Monday, December 5, 2016

Backseat Baby

sourpuss clothing purse

After being sick for the last week, I'm starting to feel like myself again. It's good timing because I've just started rehearsals for a new show – and I'm also itching to take holiday outfit photos. This outfit might seem a bit more appropriate for Halloween than for Christmas, but as someone who loves spooks & sorcery all year round, it felt perfectly suited for a November day.

sourpuss clothing backseat baby
sourpuss spiderweb purse
pinup couture jenny dress dark purple

Although I tend to carry around the same couple of purses all the time, I do have an extensive bag collection. This "Backseat Baby" spiderweb purse from Sourpuss fits right in. I love that it has a vintage-inspired clasp and the ideal amount of edge. (I also enjoy the fact that I actually am a backseat baby – my mom's band was called Backseat Sally!) This purse actually matches the purple Jenny dress I'm wearing perfectly, though it doesn't look like it in these photos. I had to bring it all together with the Steph Buscema fortune teller print scarf that Ashley gave me!

purple dress pinup
Outfit Details
Jenny Dress in Dark Purple: Pinup Girl Clothing
Purple Spiderweb Backseat Baby Purse: c/o Sourpuss Clothing
Steph Buscema fortune teller scarf: gift from Ashley (available here)
Chase & Chloe heels: Amazon

pinup hair scarf
Have a great start to your week!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


vixen by micheline pitt

I hope you all had a nice holiday weekend! Unfortunately, I came down with some kind of viral infection on Saturday night, so I've been spending most of my time on the couch. Luckily, I've been able to work from home, which has made things a lot easier. I didn't feel up to doing a post on Monday, but I'm back today with this marvelous makeup print skirt from Vixen by Micheline Pitt!

makeup print skirt
cosmetic print skirt

This skirt is a must for any fellow makeup-loving girls! I pretty much knew from the moment I saw the mock-up of this print that I needed it in my life. It's just too good! The skirt is also of really nice quality and I found the fit to be spot-on with the size chart. (For those who normally wear PUG, it fits precisely how their skirts should.) Plus... pockets! I've already worn this skirt a few times and I love it more each time I put it on. I couldn't resist getting matching hairspray lapel pin – you all know how much I love a theme!

makeup skirt vixen by micheline pitt
Outfit Details
Makeup + Hair Print Skirt: Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Secret Weapon hairspray pin: Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Lily Top in Black: c/o Heart of Haute
Flats: Amazon

Have a great day!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday Discounts!

black friday discount

It's Black Friday, which means one thing: it's time to shop! I'm *trying* to keep my spending in check this year, but in case you have less willpower than I do, here's a list of my favorite sales & discount codes:

A Classic Paradise: 20% off $75+ with BLACKFRIDAY20
ASOS: 30% off site-wide with code THANKFUL30
B.A.I.T. Footwear: 30% off site-wide
Betsey Johnson: 35% with code BLACK
Bettie Page: 35% off site-wide
Bernie Dexter: 35% off with BlackFriday35
Campbell/Crafts: 25% off with BLACKFRIDAY
Cheshire Vintage: 25% off store-wide
Chicwish: 25% off site-wide
Collectif: 25% off with BLACKFRIDAY16
Crown and Glory: 20% off with BLACKFRIDAY
Doll Me Up: up to 60% off
Geronimo Vintage: 20% off
Glamour Bunny: 30% off with BLACK30
Hearts and Found: 30% off with BLACKFRIDAY30
Heart of Haute: 25% off site-wide with BLACKFRIDAY
Kate Gabrielle: 25% off $15+ with MISTLETOE
Miss L-Fire: 20% off all full-priced items
ModClothFRIDAY40 for 40% off $200+ / FRIDAY30 for 30% off $100+ / FRIDAY20 for 20% off everything
Modern Girl Blitz: 25% off with GIFTIES
Pinup Girl Clothing: 35% off site-wide
Retro Glam: 25% off with BF25
Silly Old Sea Dog: 25% off with BLACKFRIDAY
Sourpuss Clothing: 25% off with BLACKEST
Trashy Diva: 30% off everything with GOBBLEITUP
Unique Vintage: 25% off site-wide with BEST25
Vixen by Micheline Pitt: 20% off with BLACKFRIDAY

