Monday, October 23, 2017

The Happiest (Birthday) Giveaway On Earth!

disney giveaway
It's my birthday week, and long-time followers know what that means... it's time for a giveaway! I always like to host a giveaway around my birthday to celebrate it with all of you. After all, what's better than giving and receiving presents? This year, I decided to go with a theme that's a bit *magical* in nature. If you love Disney as much as I do, this is definitely the giveaway for you! Here's what's up for grabs this year:

the soubrette brunette giveaway disney

The winner will receive...
  • "Clock Face" skirt from Vintage Inspired By Jackie x John Varvir
    (original colorway, custom size)
  • Bundle of Disney embellished sunglasses, earrings, and bows from Bow Bow By Kyle
  • Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly eyeshadow palette
  • The Art Of Disney: The Golden Age card book
  • Your choice of one (1) Disney princess Funko Pop (from options pictured)
  • Minnie Mouse cosmetic bag
Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below. You must be a follower of my blog and leave a blog post comment to be eligible to win. There are also a few other mandatory entries you must complete, as well as several optional ones that will increase your chances to win. One (1) winner will receive all of the prizes listed above. The winner will be contacted via e-mail, so please provide a valid e-mail address and be sure to respond promptly to the e-mail if you win (if you don't respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen)! The winner will also be announced via this widget once the giveaway has ended. This giveaway is open worldwide and will run from now until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, October 30th.

Thank you for entering and best of luck!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Plaid and Pumpkins

vintage plaid skirt

Oh, fall. I do love you (even if that makes me basic). My birthday is in 10(!) days, so I think it's only natural that I adore all things about this season – including pumpkin-picking and wearing as much plaid as possible. I happened to find this adorable plaid skirt on Etsy and then realized that the seller was based right here in Rochester! She's so sweet (we actually have a bunch in common!) and she was kind enough to let me pick up the skirt in person. It's seriously the perfect autumnal plaid and will look cute with so many things! Be sure to check out Ann's shop, Magic Summer Vintage, for LOTS of adorable things!

plaid skirt
autumn plaid
pumpkin picking

I didn't pick up any pumpkins on this day, but I did over the weekend with my dear friend, Meghan. She just moved back home after living in St. Louis for a few years, and boy, am I glad she's here! We got frozen cider, donuts, and a bunch of pumpkins and had a lovely morning doing All Things Fall. I can't believe we're already mid-way through October... I'd better get my Halloween-themed outfits up STAT!

off shoulder top
vintage fall plaid
Outfit Details
Top: ModCloth (available in black)  ||  Skirt: Magic Summer Vintage
Belt: similar  ||  Boots: similar

pumpkin picking rochester ny
Have a great day!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mime Time

mime time trashy diva

I'd wager that most of you know how much I love a good novelty print. I think Trashy Diva kills it every time with theirs, particularly because they're often recreations of actual vintage prints. Their recent "Mime Time" collection is pretty near and dear to my heart – not only because it's quirky and theatrical, but because TD also donated a portion of the proceeds from this range to the NOCCA Institute (a high school arts conservatory in Louisiana). Anything that allows me to add a pretty new dress to my wardrobe and support the arts at the same time is a total win in my book.

trashy diva ruby middy dress
bicycle dress
mime time dress trashy diva

I actually wasn't sold on this print initially, perhaps due to the olive green background. It's not a hue to which I'd normally be drawn, but it really grew on me. I don't have anything else like this in my closet, and I love that it's such a great transitional piece. Although I love several of the cuts in this collection, I chose the Ruby Middy. (The Tuxedo style is so great and I hope they use it in future collections!) This style is really comfy and I just adore the little buttons down the front!

trashy diva bicycle dress
penny farthing dress
mime time dress
Outfit Details
Ruby Middy Dress in Mime Time: Trashy Diva
Lavender hat: similar  ||  Toni Pons wedges: available here

trashy diva dress

I start rehearsals tonight for the musical I'm in. I'm excited, albeit a little bit nervous about how I'm going to juggle everything. It'll be good to sing again and I'm thinking that having a more normal work schedule will be good for me, too. At the very least, it'll keep me from constantly snacking on my couch! :)

Have a great start to your week!

