Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bettie Page Pinup Dress and Saddle Shoes

Feeling Peachy in a Bettie Page Pinup Dress.

What I Wore:
Joy Peach dress - Tatyana (formerly known as Bettie Page Clothing)
white vintage clip-earrings - gift
Penny Loves Kenny saddle shoes - DSW
black vintage purse - thrifted
black retro sunglasses - the 99 cents only store

I feel all kinds of peachy in this Bettie Page wiggle dress...I love how it hugs curves in just the right way.
I haven't owned anything in a peach color in a really long I figured why not give it a whirl! I highly recommend this dress. I think it will flatter several body types. :) 
I almost threw on some heels (and I will for a super fancy occasion), but for a more laid back event I opted for my Penny Loves Kenny saddle shoes. But of course I still had to spruce up the look with some snazzy pieces. And you know I am a crazy-obsessed sunglasses hoarder?!...I scored these outrageous cateye sunglasses at the 99 - Hello, retro eyewear! - I mean they were only 99 cents! And don't they complete the look?! Oh, yeah my vintage's dainty but still fits my makeup and phone, and whatever other stuff I manage to cram in there. 
My hair is a bit messy...but, just bare with me as I am trying out this new hairstyle in between my big-bow extravaganzas. It makes me feel polished. What do you think?
Also, wondering who else was going bananas when they couldn't find Bettie Page Clothing online because it rebranded to Tatyana?! 

oh! speaking of retro vibes and all things pinup...
I might wear this outfit again very Girls Night Out this Friday...we'll see.
obviously you're invited. ;) 
Friday, April 25th. 6-10 p.m.
drinks. food trucks...and best of all:
Besame Cosmetics boutique in Burbank. 

Get your shop on with an Ilaments Jewelry Jewelry 20% off Pop-up shop!  

Also...purchase $25 or more of Besame beauty goodies and get mini-makeovers from me and Netta Acuna.  

3505 Magnolia Blvd. is where it's at for Girls Night Out - so stop by Besame Cosmetics this Friday!  I really hope to see you there. 

xoxo Marlita

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Modern Pinup Look with 34 Minutes Shoes

34 Minutes Shoes
A Modern Pinup Look

Vintage '70s style t-shirt - thrifted, Vintage Valentino Sunglasses, deadstock Georgiou polka-dot skirt, 
Ilaments Sugar Skull earrings - c/o Ilaments
The Vickie sandals - c/o 34 Minutes

Glamming it up everyday in heels can be exhausting...and sometimes flats can make me feel frumpy.
So I was happy when 34 Minutes reached out to me to style their comfortable heels in one of my modern pinup outfit posts. Their new vintage inspired sandal designs are right up my alley because they are pinup worthy, sort of makes me think of Carmen Miranda with a twist of Peggy Bundy.

Even with The Vickie that stands at 4.5 inches, I am a happy and comfortable pinup...the one inch platform and suede sole definitely do the trick. ooooh, happy little feet. I ran up and down the courtyard as I was doing this outfit post and was not scared of tripping or biggest fear was that I would flash someone in my skirt! haha!

If you're wondering, "what's it gonna cost me?"
The Vickie has a $239 pricetag but obviously well worth it...The designer of 34 Minutes - Michele Colon, practices holistic podiatry and is a fashionista herself, so she knows what she's doing!

Being such a fan of this style I sweetly asked 34 Minutes if they would gift a pair to one of my lovely readers...
AND THEY SAID YES...lucky you! Your feet will thank you! you better enter this giveaway for a chance to what are you waiting for...hello!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck! 
Hope you are having a great week babes! xoxo
one of my rare selfies...I was trying to take a closeup of my Ilaments Sugarskull hoops and uh, well there is a lot of bluriness because my screen is cracked and the forward facing camera doesn't work yeah, that's not a filter.

disclosure: I partnered with 34 Minutes to style in this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own! honestly. ;) xo

Friday, April 18, 2014

Zooey Deschanel and Tommy launch a retro inspired line at Macy's!

Zooey Deschanel x Tommy Hilfiger 
Collection at Macy's

Zooey Deschanel for Tommy Hilfiger at Macy's?! Say whaaat?! I know. I know. I know. The girl always finds a way to charm her way into our hearts. Her retro inspired capsule collection of '60s nautical dresses are a seamless nod to mod. There are some obvious Twiggy inspirations...Joy! 

And, get this...straight and plus sizes! Size range is 2 - 18! A major high five on that. I have a feeling she had a huge say in that.

Check out my favorites below and see why:

my heart just melted.

oh, my god! Doesn't this make you want to be a '60s cheerleader! Or hey what about adding a snare drum and some knee socks?! 

ah...this reminds me of Annie. yup...the musical. :)

I want this one! It's like being a cheerleader off duty. 
Doesn't it make ya wanna grab a soda-pop and fries?

