Monday, September 28, 2015


Iconic by UV 1950s Style Raspberry Halter Roosevelt Swing Dress

I know everyone is transitioning their wardrobe to match the cooler climate, but I'm over here sweating like it's the middle of June.  I'm used to (and enjoy) the eternal summers and it allows me to wear pretty dresses all year around.  This Roosevelt dress from Unique Vintage it just as comfortable as it is flattering.  I love the wide waistband, the gathered bust, and the peekaboo opening in the back.  While it would look great with a cute cardigan over it, I'm happy I can show this dress off on its own for a few more months!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fleur De Lis

Pinup Girl Clothing Harley Dress in Black and Gold Fleur De Lis Print

This new (to me) Harley dress is an unexpected but welcomed change to my closet.  While the Harley dress has been a fan favorite, I've never been crazy about the neckline.  I tend to be insecure about my upper arms and this dress highlights that very same spot.  Because this fleur de lis print is so beautiful, I decided to give it a shot.  While it did showcase my upper arms, a cropped cardigan blanketed those insecurities and a cute outfit was born!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lip Service

Bernie Dexter Chelsea Dress in Yellow With Red and Pink Roses

Although we're still experiencing 90-100 degree weather here, something about yesterday really felt like "fall".  It was windy, the leaves were falling and rustling through the grass, and this was all accompanied by a basic iced pumpkin spiced latte.  I may not have to dress the part yet, but something about this time of year has me feeling nostalgic.  I decided to take these pictures in a park that I used to play in as a kid.  I hadn't been here in years and it seemed so much bigger when I was a girl.  It's just as beautiful as I remember and I can't wait to bring Bianca here for some childhood memories of her own.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Monster Madness

Pinup Girl Clothing Darling Dames Skirt in Monster Print

I can't believe how much my skirt collection has grown in the past year.  I've been a dress only kind of girl for so long and I never thought I'd like anything more than just slipping one on and calling it an outfit.  I put a lot of style challenges on myself this year and I've found that I enjoy taking the time to create the outfit I want.  This monster print skirt has been on everyone's mind (and wish list) this summer and I can't wait to wear this out all year around!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What's On My Radar: Current Loves

This month I've been doing my best to limit my personal spending, so I've included some items for Bianca as well.  Because kids clothing has a short shelf life, I love finding good deals on cute outfits for her.  Of course, I had to add in a few things for me because there have been way too many cute releases this fall!  Here are my picks for September:

Unique Vintage Shoes
1. Nude and Gold T-Strap Lana
2. Teal Everly Pumps
3. Dusty Blue Bow Heels
4. Red Millie Pumps
5. Black and Silver T-Strap Lana

1. Rose Dress
2. Leopard Cardigan
5. Printed Raglan Tunic

Target Kids
1. Boo Stripe Halloween Shirt
4. Pumpkin Halloween Shirt

1. Spiffy the Sausage Dog Brooch

What are you looking for this month?  Have you started shopping for a Halloween costume for yourself or your little ones yet?  I have yet to figure out what I want to do for Bianca.  Any ideas are appreciated!



Monday, September 14, 2015

Blogs, Besties + Brooches with Erstwilder!

Erstwilder Giveaway Image Header

The day is finally here!  It's been quite difficult to keep this a secret, but my besties (Amanda, Katie, and Sammi) and I have come together with Erstwilder to offer one sweet giveaway to all of our readers!  If you love cute and quirky brooches as much as we do, get all the details on how to enter after the jump!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Kitty Faces

Heart of Haute Ella Top in Blue Kitty Faces Laura Byrnes Black Sateen Shorts

Everyone is talking about how excited they are about fall, but here in California we are dealing with record breaking heat.  I guess the bright side of living in such a warm climate is being able to make the most of your summer wardrobe.  That means my shorts get to hang around a little longer and I get to pair them with the cutest tops!  I'm sure you already know, but the Ella top from Heart of Haute is such a wonderful separate to have in your closet.  I have more than a few, but this kitty face print is my favorite.  And when the weather gets a little cooler it looks great layered with a cardigan.  It's a top that can survive all the seasons!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

When Decades Collide

When Decades Collide Vintage Skirt Pinup Girl Clothing Lolita Top

Today is the first day this week where I feel somewhat normal.  I've been suffering from some terrible allergy symptoms which have caused my eyes to swell shut.  I was using antihistamines, but they were doing nothing except make me incredibly drowsy.  I went to the doctor yesterday and was given the correct medication which has helped so much!  I have never had allergy issues before, so I now understand the discomfort and miserable feelings that people have described.  I'm just happy that I can see properly again!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Junebugs and Georgia Peaches: California Cuties

Happy Monday!  Sammi of The Soubrette Brunette and I teamed up to do a guest post on the Junebugs and Georgia Peaches blog today.  It was perfect timing, considering we had the opportunity to take pictures together during her visit last month.  We decided on some super cute and corresponding outfits, make sure to click HERE for the full post, more pictures, and all the details!

Pinup Girl Clothing Curves Skirt and Vamp Top



Friday, September 4, 2015

Mine This Time

Bernie Dexter Paris dress in BBQ print

Well, your eyes are not deceiving you.  I caved and went back to my purple hair.  As much as I wanted a change (and wanted to commit to my Halloween costume), I just couldn't help but miss my hair.  A lot.  Purple has always been my favorite color and I just feel like myself when it's on or around me.  I've played with pretty much every color in the rainbow and now I feel strongly about keeping my beloved hue around.  Keep your eyes peeled though, I have a couple of super fun silver haired posts that I've been waiting to release.  Some with special guest appearances as well...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pigtails and Pirates

Pigtails and Pirates Girl Power Comic Dress

I'm not going to lie, this week has been a rough one in mommy land.  Bianca's been more than a handful and she's really testing the strength of my sanity.  But then we make our way out and do something fun and I get to capture moments like this.  I know Bianca spoils me, her terrible moods/actions are so few and far between.  I guess I'm not really accustomed to a "difficult" child so I feel completely overwhelmed when she acts anything but perfect.  Basically, I need to stop complaining and remind myself how thankful I am for my beautiful child.  Can I start over again?

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