I dress two ways, all or nothing. By all I mean hair, makeup, shoes, diamond, pearls, furs. Okay I don’t wear diamonds, pearls and furs but do I wish haha. I live for glamour but some days my glamour consists of sweats and sneakers.
I love dressing up and I LOVE wearing gowns. I make most of them myself because I ball on a budget. For NYE, I made a diamond emoji blue gown that cost me all of $60 but you could not tell me I didn’t look like a solid 60 million. It all comes back to my theatrical background. I spent years making costumes and designing the shows I was in. I love designing clothes. In the future I would love to make more of my designs, expect that!
However, I didn’t make this dress. I found it at Pinup Girl Clothing, a shop here in LA and online. If you love anything vintage looking, I’m sure you know about Pinup Girl Clothing. They come in a wide range of sizes (XS-4X), which I appreciate because I love all inclusive fashion. I had been dreaming of a red velvet gown and this one called to me. I wore it on Halloween, how I justified my purchase, when I threw together a costume that didn’t work and then called myself (plan B) Miss. Scarlett. I’ve worn this dress a couple other times. A lot of women feel they never have a need for a gown because they never need to dress up that fancy but for me I like to dress up whenever I can. So if it’s Tuesday and I’ve got my hairs done, nails done, everything did (Drake anyone?) you can believe I’m fancy huh!
Truly dress in what makes your heart sing and if that’s Target chic, get your life! Life is too short to do, be or dress in any way that isn’t true to your happiness ++
Red Velvet Gown: Pinup Girl Clothing
Velvet Clutch: Thrifted
Faux Fur Wrap: Restoration Hardware
Red Satin Heels: (old) Nordstrom
photos courtesy of Danny Guerrero