Friday, October 28, 2016

Perfect pumpkins and kooky kitties! My review of the Pinup Girl Clothing Zooey Dress in Pumpkin Border Print

Today I am reviewing the Zooey Dress in Pumpkin Border Print by Pinup Girl Clothing.  This spooktastic dress is a highly anticipated re-release of the classic Zooey Dress in their exclusive Halloween 2016 Collection.  The adorable print of fall leaves, spooky black cats and cute jack-o-lanterns was designed exclusively for Pinup Girl Clothing by artist Stephanie Buscema.  

This was my must have dress of the Autumn season, since Pinup Girl Clothing gave us a sneak peek months ago, I have been stalking their website and impatiently waiting!  I may have gotten a bit obsessed but fall is my favorite season and this dress just screams fall.  It has everything I love-earthy colors, falling leaves, as well as a hint of Halloween with the black scaredy cats and jack-o-lanterns.  I love the vibrant red, orange, yellow, brown and black colors in this print.

  When my box from Pinup Girl Clothing arrived, I tore right into it, wasting no time to try on my unicorn.  I have wanted the Zooey style for years and this print really spoke to me!  The Zooey dress is available in other prints also.  My hubby Kevin was so patient when I insisted we immediately head to the Tamarack Nature Trail and Lakeview Cemetery in our hometown to take photos, I desperately wanted to capture the beauty of the day.  We are blessed to live in a gorgeous rural area and in fall, it comes alive with intense color everywhere!  

Fall is my favorite!  Magical!
The sun was just beginning to set in what is known as the golden hour, those two hours before sunset when the world is bathed in the golden light of the setting sun.  Peak color along with the sun's glow provided a magical backdrop and I felt beautiful bathing in the glories of autumn!

 Zooey features a wrap top bust, with cross-back adjustable straps, a tapered contrasting waist band accented with faux buttons and a full skirt.  I love the fit of the Zooey, I am wearing a size 2x, the cotton/spandex blend material gives the right amount of stretch to hug curves without being clingy.  The bust is a wrap top and cut to fit a variety of bust sizes comfortably. I love how the contrasting waist band emphasizes and minimizes the waist giving the perfect hourglass silhouette.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Zooey Dress in Pumpkin Border Print by Pinup Girl Clothing
Earrings: Orange Glitter Buttons (Similar)
Necklace: Four Seasons-Autumn c/o Buttonsy Jewelry
Petticoat: Jennifer in Yellow by Malco Modes
Shoes: Off to the Laces Ballet Flats in Black by Pinup Girl Clothing
Makeup: E.L.F.
Lipstick: Red Velvet by Besame Cosmetics
I added leafy autumn themed accessories, a fluffy Malco Modes petticoat and these lovely but comfy ballet flats for a pretty but spooky look.  I have worn my Zooey on every occasion possible because she is so unique and comfortable, I want to wear this style daily.  I have gotten so many compliments and comments on this dress, it's definitely a show stopper!  Thank you Pinup Girl Clothing for designing the most glorious vintage style pieces for every body to wear and love; and maybe obsess over....just a little!!  ;-)


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fall flowers and autumn adventures! My review of the Lady V London Lyra Dress in Plum Floral

Michigan is enchanting in the fall!  The crisp weather, apple orchards, pumpkin patches and beautiful colors everywhere.  I am blessed to live in a lovely rural area in Michigan that has many beautiful and historic landmarks.  For a fun fall day trip, my husband Kevin and I went to the Fallasburg Covered Bridge in Lowell, Michigan.

 Fallasburg Covered Bridge was built in 1871 and has been one of my favorite fall color tour locations since I was a child.  On the banks of the Flat River, the Fallasburg Covered Bridge is surrounded by trees as well as a lovely park featuring pavilions and trails that make for a very enjoyable autumn adventure!

I took this opportunity to wear the beautiful and fall perfect Lady Voluptuous Lyra Dress in Plum Floral that was sent to me for review by Lady V London.  The Lady Voluptuous Lyra Dress in Plum Floral is a long sleeve wrap top dress with a flared fifties style skirt.  Lyra is THE dress for fall in this rich plum hue with floral print including mums, dahlias, lilies and other pretty blooms in muted shades of plum, pink, blue, black and grey.  The jersey material and tie waist ensure a perfect fit to enhance and flatter your curves.

Step into history at Fallasburg Covered Bridge!

This dress fits like a dream, flows around me gracefully and the long sleeve design keeps me warm when there's a chill in the air.
Outfit Details:
Dress: Lyra in Plum Floral c/o Lady V London
Earrings: Amber Drop Earrings by Ceci Punch Designs
Shoes: Candies
Lipstick: Red Velvet by Besame Cosmetics
Lyra has become my fall go-to dress because she's so easy to slip into and fun to accessorize.  Lyra is a great vintage dress because depending on your preferred style, the dress can be accessorized for many eras.  I went for a simple 40's-50's style with vintage style heels, pretty amber drop earrings and a bright fall blossom in my hair.  I have also worn my Lyra Dress with suede ankle boots and vintage wooden hoops for a laid back 70's vibe.

