Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pressed flower wall art

Hello again! Today I had such a busy day. I took these pictures this morning right before I headed out the door. For Valentine's Day, my love of four years got me my favorite flowers which are daisies. I hated to see them die so I decided to find a way to keep them alive (kinda). I decided to press them and put them in a pretty frame to hang in my room. I did this yesterday, before I decided to blog again, so I didn't show step-by-step pictures of how I did it. I also made the one beside it almost a year ago. It's my favorite Pablo Picasso quote. I still have more pressed flowers to work with if you'd like to see how I did it! Just comment below if you would like a step-by-step blog post of how I did this! 

On a personal note, I'm not sure if I will be doing outfit posts anymore. Today I tried on a couple dresses, and I definitely felt insecure about trying on clothes, and I have NEVER felt this way. Maybe it was a bad day to try on clothes. Shopping use to be more fun for me! I think today just wasn't my day for it. Do you guys ever feel this way sometimes?

-The Girl in the Vintage Dress

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Boho, dreamy bedroom inspiration

Hello, everyone! I am back...again LOL! This is probably the second or third try I've had at blogging, and I haven't been good at sticking with it. 

This started out as a fashion blog. I had such a huge passion for clothing and vintage. I started following other top fashion blogs and the pressure to be perfect definitely hit me, and I think that's why I have quit blogging a couple times. These top fashion bloggers had Chanel bags, Christian Louboutins, and Burberry trench coats in their blog posts. I felt this pressure to be like them. It felt so unrelatable. I was a teenager then, and I still consider myself one. I didn't have the budget to have those things. I also have nothing against them for being able to own those things. Go them! I just feel as if blogs nowadays paint this unrealistic fantasy. That's why this blog never worked for me, but now I'm going back to my passion of just sharing what I love and just going with it! I have decided to actually have fun with this blog. There will be random snapshots of things that inspire me throughout the day. I also want to interact with those of you who do read my blog. I need some more friends in my life! I feel like blogging is a dying industry because it's not relatable. I definitely want to be more relatable. I mean, let's be real: the nicest piece of clothing I own is from Free People and that's when it was on sale (LOL)! Of coarse, my pictures will look pretty and nice but don't let them fool you. My life (and bedroom) is pretty messy. I do want to create content that makes other people happy, you know? I LOVE that feeling when I see a YouTube video or a blog post that really inspires me and just makes me happy. 

To start off this new and improved blog idea, I am posting a few pictures of my most favorite place on Earth: my bed. In February, I bought these fairy lights at Target, and I feel as if they make my room look so cozy. I love hopping into bed, plugging in my lights, and lighting a candle. I sometimes cozy up to a book (which make these lights perfect for) or I close my eyes and listen to music. I recently redid my entire room a year or two ago (I can't remember when exactly), and I am just so happy with the way it turned out! It really represents my style. After I graduated high school, I felt as if I were a different person, and I felt as if I needed a change. The walls that were once bubblegum pink now look like french toast. I love it! The blue pillow is from T.J Maxx and the yellow pillow I bought at a thrift store (I believe someone made it). Anyway, this post is WAY too long. Signing off for now, as it is past midnight.

(Casually reading an old issue of Glamour magazine because Taylor Swift is in it!)

-The Girl in the Vintage Dress

Saturday, October 18, 2014

September Beauty Buys

Hello, long, lost friends! It has been a while since I have done a post. It has been over a year ago to be exact. I missed the joys of blogging even though I had given up on it. I obviously do not quit easy. I'm going to do posts of things I am genuinely passionate about, and I hope you enjoy it. I bought a lot of beauty-related things in September, and I happen to love them all. Below I will provide my personal reviews about each item. Enjoy.

Anastasia Brow Wiz Skinny Brown Pencil (in Soft Brown): I have struggled with my eyebrows ever since high school. They have been over-plucked and waxed many times. Over a year ago I made the best decision of my life, and decided to not touch them for at least 6 months. They look 10x better, but there are a few places that need help and this does the trick. I love how small the tip is and there is a spooly end! It doesn't create any harsh lines (when using small, brush strokes to create the appearance of brow hair). I mostly love how natural it looks when applied.

