Sunday, July 14, 2024

Ruby Slippers

Harvey's x The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Bow Lolita Southern California Belle
 
Feels like the perfect day for a trip to the Emerald City! I'm over the moon that Harvey's has collaborated with WB to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the classic film The Wizard of Oz. From the beautiful costumes to the iconic music, The Wizard of Oz is beloved and has inspired generations of fans over 85 years. I'm so honored that I get to show you a sneak peek of one of the pieces Harvey's will be offering in this collection: the Ruby Slippers Bow Lolita bag.

Harvey's x The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Bow Lolita Southern California Belle

Harvey's x The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Bow Lolita Southern California Belle

Harvey's x The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Bow Lolita Southern California Belle

Harvey's x The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Bow Lolita Southern California Belle

Harvey's x The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Bow Lolita Southern California Belle

Harvey's x The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Bow Lolita Southern California Belle

Harvey's x The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Bow Lolita Southern California Belle

Harvey's x The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Bow Lolita Southern California Belle

Harvey's x The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Bow Lolita Southern California Belle
Hair bows- handmade

The Lolita is an extremely popular bag with Harvey's fans but this is actually my first one! The Lolita is a petite handbag made from seatbelts and offers two handles, a detachable and adjustable crossbody strap, ruffle detail on the sides and fully lined interior with a zipper pocket and two open pockets inside. Since this is a Bow Lolita, it also has an adorable bow on the front side of the bag. Harvey's took so much into consideration when turning this Lolita into a Wizard of Oz inspired bag. The seatbelts are a sparkly red, just like the ruby slippers. The charm on the side is of Dorothy with her wicker bag and ruby slippers, the lining is blue gingham with red poppies and the zipper pull at the top of the bag is a ruby slipper. It was obviously designed with love and both Bianca and I will love this bag for a lifetime!

You can shop this bag and the rest of this collection (there is so much more) in store on Saturday, July 20th from 9am-11am. Bianca and I will be there to celebrate this incredible collection! You can RSVP to the event and get more information HERE. If you're not local to southern California, not to worry! There will be a release online as well at www.shopharveys.com on Monday, July 22nd at 8am PST. If you're new to Harvey's, items do sell out within minutes so make sure you make an account ahead of time and have payment information stored so you don't miss out on your favorites!

xoxo

Ashley

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Barbie Girl

Barbie™ X Unique Vintage Black & White Chevron Stripe One Piece Bathing Suit Southern California Belle
 
Does it get any more summer than a swimsuit?! I'll be honest, I spend very little time in the sun or at the pool. But because I'm a mom with a summer-loving kid, I'll grab a cute suit and enjoy the day in lots of shade with a book. This Barbie x Unique Vintage classic chevron suit is a homage to the original 1959 Barbie doll and perfect for my spooky summer style.

Barbie™ X Unique Vintage Black & White Chevron Stripe One Piece Bathing Suit Southern California Belle

Barbie™ X Unique Vintage Black & White Chevron Stripe One Piece Bathing Suit Southern California Belle

Barbie™ X Unique Vintage Black & White Chevron Stripe One Piece Bathing Suit Southern California Belle

Barbie™ X Unique Vintage Black & White Chevron Stripe One Piece Bathing Suit Southern California Belle

Barbie™ X Unique Vintage Black & White Chevron Stripe One Piece Bathing Suit Southern California Belle

Barbie™ X Unique Vintage Black & White Chevron Stripe One Piece Bathing Suit Southern California Belle
Heels- Amazon

This swimsuit features the classic black and white chevron print with a sweetheart neckline and adjustable and removable straps. The original Barbie suit doesn't have straps but I love that this one includes them if you need them (and I definitely do). I'm wearing a size medium, which is my usual size for Unique Vintage bathing suits. I would say it's a fit for the most part but I wish the suit itself were a couple of inches longer. I have a long torso and usually have a hard time finding one-piece suits that accommodate me. Thanks to the straps, I can wear this suit without worrying about the top riding down.

I decided to pair this suit with some spooky accessories for a cute "I'm at the pool but never in the pool" kind of outfit. These tap shorts from La Femme En Noir are a staple in my closet, especially in summer. I love that they look like a cute skirt but function like shorts. I topped this look off with some Barbie inspired sunglasses and my favorite bat shaped wicker purse. Just because summer makes me sad it doesn't mean that my outfits have to be!

You kind find this suit and the rest of their officially licensed Barbie x Unique Vintage collection in sizes XS-4X.

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Hemlock

Ovate Hemlock Dress in Black Southern California Belle
 
Hot ghoul summer is here! I'm usually a fan of sleeves but they're almost impossible to wear right now. I've officially reached the time where I'm looking for all the sleeveless options. I had been eyeing this Hemlock dress from Ovate for well over a year and I finally gave in this spring. This piece is light, fits like a dream and is perfect for all my summerween plans!

