Trashy Diva – Crepe Myrtle and Blue Hawaii

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

Lena Sarong Dress in Blue Hawaii print
Lena Sarong Dress in Blue Hawaii print

A week ago today I walked in to Trashy Diva’s French Quarter dress shop on a mission to buy a dress – I can’t often make this statement because it is so rare that one would actually get to walk into their store, but more often the case is gazing at their dresses through a web browser. The day before my trip, swing dance instructor and Diva Mia Goldsmith posted that the store had, that day, received their new line of spring/summer dresses and I was elated because I knew I would be able to try all of them on in person.

The new collection did not disappoint – I could have walked out of there with all of the pieces from both prints and then died and gone to heaven. There’s a little something for everyone! In the crepe myrtle print, you can have their sweet Ashley dress with sleeves, the Lena sarong dress with a shoulder drape (for drama), a friggin adorable romper, blouse, skirt, halter dress, hottie top, aaaaaaaaah!

Seriously.  This romper.  DYING.
Seriously. This romper. DYING.

Blue Hawaii print offerings include the Lena, halter, and skirt, but also the strappy L’amour dress, a Trixie top, a front tie top, high waisted shorts, two matching headband options (knot or giant bow), and, it’s not on the website, but I swear there was a little bolero jacket in this print, as well. Just immaculate, in that wonderful rayon. I picked up an Ashley and a Lena in the crepe myrtle – as a note, the Lena is smocked with elastic in the back, so there is a good amount of stretch for fit and you may need to go down 1-2 sizes to get a really good fit.

SO HAPPY! Trashy Diva, you have my heart!

Rose of the Mire on Etsy

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

I’ve been on the hunt for a flapper headpiece this week and was overwhelmed by the sheer number of artisans creating such things on Etsy. Some are better than others and Rose of the Mire stuck out as one of those with particular attention to detail. There was a lovely air of romanticism in these pieces that drew me in to the “shop.”

I’ve been pining over this Beaded Flapper Headband, even though I don’t have anything to wear with it. It’s just the right amount of Art Deco, looks comfortable, not too much feather….just right.

Here are some other lovelies from the store:

Silver Fringe Beaded Headband
Headband with Swarovski Crystal
Feather headband - I'd wear this in the winter with a white muff 🙂
This also looks wintery and lovely
Impressive ostrich feather headband

Miss Selfridge

From the UK purveyor of youthful fashion comes these lovely, danceable dresses, rompers, and accessories, available online through the Miss Selfridge website.

Red gingham dress!  Love!

This cream tiered dress nods to the 1920's.
This striped dress sort of reminds me of vintage beachwear.
Gray and black polka dot dress with sweetheart neckline, belt optional.
Navy bow dress with an adorable collar.
Purple print dress with floaty sleeves and wrap dress detailing.
Black beaded headband

Beaded flower headband.

Red jumpsuit - who wants to waste time tucking their shirt into their shorts? ;)

Bodysuit - shirt and bloomers in one?