to Oz collection when it launches at 12pm PST, I have a feeling these gorgeous goodies are going to sell out!

xoxo

Ashley
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