Hello my loves! I have a VERY SPECIAL surprise for all of you sweethearts out there only it isn’t for couples…its for besties! I have teamed up with PYT Hair to give YOU and your BESTIE the ULTIMATE Valentine’s day gift, their pink polka dot 18-25mm Curling Iron (valued at $600 for you & yours!). See below for more information on the curling irons you and your bestie will win by entering my contest:
+ 1 year Limited Warranty*
To Enter you must do the following:
+Follow @VintageVandal & @PYT_Hair
+Repost the image above (as many times as you like!)
+ Tag your Bestie
Good luck babes! Contest will end on 2/14/16! <3
My newest tutorial is now LIVE! Here, I show you how to do a quick retro style Barbie ponytail with PYT hair. This one is for beginners who want to learn an easy way to do bumper bang hair styles. I hope my video is fun, easy, and informative for all of you who want to learn how to do retro styles on your hair. I don’t have the best lighting or equipment right now but as I go along I am learning different techniques and can promise my videos will get better and better as I go along. Try this style and let me know how it works for you by tagging #vintagevandal. I have a special contest coming soon! <3
There are always cool socials and events in my neighborhood that require you to get dressed up to the nines and I love that because back in the 1950s, no one needed a reason to dress up, they just did. As much as I love NY and the fashion you see on the streets of Manhattan, I still felt limited because I still always felt overdressed when I went to events. Here there are cocktail parties almost every weekend where men wear their dapper suits and women wear their evening dresses and no one feels uncomfortable or overdressed. Anyway, so the other night I wore the “Lillian” dress from Tatyana. It’s a more simple style than I am used to but I was in a mega rush and the color is what dragged me in. It’s an iridescent red and has a lot of potential when accessorizing. I am realizing more and more that bold colors look great on my skin tone and that I should wear more reds, greens, yellows, and royal blues. For this dress, I added black contrasts with a black jumbo pearl necklace, a black bow Tatyana belt, vintage gloves, a Betsey Johnson beaded clutch, and my pleaser mules. Then I put my hair up into a simple pigtail and ran off to the party. See images inside of my complete outfit.
I have been wearing Tatyana a lot lately because I attended one of their annual sample sales. I basically bought everything haha, including this “Merlot” dress. If you haven’t been to one of their sample sales, you are totally missing out! I bought lots of great Tatyana pieces and found some RAD vintage pieces as well.
Back to this dress..I am IN LOVE. One of my favorite colors is burgundy or “ox blood” as most elitist fashionistas would call it. Whatever, its burgundy, and I wear tons of it for both Fall and Winter. So when I came across the Merlot dress from Tatyana, I just had to have it. I love the transparent peek-a-boo knitted top and the thick high-waisted skirt. This dress is pretty warm despite having a transparent top so I was able to wear it all day without feeling uncomfortable. I wore it with my Pleaser mules, Kate Spade purse, cat eye sunglasses, and some vintage gold accessories. It was perfect for the cocktail event I went to later that night. See more images inside! Read More
On this day I had a shoot scheduled with Desert Companion Magazine at Stardust Vintage. So of course, naturally, I went dressed to the nines (as if I don’t do this every day anyway lol). It’s a feature about how I vintage/thrift shop and what kinds of things I look for so I am pretty excited for when it is published and launched around Las Vegas. Stardust Vintage is a really great vintage/antique store so I am also excited to bring more vintage-lovers like myself their way.
The photographer shot me in this awesome pink room they have in the back of the shop where the vintage clothing and negligee is displayed. It has gorgeous painted glass windows and a giant red heart area so I modeled in front of that. I wore the “Vickie” dress from Tatyana, a vintage leopard pillbox hat I bought years ago at a Goodwill, a matching vintage leopard shawl/bakelite earrings I purchased at Glam Factory, and leopard Christian Louboutin shoes. I love animal prints, especially leopard, and wow does leopard look great with the color green. I realize I should definitely wear green more often as the color suits me well. I really can’t wait to play with prints and bold colors all Spring. The year has just begun and I can already say this is one of my favorite outfits! I hope you like it too. Check out the full outfit inside!