Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pass the Popcorn (Flock Together)




Hello, all!  I'm over on the Flock Together blog today, remixing this beautiful dress I borrowed from Jana of small town, BIG SMILE!  I know some people associate red and white with Valentine's Day, but I think it's such a great color combination for summer!  It reminds me of carnivals, amusement parks, and drive-in movies!  Follow me over to Flock Together & see how I styled this fun little frock!

xox Sammi

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Advertise with The Soubrette Brunette in August!


 Hello and happy Wednesday!  It's been a little over a month since I launched my new layout and started handling my advertising through Passionfruit Ads.  Since tomorrow is August 1st (HOW?!), I figured this would be a good time to talk about advertising for the month of August!

I'm currently offering 3 different sizes for ads (featured, large and small).  Featured ads get the highest visibility, but large and small ads are also in prime spots.  I've kept my prices quite low (ads range from $5-$15 per month) so that anyone can afford to advertise.  If you have a smaller blog and you're looking to generate some more traffic and gain some followers, any of these three ad sizes would be a great way to go about it.  I also love working with small businesses and artists!

Purchasing an ad is incredibly easy!  You can visit my advertising page here, and then all you have to do is choose the size you'd like, click "add to cart," and then "checkout."  From there, just fill out the information, upload your ad (the size specifications are displayed for each -- if you need an ad made, send me an e-mail!) and pay for your ad spot!  Your ad will go live right after I approve it, and ads run for 30 days.

You can check out all of my updated stats, find out more about sizes and rates, and even purchase your ads right here.  Space is limited, so don't miss out!  I'd love to work with you!  :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ice cream cones

ice cream dress
Outfit Details
Ice cream dress: swap from Amy
Jelly wedges: get them here
Ring: Forever 21 (old)

ice cream dress

Lulu Guinness ice cream tote

ice cream dress

Amy was kind enough to lend me this fun dress of hers.  This ice cream print is so darling, and I nearly squealed when I realized it went so perfectly with this Lulu Guinness tote that my mom the Easter Bunny got me this spring.  Since both pieces are on the eye-catching side, I decided to go simple on the accessories and the shoes.  I love these jelly wedges, and they're actually quite comfortable.  I don't wear them enough!

ice cream dress

ice cream print dress

ice cream dress

Not much else to say, except in case you missed it, I was featured on the ModCloth blog yesterday in a little interview I did about their Too Much Fun Dress in Plaid!  Check it out here!

Have a great Tuesday!
xox Sammi

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Beehive

Bee print dress
Outfit Details
Bee print dress: Bernie Dexter (similar)
Black heels: ModCloth (similar)
Bee necklace: old (similar)

Bee print dress

Bee print

Bee print dress

This dress was a very lucky purchase.  Bernie Dexter often has "last chance sales" on her website, and I ended up snagging this dress and another for about $45 each!  I'd been eyeing this one for a while (I just love the bodice), and it just goes to show that it really does pay to keep an eye out and wait until something goes on sale.  This dress isn't as full-skirted as most of my other Bernies, but it actually makes it a tad more versatile.  I could still wear a shorter, less-full petticoat underneath if I wanted, but it's so much breezier for the summertime to go without one!  This is also my only Bernie dress that I have to wear sans bra; the sizing is a little smaller on this than my other dresses, and actually, it's sort of nice to not have to wear one.  As a well-endowed girl, I don't always get that chance!

Bee print dress

Bee necklace

Bee print dress

Bee print dress

Bee print dress

I finally got out of the house for a little while this weekend and went to see a production of Hairspray with some friends.  It was through the high school and college summer program at one of the local theater companies I work with, and they really did an excellent job with it.  I knew a few people in the show and in the pit, and it's always encouraging to see so much young talent in this town.  I've seen the show a couple of other times (I saw the national tour when it came here, and a local production when I was doing summer theatre in the Pennsylvania/New Jersey area), and it's always enjoyable, but I thought this cast was incredibly strong and I didn't stop smiling the entire show!

Bee print dress

Close-up

Bee print dress

Have a swell Sunday!
xox Sammi

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Favorites #57

Happy Friday, everyone!  Here are some of my favorite finds from this week:

I was so excited to see that Pinup Girl Clothing is now carrying these cropped cardigans!  As far as I can tell, they're the exact same make as ModCloth's Dream of the Crop line of cardigans, but PUG is carrying different colors!  (Trashy Diva carries them now, too.)  I've been searching everywhere for a light blue cropped cardigan, so I miiiight have to get that one.

a  //  b  //  c

Speaking of PUG, I'm not normally into tropical prints, but this dress of theirs is really pretty!

Love this tote from Forever 21!  She reminds me of Amy!
I wish this tank had been around back when I was in high school (and in a production of Grease):
THIS BAG.  Ahhhh!
This top is currently sold out (not surprisingly), but I still had to include it.  Looks like it's still available through the Petals and Peacocks website, though!
I may need to get this Friends travel mug as a gift for my mom!
Give me ALL the jellies, please!! ( 1  //  2 )
I adored this xojane article about one's outfits being subconsciously inspired by one's favorite movies (although in my case, the influence is sometimes intentional)!


This rose headband is so darling:
I love this kitchen (but can't find the original source, wahh)!
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These might be the most amazing kitchen items I never knew I needed.  They're pot grips shaped like farfalle!!  So cute!!

Finally, I was glad I read this during this week.  I'm having a tough time letting go and moving on lately.  The Serenity Prayer is great in theory, but sometimes it's a little more daunting to actually put it into practice.  There are times when Thought Catalog has decent things.

Have a great weekend!
xox Sammi

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cake pop

Outfit Details
Dress: swap from Elana
Petticoat: similar here
Hair bow: Juicy Bows
Belt: from another dress
Cake ring: Le Petite Bonbon
BAIT Footwear spectators: ModCloth




This is not how I was initially thinking of styling this dress!  This little number of Elana's is so pretty (I especially love the polka dot panel on the top), and I had originally thought of taking a much simpler route with this dress.  But then it arrived at my house and all I kept thinking was how cute it would look with pink!  I'm still a little on the fence with some of the elements I had to use (I'd have preferred to have one uniform shade of light pink, instead of about 3 slightly different ones, plus I'd have preferred a plainer belt), but I think the idea of it is really fun.  It reminds me of a small sample of a birthday party -- hence the post title!   You can see how Elana styled this dress here.




 

Fun fact: this petticoat was actually something I used in the production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch I was in (and produced and costumed) a couple of years ago.  It's technically a much larger size than I'd normally need, but since it's a cheap, elastic-waist, Leg Avenue-type of crinoline, you can't even tell!  I also did a little doctoring of my hair bow; it was originally intended to be worn as a headband, and was attached to a strip of black elastic, so that the bow would sit straight up or to the side on one's head.  It's a large bow and looked a little too cartoon-ish for my taste, so I decided to get rid of the elastic and attach it with bobby pins, instead.  I may eventually put an alligator clip on it, but the pins worked in a pinch!  Moral of the story: elastic is a very versatile item.

 



Have a great Thursday!
xox Sammi 
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