Monday, June 30, 2014

Somewhere In Time

One of my favorite styles is mixing business with day wear to night wear. My blazer is from Zara and my blouse is from Express. My tapestry bag was a great $8.00 find from an antique store. My shoes are also vintage, given to me by my great grandmother. These Chanel glasses are easily the best bargain I've ever had, coming to a total of one dollar at a thrift store. You can wear this look to work with some slacks or a pencil skirt, then change into shorts to go out! 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Orange Is The New Black

My new obsession is long sleeved mini dresses. Particularly authentic vintage ones. Where did this darling piece come from? Why the most extraordinary vintage store I have ever been to, Dolly Python. Dallas natives are very familiar with this store, of course. But still being new here I recently discovered it. They have everything from antique records, furniture, treasures of any kind, to jewelry, hats, shoes, and most importantly, vintage clothing. There is something for everyone. My dress is one of a kind, but that's the beauty of finding things like it. If you ever have the chance to visit Dallas, Dolly Python better be at the top of your to do list. You will find so many fascinating things. Check out their website and like them on Facebook at I had a great time doing a shoot in this dress and I wanted to bring the true era of it to life. Here's the turn out:

Featured above: antique topaz ring, vintage gold purse.

 Featured above: round glasses from Love Culture

Monday, June 16, 2014

Scarlett Starlet

As a big fan of old Hollywood glamour, I love anything with a vintage glam vibe. This dress is by Jessica Mcclintock, one of my favorite dress designers. I found it at a thrift store and tailored it to fit me. The thing about this style dress, it can be used for many different purposes, whether it be an elegant ball, holiday event, or even prom. I'm not one to encourage buying a piece and blowing a ton of money on it just to wear it once. Why not make it's legacy as a beautiful gown go on?

All my jewelry pieces are vintage and found at flea markets. I prefer thrift stores over flea markets, but when I go I enjoy negotiating and bargaining with people on their prices. Like my mom always said, "it doesn't hurt to ask". My inspiration for this look is from the one and only, Scarlett O'Hara, character from Gone With The Wind, my all time favorite movie. If you have seen this classical film, you may remember Scarlett showing up to Ashley's birthday party decked out in her red velvet gown. Ever since then I promised myself I would find a similar one.

Here is the original worn by the gorgeous Vivien Leigh in the movie:

Saturday, June 14, 2014


My style seems to be somewhat consistent, in the way I gravitate towards black and white and add pops of color. My blazer is from White House Black Market and my shorts are from PacSun. This look is for a day out on the city or for a coffee shop date. I love mixing vintage with modern, combing eras to create my own style. My hologram clutch is from Little By Little, one of the cutest online boutiques, and can be found at: My shoes are from the ever so vintage inspired online store, Pin-up Darling, and can be found at: I've been waiting for the day to finally own mint heels and I love the strap that goes across.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

50's Baby Doll Dress For My "I Do"

If you are looking to wear dresses casually and aren't sure how, then I will tell you. It's not just an easy thing to accomplish like the celebrities in our favorite TV shows. The great thing about lace dresses is that you can dress it up or dress it down. Add bling to look glamorous, or pair it with some boots for your daily on the go schedule. There are many different styles you can pull off with this one essential piece for your summer wardrobe. 

My dress featured is from a great online boutique, Little By Little. With their concept of little by little bringing an outfit to life piece by piece, they won me over. They have such adorable, unique pieces and they are definitely worth checking out. Here is the link to my dress:

I have been asked multiple times where my floppy hats are from. I didn't know whether to feel embarrassed or proud. But once again, I give Wal-Mart full credit for their decent selection of hats. My glasses are by the wonderful Brian Atwood, and my necklace is from Charming Charlie (heaven for jewelry lovers).

Lastly, these beautiful babies are by the great Steve Madden, who I met about a month ago (scroll down to see my post). And my perfectly fit title are lyrics by Lana Del Rey from her song "Yayo".

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Contouring 101: Make Up Forever - Blogger Event

Last Sunday, after meeting up with the Neon Trees, I headed over to Make Up For Ever to meet up with some fellow blogger friends of mine. My lovely friend Leah Frazier of invited me to take a makeup class on how to properly contour and highlight your face. As my first beauty post on my blog, I was more than happy to join in. It was a nice surprise to hear that Make Up For Ever was actually founded by Louis Vuitton. Also, all their employees are sent to their Paris academy to learn all the ins and outs of their makeup. This somehow makes me want to drop everything and become a makeup artist. If you want to check them out for yourself visit

I thought it was such a great and fun way to learn by applying everything yourself at your own makeup station. The staff was so helpful to find our right shades and getting us started. Having done makeup in the past for high school productions and sending my friends out on a date, I never really knew there was a certain technique behind "contouring and highlighting".

So it goes, whether it's a celebrity on the red carpet, or on the big screen, you will notice that their contouring is done to the shape of an oval. What that means is, it's the one shape all contouring is done to exemplify and show off the correct features on the face. To find the shape your face already is, you want to feel around your bone structure and see what it is that you are. My shape is a heart. So from there I would contour my cheek bones, temples, hair line, and under my chin to create the oval effect.

Everyone's face is different. Some people may even be a mix of two different types of faces. It really is just all about showing off the features you already possess and striving to get to the oval by slimming your face really.

I'm a strong believer in opening your mind to try new things. Once you find your favorite makeup must haves you usually stick with them and don't want to try anything else. But after trying Make Up For Ever's products, I highly recommend giving them a chance. Everything is long lasting and really makes you feel like you're ready to walk the red carpet yourself. Not only was I happy with my contouring, but their liquid eyebrow product, Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector, transformed the way I thought about how to do eyebrows. Never have I even found a liquid eyebrow product before. Let me tell ya, you won't want to go back to the pencil. It can be found here at this link:

They even have their Aqua Seal Waterproof Liquid Converter which can turn any foundation water proof with just a few drops! To me that sounds like a Summer must have if you're hitting up the beach or pool and want to look glamorous while doing so. Check it out here at:

A big thank you to Leah for having us all join her in the fun and very informative class. I learned a lot and got to try out some amazing products. These ladies are all very kind and made the time enjoyable!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Neon Trees VIP Event

While at work on a typical weekday, I listen to the radio while typing away on the computer and dealing with jewelry all day long. To keep me going I listen to 103.7 KVIL, which is always playing in the office. I just happened to have my phone near me at the right time to be caller 10 to win two VIP passes to see Neon Trees at a private show before their concert.

(My mom and I)

I brought along my mom with me, who is my usual designated photographer. Although, I took the shots of the show myself, and I was lucky enough to record a short Q and A with Tyler Glenn (lead singer), and the generous hosts of KVIL who gave me the tickets.

Not featured was a question that I wanted to ask, that was asked by the radio hosts that I have been very curious about. Where did the Neon Trees get their band name from? Tyler answered by saying while in Southern California, they visited an In-and-Out Burger, which was surrounded by lit up palm trees with neon lights. From there came their inspiration. Tyler then referred to themselves as "a fast food band".

 The band performed their biggest hits, "Sleeping With A Friend", "Animal", and "Everybody Talks". In my personal opinion, they are just as good live as they are on the radio. Unfortunately, the rest of the band members were unable to make it, but it did not change the fact they still gave a great private show to us.

(With Tyler Glenn on left, Chris Allen on right)

(With guitarist David Charles)

David was super nice to have a quick chat with before getting bombarded by twelve year olds wanting to take selfies with him. Overall, the show was amazing and very personable. I would definitely recommend going to see them live. 

Here is their music video for "Sleeping With A Friend".