Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Slap and Tickle

trashy diva slap and tickle

It's pretty rare that I come across a unicorn – but when I do, it's pretty extraordinary. Trashy Diva's "Slap and Tickle" print is among the most-coveted (at least, it always has been for me) and it's been tough to find a style from this collection that I like and that actually fits. This style initially had long sleeves, but I ended up taking it to my friend to have them removed. She did an outstanding job. Not only am I excited that I can now wear this dress throughout the year, but I love that I now have a piece that's totally one of a kind. 

trashy diva
slap and tickle dress
vendula london cinema bag
trashy diva dress

Such a special dress requires only the most special of accessories. This feather headband is the perfect match for the blush pink, and it's just the right amount of playful. And speaking of special and playful... nothing will EVER top this purse. I love so many Vendula London unique bags, but their "Cinema" range has got to be one of my favorites. Not only is this design totally adorable and convertible, but... IT LIGHTS UP! It's such a great piece for an unforgettable night out.

slap tickle rose dress
vendula london funky bags light up cinema
novelty print dress
Outfit Details
Slap and Tickle Dress (altered): second-hand
Cinema Light Up Movie Clacket Box Bag: c/o Vendula London
Feather headband: similar  ||  Opal necklace: similar  ||  Heels: similar

vendula london novelty bags
Have a great Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Apple Picking

vintage plaid dress

Goodness gracious, how is it already November? Things have definitely cooled down around here (I actually had to wear a heavy coat while trick-or-treating last night!), so I'm wearing ALL of the autumnal plaid things. I actually bought this vintage dress back in the spring because I knew I'd be looking for one just like it once fall rolled around.

autumn madras dress
plaid dress
autumn plaid

Of course, I had to wear this dress while apple-picking (because if you don't document your trip to the apple orchard, did it actually happen?). How cute is this little fox pin from Mulberry Chronicles? Their whole brand is so whimsical and magical, and I thought he'd pair perfectly with this fall ensemble. I'll probably be hanging up my boater hats for the season (SOB!), but I had to take mine out for one last spin. Maybe I should invest in some cute headwear for fall and winter...

boater hat
mulberry chronicles fox pin
fall dress
Outfit Details
Vintage dress: Sunday In Savannah
Fox pin: c/o Mulberry Chronicles
Belt: similar  ||  Boater hat: similar  || Flats: similar

vintage plaid dress

The winner of my birthday giveaway has finally been chosen! Thank you SO much to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winner, Brittany! Stay tuned for more giveaways and fun stuff in the near future. :)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Trick Or Treat

vixen by micheline pitt

Happy (almost) Halloween, friends! I've had so much fun putting together this year's spooky outfits, and this Vixen by Micheline Pitt dress makes for the ultimate All Hallows Eve ensemble. I had to take photos in Rochester's ultimate ghostly spot, Mt. Hope Cemetery, where I've taken other Halloween photos in the past (you can check out previous Halloween posts here and here). 

vixen micheline pitt trick r treat
halloween harlequin dress
halloween print dress

This ghoulish harlequin print is so much fun. I'm slightly between sizes on this dress, so there's a bit more extra fabric around the waist than I'd like (I ordered up to accommodate for the bust). Now that I've found a great tailor, I could get it altered in the future. Otherwise though, I really love this dress and I can't wait to wear it for trick-or-treating tomorrow with my boyfriend's niece and nephews. The pumpkin necklace and orange sunflower hair accessory were the perfect seasonal way to top off this outfit, but I'll probably wear it with a cardigan and a pair of cat ears on Tuesday.  :)

mt. hope cemetery rochester ny
micheline pitt dress
pumpkin necklace
halloween dress
trick t treat dress
halloween print
Outfit Details
Vixen Trick R Treat Dress: available at Rebel Romantique
Hair flower: Stardust Dames  ||  Pumpkin necklace: Evelyn Mae Creations
Jessica Simpson flats: Amazon

rochester ny cemetery
I hope you have great Halloween – no tricks, just treats!

Friday, October 27, 2017


vintage inspired by jackie

My countdown to Halloween continues with today's spooky ensemble! This Vintage Inspired By Jackie x John Varvir skirt ticks several of my boxes: it's novelty border print with a niche pop culture reference that not everyone will get. At first glance, it just looks like a book print (which is cool enough in itself)... and then you realize that it's the Handbook For The Recently Deceased from Beetlejuice. I thought this haunted house brooch from Modern Girl Blitz was a match made in... wherever ghosts go. :) And I love how this Heart of Haute blouse makes the skirt look like it could actually be a dress!

