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Trashy Diva Lilac Atomic Bomb-Diggity

21 Jul

You may still be recovering from the last amazing print release from Trashy Diva, but hold onto your stylish 50s inspired hats because the newest one is to die for.

Inspired by the atomic era of the 1950s where anything seemed possible and dreams of flying cars began we get this beautiful nostalgic and abstract print.

HAIRTIElilacatomic-webI went nuts for this one instantly, so naturally I ordered multiple styles (ha!).  It was a hard choice but I went with the Debbie dress, Trixie Top, and circle skirt , oh and I can’t forget the cutest hair tie ever.  Seriously, I don’t know how I am just now trying these.  Perfect accessory to make a bad hair day look good.

 

So, favorite first: Debbie is my new best friend.  I want all the dresses in this cut.  I was initially really worried about the cute ruffled bust not covering anything.  It is super boob friendly.  I fit into the cups and they covered enough not to make me feel obscene but instead like an atomic super vixen.

I ordered my normal size 10 and it is perfect! The straps on this lady are not adjustable so there may be a little tweaking needed if you have narrow shoulders.

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I ordered one size up in the Circle skirt as recommended by a friend, boy I am glad I did!  I sized up to a 12 and I have to say it was TIGHT.  The waistband is not stretchy on this one so definitely order based on your exact measurements.

In the Trixie top, I ordered a medium because it has super stretchy sides.  I found this to be too tight across the bust (I measure 40″ for reference), I do think the large would be more comfortable for me.IMG_4391

The print is so beautiful.  The design features aqua, coral, grey and red against the lilac background. As with all Trashy Diva designs, this is a limited edition, so if you like it go grab it before it’s gone!

Oh, and those amazing shoes? Those are the glorious Miss L Fire Nancys (also comes in black and white.) There are a few sizes left at the website, and they are on sale!!!  They live happily amongst the most comfortable shoes I own

Trashy Diva: Fangirling for Red Fans

14 Jul

So before I jump into my uber love for Trashy Diva, you may be asking yourself “who is this?  Is this a REAL blogpost?” The answers are, it’s me! And Yes! I know I have been seriously slacking on the blog front (helloooo my last post was in 2015!) but y’all keep clicking and coming by and I appreciate you so much.  Seriously. Ok enough about me, let’s move on to TRASHY MUTHA FUCKIN’ DIVA.

If you follow me on Instagram you know I am borderline obsessed with Trashy Diva clothing.  And if you don’t follow me, do it (@ditadoll). I am not just obsessed because everything they make is magic (it is) or because I love that every new collection is limited (it is). I adore them because they are so well designed and so well made.  They actually fit a variety of silhouettes and always in a flattering way.  Don’t believe me? Hop on over to Facebook and check out our I’m a Trashy Diva page to see pretty babes being babely.

Their latest print release, based off of a vintage pattern discovered by the lovely and talented Candice Gwinn, feels like it was made for me.  Favorite color red? Check. Asian themed print? Check. Pockets? Check. FANS? Check. You can check out the full release of Red Fans here.

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I decided to go with the Anne cut. I have long been a fan of her big sister, Annette, which has a more gathered, full skirt and a slightly shorter length, so I had to meet her little sophisticated sister, Anne.  I ordered my regular size 10 in Trashy Diva and it was perfect.  I currently measure 40″ bust 30″ waist.  It is made of a lightweight stretch cotton for comfort. And as I squealed about before, it has pockets.  I wore this all day without a purse, and let’s be honest, without a bra.  I feel like the Anne gives really good support due to the adjustable straps.

I paired it with the beautiful wooden fan Trashy Diva sent out with my purchase (thank you!), the stunning Rosita Bonita Chinese Lantern necklace which is reversible, and my very favorite shoes, my Lucky Lou Shoes Rockin’ Tikis (comfortable and gorgeous!)

As of yesterday, because I love this print so much, I also preordered the Virginia Shirtwaist Dress. This one is set to release on 7/30 and you can bet that when I get it, I’ll be plastering it’s gloriousness all over Instagram.

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I am happy to answer any sizing questions, questions about life and love or whatever. Spam me with your Red Fans pics on Facebook at Chanel’s Sick and Pretty Parlour, request to join the hive on I’m a Trashy Diva or tag me on Instagram @ditadoll.

 

Trashy Diva Green Kimono Obi

7 Apr

Trashy Diva  is known for having gorgeous and unique prints.  They are also known for producing very limited runs of these beautiful prints.  One of my recent favorites is the Green Kimono print.  This print comes in several styles that you can check out here. I chose the Obi style mostly because the black panels give such a great contrast and make this a very unique dress.  Often times with vintage inspired clothing, you sort of end up with the same thing over and over again.  With Trashy Diva you are always getting something unique of impeccable quality.

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The Green Kimono Obi is made from a luxurious Rayon Crepe de Chine fabric.  It’s a light weight fabric that has a little bit of weight giving it a nice draping effect.  This dress could easily be worn in colder weather with boots or during the Spring and Summer with nice sandals or heels. I chose to wear it with my Michael Kors studded wedges for a modern twist.  The cut is super flattering and falls slightly off the shoulder (helpful hint: pin the keyhole at the shoulder to your bra strap to keep it from falling off. Unless of course, you want it to fall off. That’s ok too.)

