Handspun hand painted yarn, $24 from Moonlightbaker.
Button bracelet, $21 from Mom O Matic.
Ponytail holders, $4.50 from Gazzu.
Necklace, $42 from marie fly fly.
Watercolor, $22 by Karen Faulkner.
Felt pun, $12.75 by Lupin Handmade.
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I’ve been daydreaming lately about throwing a lovely cocktail party, full of fancy dresses, music, laughter and great conversation. Unfortunately, my apartment is barely big enough for my craft supplies, let alone guests. I am undeterred, however; a cocktail party will come my way sooner or later, and when it does, I’ll be ready with the perfect handmade outfit.
Fashion in Hawaii is pretty casual, which means I’ll be extra excited to slip into this gorgeous 1950’s style silk dress by Fiori di Arancio. The high neckline, full skirt, and short sleeves are chic and elegant, while the organza bow adds the perfect touch of sweet. The dress can be made in any color silk, but I love the patterned fabric shown on the model–it’s classic, subtle and sure to turn heads among the little black dresses.
What’s a cocktail dress without the perfect statement-making ring? This bezel set option by Blue Wave Jewelry will add just a little bit of sparkle and modern flair to my vintage-style dress–a fashion juxtaposition, if you will. The different dimensions of this druzy quartz stone will catch the light perfectly, and set it apart from your typical cocktail ring. The oval shape and wide sterling silver bezel setting are classic.
A great clutch is always a must when you’re dressing up for a night out. This simple black option by Designs By Ambiana is made of vegan leather, lined, and includes a small pocket. It’s large enough to hold all of your things, but small enough that it won’t compete with the cocktail dress. The silver purse frame and chain will coordinate perfectly with the silver jewelry, and the pattern on the vegan leather is just the perfect amount of texture.
Now that I have my perfect cocktail party outfit, all I need is an invitation, and a drink!
**The image featured at the top of this article is a photograph by The Bunny Cage.
I know you’ve all been wondering, so I won’t keep you in the dark any longer. Below are some of my favorite scents and all are available in soap form.
But first a question: why can’t I find an intensely scented black licorice bath oil? Am I so weird that I’m the only one in the world who would want such a thing? Am I going to have to learn to make it myself. (Related query: can I cause an explosion this way?) Platinum star to anyone who can point me in a good direction :)
By Adoration Soap:
1. Pink Grapefruit Rounds
4. Marmalade and Musk
5. Green Tea and Cucumber
6. Earl Grey Citrus Tea
11. Sparkling Citrus
12. Red Current and Orange
14. Cherry Almond
2. Chocolate Espresso and Almond Soap Bar by BellaSapone.
8. Black Licorice by Squeaky Queen Soap Lab.
9. Pillow Mint by My Birch.
10. Plum Blossom by Mooka.
15. Anise by Lave-Me! Soap Company.
Stacie May: This is a vintage inspired timeless version of the little black dress. It can be dressed up, worn gothic style, or made casual over some jeans. The dress is made from textured rayon and antique-style ivory lace that is hand cut to shape around the sleeves. Lace is also adorning the unique long “tie” and godets in the bottom for flare.
Vintage-style handmade vegan cake mascara in black or brown. $8 from Twink Beauty.