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss (in the shade Sweetheart and Pink Frost): My lips look like glass when I use these! I'm not usually one to go for lip gloss or anything mega-shiny, but they are so beautiful on.

Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Mascara: My favorite has always been Maybelline's Rocket Volume Mascara but I decided to give this one a go. Not going to lie, I was drawn to the packaging at first but this mascara is great. My lashes look so gorgeous when I use this!

Batiste Dry Shampoo: My all-time favorite dry shampoo. I have bought it so many times! My hair smells great afterwords. It feels fresh and clean like I just took a shower. It also gives my hair some volume (bonus points)!

Rimmel London Stay Matte Long-Lasting Pressed Powder (in the shade Translucent): I noticed last month that my T-zone was looking a bit shiny, and I knew I needed to buy something to keep the shine down throughout the day. This works very well. It may be a little shiny at the end of the day, but it does the job.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick (in Pink Chic): Was it the name or the color? I absolutely love this lipstick! A gorgeous shade!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner- I was hesitant about buying this liner. One of my friends had bought it and never used it much, so she ended up giving it to me. I used it all September, and loved it! Although I must say, it runs out of ink sometimes. This only happened two or three times (probably if I messed up). Overall, the product is wonderful. It makes a feline cat-eye a piece of cake.

Thanks for stopping by and check for more posts to come! Also, can we appreciate how gorgeous Cara Delevingne is on the front cover of Allure's October issue?

-The Girl In The Vintage Dress

Sunday, September 8, 2013

9.8.13 photo diary

Hi, everyone! This weekend my mamaw came to visit us, and we had a lovely time. We went antiquing and Saturday night we had a bonfire with a couple of my family members at the lake. It was fun to eat hot dogs, s'mores, and homemade candy from a local candy shop. It was honestly fun spending the last few days of the summer doing some of my favorite things I love. I am super excited for fall to come though. Bittersweet.

Love the idea of using a seashell to hold little bracelets & earrings.

I love vintage cameras. I have no idea why.

Vintage jewelry is beautiful. So unique!

 I love to pick up some bark during Christmas time. Cherry & lemon are the best.

I loved the breeze on my neck once the sun set on the lake!

Love my milkmaid braid

I also love American Eagle's boyfriend jeans.

I hope you also had a great weekend too!

-The Girl In The Vintage Dress

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Friday, August 23, 2013

DIY: Remodeling a 70s jewelry box

Hello, everyone! So sorry I have been away! I started college for the first time this week. I am going into Business Administration so I can open up a vintage boutique one day. I have been so busy already, but I haven't forgot about the blog. Recently I discovered a thrift shop close to home and while I was shopping, I noticed this old, jewelry box. I have been redoing my room and all of my things have been moved around. I eventually ran out of places to put my jewelry. The box was almost perfect, but it was brown and the fabric inside the drawers was old and stained. I didn't buy it at first because of its condition. Later, I kept thinking about what I could do to make the box look better. I decided I could paint it. I also wanted to redo the inside of the drawers by replacing the stained, yellow fabric with floral scrapbook paper by using Modge Podge. I bought it the next day for $5! My mom thought it was from the 70s (typical of me to pick out something from the 70s, since I love that era so much). After a few painting sessions (I used all-purpose acrylic paint from a local craft store) and a little Modge Podge, it goes to show that a little TLC goes a long way.


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Flowers in her hair

So yesterday I was at my best friend's house, Courtney, and I was reading her Seventeen magazine. I believe all kinds of magazines have so much information for new ideas so I read any kind I can get my hands on. I already read Seventeen's June/July issue but I wanted to flip through it again in-case I had missed anything. I'm glad I did because I discovered a new hair style that I really love! All you do is twist a couple sections of your hair & pin it! The fun part is pinning it with all sorts of fun hair accessories! You should definitely try this! Sweet & simple!

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Prom 2013: Vegas baby

Hope you enjoy my pictures from my last & lovely prom.

Dress: Jovani