• Cadillac and Airstream figures on a table

    Self Care Sunday- Retro Target Finds

    When I shop at Target I usually take a few minutes to browse the Spot’s Playground area and see what is new there. Recently, they had a cool, retro themed summer collection that I had to get some things from. This collection features shades of pink and jade green and has a Palm Springs vacation vibe. There are several retro looking hotel signs, some cute frames, luggage inspired storage boxes, and light up plastic figures. (There are also some ceramic boxes in cactus and flamingo shapes. I didn’t purchase any of them.) This is one of the signs: I got these two figures:  A pink Cadillac and an Airstream trailer.…

  • Used lipstick on a dresser
    Beauty,  Rants

    Drugstore Makeup Woes

    I have recently been trying to purchase (or repurchase) several classic shades of Revlon and Maybelline lipstick. Some colors are hard to find. The major problem is someone has already touched or tried on the ones I do locate. Thankfully, Revlon puts a seal around their lipsticks so that is less of an issue there. (Although I did run into a situation where the only tube of a color I wanted had the seal missing. It didn’t look swatched but I didn’t want to chance it, regardless.) The biggest issue is with brands like Maybelline that don’t seal their lipsticks. My local CVS had one tube of a color I…

  • Lipsticks and nail polish on a table
    lifestyle,  Pinup,  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…

  • Daffodils
    lifestyle,  Self care

    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…

  • Lipstick on dresser
    Beauty,  Fashion,  lifestyle,  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…

  • Scarf with lipstick and comb print
    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
    lifestyle,  Pinup,  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…

  • Beauty,  lifestyle,  Style

    Barbie Dreams

    Like a lot of other people, I also got caught up in the hype for the Barbie movie this summer. This post will show some of the themed things I bought. (Another post will show fashion and jewelry items.) The hype for the movie also made me pull out the Beautiful Bride Tracy and Malibu Skipper dolls I still had from my childhood, and start a small collection of current Barbie dolls. Here is a picture of me with the Tracy doll as a child. (This was in 1982 or 1983) I was surprised at what good condition my two dolls were in considering I had gotten them originally in…

  • Beauty,  Rants,  Self care

    Are Women Over 40 Invisible?

    This is something that has been on my mind for some time. It seems like brands, especially makeup and skincare brands are mainly focused on people in their 20s and early 30s. Women over 40 might as well not exist.  This includes subscription boxes and services like Influenster. It’s frustrating to see people posting about all the Voxboxes they get, Voxboxes with products I use or would like to use, and to never get offered any myself. Do companies think women over 40 don’t wear makeup or fragrance? Do they think we don’t go anywhere or have money to spend? Do services like Ipsy think people over 40 only want…