Weekly Outfit Roundup: (05/16/2016-05/22/2016)

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First week of summer vacation! Working at noon every day means my outfits generally have to take into account the Arizona sun beating down on me as I walk there. At least my legs will tan? Hard to believe that I was so anti-short even last summer!

Love,

Miss Lark Bahar

Wednesday’s Look

I threw this look together primarily to show off my new Revere Folie Bebe earrings that I finally received in the mail from my giveaway win. So fond of this kind of poodle up-do!

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White Straw Hat with Silver: Etsy shop VeryOaklandVintage
Lipstick: Besame Cosmetics’ Besame Red
Lavender Bebe Earrings: Revere Folie
Gold & White Flower Brooch: Thrifted
Graduated Champagne Pearl Necklace: Vivien of Holloway
1950s Handmade Striped Dress: Thrifted
White Grommet Belt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Cosette Petticoat (x1): Malco Modes
White Heels: Thrifted

Thursday’s Look

Placed my own PUG order for the first time in over a year and made the purchase of their bright blue peasant top and canvas underskirt. Couldn’t wait to take the peasant top out for a run with my favorite striped shorts! I love that they redesigned it so the bust is larger, but was a bit bummed that the waist also seemed a bit larger and the sleeves a bit tighter (though those might just give with time). This might be the brightest outfit I’ve ever put together! And I was happy to find a use for my vintage yellow scarf.

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Yellow Chiffon Scarf: Thrifted
Lipstick: Besame Cosmetics’ Cherry Red
Hoop Earrings: Etsy shop ilovetobuildhoops
Bright Blue Peasant Top: Pinup Girl Clothing
Dole Whip-Inspired Retro “D” Brooch: LilSweetumsBowtique
Black Grommet Belt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Gold Bangle: Poshmark
1950s Striped Shorts: Thrifted
Black Kitten Heels: Thrifted

Friday’s Look

Pardon the poor quality phone photos 😉. Gotta do what you gotta do!

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Orange Earrings: Etsy shop Yoshimi Lab
Lipstick: Besame Cosmetics’ Merlot
Black Marilyn Top: Le Bomb Shop
Vintage-Styled Mickey & Minnie Brooch: Disney Pin
Embossed Western Belt: Vivien of Holloway
Tropical Shorts: Purchased in Turkey
Black Kitten Heels: Thrifted

Saturday’s Look

This outfit was planned around my Deer Arrow and Revere Folie Instagram Giveaway earnings. Take a look at my review of the two items.

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Lavender Bebe Earrings: Revere Folie
Lipstick: Besame Cosmetics’ Cherry Red mixed with Red Velvet
Plastic Fantastic “Eve” Brooch: Deer Arrow
1950s Lavender Dress: eBay
White Grommet Belt: Pinup Girl Clothing
White Heels: Thrifted

Sunday’s Look

Took my new 1950s set out for a run today! I’m 95% positive this outfit was cut for a pre-teen (or a small chested teen) as the bust darts start at my armpits…but what a cute freaking set. The shorts fit me perfectly (and I MEAN perfectly…an inch tighter along the legs and hips and I wouldn’t be able to zip them up), and I’m a sucker for anything that’s made to match. Plus, this is the first outing of my Belle Disney pin, my favorite pin! She’s been sitting around waiting to be worn for ages.

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Lipstick: Besame Cosmetics’ American Beauty
1950s Top & Shorts: Thrifted
Belle & Her Cottage Brooch: Disney Pin
White Grommet Belt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Green, Blue, & White Heels: Nine West

Spotlight Saturday: Deer Arrow & Revere Folie Giveaway Winnings

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As an avid Instagram user, I am not one to shy away from Instagram contests when my favorite shops decide to host them. When Deer Arrow announced theirs last month with a choice between one of their new line of brooches and a pair of earrings from the amazing shop Revere Folie, I knew I had to enter! Although I hadn’t heard of Revere Folie before the contest, the fact that Deer Arrow’s Eve Brooch was a part of the giveaway immediately cinched the deal (you might have caught my Loves & Desires of the Week where I featured Deer Arrow’s designs and particularly focused on the Eve).

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After immediately reposting, I quickly dove into Revere Folie’s Instagram and was absolutely astounded by the designs! The gorgeous art-deco inspired designs quickly caught my eye with their gorgeous gold, silver, and black ultra-glam feel, and I knew that if I won, I would have a difficult time making a choice.

