Fashion

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Now that summer is here you can look forward to longer days and hotter mornings. People will be getting their annual time off work and towns, cities and even villages will have tourists flocking to them. The hustle and bustle means when you’re going out on a day trip with your friends, most likely you’ll run into someone wearing the same clothes as yourself or your gang of friends. But help is on hand, don’t look any further to get the latest tips for your summer outfit.

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Vintage at the beach

 

Beach holidays became popular as the car became the most common form of transport. Families would all pack up their bags and head to the nearest coast for a cheap and cheerful vacation. In the 1920s, women’s duster coats were the most popular fashion item worn on the sand. They did and do still provide Ideal protection from cold gusts of wind coming in from the ocean while also being thin and slim enough to keep the wearer from overheating.

 

Hippie beach fashion was made famous by none other than French girl Brigitte Bardot. She wore oversized necklaces of sea shells and buffered pearls. The floral sarong and wide-brimmed hat became the symbol of the rockin’ 1960s. All modern beachwear fashion takes a lesson on simplicity from Bardot’s cute outfits from that era.

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Jackets and jewels

 

When the sun shines, you’ve got to follow it’s lead. Embellished denim jackets from the 1980s are a cool and classic style for the hot days of summer. Made famous by Madonna during her sassy pop music career, the jackets have sequenced patterns that shimmer in the sun. This look goes well with short shorts and plentiful jewelry. Silver bangles, bracelets, and fake or real gemstone necklaces add a splash of unforgettable color to the mix.

 

As you wipe away your hair from your face, your fingers should glisten with the energy of diamonds. Specialists like Verragio rings make sophisticated boutique diamonds rings in all designs and styles for this kind of outfit. The jewelry doesn’t have to be the star of the outfit because summer outfits are more of a statement in an attempt to set the trend; the whole package counts.

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Bare midriff

 

A classic look of the millennial chick, midriff outfits that go just below or above the rib cage shows off the youth of your body. If you’ve hit the gym hard in preparation for summer, you deserve to flaunt your hard work. There’s more than one way to turn heads with style and that’s by having toned abs at the beach.

 

On the other hand, nothing says beach-ready like a bikini babe. Buying the right bikini is important as the rough and tumble of games played on the beach will put stress on the design and material of the bikini. For strength avoid a purely polyester product, and go for something made out of cotton. Cotton products are tempered, and stress tested to greater levels than synthetic fabrics. Bright colors are the hallmark of seduction when it comes to showing off your bikini body, so venture out a little and pick something that will stand out from the crowd; such as a lime green or pure white.

 

 

These mini fashion-bloggers-to-be may not be dressing themselves, but they know exactly how to work their looks. From babies in beanies to toddlers in tiny boots, here are 10 fashionable tots  to follow on Instagram.

 

 

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Meyhem makes paper dresses with the help of her mom, at the age of five she has even landed a collection with J.crew!

Follow @2sisters_angie

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Little Kyan’s hat collection could rival any well-dressed adult’s.
Follow @jetaimekyan

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Four  year old Rylee already has her own style staples: sunglasses and black booties.

Follow her mom @kelli_murray

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Little Genesis is another four-year-old trendsetter with perfect poses down pat.

Follow @miss_gabby_13

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From her mini Louis Vuitton bags to her tiny Chanel flats, this is one designer diva in the making.
Follow @babyellestyle

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Cute! Cute! Cute! That’s all we have to say about this little man.

Follow @deegstyle 

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Stella loves patterns, from birds to bananas to lipstick pouts.
Follow @lindseybelle

 

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little Alonso has style for days thanks to his stylist mom.

Follow @luisafere

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How cute is this little one? We love her style and her round sunglasses are oh so glam!

Follow @stylebythoi

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We’re loving the outfits from @jilljose, especially the mini Kimono.

 

Follow @Jilljose

 

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When you’re wearing something new, something you love, or something that felt completely out of your comfort zone but makes you look a million bucks, you want to turn heads. But, that feeling doesn’t have to be saved for special occasions. Who’s to say that you can’t leave a lasting impression by wowing passers-by with what you wear – wherever you go.

 

Go-to glamour doesn’t have to be saved for the celebs. If you want to feel like a style star, then why not work on upping your fashion game and bring out the big guns on a daily basis, and not just for something special. After all, you’d always make sure that your makeup is on point, so why not do the same with your style?

 

If you want to look good all day, every day, think small. It’s always the little things that count, and the tiniest details can really make the biggest impact!

