It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got that Swing)

Monday Annoucements:
  • Actually, I have none this week!  A new Just Shair video is coming this week though, and given that we have a few others filmed this should be a weekly thing from here on out.  (It was always supposed to be; illness and life events messed up our start a bit).  Sometime over the next month you should be able to see me completely loose my sh*t on camera; I’m the hardest person in the world to crack up and for 10 minutes of filming I could barely get some words out I was laughing so hard.  Shannon was somewhat stunned and said she had never seen me like this, which is probably true.  It’s been 3+(?) years since I had a laughing fit I couldn’t stop (seriously, I’m a hard crack-up).  I believe we’re editing this portion for a bonus video, because who doesn’t like to watch people laugh on camera when they’re trying to be serious and lose their minds.  I’m SHAIRING all of this because it was awesome to be reminded of how fun it is to not be able to stop laughing.  Consider that today's motivation...do something that'll make you laugh!  And, stay tuned… :)

All About the Outfit

This is admittedly one of the more vintage looks I’ve ever put together!  Yes, I like vintage but usually not every piece all at once!  And, rarely do I go to the 1940s for style inspiration!  This skirt is an oldie from Trashy Diva and I realized it matched one of my ModCloth South Florida Spree Top (this one is called "Sassy Girl").  I’ve been slowly but surely stocking up on my printed tops, in part because I love novelty prints AND mixing prints with my printed skirts, but also because they’re nice for my solid bottoms too.  I'm becoming slightly obsessed with ModCloth's South Florida Spree Tops and am kicking myself for not getting into them earlier!  I accidentally laid these two pieces next to each other last week and realized it'd be a fun mixed print with the same colors, so I wore it ASAP.  

Speaking of mixing prints, I feel like I didn’t do that for around 6 months!  Recently I’ve been back into it (see here) and I’m excited to be back at this game.

Style Details and Thoughts:

Top- ModCloth 
Brooch- Deer Arrow (Why not have an old school record player brooch like this with a 40s inspired outfit?)
Skirt- Trashy Diva (discontinued print)
Shoes- B.A.I.T. via Pinup Girl Clothing (I like the idea of B.A.I.T. but I own two pairs and the jury is still out with me.  Specifically about these shoes, I love saddles shoes but these are a little stiff even after wearing them some so I have yet to fall in complete love.)

Music Time!

Since this is largely a 40s look, I decided to showcase a lesser known love of mine: swing music.  “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got that Swing)” is one of the more famous songs from that era (and borderline that main song to not-super-remembered movie Swing Kids).  There’s many versions of this song, but I chose the Duke Ellington version because I believe that is the first recording of this song I heard.

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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Comments

  1. I can't wait to see that video! I love your sense of humor and bet that it will make me laugh hard as well)
    You look so fresh and radiant in this outfit! Maybe it's because of the spring or just the top color, but I love the whole combination!

    Tanya
    www.StripesnVibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  2. Adorable outfit! I love the prints. Also looking forward to seeing that video!

    Florals&Smiles

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  3. I saw a Bieber meme a month or so ago while I was out to dinner and I could not stop laughing. I haven't had that in such a long time but it felt so so good to just let it go and have a good laugh. Thinking about it now still makes me chuckle.

    -M
    www.violetroots.com/blog

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  4. I love how you mix prints, looks so great on you! Also loving those saddle shoes...I would like a pair for myself! :)

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  5. You are looking so elegant dear, love this color combine!
    X
    http://www.missydresses.at

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  6. Such a cute outfit, I really love the prints together. Love your hair like that too! x

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  7. Love this print mix, and I think your saddle shoes look great.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  8. I am excited for the next Just Shair video! :) And I love how you mixed your prints - this whole outfit is adorable! I LOVE how you did your hair too! It looks awesome. :)

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

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  9. I love how you mixed prints! darling look!

    kelseybang.com

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  10. Your hair is so pretty and I love the bright colors in this outfit!

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  11. Great look babe!! Matched the music perfectly!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  12. Love love love your braided up-do, and all of these vintage pieces!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

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  13. This is such a cool + summer perfect look, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  14. Amazing color combine, you are looking so beautiful dear!
    X
    http://www.missydresses.at

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  15. Bellissima la gonna!!
    Chiara
    www.chiaraangiolino.it

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  16. Loving the mixed prints and your hairstyle is too cute!
    xx
    Jen
    http://www.belledecouture.com/2016/04/floral-and-flounce.html

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  17. Such a fun mix of prints and I love the vintage inspired shoes! Great outfit
    Carly from Dresses & Denim

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  18. Great music choice and I love the message of the day because there is nothing better than fits of laughter!

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

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  19. Oh man, I'm the complete opposite. I laugh at so many things! It's crazy hahahah. Aren't those laughter fits amazing? Love all of the patterns going on in this outfit!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  20. Love the vintage outfit you put together! Sooooo cute! And your hair is gorgeous. Totally digging that braid. I'm so bad at braiding my own hair, I don't know how you do it!

    Nineteen Windsor

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  21. This look is darling loving the mix of patterns!

    xx Auna | http://simplyauna.com

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  22. Such a cute mix of prints, I love the pin
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  23. Very fun mix of patterns and accessories. That Deer Arrow brooch is all kinds of awesome!

    ♥ Jessica

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  24. Yay can't wait for Just Shair's new video!!!! I also can't wait to watch you lose your sh!t XD I'm the opposite I piss myself laughing over the most lamest things imaginable XD These two prints go fantastically together and oh gosh the colours and print on the skirt :O

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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  25. I love this outfit! It is so cute! And those saddle shoes really brings everything together so well! <3

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  26. This is such a cute casual outfit and those shoes are adorable!

    astylishlovestory.blogspot.com

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