December Must Haves

December Must Haves 
I am so excited to share a list of some of my favorite items for a Perfect Holiday Look from some my favorite boutiques & online shops. I really love getting all dolled up for the Holidays especially during December, I love to wear all the shades of forest green & jolly red. Last year I received a really great response to my " October Must Haves " blog post so I thought a Holiday edition would be perfect for those looking for some holiday glamour inspiration.
THE PRETTY DRESS CO | This gorgeous Gigi Tartan Red Swing Dress shown above is from The Pretty Dress Co is the perfect Holiday dress! They are one of my favorite UK based shops & their dresses are so beautiful made with high quality in mind. 
BESAME COSMETICS | I recently received this amazing Limited Edition Disney x Besame Cosmetics Mickey Mouse Lipsticks & Mirror Set that I absolutely LOVE! It comes with a darling Mickey Mouse mirror compact with a 1930s inspired Mickey Mouse illustration & two beautiful pigmented lipstick inspired by the famous mouse himself. 
In the photo above I am wearing the Mickey Red Lipstick & the in the image below I am wearing the 
Sheer BlackBerry lipstick in Ink & Paint. Did I mention Ink & Paint adjusts to your body's natural pH balance COOL huh?!
VIXEN BY MICHELINE PITT | This stunning Starlet Wiggle from Vixen By Micheline Pitt is a holiday dream dress!!
 I am so glad I grabbed it in this stunning crushed velvet navy blue unfortunately this color is no longer available but it does come in four other colors such as Hunter Green, Black Velvet, Gold, & a Leopard print. 
CHARLIESTONESHOES | If your like me & you want your casual footwear to be just as fancy as your outfit CharlieStoneShoes is the place to shop. I adore their vintage inspired flats, I actually have six pairs because I am obsessed with how stylish & comfortable they are. This is their Toscana style in Dark Green 
ASH-LASH | I am defiantly a lash girl & my lovely friend Ashlynn has her own line of soft luxury faux mink lashes they are soft, with a thin band. This style is named after the 1950s Icon " MARILYN " a wispy lash with a cat eye effect. 
Her lashes make for the perfect stocking stuffer!
MAGIC MOUSE EARS | The most magical holiday Mickey ears make for the perfect little hair accessory wether you are heading to the parks or enjoying a disney classic at a family holiday get together. MagicMouseEars makes the most fun & darling Mickey Mouse ears, every ear is hand crafted with love & a made with quality in mind. Her ears are extremely popular & worth every penny! 
MISS CANDY FLOSS | I love this brand so much more than half of my wardrobe is from MissCandyFloss I love wearing this designs wether its for work or fun a fun day out. This Tartan Christmas print is the perfect dress for a holiday get together! 

I hope you check out these amazing shops, & I can't wait to start my next blog post about 
my Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays!
x, MissVintageLady

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The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red
It's November which means I will be reviewing a lot of trousers & coats so get ready for it! I am really excited about today's blog feature because I am reviewing this gorgeous Red Cape Coat from ShopXiaolizi, I found their shop while browsing Etsy! I am so excited after watching an episode of Riverdale & seeing Cheryl Blossom in a red coat similar to this one I knew I needed to have one too. ShopXiaolizi has quite the collection of hand made coats, jackets, trousers, & they are all so beautifully made. I love that this shop is family operated & that they were inspired by their mother to create a one of kind studio offering tailor made quality designs. 
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This gorgeous vintage inspired Red Coat is one of a kind one & beautifully made, this style features a detachable caplet, a collar, four buttons, pockets, & a high low hem. This coat is made out of a soft wool blend fabric & the quality is amazing, I have found with some wool fabrics that they can be quite itchy but this material is soft & itch free. The inside is lined with a matching red polyester fabric, the skirt is pleated with a drop hem front creating a beautiful feminine silhouette. I love how elegant this coat is & I look forward to wearing it all winter long! My favorite detail is the detachable caplet, I love jackets with capes there is something about that detail that makes it look so darling & chic. 
I had this coat custom made in my specific measurements because I am usually in between sizes, I am also on the shorter side so I was concerned about how the length in the back & how the hem would look. Their customer service is amazing they sent me over their measurement guide so that I could measure myself properly, they also talked to me about the fit of this specific style. When I received the coat I tried it on with a long sleeve blouse, because I wanted to make sure I was able to wear dresses & blouses underneath. The sleeves are a little long but I actually don't mind because it makes it easier for me to push them up without causing any tightening in the arms. The bust & waist area are a perfect fit even with a long sleeve blouse underneath, overall the coat is very comfortable & will definitely keep me warm on those cooler days ahead. I can't wait for it to finally get colder so that I can wear this beauty more often!
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x, MissVintageLady