 

Start At The Bottom

 

To get yourself started and in that style start frame of mind, you’re going to need to start right at the very beginning. It’s not always easy to look good, but you can learn to nail it with ease. If you want your entire outfit to shine, you ought to get the base layer sorted first. That means you need to make sure that you have underwear that not only looks good but fits well too (with styles like Freya Bras). When your underwear fits, your style will sing.

 

Moisturise

 

With your underwear ticked off, let’s talk skin. Now, you might think we’re here to talk style, and really we are. But, if you want to work on making your outfit look incredible, you have to put in the groundwork – and sometimes, that involves a lot more than just the clothes. So, you need to start with the perfect base. If your skin is looking dull, dry and lacking in life, your outfit won’t do much to improve that. But, if you’re skin is moisturised, shining and looking chic, your look will shine with it.

 

Get The Right Fit

 

Just like your underwear, you’re going to want to work with clothing that actually fits you. You might be tempted to go by your normal size when you’re buying something new, or try to fit into a size that you think you should be – but don’t, it’s not the way to buy. Instead, you need to forget about numbers and wear what looks good. Yes, start with your size in the first instant, but if you need to size up, don’t feel bad – if the outfit looks better, who cares?

 

Accessorize

 

Although it’s easy to place a lot of importance on your clothing (and it’s still okay to do that), you need to stop thinking of your clothes as the outfit. They’re not the entire outfit, they’re just the basic foundation. To make your style really stand out, you have to accessorize. Not everyone understands the importance of accessories, but they should. Accessories have the power to make or break an outfit, and without them, that same outfit can look boring, empty and incomplete.

 

Brush Up

 

As much as we’d love them to last a lifetime, so clothes will fall apart or look worn a lot quicker than others. It might be down to the quality, but it can also be a cause of how we care for them. To make sure that your clothes always look on point, you might need to invest in a clothes brush. By using a clothes brush, not only can you keep your clothing items looking fresh and clean, but you can brush off those annoying little bits of lint that can make you look messy.

 

Size Up

 

Let’s be honest; heels aren’t always that comfortable. A shoe can look incredibly sexy, but it can be a pain to wear. When that happens, we’re torn between looking good and suffering, or wearing something else that doesn’t work as well, but feels comfortable. But, there is also another option. If you are buying new shoes, go up and extra half an inch. You can sometimes find that you get a little more wiggle room and the pain is that much bearable – or even nonexistent.

 

Blend In

 

As much as you might feel like you want to stand out (and of course you do if you want to turn head), more often than not, it’s blending in that has the bigger effect. But, not with the crowds of course – the background instead. Regardless of the season, you can find a style that not only suits it, but sets it off. So, when you’re styling a look, make sure to take the time of year into account, as well as the occasion, and your outfit will set itself off in style.

 

Here are six of the best fashion illustrators to follow on Instagram NOW

Who: @nadiacoolrista
Follow for: Life-like sketches of the fashion elite, from Diana Vreeland to Miroslava Duma.

 

 

 

Who: @paperfashion
Follow for: Kate Rodgers has a penchant for using a variety of materials in her sketches—including watercolor, sequins, beads, lipstick and even leaves.

 

 

 

Who: @sarahhankinson
Follow for: Illustrations of everything stylish including runway looks, lacy bralettes and the It-bag of the season.

 

 

 

Who: @meganhess_official
Follow for: With a client list including the likes of Chanel, Dior, Tiffany’s, Prada and more, Megan brings fashion to life in her ultra-glam and feminine sketches.

 

 

 

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Who: @lenaker
Follow for: From Balmain to Gucci, this Russian-based illustrator has sketched all of the best looks from the major fashion houses.

 

 

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Who: @Curvysketchs

Follow for: High fashion,from original designs to runway styles, draw on a plus size figure

Fashion is a creative outlet that allows us to express ourselves to the outside world. So if you’re lacking in confidence, your outfit will give you away almost instantly. Believe it or not, the contents of your wardrobe have the ability to increase your confidence levels. They can transform you from shy and quiet to wild and outgoing, simply by changing what you wear and how you wear it. Unfortunately, many of us don’t realize the correlation between clothing and our personality. So we continue to wear clothing that doesn’t make us feel fabulous or that suits us. This can quickly make your wardrobe uninspiring and your love of fashion may even begin to wane.

Thankfully, there are plenty of things we can do to become confident dressers starting today. Take a look at the following hacks that all fashionistas use.
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What’s the occasion?