Ovate Hemlock Dress in Black Southern California Belle

Ovate Hemlock Dress in Black Southern California Belle

Ovate Hemlock Dress in Black Southern California Belle

Ovate Hemlock Dress in Black Southern California Belle

Ovate Hemlock Dress in Black Southern California Belle

Ovate Hemlock Dress in Black Southern California Belle

Ovate Hemlock Dress in Black Southern California Belle
Dress- Ovate
Socks- Amazon

Ovate is a small, woman-owned business that takes pride in their small quantities and their commitment to preventing waste. They create beautiful, timeless pieces that are meant to be worn for a lifetime. The Hemlock dress is made from a cotton/linen blend and features an open neckline, v-shaped waistline, gathered skirt, raw hem and back zippered closure. Since Ovate operates in Canada, I wanted to make sure I got the right size. I waffled between a small and a medium but ultimately went with the medium so I could wear long sleeved shirts underneath during the cooler months. I could have worn the small but I like having the extra room for layers. This dress is so beautiful and easy to wear, I wish I had it in all the colors they offer! If I had to be picky, I would say that this dress needs some pockets and I wish they offered more sizes but I'm overall very happy with the Hemlock dress. You can shop this dress in many different colors and fabric options in sizes XS-XL.

I'm super excited to show off these new accessories from Lipstick and Chrome! I live for cute lucite purses and this Art Deco inspired marbled bag is perfect for fancy and/or spooky functions in my future. I also look forward to their collaboration with Johanna Parker every year and these Bloomin' Luna pieces are *everything*. I know it's still summer but these cuties really get me excited about the most wonderful time of the year! Expect to see a lot more spooky outfits here, I'm officially working on all things Halloween from now until October 31st!

xoxo

Ashley

Friday, June 14, 2024

Rowan

Ivy City Co Rowan Dress Southern California Belle
 
It's summer break, y'all! Bianca is home for the summer which means we have lots of fun adventures planned. One of the first things we did is take a nature hike at one of our favorite parks. We may have been a little overdressed in our new Ivy City Co dresses but they were comfortable and perfect for the weather.

Ivy City Co Rowan Dress Southern California Belle

Ivy City Co Rowan Dress Southern California Belle

Ivy City Co Rowan Dress Southern California Belle

Ivy City Co Rowan Dress Southern California Belle

Ivy City Co Rowan Dress Southern California Belle

Ivy City Co Rowan Dress Southern California Belle
Hat- old (similar)
Bianca's Shoes- Target

The Rowan dress is a new style and features a smocked bodice with functional buttons down the front, puff sleeves and a tiered skirt with hidden side pockets. This dress is super stretchy so I took my smaller size XS and it's a great fit. Bianca went with a 9-10 and it fits her with a little room to grow. I'm overall happy with this dress and I'm glad Bianca and I have yet another outfit that we can twin in!

You can find the Rowan in sizes XXS-5X for adults and 12months-13/14 in kids. If you're new to Ivy City Co and you've never ordered from them before, make sure to use the code 15OFFSCB to get a discount on your order!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Thistlebloom

Lively Ghosts Thistlebloom Corset Selkie Day Dress in Caviar Southern California Belle
 
There's nothing that inspires me to wear black more than summer. I'm just counting the days until Halloween at this point, I only have to wait one more season! Since fall is basically a *little* less hot than our summers, I lean in hard to my spooky yet summer functional wardrobe. And you know who does that best? Lively Ghosts. I love their shop and this thistlebloom corset is one of my favorite pieces they've ever made.

Lively Ghosts Thistlebloom Corset Selkie Day Dress in Caviar Southern California Belle

Lively Ghosts Thistlebloom Corset Selkie Day Dress in Caviar Southern California Belle

Lively Ghosts Thistlebloom Corset Selkie Day Dress in Caviar Southern California Belle

Lively Ghosts Thistlebloom Corset Selkie Day Dress in Caviar Southern California Belle

Lively Ghosts Thistlebloom Corset Selkie Day Dress in Caviar Southern California Belle

Lively Ghosts Thistlebloom Corset Selkie Day Dress in Caviar Southern California Belle
Dress- Selkie
Shoes- Diego's

The thistlebloom corset is made from a sturdy fabric and features boning built inside, lace detail at the neckline, grommet and bow detail at the straps and a lace back closure with satin ribbon. I saw this corset runs a little small so I went with a medium and it's a great fit. I love how it looks paired with this Selkie dress but I've also worn it with a peasant sleeve top and shorts and it was such a great look. Seriously, I feel like I could add this piece to so many things in my closet!

You can find this piece (and almost everything else on their site) in sizes XS-5X. If you want to save an additional 10% off your purchase, make sure you use code SCB10. I saw some sneaky info on Lively Ghosts social media that this corset should be coming in other colors soon! Here's to hoping we get a red or an orange version...

xoxo

Ashley
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