With this one, you can throw your hair up in a huge bouffant/ponytail and wing that eyeliner out to max!
And then add some strappy sandals and you're set for a summer bash.

Pucker up. This dress is a dream for datenight.
I would pair it with a headband, pale lipgloss, and some maryjanes.

This nautical dress is ideal for a summer night out on the boat or hanging at a pool party...and what I love about this shift style is that makes it easy to throw on over a swimsuit. :)

Oh, Zooey...I love her love of the sixties fashion. The way she dresses is so demure and innocent, with a little wink-wink. Sort of reminds me of Margot in the Royal Tenenbaums. That's why I'm so happy she designed these dresses with Tommy's like preppy meets retro-sass. Do I even make sense? 

Ok, I do make sense!
Yup, it's a preppy partnership! I totally get it. :)
Mod + Nautical = Modical. Love it! Haha!

Anywho, are you in love with these dresses as much as me? I know you have a let's hear it!
 Mine is obviously the V-neck cheerleader type of dress. 
But, there are soooo many others from this capsule collection at Macy's. What's a girl to do?
oh, pinup problems...


Disclosure: Images courtesy of Macy's

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LORAC Alter Ego Lipsticks

LORAC Alter Ego Lipsticks

Yeah, I know! Is your heart racing? 20 luscious, sensual, and vibrant shades of lipstick. A beautiful range of colors...and how cute is it that LORAC decided to launch Alter Ego Lipsticks as part of their Summer Collection...I guess they want to add some spring in our step...wink, wink. haha. You had me at Vixen, Pinup, and Dominatrix, and Showgirl!
Sure there are nude and purple hues in this collection...but my eye always drifts to the in-your-face bright pinks and reds. Yummy.

Take a closer look at some of my favorites.

Flower Child


(I'm droooooling over this one.)

And so yeah, I'm talking up these lipsticks...but you know what? I swatched them ALL during a LuckyFabb blogger event last week. And they are all truly vibrant  and highly pigmented. The consistency is creamy yet matte. But don't worry they are not on the super shiny side. You know what I mean?

 looky -looky. 
LORAC hooked a girl up with SECRET AGENT...this is my alter ego for now...heehee! 
So look out! ♥
What do you think? Love it? Or should I stick to my red/pink pout?
from instagram.

Y tu?..
Have you tried these Alter Ego lipsticks yet? What would your Alter Ego be...and why?!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CLARINS free gift

Clarins Free Gift with purchase this week.

Who here appreciates beauty, and gifts?! Yeah - I'm waving my hand in the air too. Look at this cute stop motion video that Clarins put together to promote their Spring gift with purchase available in their online shop.

Clarins won my heart many moons ago, when I discovered that their pressed powders are magical  and so not cakey!...Check them out for yourself, the coverage is smooth like Barry White...Which reminds me...I think I need to get some more Ever Matte Shine Control for my kit...Have any of you tried it? But also if you're looking for stellar skincare...yeah, you too boys...Check them out...spend $75 and get some extra goodies! Let me know if you get anything. Happy shopping! 
oh, and tip - use code FOLD at checkout.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Paulina Rubio JustFab Spring Collection

Paulina Rubio for JusFab Spring Collection 2014.

Remember when Grammy nominated music sensation Paulina Rubio made her handbag and shoe debut with JustFab last fall?...well the partnership is still going strong and this is her second collection with them. The handbags and shoes inspired by Paulina's strong and unique style will be available exclusively on, starting April 8th...that's right around the corner!

Take a look at my favorite picks.

Shoes after my pinup heart:

you had me at tropical and bows.

The possibilities with these...I see retro playsuits, shorts, and short flirty skirts with these.

Shoes after my rocker heart:

and these handbags have my heart going pitter patter...

this iridescent clutch reminds me of the late '60s...
when things were starting to get racier in fashion and lifestyle.

Ok, so this bag...(and I've seen it in real life) is spectacular. 
If you're looking for a purse that says...
"Um, yes - I'm a big girl -  I got my stuff together or am at least making it look like I do!" 
I like that it's more of a classic bag versus trendy...
You can pair it with a lot of things.

♥ If you've gotten to know me, you've noticed that I look up to women with ambition, who reach for the stars, and help others along the way...not just in fashion and beauty...Did you know Paulina Rubio is on Forbes Magazine's list of The Most Powerful Women in Mexico? - and she is active in the AIDS community, as well as helping children facing homelessness, birth defects, and educational disadvantages...No wonder she is a golden yes! I am fan-girling over here. 

You go girl!...major high fives.

oh, so back to the collection...guess what?...In addition to the ten shoes and seven handbags launching next week, there is going to be a surprise release in May...I wonder what that item is...
It's driving me bananas! What do you think it is?!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mad Men Season Premiere - Series Finale - Mad Men Yourself

So you know with great sadness we have to say goodbye to Mad Men. The season premiere to the last season is upon us! Can you believe it? I know I can' clever and always have things up their sleeves. For instance, this fun online fashion app where you can Mad Men Yourself

I had to make two! Of course I had to pick a red wiggle dress and some cute retro lingerie. 

