Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cherry on Top || Dainty Rascal Spring Dress

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Hello from New York!  I'm currently accompanying my husband on a business trip as you might know if you follow me on Instagram.  As a city lover, I'm having a blast exploring The Big Apple with my handsome and I'll be sure to share photos with you upon my return.  With my love for vintage-inspired glamour I am very selective in what I wear, and it's so empowering to feel like you're not letting media or trends dictate to you what to wear.  However this poses quite a challenge in finding places to shop!  As I've delved deeper and deeper in refining my style, I've been so lucky to have discovered some seriously amazing brands and shops for those who might have similar tastes to me.  Dainty Rascal is a rare gem in the style world, and this sundress is everything I dream of in a Spring/Summer piece!  Each one of their garments is uniquely hand cut and constructed for each individual, which I can't even describe to you how important this is for having a perfect fit, as well as a piece that is perfectly "you."  Once summer is in full swing, I don't think I'll be able to stop wearing this dress... for a picnic, shopping, even a dinner date with heels.  If you love it as much as I do, you must check out Dainty Rascal!

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Dress :: c/o Dainty Rascal
Shoes :: c/o PB&J Boutique
Suspender Belt :: What Katie Did c/o Mio Destino
Gloves :: c/o Flirty Lingerie
Earrings :: c/o Lulu's
Wire Hair Bow :: Nordstrom {Similar}
Stockings :: Similar

Monday, April 21, 2014

City Rooftops || Red Gingham Glamour

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As I've been engrossed lately with a secret obsession of mine - old Hitchcock films, I've been literally intoxicated by the styles and hourglass accentuation of the gorgeous leading ladies of that time.  If I can recreate that in my own life, why would I not, I ask you?  Collectif is the perfect place to start... they have SUCH stunning 40's and 50's vintage-inspired pieces.  This Penny Gingham Pencil Dress has the perfect balance of springtime charm and evening elegance.  Now that I'm living right in the city, I'm excited to bring you lots of new locations and backdrops for my photoshoots.  Today's rooftop spot added the right amount of city glamour for one of my favorite new dresses.

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Dress :: c/o Collectif
Earrings :: c/o House of Gemmes
Shoes :: c/o Charlotte Russe
Gloves :: Vintage

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hello || Celebrate & Easter Sale


Hello everyone!  I wanted to pop in and give you a little update and also let you know that I'll be starting my normal posting up again this coming Monday!  My delay in posting turned a bit longer than expected, but when is moving and settling in ever as easy as one hopes unfortunately...?  Between a booking with my job and my husband's work, and packing every night, then moving and going without internet for a while, we are finally getting settled in here.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I absolutely love our new place.  We now live downtown and just adore the city life.  I have a Spring rooftop shoot coming your way Monday, so definitely check back for regular posts starting then!

In the meantime, I wanted to leave you with an Easter sale to one of my favorite retro-inspired lingerie brands, What Katie Did!  Mio Destino is generously offering my readers 20% off and I might just have to partake myself.  You previously saw me in this What Katie Did Suspender Belt in my special V-Day review and I've been eyeing this amazing satin cheetah bra ever since!  Here's the code:

20% Discount off What Katie Did at Mio Destino
CODE: CHICEASTER
The code is valid until April 30, 2014


Enjoy & see you Monday!!