Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lavender Lips and Roses

Pinup Girl Clothing Ella dress in Mary Blair Lips and Roses print in Lavender

This dress, by far, is my favorite PUG purchase.  A floral print by Mary Blair covered in the most perfect shade of lavender?  It's like this dress was designed from my dreams.  I have this Ella dress in a different print (seen here) and I'm quite confident I'll eventually own one in every color way.  I had to do this dress justice so I planned a mini road trip to a pretty forest.  You can't see it here but there was a babbling brook and lots of wildlife right behind me.  I wish I could've stayed longer to explore, but Bianca was having none of it.  I no longer live on my own time!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Life's A Picnic

Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny dress in Red and White Picnic print

Boy was it hard to get up this morning.  After working late Friday, the Mary Blair event on Saturday, and the Pinup Parade at Disneyland on Sunday, I was just about spent!  I literally went to bed at 8:30 last night and it still didn't feel like enough sleep.  While it may have been a whirlwind of a weekend, it was probably the most fun I've had in a very long time.  Taking Bianca to Disneyland for the first time was just wonderful.  My little thrill seeker especially enjoyed the Dumbo ride and the drops in Pirates of the Caribbean.  Mixing those memories with attending the meetups with my friends and coworkers for the Pinup Parade made the trip that much more fun.  I've been posting my experience on my Instagram like crazy so if you're curious you can check it out there!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mad About Fans

Tatyana Fanny skirt

These last few days have been kind of dreary which means I've been dressing more on the casual side.  My fascination with separates is still going strong and this outfit obviously reflects that (are you sick of skirts yet?).  I usually wear an underskirt or petticoat with all my skirts but this pleated number does just fine on its own.  It had actually been on my wishlist for about two years but I was lucky enough to snag it on Zulily a few weeks ago.  You can imagine how excited I was to get it for a steal!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ginger Cats

Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny skirt in Mary Blair Cats print

It's only been a few days but it feels like I haven't taken outfit photos in forever!  I'm really good with scheduling posts (I've actually booked the next couple months) but I struggle getting out there to photograph them.  It might just be a phase but I'll drag my feet until the day before a scheduled post.  Of course, then comes the anxiety of having such little time and the worry that I won't get the shots I need.  I really don't know why I torture myself in this way, but I think the best way to put it is that I do really well under pressure.  At least that's what I tell myself!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hula Honey

Ella Top in Hula Honey Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny skirt in Black Sharkskin Taffeta

I haven't been to Hawaii since 2012 and I think about going back at least every couple of days.  Since it doesn't seem very realistic at the moment, I'm more than happy to reminisce with this hula girl top.  Heart of Haute is pretty much known for their fantastic Ella tops and I've been dying to add one to my closet.  It's pretty much everything I wished for and then some!  It's perfect with a cute pair of capris but I dressed it up for date night with this sharkskin taffeta skirt.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Come Fly With Me

Pinup Girl Clothing Heidi dress in Mary Blair Planes print

The things I will do for some pretty pictures... Bianca and I went to our favorite nature preserve yesterday for a nice walk and an opportunity to take some outfit photos.  There's a gorgeous secluded area off a hiking trail that I was walking towards until I discovered something frightening: a snake!  I nearly ran it over with my heavy duty hiking stroller because it was slithering across the path.  Thankfully, we locked eyes (I'm not even joking) before the potential snake attack and I quickly turned around and ran.  I guess it was his way of telling me I couldn't use his home as a photo location.  Maybe next time!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What's On My Radar: Current Loves

I'm not going to lie, I've done a lot of shopping these past few weeks.  With the Mary Blair collection slowly being released and lots of fun online promotions, I've had a hard time keeping away from all the pretty things.  My wish list, while smaller, is still going strong and here are some of my picks!

Pinup Girl Clothing

1. Fanciest Footwork heel in Daffodil
2. What Juicy Is What You Ger dress
3. Stop Staring! Fashionably Tessellate dress
4. Let's Reminisce dress in Petal
5. Malibu Party wedge

Unique Vintage
Unique Vintage
1. 1950's Style Yellow and White Gingham Bandeau swimsuit
2. Mint and Cream Peep Toe Nicola D'Orsay pumps
3. 1940's Style Red and Cream Gingham Button Up crop top
4. 1940's Style Red and Cream Gingham High Waist shorts
5. Blue and Purple Nautical Jellyfish Sweetheart dress

Please tell me I'm not the only one who went crazy this month?!  In an effort to keep some closet space open, I've started an Instagram to shop my closet.  You can find me at @shopsoutherncaliforniabelle!



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Once Upon A Dream

Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny skirt in Mary Blair Commuters Print

You have been warned: There will be lots of Mary Blair "spam" in the next couple of weeks.  I've treated myself to a bunch of the Pinup Girl Clothing Mary Blair prints and I couldn't be happier.  This commuter print is a fan favorite and I can certainly see why.  I love the illustrations on this skirt and the color is surprisingly a new favorite.  I've worn it a few times already and it seems like the piece that gets the most compliments so far!

Friday, April 10, 2015

My Own Sun

Pinup Girl Clothing Ella dress in pink and baton rouge floral print

The mind of a new(ish) mom is constantly filled with things we'd wished we had done before the baby.  While my list isn't too long anymore, learning my camera/photography is always one that stays with me.  I try to read blogs and tutorials when I can, but the fact is those moments are few and far between.  I usually wait for the "golden hour" to take my photos but it's not very convenient when Bianca is asleep or cranky at those times.  Lately I've been doing my best to take photos in different lighting conditions.  In a way, it's forcing me to learn through trial and error.  It's been an interesting journey so far and I'm hoping it helps with my photography in the future!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Junebugs and Georgia Peaches: Sun Jellies Bag Swag

I'm guest posting over on the Junebugs and Georgia Peaches blog today!  June, Amelia, Sammi, and I each had the chance to decorate and style a different Sun Jellies bag.  Hop on over to their blog to see how we paired up our outfits to our unique bags!




Sunday, April 5, 2015

Like A Fox

Happy Easter!  I'm still recovering from a combination of too much candy/soda and the wonderful time I had with my family.  Thanks to Viva Las Vegas occurring on Easter weekend (like every year), I enjoyed the same two days off with Kevin.  While I thought we'd do a lot more family outings, we ended up spending most of our time at home.  It was relaxing and exactly what I needed after these past few weeks!

Bernie Dexter Paris Pinup dress in Fox print 027

Friday, April 3, 2015

Lips and Roses

Pinup Girl Clothing Mary Blair Jenny skirt in Lips and Roses 010
I was originally going to post a beautiful vintage dress today but fate really decided that for me.  In case you didn't know, some of the long awaited Mary Blair collection from Pinup Girl Clothing has been released this week.  Naturally, I wanted to put it on and photograph it immediately.  This Jenny skirt in the pink lips and roses print was near the top of my list (although I'm pretty sure I'll own every single print) and it's the perfect skirt for Easter.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Red Hot Renee

Pinup Girl Clothing Renee dress 005

I'm not going to lie, I initially avoided this Renee dress like the plague!  I'm usually pretty modest so the idea of a cutout was pretty frightening.  I decided to try it on out of pure curiosity and I'm so happy I did.  I can't get enough of this dress!  I feel like it's the perfect combination of sexy and sweet.  Also, pockets.  Need I say more (other than I want this in every color way)?
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