Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chanel and Poirot


I had a couple questions about the comfort of wearing a bullet bra and girdle in every day life. As I have still not ordered a girdle I can't really say about that, but I'm really loving my bullet bras. They are super comfy, no different from modern bras really, and they make me feel wonderful. So if any of you were wondering I would totally recommend them. 


shirt american apparel
skirt american apparel
belt thrifted
scarf from my trip to italy
shoes gift/anthropologie 
lipstick chanel/rouge allure


My lovely future-sister-in-law got me this wonderful Chanel lipstick for my birthday, and I've been wearing it every day. I really love it because it's nice and matte and doesn't smear all over the place.

Today is our last full day in Mobile, so we're going out for some tasty Thai food and going to see The Help. It'll be the second time seeing it for us, but it's so good we'll enjoy it a second time around. Have any of you seen it yet?

Also! Tyler bought me the first season of Poirot and I can't wait to watch it all! I've loved the show since I was a child :).

xo,
 Em

36 comments:

  1. I want to go and see the Help! I read the book which was amazing. I love that lipstick color on you- it really pops in a lovely way!

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  2. You are such a doll! I love that lipstick on you, and the scarf is gorgeous.

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  3. You look so classy and beautiful. I love the scarf and your hair and that you opted for flats instead of heels with a long skit, perfection :)

    Kaylee
    xo

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  4. Such a pretty face! I love this whole classic look you are rockin. Bring these looks back!

    Love, Minda
    http://theadventuresofminda.blogspot.com/

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  5. I've worn a girdle and they're really not bad! The kind I have is mainly elastic panels, plus it has little stocking suspenders built in :) Just make sure you get the proper size; trying to squeeze into one that's too small is *really* uncomfortable and will give you ugly roll lines, even if you're not fat! The point is to give that smooth foundation, not to compress yourself :)

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  6. You look shockingly gorgeous as always! I'm off to hide my mirrors....

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  7. a bullet bra sounds so interesting. i might need to search for one! i LPVE your long skirt!
    xo,
    cb

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  8. The scarf looks amazing! I can never look quite right with my head scarf/turban experiments, but you have it perfectly and it really brings the outfit together. Gorgeous! xXx

    blackberryhorse.blogspot.com

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  9. Your scarf looks really pretty worn like this! Whenever I attempt to wear scarves they just make my head look like an odd shape
    xx

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  10. I spy a shiny black piano! That Chanel lipstick is definitely a lovely shade. Your face is totally one to work a darling lip color. :)

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  11. You have such elegant posture in your photographs. You were born to model.

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  12. I love the color of your Chanel lipstick, it looks great on you! Lovely outfit as always :)

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  13. Stunning! Love the whole look and the lip color!

    Love,
    Stephanie May*

    http://www.maydae.com

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  14. You have such a gentle, feminine, vintage elegance. It's gorgeous. Enjoy your Thai food, mmmm!!!

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  15. I nominated you for a blog award, view my latest post for details :)

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  16. I saw 'The Help' and thought it was kind of a bore! I did read the book though, so maybe that was why... I still loved Celia though.

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  17. Oooh I'm a huge Poirot fan! My boyfriend and I have almost watched every episode, I'm sure you will enjoy it too! :)

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  18. I love your skirt! And the scarf in your hair is so cute. Doesn't Chanel make the nicest lipstick? I have a few Chanel lipglosses (all gifted to me, sadly most of my cosmetics are from a different end of the scale, heh) and it's so nice how long-lasting they are.

    Ah Poirot! I love him. And Miss Marple! All of the sets and costumes are so wonderful.

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  19. The lipstick really suits you, and you look so romantic iin the long skirt!
    xo

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  20. really love this basic look. the head scarf really ties everything together <3

    http://onthefword.blogspot.com

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  21. Love your outfit :)
    Your lipstick looks great ♥

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  22. Gorgeous outfit...you look like an olden-day movie star :) Haven't seen The Help yet but if you're going to see it twice then that certainly warrants at least one visit by me!

    www.theheadlessmannequin.blogspot.com

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  23. You look lovely! And I've been reading your archives and searching for inspiration; I'm off to a forties weekend on Sunday and dressing up is vital. This blog has been a big help, so thank you.

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  24. I love everything--the scarf, the outfit, the lipstick (and the Poirot!).

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  25. I LOVE this outfit! you look so chic!!

    xo. b

    brea-marie.blogspot.com

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  26. I have a friend from Mobile! Coming all the way from Scotland this makes me smile! You look lovely! Enjoy Poirot! Zoë x

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  27. Bullet bras is the best! I have some vintage girdles and some repro models, I like it both. And a girdle is so nice to wear, I feel very nice when I do! :)

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  28. This length of skirt is especially becoming on you. I really recommend that you look for more like this.

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  29. Oh! This look is SO beautiful! Where did you get your bullet bras?

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  30. This look is so understated and elegant. Really looks beautiful on your figure!

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  31. xStroutx: I found them dead stock (never been worn) on etsy.

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  32. this look is beautiful. the best look i've seen on your blog so far! you are so stunning.

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  33. I really love your blog. I'm going to follow you!

    xoxo

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  34. I wear a girdle, usually Playtex 18-hour high waist, and stockings all the time and it's very comfy and supportive though it will take you a while to get used to it and it really does the job too. You'll find yourself sitting up straighter, bending with your kness, moving and walking differently, more glam like, and you'll develope better posture too. Love the blog, thanks.

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