Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I Woke Up Like This: Channeling Good Ole Betty (HOTD)

Inspiration Look: Betty Page
Well hello Darlings I hope we're all finding ourselves happy, fashionable and fabulous. It's come to my attention that we haven't done HOTD or OOTD posts on here or FB in an awful long time so here begins the return : "I Woke Up Like This".

  I woke up this day totally feeling like I was Betty Page incarnate (deluded I know, don't tease me lol) and this is my absolute favorite photograph of her. So for today's "I.W.U.L.T." we're going to try to recreate this classic look and try to see how close we can get.

Channeling Good Ole Betty

  • Comb and brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Scarf long enough to wrap around the head and tie into a bow
  • Section out your bang and pin it out of the way
  • Next you can do this a few ways. It's not a rule for your hair to be pin curled, curled, or roller set. You can wear your hair straight and brush it out, fluff out next day curls (which look really awesome), or if your a curlie like me just go with what you got ;).
  • After you've combed or brushed your hair back, you want to fold the scarf to your desired width then tie it around your hair. The ends of the scarf should be facing up or be at the crown of your head. Then tie into a bow.
  • Now for the bang. Mimicking a pincurl roll the ends of your hair around your finger and roll up keep hold of the loop. When you get to your head take two bobbies and pin on either side on the loop. Flatten your bang and spread it and using bobby pins pin like loco to get your desired shape. And hopefully this is what you get!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Ruth's Closet: Vintage Guilt Free; I Bet You Really Love Me Now 👀


        Shopper's remorse has reared its ugly head one too many times to count in my shopping adventures. I can't tell you how many times I've shuffled around this and that just to get that amazing tilt hat or swing dress. Only to feel terrible later . Cause we all know our closets  are full to capacity and we have no need of anything else. But alas we do it to ourselves over and over again. So when I first discovered Ruth's Closet years ago, and the story behind this amazing organization I must say I became instantly devoted.

        I've talked about Ruth's Closet for so long with you Dolls I'm sure you've wondered why I haven't done this review sooner. So want to know what Ruth's Closet is? Well ever hear of the House of Ruth? (yeah stupid question I know but one shouldn't assume) In case not.
House of Ruth is a national charity dedicated to helping battered women and children escape dangerous situations and also assist in rebuilding their lives. They also believe that to end violence against women we have to change the way women are perceived. Charitable organizations The House of Ruth exists on the generosity of others which is not always a good things but that's life; so Ruth's House was created. Which is a consignment and vintage store however profits are fielded back to The House of Ruth.

    One of the greatest things I love about Ruth's Closet is their electiveness. By their being a consignment shop R.C. takes donations from everywhere. Often getting entire wardrobes, estate sale leftovers and so-on. Even though this is technically a consignment store you car score
1960 Lilly Pulitzer Maxi Dress
some of the most amazing vintage finds ever. In the past some of my best finds have included such things like a vintage 1940's Parasuco suit, a vintage late '60's Lilly Pulitzer Dress, vintage Sax fifth avenue hats and the list goes on and on.

     But the most important thing about Ruth's Closet is the experience you get when you go. Each and every volunteer are absolutely divine, and they make going and coming back not only a necessity but a pleasure. They are always willing to help going over and beyond what's necessary-
especially considering they are donating their time and not being paid. So Click the links and find out if your local House of Ruth has a Ruth's Closet in your state and give them a visit. Not only will you quite possibly hit the mother load but you'll also become apart of a great cause. And isn't that awesome!