Weekly Outfit Roundup: (03/20/2017-03/26/2017)

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Hello all!

So much has happened since my last post. I’ve been feeling out a variety of jobs ranging from a full-time position at a call center to a part time position working for Ulta as I try to balance my interests with the need to make a living, leaving me little time for my blog. I’m hoping this hectic time in my life will soon straighten itself out so I can really plunge back into my blog and commit to it like I was able to when a student.

That said, as I’ve wholeheartedly committed to my position with Ulta, my wardrobe is going to be undergoing a bit of a change. With a wardrobe that must be black (or black and white) for the role, I’m hoping to switch my wardrobe to one with a more 1940s focus so I can properly play up the colorful accessories – aka hats – I plan to don for my shifts. While I’ll wear my normal, colorful garb on off days, you can bet that I’m using this opportunity as a little push to start truly experimenting with ’40s hair and fashions as I’ve been debating doing for ages. I’m almost as excited for this as I am for the actual job!

Anyway, without further ado, here’s my last week of full, slap-you-in-the-face, brightly colored wardrobe images.

Enjoy!

Love,

Miss Lark Bahar

 

Tuesday’s Look

This was the day I decided to quit my full-time position in order to join the Ulta team, and wanted to go out with a bang in one of my favorite outfits that includes Vance Clothing’s marvelous hand-painted Hercules skirt she made for me.

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Lipstick: Besame Cosmetics’ Noir Red
Holly’s Hoop Earrings in Purple Glitter: Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Purple Striped Top with Scarf: Etsy shop MissSarahBelle
Purple Grommet Belt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Hand-Painted Custom Hercules Skirt: Vance Clothing
Purple Heels with Gold Embellishment: Thrifted

Wednesday’s Look

I realized upon accepting the Ulta position that I have…very little plain black in my wardrobe, so my roomie and I quickly went thrifting downtown to look for clothes for me to wear. Walking around outside naturally meant bringing out the summer clothes for our warm weather. I was honestly surprised I still fit into this set, considering my weight gain the last few months. Thank goodness I did! One of my favorite looks. Casual ’50s is so underrated in the vintage and pinup community these days, if you ask me.

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Lipstick: Besame Cosmetics’ Wild Orchid
Peter Rabbit Brooch: Etsy shop LaviniasTeaParty
1950s Top & Shorts: Thrifted
Olive Grommet Belt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Yellow, Green, & Light Brown Bangles: Buffalo Exchange
Brown Straw Purse: Thrifted
Green, Blue, & White Heels: Nine West

Saturday’s Look

I volunteered to help a local shop vend at our local Street Fair, so once again, had to prepare for lots of heat and sweat. I certainly stood out in a shop that primarily sells black clothes! But I’ve been DYING to wear this custom made dress since I received it months ago and couldn’t pass up the opportunity…particularly knowing my upcoming wardrobe color restrictions.

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Lipstick: Besame Cosmetics’ Red Velvet with just a touch of Cherry Red to darken the shade
Ebony Earrings in Pearlescent Dark Blue: Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Black Horse Brooch: Gifted
Custom Penelope Dress: Etsy shop HeartsandFound
Black Olive Grommet Belt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Yellow, Green, & Light Brown Bangles: Buffalo Exchange
Teal Bangle: Gifted
Cosette Petticoat (x1): Malco Modes
Black Heels with Gold Embellishment: Thrifted

Sunday’s Look

Another day with the Street Fair as my destination, so broke out my Marilyn tops “officially.”

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Lipstick: Besame Cosmetics’ Wild Orchid
Fuoco Nelle Vene Passion Hair Flower: Belle Blossoms
Hoop Earrings: Etsy shop ilovetobuildhoops
Red Marilyn Top: Le Bomb Shop
Custom Hand-Embroidered Esmeralda Brooch: Etsy shop 221Broderie
Jenny Skirt in Lavender Lips & Roses: Pinup Girl Clothing
Gold Bangle: Poshmark
Red Heels: Thrifted

Read our lips – you’re in love! My New Vance Clothing Hercules Skirt

Though my love for Belle is limitless, I have to say that Meg has always been the gal who struck me as the most relatable. I’m more than convinced that we are – as Anne of Green Gables would say – kindred spirits. From her sharp, sarcastic wit, to her initial refusal to give Hercules the time of day, to her weak ankles, I’ve always identified with her most of the Disney girls and always felt it a grave mistake that the whole film is so underrepresented when it comes to merchandising. Although I had a whole slew of ideas when the lovely Zoe from Vance Clothing agreed to paint me a skirt, I finally settled on one of my favorite scenes of all time, Meg’s definitive “I Won’t Say I’m in Love.”

I’ve always loved that she’s quite obviously a romantic – just a romantic who respects her own well-being more than any sort damaging relationship that might get in her way. I love seeing the turmoil raging inside her during this song, and the brilliant muses (talk about underrepresented!) are the icing on the cake and the  cherry on top. Plus, I asked Zoe to feature the muses when they’re shown as busts instead of full-body – a nod from the film toward the Haunted Mansion statues and an opportunity I couldn’t pass up!

So without further ado, I present to you her wonderful skirt in action!

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And of course, I had to pair my skirt with my Hercules & Meg Disney pin 😉

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Just check out those details on the skirt!

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Aside from the adorable paint job, I was pleasantly surprised by what a full skirt Zoe sewed for me. Although I could have worn one, I opted out of any sort of petticoat today as I felt the voluminous material already had enough structure to give the same illusion. The skirt was sewn well and I have no worries that it will fall apart on me (as some custom items have made me feel). I will note that, as the design is painted on the fabric by hand, it’s definitely much stiffer than if it was a preconceived textile. It wrinkles much easier than plain fabrics, but that’s also part of what eliminates the need for a petti!

If you’d like to contact Zoe about a hand-painted skirt of your own, you can get in touch with her via her Instagram!

I can definitely feel an addiction coming on and have even contemplated painting some of my own skirts since there’s no way I could afford the whole slew of ideas I have!

Love,

Miss Lark Bahar