More Bang For Your Buck ~ Wardrobe Staples

There are a very few things in life that make me giddier than a school girl but my adoration for peacocks always brings me such joy. From the colors, to its graceful elegance…there is nothing more regal than the mighty peacock. When I happen upon the most incredible vintage inspired clothing, I must have it! Last year I reviewed my first Custom Skirt from Betty Le Bonbon in peacock feather print and it quickly became a personal favorite. This past fall, BLBB introduced the most elegant peacock fabric; even more stunning than the feather print. There was no doubt it was soon to join my collection.

BLBB Circle Skirt – Available in custom sizes ~ MSRP Starting at $90AUD

Hell Bunny Paloma Cardigan – Available in sizes XS to XL; BLK, GRN, Red ~ MSRP $39USD

BLBB1What I love most about BLBB is the fact all skirts are made to measure so there is no guessing needed about sizing. If you know how to measure yourself, then you are sure to get a perfect fit (they will also provide guidance if needed). When ordering a skirt from BLBB, you can choose from a 1” or 2” thick waistband and specify the desired length. Since I love my other custom skirt so much, I kept the same 2″ wide waistband and length (26”). When me new BLBB skirt arrived I was over the moon in love with the print, even more so than before. To my surprise, the length seemed a little longer than I remembered and after checking I saw that it actually measured 28”. This was definitely not a big deal as the length is more period specific to the 1950’s circle skirts and not too long on me at 5’-4” tall. The BLBB skirts are all handmade with a metal hook and zipper closure located at the back. The quality is impeccable and well worth the investment for a custom made piece.

BLBB2Owning versatile separates is the key to any wardrobe; having choices to mix and match makes your money go much further. Who doesn’t want that? I am certain you have all seen dresses in the same beautiful peacock print, but there is nothing more advantageous than owning a skirt that can be paired with almost anything. One of my personal resolutions was to purchase more separates since I have more than a closet full of pretty dresses. The BLBB skirt was an easy choice to make and I cannot believe how many outfits I can create for both winter and summer. Being that we are in the coldest time of year right now, pairing it with a cardigan is a must. Since there is a variety of a color in the lovely peacock print, it was easy to choose the ideal coordinating pieces to pair it with.

BLBB3One of my favorite colors to wear is green, seeing as I am a self-proclaimed redhead. When JBR Clothing posted the new arrivals including the Hell Bunny Paloma Green Cardigan, I quickly grabbed one before they were all gone. Cardigans are perfect for year round and really help make most outfits’ workplace appropriate. Since most knits are known to run small and I also wanted to be able to button it closed, I ordered a size Medium which fit wonderfully. The cropped length is perfect to pair with your retro clothing, or even a simple tank top and jeans for a casual look. Coordinating the Paloma Cardigan with the BLBB Peacock Skirt was a no brainer. Needless to say, I received many compliments when wearing the duo together.

IMG_2030It is refreshing to see an independent retailer that focuses not only on beauty but incredible quality for your money. BLBB is not mass produced and you are sure to fall in love with every piece you purchase. My two custom skirts get the most wear out of my entire closet and I always receive oodles of compliments wherever I go.

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