ChatterBlossom’s Flower of the Month Club

Chatterblossom's Flower of the Month Club

One of the things that I love about retro and vintage-inspired fashion is the HAIR. From pincurls and victory rolls, to bouffants and bumper bangs, retro hairstyles are just gorgeous. Adding a simple accessory can take these styles from casual to WOW really easily – especially a hair flower. For months now, I’ve seen the gorgeous blooms that ChatterBlossom makes all over my Instagram and in the Trashy Diva fan groups on Facebook. Jamie, the owner of the shop, creates these stunning hairpieces from vintage millinery flowers. When she posted in the Trashy Diva fan group a few weeks ago, asking if people would be interested in joining her “Flower of the Month” club, I jumped at the chance! Each piece I make has a name and a small story of its own and I love thinking about the person that will see or read and connect with it in […]

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La-la-la-Lyra!

To be sung to the tune of the Chia Pet song. If you don’t know what that is, then get your young lil’ rear over here and watch this. It’s goofy as hell, but that stupid song got stuck in your head like whoa. Hello there, fashun friends! Today, we’re going to talk about pajama dresses. No, pajama dresses are not like those weird “pajama jeans” things. (No lie, I’ve considered buying a pair just to wear around the house. Whatever, only God can judge me.) These are the dresses that are so comfy, they feel like pajamas…but you look really cute and pulled-together in them. My two “Lyra” dresses from Lady Vintage are my pajama dresses. Outfit details: Left: Navy floral Lyra dress (no longer available), Lady Vintage Burgundy NikiBiki cropped cami, Bra Genie (purchased in-store) Right: Hummingbird print Lyra Dress, Lady Vintage Beige NikiBiki cami, Bra Genie (purchased […]

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Back to fashion!

Since getting really hardcore into vintage-inspired fashion over the past couple of years, I’ve tossed around the idea of blogging about fashion again. I’ve been really hesitant, though. I got so burned out the last time I tried to be a full-on fashion and beauty blog that I’m a little nervous to dip my toes in those waters again. However, my love for reading fashion blogs and such did not wane – in fact, it’s stronger than ever considering I’ve finally accepted who I am and what styles I prefer. So I’m saying “to hell with my fears” and heading back into the fray! One of the major reasons that I’m getting back into this is because I want to see more women like myself. I look through Instagram every night before I go to bed to get some ideas on how to put outfits together, to see what’s new […]

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I’m so disappointed in you, Tim.

Give this article a looksee: Tim Gunn: Designers refuse to make clothes to fit American women. It’s a disgrace. Here’s a few quotes that stood out to me: This is a design failure and not a customer issue. There is no reason larger women can’t look just as fabulous as all other women. The key is the harmonious balance of silhouette, proportion and fit, regardless of size or shape. Designs need to be reconceived, not just sized up; it’s a matter of adjusting proportions. The textile changes, every seam changes. YAS LAWD.  Go Tim Gunn!  I love the fact that someone that is so ingrained in the general public’s mind as a fashion icon speaks so candidly about how fashion designers are ignoring plus-sized women such as myself.  We want to be fashionable.  We want to wear clothing that makes us feel awesome. However, Tim, you disappoint me when the […]

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ME WANTIES.

My fave clothing store, Trashy Diva, just released a new print today called “Hourglass“. I am DYING to get my hands on the Hopscotch dress. The awesome thing is, I just sold one of my old dresses that I didn’t wear very often!  So I have some extra funds! Now to just figure out when I can get down to New Orleans to go buy it.  Probably this Sunday afternoon?  I’m crossing my fingers that they’re open…  

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Thanks, Trashy Diva.

There are very few pictures of me that other people take that I like. When other people take a picture of me, I pick the entire image apart, focusing on what I don’t like about myself. My double chin is too noticeable. My arms are lumpy and too big. My stomach sticks out. My eyes are so squinty. My hair is too frizzy. My face looks shiny. My legs are really lumpy. …and on, and on, and on. Over and over, all of the body positivity that I’ve worked toward is knocked down, bit by bit, until I end up hating myself. I’ve even had some wedding photos that I disliked, although there are a few cosplay photos that I was okay with. However, this mindset has gone through a major change in the past few months, and it’s mostly due to Trashy Diva. Trashy Diva is one of my absolute favorite clothing brands.  What […]

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Love thyself – 25 days of dresses.

If you would have told me 15 years ago that I would have had over 10 dresses in my closet by the time I was 40, I would have laughed at you. I would have said that nothing could ever part me from my bootcut jeans and tees. Hell, even back in 2007, I would have chuckled and said, “Nah.” I currently have 11 dresses in my closet. Actually, I have 12 dresses, but I’m wearing one today to my friend Katie’s birthday party/crawfish boil/BBQ. (Sidenote: I love spring in Louisiana because I get to eat CRAWFISH. If you haven’t been to a crawfish boil, you are missing something in your life and I feel sad for you.) I can’t put my finger on when I went from NO DRESSES to ALL THE DRESSES. Maybe it was when I discovered shapewear with shorts. I used to avoid dresses because my […]

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