Friday, January 31, 2014

Remix- Winter White Coat

Hey there loves! I'm on my blog, as well as the Flock Together blog with a remix for you!
I decided it was the perfect time to do a little remix on this white peacoat I bought way back in college. I wear it every winter and I simply cannot believe I've managed to keep it white all these years. It's quite special because it is the first dresscoat I bought for myself (at Old Navy of all places!) and I always feel a bit fancier when I wear it. I have quite the obsession with outerwear, now mostly vintage, so it only made sense to showcase that love in a remix. How would you wear this coat?

Haaaave a fabulous day!
God Bless,

Psalms 31:21
Blessed be the Lord, For He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

InspirationThursday - Cold Weather Vintage

With winters end nowhere in sight, I thought my inspiration for this week would be a bevy of winter beauties from decades past. Although they are all from various times in history, each one is unique and beautiful. It truly shows why I cannot commit to simply one decade, but love to pull elements from each one.  

Cloche hats, cute coats, and menswear inspired suits caught my eye. 

Glamorous coats, sweater sets and the color green were all the rage. 

Stunning hats, fur, and lipstick were winter wear in the 40's.


Elegance, monochromatic looks, and sleek hair was the order of the day.

Edgy, futuristic looks and bright tweed made the 1960's pop. Not to mention the HATS. Enough said.

Maxi skirts, wide legged pants, and platforms were in in the 70's

Well, which decade is your favorite? As usual, I can't decide. 

Have a fabulous winter day wherever you are!

God Bless, 

Psalm 25:6
Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses,
For they are from of old.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pettigrew House Murder Mystery

Well, I finally got some snowy-snowfall pictures the other day! As long as I have to be stuck in this frigid weather I might as well try and get some wintry wonderland photos out of it right? Last Saturday Sean and I got all gussied up and attended a 'Murder Mystery' event at a local museum. The museum is actually a turn of the century home which has been preserved with all of the accoutrements of the day, room to room. You can go tour the house any time, but on this particular evening we got to see a bit of a show. There were actors in each of the rooms which told their side of the story on the night there was a 'murder'. We went through the house listening to each of their testimonies and then had to decide at the end who we thought the killer was. I had a couple of friends who acted in the show so it was even more of a delight. Everybody there thought I was all in costume for the evening-as I expected. No one ever believes I actually just dress this way! 
After the murder mystery Sean and I went out to dinner and I had the sweetest guy come up and complement me and he asked to take my picture! Golly goodness I was tickled pink. He said he was in town visiting from L.A. and he just wanted to complement me. That always makes my day when people go out of their way to be nice like that. I always try to randomly complement strangers when I'm out and about too because there's something so genuine about hearing nice words from a stranger. I can say I've never experienced someone wanting my picture before and probably never will again! What a fun evening. :)

Ah, this coat. Dark crimson with the most amazing shape to it. It's like getting wrapped up in a warm blanket of vintage love. It is another coat I received from my grandmother. I'm not sure if this one was hers, or one of my great aunt's, but boy am I lucky to have as many family heirloom pieces as I do.

This is another dress I bought from Aviena, a brick and mortar store in my town which also has an etsy shop. I had to reinforce all of the buttons before wearing it, but it was totally worth it. I can see this dress becoming a staple in my wardrobe, I love everything about it. Perfect sleeve length, perfect collar, spot on length and shape. I could go on. I found these long black gloves in my drawer which have been sitting there for ages. I think I found them at a thrift store years ago. I don't think they are vintage, but they mimic pretty well. 
Lastly this hat is one special piece. It is adorned in folds of rich, black velvet with a rhinestone/metal clasp at the side. I adored wearing it. You can wear it to if you like as it is for sale in my Etsy Shop!

Thanks for listening to my ramblings! If you want to know how I did my hair, take a jump to this post for the tutorial!

Have a fabulous day all :)
God Bless,

John 4:24
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

Hat- Midwest Charm Vintage 
Bag- Vintage from the Lowry Mall
Dress- Aviena
Belt- Vintage
Gloves- Thrifted
Stockings- Charlotte Russe
Shoes- Vintage, Flea Market
Locket- Gift from my Mama
Earrings- Vintage, Rummage Sale
Lipstick- A base of Revlon's Cream Lipstick in Certainly Red, finished off with Revlon's Matte Lipstick in Wine Not.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Half Poodle Hair Tutorial

Good day everyone!
 Today I have a hair tutorial for you. It's a 1940's  inspired up-do which I pinned on my pinterest boards a while back. This adorable singer/actress was Francis Langford who was a popular entertainer from the 1930's to the 1950's. I loved this carefree hairstyle with a mop of curls at the top of the head and cascading curls down the back. I didn't achieve as much volume as this curly beauty, as I was planning to wear a hat- but I was still pretty pleased with the results.

Here is what I used to achieve this look:

If you have naturally curly hair you are a lucky lady! For the straight haired beauties out there, you're going to need to curl your hair somehow. I like to use foam rollers that I sleep in at night. The one's I'm wearing are about 1-1 1/2 inches in diameter. Headscarf is optional, but it does help when you have to run your errands the next day :)

Try to let your curls dry as much as possible before removing the curlers or they may not hold their shape.

Hopefully hair looks something like this when finished.

Gather the front half of your hair like you're going to put it in a half ponytail. Take the curls and swirl them around the top of your head until the ends of the curls are sitting atop your forehead.

Begin pinning using bobby pins into the thickest part of the curl. Just pin like a madwoman until you feel like the curls are secure. Keep playing with them until the curls are sitting how you want.

Pull up the hair on the sides of your head to make it sleek, while adding more volume to the top of the hair. Pin it there.

Hopefully the style is looking good by this point. If you choose to have a more voluminous look, you can finger comb or brush out the rest of your curls.

I'm a sucker for the 'widows peak' look of the 40's. I pulled a couple of the curls down, pinned them together, and secured the curl with another bobby pin. I then sprayed the style with a good amount of hairspray to ensure that it wouldn't blow away in the windy weather we've been having!

This was a very fun style to wear, and you'll get to see how I wore it in tomorrow's outfit post! 
I hope you try this one, you'll be the cutest gal in town.

God Bless!

Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.