Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Outfit Post: Femme Fatale

This weekend, I was asked by a friend to do her hair and makeup for her dance show--she takes Urban Burlesque and they were supposed to look like "Pinup Dolls."  I was so excited about it. I started obsessively watching hair tutorials (looooove Cherry Dollface for old school styles!). And on the day of the show (which I was lucky to attend!), I decided that I wanted to look a little like a pinup doll too.

And now, I think I wanna keep looking like a pinup doll every day because I felt awesome and very much like myself--my best vintage self.

Outfit details: cardigan-Charlotte Russe, brooch-vintage/handmade, comic blouse-thrifted, skirt-vintage, tights-random, heels-Modern Vintage (thrifted), purse-vintage, letterman jacket (thrift score!!!)

I had been looking online for a basic letterman jacket--the vintage ones are just a little too heavy and it's rare to see a more neutral color combo. I stumble on this jacket--in my size--at the thrift, and I have barely taken it off.  And the comic strip shirt? It's a little wild for me, so I toned it down with simple basics.  And then there's that sweet little box purse...that I bought to put in the shop, but am now pretty sure I am keeping (at least for the holiday season!). My hair is from this tutorial (faux victory rolls with a barrel roll in the front).  Not too bad for the first time!  

It felt good to let my personality shine through my clothes. Too often, I choose what's easy instead of what makes me feel really good. I'm determined to stop that--and to make sure I love every single thing in my closet!

xo,
Amanda



8 comments:

  1. Amanda! You look gorgeous! I love love love your hair! It looks amazing!!!! :)And, you better NOT put that purse in the shop - you need to keep it for yourself!

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    1. Thanks so much...mostly for the permission to keep this bag! ha. <3

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  2. You look great Amanda! Your hair is adorable :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Shannon...it makes me so happy to have you as a reader! The hair was a little risky for me, but I ended up loving it!

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  3. I love everything about this outfit. Super cute.

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    1. Thank you, doll! I felt super cute for sure. Now I need to invest in more cute novelty blouses...

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  4. That truly does suit your personality and your style so well!! I wore my hair in a similar way for my pinup-themed bridal shower way back when, and I can so see how it would be easy to get addicted to dressing that way! It feels so feminine and sexy and graceful all at once. Adore that comic shirt as well!

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    1. Thank you so much! I have definitely been getting dressed up more since this day, and curling my hair up!

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