Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Favorites #150

It's been quite a while since I had the chance to put together a Friday Favorites post, but I'm finally back and sharing a few of my favorite things today!

These Mexican cuisine-themed Kate Spade bags are the cutest.
kate spade purse
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But really, what more does a girl need than churros and the Haunted Mansion?
disney tee haunted mansion

I might need this Twin Peaks brooch:
twin peaks coffee brooch
How beautiful is this Too Faced Natural Love palette?
too faced natural love palette
This seashell compact is perfect for the mermaid in your life.
pastel seashell compact mermaid

I'm obsessed with this adorable swimsuit!
pastel plaid retro swimsuit

And this striped dress is the cutest.
striped off the shoulder dress

As are these pieces from Unique Vintage's circus collection:
unique vintage circus collection
a   ||   b   ||   c   ||   d

I'm totally taken with these sweet shoes!
bettie page shoes

I really love this cute cat post.

And this Bernie Dexter space dress is out of this world!
bernie dexter space dress

Have a great weekend!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

For the Roses

gingham rose dress unique vintage

The roses had perfect timing this year: they're all in bloom just in time for me to wear this Unique Vintage dress! I love how they managed to combine two of my favorite kinds of prints – florals and gingham – into one with this design. The fabric is comfy and provides quite a bit of stretch (I probably could have worn my normal size instead of sizing up), and the little button details are so darling. Plus (as of this writing), it's 25% off! It'd be such a great dress for a garden party... I may have to throw one just to give myself another excuse to wear it!

unique vintage floral dress
roses rochester ny
vintage rose print dress

Temperatures are heating up around here and I've found myself itching to have a bit of a break. As much as I love my job, I'm definitely going to be taking advantage of some vacation days soon. These weekends haven't felt long enough to truly recharge. That said, I'm VERY glad I'm able to have more flexibility with my work schedule these days. I'm hoping the weather cooperates this week so I can sneak away for an afternoon and go strawberry picking!
unique vintage rose gingham dress
red rose
rose print dress unique vintage
Outfit Details
Green Gingham and Pink Floral Dress: c/o Unique Vintage
Necklace: old (similar)  ||  Flats: Kate Spade

orange peach roses
Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mahjong Tiles

trashy diva mahjong

Trashy Diva may have just launched their newest collection, Birds of a Feather, but I'm still stuck on a slightly older print that I've come to like a lot. I styled one of the Mahjong print skirts back in the fall, but I had forgotten to order up a size and the skirt didn't get much wear as a result. I decided to try the Annette dress in this print (which just restocked on the Trashy Diva site!), and I'm so glad I did.

trashy diva mahjong annette
black boater hat
trashy diva annette dress

I actually ordered a size up from what I've been recently buying at TD in this print. Cotton voile is a fantastic summer fabric because it's so lightweight, but there's virtually no stretch to it whatsoever. Having wiggle/eating room is important to me, so if you're between sizes, I'd personally suggest sticking to the size chart. I'm definitely planning on bringing this dress with me when Ashley and I go down to NOLA later this summer!

mahjong dress
Outfit Details
Annette Dress in Mahjong: Trashy Diva (purchased from Cognito Clothing)
Hat: Kohl's  ||  Wedges: DSW

mahjong print

This past weekend was a lot of fun. I went to the market, went to a pool party with friends from work, and watched the Tony Awards. But it was also really weird/sad. My entire swimsuit collection is just gone (we've looked everywhere at my apartment and at my parents' house) and I'm pretty upset about it. I spent years collecting really hard-to-find, amazing suits that can't be replaced – literally, since they aren't made anymore – and I'm not really sure what to do now other than be sad. I know they're just clothes in the end and there are far more important things. I'm trying to keep some perspective, but they also meant something to me. I guess I'm going to have to gather up more things to sell so I can afford to get at least a couple of new suits this summer. What else can you do but try to start anew?

trashy diva
Have a great Wednesday,

Monday, June 5, 2017

Lilacs and Violets

retrospec'd norma jean sweet violet dress

There are a few reasons I'm so excited to finally share these photos today: 1) I'm obsessed with this Retrospec'd dress 2) these photos capture my favorite time of year (lilac time!) and 3) I got the chance to shoot with my friend Emma, whose photos I've included among my own. Not only is Emma a great photographer, but she's become a dear friend since she was hired as one of our content writers. She's truly wonderful to work with and I can't wait to do more with her this summer. Be sure to check out the Emma Rizzo Photo website for more of her work!

violet flower print dress
emma rizzo photo
Photo credit: Emma Rizzo
lilacs highland park rochester ny
lilacs rochester ny
retrospec'd dress

It's official: I have a new favorite retro reproduction brand. Retrospec'd has some of the highest quality dresses I've seen in a long time, and their prints are to die for. I actually received this dress as a Christmas present from my mom, but I decided to save it for the spring. It's quickly become one of my favorite dresses and now I'm on a mission to get my hands on as much Retrospec'd as possible!

lilacs highland park rochester
violet print dress retrospec'd
lilacs rochester
emma rizzo photography
Photo credit: Emma Rizzo
Outfit Details
Norma Jean Sweet Violets Dress: Retrospec'd
Necklace: vintage (get it here or here)
Flats: Aerosoles

violet dress

Special thanks to Emma for taking the time to share her talents on this shoot! You can stay up-to-date on her (and our) adventures by giving her photography Facebook page a like! ;) Have a great start to your week!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Blue Jean Baby

kohl's denim dress

This outfit is a bit of a departure from my usual style. But when I saw this little dress at Kohl's, I thought it would be such a great casual go-to for summer. It gives me a 60s/90s vibe, which I quite enjoy. It's actually from the juniors section (shhh), which makes me wish that department stores carried cuter stuff for grown-ups. No wonder I do most of my shopping online!

flower child
denim dress
flower hair clip

I can't believe it's almost June. I've started compiling my to-do list for the summer, which includes going on some day trips, picking (and eating) lots of fresh fruit, getting regular exercise, trying my hand at sewing, and spending as much time outside as possible. I've found it difficult to fit in everything I intend to do, but now that the weather's nice and it stays light outside past 8pm, I hope I can muster up some motivation. What are your summer goals?

denim dress 1990s
Outfit Details
Denim Dress: Kohl's 
Flower clip: similar 
Flats: Aerosoles

retro flower clip
Have a great day!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Watermelon Summer

unique vintage watermelon dress

Happy Memorial Day! I actually get the day off today, so I'm excited to spend time with my guy and eat some tasty BBQ. Since today is the unofficial start of summer, I thought this Unique Vintage watermelon dress would be perfect for the occasion.

watermelon dress
watermelon outfit
unique vintage dress

This is actually my second watermelon piece from UV (see how I wore their watermelon skirt here), and I really love this dress a lot. I sized up in this one because there's really no stretch in the fabric and I'm between sizes, according to the size chart. It could probably be taken in a tiny bit in the waist, but it's definitely the right fit up top. I can't wait to wear this all summer long! If you've been eyeing this beauty (or anything else at Unique Vintage), you can snag it for 20% off today! Just use the code MEM20 at checkout.

watermelon print
boater hat
unique vintage
Outfit Details
Watermelon Dress: c/o Unique Vintage
Hat: similar  ||  Wicker bag: Chicwish
Jessica Simpson flats: Amazon

lilac rochester ny
Have a great holiday!
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