Monday, June 26, 2017

Puppies & Jumpers

Frenchie Soap Poster, Bulldog Silhouettes, French Bulldog Valentine from Etsy.com
    As a little girl, I loved jumpers or suspender skirts as they're called nowadays.  I owned one a few years ago, but it didn't get much wear.  Those were the baby days and the only things I wore were clothes I didn't mind being ruined, so pretty much just jeans and tees.  Now I rarely have things get ruined and I've been trying to branch out a bit from my standard vintage style dress.  I recently started working with a company called Haoduoyi and when I saw this cute little suspender skirt, i knew i had to have it.  I paired it with this second hand Alice Blue Peter Pan collared peplum top with French bulldog print.  
    The website recommends that buyers size up one from their normal size when purchasing.  On my last purchase, I felt that I could have ordered my normal size XS, because the small was a bit loose, but that was not the case with this skirt. Even though the waist is elastic, it is still a snug fit, so maybe consider ordering two sizes up if you have any concern.  Also, feel free to message me with questions about measurements.  The skirt is lined, but the straps are not adjustable and there are no pockets.  I'm glad I got this cute little number and though it is a bit shorter than I normally wear my hemlines, it's also shaping up to be a very hot summer, so I don't mind my clothes being a little breezy.

Shop the Look:
Haoduoyi Women's Classic X-Cross Suspender Skirt $17.99
Bell Flats by Report
Alice Blue Peter Pan Collar top is second hand

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Renaissance Faire

It's festival time and we kicked off the season with a trip to the Rennaisance Faire.  It's been ten years since I've been to one and I was pretty excited.  I seem to be getting excited about a lot of silly things lately.  Chock it up to having been away for so long.  Whatever the cause, I knew it was going to be a good day.  Since this is a fashion blog, I don't mind mentioning that I planned my outfit to be suggestive of the Renaissance without being a full costume, so I wore a silk peasant dress and jewelry that had Middle Eastern influenced designs and prints, a wide belt, suggestive of a corset, and my favorite easy hair style which also has a bit of a medieval times feel to it.
 Shop the Look:
Anthropologie Daleka Maxi Dress by Maeve from ThredUp  for only $27.  Use my link to sign up and save $10 off your first purchase.
Sash Samba Belt in Taupe and Nila Anthony Keystone Bag from ModCloth
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Simplicity Swallow Earrings from my jewelry shop BlueSunEmporium.etsy.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Star Spangled Sale!


Hey Modlovers!   ModCloth’s getting festive for the fourth with a Star-Spangled SALE! From 6/30 through 7/4, they’ll be featuring a NEW special offer. That’s right — daily deals on everything from bestsellers to the hottest summer styles. They also have free shipping on orders until 6/29 and free returns for orders placed anytime. Sizzle, sparkle, & get your shop on!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Tiger Lilies

Orange Photo Flower, Lily and Daisies Photo, Tiger Lily Sun, and Spotted Lily Close Up from Etsy.com
        Growing up I remember every year I knew it was really summer when the tiger lilies in the flower bed of our front yard were in bloom.  I spent hours spent splashing in our little pool, and every now and then I'd sneak over to pick just one so no one would miss it, and put it in my hair while pretending I was a mermaid.
    This gorgeous  patch of tiger lilies grows wild in a nearby field.  Their peak blooming season has passed already and I just haven't had a chance to come out here until today.   I just had to snap a few pics before they're gone again for another year, and of course for such a day I need a comfy shirt dress in a brilliant color.
Shop the Look:
Moncollete Yellow Shirt Dress From ThredUpUse my link to sign up for ThredUp and save $10 off your first purchase.
Also check out this similiar dress by ModCloth: Soda Fountain A Line Dress in Ginger $64.99
My Stroll Mate Flats by Rocket Dog are from ModCloth 
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Raspberry, Blackberry, Jamberry

Bowl of Berries Print, Printable Fruit Close-up, Berry Crochet Pattern, and Farmer's Market Print from Etsy.com
       Last time we went berry picking, we came home with two gallons of blueberries.  This time we decided to pick raspberries and blackberries and to limit ourselves to just two pints, so we could better enjoy the quiet morning.  We arrived as soon as the farm opened and had the whole first hour to ourselves except for the birds and a bunny or two.  This is what summer memories are made of.
    Today I'm wearing my second Community Brunch Shirt Dress in Plaid print this time.  The fabric is a looser weave than the Travel print and I wasn't sure the fit would be the same, but if anything, I think it's a little more comfortable.  The fabric is softer and the fit just feels more breathable.  Also, I love the warm colors of this dress.  It is fully lined and comes with pockets and a contrast belt.  Ironing it out of the package was a cinch, this fabric doesn't seem to hold wrinkles like a stiffer weave would.  I haven't had the chance to wash it yet, but I think it's going to come out of the wash as lovely as it went in.
 Shop the Look:
Community Brunch Shirt Dress in Plaid from ModCloth $79.99
Charter School Cardi in Navy from ModCloth $39.99
Napier Anchor Earrings
ModCloth Wrap Flats