• Fashion

    Beauty and the Beast Maternity Photoshoot || Disneybounding as Belle

    Beauty and the Beast maternity photoshoot Once upon an old, old tale He offered her a rose And she fell in love Makeup, hair, and costuming: me Kristina Elizabeth Suko/ The Eyre Effect Photography: Suko Films / Nehemiah Suko / me Editing: Kristina Suko (me) Please do not crop, edit, or otherwise manipulate these photos to reshare without express permission from me.  Yesterday, my husband and I decided to spontaneously do the Beauty and the Beast maternity photoshoot we had been planning. A long time ago, we wanted to get married here, but it didn’t work out. It was December – far too cold to get married in an open air building! – and Washington isn’t…

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    Five NO HEAT vintage hairstyles for long hair

    Happy Monday! If I can get my posts all done it’ll be a double post day. From this week until Valentine’s day, I’ll be trying to film two videos a week to post, because there’s just not enough Thursdays to share all the things I have planned! This first video isn’t strictly Valentine related, but rather: five no-heat vintage hairstyles for long hair! I have struggled a lot with trying to style my hair as it gets longer, and especially to wear hats. So this past week I tried to wear a hat every day, and at the end of it I filmed all five hairstyles I tried. I’d love…

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    Green plaid and styling maternity in the snow

    This weekend has been a flurry! Between having my son’s sixth birthday (SIXTH, I can’t believe it!), posting a ton of 1950’s vintage on my Facebook sale page, and then celebrating Asa’s actual birthday today, I’ve barely had a second to breathe! But in these few spare moments I wanted to share this outfit, which features two of my current favorite things – green plaid, and maternity style. I took these photos last week when the snow was still hanging around. Being a Washingtonian, I never expect snow to cling to the ground for more than a week. To our surprise, it snowed daily in small amounts for five days!…

  • Fashion,  Pregnancy

    How to style maternity for winter

    How to style maternity for winter This adorable Amazon retro maternity dress was an immediate buy. I almost always reach for more bodycon styles once I get to about halfway through my pregnancy, and with its bell sleeves, plaid, and longer length it’s a great modern alternative to actual vintage maternity wear. True vintage maternity is often tent-like, and that’s not a look I love. But then there’s the conundrum: how to style maternity for winter? Over the past week and in this coming week I am working on a video of both true vintage and modern-to-vintage winter maternity outfits because I remember past pregnancies feeling a bit lost in…

  • Pregnancy

    Outfit Repeating | vintage-inspired maternity outfit

    Quite unintentionally, I wore this outfit last year on the very same day. This year, I’m calling it a vintage-inspired maternity outfit. Because it is vintage-inspired, and I am pregnant. Last year, it was just an outfit that made me happy. One of my biggest goals this year, as I go into pregnancy and maternity wear, is to purchase as little as I have to and make what I already own work. Or, if I truly need something, to make myself vintage-inspired maternity outfits instead of buying them. I’ve fallen into the habit of thrifting almost everything in my wardrobe. But I have a massive excess of both clothing AND…