As the weather becomes a little warmer, I am getting more and more chances to wear this dress, finally! I like to wear a dress once or twice outside of a shoot to get a good feeling for it and see how it behaves in real life, and this one truly delivers. It is a fully lined day dress with seriously deep pockets, side zip fastening and a very cute collar button that gives you a keyhole neckline. It also comes with a matching fabric belt. Now that we have the specs aside, what’s it really like? Incredibly comfortable! Both the dress and the liningRead More →

Hello everyone! It’s taken me a little while to get back on track with my reviews, in part because the weather was very unfriendly and in part because I seem to have developed a condition in my wrists which makes typing a bit difficult for long stretches of time. Since I type for my work, and classes, at the end of the day I am usually in too much discomfort to blog. However, there are some beautiful things to cheer me up, and one of them is this stunning dress from Dolly and Dotty!   It was just love at first sight, truly! I’m notRead More →

I live in a very strange neighborhood in a very strange city. The old mingles with the new, and a good portion of the block is simply overgrown and abandoned. And in the midst of it all, is a small off-off-theater.  It’s run by a rather eccentric neighbor, but a real sweetheart none the less. His theater entrance seemed like the perfect backdrop for these unusual pieces. The first one is the Callous Crow switchblade cardigan, With their beautiful stitching and a frankly stunning pattern. This cardigan features both front and back stitching, and is made of soft, light cotton, perfect for even the warmerRead More →

I promised you this post last week, but my exams got in the way! Now that I finally have some time for a blog post again, I am excited to tell you about the Callous Crow t-shirts.   Now, while you don’t really see me in t-shirts on my page or blog, or Instagram (shameless self-promotion here), I own a pretty big collection of them, as they are my go-to hiking gear and favourite thing to wear with a pair of vintage style jeans.  Most of them are silkscreen t-shirts ranging from band shirts to (and these are in the majority), nerdy and geeky t-shirts,Read More →

Last week I promised you all something that will be not only for the ladies, but also for the gents reading my blog and… *insert drum roll* here it is! I teamed up with Callous Crow to model some of their amazingly cool ties! Can you tell I’m excited about them? My stepfather taught me how to tie a tie one day while we were all getting ready to go someplace nice for lunch, and I was hanging around chatting with him while he was getting ready. After I got the basics down, he gave me two of his ties to practice more on andRead More →

 How many cat print dresses are too many? Is it like cats, where one cat is enough cats? If so, I am failing most horribly, because I already have two cats, and now a second cat print dress. This one was also part of my Black Friday haul from Voodoo Vixen, and I fell in love with not only the little kitties peeking out from it, but also the warm and rich colours of the pattern. I was a bit worried about the pattern itself, as it is rather busy, but I figured I might as well step out of my comfort zone for cats,Read More →

Ah, the most coveted dress in the vintage circles- Voodoo Vixen’s Katnis dress! If anyone can understand it’s appeal, then it’s me. For one, the pattern. It’s kitties! Small black kitties under umbrellas! The colour is incredibly vivid and bold, and the black trim and pattern serves as the perfect counterbalance to it. I’ve wanted it since the first moment I saw it. The kitties!The scalloped trim! The pockets! But being unemployed at the time, there was no way for me to justify or be able to afford such an expense, so I would just pine for it every now and then, read reviews (whichRead More →

Those who follow me on Facebook or Instagram have already seen how in love I am with this Ticci Rockabilly dress. Not only did Ticci Rockabilly make it just for me, (and by just for me I mean made to measure and I got to pick my fabric), but it’s also, quite possibly THE perfect autumn/winter dress. For one, it’s incredibly soft, but thanks to the denim inserts doesn’t look like the least bit slouchy or sloppy. For two, it’s warm, and as much as I love winter, I love being warm in winter even more.  Three, it’s the attention to details. You can seeRead More →

Ah, novelty prints, one of my weaknesses. I would say my only weakness, but let’s be real!This one, however, is a bit different than the prints I am used to. A friend remarked on it best- the colours are very…vintage.And as I looked at, it I decided that they do have a certain Chuck Jones feel to it. The slightly unusual design, the somewhat eclectic choice of colour, it all seems to point to a more vintage than pinup feel, and, at least to me, gently nudge in the later 50’s than I usually wear.  It even has a somewhat 60’s feel to it. I’veRead More →

Even though I should totally know better by now, I am always trying out new stuff on my hair, trying to get those perfect glossy curls so many vintage gals seem to get with almost no effort. I can set semi-decent pincurls, I can do a horrible mess on my hair with rag curls, I can make a dog’s breakfast of those bendy sponge roll-things. Velcro curlers haven’t touched my hair since I was a teenager, and when I do reach for curlers I prefer those iron ones, because I can sleep in them almost decently, and I have plenty of practice. Most of theRead More →