Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Field of Dreams

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You girls may be curious to know the reason for my long tresses- what can I say? My hair grows fast! Haha, just kidding ;) I have been playing with different alternatives for my hair lately, and couldn't resist. This clip in piece is from a hair extension shop called Luxurious Locks. It's heat resistant so it can even be curled as long as you make sure your iron is the right temperature. Gina worked with me to find just the right color to match my hair- she did an incredible job!

This month I teamed up with Moxie 2 Runway Vintage to style this dreamy, field shoot. This dress is an authentic 1930s number ( can you believe it!?) and is available for purchase here. I can't even say how amazing it was to wear this dress for a shoot- as you can see the skirt is all sorts of amazing. Most of all, it's over 80 years old and in stellar condition. 

A couple of months ago we got one, nice rain for about a day or two. Just from that little bit of water, our countryside is blooming with wildflowers and greenery. It's a refreshing change when everything has been so dry and brown. The days have been up to the 90's here lately!

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I knew these gorgeous little flower hair combs would be the perfect addition to this outfit! I love the glass and pearl details- I think this set of combs would be so pretty on a Spring bride <3 You can find your own set at Royal E Xander in different colors, as well as several other stunning hair accessories.

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Dress: Borrowed via Moxie 2 Runway Vintage
Hair Extensions: c/o Luxurious Locks
Hair Clips: c/o Royal E Xander
Shoes: Payless
Parasol: Lace-Parasols

There's a new post up on my other blog, Beautiful in God's Eyes. I hope you ladies will take a moment to stop by and read it!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

How I Do My Makeup// Daily Routine

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Hey Lovely Girlies! Today I have finally put together a tutorial for my daily makeup routine, which just so happens to be 1950s inspired! I drone on in this video for about 30 minutes, so if you're going to buckle down and watch, better grab a cup of joe and get ready for some fun!

What I'm Using:
-Stila Face the Day Moisturizing Gel
-NYC Liquid Foundation
-Mineral Glow Foundation // Cool Beige
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream // Light/Medium
Mineral Glow Bronzer // Bohemian
-Forever 21 Eyelashes
-Duo Lash Glue // White/Clear
-NYC Sparkle Eye Dust // Opal Sparkle
-NYC Instant Lash mascara
-Rimmel Gel Liner // Black
-Rimmel Lip-liner // Red Dynamite
-MAC Lipstick // Russian Red



Anywhoo- hope you girls enjoyed! If you have any other tutorials you would like to see, or any questions, drop me a comment!
xoxoxo
Alex

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Get Smart

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Yay! I have had this Life magazine sitting on my dresser for weeks now, just waiting to be used for the perfect shoot. It's the neatest thing- it still has the address of it's original owner on the front. I love things like this- they practically live and breath the era they are from.

This lovely dress and jacket set are custom made from an authentic vintage pattern. Time Machine Vintage makes a plethora of different designs- each one customize-able to size, details and fabrics. I can't believe how wonderfully made these are. Time Machine Vintage worked with me to find the perfect fabrics- I couldn't be happier with the result!

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This is probably one of the most gorgeous handmade hats I have seen. It was handmade by Papillons de Leticia, a beautiful online milliner shop based in London. Leticia's hats are also customize-able. This topper originally comes in a lovely beige color, and was able to be made in black for this shoot. The beauty really is in the details- the beading, the netting, and the overall stellar craftsmanship. Papillons de Leticia is offering Into the Woods readers a 20% discount off of any purchase made between now and the end of August with promo code, "IntoTheWoods20" 

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Dress & jacket: c/o Time Machine Vintage
Gloves: vintage
Handbag: A Treasure Hunt Vintage
Shoes: Walmart
Earrings: c/o Scrap Cati
Sunglasses and belt: Forever 21