If you feel under or overdressed for a particular occasion, this can have an adverse impact on your confidence. So before you start getting ready each day, question what the occasion is. You might be heading to work or going on a blind date. Knowing the answer to this question is vital in ensuring you choose clothing that looks good while also being appropriate. If you’re unsure what you should be wearing, relax! You can talk to your boss about what they consider to be appropriate workwear and use this to influence your style choices. You can look at blogs or videos that offer advice on date night or wedding fashion. There are also plenty of insightful guides online which can make choosing the right attire much simpler. Take a look at realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/ to help you get started.

 

 

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Another option is to ask your friends for their opinion on your potential style choices. Their input will be invaluable and could stop you from wearing something you regret. Why not host a mini runway show where you can try on potential outfits in their entirety. This will not only let your friends see the overall look you want to create, but also allows you to see how comfortable it is to wear. High heels, tight jeans and dresses which are too short are all things that can affect how you feel in an outfit. If you don’t feel at ease or experience discomfort, it will be easy to tell. So be realistic about your outfit choice and never wear anything that is painful to wear. That way it will be impossible for you to feel anything but happiness and confidence.

 

Photograph yourself

People who lack confidence in the clothing they wear are often unsure about what their personal style is. If you fall into this category-don’t panic! Finding your own style is not as difficult as you might think. Start by looking in your wardrobe and look for items or colors you have multiples of. This is a strong indicator of the kind of clothing and colors you find enjoyable and comfortable to wear. Now you know what the key items in your wardrobe are, it’s time to start experimenting. Fashion is all about fun and pushing your boundaries. So start teaming these staples with other items in your wardrobe. For instance, your favorite band t-shirt might look good with a pencil skirt or when worn over the top of a maxi dress. You can wear it tucked in, knot it or even layer it underneath strappy tops and dresses. For more ideas on styling, see Popsugar.co.uk

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Whenever you find a combination that you feel amazing in, take a photo of it on your phone. You can then use this as a reference in future when you’re stuck for outfit inspiration. You should also do this when trying on clothes in a store. Look through the photos you have taken, and it shouldn’t take long for a signature style to present itself. Whether your style is glam grunge or vintage queen, start looking for more clothes and accessories that suit your more defined look. Doing this will also make it easier to determine what styles and colors don’t work for your body shape and skin tone. Knowing this will help you avoid making a fashion faux pas in future.

 

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Don’t forget what’s underneath

One of the simplest ways of making you feel more confident about what you are wearing is by prioritizing what’s underneath. We all have hangups about our bodies, which can profoundly affect our self-esteem. From muffin tops to cellulite, these issues can stop us wearing the clothing we long to wear. But wearing the right undergarments can be a simple way of temporarily masking some of the imperfections which may be holding you back. Spanx products are a fabulous choice that can help smooth out your body and make your clothing look better. A well-fitted bra can also help you do this while also improving your posture too. If you haven’t had a bra fitting for a while, use the useful guide on barenecessities.com.

Another option is to consider removing your hangups or improve their appearance. That way you won’t have to feel self-conscious when wearing tight dresses or short skirts. There are many ways in which you can do this from applying anti-cellulite creams but there is nothing better than good old exercise and healthy eating There are also non-surgical cosmetic procedures you can try, such as coolsculpting which can tone your body too. You can find out more about this online at liposuction-sandiego.com/coolsculpting/.

Just remember that your flaws are what makes you unique and unlike anyone else. By removing every imperfection you may have, could stop you from being you.

 

 

Take what you have learned from this guide and use it to start dressing more confidently each and every day. The boost that your personal style gives to your self-esteem will be hard to ignore. It may even get you that promotion or give you the push you need to talk to your crush. So never leave the house feeling down about your outfit choice ever again.

 

Thanks to Mairéad Duffy who attended this event for me in NY while i was stuck in GA :(

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The first of the runway shows in the Lower East Side for Art Hearts Fashion, presented by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, took place on Monday night. The location was the stunning Angel Orensanz Event Space, a 19th century gothic revival synagogue. Its balconies, dramatic arches and high vaulted ceilings, illuminated in a host of colors that contrasted with atmospheric shadows, made the perfect setting for a runway show.

However, things didn’t begin smoothly, which was due to begin at 6pm.  At 7.15pm the doors were still shut and a massive queue stretched down Norfolk Street. Fortunately Fashion Week is one of the few times when waiting around is bearable, as there are so many outlandish outfits on display, and as it turned out, the night was well worth the wait!

