Giving Thanks & Dressing for Dinner

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Tapestry Dress, Clutch, Bow tie – Thrifted Vintage
Hat – The Striped Pig
Coat/Boots – Forever21
Transitions – Grey Dog Deadstock
Watch – c/o Timex
(below) Mr. Wigs’ Bow Tie – Maude Boutique

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Holiday Getaway Must-Haves

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It’s Thanksgiving! This officially kicks the “holidays” into high gear. For many of us, this equates to travel. Does anyone have as much trouble packing as I do?

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In all aspects of life, I tend to give great advice and not take it. For example, I could advise you on what to pack for a long weekend. I know the rules; stretch your staples, work your wrinkle-free, rely on one great boot & so on. But I am someone who likes to dress for dinner even if no one else is (photo op!!). So when we drive south for a 4 night holiday, I tend to fill up the Tahoe with accessories, pumps and a few extra party options.

Sometimes I have to refocus on the essentials. When it comes to must-haves, most of mine are in the beauty/gadget department. A girl is only as good as her tools, amiright?

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1. this clip situation is the coolest contraption – I took it off a 90s dress and use it when I need a cinch at the waist, but a belt just won’t do
2. philosophy eye cream – because it’s never too early
3. book light – serves so many purposes (reading at night not withstanding) – I clip this baby to my lapel on the regular
4. static guard & sweater weather are synonymous
5. yummy NEST travel spray in Midnight Fleur via Pigmint
6. spin pin! If you have longish to long hair, it’s an absolute must – this lil pin holds all my hair up in an epic bun
7. MAC beauty balm – not too much / not too little (my buddy Kory Tyler turned me on to this)
8. ELF brow compact – this is a product I swear up & down by – $3 to epic brows everyday y’all
9. cold cream – I used to make fun of my poor mama when she used this but I’ve seen the err of my ways – the ONLY thing that will remove heavy eye makeup without removing lashes in the process
10. Clinique green concealer – green counteracts red so this stuff is a lifesaver for imperfections plus it has a bit of salicylic acid so (the hope is) your face will look better when you take it off!
11. Maybelline 14hour lipstick in wine and forever & handy dandy case (vintage) – this is my go-to dark lip for Fall
12. hot rollers – call me old fashioned but I love being able to roll my hair up, chill/eat/whatever for a while, unroll & voilà!

A few beloved things that go with me on weekends away…

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Vintage Leather Moto Jacket – Grey Dog
Jewels, jewels, jewels in travel hanger
Extra Tall Vintage Hat Box (I can fit 6+ in there!)

All that Glitters

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My friend Darcy said she wanted to do a dressy Holiday shoot and I told her she came to the right person. I just happen to have quite the collection of sequins and sparkles, on dresses, natch.
So, I styled us up in my finest, Samantha from Crown Beauty Bar did our makeup & hair and Ms. Mallory Berry offered her trailer for the location.
The looks:
Turquoise Turban – Grey Dog
Gold Hat, Gold Turban & Blue Bows – Cheap Thrills
Ear Cuff – MACA
Queen Necklace – The Mustache
Gold Collar – Asos
Everything Else – Thrifted

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Pageant Mom

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I’ve always had a pretty high opinion of my husband’s looks. I may be a bit biased, but I feel like it’s undeniable that he is an attractive guy. One of the things that makes him so lovely is his lack of self-awareness in that regard; which ultimately works in his favor. Well, my friends, I am feeling validation.
Recently, a girlfriend that works for a magazine asked for a favor. They needed a guy to model a bespoke suit from The Independent (a seriously sharp shop for dudes) for a magazine promotion. Being that Ro is tall & trim, I volunteered him.
During the shoot, he was a natural and I was a pageant mom: taking behind the scenes shots, shouting “look over here” & “chin down babe”.
I asked Jade (the photographer-extraordinaire) to snap a few pictures of me alongside my glorious. well-dressed man. I got one. But, it’s a good one.
Rest assured that I will share more from the shoot as it becomes available.

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Also, look for both of the Bridewells in the Dec ’13 issue of Celebrate.
My look:
Vintage Hat – Plato’s Closet
Vintage Leather Bomber – Grey Dog
Dress – Thrifted Melissa Lane
Boots – ASOS

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Navy Gravy

IMG_8624I got navy tights. It’s about time. I feel like they’ve been missing from my wardrobe for a lifetime. Navy feels very fresh this season, don’t you think? Shout out to Ms. Darcy from Hello Luvvy for taking these pictures; she also posted this lovely recap of our (what is becoming a monthly) collaboration. Stay tuned for another glittering (hint!) project!
the look
boots – not rated via plato’s
blazer – thrifted casual corner
new watch – timex {the lovely people at Timex tweeted me a compliment and before I knew it the adorable watch arrived in the mail! my head could barely fit through the door}
mini & belt – thrifted model coat house dress
necklace –  vintage via mae’s / P pin – thrifted
tights – walmart (forgive me)
sunnies – asos

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