On the shores of Lake Como

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For the last day of our Italian trip we drove from Rome up to Lake Como. Situated at the foothills of the Alps, Lake Como is a stunningly beautiful resort area with crystal clear glacial waters, beautiful villas, and charming villages. We stayed in the small village of Lenno and took the ferry across to explore Bellagio and the magnificent Villa Carlotta.

This is one place that I definitely want to come back and spend more time in. There are so many nooks and crannies to explore and a perfect place to relax and unwind. It’s all just so magical.

As we were going to be traveling by boat, I thought it would be best not to wear a dress. So I once again relied on my trusty Doris pant to save the day. And I have to say, this was probably my favorite outfit of the trip. I really felt like a hollywood starlet ambling along the shores of Lake Como, shopping in Bellagio and meandering through the gardens at the Villa Carlotta.

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Pintuck Tunic ~ On your Roam Time Cotton Tunic from ModCloth
Cropped Cardigan~Dream of the Crop Cardigan in Moss from ModCloth
Trousers ~ Doris Pant in Khaki from Pinup Girl Clothing
Turban ~ Scarf I bought in Rome
Hairflower ~ Double White Delphinium hair flower from Shazam Vintage Hair Flowers
Fork & Knife Brooch ~ Vintage from an Antique Shop in Baltimore
Handbag ~ ModCloth
Shoes ~ Hampshire Two-Toned Oxford from Naturalizer

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Dragonfly in Amber

I am in love with the book series Outlander by Diana Gabaldon! This series currently has 8 books and the author is working on the 9th book now. Last year the series was made into a TV series on STARZ and it’s absolutely amazing. They really cast the characters well and it’s beautifully filmed. The second season will start next year and it’s based on the second book, Dragonfly in Amber.

Last week I read on Diana Gabaldon’s Facebook page that she was going to be in Germany doing a USO Tour with two other authors. I was over the moon to find that the event was happening only 15 minutes from my house, so we made plans to attend.

Of course I had to dress thematically, so I wore my amber yellow dress and dragonfly brooch.

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Me and Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series (among other amazing books)

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Dress ~ eShakti
Shoes ~ Cobb Hill
Brooch ~ Vintage
Lips ~ Brick lipliner & Russian Red lipstick from M.A.C
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Because it’s Tuesday…

I am approached quite often asking “Are you in a play?” or  “Are you dressed up for something special?” Normally my answer to the latter is “Because its (insert day of the week)!” I mean what better reason is there really?

I was raised by a fabulous mother who instilled in me at an early age how important it was to always put your best face forward. My mother donned beautiful frocks, fantastic wigs and hair pieces, false eyelashes and always put “her face on”everyday. For me this was normal and I loved it, she was the epitome of Everyday Glamour. Later in life she came to spend a lot of time in the theater as a singer and actress. She was very talented and surrounded herself with some of the most amazing and fabulous people. I am so grateful to have been exposed to this glamour at such an early age.

This is partly what I attribute my “affliction” of chronic overdressing to, the other is my deep passion for fashion, makeup and a simple desire to return to a time where men and women took care and effort in their appearance. I admire the fashions of the eras between 1920 and 1950 and dress in “vintage style” every day. I put that in quotations, simply because I do not strictly wear vintage. As being a woman of the curvy persuasion I find it difficult to find true vintage fashion that fits me. So I fashion modern pieces to suit my vintage sensibilities.

I style my hair in pin curls and victory rolls, I wear bright red lipstick, gloves and hats and I always carry a parasol to protect my fair skin.

This blog is a way for me to share my passion about glamour, beauty, vintage style and fashion with anyone interested.

I hope you enjoy!

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