With this first one, I just knew I had to give some love to the ladies...haha! 

And this second one...It's like that whole thing, "People are going to stare, so make it worth their while."

Obviously the show has sass and humor. That's something that I can appreciate, relate to, and honor. 
Cheers to you Christina Hendricks, um, I mean Mad Men on some unforgettable seasons! I love you. 
I am going to miss seeing how the style of the 


Monday, March 31, 2014

Mod Monday with RIMMEL Mascara

You know I'm hooked on retro looks, so of course the #ModMonday thing caught my eye.
Currently RIMMEL honors the mod looks of the '60s that Twiggy, Sofia Loren, and Edie Sedgwick were so known for. They rocked big hair, and long doll-like eyelashes. LOVE.

What do you think? Are you into the mod looks of the '60s? It's like the whole "Go big or go home" thing. Ya, know. ;)
So if you want to join in on the Mod Monday thing...rock your favorite 1960's look and hashtag #ModMonday on twitter and instagram...hmm, you just might win something. ;) Head over to RIMMEL's tumblr for more deets.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Birthday Girl in a Red Pinup Dress

Red pinup dress - Goodwill, leopard bow - 88 cents store, 
vintage Italian leather clutch - Out of The Closet, 
vintage brooch - gift, black and gold heels - c/o Sole Society, gold cateye sunglasses - Melrose Trading Post

Happy Birthday to me! This is what I wore to the #LALLBLOG14 Conference today...not your typical conference attire. but, eh. Whatever, that's the pinup girl life, right? :) 
By the way, can you believe I scored this flirty little number at The Goodwill?! yeah, I know! And I had the perfect black and gold pumps to go with it. Two snaps! 

Thanks for stopping by babes. Hope you had a great day!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Leopard skirt and hearts sunglasses

What I wore:
black cardigan - Macy's
 vintage leopard skirt - Goodwill
Jeremy Scott x Linda Farrow heart sunglasses - Karmaloop
vintage bakelite bangle - gift
Innocent necklace - Betsey Johnson

I told you, I would be back! 
Doing more outfit posts because I love dressing up. 

I found the leopard skirt at a Goodwill awhile back, my vintage bangle was a gift from my mom (I think).
Do you remember when all of the "angels" stuff or "innocent" stuff was popular? Yes, it was extremely cheesy, BUT when I found this necklace at Betsey Johnson a few years ago, I knew I had to have it...It is not cheesy at all! I love the dark metal contrast against my skin...looks more like I got a a new piece of ink! I wish!
My heart-shaped sunglasses are fun but they can be a bit tricky to wear...but either way, hope this helps in case you've ever wondered how to wear heart-shaped sunglasses.

Or am I the only one crazy enough to wear sunglasses like this?
 I would love to know if you have some outrageous sunglasses! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I've been M.I.A with my mom

Hello lovers!
Sorry that I've been M.I.A. this month. If you can tell from my previous post, I spent some time in Phoenix. I went to visit my mom for her birthday! She means the the world to me and is one of the strongest women I know!

On her actual birthday we went out to breakfast, spent the day wandering around the little ghost-town of Jerome, and then ended the night with dinner and cheesecake. A great time with family. :) Anyhow, just thought I would let you know that I'm back in L.A. and I'll be back to posting more frequently. Stay tuned for lots of outfit shenanigans!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

OSEA Sea Minerals

OSEA Sea Minerals - c/o OSEA 

OSEA reached out to me to try out their blemish balm..(still testing that out! fingers crossed that it works!)
I guess a few well known celebrities have been using this line...Oh, so fancy! 
so I figured, if it's good enough for them. 
Then it's good enough for little ol' me.
BUT...that's not what got me. 
OSEA is vegan AND gluten-free...yipee! 
(I mean who would want animals in their skincare? weird.)

So, I've playing with the OSEA Sea Minerals for only a couple of days. It doubles as a toner and makeup-setting spray.
But let me break it down to you.

My skin:
Oily and Acne Prone.

Some ingredients include:
honeysuckle flower extract, dead sea salt, aloe barbadensis leaf juice

subtle, floral yet refreshing

Here's the verdict:
As a Toner -  it feels so refreshing after I wash my face. Very soothing and no irritation. 
As a makeup setting spray -  While visiting Arizona it seems to lock my foundation in pretty well. (Arizona has dry weather). In California...well, I'll keep you updated when I get back, because it's a bit trickier with the weather there.

Have any of you tried this line? Let me know. How does it react with your skin and climate?


p.s. OSEA sent me a complimentary travel size...their actual full size is 4 oz.