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40s Americana

1940s Americana 
Happy November 1st everyone I hope you had an amazing Halloween! To be honest I am sad to see October go I really love all the delicious Pumpkin treats & spooky cute decorations at Disneyland. A lot of my favorite pumpkin treats have already been replaced by Peppermint treats which really makes me sad, so long yummy pumpkin scones you will be missed. On the bright side with October leaving us we are getting closer to cooler autumn like weather which as you all know is my favorite season. The weather was kind to us today so I thought it would be the perfect day to try out my new 1940s inspired Americana Button Jacket from The House of Foxy
I love 1940s fashion especially when it comes to jackets, coats, trousers, & dresses the fit/flare design is so flattering for my petite frame plus the styles are pretty comfortable too. I feel the most confident in 1940s trousers & blouses there is something about men's inspired clothing that makes me feel like a femme fatale maybe it's because one of my favorite Old Hollywood Starlets Marlene Dietrich broke the mold in women's fashion where trousers on women were not a common trend. When I came across the 40s Americana jacket it reminded me of an Agent Carter scene from the film Captain America: The First Avenger. In one of the scenes she wore a WWII cropped wool jacket with a skirt & I remember loving that even though the jacket was considered masculine Agent Carter still had a polished feminine look even in what was considered a mens style jacket. 
I love that this The House of Foxy jacket is based off of the American headstock jacket from the wartime, you can see that they kept some of the authentic styling such as the 40s collar & the bishop style sleeve with the button cuff. The 40s Americana jacket is so beautiful in person & well made the inside is lined with a gorgeous mustard yellow rayon crepe material while the outside is a top quality tweed weave wool enhanced with light brown stitching & darling buttons. One of my favorite details on this jacket is the nipped waist & the front pockets with a top stitch detail. The fit is spot on I followed their size chart recommendations & I am very pleased with the fit. To be honest I wouldn't mind owning this jacket in every color it came in, that is how much I love it. 

x, MissVintageLady

40s Americana Jacket : The House of Foxy

1953 Mermaid Lagoon

1953 Mermaid Lagoon
I am so excited to announce Besame Cosmetics newest Disney collection 1953 Mermaid Lagoon a collection inspired by the iconic Mermaid scene in Disney's 1953 Classic Peter Pan. I am sure a lot of you know I am a huge Disney fan & one of my favorite films from the early Disney era is Peter Pan, when I was younger I wanted to fly to Neverland & visit the Mermaid Lagoon. The mermaids are so beautiful & pretty feisty if you ask me, but I really love the whole aesthetic of the Lagoon the color palette is so dreamy in Technicolor. Became Cosmetics teamed up with Disney to bring us another visually striking collection with gorgeous eyeshadows, lipsticks, & more inspired by the Inks & Paints used to create the Mermaids. 

One of my favorite Female Disney Color Artists is Mary Blair, she has helped create some of the most beautiful Disney Films in the early 1940s to the 1950s such as Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland, Cinderella & she was even requested by Walt Disney himself to work on the attraction "It's a Small World". This Limited Edition Collection will be available November 3rd & 4th at the Dapper Day Expo, & Online at Besame Cosmetics boutique November 5th
To shop the Collection at the Dapper Day Expo you will need to tickets to enter, the expo is located in the Disneyland Hotel. 
When I first received this package I had no idea what was inside I just knew it was Besame Cosmetics new Disney Collection. When I opened the box I was greeted with teal & pink tissue paper, followed by shimmering packaging & behold it was the 1953 Mermaid Lagoon collection. I can definitely say Besame never disappoints when it comes to packaging, the Peter Pan Mermaid Lagoon boxes are stunning in person & I was extra careful when opening the boxes. The lipstick packaging features a mermaid on the side, with the name of the collection, & at the bottom it features a clam shell in the same hue as the lipstick with the shades name. Moving on to the Bronzer & Pearl Shimmer packaging, they both have clam shell cutouts displaying the clam shell products beautifully. Lastly the eyeshadow packaging which is similar to the lipsticks packaging, but with an adorable surprise as you open the flap it features Peter Pan & the Mermaids with details about where the Inks & Paints were used by the Disney artists to create the Iconic Mermaids in the 1953 classic Peter Pan. 
The Eyeshadow Palette Case is just as beautiful as the packaging, the case is a bubble gum pink hue with gold outlined Mermaids on the top. When you open the eyeshadow palette you are greeted with a lovely mermaid printed on your mirror along with some other lagoon details like bubbles & clam shells. The eyeshadows are extremely pigmented & have a soft velvety touch something I look for in a eyeshadow palette. The palette features four Matte Eyeshadows & four Shimmer Eyeshadows in bright bold hues inspired by the Inks & Paints used by the Disney artists to create the Mermaids. Gabriela had access to the Disney Archies so that she could study the art & ink/paints used from the 1953 film Peter Pan. Where she found sketches featuring the numbers of the inks & paints used to color in the Mermaids from the Lagoon scene, you can find these numbers on the inside of the Eyeshadow Palette Packaging. 
 These eyeshadows can be applied wet or dry, the Matte Shadows are beautiful & they are velvety to the touch but they do apply soft, so if you want a bolder color build the layers when applying. 
The Shimmer Shadows are my favorite out of the set because they are so pigmented & they glide on smoothly. The pearlescent shimmer is unbelievable, the shimmer in the shadows reflect the light so beautifully, & they can be used as a eyeshadow or a fun eyeliner. 

