Celebrating in Florals

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We celebrated my daughter’s 7th birthday this past week. It was a beautiful day full of beautiful memories. To celebrate the occasion, I went with a vintage inspired floral dress. It’s a vibrant and colorful dress that’s perfect on a sunny spring day!

I kept my accessories neutral and  brought out the green in the dress by wearing emerald earrings. I went with matte neutral eyes and a pale pink lip. My poor belt was too big and kept sliding down! All in all, I loved the look but I do wish I had a green, red or coral belt to bring out the vibrancy on this stunning little dress.

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My neutral makeup of the day

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Captivated.

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How genuine and sweet does she look here?! I love her expression & everything about this photo.

I recently came across this beautiful photo and I have to admit–the image took my breath away. Her expression…it’s like you could feel what she was feeling in that very moment.

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with history, silent films, vintage beauty/ fashion & Old Hollywood but I rarely talk/ blog about it (that’s about to change). The lovely lady in this photo is Ms. Ruth Malcomson-Schaubel and  this photo inspired me to blog more about this “hidden” passion of mine.

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I find it so neat Ruth was born and raised in my awesome hometown, Philadelphia. She grew up and lived in the very era I dream about so much.  She was discovered by a photographer who insisted on taking her photo (*le sigh* <3 ). She entered a series of beauty contest eventually making it to becoming Miss America 1924.

I found this via Wikipedia and I had to share because it still hold very true today and every young lady and woman should be following these “rules”.

In a published article following the contest, Malcomson provided others with her 10 rules for beauty. Listed briefly, they are:

1.Rise early.
2. Eat a hearty breakfast.
3. Exercise.
4. No alcohol.
5. Smoking is detrimental.
6. Get outdoors.
7. Eat a light lunch.
8. Eat a satisfying dinner.
9. Early to bed.
10. Sleep. 

We have come a long way since the early 1920′s yet how fascinating is it that Ruth’s ten “rules” for beauty still apply today?! At least in my book these rules still apply!

For any of you who are live in Philly or grew up in Philly, you HAVE to check out Old Images of Philadelphia on Facebook. They post so many great  vintage photos of the city and it’s residents. This page is the ONLY reason why I have a personal Facebook account!

Photo Credits: Credit: Historical photo archive, Old Images of Philadelphia & Vintage Everyday blog

Pink & Pearls

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Funny little story about the pin–I bought this little brooch online and I thought it was a flower, it turned out to be a snowflake! *lol* I wore it anyway because I loved the gold and pearl detail.

As you can tell from recent looks, I’ve really been into cuffing up the bottom of my jeans, I think it gives it a fresh look for Spring!

Have a great weekend! x

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Casual Blue Blazer

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I bought this little blue blazer about two years ago and I still love wearing it every Spring! It’s lightweight and very comfortable. I added a touch of glam by wearing blue gem earrings which you can see below.

I added a touch of warmth to the look with nude heels, gold accessories and a tan bag.

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For hair and makeup–

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I went with neutrals but added a touch of plum/ taupe to the outer corner and waterline. This isn’t a very good representation but I thought it showed the hair quite nicely.

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Nautical in Early Spring

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I recently bought a new anchor brooch and I decided to celebrate the weekend and this beautiful weather by wearing a nautical inspired outfit–plus it doesn’t help the fact that I just watched Anchors Aweigh with my love, Gene Kelly <3

I paired this old oversized navy and cream sweater with a pair of American Eagle skinnies that I rolled up (that’s been my thing lately). I tied the look together with bright red lips and gold accessories.

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Beachy Waves for Short Hair-Inspired by Julianne Hough

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The other day I tried my luck doing a more modern do’–beachy waves. Before you know it, the weather will be nicer than this is going to me a look that many people will be doing–no matter what your hair length is! This look was inspired by some photos of Julianne Hough–around the time she made Safe Haven….such a fun look for Summer!

I was pleased at how voluminous my hair came out–I did hardly any teasing, it’s all about pumping up those roots and creating texture! If you’d like to see a video on this look, as always, please let me know!

Here’s a mini blog tutorial on this look–
I used a 1 inch curling iron and created some texture my curling some random sections of the bottom sections of my hair. It’s too short to curl but it did create a bit of a wave. Once it was cooled, I sprayed in some Garnier Beach Wave spray and scrunched up. Once I got to my last section (top section) I used a clipless curling and grabbed random sections to create waves. Once cooled, I sprayed some beachy wave spray and wrapped random waves around my fingers. I lighted teased the roots and finished it up with a bit of Manipulator by Bedhead–this added even more texture.  I pushed up a bit on my roots which were so pumped at this point. Having a shorter do in general create TONS of volume!

Hope you found this helpful! <3

 

Vintage Inspired Waves for Short Hair

 

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Since getting my hair cut, I’ve been trying both vintage and modern hairstyles out. Today I opted to try vintage inspired waves. I was a bit disappointed that I was unable to capture how “vintage” it actually looked in person but I was so pleased with how the waves turned out and how long they lasted. I’m thinking of doing a video on this look but for now, here’s a quick blog post tutorial on the look. If you’d like to see a video on this, please let me know!

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TOOLS:
1/2″ curling iron
1/2″ curling wand (you don’t HAVE to use a wand, you can always use your iron as a wand)
Heat Protectant
Finishing wax or balm
Wide tooth comb
Elnett Extra Hold Hair Spray

 

HOW TO:
If you’re looking to try out this style on short hair like mine, I suggest using a 1/2″ curling iron or curling wand. The smaller the barrel, the better. I sectioned my hair into three sections. I used Paul Mitchell Thermal hairspray on the hair prior to curling.

On the bottom sections, I curled my hair with an iron but the higher I got on the head, I started curling with a clipless curling iron.I pin curled the sections around my face and let them cool.

Once the whole head was curled and cooled, I used a wide tooth comb to comb out the look. I styled the look lightly teasing wear needed. I finished with some Bedhead Manipulator by piecing out the curls and added some Elnett. I added duck bill clips to the S wave pattern to keep them in place until I left the house.

Art Deco Meets Springtime

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It was beautiful this past weekend so I decided it was only appropriate to wear something bright and bold.This top from Francesca’s, and I adore the bold pattern–it’s so art deco. Since my blouse was reminiscent of the 20′s and 30′s, I decided to do a vintage inspired hairstyle with lots of pin curls and S waves.

To modernize the look, I paired this look with jeans, a nude belt and nude pumps. And to dress it up, I added some pretty gold chandelier earrings.

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Outfit Details–Top: Francesca’s // Pumps: Michael Kors // Bag: Hermes

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