Teenage ambitions you remember well

vintage black dress- blue satin shoes-vintage beaded bag-blonde curled hair


What I’m Wearing
* Vintage black dress I found while searching for my Halloween costume at American Vintage a few weeks ago {it was $34}. I’m pretty sure it’s 80′s. I love the waist, the dolman sleeves and the long cascading ruffles.
* Salvatore Ferragamo navy satin pumps
* Two sequined flower pins worn at waist… I think I got these at Urban Outfitters years ago.
* Vintage beaded clutch was my grandma’s
* Wearing gold earrings but you can’t see them… any other accessories just seemed too fussy

* Hair: which is rather short at the moment, waved {though I wrap it around the entire iron now, even over the clamp} and curled.

* Title: lyrics from Asia Heat of the Moment one of my husband’s favorites, lol

This is a closer look + detail of what I wore to the murder mystery bachelorette party

I had originally planned to wear my metallic gold Jerome C. Rousseau heels with a gold belt but when I tried it all on, they just didn’t work. It was then a sort of, mad rush, trying on almost every pair of shoes I own to get it right so I could take my outfit shots before the ladies arrived! This is why you should plan ahead… sometimes the visual of an outfit in your head does not translate in reality {note to self}.

trying on shoes-dressing room

* See the gold Rousseau heels on my dresser? Those were the one’s I thought I was going to wear… though I also tried my royal blue suede Aldo pumps and was going to wear a royal blue skinny belt from Ann Taylor to match – but that combo didn’t work either.

I finally settled on my navy satin Ferragamo pumps {which, of all my designer shoes, are the most comfortable… see them here with my sequined mini dress}. And just to tie in the navy, I pinned on my two navy sequin flower pins which pick up light in the same way the navy satin does.

I grabbed my vintage leopard coat at the last minute to stay warm.

navy satin Ferragamo pumps -sequin pins-vintage leopard coat-panton chair-zebra rug

applying mascara- in the bathroom-makeup

The husband was playing photographer again and grabbed the camera and documented the crazy monster I become while getting ready {the first shot in my dressing room sums that up pretty nicely}, but I didn’t mind because he got some fun shots.

curling my hair -with the curling iron  in the bathroom

A note about how I get ready: In my robe, I do all my makeup but my mascara. I then curl/wave/do my hair but usually clip the front up to get it out of my face. I then get dressed {as you can see in my dressing room above} and come back to the bathroom, apply mascara, then touch up my hair by curling a few more top strands.

vintage black dress with long ruffles - satin pumps

I got a ton of questions and compliments on my midnight and gold glitter manicure which worked with the outfit even though I didn’t go with the gold shoes. Some of the beading in the vintage bag picked up the blue in the shoes and pins as well.

vintage beaded clutch-glitter manicure

vintage black dress - sequin pins - beaded bag-waved hair

Happy Tuesday!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

28 Comments

  • Nadine

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    What an amazing dress! Love the bag, too. Your hubby’s candid shots are so fun!

  • Sparks In Spring

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    Fabulous outfit! Loving the sequin clutch xx

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    the outfit turned out great :) I love navy and black together and your clutch is to die for :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  • BUS and MUG

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    you look so beautiful as everytime.. i really love your post especially dıy :))

    kisses from Turkey .. :)

    Bus & Mug

  • Style Servings

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    Whaaaat I can’t believe that dress is vintage, I’ve never been able to find good, cheap vintage pieces!! You look fab!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

  • Alela Sirah

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    That dress is to adorable!!! Love it!!
    http://fashionablyspeakn.blogspot.com/

  • taylor

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    you should have one post a week or month where you take readers’ beauty questions. you must get TONS of them! i’d love to be styled by you for an event or party. you have such a good eye!

  • MerciBlahBlah

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    Okay, I love the navy satin with the black. Chic combo. Also loving? Those gold Rousseau’s and your sequin mini. If you ever tire of them? I’d be HAPPY to take both off your hands. Cuz what is more practical when chasing around three toddlers than gold stilettos and sequins?

    merci!
    Shan

    P.S
    AWESOME. Song. I agree w/your hubs.

  • Ticka

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    That dress is completely fabulous!! LOVE IT! It has such a romantic look! I know all to well what you mean when you say the outfit that you picture in your head doesn’t always come out right.

    http://ticka-spoonfullofsugar.blogspot.com/

  • Michelle

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    your getting ready routine is quite similar to mine. i always do mascara last.

    the outfit turned out very well – i would never guess the whole thing wasn’t preplanned. i’ve had so many of those outfits that were perfect in my head but in reality turn out all wrong. this is one of the reasons i love taking outfit photos!

  • CessOviedo

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    Yay the outfit! Ever since you tweeted the instragram of your shoes knew the outfit was fab, think you looked perfect for the party! Kind of glad the other heels didn’t work cause this whole essemble looks flawless, it happens to me all the time, looks perfectly in my head and not at all on me, but think you looked awesome! Your dressing room/closet/office is so glam, love it! ps.thanks for the comment on my blog, I know you’ve visited and commented many times but yesterday’s really made my little heart so happy, you are so sweet!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • Erica

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    This outfit might be one of my favorites. There isn’t one thing I don’t just LOVE! It looks so wonderfully elegant!

    http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

  • PinkGlitter

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    Love the navy shoes with that dress. I just checked out your dressing room/office post. LOVE that room. So pretty and feminine. The tassels on the window were a neat idea.

  • *Sparkles*

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    I love the manicure :) polished look as always!

  • Lexy of BeautyFash

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    So gorgeous and I loved hearing about your getting ready routine. What a great dress! Navy + black is such a chic combo.

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    looking gorgeous doll! i LOVE that manicure…so going to have to try it!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Schnelle Couture

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    That dress is stunning and your clutch is beautiful! I love vintage finds!

  • Sarah @ Pencil Skirts and Lattes

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    your style is truly one of the most inspiring of all of the fashion blogs I read. Every look is so unique and fab, I always get ideas from your outfits! You look gorgeous in this, and btw your waist looks SOOOOOO tiny! this outfit is super flattering. great post!

  • Tina

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    i LOVE this outfit! it definitely works great with the navy shoes. they look fabulous and i LOVE that clutch! and your husband is the cutest. not gonna lie, he needs to keep it up with the random shots! lol and i LOVE how you get ready in a robe! so fancy!!

  • Molly

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    Stunningly gorgeous!

  • Lady Fur

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    Nice post, amazing outfit
    kisses from your follower! ♡
    http://www.welovefur.com

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    this is a gorgeous look, love the shoes, skirt and jacket. lusting after now!

  • Mara

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    Love this look on you ~ and I have a special spot in my heart for dolman sleeves!

  • chillairandperfume

    November 8, 2011 | Reply

    That clutch is gorgeous, and your hair looks beautiful :)

    http://www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

  • alixrose

    November 9, 2011 | Reply

    I love your hair. But I agree this vintage dress is a find. Love it.

  • NaszL :)

    November 11, 2011 | Reply

    You are so beautifullll :))
    i love you baby :)
    ♣This is ★ My βℒog♣

  • Mrs L...

    November 13, 2011 | Reply

    You resemble Claudia Schiffer in all these photos!

  • Summer

    November 15, 2011 | Reply

    omg, that dress. swoon.

    i wish jimmy could get on board with taking pictures….

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