Friday, January 25, 2013

PEARLS AND BEADS AND SEQUINS, OH MY!




IF YOU'VE EVER DONE ANY EMBROIDERY OR HAND BEADING YOURSELF, YOU KNOW WHAT AN ART IT IS!




Balmain Fall/Winter 2012 pantsuit with the loveliest bead work covering the entire surface of the jacket and pants.  
(Will someone PLEASE get this Southern girl her smelling salts...I may just pass out from the beauty of this ensemble!)



I found this fabulous vintage silk tunic on etsy with the same kind of diamond shaped design pattern. How pretty is this soft, pale yellow blouse with creamy pearls, glass beads and even a glitzy rhinestone stitched right into the center of each and every open space inside the diamond shapes.  I'd wear this with jeans and some sparkly shoes for Girls Night Out!  How about winter white wool slacks with a creamy pashmina thrown over the shoulders for a dinner out with my Sweetie?  Maybe I'll save it for my dream trip to Greece, with white Capri pants and golden flat sandals....so many possibilities!  From Pearl Modern

Just because the holidays are over, doesn't mean we can't pour ourselves a little champagne and wear something  festive, right?


--Lee Ann

Monday, January 21, 2013

PONDERING GORGEOUS GOWNS AND INAUGURAL BALLS...


WONDERING WHAT STUNNING DRESSES WE WILL SEE THIS EVENING IN WASHINGTON...


I LOVE THIS VINTAGE PHOTO OF LOVELY LADIES PREPARING FOR AN ELEGANT EVENING 

 CAN'T YOU JUST SMELL THE SWEETNESS OF PERFUME IN THE AIR AND HEAR THE RUSTLE OF THEIR SUMPTUOUS SKIRTS AND THEY SWEEP ACROSS THE FLOOR?  





REMINDS ME OF THIS STUNNING COLLECTION OF ROYAL DOULTON PORCELAIN LADIES IN THEIR BIG POUFFY SKIRTS.  THESE ARE AVAILABLE ON ETSY FROM 
ICON SIGN ONLINE.  SO PRETTY!


WHAT DO YOU THINK OUR FIRST LADY WILL WEAR TONIGHT?
I'LL BE WATCHING, WILL YOU?

--Lee Ann



Sunday, January 20, 2013

TA-DAAAA!




WELCOME IN, 2013!

YOU'VE MADE YOUR GRAND ENTRANCE!




HERE IT IS, ALREADY TWO-THIRDS INTO THE MONTH, AND I'M JUST GREETING  THE NEW YEAR IN!

I must say, 2012 was a VERY busy year for us and just flew by!  New friends, new ideas and even a new business kept us on our toes around here...how about you?  It's time to keep up the momentum of positive changes and maybe even change up this blog a little.  So I hope you'll stick around for some fun with me this year! 



LET'S LIVE LARGE AND CELEBRATE, SHALL WE?

--LEE ANN


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Black Marabou!

GET YOUR SEXY ON!

HAVE A LITTLE FUN!






Black satin and marabou souvenir slippers purchased at The Dunes in Las Vegas available from the appropriately named Kit Kat Cabaret.  Wow!




How about this version of marabou mules featuring Lucite soles from Planet Claire Vintage?




60's Peignoir set with marabou embellishing the belled cuffs, collar, and ties from Fab Gabs for real Pin-Up Girl glamour!




  It would be impossible to do this post without this little vintage Frederick's of Hollywood baby doll nightie through 101 Vintage, don't you agree?




Theda Bara Vintage offers this side split nightie edged in sexy black feathers to make you want to stay in for the evening!




This 1970's evening gown with plunging back and feather sleeves from Special Somethings screams "I want to get on the dancefloor NOW!"  



Lustrous black long sleeved cocktail dress with dramatic ostrich feather neckline from Basya Berkman would look so enchanting across a candlelit dinner table, no?


Even casual jeans get a sexy lift from this soft silk keyhole back sweater with mock turtleneck and feather neckline  from Vintage Renude.  





Vintage Betsy Johnson cardigan with face framing black boa at V-neckline from Insane For 15 Mins would add a  boost to any wardrobe!

Glam long sleeved marabou bolero from Shmooozin on etsy.  Perfect over just about any cocktail outfit!






Black velvet evening jacket with feathers embellishing the cuffs available from Bohemian Starlet...Holiday parties are just around the corner!






