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March into Spring with Pastels

Disclaimer: My hair is not fully black, I edited this so my hair didn’t look crazy… Dying it black ASAP though!

Spring is almost here, and I am a sucker for pastel colours and all of the polka dots! I have always been a fan of pastel frilly things and even when styling in vintage inspired clothing; I find that pastel and polka dots have always been a thing and I am so glad they’re still in! They are still in… right? I wanted to create a cute style book of all the fashion I will be wearing this Spring so I have brought links with me to share in this blog. Amazon fashion, and big name brands will be mentioned. NOPE! There are no affiliate links whatsoever as I blog for a hobby and want to keep my site as real as it can be for you all to enjoy!

Shop My Look!

I absolutely adore this look and wanted to share this with you all. I will also review the items pictured as I go! So here is the list with explanations and links! I hope you love this fun vintage inspired look as much as I do!

  • The Dress – The dress is so adorable and I just can’t get over it! It is a baby doll styled dress with a nondetachable peter-pan collar. The polka dots are not overbearing and the colour is very subtle. I would call the colour a pastel/dusty pink. It looks really beautiful in the sunlight. I matched this dress with white soft frilly socks from Forever 21 and some pearls I had given to me. The Oxford style shoes are what really help make this dress look like a style from the 1950/60s. This dress is sheer, but not too see through and kind of thin, but I don’t mind the thinness. You can view and purchase this dress by clicking here: THE DRESS
  • The Jacket – This was a thrift find via a Facebook group. I found a similar one you can view here: JACKET-LOOK-A-LIKE
  • The Socks – I found them while browsing in the Fayette Mall at Forever 21. It was a really great find! You can order it from Forever 21’s website by clicking here: THE SOCKS
  • The Pearls – Were given to me, you can pretty much find peals anywhere these days but to really achieve the vintage aesthetic I would definitely go to your local thrift shops and maybe even Goodwill’s and search at those places! I found a cute pearl earring and necklace set from Macy’s online you can view and purchase by clicking here: Pearl Set
  • The Shoes – I bought these shoes off of Amazon and I can tell you that I have had them since last September. They go amazing with just about ANY vintage inspired outfit I wear! Definitely a great buy if you love Oxford style shoes & vintage. You can view and purchase by clicking here: THE SHOES

That pretty much sums up this look! Below are other dresses I have found that I do plan to collect and wear this Spring:

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Leave a comment below of which dress you would like to wear or check out this season! Or answer this question, Which design do you prefer for spring? Gingham or Polka dots? Let me know! Also feel free to follow me and these styles on Instagram by clicking here: Caitie’s Instagram ! Subscribe to my blog for more fashion! Thank you for reading 🙂

I’m Just a 60’s Witch – 60’s/70’s Inspired Witch Look

Y’all asked for it, I have come to DELIVER!

About a month ago I asked what my Instagram followers would love to see Halloween Character + Era wise and they came up with a 60’s witch. I have also incorporated a 70’s mix vibe into the look. In this blog I will do a breakdown of the items, why I chose them, and will be posting a link for you guys so you can also shop the look. All links are NOT AFFILIATE links. I just love sharing fashion with others so much… Maybe later on I will try out affiliate marketing but right now all of this is for fun! Enjoy the blog and Happy Halloween Season!

The Items and Why I Chose Them & Where to Find Them

All I got were from Amazon and they were on Prime!

The Dress

The dress is one I found a while back when I was looking up 70’s black dresses. As soon as October hit, I KNEW I NEEDED THIS to add to my Fall closet. I thought it would go so well with the look. The dress feels witchy where the sleeves are bell sleeved and they are long, all while the dress ends at mid knee. Belle sleeves have remained top of the list in 1970 though they have originated and been popular even since the year 794 … Back in the Heian period in Japan. For more information about the bell sleeves CLICK HERE.

Amazon Link to Dress – CLICK HERE!

Style Tip: I feel it would be so cute with a clinch belt where it is a dress that is a little boxy and hangs straight down.

The Boots

For the boots I went with the 60’s Go-Go Boot! A perfect staple from the 60’s and the colour black went amazing with this dress. The brand is Ellie Shoes and they recreate amazing vintage shoes. I don’t know about you but when I think of these kind of boots my mind goes straight to Nancy Sinatra and her song, “These Boots Were Made For Walkin'” I just really love that song but it also showcased different styles of boots mainly the go-go boot. To read more about this, CLICK HERE.

