It's a chilly, blustery day here in Michigan. I woke up to a world covered in ice and I am nursing a rather severe head and sinus cold. It's these dreary days that I daydream of blissful warm, summertime. I love nature and we are blessed to live in a beautiful area. We are surrounded by woods and often walk outside to find deer, bunnies and birds flitting around in our yard in their busy way. Deer are beautiful, majestic creatures and the deer in our neighborhood are unafraid of people, so often we can sit on our porch watching them eat and frolic together only a few feet away. My wishful Wednesday this week is inspired by the Michigan white tailed deer.
Clarence and Alabama are a UK based vintage clothing store that stock a variety of retro brand and styles with fabulous cut, detailing and whimsical patterns. I have absolutely fallen head over heels in love with their Turquoise Bambi 1950s style swing dress. The fanciful, frolicking Bambi print with floating hearts over a turquoise background. The dress has an empire waistline which is flattering on any figure and features a deep v neckline with a sash at the waist thay ties into a cheerful bow back. I adore the cut, print and style of this dress. I would pop a ruffly purple petticoat underneath for fullness and contrast.
Erstwilder continues to be one of my favorite companies, I cannot get enough of their quirky little resin characters. They have a fantastic variety of designs they offer and they have a brooch to match pretty much any ensemble. I would pair this dress with their Little Lockheart brooch. He's a perfect match right down to the cute heart detail, what a little dear! Do you have a piece from Erstwilder yet? If not hurry up, because you're missing out on a universe of accessory possibilities!!
Pop that Cassette of New Zealand offers hair flowers, fascinators, adorable cardigan clips and brooches. Their floral hair clips are bright, beautifully designed and unique. I love this blue, lavender and soft pink flower piece with glitter accents. The lavender echoes the floating hearts on the dress making this a lovely match.
I'm not going to lie, I pretty much want every pair of Miz Mooz shoes I see! Their retro styles are perfect and provide just the right details to flatter your outfit. I would finish this outfit off with the Corbin heel in blue. The blue and fawn are a perfect match for this dress and I love how these colors enhance one another. They have a 1.25 inch platform and a 3 inch heel so they're a modest size great for walking. I love shoes but I refuse to wear shoes that are not functional, lovely, and comfortable. I want to look amazing but it definitely takes away from a beautiful outfit if you're tripping over your own feet!
I'm very excited to announce that I have a blog collaboration coming up with the amazing Vivien of Holloway. They offer period perfect fabrics and cuts that are only slightly adapted from genuine vintage styles, wearing Vivien of Holloway you can be transformed into a cheesecake pin-up, a femme fatale, a saucy Mad Men-era office girl, or a WWII working girl! All of their clothes are proudly made in the UK and are loved by well-dressed women around the globe.
I will also be collaborating with Carolina Dress Room. I was lucky enough to win their Satin swing dress in pink on their Facebook page where have very generous giveaways everyday. I will be reviewing it and am also looking forward to doing future collaborations with them. I'm so thrilled to be working with these fabulously stylish companies to bring them to you!! Have a beautiful day!!!