Pinup 101 · Sewing

The Best of Both Worlds – Easy Reversible Wrap Skirt

I am a sucker for a full skirt. 90% of my closet is comprised of swing skirts and dresses. While on occasion I do love a good pencil skirt or fitted sheath dress. My heart is always drawn towards a full skirt. The floofier the better.   The first piece of clothing I ever made… Continue reading The Best of Both Worlds – Easy Reversible Wrap Skirt

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Makeup & Hair · Pinup 101

My Favorite Lipstick – The Balm’s Meet Matt(e) Hughes

If you dress in the pinup style then the likelihood is pretty high that you practically live in red lipstick.  When most people think of the 1950 aesthetic, red lips are usually at the forefront of their minds. That’s not to say that you can’t wear other color lipsticks and dress pinup, you can.  I… Continue reading My Favorite Lipstick – The Balm’s Meet Matt(e) Hughes

Sewing

Thanksgiving in Autumn Plaid – B5748 Review

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and I am impatiently waiting for tomorrow to come so I can gorge myself on good food.  Autumn is my favorite season and Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday.  Mainly because I have an entire day where I can eat as much gravy as I want and my husband… Continue reading Thanksgiving in Autumn Plaid – B5748 Review

Fashion

Unique Vintage 1940s Red Plaid Carmen Half Sleeve Wiggle Dress

Could this dress be any more perfect for Autumn?  The minute the trees start changing color (yes that does happen in So Cal) I start wearing more and more plaid.  It is my favorite print of the season. There are so many color variations and oodles of ways to style it.  So you’ll see a… Continue reading Unique Vintage 1940s Red Plaid Carmen Half Sleeve Wiggle Dress

Pinup 101 · Sewing

The Most Flattering Blouse – Charm Patterns Review

Oh Gertie you’ve done it again. When I first made Gretchen (Gertie) Hirsch’s spaghetti strap swing dress (B6453) I fell in love with the pattern and made a several iterations of it which you can view here, here, and here. That pattern was and still is the quintessential day dress for me. But the Rita… Continue reading The Most Flattering Blouse – Charm Patterns Review

DIY · Fashion · Makeup & Hair · Outfits · Pinup 101 · Sewing

Tips & Tricks to Perfecting Your Pinup Style

Are you new to dressing pinup?  Are you wondering where to start? I remember when I first started dressing in the pinup style.  Finding price friendly wardrobe essentials was not easy.  Over the past 4 years I have learned some tips and tricks which I want to share with you all.  So I will be… Continue reading Tips & Tricks to Perfecting Your Pinup Style