{No.4} Five Things|Vintage Dresses

Finally made it to Friday!!!

If you follow me on Snapchap, you would have seen a few pieces from my vintage dress collection and as promised, I am posting them to the blog and linking some similar dresses that I’ve found! I did my best to find a good mix of high/low and tried to link dresses that had elements of the vintage inspiration. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be sharing tips on how to shop vintage and great places you can score you own amazing vintage finds!

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Circa: 1950’s

Designer: Cecil Chapman

Why I got it: Look at the sleeves and tell me you wouldn’t get it either! Plus this dress has pockets!!

The pretty little details:

Oscar de la Renta Illusion Yoke Hand Beaded Lace Dress

Pamela Rowland Long-Sleeve Illusion Filigree-Embroidered Dress

Jameela Jamil Pointe Midi Dress

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Circa: 1960’s

Designer: Neiman Marcus

Why I got it: Because it reminded me of the dress Carrie Bradshaw wore for her last night on the town before moving to Paris with “The Russian”!

The pretty little details:

Monique Lhuillier Sweetheart Neck Strapless Dress

Missoni Strapless Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Strapless Silk Dress

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Circa: Late 1950’s very early 1960’s

Designer: Unknown

Why I got it: I had been looking for a white lace dress but they were all too small so when I found this baby I snapped it up!

The pretty little details:

BB Dakota Elenanor Midi Dress

Jump Apparel Strapless Lace Fit & Flare Dress 

Badgley Mischka Textured Sweetheart Strapless Cocktail Dress

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 Circa: Late 1960’s

Why I got it: The beaded neckline and color of the dress!

Designer: Unknown

Heavy Satin Sleeveless Beaded Dress

Steffen Schraut Embellished Shift Dress

Jo No Fui Short Dress

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Circa: Late 1950’s, early 1960’s

Designer: Lillie Rubin

Why I got it: It looks like a cupcake. Do I need to say more?!?!

The pretty little details:

It was soooooo hard to find anything similar for this dress 😦

XOXO,

Shanna

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{No. 4} Five Things|5 things you don’t know about me!

I’ve joined Snapchat and to celebrate I posted five things you don’t know about me!

 

  1. I have a HUGE collection of vintage dresses!

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2. I LOVE JUDGE JUDY!!

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3. I used to play the harp and was invited to play at a concert hall in London!

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4. I used to have a blog called “Adventures in Singlemommyhood”

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5. I was an actress and performed at The Kennedy Center, in an off-0ff Broadway show and was in an indie movie!

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Hope you got to know me a littler bit better and be sure to follow me over on Snapchat (theminnierose) for snaps of what I’m doing and content that will ONLY be posted there!

 

XOXO

Shanna

{No. 3} Five Things| Zara Sale

Everyday I thank God for my health, my family and for finding a little store called Zara. OK, I’m being a bit dramatic, but I do LOVE Zara! I have at least 5 pairs in my collection already and with the summer sale happening right now, its about to get much bigger. Be sure the hurry though, things never last long!

Here are the five Zara shoes I’m loving right now!

 

LEATHER STRAPPY HIGH HEEL SANDALS

SLINGBACK HIGH HEEL SHOES WITH BOW

LEATHER STUDDED CLOGS

LEATHER HIGH HEEL SANDALS WITH LACES

OPENWORK LEATHER SANDALS WITH HEEL

  1. Leather Strappy High Heel Sandals 
  2. Slingback High Heel Shoes with Bow (currently $20 bucks!!)
  3. Leather Studded Clogs
  4. Leather High Heel Sandals with Laces 
  5. Openwork Leather Sandals with Heel  (currently $40 bucks!!)

 

XOXO

Shanna

{No. 2} Five Things|Kendra Scott

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This weeks five things is all about Kendra Scott! It wasn’t until I saw multiple bloggers post her jewelry on Instagram did I do some research of my own to see what all the jazz was all about and when a Kendra Scott store opened in RVA, I took a stop by to see for myself and was blown away with what I saw. I thought it was all about her signature earring, but as I was exploring the store I was amazed with all the other pieces!

  1. Silver Roni Cuff
  2. Rogan Pearl Stud Earrings
  3. Elisa Pendant Necklace
  4. Deva Statement Earrings
  5. Valentina Statement Necklace

Have a great weekend!

Shanna

I want to give a huge THANKS to the ladies at the Kendra Scott store in Short Pump RVA for allowing me to come in and take a few pictures for this post. They were beyond amazing!

{No.1} #fivethings|Workouts

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Well since I am working on my fitness this summer, I wanted to kick off this “#five things” series with the five workouts I’m loving right now.

1. Spinning. A few years ago I got the chance to try spinning and fell in love but could never find the time to fit it in my schedule. I got a sweet birthday gift from BOHO Cycle; a free ride, and I will be taking full advantage of that and setting some time aside in my schedule once a week to ride this summer!

