Friday, July 31, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lush Polka Dot Dress

My husband thought this dress was ugly, and didn't think I should buy it, but as usual, he thought it looked nice once I had it on and styled.   I personally love the way it feels.  The fabric is very soft and floaty.  I added a bead bead necklace I've had for years, a vintage gold belt, and a pair of heels I just recently purchased.  In these photos, I'm not wearing any eyeliner, that's pretty rare for me!  Sometimes it's nice to take a break from it, though, so here I am.

Dress Lush
Heels Xhileration

Lush Polka Dot Dress

Lush Polka Dot Dress


Xscape by Joanna Chen

In this set of photos from the Bargain Camera Show, I am wearing a beautiful fishtail gown that I purchased from Goodwill for just $3.00!  The gown is an almost perfect fit, and the ruching is very figure flattering.  The blond wig was bought from Ebay. Sometimes when I am going to be modeling a lot of different looks, I like to wear wigs to really change things up.  I find they are more comfortable to pose in for a short period of time, rather than for daily wear because they usually give me a headache after a while. 

Wig Ebay
Dress Xscape by Joanna Chen


Xscape by Joanna Chen
Xscape by Joanna Chen

Xscape by Joanna Chen

Xscape by Joanna Chen

Xscape by Joanna Chen

Xscape by Joanna Chen

Xscape by Joanna Chen


Xscape by Joanna Chen

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Soufeel Review

A few weeks ago, I was approached by Soufeel to do a product review in exchange for one of their charm bracelets.  I chose four of their Summer Essential  charms, and their classic bracelet to place them on.  I went with the Waves and Beach Murano Glass Bead because it reminded me of vacation to the Caribbean.  Next, I chose the Sea Star charm, and the CZS Embedded Red Murano, also because they remind me of a tropical vacation.  And last, but not least, I chose the Nostalgic Camera because I thought it was a perfect charm for someone that is photographed almost every day.  The camera is an important part of my life, so why not have a charm to recognize that?  Perfect!  All of these charms are 925 sterling silver.   My bracelet arrived in the mail ten days later, and I was very pleased to see the quality of the jewelry.  The detail on my tiny camera charm is wonderful; it's just so cute!


My package came with the pretty Soufeel bag, and the beautiful Soufeel box with the light blue bow.  The quality of the box  and bag are great, and I will keep both.

Soufeel Jewelry Review

You can see in these up-close photos how beautiful and detailed the charms and beads are.


I think Soufeel Jewelry would make a lovely gift for friends or family.  I started wearing my charm bracelet the first day I received it, and I look forward to wearing it on more occasions.  You can use code green5 to receive a 5% percent discount site wide!

Soufeel Jewelry Review

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Green Belly Dance Costume

To celebrate National Day of Dance, I'm sharing my belly dance photos from the last Bargain Camera Show.  I made the green costume and red veil by hand.  I have made a lot of my own costumes since I started dancing.  The necklace is from Walmart, and the wig was purchased from Ebay.  I have had pretty good luck with finding good wigs off Ebay.  There's was only one miss that I recall so far.  The wig I bought that time was a little too cheap and Halloween costume-looking.

Wig Ebay
Necklace Walmart
Coin Belt Ebay
Costume Libertad Green
Veil Libertad Green


Green Belly Dance Costume

Green Belly Dance Costume

Green Belly Dance Costume
Green Belly Dance Costume

Green Belly Dance Costume

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bargain Camera Show

On Sunday, the 19th, I had the opportunity to be one for the models at the Bargain Camera Show in Anaheim, California.  Here, I am wearing a vintage dress that was a gift from my mother.  I paired it with a red flower necklace I purchased from Walmart.  I have always been a fan of ruching.  This dress is most likely from the 80's or early 90's, but I think it has a timeless look.

Necklace Walmart
Dress Cher Jacque
Shoes Speed Limit 98

Bargain Camera Show

Bargain Camera Show

Bargain Camera Show

Bargain Camera Show

Bargain Camera Show

Bargain Camera Show
Bargain Camera Show

Pink Flower Necklace

Pink! Pink! Pink!  It's certainly one of my favorite colors.  I just adore these beautiful, flower statement necklaces I found at Walmart.  I picked up the pink, ruched top from dd's Discounts.  The pretty, floral print skirt is a thrifted find from Grace Thrift.  I don't wear long skirts very often, so this was fun for a change.  Unfortunately, it doesn't have a tag inside to let me know who made it. 

Necklace Walmart
Top deb
Bracelet Soufeel
Skirt Grace Thrift Store
Shoes Rosella

Pink Flower Necklace

Pink Flower Necklace

Pink Flower Necklace

Pink Flower Necklace

Pink Flower Necklace

soufeel bracelet

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sharagano Dress

 My husband picked this dress out to use as a tablecloth.  He's always picking out pretty prints to use as tablecloths for tiny tables in his room.  Before this happens though, I get a chance to wear it for a day.  This dress has a southwestern look to it, so I decided to pair it with turquoise accessories. 

Necklace Forever 21
Dress Sharagano
Shoes Madeline Stuart

Sharagano Dress

Sharagano Dress
Sharagano Dress

Sharagano Dress


Monday, July 20, 2015

Surya Skirt and Blouse Set

I found this gorgeous blouse and skirt set at American Way Thrift Store.  The top is the most beautiful pale pink, with palm trees and a little purple detailing.  I love palm trees and pink, so this is the perfect top for me!  This outfit is probably from the eighties, it just has that look about it.  I am not as big a fan of the skirt, but I decided I should wear the complete set at least once.  The fabric of the skirt wrinkles terribly, and the fuller cut is just not as flattering on me, I think.  But, I think the top is like a work of art, so well worth it!  I plan on wearing this top with a lot of other skirts, pants, etc. 

Top Surya
Skirt Surya
Shoes Nine West

Surya Skirt and Blouse Set

Surya Skirt and Blouse Set

Surya Skirt and Blouse Set

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Los Angeles, California

Here's another batch of photos from my L.A. street photography outing.  I took so many that day, it's taken me a long time getting around to editing, resizing, and posting these.

E Capitan Los Angeles, California

Olvera Street Los Angeles, California


Union Station

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

union station

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California