360 Vintage Designs, Virginia Beach

ATTENTION ALL VINTAGE LOVERS If you’re in the Hampton Roads area I highly recommend you stop by 360 Vintage Designs in Virginia Beach. I discovered this gem last weekend after finding their info on Facebook. This boutique has the largest authentic vintage collection in the area, with selections for both men and women. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind clothing, shoes and accessories ranging through all decades 360 Vintage Designs has it all! It pretty much covers everything my heart desires from a vintage shop: sequin dresses, cozy sweaters, big hats, statement jewelry, fanny packs, EVERYTHING!  Along with the amazing selection and affordable prices, I also enjoyed the shopping experience. As I browsed through the racks old jazz music played from an antique radio, giving me the ultimate nostalgic feeling. The owner, Tracey Langford, was very friendly and helpful. She directed me towards the plus size section and pulled some of her favorite pieces. Tracey also gave me a quick preview of a few items that were going on the sales floor soon. 360 Vintage Designs is by far the best vintage shop in town, its worth a visit. Tell a friend, bring a friend.

360 Vintage Designs Owner, Tracey Langford

360 Vintage Designs Owner, Tracey Langford

 

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“Old Hollywood Glamour” Event Recap

Last weekend my dear friend Aubrena and I hosted a fashion and beauty master class at Nordstrom in MacArthur Mall. I truly enjoyed collaborating with her because not only is she my best friend, but also she’s a super talented make up artist for Smashbox cosmetics. In our master class we discussed how to create Old Hollywood Glamour looks for the modern woman. I opened the class with styling tips including some of my favorite retro looks from Nordstrom. The polka dot halter dress is my favorite! Then Aubrena demonstrated how to use SMASHBOX  cosmetics to create the perfect retro cateye look. She also taught us tips and tricks for everyday makeup application. This class was super fun and I enjoyed every minute of it!

Poplin Shirt dress

 

 

 

Special THANK YOU to the ladies that attended the event. I enjoyed meeting you all!

Special THANK YOU to the ladies that attended the event. I enjoyed meeting you all!

Me & Aubrena

Me & Aubrena

Retro makeover by Aubrena

Retro makeover by Aubrena

 

Also, check out 5 Retro Tips with Smashbox Cosmetics from my fellow VA Bloggers Club member, Jonna on Naturally-Glam. Thanks for the support!

Back to the 90s

Ahead of the Curve Bloggers is a collective of plus-size bloggers of varying shapes, sizes and styles. Once a month we choose a new fashion theme and show you different interpretations of it on our blogs. This month’s topic is “Back to School”.

My Back to School look is inspired by of one of the most popular sitcoms of the 90’s, “Saved by the Bell”. This hit show took place at fictional Bayside High School in California, and touched on important issues concerning the youth of our nation. The stars of the show were Zack (the heart throb) A.C. Slater (the jock) , Kelly (the popular cheerleader), Lisa (the gossiping fashionista), Screech(the nerd), & Jessie (the brainy feminist). Together these teenagers have made their mark in history as 90s pop icons.

The leading ladies of Saved by the Bell  had distinctively different personalities and style, but they all captured memorable fashions of the early 90s. Kelly Kapowski’s enviable collection of crop tops, Lisa Turtle’s knack for color-blocking, and Jessie Spano’s impeccable hair accessories are just a few of the fashion staples featured on the show.

   

Here’s my Saved by the Bell inspired look. Bright colors and bold prints dominated early 90’s fashion, and this Leslie Fay graffiti print top embodies that era. I paired it with a purple skirt, club master sunglasses, and pink earrings. Now I’m all geared up to hang out with the gang at “The Max” (in my dreams ..lol)

Click on the pic below to see how my fellow bloggers from Ahead of the Curve styled their back to school looks!

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Get Ready for Fall Fashion

Fall is right around the corner and now is the time to update your wardrobe! Seasons are changing and the days will grow cooler soon. Before you start shopping for new clothes, a summer-to-fall closest change over is necessary. Raid your closet and pack away all things summer. This also the perfect time to purge old clothes that have been collecting dust. If you a haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it! Don’t try it on, don’t think twice, just toss it in a bag and drop it off at the nearest thrift store.

Now that you have space in your closet for new fabulous fall fashion, the next step is to create a shopping list. If you’re on a budget, this is the best way to stay on target and spend wisely. First list the must-have pieces that you will NEED, such as sweaters, scarves, leggings and boots. These are the items to focus on buying first. Then list items you want to splurge on, such as that irresistible leather skirt or those funky platform heels. If you’re behind on the latest trends get inspiration from your favorite blogs and magazines.

The hard work is out of the way, now it’s time to have fun and SHOP! Transitioning to the next season can be costly, but there are a few ways to cut corners and save money. You can find basics such as scarves, sweaters and denim in thrift stores for a fraction of the amount you would spend in an expensive department store. Also, when shopping in thrift stores you are more likely you find unique, one-of-kind pieces. Ross, TJ Max and Marshall’s are also great stores with massive discounts and the latest trends. Fall is all bout layers so rack up on pieces that are easy to mix and match to help you create multiple looks. Even though the temperature will be cooling down, you can still look HOT!