2. Daily Burn. I’ve used this service before and loved it! A few weeks ago they sent me an offer; 50% off my next three months and off course I took advantage of it! For new customers, you get one month free to try it out. They offer a wide variety exercises from beginner to intermediate and everything in between. My personal favorite is Inferno!

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3. Running. We are like that couple who breaks up and makes up constantly and after a long break up, we got back together on Monday. I injured myself a few years ago from over doing it, so I am taking my time and getting back into it slowly. When I run, I always use my Nike Plus app because the obsession is real lol. It keeps track of my calories burned, miles ran and my pace per minute.

4. Hot Yoga. I have done yoga in the past and when I was at the height of my fitness kick a few years back I wanted to try hot yoga and hopped over to Bikram Yoga for a session and I have to say, I won’t hating it! I’ve only gone about twice but its something that I want to add to my workout regimen.

5. Cute workout gear. To motivate me to do all of the above workouts, I have to look cute because…..duh! I’ve linked my favorite looks below.

Sneakers|Sports Bra|Running Shorts

 

 

 

XOXO

Shanna

 

 

 

Wednesday Top 8! Crossbody Bags

Coachella is the official start of festival season and that means its time to put away your big bags and dust off your crossbody’s so you can enjoy all the festivities with ease.

My son loves this time of year. We try to go to all the street fairs and summer carnivals and in order to keep up, a crossbody is a must!

Below are my top 8 crossbody bags I am lusting over and they all under $50!

 

 

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1. Sole Society “Kianna’ Perforated Faux Leather Crossbody

2. Carlos by Carlos Santana Jamie Fringe Crossbody 

3. Roxy Float Away Crossbody 

4. FOREVER 21 Suede Fringe Crossbody 

5. Carlos by Carlos Santana Lyanna Crossbody 

6. Neiamn Marcus Sierra Faux- Leather Bucket Crossbody 

7. LOVE TROVE Peace Sign Crossbody 

8. Harding Fringe Bag 

Thanks So much for Reading!

XOXO

Minnie

Hi vs. Low ft. BlueFly and DSW

Hello. My name is Minnie and I am a shoeaholic! But really, what girl isn’t???

This weekend I went shopping for a shoe-shelf in an effort to contain my massive collection. To reward myself for all my hard work, I went hunting for a new pair! I checked out two of my favorite sites to shop for shoes, DSW and BlueFly. I love both these companies; their selection of shoes are second to none and their motto’s are the same…..to bringing shoes, clothes and accessories to the masses for a fraction of the retail price!

As I was browsing on BlueFly, I saw a pair of Jimmy Choo booties that looked so much like a pair of Heart and Soul booties I got from DSW, I had to do a double take and it got me thinking, how many other shoes could I find at DSW that looked similar to shoes I could find on BlueFly? And the challenge was born!

Below are some high end shoes and their low end look-a-likes plus a few tips to help you take a high end designer shoe and find its more affordable counterpart!

 

Tip one: Look for shoes that have a similar shape and color!

There will be times that you just luck up and find a high end and low end shoe that look so much alike you will have to do a double take!

      VSBCBG Paris Jaze Pump

Salvatore Ferragamio ($420.00)       BCBG Paris Jaze Pump ($59.95)

 

 

 

Jimmy Chooblack suede latticework vamp back zip 'Dane Sue' peep toe booties VS   Heart Soul Patricia Bootie

Jimmy Choo ($789.99)         Heart and Soul ($44.95-sale price)

 

Tip Two: Look for shoes that have similar embellishment!

If you can’t find a dead on exact match, look for shoes in the same color family and with like embellishments!

Christian Diorblue grosgrain bow detail quilted leather ballet flats  VS Aldo Lovecia Ballet Flat

Christian Dior                              Aldo

 

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Badgley Mischka ($129.00)                 Audrey Brooke ($59.95)

 

 

Tip Three: Look for shoes that are similar in shape and have “like” prints.

Its not always about finding a dead on match. A low end shoe with the same shape and pattern story as a high end shoe can work just as well!

 

Fendiblack and white and yellow calf hair patent leather heel pumps  VS    Via Spiga Carmen Pump

Fendi ($520.00)                                Via Spiga ($119.94)

 

 

I hope these simple tips help you take a high end shoe and find its more affordable twin!

 

Thanks SO much for reading!

XOXO

Minnie

 

 Get the Hi or the Low look:

Salvatore Ferragamo Bisque Patent Leather Pointed Toe D’orsay Pumps vs. BCBC Paris Jaze Pump

Jimmy Choo Black Suede Latticework Vamp Back Zip Dane Sue Peep Toe Booties vs. Heart and Soul Patricia Booties

Christian Dior Blue Grosgrain Bow Detail Quilted Leather Ballet Flats vs. Aldo Lovecia Ballet Flat

Badgley Mischka Textile “Salsa” Crystal Charm Peep Toe Pump vs. Audrey Brooke Taylor Pump

Fendi Black and White Yellow Calf Hair Patent Leather Heel Pumps vs. Via Spiga Carmen Pump