That’s It. That’s All.

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White Tee. Vintage Levis. Black sandals. That’s it. That’s all.

Merona White Tee Shirt// similar here and here

Vintage Men’s Levis (DIY)

Alex and Marie Sandals// similar here, here and here

 

XOXO,

Shanna

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{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

Dinner Theater

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I work in Recreation and when summer time comes around my #ootd are running shorts, t-shirts and sneakers; I mean it’s hard to keep up with a five year old in skinny jeans, a button down and 4 inch heels, but there is one day of the summer I’m allowed to get gussied up and go some place fancy. Five years ago a co-worker and good friend of mine and I were looking for out of the box field trips to take our kids on and saw that a local children’s theater was running a performance of Henny Penny and a light went off. We decided to take our kids there and then out to eat at a fancy restaurant. Tired of wearing my unofficial summer uniform, I suggested we all get dressed up and the trip was born! Over the years the trip has grown from the twenty we took that first go round and its a trip I look forward to for many reasons; seeing how adorable the kids look all dressed up, the look of excitement on their faces while watching a live show for the first time and of course getting out of rec clothes for a day!

The pretty little details:

(sold out style) Banana Republic Geo Lace Peplum Dress//similar style here

Charles David Sway II Leather Pumps

Vintage Bag

Tiffany’s Infinity Bracelet

 

 

XOXO,

Shanna

White Hot

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Thank you unbearably hot summer for pushing me out of my comfort zone. If not for the extreme temps and trying to reflect the sun, I would have never tried an all white outfit. Now let me be clear this is not an invitation to stay; I’m tired of feeling like a cooked turkey every time I walk outside, but at least if I’m going to burn up, I’ll look damn good!

 

XOXO,

Shanna

 

Target Mossimo V-Neck Tee

Gap Authentic 1969 Patch Pocket Flare Jeans

Charles David Pumps Sway II Leather Pointed Toe Pumps

 

Insecurities

 

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Lace Trim Racerback Cami// DYI cut-offs (cool options here and here)// old Charles David Pumps (similar here)/

*I cut my shorts using thrifted men’s jeans and watched this video on how cut them how I liked*

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I hate my arms.

I am pretty comfortable with other parts of my body but my arms… they’re a real sore spot for me. I want them slim and toned but to me they’re fat and jiggly and it seems like no matter how much attention I give them, they never seem to firm up. Because of my insecurity, whenever I wear a sleeveless tops, I put something over my arms to cover them; now that I think about it I don’t even own a ton of sleeveless tops. I always feel like I’m being starred at when I have one on, like people are looking at me saying, “Please cover your arms lady!”.  While shopping with my friend, I saw this Lace Trim Racerback Cami by The Limited and knew I had to have it, but it was sleeveless and the worse kind, spaghetti strap…..eek! I remember telling her that this would look good over a short sleeve shirt or button down and her giving me this look of “Why the hell would you wear it like that!?” After much internal debate, I decided the price was too good to pass it up and I got it knowing exactly what cover up I would pair with it.

Cut to this past Saturday and I wore this top with a navy blue blazer to run some errands; yes a blazer in 100 degree weather and people did double takes to be sure they saw it correctly. After the fourth “Girl you hot as hell” look and beads of sweat running down my back I said “F*#& this!” and took my blazer off and in that moment I realized everyone has insecurities and it’s how you deal with them that makes the difference. So I’m dealing with mine and doing it in a really pretty top helps!

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XOXO,

Shanna

K.I.S.S

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Do you remember that saying “Keep It Simple Stupid”? The older I get, them more I want things to be simple. I’ve been increasingly loosing patience with anything that makes me exert a ton of energy to get done. There’s really no need for difficultly and when I reflect on my younger years I have to laugh at all the time I wasted making things overly complicated.

This new simplicity has extended to my closet and I most days I just want to throw something on and go. Take this outfit for example; it’s a grey tee and mini skirt, simple. I wore this to an event recently and when planning my look for that day I pulled everything out of my closet just to eventually go with the simplest pieces; who would have thunk it!

Men’s Grey Tee Shirt (I’m wearing size s)/ similar here

Vegan Leather Mini Skirt (old)/similar here

Coach Cross Body (old)/ similar here 

Charles David Pumps (old)/ similar here

 

XOXO

Shanna

 

 

June Looks|#instafavs

The end of the month means a round up of the looks you loved the most but can you actually believe that June is over?!? Just like last month, I’ve linked all the details of where you can find the looks pictured and if I can’t find the exact piece, I have linked something similar!

Happy July!!

 

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Forever 21 Blouse (old)/ similar here

Vintage Floral Print Skirt/ similar here

Shoe Mint Heels (old)/ similar here

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Top (actually a sports bra lol)

Gap Denim Jacket

Vintage Floral Print Skirt/ similar here

Charles David Pumps (old)/ similar here

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Banana Republic Button Down (old)/ similar here

Vintage Scarf

Vintage Men’s Trousers/ similar here and here

Calvin Klein Ankle Strap Sandals (old)/ not similar but I love these

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Vintage CIAA Tee Shirt

Gap Jeans 

New Balances Running Shoes  (old)/ love these and these

XOXO

Shanna