Viva Rockabilly Weekend 20th Anniversary

It is hard to believe that we are less than one month away from the Viva Rockabilly Weekend 20th Anniversary!!! This will be our fourth year attending and it will likely be our very last so we are going to enjoy every minute the weekend has to offer. As many of you know, a lot of planning goes into preparing for the big event and it can be a very daunting task for people attending for the first time. Over the years I have shared helpful tips on what to do, what to see, how to pack and much more! If you think I was being sarcastic about outfit planning being done on a spreadsheet, think again! I am busy getting my outfit schedule completed as it truly eliminates the last minute stress on what to pack and wear each day. Luckily I shopped my closet for all outfits this year and simply picked up a few inexpensive vintage accessories from Etsy and Ebay that I can mix and match. Don’t fret if you feel like you have nothing to wear, Viva goers wear jeans and t-shirts to evening gowns…everyone is welcome!!!

Check out our past Viva blog posts that you may find helpful in your preparations for Viva 20 and/or in the years to follow.

Let the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender Prep Begin

Part Two ~ What to do at Viva!

Part Three – What I Wore at Viva 17

Part Four – Viva 17 Recap

Are You Ready for Viva 18???

Viva 18 ~ Week In Outfits

Viva 18 ~ One Vintage Lovers’ Haul

Viva 18 Recap ~ Part One

Viva 18 Recap ~ Part Two

Viva Las Vegas 19 Recap

Please follow me on Instagram for live updates from the Viva Rockabilly Weekender 20th anniversary & of course vintage fashion ! A full recap will be on the blog in the weeks to follow.

A Twist on the Little Black Dress

This week we have showcased three very different designs from the fabulous Spring/Summer Collection from Glamour Bunny, in hopes to enlighten you on their incredible fit and versatility. Today, we mark the fourth and final review in the series…and of course I had to save the best for last! To much surprise, I don’t own a little black dress! What are the chances of that among a plethora of dresses in my closet? I find that I have an aversion to all black as I love bold colours and prints so much. The Marylou Rockabilly Dress is my ideal little black dress with a splash of colour. And, what is a little black dress without the quintessential heels to match…meet the Cherry Shoes in Leopard red!

Available in sizes XS-3X ~ MSRP £96
Available in sizes UK3-UK8 (5.5-10.5US) ~ MSRP £56

IMG_3614As we’ve seen with the past three reviews this week, the sizing for Glamour Bunny dresses is dependable and always spot on with the size chart. My bust and hips fit within the Medium but my waist is considered a Small. I always go by my largest measurements as it’s easier to have something taken in and impossible to make it bigger, therefore I stayed with my usual size Medium. The Marylou Dress fits wonderfully from head to toe, there is no need to even take in the waist. The most unique feature on the Marylou Dress is the ornate embroidery that scallops the top of the bodice in the front and half way down the back with a cherry red trim. It also has adjustable straps (always a blessing to have), a curve hugging skirt and kick pleat to rear.  At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt falls a couples inches below the knees.

IMG_3620 IMG_3622Almost every gal has a little black dress, one that they use as a go to for any occasion when they simply don’t know what to wear. The Marylou Dress fits the bill for those seeking a twist on the traditional LBD with a subtle pop of colour. The stretch cotton fabric is curve hugging but drapes ever so lightly for a flattering silhouette. No wiggle dress is complete without the ideal shapewear, this is why I always pair mine with the Rago 1294 girdle. The Marylou just brings out the sassy girl in me, there is definitely something about that exquisite embroidery that is so playful.

IMG_3612 IMG_3610Now accessorizing this LBD was the icing on the cake with the glorious Cherry Shoes in Leopard red. I have been lusting over the Glamour Bunny heels for ages, they are the epitome of a bombshell pinup. The Leopard red does run one size smaller than the other colourways therefore I fit perfectly in the UK5(7.5US), but would normally wear a UK4(6.5US). If you are like me, wearing sky high heels isn’t a regular occurrence but a true delight when you can pull them off. To complete the ensemble, I paired the Marylou with a thin cherry red belt to match the trim and ties in wonderfully with the Cherry Shoes as well.

IMG_3629 IMG_3630Showcasing such lovely dresses from Glamour Bunny’s current collection has been such an honor and I highly recommend you catch them before they are gone forever! You can also find old discontinued styles in their Ebay Store, they are some of the best bargains you’ll find as they are top quality and designed with women’s curves in mind. Make sure to save the 10% off loyalty coupon, good on all purchases on their website. (Code – GBLOYALTY)