Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The Greatest Gift of All (Sarsparilly)

 WTF, it's May!? When in the world did THAT happen? And did I just blog two weeks in a row!? The moon must be full! Mercury must be in retrograde! You get the idea...

I'm back at it with another beautiful Sarsparilly dress. This one BLEW ME AWAY. Fresh from their new Love collection, the Gift dress is quite frankly, a masterpiece. The sateen fabric is such high quality, the bow detail on the neck is exquisite (not to mention tacked down so it stays flat wear after wear!), the peekaboo at the chest is sassy, and the button at the top of the neck in the back is an adorable detail. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn (Sarsparilly)

 Well, howdy! Been a hot minute since I last blogged, eh? 😬

The first title that came to mind as I was styling this outfit was Punk Rock Princess but since the dress is called the Shimmy Shake dress, I felt an ode to the band Hello Goodbye was a better fit than Something Corporate. Clearly, Sarsparilly's new Cosmic Girl line has me feeling ALL the 2000's emo punk vibes!

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Anastasia We Have Heard on High (Bernie Dexter)

Happy December!

I've had this winter dress for months now, waiting for it to be appropriate to rock some holiday winter glam to give it a whirl. Well, here we are! The first full week of December. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Portabello Road (Retrospec'd)

As you may recall from my last blog post, 2021 has been the year of me discovering and falling head over heels for the vintage reproduction brand, Retrospec'd. First, with the Connie I got second-hand from Bristol and then with the Fifi I bought from Modern Millie with a birthday gift card. 

Well, I guess Retrosepc'd wanted to fuel the Retrospec'd fire in my soul because they reached out to me to collaborate and kindly sent me a new Connie! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Flowers for Fifi (Retrospec'd)

Ever since I received my first Retrospec'd dress second-hand from Bristol earlier this year, the brand has jumped higher on my favorites list. I was impressed by the fit and quality of the Connie dress (and it's now my lucky dress as it is what I wore on my first date with Michael back in May - awwww!) and knew I had to get more Retrospec'd in my life.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi, Princess of Genovia

 "Your majesty, only Paolo can take THIS and THIS and give you...a princess."

I truly don't remember what triggered the idea to be the makeover scene from the Princess Diaries (if I had to guess it was the last time I straightened my hair or while brushing it out before a shower and seeing its massive poof-ability), but I've had this idea for over a year now. It originally came to me somewhere between 2019 and 2020 but then I had to store the idea in the memory bank as COVID killed ANY and ALL Halloween plans for 2020.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Thrifting Magic (Christopher John Rogers for Target)

My goodness has it been a whirlwind few weeks! For the last two weeks of September, I was in Colorado for an epic work trip - one week in Boulder getting to work alongside my team and other colleagues and one week in Denver for our annual conference. And last week I just felt like mush trying to get back into my normal routine.