Fashion Shoot Weekend Extravaganza!

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This weekend was jam-packed full of fashion fun. I was able to take a quick photo op of some wonderful fashion pieces, work with Hot Tomato on a photo shoot for a talented seamstress, named Loni Jakubowski of Havin’ Sew Much Fun. I got to style Loni with her own creations which was such a treat. Then, I got to do a shoot for Clutch MOV around modern fashion with a vintage twist at The Betsy Mills Club. I can’t wait to see the finished product from both shoots! It’s always such a wonderful time with the Hot Tomato team. Let’s just say I’m lucky and so very blessed to have the husband that I do to watch our little, Harper Simone so I can make time for my passions.

On Saturday, before my little family and I had to finish up moving into our new place, I stopped in Twisted Sisters Boutique.  I have been great friends with the owners for about 3 years now.   I always enjoy laughing with them and it’s not out of the ordinary for me to spend hours in their store gabbing and being silly.  I stopped in to pick up some Do Terra essential oils that they introduced me to. I also knew they had a nice, upscale trunk show going on for Doncaster. I had never heard of this brand but I checked them out online beforehand. I was pleased with some of the pieces I found online and knew I had to touch and feel these pieces for myself. The above picture was one of my favorite pieces. It was stunning! The picture doesn’t do it justice. What a lovely statement piece to own in your closet!

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This second jacket was adorable. Unfortunately, this jacket was not available in my size but I insisted on still trying it on and sharing this garden scene floral print. The luscious colors were fabulous. I also love when a jacket has a waist tie.

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Now this piece I fell in love with! The colors in this print were to die for, the fit was perfect and the fabric against my skin was heavenly.  If you like the pieces that you see, stop in Twisted Sisters Boutique on Front Street in downtown Marietta to learn how you can own Doncaster pieces.

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

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Downtown Gal

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My favorite kind of looks are the ones that you can wear multiple ways (if you couldn’t tell already lol). Here, I’m wearing a pencil dress but layered it with a sweater and tied it on the side to cinch the waistline rather than wearing a belt.  I used my faux leather jacket to give the look a bit of an edge and my black booties.  Originally, I was going to wear black studded pumps but opted to wear my booties instead a.) because I love them and my sister got them for me as a present and b.) I wanted to show that you can wear a bootie with tights and a dress.

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Now, I’ve taken off the sweater and tied it around my waist to give it a different layering look.  This dress is sleeveless so you can do the same look in the warmer months without tights and a jacket.  Then, throw on some fun heels and a lightweight cardigan around your waist for when you enter into cooler environments like restaurants. See what I did there?  Another favorite thing I do with my clothing is style things that I can wear during every season as long as I layer it purposefully.

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Here’s the first look without the jacket so you can see what the layered sweater looks like.

What clothing do you have in your closet that you could wear multiple ways?  I guarantee there’s something in there. Is it a patterned skirt you always pair with the same top?  Or maybe it’s your “go-to” dress for special occasions that you need to freshen up. If you want some fashion tips on a piece, drop me a line on my contact page and I’d be glad to give you some advice 🙂

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

My Night as a Sparkly Lady

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POP, FIZZ, CLINK!  Those were some of the sounds you heard during this year’s Sparkly Ladies Night.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m going to become part of the Hot Tomato Pin-up Academy glam squad.  I’m over the moon excited about this and with the new year it can only keep going up from here!  I have a few other things in the works and can’t wait to share the dates when the time is right.

If you’ve been following me on my journey, you probably read my post about “Capturing the Dreamer.”  I mentioned my “initiation” in becoming a Hot Tomato.  The Sparkly Ladies Night was my time to really help a dream come to fruition.  As you know I am a “faithful dreamer,” so assisting someone else in making their dream come true, well that is just a fantastic feeling.  For the first year of the takeover it really came together and we had a wonderful response.  The years to come will get even bigger and better.

Every doll-face was having a grand time in our re-creation of a 1920’s speakeasy.  All of the ladies looked fabulous and I was impressed with how everyone went all out for their looks! One of the best things about this party was that everyone was from different backgrounds and age groups, yet all having a lovely time with another.  You saw women dancing on the bar and even getting their mugshots taken (I mean it WAS during prohibition and we felt like being naughty).   Who doesn’t love a good theme party?

Below are the sultry ladies and masterminds of the Hot Tomato Pin-up Academy that I’ll be working alongside. Love them already!  If you’ve EVER thought about taking pin-up style or boudoir photos, these ladies are the ones to bring your vision to help bring to life and make you feel beautiful, sexy, cute, etc.  And since you’re following my blog right now, you know how I adore fashion and pride myself on making women feel confident. I’ll be there to help style and put you at ease as well.  You can message me or the Hot Tomato gals too. Visit their website to view their portfolio and contact information at www.hottomatopinupacademy.com

Below you’ll see a glimpse of some of the decor that we used to help transform The River Town Grill on Second Street in downtown Marietta, Ohio.  It was the ideal space for us to use for the 20’s.  All of the brick along with the dim lighting contributed perfectly for the aesthetic we were going for. The staff and team were truly amazing and we really want to give them a huge thank you!  ESPECIALLY for having to deal with all of the glitter.

If you’ve heard of this party and have been curious to check it out next year, I’ve got a treat for you! Below is a sneak peek of all the fun the ladies had this year.  If you would like to find your mugshot below to put on your facebook click here.

And CLEARLY I had a blast!  Rockin’ out like always 🙂 ❤

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Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney