Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Husbands for Rent

 Dress: Pricilla Dress in Rose Bouquet by Queen of Heartz (size 28) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Cardigan: Merona, thrifted
Shoes: Bandolino, thrifted
Purse: Vintage, thrifted
Earring: etXarte
Necklace: Vintage pin on a vintage chain 
Bracelet: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
My first dress from this brand, Queen of Heartz...I loved the unexpected color combination...the deep shades of red against the soft blue background. This dress runs a bit big...I'm wearing the 28 here & I suspect the 26 would be a better fit for me, maybe even a 24. This sleeveless dress with a deep scooped back is an all season dress...the ponte knit is a nice weight & the skirt has a lot of flare. I'm thrilled to have worn it in a cooler month so I could add a cardigan to bring out more of the darker color (or hide some of the pastel?)...also, to cover up the fact that I'm swimming in it. 
A bit 50s housewife? A vintage bag to help up that vibe. 
You can see the outline of the back scoop...also, there is a pointless zipper. 
First indoor market of the season...blustery day. Afterwards I went to a studio warehouse sale where several artists were moving out of their workspace...I found a heavy rolling rack & a pair of elephant bookends. 
The next day the girlie & I had tickets to see a play, 4,000 miles. I put the wrong time in my calendar...& since I had an hour to kill...I wandered through the holiday art fair they were having in the building (The Overture Center). This mixed media artist, Gena Ollendieck, was my favorite...
These hats by Hats-O-Fancy were whimsical & well made...look how lovely the fabrics are inside...I adore that attention to detail. I'm regretting not talking with the creator more since there doesn't appear to be anywhere online to purchase her beauties...but she's here in I am sure to run into her again. 

Elephant & Piggie!!! Apparently this is a children's book series...but as these are my two favorite animals (after dogs, of course)...I may have to go see this play. 
There was an art exhibit of old movie posters & photographs of actors outside the playhouse. I want to see The Tigress & Husbands for Rent...don't those sound fun?! Also, that photo of Alice Brady, circa 1925...I want her entire outfit. 

4,000 Miles...what a beautiful comedy/drama about connection...if you get a chance to see it, go. 
After the show cocktails at Gib's. 
My make-up with this outfit included...Kat von D eyeshadow in Rewind; Urban Decay eyeshadow in Gash, Alchemy, Junkshow, & Buzz; NYX (last shadow in the third row) The Brights palette; NYX Russian Red lipstick; Golshan lipstick by Nars; & We The Female nail polish by OPI.


  1. I think the rolling rack might be the Raskog from IKEA. I cannot tell you how much I love mine. It holds all my cling wrap and alfoil and baking paper in such a handy spot which I could not use at all before I had the Raskog. :)

    If you google the name of it you will find a lot bloggers love that thing and have a lot of posts about how you can use it. ;) That is how I first found out about it and decided I wanted one. Mine is teal and things at IKEA cost a bit more here, it was something like $70.

    Do you ever get to IKEA? I have a friend who lives in WI and he goes to the one in Chicago quite often. :)

    1. That *is* the IKEA rack...I should have mentioned that. The artist who sold it to me told me & she used it to store all her paint. $10 for both the rack & bookends....quite a bargain. I go to the one in Chicago too...I love them for storage options. Teal sounds much more fun than boring grey...also, I think I may need this rack in this copper color...