Thread + Mitre

Monday, October 24, 2016

Amanda: Denim Overall Flare Skirt Jumper via the TOBS Original "Thread & Mitre" Collection 
Yellow Work Blouse - Freddies of Pinewood  |  Love Letter Brooch - Merriweather
 Bangle Stack - all via Splendette  |  Brown Maryjane Heels - Modcloth (similar)

Katie:  Denim Overall Flare Skirt Jumper via the TOBS Original "Thread & Mitre" Collection
Striped Mock Turtleneck - Forever 21 (Similar) | Red Wedges - Similar | 1940s Brooch - Luxulite 

I'll start by saying this denim jumper from The Oblong Box Shop might be one of my new favorite articles of clothing.  It's the first piece in Denialle's denim collection and she definitely started with a "bang".  The jumper is inspired by the bomber girls of the 1940's and the original Teddy Girls and I've never seen a piece quite like it.  The quality of the entire piece and the denim is amazing.  We loved all the well-thought out touches like the full circle skirt (we didn't wear petticoats under ours but, one would fit), the criss-cross straps in the back and the little fold-over pockets.  If you're a first time The Oblong Box Shop shopper, this piece would be the perfect time to take advantage of the 10% off sign-up code (which is sitewide if you like something else) or follow to the bottom for a 15% off code for this specific jumper. And if you're wondering if the piece is worth the money - yes. One thousand times yes, you will not be disappointed.

Also, we hope everyone had an amazing weekend!  Katie went to a wedding and I spent the weekend studying for my Mortgages final... which might be one of the most boring law school topics ever.  Also, we both colored our hair. I have no problem admitting I get lazy with my hair because I color it myself but, Katie went lighter and I'm forever jealous of her ability to rock any color on the red spectrum.

// Use promo code "threadandmitre" for 15% off until November 1st.

Cats + Love Letters

Friday, October 21, 2016

Sending My Love Love Letter Brooch - MerriWeather | Taupe Inna Heels - BAIT Footwear

I know there are a lot of people, especially in the vintage + vintage reproduction community, who try and keep their style in one decade. I think I used to cling more to that ideal, but years of vintage collecting and blogging vintage reproduction clothing means that I have definitely broadened my horizons and I love getting to embrace each decade.  I will forever be envious of how chic and elegant Amanda looks in 1940's attire so I always try and channel her a little bit when I wear 40's style things. 

When I do gravitate towards 1940's styles it's definitely the sweaters that I lean towards.  I think this is a.) because I'm always, always, always cold and b.) they just look so effortless if worn with pants or a skirt.  When I saw the design on The Purrfect Cardigan I think I may have died and gone to heaven.  It's no secret that I'm a crazy cat to have a chic way to display that is EVERYTHING to me.  Also, right now the sweater is 10% off using the promo code puurfect10.  Emmy Design, in my opinion, is so worth the price and one of the closest things to real vintage as far as reproductions go.  The quality is beyond amazing and it feels like someones grandma made this sweater.  Which is the highest compliment ever!  

To complete my look, I've been loving this Mini Powder Set from Besame to brighten and correct my complexion.  I use the vanilla color all over and use the lavender under my eyes if my under-eye circles are a little yellow.   I love how authentic their products feel and have been using them non-stop lately.  My other current favorites are the Sweet Pink Rouge + Dusty Rose Lipstick.  Seriously, Sweet Pink has replaced all other blushes in my collection, it suits my skin that well! 

// See our other posts featuring Emmy Design, here.

Autumn Leaves + Cinnamon

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Beige Lace-Up shoes - Aldo (similar)

I'm happy it's finally cooling down here for lots of reasons but, one of the main ones is that I get to break out my autumn/winter wardrobe.  As much as I love a comfy cotton sundress and bright colors, I have a lot fun changing the pace up a bit during cooler days and exploring some 40s inspired looks.  My summer wardrobe is about a half and half split between reproduction and vintage but I'd say my autumn/winter wardrobe is mostly vintage with pieces from a few brands I really love thrown in there and one of those is emmy design.

When I'm buying for fall/wainter, I tend to pick separates over dresses so I can layer more so, I always try to select pieces I can mix and match with other pieces in my wardrobe.  As for sizing, I've been seeing lots of questions pop up lately about sizing on the Ice Skater Cardigan (pictured above) and I will say, as a petite lady, I do intentionally shrink mine a bit as even the smallest size, a 34/36, is a bit loose.  I learned an amazing trick last year though!  Take a squirt bottle with water in it, dampen the sweater (you can even pick specific areas), and dry it.  My sweater above is post-squirt bottle trick.

