Featured, Hair

easy every day vintage curls (updated tutorial!)

I am endlessly flattered by the sweet comments that I get on my hair, and especially by requests for tutorials! I’m not a stylist or even a hair expert, but I have been doing a vintage-inspired set every day for…close to three years now, I think? Dang! So I’m happy to share my tips and tricks for how I do my everyday set. I hope this helps set you on the right path to the curls of your dreams! Follow the jump for a bunch of uncomfortably close-up photos of my face.

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Halloween, Thoughts

listen/watch/read: halloween edition

As a friend and I were discussing some spooky podcasts, she asked if I was planning to do a Halloween-themed Listen/Watch/Read post for the blog. “Well,” I said, “I am now!” I’m really not one for horror or things…

Fashion, Halloween

bad bitch aesthetic: lucille sharpe

Being bad doesn’t mean you can’t look good. This series honors the villains, antagonists, and all around bad bitches who rock their wicked style. The first time I saw Crimson Peak, I told friends that it felt like Guillermo…

Hair, Thoughts

attending miss ruby’s beauty school

Guess what, nerds – ya girl is now a professional hair-doer! Okay, that might be a bit of an overstatement, but I am officially a graduate of Miss Ruby’s Beauty School. When I saw that Miss Rockabilly Ruby was coming to…


behind the scenes: tools of the blog trade

So this is a little different from my usual posts, but hey, trying new things is fun, right? A friend of mine suggested to me that people might be interested in learning a little bit more about what goes…

Woman's calf getting tattooed

tattoo stories: bats

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen by now that I picked up some new ink last weekend. I’ve written in the past about tips for getting tattoed, so this is more of a casual storytime. The…


makeup must have: nyx liquid lippies

Matte liquid lipsticks seem to be one of the most obsessed about cosmetics of the day. Everyone has their faves, and there are zillions to choose from ranging from ultra prestige to super drugstore. There are a lot of…


pinup in a pack subscription box: september unboxing

The time has come again to peek inside this month’s Pinup in a Pack box! This monthly subscription box comes with a surprise selection of 3-4 curated retro accessories perfect for pinup gals. I’ve been a subscriber all through…