Amazon Link to G0-Go Boots – CLICK HERE!

The Wig

Yep, that is correct. I am indeed wearing a wig. I have to give this wig a 10/10. It is perfect. Feels realistic and real, and isn’t too heavy but thick enough to pass as real. When I saw this I felt it was PERFECT for this look. I also thought of that one beauty history fact that talked about passports and hair colour. 1968 was the last year to ask people for their hair colour on passports. Hair colouring was a major trend and became very popular in the 60’s and into the 80’s. Read more about the history of hair dye by CLICKING HERE.

Amazon Link to Wig – CLICK HERE!

Style Tip: The top doesn’t look too fake however, if you have a ton of hair and it is thick then you may want to wear a hat so there isn’t an obvious bump where your real hair lies. Or simply flatten as much as your real hair can get using boppy pins and etc. to put it in perfect place for the wig cap.

The Hat Neck & Ear Accessories

I didn’t get my accessories in time so yeah, that necklace is photoshopped. BUT fear not for I have links to the hat I was going to use as well as the necklace. Picking out the accessories was so groovy yet time consuming. But I always figured gold peace signs went with green very well so that was what I had intended for the necklace. The earrings are from a small business so I will also link where you can find those!

Hat – CLICK HERE.

Necklace – CLICK HERE.

Earrings – CLICK HERE.

For the Makeup I used:

As always thank you for reading I hope everyone has a fantastic and fashionable Halloween! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and say hello!

Vintage Derby Fashion: My Outfit This Year for the 146th Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky derby for many that have grown up in Kentucky has been apart of our traditions for a very long time. Kentucky is known for its beautiful farms, its blue grass, and for being the heart of horse racing. May 17th 1875, Kentucky held its first Kentucky Derby race. It is actually amazing how far the Kentucky Derby has come; you can find more on the history of the Derby by clicking here!

Picture of a race in motion at Churchill Downs Picture source: Click here.

Although the Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville Ky, My photo-shoot with Frame 98 was photographed at Keeneland in Lexington Ky. Fun fact! My grandfather Eldon Cheek actually worked here for many years on and off the track and where he did, they would hold picnics and gatherings and it was just so amazing growing up. Keeneland is honestly my childhood; it was definitely a big part of my life as a kid. Growing up, I have always been fascinated with horses, and I had always dreamed of attending the Derby in person. This year was going to be my first time then Corona-virus just had to ruin it (ha ha but like, corona isn’t funny but I laugh to cope)! But the dresses, the crazy gorgeous hats, and the race itself, so appealing. And this dream is what inspired me to have this shoot at Keeneland. And if you end up liking my outfit or some parts of it, if you read till the end you’ll have a chance to shop my look with direct links (not affiliate links, so no, I am not getting paid to sell you this outfit, but I love fashion and helping others find things they like).

Now let’s get into the outfit & Photos!

Photo by Frame 98

The dress was an Amazon find, but designed and sold by, Belle Poque you can check out their Instagram by clicking here. They specialize in vintage clothing and looks, I adore their store and style!

The head piece and accessories came in one package and were also bought from Amazon; basically everything I will list to complete this outfit can be found via Amazon!

The shoes were designed and bought from Dream Pair Shoes! I often buy their shoes all the time when i need something quick because they will always be the ones I can get 1-day shipping on, which is amazing! I absolutely adored these ones, and they went PERFECT with this dress and the accessories. Check out Dream Pair shoes by clicking here!

Here is where you can find these cute shoes! DIRECT LINK-CLICK HERE!!!

Want the head-piece and pearls!? CLICK HERE-DIRECT LINK!!!

Photo by Frame 98

Lastly, if you are interested in this beautiful vintage dress CLICK HERE-DIRECT LINK!!!

“How was it working with Frame 98?”

I would recommend Frame 98 (Tyler Roberts) to anyone that wants portraits, product shoots or well, really any shoot in general! He was patient, not awkward, very clear in directions and he worked at a steady and professional pace! I 11/10 would recommend, especially to fellow bloggers! You can follow Frame 98 on Facebook by clicking here, and Instagram by clicking here! Below you can find a gallery of the pictures Tyler/Frame 98 took, as well as get different views of the dress in case your curious as to what it looks like from different angles.

All photos in gallery above done by Frame 98 via collaboration. Location: Keeneland.

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