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Jailhouse Rock

Hey all, thanks for the sweet words on my last post about wanting to try some new things in 2016 on this blog!  As promised, there will still be plenty o' style posts, just like this one heading your way!  And, I think there may have been a misunderstanding: I'm not taking a break--at all.  Just revamping some stuff here and there so that I feel the content is more rewarding and working towards other goals in life.  But thank you so much for reading my post and being so encouraging!!

Behind the dress:  Once upon a time I wasn't into the kind of novelty prints that had darker images on them.  Specifically I wasn't into skull prints and other things insinuating death, in part because I've had enough of that in my own life that I didn't want to wear it too.  Sometime over the past year, that has drastically changed.  I guess I decided to embrace the darkness that life can be?  Both fictitious and realistic.  A haunted forrest?  Why the hell not?  Zombie movie poster prints?  I'll take them in each color, please!  Monsters in a jail line-up?  A thousand times yes!

I got this Folter dress via Unique Vintage during their Black Friday site wide sale because I just HAD to have it.  I had wanted it for a while, so I decided to take the plunge.  I like that it's a dark shade, but also very colorful as the monsters are red, blue, and purple.  

Styling details:  Though I intend to jazz this up a bit in the spring in summer with warmer colors, I decided to take advantage of being in winter and wearing darker hues and matching grays for this particular styling.  The zebra brooch is from Erstwilder, the necklace is from H&M, the cardigan is Old Navy, the knee socks are Target style, and the shoes are Nine West.  

Positivity time:  I think this time of year is always so hopeful.  It's a fresh start and the possibilities for the year ahead seem endless.  That said, it's easy to crash and burn.  If you have new year's resolutions or huge goals for this year, remember the Rome wasn't built in a day.  Any true change gets built brick by brick.  The rest of the year is a long time and you really can't beat yourself for any setbacks as long as you try again.  Plus, you're probably more wonderful than you're giving yourself credit for currently, so try to remind yourself of that!

Music inspired blog post:  Elvis Presley music lives on, and I have the feeling that will be the case for decades to come.  Immediately upon receiving this dress from Unique Vintage I thought of the song "Jailhouse Rock" and knew this had to be the blog post title.  While I'm not a "die hard" Elvis fan, I am indeed a fan.  "Burning Love" is probably my favorite of his, but "Jailhouse Rock" is certainly hella up there in my Elvis song repertoire.

I've recently added two pages to this blog, one that catalogues posts named after songs and another that catalogues all of the concert stories.  Click the links on to see for yourself!  Happy Friday!

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  1. You rock :)

  2. Haha, I love the dress ♥

  3. Love the socks with the heels! You totally pull it off. I have been wanting to try this trend out!

    xx Yasmin

  4. I always love to be reminded how fun knee highs are to add to an outfit! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. The dress is so cool. From afar you can't really tell what the pattern is. It just looks fun. :]

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  6. As soon as I saw the title of this I thought of Elvis haha. This print is sooo cute! Even though they're monters, they remind me of the song "The Monster Mash," which was always more on the fun than scary side. Amazing job styling this with sparkly socks and shoes!

  7. So cute! Love the shoes. Happy New Year!


  8. I lve the pop of glitter and the naive print against the black cardie Lauren! Flawless styling!;)

  9. Your dress is so cute, I love the print

  10. You have such an awesome sense of styling, your photos always look so much like your having fun. Such a cute dress too! :)

  11. The dress looks really cute.

  12. Stunning look! Love your outfit!
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  13. You are gorgeous! Love the dress! x

  14. Gosh.... your glitter heels are TDF!!!!
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  15. The styling with the socks really looks cute. I don't think I could ever pull it off myself, but I like the look on others.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  16. Your dress is so pretty, love it. x

  17. Lovely look!

  18. The print on this dress is SO CUTE! It took me a minute to figure out what it was. Monsters in a line up is genius. I like the way you styled it :)


  19. Ahh I love this outfit!! The dress is so cute! And I'm really loving those socks with your heels, too! I have a couple pair of knee high socks like this that I never're giving me some inspiration to break 'em out, though!


  20. Gorgeous! Love the dress and those knee high socks! Cutest look ever!

    Happy Wednesday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  21. Love your post, great content!

    Thanks for the support, I deeply appreciate it!!

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  22. You look stunning darling! I always love the flare dress paired with great accessories and jewelry!
    I've missed your last post to heading there now to read all about the changes)


  23. Love this dress and the socks with it! The necklace is the perfect add-on.

  24. Such a cute outfit. Loving the black and white.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  25. Such a cute look!!

    Adi xx

  26. It's great that you bought this dress on Black Friday's sale, because it's unique and it suits to your personality, dear :)

  27. You're definitely my favourite vintage fashion blogger, you have a great balance between old and modern which honestly is very refreshing.

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  28. Sweet dress! I love your accessorizes too!


  29. Great outfit! It's always fun being able to embrace things that you once avoided or shied away from. All the more fun when you can do it during a Black Friday sale! :)


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