Friday, August 7, 2020

Gone Haunting

Samantha Pleet Haunting Dress

If you've been a reader here for more than a year, you'll be very familiar with my love for Halloween and my months-long preparation of the big event.  While we know Halloween will certainly be a bit different this year, I'll be making the most of it and celebrating the most wonderful time of the year the best way I know how.  My spooky wardrobe is ever-growing and worn all year long, so when I received this amazing Samantha Pleet dress for my birthday last year I was over the moon!  My husband surely knows the way to my heart and this dress is one of the prized items in my closet.

Samantha Pleet Haunting Dress

Samantha Pleet Haunting Dress

Samantha Pleet Haunting Dress
Shoes- Target

The Haunting dress is a gorgeous vintage inspired silhouette with custom artwork by NYC artist Jenna Gribbon.  It's made with a super soft rayon blend and features buttons down the front of the bodice, statement balloon sleeves with button cuffs, a tiered prairie-style skirt, and attached waist ties.  I'm wearing a size 2, which means this dress does run larger (I'm usually a 4 in most brands).  The waist is meant to be slouchy because the waist ties really cinch you in.  Since I did get this dress last year, it's no longer available online.  But there is a similar dress with the same print HERE.

I highly recommend shopping with Samantha Pleet.  This woman owned small business puts out high quality garments that are produced in small batches and made to last.  I also have to say that their customer service is top notch.  Samantha herself has taken care of my inquiries in the past and she is absolutely lovely!  These garments are priced on the higher side, but I tend to go for higher quality/less garments than have a bunch of things that won't last after a few washes.

You can check out all of Samantha Pleet's offerings (including kids clothing and face masks) HERE!

xoxo

Ashley

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Halloween 2020 Style

August is here which means I'm officially getting ready for Halloween!  While I might have to coax my husband to bring in the decorations, my outfits are here and ready to go.  As always, my outfits have a vintage twist and this first installment of Halloween 2020 style showcases some of my favorite vintage inspired brands.  You can find links to all each of pieces below and if you love all things Halloween from me, make sure to follow the #scbheartshalloween hashtag on Instagram!

Halloween2020
Outfit 1:

Outfit 2:

Outfit 3:
Boots- YRU

Outfit 4:
Shoes- Target

You can check out the video version of my outfits to see them in motion!



Are you excited for Halloween this year?  Which outfit is your favorite?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, August 3, 2020

Woodlands

Erstwilder just released one of my favorite collections to date: Woodlands!  It's been about three years since they last did a woodland-inspired collection and I was overjoyed to hear that they were bringing all new designs this time.  The newest Woodlands collection is quite big: nineteen brooches, six pairs of earrings, two necklaces, and six scarves.  You can check out both my and Bianca's picks from this collection below!

Erstwilder Woodlands Collection

Ducks In A Row Necklace and Mallard Ballard Earrings
Erstwilder Ducks In A Row Necklace

Erstwilder Mallard Ballard Earrings
Necklace- c/o Erstwilder
Earrings- c/o Erstwilder
Dress- mo:vint

One of our favorite parts of visiting Disneyland is watching the ducks, so obviously we needed to add this Ducks In A Row necklace and Mallard Ballard earrings to our collection!  The colors are so beautiful on these cuties and the earrings are incredibly detailed for being so small.  Bianca has worn this necklace almost everyday since she received it.  I didn't think anything would top her Care Bears necklace but I was wrong!


The Spore The Merrier Scarf, Well Spotted Brooch, and Twinning Toadstools Earrings
Erstwilder The Spore The Merrier Head Scarf

Erstwilder Well Spotted Brooch

Erstwilder Well Spotted Brooch
Scarf- c/o Erstwilder
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Earrings- c/o Erstwilder
Top- c/o Unique Vintage

The toadstools in this range are my personal favorites.  I love that I was able to get a brooch, earrings, and a head scarf all in the same motif.  The marbled resins in the brooch are gorgeous and (again) the stud earrings are so detailed!  Gimme all the cute match-matchy jewelry sets!

