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Flannel Dress and a New Pin Curl Set

Wednesday, November 13, 2013







I haven't pin curled my hair in a while but I've wanted to try some different sets with my new hair cut so I experimented and this one turned out pretty good, I think!

I hope to do a proper how-to but if you're aching to try it here's the basics:

part bangs to the side and do 2 rows of 2 pin curls. The first row to the back, the back row to the front

sides 2 rows of 3 pin curls. row 1 back, row 2 forward

the rest all willy nilly


I wore one of my favorite winter pieces- a plaid flannel dress. Seamstresses, do yourself a big favor and sew a dress in flannel this winter! It feels like pajamas but looks put together and is so cozy. I think I may sew up some 50's style full-skirted dresses in plaid flannel by next fall.


 

dress- from Emily of Livin' Vintage
vintage Gaytees winter boots- ebay (shop in the summer for best deals!)
black and blue bakelite bracelets
confetti Lucite earrings- I have no idea where these things came from....
new lip color- Holiday Red from B AStar
 

27 Responses to “Flannel Dress and a New Pin Curl Set”

  1. Love the hair! Super cute :) And the dress looks very comfortable!

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  2. What a cute hair do! Must try this out sometime!

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  3. You really have the most perfect skin!

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

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  4. Very pretty! Love the dress, it looks super cozy for fall and winter. You wear red lipstick so well! I wish I could wear red shades like that but they don't seem to look good with my olive skin.

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    1. This pretty lady posted some beautiful reds for olive skin involving berry and wine tones, which I loooove in autumn! http://www.babble.com/beauty/fall-ready-5-red-lip-colors-for-olive-skin/revlon-colorstay-ultimate-suede-backstage/

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    2. Thank you I will check that out. I love berry and wine shades, they are really nice for fall and winter.

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  5. Goodness gracious, those boots are turning my knees to Jell-o! I love that the upper part of this outfit would easily work in the summer, but that the bottom clearly lets one know that autumn (and nearly winter) have arrived. Great styling - gorgeous hair very much included.

    ♥ Jessica

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  6. Drop dead gorgeous hair! And a flannel shirtdress? What an amazing idea, thank you!

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  7. Your hair looks great! Also love the idea of making flannel dresses. I have about 7 yards of brown plaid flannel - my brother made himself a traditional great kilt for Halloween years ago! - and I've been wondering what to do with the fabric. I've been working on a few "made by me" items to add to my Etsy shop. I think I know what to work on next!
    -Emily

    Emily's Vintage Visions

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  8. You look fabulous! Those boots are super cute (one of the current pairs of Miss L Fire boots are based on this style too!) and I just love your hair shorter like this!

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  9. That dress just looks so lovely and cosy. Perfect for a cold autumn day. Fabulous hair do too.

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  10. Everything (dress, boots, hair) is perfect!!!!

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  11. Who knew that flannel could be so elegant?

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  12. What a beauty you are chica! Loving those slippers too. Makes sense why we are friends heheh we like things pretty but functional heheh Love it! That length really suits you well! I am not missing the blonde anymore!!! xox

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  13. You look so fabulous! Gorgeous gal!! I love the pin curl set. The new style looks wonderful on you! It makes your eyes just pop with color. <3
    Sooo jealous of those boots! ;)
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  14. Love EVERYTHING! The hair, the dress, the earrings, and the makeup! You look fabulous! I am also living for your vintage boots! I need a pair of 50s winter boots. I am always on the hunt for the right pair.

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  15. Lovely! You do such a wonderful job with your hair. What a vey comfortable outfit to wear! I can see fall is also on your mind too:)) Also, a big thank you for your help today:)))

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  16. I love your dress and your hair! And your skin is beautiful and glowing! I wish you would write a post about your beauty routine!

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  17. Love that dress - really beautiful shape and color! Your hair looks really great!

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    1. Yay! I will to heed you and sew a flannel dress for winter, it looks so warm .... Love your hair! Sorry for the previous comment ... language deceives me sometimes ....

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  19. That dress looks so much prettier on you than it did me! I'm glad you are giving it a good home! I love how you styled it!

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    1. aw, thank you! It's so comfy- one of my favs!!

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  20. Yay for cozy flannel! I've got some plaid flannel I had been thinking of making into a dress, but wasn't sure how it would look, and now I'm ready to cut into that flannel. That color of blue is gorgeous, too!

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  21. I wish I lived next door to you! I have the worst time doing pin curls. Don't know what I'm doing wrong, but they just don't turn out right :( I do love your haircut! I'm trying to grow mine out a little longer, but some days it's tempting to cut it again! Love the flannel dress. I need to make one again. Have a great night!

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    1. Awww! Email me and send me some pics of the finished product and I can probably give you some tips to fix it! Check out my Pin Curls 101 post too, lots of tips on messed up sets- I've had LOTS of messed up sets! :) http://www.vavoomvintageblog.com/2013/02/pin-curls-101.html

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