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


trashy diva mahjong

Well, this park looked fall-like when I took these photos... you'd never know here that it's now covered in snow! We had a decent run for fall, so I guess I can't complain too much. The snow is getting me excited for Christmas, but until then, I can't wait for Thanksgiving tomorrow! I'll actually be having two thanksgivings this year, as my guy and I are celebrating back-to-back with our families. That's something I haven't done in a long time, but I'm looking forward to it. That, and lots of mashed potatoes.

trashy diva skirt
mahjong skirt
trashy diva

I wasn't sold on this Trashy Diva mahjong print when it first came out, but it ended up growing on me quite a bit. I got it for a really great price, though I wish I had sized up. It just zips – which means that I definitely won't be wearing it for Thanksgiving (I want to EAT!). But I really like the fall color palette, and I'm glad I got a chance to wear it before winter really arrived.

trashy diva mahjong skirt
Outfit Details
Mahjong Circle Skirt: Trashy Diva
Black leotard: similar
Cardigan: similar
Flats: Amazon

The Soubrette Brunette: Mahjong

I'm thankful for many things this year: a job and a boy I love, a lovely apartment of my own, my friends and family and cat. Although this month has been tough, I know I'm very fortunate. I'm worried about the future, but for now, I'm giving thanks for all the things I have. What are you thankful for this year?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2016


mary blair commuters print dress

You might remember my dear friend, Henry, from other posts here on my blog (like this one from last fall or this springy set of photos). Henry moved to New York City and is now out on tour, so I don't get much of a chance to take photos with him anymore. But he happened to be home for a weekend in September and I was lucky enough to spend a fabulous day with him. We went to a really good estate sale, did some vintage shopping, had a delicious lunch, and then took these photos on my cute little street. As I get older, I seem to get more selective with the people I choose to spend my time with. But spending an afternoon with Henry is always an absolute delight. I just wish we could see each other more often!

plaid pants
pinup girl clothing mary blair
vintage guy
mary blair commuter print jenny dress pinup girl

In an effort to utilize more of my existing wardrobe – rather than constantly buying new stuff – I decided to remix this Mary Blair commuters print dress from Pinup Girl Clothing for the fall. One of my favorite way to get more use out of my dresses is to layer a top or a sweater over it. It works especially well with tops that look a bit too short with jeans, but a regular-length tee can work just as well if you roll up the bottom hem and tuck it into a wide belt. Ta-da! Your dress becomes a skirt, and no one will ever know!

pinup girl clothing commuter print
Outfit Details
Jenny Dress in Mary Blair Commuters Print: Pinup Girl Clothing
Vintage hat: Jane Vintage (online store here)
Black boatneck top: Target
Heels: Aerosoles (similar)
Belt: from another dress

The Soubrette Brunette: Commuters
mary blair commuter
pinup girl jenny dress
1950s guy
vintage couple

This month has been hard, but it's also been filled with some good things. I'm getting to work from home this week, Thanksgiving is almost here, and I feel refreshed and ready to get back to blogging. :) I may not love all the snow outside today, but I'm definitely looking forward to the holidays!

Have a great start to your week!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Shop My Closet update!

Happy Friday, everyone! I know I've been severely slacking on posts. I'm sort of considering the month of November to be a wash, you know? BUT I've been meaning to do an update to my Shop My Closet store for months now -- and I finally got a chance last night! There are lots of pretties that need a good home. Check out everything that's up for grabs in my Shop My Closet store.

Oh, and you can use the code SOUBRETTE10 at checkout to get 10% off your order! :)

shop my closet the soubrette brunette

Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday Favorites #144

This week has been hard. It's undeniable. Understandably, I haven't felt much like posting. But at a time like this, we do need to remember there are good things in the world. Amidst all the fear, sadness, and anger I feel... there are still things that make me smile. Although they don't make everything okay, I hope they'll make you feel better for a moment and remember that there is still love and light.
(via Introvert Doodles)

(via Introvert Doodles)

Some other nice thoughts:

- kitty cat purrs
- a delicious cup of coffee or tea
- snuggles on a chilly evening
- a hug (or several)
- a hot shower
- getting a manicure or massage
- packages and letters
- the holidays
- the season premiere of your favorite show
- laughter
- falling in love
- a good book
- your favorite song
- dessert
- springtime
- breakfast food
- sleeping in
- freshly changed sheets
- sweatpants, right out of the dryer
- taking off your bra at the end of the day
- spending time with your best friend
- fresh flowers
- taking a vacation
- Aaron Sorkin's letter to his daughter
- this Facebook post
- knowing that nothing lasts forever

I hope you have a good weekend <3 
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