atomic jax
heart of haute
beetlejuice skirt handbook for the recently deceased

I'm really excited for this weekend. I'm not sure whether I'll actually be doing any Halloween-y things, but it's my birthday tomorrow! My mom is making a nice dinner for us tonight, and then I'll be having high tea tomorrow afternoon to celebrate. If nothing else, I'll be eating lots of good food and spending time with people I love – and after all, isn't that what birthdays are really about (when you get older, at least)?

haunted house brooch
heart of haute betsy top
border print skirt
Outfit Details
Betsy Blouse: c/o Heart of Haute
Book For The Recently Deceased Skirt: c/o Vintage Inspired By Jackie
Haunted House Brooch: Modern Girl Blitz
Belt: similar  ||  Heels: similar

handbook for the recently deceased

Speaking of birthdays, if you haven't entered my giveaway yet, now's the time! You could win a different skirt from Vintage Inspired By Jackie plus a whole slew of other *magical* goodies. Get the details and enter here before Sunday!

PLUS, Jackie has generously offered my readers a 20% off discount on this skirt from her shop through the weekend! Just enter the code BDAYSAVE20 at checkout!

Have a frighteningly ghoul-d weekend!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mischief Night

mischief made trick or treat t-shirt

Okay, I know I'm getting a late start on my Halloween outfit posts... but I'll be making up for lost time this week. I've been inspired to style more casual t-shirts into my wardrobe lately, and as soon as I saw this adorable Mischief Made tee, I knew it'd make an excellent addition. This "Trick or Treat" graphic tee is SO soft and has some nice stretch to it. (It's very similar to the quality of Miss Ladybug's garments, if you're familiar with those.) It also goes incredibly well with this Steady Clothing plaid skirt, which is equally soft and buttery in texture. This entire outfit is surprisingly comfortable, which made it the ideal ensemble for pumpkin picking at Powers Farm Market.

mischief made graphic tee
mischief made me halloween t-shirt
steady clothing plaid skirt
Outfit Details
"Trick or Treat" T-shirt: Mischief Made
Leona Plaid Pocket Thrills Skirt: Steady Clothing
Jessica Simpson flats: Amazon

powers farm market

I'll have more Halloween outfits coming your way shortly, but until then, you can get your magical costume fix by entering my Disney-inspired birthday giveaway! Get all the details and enter here.

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Happiest (Birthday) Giveaway On Earth!

disney giveaway
It's my birthday week, and long-time followers know what that means... it's time for a giveaway! I always like to host a giveaway around my birthday to celebrate it with all of you. After all, what's better than giving and receiving presents? This year, I decided to go with a theme that's a bit *magical* in nature. If you love Disney as much as I do, this is definitely the giveaway for you! Here's what's up for grabs this year:

the soubrette brunette giveaway disney

The winner will receive...
  • "Clock Face" skirt from Vintage Inspired By Jackie x John Varvir
    (original colorway, custom size)
  • Bundle of Disney embellished sunglasses, earrings, and bows from Bow Bow By Kyle
  • Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly eyeshadow palette
  • The Art Of Disney: The Golden Age card book
  • Your choice of one (1) Disney princess Funko Pop (from options pictured)
  • Minnie Mouse cosmetic bag
Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below. You must be a follower of my blog and leave a blog post comment to be eligible to win. There are also a few other mandatory entries you must complete, as well as several optional ones that will increase your chances to win. One (1) winner will receive all of the prizes listed above. The winner will be contacted via e-mail, so please provide a valid e-mail address and be sure to respond promptly to the e-mail if you win (if you don't respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen)! The winner will also be announced via this widget once the giveaway has ended. This giveaway is open worldwide and will run from now until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, October 30th.

Thank you for entering and best of luck!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Plaid and Pumpkins

vintage plaid skirt

Oh, fall. I do love you (even if that makes me basic). My birthday is in 10(!) days, so I think it's only natural that I adore all things about this season – including pumpkin-picking and wearing as much plaid as possible. I happened to find this adorable plaid skirt on Etsy and then realized that the seller was based right here in Rochester! She's so sweet (we actually have a bunch in common!) and she was kind enough to let me pick up the skirt in person. It's seriously the perfect autumnal plaid and will look cute with so many things! Be sure to check out Ann's shop, Magic Summer Vintage, for LOTS of adorable things!

plaid skirt
autumn plaid
pumpkin picking

I didn't pick up any pumpkins on this day, but I did over the weekend with my dear friend, Meghan. She just moved back home after living in St. Louis for a few years, and boy, am I glad she's here! We got frozen cider, donuts, and a bunch of pumpkins and had a lovely morning doing All Things Fall. I can't believe we're already mid-way through October... I'd better get my Halloween-themed outfits up STAT!

off shoulder top
vintage fall plaid
Outfit Details
Top: ModCloth (available in black)  ||  Skirt: Magic Summer Vintage
Belt: similar  ||  Boots: similar

pumpkin picking rochester ny
Have a great day!
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