Friday, October 13, 2017

1 Tee, 3 Ways: Campbell/Crafts Style Challenge

radio social rochester ny emma rizzo photo
Photo credit: Emma Rizzo Photo
Happy Friday, friends! I'm over on the Campbell/Crafts blog today talking about how I styled their bowling t-shirt (a collaboration with Atomic Swag) three different ways. I had a lot of fun with this one and I'd love to tell you all about it! I'm even bringing you with me to a retro-radio-festooned bowling alley here called Radio Social (thanks to my friend Emma!) – what could be more perfect than that?

radio social rochester ny

I had a great time seeing how many ways I could style this top, and it made me feel invigorated to remix pieces in my wardrobe much more often. You can see all my outfits featuring this tee over at Campbell/Crafts! How do you like remixing your t-shirts?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


trashy diva wildflowers streetcar dress

I promise, I'm done styling my floral dresses after today... but I think I might've saved the best for last. Although Trashy Diva's Wildflowers Collection came out months ago, I've been waiting for the right occasion to wear this dress. I haven't always been drawn to a lot of TD's floral prints in the past, but this one is a real winner.

trashy diva wildflowers
trashy diva

This is my first "Streetcar" style dress, and I'm totally in love. After looking at these photos (and consulting with Ashley), it seems like it needs a tiny bit of tailoring in the shoulders. But other than that, it's absolutely perfect in every way. I love the pussy bow detail (though I need to get better/faster at tying it) and I'm glad it's the kind of dress that I can easily wear with a cropped cardigan throughout the year. And even though I hate side zippers with a passion that burns brighter than the sun, I'm completely willing to overlook it with this dress – it's that good.

trashy diva streetcar
daisy brooch vintage
wildflower floral print dress
sunflowers rochester ny

When the sunflowers bloom in late August or early September, I usually head out to this one farmer's field located west of the city. But this year, his sunflowers didn't take! Fortunately, Wickham Farms held an event they called their Sunflower Spectacular, which featured 15 different varieties of sunflowers over five acres of land. Some were so tall that I felt like a little fairy! My mom and I had a delightful afternoon amongst the blooms. I'll definitely be going back next year.

wickham farms sunflower spectacular
Look how tall they were! (And I'm 5-foot-7!)
trashy diva
Outfit Details
Streetcar Dress in Wildflowers: Trashy Diva
Vintage daisy brooch: Trashy Diva (similar)
Flats: Aerosoles

floral dress
Have a beautiful day!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday Favorites #151

Wow, it's been a WHILE since I did a Friday Favorites post, huh? I'm finally embracing all things spooky, which makes it the perfect time to share some of the things I'm loving lately with you all.

These ghoulish pieces from Unique Vintage speak to my almost-Halloween-baby soul.
unique vintage halloween

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This Betsey Johnson PSL bag is actually anything but basic.
betsey johnson pumpkin spice latte purse

And I'm totally taken with this harvest print dress from Hell Bunny:

Although I'd love a pumpkin pie purse, this Kate Spade cake bag would be a sweet substitute.
kate spade cake purse
And these Irregular Choice heels are enough to put a girl into a sugar coma.
irregular choice candy macaron shoes
I love these little Kate Spade dishes (and popcorn bowl!):
kate spade dishware

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This David Lynch brooch is a must-have.
david lynch brooch

I just adore these cozy jumpers from Joanie Clothing!
joanie clothing jumper

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This literary dress is so pretty, too.
modcloth book dress

I'd love to curl up with a good book under one of these lamps:

pbteen lamps

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I know most people don't keep address books anymore, but this could could convince me to...
kate spade address book
I've been thinking that I need to create an actual workspace at home (right now, I just work on my couch). I already have an adorable desk, but I'd like a nice chair like these to go with it!
pbteen desk chairs
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I might need this Dapper Dans tee.
dapper dans tee

And how cute is this Collectif music skirt!
collectif piano skirt

And finally, this new Kat Von D palette is sooo cool. I don't think I'd make good use of the colors, but it's stunning to look at!
kat von d sinner and saint
Have a great weekend!

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