Last, I know some ladies are hesitant about the price but, I'm going into my third winter with some of my emmy pieces this year and they're still in amazing condition.  I personally tend to buy less during the colder seasons so I put a little bit more towards individual pieces that will become a staples.  Trust me, these pieces (especially these sweaters) are worth the investment.

// See our other posts featuring Emmy Design, here.

Apple Pickin'

Monday, October 17, 2016

Last week we made an amazing mixtape for our roadtrip and and headed off to Ellijay, Georgia for a classic Autumn activity, apple picking!  We happened to pick a weekend when the Georgia Apple Festival was happening, but luckily that didn't stop us from picking Rome Beauties and Granny Smith apples and enjoying all of the delicious apple treats in the store over at B.J. Reece Orchards.  Since we weren't sure what the weather would be like in North Georgia we packed an amalgam of things to ensure that we wouldn't be under or over-dressed.  Luckily, sweaters were all the warmth we needed.

ModCloth has really been impressing us lately with their new styles and constant rotation of new arrivals.  Usually we start to panic, because we love Spring and Summer style so much, but this year we feel totally prepared for the chillier temps.   As far as fit goes, everything I am wearing fit true to size in my opinion.  The All Tapped Out Heel in Burgundy may have been a little tight, but I can tell that they will stretch with wear so I'll just persevere on.  I've also now developed an addiction to scarfs, because how amazing is this one??  Although, the reviews on ModCloth's site say otherwise, Amanda felt like her Intern of Fate Skirt in Burgundy ran small and that the Tessellate It Be Known Top ran a little big.  However, she has a petite frame so sweaters running big is not a rare occurrence for her.  As always, we definitely suggest chatting in/emailing or calling a ModStylist to help with any sizing questions.

Friday Favorites #72

Friday, October 14, 2016

And, we're back to our regularly scheduled programming!  As y'all know, we went on a road trip last weekend and this week has been a whirlwind for both of us catching back up in our day job offices.  Katie got a promotion (YAAASSS) and I got.... sideswiped by a giant van so I'm driving around a rental Beetle for a little while and I'm just happy it wasn't worse.  Also, we're welcoming back "normal" Friday Favorites this week but if you're missing the Halloween ones (or missed them) check them out here.

I couldn't be MORE ready to start breaking out all my short sleeve sweaters and plaids.  I'm obsessed with all The Seamtress of Bloomsbury's things this year (seen in #1 and #5) and I'm determined that this is the year I'm going to start wearing suspender skirts and vintage jumpers (the dress kind, not the sweater) kind, like the Evelyn Suspender Skirt above.  Fall is always fun for me because I tend to gravitate towards other decades for style influence and it's always a lots of fun to change things up.

via Storybook Cosmetics
 We can't get enough of these makeup brushes based on the wands in Harry Potter and we can only pray to the makeup gods we're quick enough to get 2 sets when they're released. HOW AMAZING ARE THESE?!

via Tinsel Town Accessories
I've made a few brooches for myself in the past but they usually come out sort of awful and I always feel like I could use some guidance so I was really excited to find this eBook by Va-Voom Vintage called Pins for Pin Ups - DIY Brooches for Retro Girls.  Definitely going to be downloading it as soon as I make it through finals and trying my hand at a brooch crafternoon.

Also, I have to give my husband SO many props for this one, absolutely smitten with my two year anniversary present, the local Nashville artist that did the piece is incredibly talented.

// Past Friday Favorites posts can be found here.

Corn Maze

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Katie  Black Cropped Cardigan - Similar  | Harlequin Shorts - Pinup Girl Clothing
 Black Sam and Libby Flats - Target | Pumpkin Brooch - Summer Blue Jewelry

Black Cat Brooch - picked up at a Nashville Horror Market (similar)  |  Leve Flats - Amazon

To say we had a crazy weekend would be an understatement.  Amanda arrived in Georgia on Thursday and on Friday we decided to hit the road and go adventure to a few different spots in North Georgia.  Surprisingly, neither of us have spent much time in North Georgia, because we've always been beach girls rather than the time to spend time in the mountains.  We don't want to spoil anything for future posts, but just know we had an epic time!  It definitely helped that we had a badass playlist to keep us entertained while we were driving through the middle of nowhere.  And when we say middle of nowhere we mean it was just us and cows for a lot of the drive.

On Saturday, we ended up popping through Helen which is an Alpine Village right in the middle of North Georgia but it was crazy because of Oktoberfest so we didn't stat long.  We decided to head back to Augusta to go to the corn maze at Steeds Dairy.  Amanda's mom is a super talented photographer so we dragged her along with us, because we knew she'd be able to get some beautiful shots.  Not to mention, we are big mama's girls and love spending quality time together -- the majority of the photos in this post were taken by her mom.