Monday, February 18, 2019

achieve flawless retro inspired style (featuring grace karin)

I have long had an obsession with all things retro. Perhaps it has something to do with the many Audrey Hepburn movies in my collection or the undeniable elegance of styles from decades past....but retro hair, makeup, and clothing makes my heart sing. That is probably why one specific dress from Grace Karin (an online store with a wide selection of fashionable pieces) stood out to me. It had that vintage flair that I love so much! On that are some tips to achieve flawless retro style of your very own.

Create a Fabulous Retro Hairstyle. The best place to start is on the top! If you are interesting in putting together a style that is effortlessly retro sure to give your hair a mini makeover. There are lots of styles to choose from that range in difficulty. For someone like me (who isn't the most skilled when it comes to hair), there is a simple ponytail. Pull your hair back, tie a ribbon around the hair elastic, and curl the ends. Other ideas include: pin curls, a voluminous updo, dramatic face framing waves, or a low side bun.

Give Your Makeup Vintage Flair. When it comes to classic makeup looks, it is always best to keep it simple. Winged eyeliner, lots of mascara, and a bold red lipstick is all you really need. It's true! This classic retro look never goes amiss. The reason for this is simple: it looks amazing. Not to mention the fact that it is super simple to put together. So take a peek through your makeup collection and find the most dazzling red lipstick you can. In just a few short minutes, you will look extra incredible.

Find the Perfect Dress. Like I mentioned earlier, I love all things retro. That includes of course, retro inspired dresses. Recently, I was lucky enough to add the Women's 3/4 Sleeve Knee-Length Buttons Decorated Body-con Pencil Dress to my wardrobe. It came in several different colours but I chose dark green. There was just something about the colour that screamed vintage to me. The dress design itself is stunning. It has a unique neckline that creates just the right amount of classic drama. The three-quarter length sleeves and large black buttons add on an elegant charm that cannot be denied. It also comes with a removable belt, adding lots of versatility to the look. For something a little sleeker, it can be worn without. However, if you want to add a hint of sweetness, add on the belt and tie it into a lovely bow. It looks amazing both ways, in my opinion.

As for the quality, I have to admit, I am impressed. Really impressed. The material is structured and sturdy but still has a slight amount of stretch. This creates an ideal balance between style and comfort. Everything about this piece oozes sophistication. From the design itself to the stellar quality of the dress. This is the type of piece that just makes you feel good when you put it on. The kind of dress you wear on a special night out. One where you plan to shine, everywhere you go. From the first moment I wore this retro inspired dress....I was in love. Make sure whatever dress you choose makes you feel just as beautiful as this Grace Karin dress makes me feel. Choose a bold vintage design but focus on quality as well. When you achieve that balance, you will be truly unstoppable.

Interested in checking out this dress from Grace Karin? Want to see what else they have to offer? Be sure to visit their website.

Code: SKLB
Discount: 60% OFF
Price after code: $14

Retro styles are classic, beautiful, and elegant. Whether you have a special event coming up or are simply looking for a new piece to add to your wardrobe...there are plenty of fabulous options. Don't be afraid to get inspired by vintage styles and create an unforgettable look of your very own.

What do you think of this Grace Karin dress? Do you like retro fashion?


  1. Great post 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

  2. That dress is gorgeous!! And wow - what a great price, too!! Beautiful picture!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

    1. Thank you so much! And it really is. I just love the dress.

  3. omg that dress is gawjus!! loved this post


  4. anche ame piace molto lo stile retrò.

  5. Oh wow! You look so fab in this dress, Shannon:) As an Audrey fan, I totally understand your love for retro/vintage style.

  6. I love the retro vibe of the dress, and the fit is adorable. <3 The red lip colour looks great. <3