Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Black Dresses and Kitschy Bags

black scalloped dress ouges

By now, most of you know that I love outfits that are filled with kitsch. I can't resist a good theme or novelty bag! But while my personal aesthetic tends to veer on costume-y, I realize that it's not always practical for everyday wear. However, I think today's outfit proves that you can incorporate kitschy elements into an otherwise classic & conservative look.

vendula london funky bags diner
ouges dress amazon vintage 1950s
erstwilder jukebox brooch

First, let's talk about this dress! When I first saw this OUGES dress on Amazon, I wasn't quite sure what it'd look like (or how it'd fit) in real life. However, the plethora of positive reviews and affordable price tag won me over, so I decided to try it out, along with another dress from their online store. Upon receiving them, I was so pleasantly surprised by the fit and quality. Due to the ample stretch of the material, I had more than enough room (I could have possibly sized down to a medium, rather than my normal large). It's definitely one of the more comfortable dresses I own! I really love the scalloped neckline, and the 3/4-length sleeves have come in handy during these cold winter days. It's a nice length too, which can also be a concern with certain dresses you find on Amazon. If you're looking for a cute and versatile LBD that fits in your budget, this one should definitely be a contender.

black retro dress scalloped

While I wouldn't normally wear such a plain dress with a purse like this, I think it does illustrate my point: that novelty purses – like one of the Vendula London unique bags I'm styling here – can work with all sorts of outfits. In fact, they often work better when they can be the star of the outfit, since the overall effect isn't overpowering. This diner purse gives the perfect pop to my outfit, and the details are amazing. I styled another Vendula London bag last spring for my Easter post, and the quality is always superb. I went with a smaller, cross-body style this time, and I absolutely love it. There's enough room for all the necessities but it's still the perfect going-out bag. Even the lining is adorable! I love this entire range of Vendula London creative bags, but all of their collections are so much fun.

vendula london diner box bag
Outfit Details
Scalloped black dress: c/o OUGES
Diner Box Bag: c/o Vendula London
Jivin' Jukebox brooch: c/o Erstwilder (available here)
Tights: similar  ||  Heels: Aerosoles

vendula london diner unique bags

Also, the winner of my giveaway has been chosen! Congratulations to Kate R. and thanks to everyone who entered! You've made the last four years of blogging an absolute delight. Stay tuned for more giveaways in the coming months! <3


  1. That purse!! I have been oggling the Vendula purses for years. I loved their bakery ones but THIS is PERFECTION! I love the bold colors!!

  2. Trying a new brand when online shopping can be so worrisome. Glad that this one worked out for you. It looks great! Super cute bag too <3

  3. That purse is so cute and so you! I love that dress too, the scallope neckline is such a nice little detail x

  4. Oh my I love this bag, wow I love the Diner design on this one! :)

  5. Oh, man...that purse is so adorable!!! Vendula's stuff is just so darn cute!



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