The Belle

Dress: Asos // Handbag: Hanna Antiques // Gloves: Etsy (vintage) // Shoes: Steve Madden // Hat: Belk (old)

I am singlehandedly trying to bring back gloves as day wear (see what I did there?) because I think they are darling! My grandmothers loved them, and their individual senses of style had a major influence on me.

This is my take on their heyday: a 1950s  meets 2017 wiggle dress (made in a modern scuba fabric and finished with a lovely neckline), worn with a snappy shoe and contrasting hat, gloves and handbag (snagged at Hanna Antiques for under $10!). For a pop of color, my lipstick is MAC’s Ruby Woo to match the handbag’s scarlet lining.

XO // Alexis

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TOYCI

Is it sad that I need this doormat in my life? Don’t judge me. Alas, I believe it is sold out!

Via Etsy shop BeThereInFive ($40).

LOVE That! Oui brooch by Jennifer Loiselle

Oui, oui!   Sometimes, life just needs more “yes”…this gold mirror brooch is perfect for days when “no” is not an option.

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Images via etsy.com

What will you dare to do?

Motivational Print via happydeliveries

I am head over heels for this golden necklace by Meytal Bar-noy

“If you fall/I will catch you/I will be waiting/time after time…”

Image and item via Etsy.com

Lyrics via Cyndi Lauper

The Look for Less: Sweetheart Bracelet

Tiffany Locks 18K heart lock bracelet (lock and bracelet sold separately)

We heart the Tiffany Locks 18K heart lock bracelet, but the $2500 price tag? Not so much.  For $125 plus shipping, we’ll wear our heart on our sleeve with this vintage Victorian Gate golden sweetheart bracelet from vintagesparkles’ etsy.com shop instead.  Even sweeter is the vintage bracelet’s story: according to vintagesparkles, “when a gentleman went off to war or to travel afar, he would leave the bracelet locked around her wrist and he would hold the key until he got back. This symbol of love would show others gentlemen that the woman was theirs. Sort of like a wrist chastity belt.”  Let’s say it all together:  “Awwww!”

VintageSparkles' Victorian Gate bracelet

Images courtesy of tiffany.com and vintagesparkles @etsy.com

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