Love it?  Go get it now.  Trashy Diva sells out FAST.

 

Deadly Hot: The Hot Rod Honey Swing Dress by Deadly Dames

16 Mar

This is my new favorite thing.  Years ago Pinup Girl Clothing released a collection of tattoo print dresses with original Flash tattoo designs by the amazing Micheline Pitt.  Once these adorable dresses were gone, they were gone and coveted for years by us die hard fans on Ebay and all over the web.

Turns out the PUG fairies heard our collective pleas and granted us one very wonderful wish: This stunning print is back and better than ever in the form of their new style, The Hotrod Honey Swing.

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This is the best dress in so many ways.  Aside from the gorgeous print (white stars, pirate babes, mermaids, swallows, lipstick and daggers on a black background), this is THE most comfortable dress you will ever wear.

It’s a super lightweight cotton/lycra blend perfect for Spring.  It has a ton of stretch making it a perfect date dress.  Or a “I’m going to eat my bodyweight in pizza and still look adorable” dress.

It has 3/4 length sleeves and is the perfect length.  I am 5’6″ and it hits me slightly below the knee. It has slight gathering at the waist line for a bit of extra poof.  The belt that comes with it is a faux leather that is vegan friendly and fabulous.

Pinup Girl Clothing’s Aurora Dress in Dancing Horses Print

30 Dec

Winter can be a sad time for dress lovers.  It’s either windy, raining, snowing or all of the above.  A lot of us tuck our dresses away to hibernate until the first dew of Spring.  With a teensy bit of accessorizing and imagination you can make most any dress winterized.  If that dress happens to have pockets and pink dancing ponies on it, all the better.

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Case in point:  The Aurora dress from Pinup Girl Clothing.  This dress is a part of their majestic Fairytale Fantasy collection.  It is fitted through the bodice and perfectly frames your curves.  It does come with a belt, but because of the fitted waist and wonderfully flared skirt, I chose to wear mine without it.  Speaking of the skirt, it has POCKETS.  This has become one of my most favorite features.  They are real pockets too that you can actually use!

I added a pair of black tights, a sexy pair of wedge boots, and a wonderful faux fur trimmed cardigan for warmth.  The cardigan is from Lip Service, and while it is an older style, they do pop up now and then on Ebay.  But, be creative and pair a favorite of your own with it.

Just because it’s gray and cold outside doesn’t mean our fashion has to be!

Heartbreaker is Killing Me!

27 Oct

So, I admit I am pretty loyal to Pinupgirl Clothing when it comes to buying new dresses.  And I still love them so very much, but this season Heartbreaker may be winning over my heart.  Their Fall and Winter lines are beautiful.  They feature such lush fabrics with peacocks, florals and metallic prints.  I only have one Heartbreaker dress in my vast collection of dresses (the diner dress) but have a feeling that over the next few months, I will have several.  Take a look at some of my favorites from the this-could-be-vintage collection here and start making your list! And this is just a small sampling of my favorites.  These glorious fabrics are also featured on skirts as well as various dress cuts.  YUM…

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Mom

24 Jul

I have been missing in action for a little over a month now as some of you may or may not have noticed.  I am not mad if you didn’t 😉  I lost my beloved mother on June 8 and have been overwhelmed with a broken heart and all of the practical things that go along with such a great loss.  But, I am not here to make you all sad and tell you all to go hug your moms and dads if you’re lucky enough to still be able to do it (but seriously, do it).  I am here to pay homage to my wonderful mother, Joyce, the woman who taught me to be glamorous, to dress well, wear good perfume and most importantly, she taught me how to draw on winged eye liner.

sc0004-2My mother was a great beauty and I was always mesmerized by her.  I would sit and stare at her as she did her makeup every day at the kitchen table.  She used a handheld mirror, and so do I.  She used liquid eyeliner every single day no matter how bad she felt.  And her lines were impeccable.  She always had her hair done and was always dressed up.  She never wore jeans, ever.  She always treated everyday as a special occasion.  Whether she was just going to the market or going out to dinner she was always done up.  And she was beautiful.  Even in the hospital at 73 years old, the nurses would marvel and compliment my mom’s porcelain skin.  She and my dad always got stopped on the street and complimented on their good looks, but especially her.

Mom on Duke's CarIt wasn’t just her physical beauty that made her so wonderful though, and it wasn’t just a knack for being girly that I got from her.  She was a giving, warm hearted soul.  She always lit up a room and told stories that made you feel like you had experienced them with her, even though you may not have even been born yet when they happened.  She was a wonderful cook, sadly a skill I did NOT learn from her.

She always loved when I would come over in a new dress or new shoes, and I thought it was just that we shared a love for pretty things, but thinking on her life and my love for her, I think I realize it was something else.  It was a certain sort of pride that she had; that she had raised a daughter and taught her to love the things she loved and to be the type of person she was.

My mom was wonderful for so many reasons, but today I remember as being a glamour-puss whose beauty will live on in mine, and so many others hearts forever.

Now go hug your moms/dads/whoever loves you!

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