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Although I reposted the giveaway image many a time, I did not anticipate winning (as one rarely does with such large giveaways); needless to say, I was completely astounded as I sat in my broken-down car (which had only minutes ago started SMOKING before my very eyes), and saw that Deer Arrow had tagged me in the cutest video showing my reposted image being chosen! It was a hectic week in my life and this was the sole highlight of it.

As soon as I managed to make my way home and my phone was charged enough, I quelled the little voice in my head making me question my Deer Arrow brooch choice (the blonde is just so gorgeous!), and quickly made my way to Revere Folie’s Etsy after confirming that I could choose any pair of earrings I wanted. As anticipated, it was a tough decision and I decided against the black and silver earrings I was originally drawn to, figuring they would disappear too much in my black hair, and opted instead for the gorgeous Bebe earrings after finding a photo of a lavender version on their Facebook page.

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I gave them my address and about a week later, the two items were on their way to me! As both shops are located outside of the US, I knew that the wait would be long and so forced myself to be patient.

A few days before the up-to-20 day shipping time was about to run out, I decided to double-check my address to make sure that I had given the correct one since it seemed odd that I hadn’t received them yet, and of course, my worries were proven correct. I had given a slightly incorrect address. To my great surprise and joy, I checked the mail this past week and there was the package!!! Waiting for me in all its solidly packaged glory. I quickly contacted Deer Arrow to assure them that I had received my items after all and then opened the package.

The two items inside were absolutely stunning and obviously of very high quality!

What caught my eye immediately after taking in the general beauty of the items, was the lovely way the Deer Arrow Eve brooch let the light shine through along details when held up to the light.

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I quickly planned my outfits around these accessories, first pairing the Revere Folie Bebe earrings with my favorite 1950s handmade dress and my silver and white straw 1950s hat, and quickly noticed how wonderfully light-weight the earrings were! Perfect for someone with extremely sensitive ears.

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….and then I created an outfit where I could show off both items!

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Although the light wasn’t cooperating anywhere my roommate photographer and I tried to take photos, we ended up with a few close-ups that showed off the two beautiful items!

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And as it seemed when I first saw the brooch online, the Eve brooch is essentially a pale version of me!  Down to the black hair, cocked brow, green eyes, and accentuated mole.

I am so ecstatic about having won this giveaway still and can’t thank Deer Arrow and Revere Folie enough! I will definitely be back for more and already have my eye on a few items that I now know are DEFINITELY worth the international shipping for.

If you’re interested in high-quality, intricately beautiful brooches, and light-weight, gorgeously glamorous earrings, I would definitely take a peek at Deer Arrow and Revere Folie‘s shops! And if you’ve been hesitating….stop hesitating and take the plunge! These items are so worth the cost, even if you’re an international customer.

Love,

Miss Lark Bahar

 

Loves & Desires of the Week: Deer Arrow Brooches

Hello everyone!

This is the space where I’ll be sharing any range of items, styles, brands, etc. that I’ve fallen in love with that I would love to see in my own wardrobe.

Today’s Love & Desire is Deer Arrow brooches!  They began with a simple set of retro wooden brooches and it seemed like everyone was touting their iconic milkshake brooches. I’ve watched as they’ve expanded and grown, and now their line of wooden and acrylic brooches feature designs ranging from their original classic retro designs to Disney-inspired brooches. There’s something for all brooch wearers and they’re constantly adding new pieces – but hurry! They sell out fast.

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These past few days, Deer Arrow’s dropped a line of brooches inspired by vintage Barbie dolls and classic actresses that’s immediately bumped Deer Arrow brooches to the top of my want list. The brunette-inspired Barbie brooch, called Eve, particularly caught my eye as – aside from the porcelain complexion – she could be my twin! Eye color, hair color and style, mole, and everything. And in a cinch, she could double as a Liz Taylor.

I mean look at that…thrown on a diamond necklace, and we’re twinzies, right?

While the Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn brooches seem to have sold out as quickly as they were put on the site (a common occurrence on Deer Arrow since their items are so lust-worthy), the brunette and blonde Barbie brooches are still available for AU$35.00.

I’ve been lusting after their pieces for ages now and hope to one day take the plunge to add a few Deer Arrow brooches to my collection. Although Deer Arrow is an Australian company, they have a list of stockists on their site that include companies like Pinup Girl Clothing and Vintage Pip.

Here’s a selection of my personal favorites that I would love to one day add to my collection!

Love,

Miss Lark Bahar