 Lyra is as comfortable as she is flattering.  Quality of the fabric and construction are wonderful, Lady V really know how to dress the plus size body!  I am wearing a size 20, fit is just right, length of the sleeves hits me just at the wrist and the skirt of the dress is a few inches below the knee on my 5'3" frame.  The Lyra is a delight and it is definitely one of my fave dresses to wear for the cooler weather here in Michigan.  Thank you Lady V London!!

One of my favorite places!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Raspberry and ruffles! Kiyonna Barcelona Wrap Dress Review

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Today, I am reviewing the Kiyonna Barcelona Wrap Dress in Raspberry Cooler, size 1x. The Barcelona Wrap Dress is a soft, flowing A-line wrap dress with ruffle accents and cold shoulder detailing. This dress is trendy in so many ways! Ruffles are really coming in this season, which thrills me because I love the flirty, feminine feel they give to clothing . I have also been seeing the cold shoulder style everywhere, from dresses to sweaters, its really hot! I had to try this dress because I am trying to modernize my wardrobe a bit, while I love retro styles, they are not always practical. The Barcelona Wrap Dress is perfect, modern but with a vintage vibe I love!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Barcelona Wrap Dress in Raspberry Cooler size 1x courtesy of Kiyonna
Earrings: Kendra Scott Sophee Drop Earrings in Silver c/o Rocksbox
Bracelet: Kendra Scott Candice Cuff in Silver c/o Rocksbox
Shoes: Mudd Plaid Peep Toe Flats-Thrifted
Photography: Tedd Gorman

This dress is lovely, very comfortable, and compliments my figure. I am wearing a size 1x, which feels perfect, the polyester spandex blend material has just the right amount of stretch for a flattering yet comfortable fit. The bodice wraps you in ruffles, ties at the waist to give shape then flares into a skirt that flows beautifully over your curves. The construction of the dress is high quality, the material is sturdy and it doesn't cling as some wrap dresses tend to do.

The style of this dress makes it very versatile, it's a great dress to wear for a day spent adventuring or to a dressy dinner party. I wore my Barcelona Wrap Dress for a fun day with my bestie in St. Joseph, Michigan, we took advantage of some unseasonably warm fall weather by exploring the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

The Barcelona Wrap Dress is a great dress for this time of year when the weather is cool and crisp in the morning but afternoons can get quite warm. The sleeves provide good coverage, hitting me just at the elbow and the barrel sleeve style is very flattering as well as comfortable, no pulling or binding around the arm. Raspberry Cooler is a perfect shade for Autumn, a muted yet rich berry. It's adorable with cute flats, heels or you could warm it up for autumn with a pair of knee high boots. I styled my Barcelona Wrap Dress with matching plaid peep toe flats and pretty silver jewelry from Rocksbox for a modern, casual look. This dress is dreamy and feminine as well as trendy and flattering, exactly what I'm looking for in my wardrobe! Thanks Kiyonna!!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Delectable Delights! Mirror Mirror Bijoux Review and Giveaway

 Today, I have teamed up with Mirror Mirror Bijoux to bring you this blog and a fabulous giveaway!!

I have been having a hectic couple months which has forced me to take a little break from blogging and that also meant I missed my 2nd blog birthday but I have to celebrate, late or not!  I am so humbled and thrilled to have been blogging for the last two years, its been an amazing experience and I feel like I have grown infinitely.  I love my readers, I am so grateful that you have chosen to follow and read my blog when there are literally millions out there so I want to celebrate you!  I am teaming up with Mirror Mirror Bijoux and giving away two pairs of delectable cherry Mirror Mirror Bijoux earrings to one lucky lady on Instagram, check my page out and see the giveaway post for instructions to enter!!  Enter Here!
Outfit Details-
Dress: Lucy Dress c/o Blueberry Hill Fashions
Necklace: Cherry Cola Necklace c/o Mirror Mirror Bijoux
Earrings: Maraschino Drop Cherry Earrings c/o Mirror Mirror Bijoux
Petticoat: Jennifer in Red by Malco Modes
Shoes: Madden Girl

Mirror Mirror Bijoux specializes in timeless handmade creations inspired by vintage designs.  Whether you are looking for something casual or glamorous they have you covered with their lovely designs.  I love these gorgeous pieces!  Each piece is not only hand crafted but high quality, made with pearls, crystals and semi precious stones.  They are gorgeous and so fun to wear, but very sturdy so I did not worry about them being fragile and breaking on me if I did normal activities.  I have been having a ton of fun styling my Mirror Mirror Bijoux pieces in a ton for different ways.  Cherries are one of my favorite motifs to wear with my vintage dresses.  I have worn these pieces dressed up on a date, dressed down with a pretty floral dress or with a peasant top and jeans for a casual vibe.  Possibilities are endless!  Mirror Mirror Bijoux has something for everyone with timeless, quality jewels that really stand out.  What pieces are on your wishlist?
Outfit Details
Dress: Lucy Dress c/o Blueberry Hill Fashions
Necklace: Cherry Cheesecake Pearl Necklace c/o Mirror Mirror Bijoux
Earrings: Cherry Hoop Earrings c/o Mirror Mirror Bijoux
Purse: Vintage Inspired Handbag in Red c/o Lola Von Rose
Shoes: Madden Girl