1940s Figure Flattering Blanche Dress by Trashy Diva

It’s the first time I am featuring the brand Trashy Diva on my blog. I have seen their lovely 1940s style dresses many times on social media and thought their designs were gorgeous. I was excited when the opportunity came to review the Victory Floral Blanche dress.

I had long admired the Victory Floral design with its true 1940s style and pattern of navy blue with brilliant florals in stunning golden yellows, lavender, and burgundy red and green colors. I chose the Blanche style, which is a wrap dress, and if you have been reading my blog you know how much I love wrap style dresses. This dress also has great attention to detail in its design with a vintage-style ruffle neckline and tiered A-line shape. The fabric too is exceptional quality being a knit cotton. The dress is incredibly light and comfortable. Also, the colors in the pattern provide so many styling options.

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Pinup, Vintage, Mid-Century with Contemporary Flare: Inretrospect and Vintage Galleria Review

InRetroSpect Long Beach

If you haven’t made it to ‘Retro Row’ in Long Beach, CA, yet, put it on your list!! We had an opportunity recently to spend a little time in Long Beach, CA, and wow, it is a fun, hip and retro little SoCal beach town. Home to the famous Queen Mary, Long Beach has a ton of culture, art, great restaurants and fabulous shopping. A friend recommended we visit 4th street and boy, was it great fun!!

First stop was Inretrospect and it is a multi-dealer shop with a lot of Mid-Century Modern, vintage, retro, home décor, furniture, novelty items, fashion, accessories, books, magazines, vinyl, cameras, kitchenware, and lots of kitschy fun too!! The staff is really nice and helpful, and the shop is well setup making it easy to navigate. I included a couple pics for you all that hubby took…… ok, I am a total novelty lover and the kitschier/ kookier the better so, the vintage boob tube came home with us along with some books. Great store, totally worth the visit.

Vintage Boob Tube

Next stop was the Vintage Galleria. This one was a great surprise as it is full of pinup, rockabilly, and vintage/retro clothing and accessories. Also, if you are a ‘Day of the Dead’ or ‘Comic’ fan then you will love the many clothing and accessories items this shop has with these themes. You will find top brands like Voodoovixen, Sourpuss and Bait Footwear stocked here. I ended up with a lovely black polkadot pinup circle skirt and can’t wait to wear it and I will share some pics for you all. Sorry I didn’t snap any pics of the shop for you all.

There are lots more shops, boutiques and restaurants on Retro Row so it is totally worth a visit if you are in the Long Beach area and, the beach is just blocks away!!