Top Row Eyeshadows - Applied Dry
Taken In Natural Lighting
The Two Shimmer Shadows in the Top Row glide on smoothly & show up really well with one or two swipes each. The burnt orange eyeshadow is beautiful & applies easy as well, the purplish mauve shadow needs to be applied a few times to get to its true color, so I would recommend packing that color on a few times. 
When swatching the shadows I swipe each color twice to show you how pigmented they are from two swipes, I do not use eyeshadow primer or press hard into the pans to get extreme pigmentation this is to show quality. 

Bottom Row Eyeshadows - Applied Dry
Taken In Natural Lighting
The Two Shimmer Shadows in the Bottom Row glide on smoothly & show up really well with one or two swipes each. The buttery yellow eyeshadow is beautiful & applies easy as well, the pink eyeshadow needs to be applied a few times to get to its true color, so I would recommend packing that color on a few times. I applied this color three times to get it to show its color but it does appear more orange pink than fuchsia pink, it also didn't photograph as well as the other shadows so please keep that in mind. The color is still beautiful but I would recommend using a eyeshadow primer or applying several times to get the true color.
When swatching the shadows I swipe each color twice to show you how pigmented they are from two swipes, I do not use eyeshadow primer or press hard into the pans to get extreme pigmentation this is to show quality. 
The Lipsticks are so adorable they are packaged in a two toned matching bubble gum pink & classic Besame gold lipstick tube. The lipstick tubes have the collection name "Mermaid Lagoon" in gold script & different types of seashells on the lipstick top cover & the bottom has the Besame in gold script along the side. This Disney x Besame Cosmetics collection features Three Lipsticks - StarFish Pink - WaterLily Blossom Red, & Mermaid Kiss a pearlescent sheer lipstick that can be worn on top of the other two shades or worn alone for a kiss of shimmer. I honestly love all three of the shades, I think they are lovely & will compliment any skin tone. 
StarFish Pink has a vibrant pink hue that reminds me of a tulip, WaterLily Blossom Red has a soft rose red hue, & Mermaid Kiss is a beautiful pearlescent hue that reflects shimmer like a pearl. 
Taken in from of Natural light
In Order from Left to Right
WaterLily Blossom Red, StarFish Pink, & Mermaid Kiss
As if this collection couldn't get any cuter they add Clamshell Compacts!!! 
There are two clamshell compact's the beautiful shiny Gold Clamshell compact is a Matte Golden Sand Bronzer, & the Pearl Clamshell compact is a Shimmer Powder in a soft pearl hue can be used as a Highlighter for an overall glow or a cheek/brow bone highlight. This compact comes with a darling gold powder puff for on the go application. The packaging is truly special & really reminds me of Disney, when you open the compact the mirror is in the shape of a clam with Mermaid Lagoon in gold script, & they both have waves pressed into the powder, & I really love those details. 
Golden Sand Bronzer & Pearl Shimmer Powder
This collection is a dream come true for any Disney fan! I love all the Mermaid details on the packaging it really makes the products extra special, the quality is amazing & Besame Cosmetics never disappoints when it comes to beautiful vintage inspired cosmetics. I am so grateful that I was gifted this collection to review in my own words on my blog, all of the images are unedited & taken in natural light. This Besame Cosmetics 1953 Mermaid Lagoon Collection is so adorable & I hope you enjoy the products as much as I did. You can Shop this Limited Edition Collection November 3rd & 4th at The Dapper Day Expo located in the Disneyland Hotel, you will need tickets to enter the Expo & shop! The Collection will also be available November 5th Online at the Besame Cosmetics Boutique!

x, MissVintageLady

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