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…

  

Recent Additions to My Closet

Over the past few weeks one could say I have had a minor addiction to eBay. I have several searches saved and I check them every day. I have come across some gorgeous dresses recently, and have gotten them for much cheaper than they are actually worth! And I needed some more dresses in my closet anyway. I think I have about 26 vintage dresses now 😉

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This beauty I just won about two days ago. It is a fabulous 1940s novelty print dress that I could not resist. I can’t wait to get my mitts on this and get to wear it! I clinched it for only $33.

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This is another gorgeous ’40s dress that I managed to snag for only $40! It fits me perfectly and the print is so cute. It’s from around the war, and you can feel it’s a little dainty now that all of that time has passed – 70 years! But still amazing nonetheless.

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This ’50s dress was just too perfect for fall to ignore! I was bidding on this during the hurricane with the power being out so I would turn my phone on once in a while to check that I was still the high bidder LOL. It is made of a rayon silk fabric, which feels amazing and rather luxurious – all for $31!

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This little number is obviously more rockabilly than vintage but I still love it nonetheless. As you can tell, it has more of a spring/summer vibe to it, which is probably why no one else bid on it and I got it for only $20! That’s a good little trick for the rest of you too – buy off season and you will tend to get better deals. And hey, with vintage clothing you will never have to worry about being “off-trend”, because it’s all classic and timeless!

What do you all think? Have any of you gotten any great finds lately?

A Flash Back In Time With Family Photos

These are all pictures I acquired from my grandmother, and are mostly of her and her mother, from around 1900 to the 1950s. I think these really give you a glimpse into the life of these times, and what styles were common in “real life”. They are immensely special to me, and I am very proud to share them with all of my readers 🙂

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Above is a picture of my great grandmother Martha (whom my grandmother used to think I looked so much like, to the point of tears where she saw her in my eyes) holding my grandmother shortly after her birth in October of 1915.

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Above is my grandfather in 1928. Most of these are of or from my grandmother, but a few will contain him since (naturally) he was her husband.

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My grandmother won a “Most Beautiful Baby” contest with this very picture 🙂

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My grandmother could wear hats like nobody’s business.

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These are pictures I intend to keep for the rest of my life. They also give me a sneak peek into that period in time that I adore so much, and gives me ideas and clues about the fashion and beauty of the time. Take a look at old family photos – you’ll find great fashion and beauty ideas as well as getting a great knowledge of your personal history, about who YOU are. Trust me, you won’t regret it.