Retro ‘n Rhinestones

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Here’s a fun look -somewhere between casual and Sunday formal, this look has the perfect mix of retro silhouettes and bold, faux jewel bling. I love this look, and would wear it to a date, luncheon, or on one of those days where I just want to dress nice for no apparent reason. And of course, I added in a cute cardigan to help compensate for the frigid autumn winds!

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1950’s Fashion FUn!

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I have to admit that I am a sucker for vintage and retro fashion -especially that of the 1950s. I especially love the t-shirt dresses and full-skirt swing dresses. So, I thought, why not make a fun polyvore post about them? Four of the five dresses can be found on Amazon, and the shoes can all be bought at ModCloth. And if you’re looking for a fun and classy Halloween costume, why not try a  retro 1950s look?
So, which dress is your favorite?

Colorful Neo-Vintage

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If you’ve read from my blog before, you know that I love color. What you may not know is that I also love vintage. That being said, I care more about the vintage look rather than its authenticity. So, here, I have some “neo-vintage” items. I have tights with polka dots, a pair of metallic pointy toe pumps, hot pink leather gloves, a pair of vintage-looking earrings,  and more (I’m sure you don’t need me to repeat the picture for you). If you are toying with the idea of adding vintage to your wardrobe, make a splash with “old-fashioned” silhouettes in “new” colors.

My New Modest Swimsuit

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So, this is my lovely new bathing suit that my mom-in-law, Patty, bought me. I absolutely love it! It was $20 at Ross, and it’s very flattering. Now, I’m a one-piece kind of gal, so this swimsuit is perfect for me. I also love the color -the violet, yellow and mint are a fun combination, and the flowers are cute.

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I like the sweetheart neckline -it looks great on me, without being too revealing for my personal taste.

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The sides have an additional supportive elastic band, which helps keep the swimsuit in place, and makes it comfortable.

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I love the ruching that goes down the middle. I was surprised at how much it enhances my appearance. I’ve seen side ruching, but this adds a fun twist.

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And here’s a view of the back. As you can see, there are supportive cups inside the bathing suit. Also, the lower cut is nice and modest, and the back silhouette has a nice shape to it. Now that Ben just received his swim trunks in the mail, I’m excited to go swimming with him. 🙂

If you’re interested in buying a version of this swimsuit, you can get it here: http://swimandsweat.com/maxine.html