You can shop the entire Woodlands collection on the Erstwilder website right now.  Make sure to grab your favorites while you can, these pieces won't last very long!  Which pieces are you favorites?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Jungle Cruise

Emmy Design Sea Breeze Sundress Harvey's Jungle Cruise Little Tote

Being at home all the time has its perks (mainly my dogs and my air conditioner) but a couple of times a week I need to just get out and recharge.  I like to get dressed up and go to an open, socially distanced area and just enjoy the outdoors.  I recently received this gorgeous sundress from Emmy Design and it sparked a fun Disneybound idea: a vintage inspired Jungle Cruise outfit!  While I don't go on the ride every time I'm at the parks, I have vivid memories of the experience as a child and then taking Bianca on the cruise (before she was tall enough to go on the "big girl" rides).  I feel like this would be a perfect summer Disneyland outfit and while I can't actually be there right now, I'm still going to enjoy it!

Emmy Design Sea Breeze Sundress Harvey's Jungle Cruise Little Tote

Emmy Design Sea Breeze Sundress Harvey's Jungle Cruise Little Tote

Emmy Design Sea Breeze Sundress Harvey's Jungle Cruise Little Tote

Emmy Design Sea Breeze Sundress Harvey's Jungle Cruise Little Tote

Emmy Design Sea Breeze Sundress Harvey's Jungle Cruise Little Tote
Hat- Amazon

The Sea Breeze sundress is a crepe material (it feels like rayon) that features a button shoulder detail that allows you to adjust the length of the bodice.  I'm quite long in the waist and I definitely did not need any more length but I appreciate the detail!  The bodice has a flattering neckline, underbust gathers, and a v-shaped drop waist.  The skirt is a flowy a-line with deep exposed side pockets and also features an attached waist tie.  This is actually my very first Emmy dress and I was blown away with the quality and incredible fit.  I'm wearing a 38, which translates to a UK10 or US6, and it's a little loose but comfortable.  The waist tie helps cinch in the waist, which I really appreciate.  I will probably order a 36 the next time I buy an Emmy dress, and let's be honest, I am absolutely going to add more Emmy to my closet!

I paired my dress with my new Jungle Cruise tote, some cute booties, and my favorite pink straw hat for the perfect Disney-inspired vintage look!  I haven't done much Disneybounding here on my blog lately but I definitely feel more inspired these days.  What kind of Disneybound would you like to see from me next?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Blue Hawaii

The Pretty Dress Company Priscilla Dress in Blue Hawaii

I'm currently sweating out this summer because it has been hot!  When I'm forced to leave my air conditioned home, I look to throw on my coolest pieces and this Priscilla dress is one of my favorites.  The Pretty Dress Company has everything from wedding-ready pieces to everyday wear and this dress is the perfect hot weather companion.  I actually have a few Priscillas but this new Blue Hawaii print is so dreamy!  Read more about this dress below!

The Pretty Dress Company Priscilla Dress in Blue Hawaii

The Pretty Dress Company Priscilla Dress in Blue Hawaii

The Pretty Dress Company Priscilla Dress in Blue Hawaii

The Pretty Dress Company Priscilla Dress in Blue Hawaii

The Priscilla dress is a stretch cotton number that features adjustable spaghetti straps, a lined bodice, super full skirt with large hidden side pockets, and a back zippered closure.  Like all items made from The Pretty Dress Company, this dress is made beautifully.  It's so high quality and and lush, I'm always impressed with their dresses.  The Blue Hawaii print is a nod to vintage Hawaiian prints and has me longing for another Kona sunset (one day I'll be back).  I'm wearing my usual size UK8 and it's a pretty good fit.  The waist is always a little large for me, but I usually fix that with a belt.  Overall, I'm really happy with this dress and I'm happy to add this Priscilla to collection.

This dress is available in sizes UK8 to UK18 and their shipping is incredibly fast!  You can also find the Priscilla in over twenty other prints and colors, in case Hawaiian prints aren't your thing.  This UK based small business is a lovely place to shop and I'm always overjoyed with my purchases.

Have you shopped with The Pretty Dress Company before?  What's your favorite style?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley
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