Thursday, June 27, 2013

Best Bra for a Vintage Rockabilly Shape$product_d$Okay, I am going to "go there" and talk about bras. As a plus-size, hourglass gal who loves vintage styles, I would get SO frustrated with the lack of support and proper shaping with the molded cup bras that are so popular nowadays. Seriously, they suck. 
So after spending a day at a Boston Store trying on ALL of the bras, I stumbled upon the Lillyette Enchantment 3-section cup bra. Once I put it on, in the right size, it was like the clouds parted and angels started singing in the heavens. [OK, maybe not angels, but I started humming a nice little ditty.] The sections in the cup gave me more lift and the slightest point, perfect for Rockabilly styles. Lillyette also has a great 2-section Enchantment minimizer bra that also gives a great shape, especially under a sweater. And it comes in a leopard print- rowr!
Here's the best part- both bras are on sale for $15 dollars right now!! One piece of advice before you order online, go to a department store that has a decent bra section and try on a few sizes of the Lillyette bras. I ended up in a different size than I used to purchase because of the new shape of the seamed cups. Also, the whole measurement formula to find your size doesn't work, especially when you get into plus sizes, so please take the time to try them on. You'll thank me!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vintage Bangs at Va-Voom Vintage

Va-Voom Vintage

Brittany at Va-Voom Vintage is having a week of vintage bang tutorials. Day one- Audrey Hepburn. Great start! Be sure to visit everyday for some adorable vintage hair styles.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Shabby Apple

I have been a long time fan of Shabby Apple and their vintage-inspired dresses. A few years ago I even had a giveaway of one of their skirts, which went over like gangbusters. Well, this time, I get to review one of their dresses and I can't wait to get it! I chose the one above, At First Sight, a beautiful plum wrap dress from their bridesmaid line. I went with an XL, which is slightly smaller than my normal size, but being that it is a stretch fabric and a wrap dress, I should be fine. Plus, wrap dresses are extremely flattering to my hourglass figure. I really love the ruffle detail, don't you?

So, if you love vintage clothing, head on over to Shappy Apple and see what they have. Their sale section also has some really beautiful items right now.

Unfortunately, they ran out of the At First Sight dress in my size, so I went with the Gondola Dress with a red top. Its a bit more playful than the first dress, so more of an everyday look. However, I think it could be perfect for North Carolina summers, which I am still getting used to since my move here. It has a bit of a French flair too, so now I have a reason to wear my beret!

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