First up was Hale Bob, with their trademark bohemian chic prints, bright colors, silks and velvets. The collection contained a lot of loose-fitting, floaty pieces; mixed materials and a kaleidoscope of colors, particularly turquoise. They also featured some dark jumpsuits.

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Ibrahim Vukel, up next, was quite the opposite, showcasing a fabulous collection of close fitting gowns in strong colors- white, black and red predominantly. Cut-out sheer panels featured heavily.

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Sanja Bobar was last of the first round of shows, with the biggest collection thus far, in white, cream, dusty pink and gold tones. Her gorgeous range of evening and bridal gowns showcased lots of floaty sleeves, and flattering trumpet, a-line and mermaid silhouettes. There were lots of low backs, high necks, applique designs, and again cut-out sheer panels were prominent.

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After a break, the shows resumed with a dramatic collection of designers, beginning with Fernando Rodriguez. Once again the collection was heavy on sheer panels, with mostly white and gold colors, with some striking azures. Flowing chiffon sleeves and high necks were visible also.

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Elochee followed, and the show took an androgynous, futuristic turn, with more structured designs, panelling, boxy shapes, harder lines and many geometric patterns and long sleeves. Shades of black, white and grey featured, with dashes of mustard.

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Willfredo Gerardo was the final collection of the night, with a dazzling display of luxurious, full length gowns and jumpsuits. Spectators were treated to lots of sparkling silvers and blacks, sheer fabrics and plunging necklines. A hush descended on the room in anticipation of his crowning piece, and he didn’t disappoint, with a spectacular black and silver ballgown. Modeled by the stately Anna Kile, its sharp sweetheart neckline and fabulous full skirt was the highlight of a truly memorable night.

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The weather has started to cool, the nights are getting longer, and the leaves are turning burnt orange – it’s officially fall. Fall is one of those seasons that it can be a real struggle to get your style right for, mainly because of the constantly changing weather. One moment the sun is shining, the next the wind picks up, and it begins to pour.  Fall fashion may not be that easy to get right, but below are three cute, quirky outfit combinations that will work well.

 

 

1. Button-up skirts and oversized cardigans

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Button-up skirts are all the rage this fall and come in a range of styles and materials. The two most popular designs are straight and A-line, with the most popular materials being denim and suede. For a stylish and smart fall look, pair a button-up skirt of your choice with a tucked in top. This could be short sleeved or long-sleeved, it doesn’t matter – roll neck styles tend to work well. Add a pair of tights and an oversized knitted cardigan, as well as a few well thought out accessories. This look tends to work well with flat shoes or a pair of heeled ankle boots. If you’re in need of some new shoes, check out the deals and discounts that are available online – there are plenty to choose from. From Famous Footwear coupon codes to deals and discounts offering free shipping, there are lots of options. It’s just a case of selecting the one that works best for you.

2. Skinny jeans and a knitted jumper

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A staple fall look, skinny jeans and a knitted jumper  is a look that a lot of use turn to when the cooler weather sets in. It’s one that’s comfortable, cozy, and looks good on almost everyone. However, when you wear the same thing day in, day out, it can get a little dull. To liven up this fall staple, look for knitwear with a difference. Pieces with patterns and prints can work well, as can jumpers of different thicknesses. As well as wearing chunky knitted designs, look out for some fine knit pieces. These are ideal for those days when the weather is cool but not cold enough for a thick jumper. To add a little extra style, consider adding a printed scarf and some standout pieces of jewelry.

3. A pinafore dress and woolen tights

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This year, pinafore dresses have really come into their own. As there are so many shapes, styles and designs to choose from, it can be hard to know which  style to rock!  As a rule of thumb, Ignore traditional fashion “rules” and find one that is both cute and comfortable. There are various materials to choose from, from stretch cotton to cord. There are also lots of different colors and designs to pick from. From plain designs like navy and burgundy to all sorts of geometric and floral prints. Team your pinafore dress of choice with a plain or printed tee or long-sleeved top and a pair of leggings or thick tights. For colder weather, woolen styles tend to work best. As for shoes, for a casual look,  Converse-style trainers tend to work well. Or, for a more formal look, ankle or knee-high boots are a good option. If you get cold easily, top this look off with a cozy knitted cardigan.

 

 

 

So there you have it, three cute and quirky outfit ideas that are perfect for fall.

 

 

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1. Sheer Skirts and Cozy Cardigans: Never underestimate the power of a few hard-hitting closet basics. This getup is a bonafide sartorial powerhouse with its impeccable mix of off-duty essentials and show-stopping statement pieces. The unexpected mix tones down the skirt’s scandalous vibe, creating the ultimate balance of high and low.