Have a Little Fun With Your Wardrobe Today!

--Lee Ann

TRY THIS INSTEAD!


IF YOU LOVE DREAMY AND COLORFUL SCARF PRINTS...


BUT THIS IS TOO MUCH, TOO BARE, DOESN'T FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE OR POCKETBOOK...




YOU MIGHT TRY THIS INSTEAD...




Vintage Hermes "La Danse Du Cosmos" silk scarf from Skulls n Crosses on etsy in the most delicious shades of pinks, purples, greens and soft yellows!  What a great way to add some color drama to a very neutral wardrobe!



Add a Little Color to Your Life!


--Lee Ann

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

BOW-TIFUL!


SO YOU THINK BOWS ARE JUST FOR LITTLE GIRLS?


THEN I HOPE I NEVER GROW UP!


Here are a few beautiful bows for big girls...


Edwardian brooch of 28 diamonds and white gold from Sweet Heirloom Vintage




1940's pink champagne organza party dress with bolero jacket from Vias Vintage




Chanel pink and white gingham and black ballet flats from Lenni Lapbaul




Vintage Nina Ricci sunglasses with tiny bow print from The Eye Stop



Pastel pink hat with netting and grosgrain bow detail from Land Locked Cottage






Ferragamo navy leather handbag with signature flat bow from Rinasis Closet




Christopher Ross black suede belt with over sized gold plated bow from Lost Boys and Lovers





1960's magenta cocktail dress with ribbon waist from Green Philosophie




Versace leather, satin and rhinestone sash from Black Rock Vintage




Black and silver asymmetrical evening gown with shoulder bow from Labelle Vintage



Still Not Convinced?  How About This Bow?!

--Lee Ann

Sunday, August 12, 2012

LOOKING AHEAD TO A NEW WEEK


THE FUTURE'S SO BRIGHT...




I GOTTA WEAR SHADES!



SUNDAY
How about starting the morning off with a stack of decadent, home made waffles and some luscious raspberry syrup served from this vintage Fenton glass piece? The cranberry glass body features the cheeriest white daisy and fern pattern.  The  silver plate hinged lid opens to reveal a spout for pouring, and is from an etsy store called the Classic Style Shop

MONDAY


Even though it's still really hot here, it is mid August, so it's time to start re-assessing the closet for a few key pieces I'd like to add to my wardrobe for Fall.  I'd love to consider something in an Autumn palette print and this cool Pucci piece could be great!  The seller, Susu Said, tells us this is a mini dress, but what about wearing it as a tunic...maybe with some black leggings and boots?  Could work!  And I'm loving the long sleeves and zipper detail!


TUESDAY


A dinner invitation at a friends home is slated for this evening and I'm to bring a dessert.  A lovely fruit tarte from a favorite local bakery far surpasses anything I could make and would be made even more elegant being served with this stunning antique French pastry server called a Pelle a Tarte.  The sterling silver spatula is embellished with pretty hand engraved foliage and features an ebony wood handle.  I love using serving pieces like this...makes a store bought treat just that more special.  From Abundancy on etsy.



WEDNESDAY

A Vintage Treasure is the name of this store, and this piece is certainly that!  I'm decluttering my vanity to feature more of the pretty perfume bottles I use regularly and this oval mirrored plateau will add so much glamour to the counter top with it's lovely gold wreaths and bows.  So charming!


THURSDAY


So long as I'm spending a little time in my closet this week, I may as well spend a little time helping my Sweetie tidy up his!  this wooden gentleman's valet is so handy to hang a nice suit on until it's either ready to don or ready to put away until the next wear.  this one is Italian, mid-century and so perfect for helping your guy stay just a little more organized.  From Compare and Contrast.


FRIDAY


Off to a friends beach house for the weekend and I know they would love a hostess gift like these six French Majolica oyster plates.  Such a fun way to serve and eat all the yummy seafood available in the Charleston area.  If you've never been, you should check it out.  Besides being a beautiful and historical town, the food there is over-the-top delicious!  You can get these lovelies from Azulclaro.


SATURDAY

The weekend on the coast of our beautiful South Carolina brings lots of activities.  This Hermes sarong would wrap beautifully over a swimsuit lounging at the pool and take you right to a wonderful dinner on the veranda.  From Magwood Boutique, this statement piece features colorful parrots amid the most vibrant colors!


Get Outside and Enjoy the Colors of the Season!


--Lee Ann