Saturday, February 16, 2013

Movie Review and such!

This movie recently popped up in my watch list on Netflix, and one night my boyfriend and I decided to give it a go since we've pretty much watched everything there is to watch on Netflix. The movie is called The Flowers of War. It's set in 1937 Nanking, China at the time of the Second Sino-Japanese War. A group of escapees, finding sanctuary in a church compound, an American mortician (Christian Bale) on a task to bury the head father of the convent schoolgirls, joined by the group of innocent schoolgirls and fourteen flamboyant prostitutes try to survive the plight and persecution brought on by the violent invasion of the city.

I thought the movie was very beautifully done, had a great story behind it, was sad yet moving, and the costumes were amazing. I've actually become slightly obsessed with cheongsam after I saw this film.

I even came across a Stratton compact just like the one Yu Mo (Ni Ni) used in the movie
And purchased some dresses that might even come to VLV with me


 All in all, I recommend seeing this movie. I took something away from it after seeing it that left me inspired in some form or another, and I hope it will do the same for you.
xoxo Lola*

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Oh January, where have you gone?

Hi all,

Whew! Where has January gone already? Lots has been going on in my life and it just seems like the time is flying right by me. I'm planning on doing my first giveaway once I reach 200 followers. So keep an eye out for that.

Ok, I'll give a hint... it's from What Katie Did.

Then in March, we'll be going to our first ever Viva Las Vegas.

And other big news...My boyfriend and I have finally moved out of our tiny one bedroom apartments and got a 3 bedroom house together. Yay! I've been super excited about that and that's whats been taking up most of my time. But we moved in on January 1st, so Christmas was a little crazy for us with packing and such. We ended up going over to his mother's place on Christmas Eve since she always does these big parties. I wore a beautiful green with gold sequin dress I got off Esty from the 40s and he wore dress slacks and a 50s style shirt we thirfted.

                                             (His brother, his mom, Kevin, and his sister)

Then once we moved in, it was my birthday right away.

We decided to do dinner and drinks, so I wore this vintage asain dress I got from Buffelo Exchange.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday everyone!

I thought I would put together some lovely dresses for you all to drool over to help get you in the spirit of the Holidays, and to hopefully give some ideas on what to wear for the upcoming Holidays. With Thanksgiving right around the corner what better way then to start looking now for that perfet party dress. The ones I fell in love with just so happened to be from FabGabs, which is one of my favorite places to shop on etsy. Julie always has beautiful dresses and items listed so it was no surprise when I came across the Holiday collection she has listed currently.


1950s Emerald Dress $238

1930s Dress $324

1960s Ivory Dress w Gold detail $118

1950s Peach Dress $98

1950s Pink Dress $268


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween

Hi everyone!

I know I'm a day late but yesterday was one of my favorite days of the year...Halloween. My boyfriend and I had been planning our costumes for several months now. Mine took abit longer then his did in the planning since I was making mine all by hand. But I got it done just in time even though I was starting to worry if mine was going to actually come together or not.

So I let him pick what we were going as this year, and he choose to go as Rorschack from the movie Watchmen and I would go as the original Silk Spectre.

                                                   Sorry for the horrible iphone pics


                                                             Happy Halloween!
                                                                   xo Lola*

Friday, October 19, 2012


Since I currently work for Lancome, I get all the benefits of working for a make-up counter. Like the amazing offer we were having on the Clarisonic. The Clarisonic Mia which is the one speed version has been around for a couple years now. There is also the Mia 2 which is the 2 speed version and the Aria which is the new 3 speed version, all of which are water proof. There is also one just for the body along with one just for acne. There are even other companies starting to copy them like Revlon.

So for the event we were having, if you bought the Mia Clarisonic for $119, you also got an extra brush head and a travel bag. The brush heads are to be changed every 3 months and cost $25 each unless you buy 2 in a pack which costs $40. So, with my shopping habit being as bad as it is, I thought I'd finally give it a try. I bought the lavender colored Mia Clarisonic, got the charger, cleanser, extra brush head, and the cute silver travel bag.

I have now had it for a little over a month now and can already see the difference. Just after the first use, I could see all the dead skin it pulled off my face. I only use it once or twice a week and can tell my skin was smoother, my acne was gone, and the products I use were absorbed into my skin better and faster. I love it!

xoxo Lola*

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Day 3

                Before I get into the 3rd day of my vacation to San Diego. I wanted to announce that I will be in a vintage fashion show on the 27th of this month. So expect to see a post on that and all of the lovely outfits I get to wear for it. Plus, the dress I bought during my fitting tonight that I will finally be able to take  home with me after the fashion show since it will be the last dress in the fashion show I will be wearing. So, lets get started...

Day 3
Day 3 started out wonderful with another day at the beach, splashing around in the water. I did get some sand you know where and that was abit unpleasant but still fun. I also saw a big ass jelly fish float by me and I kinda freaked out. Yeah, you can say I'm a little scared from some bad experiences I had when I lived back in Pa and went on vacation to the beaches in Maryland. But after that we moved down to the other end, and I didn't see or fear about seeing another jelly fish again.
Once we were done and realized how much sun we had actually gotten, even with all the sunscreen we had put on. We decided to go into the city of San Diego and check out some of the vintage shops I found on Yelp. The first place we decided to check out that actually had some things I liked was Ms. Vintage.
I looked around the store and didn't really find anything from the 1930s-1950s that I liked. I am rather picky when it comes to my vintage. I do tend to only go for certain looks from each era that fit my body shape and girlish style. They didn't seem to have it, but they did have alot of things I knew my friend Rachel would have loved. It was mostly late 1950s-1980s items. But I did find a pair of 50s gold lame heels and earrings, in total only spend $67.
The girl at the counter was super nice and wrapped everything so nice. She even told me that she could tell my style was earlier then what they carried and told me to go check out the place down the street that was having its grand opening that day. So, Kevin and I walked down the street and around the corner to where this new shop was. And I could tell by the window display I was going to love it.

We walked inside and I completely fell in love with the place. It was stunning and the amount of rare vintage items Sparkle had in her shop was amazing. I did look at getting one or two items including the purple dress in the silly picture you see above, that my boyfriend Kevin took of me while we were there. That dress was going for $178. The 1940s black number was going for $199 and the 1950s Alfred Shaheen was going for $425. That was alot of money, so I did ask if she was willing to do a little bit of a discount since I would be not only buying 3 dresses on her grand opening but without a discount be spending $802. She refused and insisted that all of her items were in mint condition and was not willing to go any lower on anything in her shop. So, being no dummy as to what the dresses were really worth but not being rude either, I pointed out all the holes, pulls, and moth damage on the dresses. She still refused, so I walked.
When it comes to good vintage I don't mind paying. When it's unbelievably over priced and damaged, I won't pay it. So, needless to say I won't be going there ever again.
Later that evening after we got back to the hotel we showered, and changed. I put on my new Stop Staring dress and the gold lame heels from earlier that day. We walked up the street from our hotel and decided to check out some of the restaurants menus and figure out where we wanted to eat. At first we were thinking sushi and even went into a spot, but where they sat us in the back was super hot and not to mention no a/c, so we left and headed back up the street. We then walked past an open Italian place called Ciao Bella where we could see people enjoying glasses of wine and delicious looking pasta dishes. So we went inside.
The first picture of the pasta is the gnocchi I had and the second picture is that of the ravioli Kevin got to eat for dinner. So, a really good dinner with lots of wine and bruschetta as our appetizer. But by the end of the evening I was pouting since I knew the next morning we would be leaving to head back home.
xoxo Lola