 

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2. Leather Slip Dress and Bell-Sleeved Top: A ’70s-inspired twist on a ’90s style staple? Yes, please! A bell-sleeve top and leather slip dress unite for an It-girl-approved ensemble that’s just as edgy as it is effortless. Throw in a bright crossbody bag and signature shades for good measure.

 

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3. Graphic Sweatshirt and Skirt: Comfortably cool is what you’ll be demanding of all your ensembles after giving this sports chic outfit a once over. Classic sneakers and a graphic sweat bring a street-chic edge to a flowy printed skirt, ensuring you get even more wear out of your dressier duds. For extra style points, team the athleisure-inspired ensemble with a ladylike bag and wind-tousled locks.

 

 

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4. Maxi Dress and Slides: If one-and-done dressing is your signature move, this two-second ensemble will feel right on cue. Toss on a printed maxi dress and a pair of embellished slides, and you’re ready to hit the ground running. For max perfection, style alongside a statement belt and an oversized clutch with plenty of room to stash your everyday essentials.

 

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5. Laid-Back Suiting: Proving that suiting doesn’t have to be stuffy, Tine Andrea went bold in the color department with a vibrant shade of cobalt blue, then jazzed things up with a graphic tee and sneakers for a getup that exudes effortless cool. Your new on-the-clock signature? We’re thinking yes.

 

 

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6. Rib Knit Top and Trousers: If this bold and bright #OOTD is any indication, sweater dressing is about to step up its style game a good five notches. A rib knit zip top and corresponding belted trousers are probably the sneakiest and most stylish alternative to rockin’ sweats outside the house. Tone down the throw-on-and-go vibe with elevated accessories, like embroidered heels and a statement bag.

 

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7. Pajama Dressing: We’re down with any outfit that boasts this much roll-out-of-bed-and-go appeal. Pajama separates look straight-up chic when dressed up with of-the-moment heels, elegant baubles and a timeless structured bag. Bring it.

 

 

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8. Oversized Button-Down Shirt and Cropped Flares: Any outfit that can pull double duty like a pro is a winner in our book, and this minimalist getup doesn’t disappoint. With a sleeveless blazer in tow, this button-down and cropped flares combo nails the concept of on-the-clock chic. It segues seamlessly into after-hours territory with a simple untuck and tousling of tresses. Throw in a studded clutch and you’re golden.

 

 

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9. Hoodie and Leather Pinafore Dress: Been wondering just how to give your tried-and-true hoodie a bit of extra panache? Take a note from Linda Tol and rock it under a statement dress (we’re partial to this luxe leather number) for an unexpected #OOTD that’s straight-up sass, especially when there’s a pair of red-hot ankle boots thrown into the mix. Now this is athleisure at its finest.

 

 

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Easy Flowy Styles

Rent the Runway’s flowy dress styles—like the “Spice No Secrets Dress” by Keepsake and the “Cobalt Floral Swing Dress” by Julia Jordan—will have you breathing easier and keeping cool this month!  check out these flowy styles and more designer styles at Rent the Runway for  your upcoming summer events.

Keepsake Spice No Secrets Dress

Julia Jordan Cobalt Floral Swing Dress

STYLESTALKER Blue Ribbon Asymmetrical Shift

Badgley Mischka Fuchsia Lace Bell Sleeve Shift

This week marks the start of school/ work in georgia- so this week I am bringing you some office appropriate looks that are both fun and functional while still keeping a vintage style

MyMorning Routine*

1.Juliet  Navy Polka Dot Tea Dress- Lindy Bop

2. Comfortably Chic Kitten Heel in Black  -Pin up girl

3. California Sean top in red – Pin up girl

4. Studious Snow Owl Brooch – Erstwilder

5. Sandie Black Shrug- Lindy Bop

6.Beebop  Black White Stripe Rockabilly Top- Lindy Bop

7.Classic Hardware Retro Swallow Pin in Black – Pin up girl

8. Classic Saddle Shoes in Black and White -Pin up girl

August in georgia is still very much summer1 I love the hot murky start of the year <Sarcasm> Because of the crazy hot weather, most places are air conditioned to a frigid temp. so even if its sweltering when you leave in the morning, throw a cardigan in your bag or you will regret it by lunch!

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This Astronaut Brooch from Kateslittlestore is just adorable?

What do you think of my friday finds? what are your friday finds this week?

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