Fashion

  • Lipsticks and nail polish on a table
    Fashion,  life,  Style

    Continuing my pinup journey

    It’s June. One of my favorite months. Not only is it my birthday month, but there are a lot of fun events in my area. One that always gets my interest is the annual MSRA Back to The Fifties weekend. It’s a three day get together of street rod and classic car enthusiasts that takes place at the State Fairgrounds. I always enjoy seeing all the classic cars driving around town that weekend. I’ve never actually gone to any of the events though. I’m thinking that might change this year. (Although the weather forecast is giving me pause. It won’t be too hot but I’m not thrilled about the possibility of…

  • Box purse on a table
    Fashion,  Style

    Summer Purse Roundup

    It’s Memorial Day weekend. Technically it’s still spring, but it’s the time of year I always start preparing for summer. I get out of storage and wash my summer dresses, and start wearing some of my summer accessories. This includes my white or light colored purses. This post will focus on a few of my favorites. First, is this cute, jeweled bag I got at Target this past week. I actually lucked out in getting this one because when I was originally looking for it last Sunday I didn’t see any in the store even though the website showed them in stock. I happened to look at the accessories section…

  • Front of comic book shop
    Fandom,  Fashion,  life,  Style

    Early May Geeky Post

    Last Saturday was Free Comic Book Day. It was a pleasant day and the first FCBD that felt close to normal since the pandemic. I was also looking forward to it because there was a new 15th Doctor comic this year. I went to my usual comic shop, The Source Comics and Games. It was pretty crowded but there wasn’t a line out the door like there had been in previous years. They had bags of free comics to give out and tables in the back with a variety of comics artists selling artwork and merchandise. I got my free comics and looked around for a while. The line to…

  • Daffodils
    Beauty,  Fashion,  Style

    Self Care Sunday- Spring Edition

    Happy almost Earth Day. It’s finally starting to feel a little more like spring. It’s still been cool recently but the daffodils are starting to come up and I saw the first dandelion of the season recently. That was nice to see after the last few days of freeze warnings and having to wear a knit cap and scarf when going out.) I love seeing nature awaken from its winter sleep. I also love the fresh spring colors. Along with pinks and blues, I’ve also been enjoying wearing purples. Here are a few favorite purple outfits. This is the swing dress in sea serpent print with a powder puff top…

  • Coffee cup and nail polish bottle
    Fashion,  life,  Rants,  Self care

    Self Care Sunday

    Today is the first Sunday in actual spring. (And Palm Sunday for some.) Unfortunately, it looks more like winter out. (I am thankful that the storm doesn’t seem as bad as they predicted. We’ll have to wait and see what the next couple of days bring.) I’ve spent a pleasant day relaxing at home. It was refreshing after the busy couple of weeks I’ve had. Yesterday was a pretty nice day out and as well as doing laundry and tidying up around the apartment I went to the Co-op and then to Target. I hadn’t really planned the Target trip but then I remembered that their Diane Von Furstenberg collaboration…

  • Shamrock ornament
    Fashion,  life,  Self care,  Style

    Self Care Sunday

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day. We’re getting close to the first day of Spring, but it felt more like winter today. It was cold and windy and there were even a few snowflakes. I actually broke out the scarf and warm gloves again. (Along with my warm coat and knit cap.) I felt a little out of place while out doing my shopping all bundled up like that while everyone else seemed to be wearing light jackets and hoodies. I even saw someone in shorts. (He may how come from working out at the gym that is in the same mall as the supermarket I was going to, but it still…

  • Lipstick on dresser
    Beauty,  Fashion,  life,  Self care

    self Care Sunday

    It’s that time of year I hate. The day after Daylight Savings time begins. (I still don’t understand why Daylight Savings time is still a thing. It made sense when we were an agrarian society and when lots of kids were walking to and from school. Neither are the case now. They should just abolish the whole thing and keep time the same all year.) I always dislike losing an hour, and it takes a while to get used to it being lighter later. The only positives are that I can take outfit pictures more easily in the evening if necessary and I can go for walks later. Thankfully, this…

  • Coffee cup and makeup items on a table.
    Fashion,  life,  Self care

    Self Care Sunday

    It’s March now and starting to feel like spring. At least temperature wise it is. Today it was in the upper 60s. (It was also gray for part of the day and very windy. ) I went out for a short walk anyway. It was pleasant but there weren’t many interesting things to photograph since everything is still pretty brown and bare. March is always a transition month. It seems a little less so this year because of how warm and snow free the winter has been. That being said, I still like spring and look forward to the bright flowers, holidays, and new makeup and lighter clothes. I have…

  • Scarf with lipstick and comb print
    Beauty,  Fashion,  Style

    On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

    On this bright and chilly Wednesday, I thought I would share one of my favorite pink outfits. For the last year so so, I’ve tried to wear something pink every Wednesday. (I think that started after seeing a prompt in the Pinupgirl Clothing customer Facebook group.) Today is no exception. Items worn: Vegan leather skater skirt in flamingo pink Vegan leather Maneater top in flamingo pink Vacation blouse in candy pink All three items are from Vixen by Micheline Pitt  A New Day sweater tights and tall boots from Target Accessories: Pink mini hair bow from Vixen by Micheline Pitt  Pink Ladies scarf from the Unique Vintage x Grease collection…

  • Red polka dot accessories on a dresser
    Beauty,  Fashion,  Style

    My Pinup Style Journey

    I have been interested in life in the 50s and 60s and vintage fashion for a long time. (I can’t remember when my interest first started but I remember reading vintage beauty books as a teen and young adult and having an interest in antiques and midcentury dishes and furnishings at that same time. I’ve also had a long time admiration for the style of Bettie Page and Dita Von Teese. I didn’t start dressing in the pinup style until 2019. (I did wear some vintage elements before that though. Things like high waisted trousers and pencil skirts and I’ve long loved red lipstick and nail polish.) Here are several pictures…