Monday, April 29, 2013

what I wore: peplum and tattoos

 Yesterday I did a photo shoot with my uncle Matt, and the last photos involved me with temporary tattoo sleeves.  I am so excited to see how they all turned out! 

I was lucky enough to get a majority of the tattoos off, but one of the brands I used were actually good.  And clung to my skin for it's life.  So that brand is still on my arms.

vintage shirt- estate sale
vintage skirt- savers
shoes- dsw

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Prom 2013

My gentleman of a cousin and I went to prom last night!  I was so happy to go with him, he was the best date a girl could hope for!  

Of course, I had to paint my toes rainbow, which made my mother roll her eyes.  It's an Oakley signature.  I couldn't help it(:

When my mom picked up the dress from the dry cleaners the man who cleaned it said," Oh, this is your nightmare of a dress!  This was not dry cleaning, it was restoration!!!"  Sorry, Mr. cleaner.  It's true. This dress was pretty torn up.  But it is in mint condition now!

Monday, April 22, 2013

what I wore: beauty school drop out

I didn't really drop out of beauty school.  This shirt just makes me think of that scene in Grease.  I love the mascara, hairdryers, cat eye sunglasses, crazy ladies, and eye lashes in the print!  When I saw this shirt I knew I had to make it mine.

shirt- Forever 21
skirt- D.I.
necklaces- estate sales
earrings-estate sale

Saturday, April 20, 2013

My saturday

I spent my saturday thrifting with my mother and grandparents.  It went by so fast! We stopped at a traveling waffle stand, went to tons of estate sales, ate lunch, and visited my great grandmother. Overall this was an incredible day!

Friday, April 19, 2013

What I wore: disco night

Let it be known that I have gotten myself yet another job. Let it also be known that I have never gotten fired. I have really done it this time. I work at an antique store! How perfect is that!? Anyway, tonight was my first day, and I got to dress up for disco night! (Nailed it!!!)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Recently thrifted

Estate sales!! I have added to my vintage picnic basket collection, fabric collection, vintage purse collection, and lauren's sewing pattern collection. I unfortunately did not get to bring home the cat or wallpaper from the house.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Playing teacher

I am finally teaching my sister how to sew!  This is something I have been aching to do and with spring break, I actually had the time.  She is doing brilliantly and I'm so proud of her! Way to go, little sis.

what I wore: loving the 40s

I have never been into dressing in the 1940s style.  I am a 50s girl by heart.  But I am really loving it right now!  I think posing in my sew for victory dress with victory rolls has converted me.

This dress obviously was meant to have a slip under it.  Probably a much longer slip, too.  I made it a bit risque with mine.  Until I find a plain vintage slip, or a sewing pattern for one, I will just bring an extra touch of pin up to it!

vintage dress- estate sale
vintage belt- d.i.
slip- forever 21

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

pay phone

Yesterday I went antique shopping and guess what this store had?  A vintage phone booth.  If I had the $1,499 they were asking for, I would have bought it.  Instead I spent $3 on two vintage sewing patterns.  That's pretty much all my budget can afford.

Monday, April 1, 2013

sew for victory challenge: finished dress!

I ended up falling in love with my dress I made for the sew along!  I'm so thankful to Rochelle for hosting Sew for Victory because I really would have never made this dress otherwise.

This dress really did feel like a project someone from the 1940s would have done.  This project costed me no more than $3!  That is including the fabric, pattern, buttons, and zipper.  Not bad at all, right? Everything I used was thrifted vintage.  The "make do and mend" portion really did come into play a lot because the sleeve cuff pattern pieces were missing so I made them up, which wasn't hard at all.  

(I would just like to point out that I was very careful in matching all of my lines and diagonals.) 

dress- made by me
vintage cardigan- estate sale
vintage shoes-estate sale
vintage clipons- estate sale