Summer Vibes with Unique Vintage - Hamilton Dress

Unique Vintage sent me a special dress to style, and I must say, it is a new favorite of mine.  The Hamilton Dress screams summer to me and comes in several different color ways.  I choose the black/white color way.

I decided to style this dress with hints of red, and a few of my favorite summer time staples.  Red Espadrilles, and big hair flower and a snood.

Southern Missouri summers can be kind of brutal.  We have heat AND humidity, and right now, that is exactly what we are experiencing.  A hair snood is a simple way to keep medium to long hair off your neck and back to help stay cool, and it is a 'vintage; way to not just throw your hair into a ponytail.

The Hamilton Dress is a light weight cotton and has a very full skirt.  If it were not 90+ degrees here, I would say it would be lovely to pair it with a petticoat to showcase the fullness of the skirt, but alas I forgo petticoats in the summer because it is too damn hot.

If you are between sizes, or have a large bust, I recommend to size up in this dress style.  While the bust line is forgiving, it is tight.  I ordered an XL to accommodate my bust measurement.  The waist was a little big, but I don't mind, I a usually belt all dresses.

As far as dressing for this style, you cannot go wrong with red, red lips and a big cat eye.

The Hamilton Dress is on the website for $88 right now, and some of the other color ways are on sale! Be sure to check it out.

I will be posting another blog about how to style this dress a little less classic and how to transition this closet staple into fall, or cooler weather.

Wedding Week: Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding Vibes with Angry Young and Poor

Angry Young and Poor so graciously provided my dress for the rehearsal dinner.  If you are not familiar with this company, please click over and get to know them!  It is a small business that has been dedicated to the punk rock / alt side of things since 1995.

I selected a black off the shoulder dress by Lucky 13.  The Loren Dress comes in black, plum, or midnight blue.  It does have give/stretch, but order a size up, as in my opinion it runs small.  It is currently $77 online through angry young and poor website.

This dress is really pretty, and can be glammed up, to the nines, or dressed demure.  I chose to attach a spider brooch at the bust line to repeat similar image from my wedding dress.

AY&P also provide braces and a Kustom Kreeps tie for my groom.  The braces come in a variety of colors and start at $12.  Johnny chose a black pair to go with the "creepy" theme.

The Kustom Kreeps Grave Digger Tie was a big hit, and one I a sure he will wear again.  It is available for $7 right now online.
Photo by Shantelle Young
Photo by Shantelle Young
Photo by Shantelle Young
If you are looking to outfit yourself or your bridal party for any part of your wedding, please keep Angry Young and Poor in mind.  Sometimes it is hard to remember that you don't have to shop at Men's Warehouse or David's Bridal, because that seams to be the push as soon as your get engaged.

Stay Sweet,
Katty Delux

Wedding Week: Reception Extras and Party Favors

Photo by Shantelle Young

We officially did it! We are married and have been for a week now!  It has been a lot of fun, and we could not have done it without the help of some very important vendors.

I wrote last week about using your favorite companies to help you get splendid gifts for your bridal party, and your reception is no different.  We went a totally non-traditional route with our wedding, and you should know that means we did exactly what we wanted.

Our reception was hosted at Civil Kitchen, in Springfield MO, and we decorated with what I like to call Halloween in June, or something a little "creepy".  

Sourpuss Clothing provided the skull planters and creep cookie plates.  They looked perfect for our creepy theme, and are know serving purpose as decor in our living room.  

The planters are $19 right now and come in black or red.  You could fill them with planters, like we did, or candy!

The creep plates are on sale right now for $8 a each and are a fun addition to any house. I may have to get some more, just to eat on.

The tombstone sign was created by an IG friend, Future Mrs. Design, who works with all types of mediums to custom create items for your wedding, gifts, or just fun little trinkets.

 And lastly, our cookies are hand created by another small business owner, Fancy Paperie, who does cookies and beautiful papers, invitations, and cards.

I loved that we got to support small business and also use companies that we know and love!  Don't worry there is more to come with a few other companies that we worked with for a wedding.

Stay Sweet,
Katty Delux