The Color Wheel Gallery: Retro
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Gypsophila Ruffled Sleeve Swing Dress

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Press SampleProduct given for testing and review purposes at a discounted price.

This black soft fabric swing dress with ruffled sleeves is lovely and I love it! I ordered a Small and it fit true to size on my 5'2 inch frame with 34-35 B bust and 27 inch waist. Besides the material being thick, the sleeves are the focal point on this dress. They are wide and loose and they look beautiful. The length of the dress is longer on me compared to the model on the ad but thats perfectly fine with me and the bodice of the dress is form fitting which accentuates the figure. This dress from Gypsophila is very elegant and very comfortable and looks very modern and retro at the same time.
I'm so happy it comes in different colors because I might try the pink one next knowing now, that the material is not sheer but thick and the one in the color Ginger looks beautiful as well.
In the pictures, I paired it with an elegant bucket polka-dot sun hat, pearls, big sunglasses and some white strappy wedges and it looked super classy and elegant.

Cost: $29.80
Available on Amazon in many different colors and sizes

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Audrey My Fashion Mannequin

Press Sample: Product given for Testing and Review Purposes.

I never owned a mannequin or fashion mannequin before so when I was asked to review this headless and armless mannequin by Ledrem, I was so excited because I definitely knew I was going to use it.

As for the mannequin, it is a fiber glass torso that is dressed in black stretch linen fabric and it comes with a tripod wooden base and a wooden top plug on the neck for scarves or hats.
It comes with a diagram so it is very easy to assemble and the mannequin can be adjusted to certain height levels by turning the knob located underneath and lifting the torso up but since I'm 5'2, I made her my same height.
Oh yes, I named her Audrey:)

So this is how Audrey is beneficial to me besides looking profesional and beautiful in photos.

I have a tendency of hanging my dresses or outfits the night before that I will be wearing the next day, on my curtain rod by my bed and well that's not cute. LOL
But at least I see and have my clothes prepared.
Now with Audrey, I simply would dress her up in my clothes necklace included, hat or scarf and not only does it look beautiful but also my clothes will be ready to wear and not on a hanger on my curtain rod over my head.

Audrey is a smaller size mannequin in size 6-8 but my clothes in Small and Medium fit her well. Unfortunately, she cannot display pants, only blouses, skirts and dresses but that's perfectly fine with me. 

Audrey stays in my bedroom which can be startling at times so I might move her into the closet or living room. LOL

Overall, this mannequin is very nice and it serves it's purpose very well and it's great for fashion designers, seamstresses, boutiques, decor and great for me. 

Here are the lovely pictures of Miss Audrey. Oh, yes I edited my mirrors to hide my purses in the back ground. :)

Product Dimension:
Height of Torso: 27 1/2" (70cm)
Shoulder: 14 7/8" (38cm)
Chest: 34 1/4" (87cm)
Waist: 24 3/4" (63cm)
Hip: 34 5/8" (88cm)

Cost: $89.00 
where to purchase: Amazon 

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The Beautiful White Dress From Niteo Fashion

Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes.

This sleeveless fit and flare dress from Niteo Clothing is very beautiful and uniquely designed with black piping on front and back, a black tiny bow on the neckline and more bows on the waist plus it has a zippered back making it easy to slip your feet through..
It definitely has a retro feminine appeal and the textured fabric reminds me of an eyelet fabric because of the tiny holes in the pattern. The pleated dress is very soft but heavy in material being 100% Polyester ; Lining: 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex.

As soon as my husband saw me step out in it, his eyes really opened up. LOL
I loved his expression because that meant he really loved how I looked in the dress.
I'm 5'2 at 107 pounds, with a 36 B bust and 29 1/12 waist and the size Small fit me perfectly.
I totally felt beautiful in it and the white crisp color is perfect for Spring and Summer.

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Sizes available are X-S, S, M, L
Price: $79.95


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A Chic and Classy Dress By Niteo


Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes.

Wow! This pink and white boat neck dress with cap sleeves received so many compliments yesterday while wearing it to church.
I couldn't believe it, even this young lady that I never met before got out of her chair to whisper in my ear "I really like your dress" and some even said I looked like a doll. I was very surprised and did not expect that at all but that goes to show that this dress from Niteo is very chic, classy, retro and beautiful.
The sizing on this dress runs true to size and the Medium fit me great. Here are my measurement stats as reference in choosing the correct sizing.
Im' 5'2 so the dress fits me a bit longer than on the model shown in the ad, I'm a 36 B with a 29 1/2 waist. The material is very softly textured and comfortable but I did find out the inner lining slip had a tendency to get clingy on my thighs so I put water and sometimes hair spray on my legs and then it would go away but then return but as long as the dress did not creep up from the front or back, I felt fine.
I also like that the dress has a zipper on the back that you can easily slip on with your legs and not pull the dress over your head.

Overall, I really like this dress and its perfect for spring like weather especially for Easter because of the colors and summer but the option is up to the individual.
I paired this fabulous dress with some white wedges, some rose gold tone earrings with a pink stone and encrusted crystals, and the Nina Party Queen Cuff bracelet I had previously reviewed click here.

Here are the pictures below...

Where to purchase: Amazon
Price: $69.95 
Sizes: X-Small - Large

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Happy Valentine's Day

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Today is a beautiful reminder on how we should share our hearts with others.
A simple smile, phone call or greeting can brighten someone's day. 
Love is a grand thing to feel and to share.

Yesterday, I shared with my friends at our church Valentine's Day Sock Hop Dinner.
We had a great time and there was also a Grease reanactment on stage lol
I couldn't stop laughing!

Then at the end of the dinner, different couples shared thier love stories with us and how they had to be patient with each other, comunicate with each other in order for thier marriage to keep going strong. 
Some were newlyweds and 1 couple had 50 years of marriage.

I have been married 13 yrs and I'm still counting and Love plays a big part of that.  
I leave you with one of my favorite inspirational verses that we should all carry in our hearts as wonderful human beings from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Now for the 50's Fun! I wanted to go as a sock hopper but couldn't find an outifit on time so I improvised and went Pin up:)

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

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