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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.

 

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Pinup Couture in Wonderland Starring the Alice Ella

11 May

Many things make me happy in the world.  One of those things is the gloriousness of Pinup Girl Clothing and their lusciously unique designs.  Another thing is Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.  Alice in Wonderland has long been my favorite Disney film.  I remember watching the VHS over and over and over again as a child. I would get so lost in the fantasy world that laid out before me and Alice herself.

Fast forward to a few (ahem) years later and not much has changed.  I still love Alice and the otherworldly world it created.  When I heard that PUG was releasing some new designs into their Fairytale Fantasy collection I was excited.  When I heard that one of those new designs would feature an Alice print?  I lost my shit.  Like, lost it. For real.  I’ll never know for sure but in my own mind I am convinced I was the very first person to order it.  I stalked the site everyday like a psycho and hit buy as soon as I could.

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The artwork by the very talented Stephanie Buscema is even more amazing in person.  This dress features Alice falling down the rabbit hole (I mean look at how cute her little face is!), the white rabbit and his trusty pocket watch, a dormouse, little teacups and saucers, the cheshire cat, Mr. Caterpillar and other adorable potions surrounded by a cyclone of flowers and swirlies. The print comes in the Ella Dress which I chose and also in the Doris skirt.

I squealed out loud when I opened up the package.  I ordered the medium and it is a bit snug on me (39-29) but I also ordered a large and that was too loose for my taste so I stuck with the smaller size and am glad I did because as I wore it, it did seem to give a little.

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The construction of this dress is beautiful and very flattering.  The top is gathered at the bust and had adjustable straps.  The waist is constructed in a way that sucks you in and then the skirt is just yards of magic. AND there are pockets.  I love pockets, and they are completely hidden.  This dress sold out in most sizes at lightning speed.  There are still some smalls on the site though!  And the good news is they will be restocking soon and you can sign up to be notified when they restock.  It will be worth the wait.

Go off and be wonderful!

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!

Top 4 Black Friday Sales for 2012

19 Nov

It is officially every shopper’s favorite holiday, Black Friday.  Black Friday can also easily become a shopper’s worst nightmare.  I love a good deal and I don’t know about you, but I do not like to stand out in the freezing cold, being herded like cattle in the middle of the night after eating mass quantities of food. So here is a quick little guide to some awesome Black Friday week specials:

Lime Crime1) Lime Crime.  Makeup madness.  In addition to an awesome sale, they are also releasing a slew of new products.  I am drooling over Velvetines Matte Lipstick and the new glitters.

Friday Nov. 23: 30% off entire site.

Nov. 24, 25 & 26: 20% off entire site.

2) JBR Clothing.  Your complete pinup/rockabilly/fabulousness fashion destination.  They carry all the good brands from Bettie Page to Stop Staring to Hell Bunny to Bernie Dexter.  The list goes on and on and on.  These brands seldom go on sale and JBR has all of them at great prices.  And FYI they ship internationally for very reasonable rates. They are offering an entire week of steals starting today.

Monday Nov. 19: All orders receive free shipping (domestic AND international!).

 Tuesday Nov. 20: All items in sale section are 25% off closeout prices.

 Wednesday Nov. 21: Spend $200, get a gift certificate for $50.

Thursday Nov. 22: Happy Thanksgiving!  No promo. Go eat.

Friday Nov. 23: 25% off from midnight EST to 2am EST. 20% off the rest of the day.

Saturday Nov. 24: Every order on Saturday is entered into a raffle to win the handbag of your choice that they have in stock.

Sunday Nov. 25: Raffle for $50 gift certificate. Everyone that placed an order from Monday through Sunday is eligible.

3) Lux De Ville.  Sparkly purse magic.  Need I say more?  Discount should be announced soon! Their sale will start on Wednesday.

4) Pinup Girl Clothing They are being very top secret about the discount this year, but one thing we do know is that there will be a sale!

I am sure that there will be more great sales being announced this week, and I am excited and a little frightened to learn about all of them.  I love a good sale, my wallet does not.  I win every year though.

What sales are you looking out for?

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