Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Retro Rainbow Part II

It's a sequel to Retro Rainbow, and what dress would be more fitting than an actual Rainbow. Yes, The Pretty Dress Co.'s Candy Stripe dress in the oh-so-perfect Priscilla pattern is just that. The ultimate summer dress, this sweet and colorful design is ready for candy, carnivals, and confections!

Enjoy !

Visit The Pretty Dress Co. for more.

<3 T & A

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Pink & Grey in Saint Tropez

It's just another Pink Collar day in St. Tropez!

The Pretty Dress Co.'s "Saint Tropez" is a line of dresses that feature a classic 1950s New Look, of dove grey & soft pink hues with patterns reminiscent of old Dior. No straps here, this dress was obviously designed for the glamour and sunshine of St. Tropez, with its soft, but structured pattern.

Available in a sleek pencil, or a pretty pouf, both styles capture the Golden Age perfectly. Today we are debuting the prom version, that's so good you don't need anything underneath. The fabric used is a thick cotton, with just a touch of sparkle & sheen, looking oh-so-lovely in the sunlight. The boned bodice is a bosom's best friend, making for the ultimate bombshell fit. Of course our favorite features of The Pretty Dress Co.'s full skirt designs are the pockets, making this dress not only beautiful, but functional. 

Pair with some pink peeptoes and Ostrich stoles - soon to hit shop.thepinkcollarlife.com, and you're ready for a pretty Parisian holiday!

Visit The Pretty Dress Co. to see their new SS/16 Collections!

<3 T & A

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Gardening Gals

Campbell Crafts specializes in everything from full on glamour, to off duty vintage vixen! Having won The National Vintage Award for "best online shop," and also using a 1957 Airstream with a pink interior as their mobile boutique, this unique UK brand is adorable & affordable. Campbell Crafts carries many of our favorite reproduction brands, such as Atomic Swag and Luxulite, but has now started to offer their own brand of clothing! Enter the adorable Diner & Bowling separates...

Available in a darling dress or a bombshell blouse, the diner shirt is available in all of our favorite pastel shades - and also our signature, black & pink! Each top has pretty piping in a contrasting shade, making for the perfect pop of color for spring & summer ensembles. Today, we wore the Diner shirt in pastel yellow, with baby blue piping and white lapel, as well as the light blue shirt, with pastel yellow piping and white lapel. To finish off the blouses, Campbell Crafts adds darling, demure, bowling pin brooches for just a touch of fun & fanciness. 

Poodle puppies & pink <3

A spring stroll down a whimsical Wysteria-ish lane called for our Campbell Crafts blouses paired with some white cotton and eyelet capri pants - in true 50s/60s fashion. This look was more classic, however leave a few buttons open - and voila! Vintage Vixen <3 With the spice of Sandra Dee, mixed with 60s housewives vibes, this look could never be 'old-fashioned.' 

Thanks to Campbell Crafts excellent tailoring, this blouse is fitted and feminine with nice little puff sleeves and a tapered bodice. It's the little details that count, and Campbell Crafts has created the perfect ready-to-wear Diner shirt. These tops can be worn in many ways other than what we show here today, such as worn un-bottoned at the bottom, and tied in the front, or with a pencil skirt.

A pale yellow 1950s home with white regency trim, and blossoms in full bloom, was a lovely, lemon setting for our Diner shirts. We added the perfect shade to our yellow & blue hues, to finish off our look. Yes, PINK! Today, our hair is pastel pink, using products such as Davines, and Ion in "rose." 

We hope you enjoyed our pastel Springtime Sandra Dee-licious frolic with Campbell Crafts. Now be sure to visit Campbell Crafts here! 

x T & A x

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Daisies and a Doggy

Spring & Summer California weather calls for flowers in full bloom - especially darling daisies! On my slope, there is lush greenery, pretty palms, rustic ferns, and fresh foliage just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Of course, I brought my schnauzer sidekick, Bentley, for a little stroll in our meadows.

Gingham prints always seem to make an appearance mostly in spring and summer, and I'm a sucker for the print - especially in lemon yellow. A peasant crop top and a light, white, accordion pleated skirt was a great combo for a sweet Spring or Summer day, Bentley approved! This season's styling is always fun, with light, bright, colors, and fabrics that breathe. Cottons and rayons are always a must, and usually come in the cutest prints. I love a good classic white skirt, as it's a staple that can create a number of different looks. Of course, a neutral or white straw handbag can be paired with nearly anything, as you can see, with my 1950s straw bag.

As we frolicked in the land of yellow daisies, we documented some good ol' barefoot fun, along the way. Bentley is my soon-to-be 11 year old toy schnauzer, but always looks and acts like a pup! He sure loves to pose with his proper pink collar and enjoys the fleurs, as much as I do <3

<3 Ashlyn & Bentley

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Retro Rainbow

This Harlequin dress design from The Pretty Dress Co., known as the Priscilla in "Miami" print, couldn't be a more perfect fit for the Orleans Casino, Las Vegas. The Casino is a colorful and festive explosion of Mardi Gras meets French Quarter, and this fun Harlequin print dress was made for such a setting. 

Of course, this 59' turquoise Impala, AKA "Cateye," was a marvelous mid-century accessory for a complete Pink Collar Life! The "Miami" print is made of vibrant hues, including turquoise, lavender, pink, lemon, orange....basically all the colors of the rainbow <3

With pretty pastels and retro rainbows, we adore the exterior of this Casino and made it a point to capture its beauty while accessorizing appropriately! 
Enter The Pretty Dress, who is our go-to for vintage inspired glitz & glam of the highest quality. As you've seen, this modern brand brings the Golden Age to life, covering all decades and trends. Reminiscent of a 1950s sundress, the Priscilla is simply #1 for ready-to-wear. Constructed immaculately with true-to-vintage aesthetics, this dress is not only the perfect fit and pattern, but comes in the cutest colors! We love our Priscilla in Candy Stripe, Gingham, and of course the new dazzling diamond print.

Wear this dress with some iconic, classic gold hoops, and be sure to add some fun with color blocking, through vintage heels and handbags. Pastel gloves never hurt either!

<3 T & A