Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thrifty 50's Fix

I admire the fashion of the 50's and being able to alter my attire from head to toe as those in the likes of Lucy Ricardo in "I Love Lucy", Bettie Page, Dita Von Teese, and my favorite cartoon doll, Betty Boop.

I have never stuck to the mainstream sense of fashion as I don't like blending in the crowd in terms of appearance and always had a penchant for the unconventional sort of style.

Being that I'm finally beginning to execute the look I've always desired to have, the first thing I searched for was blatantly red lipstick and polish. Just when I thought NYX was the most affordable cosmetic brand I could get with good quality, I came across NYC.

During a trip to a nearby CVS, I bought 2 items for $2.00!
Behold, my "Bettie Must-Haves"

This lippie is amazing! It's the perfect shade of red for my skin tone.

Not only is this the shade of red I was looking for, 
it dries in a short span of time!

In my photos, I only showcased the lipstick and nail polish as I didn't want to overshadow them with any other form of make-up. I do have eyeliner on. My mother-in-law gave me a Maybelline eyeliner which to my surprise, worked really well. The smooth consistency and easy manipulation of the liner makes it something I would purchase with my own money.

I'm not a full blown Bettie dresser just yet. I intend to lose 20 pounds before I do so. I've been on the prowl for vintage clothing stores and I've found amazing ones in Hollywood and Van Nuys! I can't wait to shed the unwanted pounds and try on some new garb!

By the way, I saw these beauties in DSW and I wanted to buy them so badly but the $60 price tag made me rethink it a thousand times over since I know that it's not something I'll wear often. 
Any thoughts? 

I fell in love with jazzy wing tip shoes
These with a loose chiffon top and cropped black pants
*day dreams*

This is why I have to get in shape! Being a curvy woman, the outfits I like are tailored for skinny women.
It just looks odd on me. Curses! :s


  1. omg I love the look too, I admire girls who still attempt the vintage look like pinup dolls... its just so classy kind of sexy not trashy u know... i am huge on pencil skirts and red lip stick! Loving the bangs!

  2. I love NYC polishes! I also intend to lose 20 pounds over the next few months :) Good luck!

  3. I love the dark red lippies, but I have a hard time pulling them off. It looks fantastic on you though :)

  4. i love the 50s as well! love your hair and the red lips look soo cute on you!! and those are the cutest shoes!!

  5. hi toni,
    That definitely is a beautiful shade of red for your skin tone, I super agree with that.

  6. I looooove the polish too!! Pretty! :D

  7. you look lovely! I can't believe both items came to $2! I love the shoes too :)


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