A Family Wedding

  
About two weeks ago, my husband and I went to his cousin’s wedding, and the reception was held at a gorgeous country club on Long Island. I wanted to look the part, so I found my dress first, and then built my outfit around that. 

My dress is the Gia dress from Pin Up Girl Clothing. It’s such a decadent and sexy dress, I had to have it! With a 1930s look, I decided to build my whole look around it. I wanted to go for a 1930s Art Deco vamp. It has a good amount of stretch but also is sturdy enough to hold and shape everything. I felt like a goddess for sure!

My clutch and earrings are gloriously glamorous – both from Pink Collar Life’s shop. Full disclosure though: if you visit their shop, you will want to buy everything they have! I have purchased about five separate occasions, and I have everything from clutches, hair barrettes, combs, headbands, jewelry, turbans and much more from them. All of their products are high quality and fabulous! For the wedding, I bought their Stardust clutch and Art Deco Fan earrings, shown below. 
 

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Aren’t they stunning?! I received so many compliments on them that I honestly couldn’t keep track. They will be coming to Viva with me in a few weeks as well!

What makeup did I wear, you say? Well, I wore Velour Lashes mink falsies in Winging It, shown below. I wore several ColourPop shadows, and I used the Kat Von D Shade + Light contour kit as well as NARS blush in Orgasm. My brows are using Brow Definer in Dark Brown from Anastasia of Beverly Hills. My lippie is OCC Lip Tar in Black Dahlia. 

  
I loved my look for the night! I achieved curl in my hair via a wet set using Rockin’ Rollers (the same exact thing using a different name can be found in CVS) and Lottabody. I did not get to brush out as much as I wanted because after just having major wrist surgery, my wrist was not up to the task!

During the reception, a photographer was on standby taking pictures of guests and putting them into frames. Of course I dragged my husband to take a snap, and well…

  

Veronica Vintage’s 1 Year Anniversary & Giveaway!

I can’t believe it has been a year since I came back from my trip to Las Vegas this time last year with my intense love of all things vintage and rockabilly blazing and I started this blog. It has been a crazy year, but this blog has grown exponentially and blown up over the past few months especially. I could not have gotten this far without all of you!

Sometimes it may be hard for me to write due to my pain levels, school, or otherwise, but I still make the effort because this is a passion of mine, and a passion of my readers as well. I always aim to have more informational writing content rather than the frilly picture-laden outfit posts that most have – that way my readers can learn and embrace the look themselves. I love to share my knowledge and views with others, and I hope you have enjoyed reading as much as I have enjoyed writing. I intend to keep this blog going for a long time, and with your help we can make this one of the best vintage blogs out there.

I want to say thank you to my readers and celebrate my blog’s birthday, so I will be having a giveaway!

The item up for grabs is a fabulous black 1960s clutch purse from Fresh Hot Vintage. I myself have ordered a wonderful dress from Nicole, and I just love it! She is a fabulous seller, and will sell her products with truth behind her descriptions.

Here is the bag up for grabs:

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Black crepe with black and gold satin lining. Convertible cord handle can be tucked in our out to hang on the wrist. Gold tone hardware. Charming and versatile, suitable for a range of styles.

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Brand: “Ande’ ”
Size: 8 x 6″ with 9.5″ handle
Content: crepe, satin.
Condition: Very good – minimal frame patina and few expected scuffs to lining.

This bag is great for every day or special nights out, and everything in between!

Here is how to enter:

1. “Like” Veronica Vintage on Facebook if you have not already.

2. Visit Fresh Hot Vintage on Etsy and let me know what your favourite item in her shop is by commenting on this post.

3. For another shot to win, post on your Facebook page about this contest containing the link to this post/site.

Please Note: Fresh Hot Vintage is having a little contest of their own: you can win a $50 gift certificate for commenting on their Facebook page. The contest ends 30 September. What’s to lose? Nothing! Go for it!

That’s it! Easy as pie 🙂 The contest will end on Saturday 6 October, and I will announce the winner via my Facebook page (which you will know about if you liked my page, naturally 😉 ) and you can send me your address so Nicole can send you your goodies!

Good luck ladies!

Valetine’s Day GIVEAWAY!

Hi dolls! I have some great news for all of you – I am doing my first giveaway! And just in time for Valentine’s Day 🙂 It is all thanks to the great owner of Sentimental Heart Vintage, Michele. She is on Etsy, and her banner below will lead you to her shop. She also has a brick and mortar store, so she’s got it all going on!

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I recently bought a fabulous dress from her that I adore, and is probably one of my favourites in my closet right now. Check it out:

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Isn’t it an amazing colour and that lace detailing beautiful? And it was so reasonably priced, I just could not resist. She is unlike most Etsy sellers of vintage in that they sometimes have ridiculously high prices for clothing just because it is vintage. Her things are very reasonable for us ladies on a budget, and they are high quality. I received my dress in careful packaging with a super sweet handwritten note attached, which was fabulous. The dress had no smells or imperfections, and was good to go! How can you not love?

I wanted to do a giveaway for all of my fabulous readers that keep coming back to my site and have been making my site visit numbers go up and up. I am very appreciative for all of the positive feedback and for the popularity, which I hope continues. So when I wanted to do a giveaway, I messaged Michele about a fabulous bag and how pleased I was with my transaction, and she was all a go for it. So let’s go!

The Item

Vintage Crochet White/Cream Coloured Handbag with Wooden Handle

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Isn’t this a beautiful handbag? It is vintage from the 1970s, but definitely has a ’40s flare. And the colour is just too perfect, as you can use it in the winter as well as the summer with the whitish cream colour it offers. It is lined on the inside. and has a small zippered pocket for makeup, your cell phone, or whatever you may like. Big enough for the essentials, but small enough to look feminine and not overwhelm!

Measurements:
17 inches from handles to bottom
11 inches from top of bag to bottom
11 inches wide

The Entry

Now ladies, in order to enter, you need to do just some very simple things to be eligible for this very great purse. Here are the details:

1. Like the Veronica Vintage Facebook page, if you have not already.

2. Check out Michele’s store Sentimental Heart Vintage on Etsy, and choose which of her items is your favourite.

3. Comment on this post about what your favourite item is from her store.

That’s it! Then you will be entered. And you can also be given another chance to win if you have a blog of your own or a Facebook page by blogging/posting about this giveaway yourself, and linking to this page.

The giveaway will officially close on Valentine’s Day, 14 February. A winner will be announced that day.

Are you ready? Get set? Enter! Good luck ladies!