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Halloween Themed Wedding Guest Look With Lindybop

This past weekend I attended a Wedding of two friends that was Halloween themed. They told the guests that they could choose to come either dressed up or dressed in costume. I enjoy costumes, but I also love dressing up, so I opted for the in-between option of what I have often referred to as costume light.

I decided to go with a vintage inspired look, but with a kitchy costume like twist.

Plus Size Lindy Bop Dress

I am wearing the ‘Audrey’ Midnight Blue Cat Print Swing Dress from Lindy Bop. Now I have linked you to their UK site instead of the US site. You can absolutely purchase from either if you are in the US, and I personally prefer the UK site because the sizing make more sense. I wear a US 20 in most brands and styles, and in most styles on Lindy Bop I wear their UK size 24. But the reason I linked you to the UK site is because they are sold out completely of the plus sizes, but the UK site still has some. Also please note that the pattern is slightly different. I am wearing the old pattern from a couple of years ago, the new pattern does not seem to have the subtle circles in it.

Upclose look at the pattern of the black cat Audrey dress

Here is a closer look at the pattern. You know I am a sucker for a cute cat print. If for some reason they don’t have your size left in this particular dress they do have a selection of other cat print clothing and accessories on their website.

Now lets talk accessories, because when you are doing anything in the realm of costume light or vintage, you have to have accessories.

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Obviously I went with a classic red lip and a winged cat eye liner. I found a great easy vintage hairstyle tutorial that just about anyone can do. No special tools needed. I then topped it off with a Black Lace Cat Ears Headband. You can sort of see it behind my hair. It was definitely more visible in person.
Here is a closer look at the headband. The ears are bendable, so you can shape them how you like but you also need to be careful with them.

I also made sure to grab the perfect bag, or at least it was perfect in my eyes. I carried the My Wonderful World Black Cat Ear Cross Body Bag. It is also convertible into a clutch if you wish to use it that way.

Here is a closer look at the bag. You can see that the straps are removable. I was quite surprised at the amount of room available in it. I have a quite large phone case at it was able to fit in the purse and close. Plenty of room for my lipstick, eye drops, keys, and I.D.s.

My shoes are a pair of Steve Maddens that I have had for years. I wish more companies would go back to selling these round toe styles. Anyway, this style has been sold out for years, but I found this CHFSO Women’s Round Toe Ankle Strap Buckle Chunky Heel Low Cut Pumps Shoes in Black. It is a similar style and would look great with vintage style dresses.

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These aren’t quite as rounded in the toe, but its close. And the heel is chunkier than mine, but this would be great for anyone that is beginning to walk in heels.

 

Let me know in the comments below what you would have paired with this dress?

 

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Its That Voodoo That You Do – Voodoo Vixen That Is

Voodoo Vixen and Nine West

 

Plus Size Voodoo Vixen Dress

If you are into vintage style clothing as a plus size woman, eventually you will be introduced to Voodoo Vixen. This only makes my second dress from them, but I love it just as much as the first one. I bought mine through SimplyBe.com, but I believe they are already sold out of this particular dress. You can also try looking for it at Voodoo Vixens website.

Back of Voodoo Vixen Betsy Dress

Keep in mind that Voodoo Vixen is not true retro style. According to their website they are, “a vintage inspired label which infuses retro, pin-up, and rockabilly styles with classic silhouettes to flatter the modern woman.”

They are based out of the UK and deal with retro inspired styles, and like other brands of their genre sizing is not the average US plus sizing. For reference I typically wear a 2X OR 20W at both Torrid and Lane Bryant. I wear a 3XL in Voodoo Vixen. Their size chart does seem pretty accurate so far. Though, if you have a small bust you could probably size down in this one as the skirt is pretty open.

Plus Size Voodoo Vixen DressMy shoes are a pair of Nine West Sharina Slingbacks. I have actually had mine for well over five years, but they match the dress almost perfectly. The pattern mine are in is no longer available, however they are always releasing new patterns and colors in this shoe style. This is what mine look like:

Nine West Sharina Slingback

If you would like to give voodoo vixen a try, here is some other options you might consider:

Plus Size Paula Dress From Voodoo Vixen

Voodoo Vixen Paula Dress

Voodoo Vixen Seahorse DressVoodoo Vixen Seahorse Print Dress

So let me know in the comments if you have tried Voodoo Vixen? What is your favorite dress from them?

 

 

 

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Retro”fitted” with Lindy Bop

Lindy Bop Dottie Dress

Lindy Bop Dottie Dress

 

I recently signed up and started selling on a phone app called Poshmark. I will be talking a little more in depth about it and a few other places to sell/shop other than what you might think of as a traditional place to buy in an upcoming post, but for now lets stick to the outfit.

Ever since I listed this dress for sale, I had so many request for pictures of the actual dress on. I usually don’t like to try clothing on and take pictures that I am selling new with tags, especially like in this case where it is a size too small, as there always is a potential for damage to the item. But because of how I came in possession of this particular dress, I knew I could put this one on without harming the fabric. So I decided that I might as well go ahead and put on my makeup and do the most simple retro style hairdo I could manage, and have some fun taking pictures for the blog while I was at it.

Lindy Bop Dottie Dress

The Dress: The “Dottie” dress from Lindy Bop. I am sorry to say this dress is no longer available, but you can purchase a dress I think is very similar in style called the ‘Amie’ Navy Polka Dot Tea Dress. When you visit Lindy Bop’s site, you are able to choose between their US site or their UK site. You can order from either, and while they have essentially the same items, they do occasionally have slightly different stock of sizes available. I personally prefer their UK site as I find the sizing less confusing there. However there are trade offs for both sites. If you purchase from the UK site, the sizing is easier to understand and the pricing is cheaper, however purchasing on the US site we get free shipping and there is less time to wait to get your items.

The Leggings: Mine were purchased at ModCloth a couple of years ago, so again unfortunately I can’t send you directly to that pair. But there is a similar pair available on Full Beauty’s website. You also could achieve the same look with a lace patterned pantyhose.

The Shoes: The shoes were a pair of Cloudwalker Booties I picked up in an Facebook trading group(which will also be in that upcoming article). I don’t think they are available anymore, but they are pretty basic booties. However they are wide width and very comfortable soles. If you aren’t familiar with Cloudwalker, you can get them from The Avenue.

I know these items aren’t available anymore, but I hope everyone still enjoys this in the way that it was intended. One part fashion inspiration, and one part recommendations of places to shop. And always a reminder to keep fashion and beauty fun. If you aren’t having fun with what you put on, then why are you wearing it?

As always I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you want to see more style inspiration pieces? Do you rock vintage looks? Where is your favorite places to get vintage inspired pieces?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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