Monday, September 22, 2014

Ivory Lace || Third Love Lingerie Review

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Glamorous lingerie is something I've talked about a lot, and I know a lot of my readers are always on the search for ways to keep our "underthings" looking just as beautiful as our clothes.  I've focused mainly on aesthetic and style with fun vixen straps and edgy shapes.  Today I want to share with you my recent discovery - a brand that actually combines stunning aesthetic with serious comfort, and a life-saving wide variety of sizes... Third Love.  They even created a "half size" for those who are in between sizes and never seem to find the perfect fit.  Not to mention their prices are unbelievably affordable while yet delivering the highest quality.  With winter coming, I was personally on the search for a good basic bra that would fit me perfectly and I could wear as a smooth look for under turtlenecks, sweaters, etc.  What I didn't know is that I not only could have this, but I could have this plus glamour.  The ivory lace balconet combines french delicacy, soft comfort, and durable support - and you can also choose your own color/strap combination!  I paired it with the ivory Lace Boyshort and feel like a queen lounging in such luxury....

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Lace Balconette Bra :: c/o Third Love
Lace Boyshort :: c/o Third Love
Stockings :: Agent Provocateur
Suspender Belt :: Agent Provocateur
Corset :: c/o Orchard Corset
Dress :: Similar

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rooftop in Autumn || Glasses, Leopard Print, & Seamed Stockings

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Today's outfit was loosely inspired by Marilyn Monroe in How To Marry a Millionaire with her a fur collars, fitted sweaters, and cat-eye glasses that she continues to take off until she meets Freddie Denmark.  I'm also in the mood for black and everything dark as the air becomes chilly and candles start lighting up our cozy living room.  We've been stocking up on liqueurs for our bar shelves, and I'm all ready to watch Nightmare Before Christmas for Halloween.  For vintage-loving girls like me, Fall & Winter make even more sense for our ever-present "done up" glamour-loving looks.  Because of this, I find myself loving the porcelain face - the smoother and more doll-like as I can get my pale skin to be, the better.  I recently discovered dermablend cosmetics which was actually created to provide maximum coverage without feeling heavy, and providing SPF protection.  With Chicago weather conditions unpredictable this time of year, makeup that stays put and provides high-coverage is exactly what I lean towards.

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Sweater :: c/o Voodoo Vixen
Scarf :: c/o 9th & Elm
Stockings :: c/o Kixies
Shoes :: c/o Charlotte Russe {old, but similar here}
Skirt :: H&M {old, but similar here, here & here}
Gloves :: Vintage {Love these & these}
Wire headband :: {similar}
Earrings :: c/o Oasap

Monday, September 15, 2014

French Décadence || Wheels & Dollbaby ‘Boudoir Décoratifs Dress’

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Each time Wheels & Dollbaby releases a new collection, I have a minor anxiety attack from excitement and the desire to actually own every single piece.  Designer Melanie Greensmith just released Star De Cinéma Summer 2014 Collection, drawing inspiration from evocative aspects of classic Film Noir and playful femininity from the Marie Antoinette era.  I've said it a million times and I'll continue... W&D is my favorite brand, and fits so perfectly every aspect I love and embrace in my own style.  There is an ever present consistency of glamour and the celebration of feminine curves, combined with a nod to classic old hollywood and a dash of edge - in every single collection.  I could not be more grateful for this, among an ever-changing fashion world that embraces trends and "of the moment" thinking.

I wanted to play off the French feeling of the Boudoir Décoratifs Dress,’ with it's French lace, polka dots, ruffled layers, and vintage-inspired balconette cups.  So I topped off the look with a veiled bow fascinator hat and kept everything else very simple.  The dress really just shines on it's own...

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Seamed stockings :: Agent Provocateur