Quick Vintage Hairstyles
I’ve been a bit quiet around blogging this week, but if you pop over to my YouTube channel you’ll see I’ve been busy filming a lot of different videos! Today I wanted to share this tutorial I finally put together for one of the easiest vintage hairstyles I know. I use this method all the time, and I always get a million questions asking how I do it, how long it takes, and how it can be so easy. Trust me, once you get the hang of rolling you hair, it takes ten minutes or LESS.
Most recently, I wore this hairstyle to get my nails done. The nail technician did not believe me when I said it took ten minutes, and insisted I must have taken HOURS to do my hair.
At any rate, I hope you enjoy the tutorial and my awkward self trying to figure out how to intro and exit the video.
Put a Wiggle in it
Because I have an 18″ difference between my waist and my hips, I don’t often wear wiggle dresses. Unless there is a good amount of stretch in the skirt of a bodycon dress, most don’t fit both my hips, my waist and my chest all at once. That’s why, when I found this gorgeous Donna Karan floral, I was over the moon to find it fit all three perfectly. It has the perfect amount of stretch, it has a back cutout, the pattern is beautiful, and I could not pass it up!
I’ve always wanted to be a person who could easily wear wiggle dresses, but even at my thinnest my waist-hip difference was 15″, so it’s always been a bit difficult to find a wiggle that fit. Most silhouettes like this only allow for about 10-12″ of difference between the two, which is incredibly frustrating as someone pear shaped who can never hope for an even hourglass figure.
But, in the last few months I have found three great wiggle dresses at Goodwill, so it’s a sign that I should definitely dress in this silhouette more often!
Today, I forgot to think of a character before I wore a color, but incidentally Fauna from Sleeping Beauty wears a fern-green color, so we’ll roll with that. 😉
Dress, thrifted | shoes, Modcloth | veil, vintage | necklace, belt, and earrings, gift | bracelet, thrifted
A Vintage Cinderella
I had so many options for colors today, but as soon as I thought of a character I knew I had to do Cinderella. As you’ll see, these character-inspired outfits won’t be full-on cosplays, but rather outfits that take a color or overall vibe the character has, and make that my own thing. I completely messed up yesterday and forgot that my character was supposed to start with a B as well, but it’s okay! I’m already planning tomorrow’s character, although I’m not sure if I’ll be able to figure out how to style it.
Today, I finally filmed a sort of quick and dirty vintage hair tutorial. I’m still figuring out how to best film (and instruct) these videos, so it’s not perfect, but it’s a start! I had a lot of fun showing how I do my hair when I only have 15-20 minutes to spare. It’s totally possible to achieve a vintage style in a short amount of time, if you lower your expectations a little and just let your hair curl where it wants to curl.
While I don’t have any glass slippers, I thought these silver glitter heels were the perfect stand-in! When in doubt, wear something shiny, right? They go so well with this gorgeous 1950’s dress and I added a contrasting-color hat to keep it from being too monotone.
The natural cotton of this dress makes it a nice one to wear in the heat of the summer; I found myself changing from yesterday’s man-made fabrics to a vintage cotton dress, because it’s so much cooler to wear. Now I understand how they wore dresses all the time! I appreciate the convenience of man-made fabrics and the stretch of a good poly-spandex blend, but cotton is the best thing on hot days!
I hope you area all finding ways to keep cool this summer!
Dress, vintage (similar here, here, and here) | shoes, thrifted | hat, vintage (similar here and here) | earrings, vintage (similar here)
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All Dress August
This month I am doing a fun All Dress August challenge with some internet friends of a BST group on Facebook, and I decided to also throw in a color challenge. Since I just organized all of my dresses by color, I thought it would be fun to do the ABC’s of color again, like I did YEARS ago. Yesterday, of course, was the first day, and I wore almond (a dress that needs to be altered, so I didn’t take photos.) Today, obviously, is black. But also, it’s Wednesday Addams-inspired on a Wednesday, which is a pun I didn’t even realize I made until I sat down to write this post.
I am going to try hard to blog every day this month, so some days may just be one quick photo, and some posts will probably be longer.
Being me, I just try to pile on all the challenges at once, so I might try to make each color inspired by a book or movie character. I was inspired by Anastasia yesterday, but it wasn’t enough that you could tell. It should be fun to challenge myself to pull little character-inspired outfits as I go through the colors and try to wear a dress or skirt every day!
This is a good way to get me out of my yoga-pants-mom rut.
Dress, Amazon | boots, Target (Similar) | book pins, Ideal Bookshelf
Sugar and Spice
Every summer, I go through a phase where all I want is to dress darkly romantic, in Gothic pinup attire, with dark maroons and blacks and navies. In the hottest weeks of summer, all I want is to transition into fall attire and embrace my “witchy” side. It’s probably cliche to say, but fall really is my favorite season. Spring is beautiful with all of the flowers blooming, but here in Washington it’s often just kind of gray and rainy all spring. Summer with its warm days and sun is nice, but I don’t really like being hot all the time. Winter is kind of just mush, and I hate having to wear tons of layers, getting wet in all the slushy puddles, and being constantly plagued with rain and mist. Fall, here, is perfect. Crisp leaves, pumpkin patches, magical bright clear days, orange leaves… it’s so beautiful!
So, when these moods come around, I find the best sleeveless dresses I have and pair them with all black accessories.
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