The Official Tanya Top from Retro Hunny Clothing!

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Valerie Davenport / Hair Styled by Jaqueline Hoss, Color by Jennifer Engberg at Turning Heads

Ladies, take heart; you don’t have to rely on fast fashion to fill all your wardrobe needs! It’s not as tough – or costly! – as you might think, to add perfectly-fitting pieces from fashion designers. Here’s the key: THINK LOCAL!

Here’s my story: Recently I was trying on peplum tops, and having a heck of a time finding anything that fits my larger bust size, but smaller waist. One of my favorite clothing lines Black Halo does a fantastic job matching my bust-to-waist proportions, and I adore them for it, but I’ve struggled to find anyone else who comes close. Here’s me trying on a peplum top in a popular trendy shop that shall remain nameless… urban outfitters peplum shirtSeriously, it doesn’t even come close to covering my bra. Annoying!

Fed up, I reached out to local clothing designer Dottie Hamann, founder of Retro Hunny. We are blessed to have many incredibly talented people in this community, and Dottie is one of our brightest stars. She custom-creates rockabilly and retro-styled clothing for women of all shapes and sizes, and I’ve been delighted to see her work sashay down multiple runways over the last few years.  Her looks are creative and classic, and this town LOVES her – for good reason!retro hunny

“I’d like a top in red & white gingham for the 4th of July, with halter straps, and can you add a peplum waist?” I asked her… No problem, she told me! One week later, I had my custom-made, perfectly-fitting halter top, with the thoughtful addition of a sweetheart neckline. How cute is this, seriously? I was thrilled to have something that fit my every curve like it was made for me (because it WAS, lol!), and on top of that, Dottie informed me that she had decided to name the top after me!!! I’m sooooo honored!!!

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So here it is, and the Tanya Top, available in all sizes and just about any color or pattern you want! If you’d like a Tanya Top that fits YOU like a glove, email Chantelle at retrohunny@gmail.com. They cost around $50, plus shipping, unless you’d like to stop by Retro Hunny in person to get yours fitted and made. 🙂

Happy 4th of July, hunnies! 😉

XOXO,
Tanya

P.S., I discovered another amazing aspect of this city, while looking for a place to shoot these photos with Valerie; just 3 blocks from Boise’s major mall is a sheep farm… Seriously! I loved meeting Rocky, a new little lamb with so much spunk, he totally thought he was the family dog. I had a blast with him – thank you Farmer Jim for letting us hang out with you and your fabulous sheep!pinup peplum stylespygirlinup peplum stylespygirl 1pinup peplum stylespygirlpinup peplum stylespygirlpinup peplum stylespygirlpinup peplum stylespygirlpinup peplum stylespygirlpinup peplum stylespygirlpinup peplum stylespygirlpinup peplum stylespygirlpinup peplum stylespygirl

That 70’s Trend – Spring Fashion Gets Groovy!

spring fashion 70's style

spring fashion 70's style

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Valerie Davenport Photography

spring fashion 70's style

spring fashion 70's style

spring fashion 70's style

Jeans: Paige, Piece Unique / Blouse: Ecru, Ruby Lou Boutique / TopShop Floppy Hat,  Nordstrom / Shoes: Steve Madden, DSW / Coat: Forever 21 / Earrings: Something similar, Express / Necklaces: Urban Outfitters / Rings: Coach, and H&M

Ah, can you feel it? Spring is here! And all across the fashion runways and grocery store magazines, you’re seeing it: the 70’s are back, baby! Bell-bottoms, lace-up tops, clogs, nature-inspired jewelry, paisley prints, patchwork, suede detailing, and fringe – they’re everywhere, and it feels so good! It’s all music festival vibe and Boho chic; even Coachella is getting in on the act, with their new collaboration line with H&M. I know, I gasped when I heard of it, too. Can’t wait to see what they come up with!

My favorite part about this trend, is that you don’t necessarily have to rush out and buy a ton of new fashion pieces to rock it; chances are, you already own some of these things, buried deep in your closet. Or your mom does… Or ask your grandma, ha! How ever you get ahold of them, wide-legged jeans and trousers are a must-have this season. All styles are acceptable (the more creative, the better – get crafty with them), and for summer we’ll see the trend transition into loose Bermuda shorts, culottes, and one-piece rompers.

nordstrom ad shoes bannerRemember, high-waisted jeans are more authentic and less 2001, so don’t get all Britney-Spearsy and tummy-baring… That can wait until Summer! It’s still chilly outside, at least in my neck of the woods. Which brings me to my top tip for transitioning your Winter wardrobe into Spring: a statement jacket. I scored this dusty pink faux fur coat on clearance at Forever 21, on their end-of-season sale. It pairs perfectly with my Paige bell-bottom jeans from Piece Unique, and these Hailey Bob and Ecru blouses that were also on clearance, at Ruby Lou Boutique! The necklaces are from Urban Outfitters, the long one is here , and the short collar one is now on CLEARANCE in the store!)

In my Coach article last week, I used a transparent jacket to add pop to a basic spring outfit. In next week’s article, I’ll show how a classic jumpsuit can be styled multiple ways, just by changing what you put over it, all with inexpensive items you might already have in your closet! So stay tuned, stay warm, and stay HAPPY!

With love, XOXO,
Tanyaspring fashion 70's style

spring fashion 70's style

spring fashion 70's style

Jeans: Paige, Piece Unique / Blouse: Hailey Bob, Ruby Lou Boutique / Felt Hat: (something similar) Nordstrom / Shoes: Steve Madden, DSW / Coat: Forever 21 / Earrings: Something similar, Express / Necklaces: Urban Outfitters / Rings: Coach, and H&Mspring fashion 70's style

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Black & White Mania: Part 1

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Jeanne Giltzow // Styling, Hair & MUA: StyleSpyGirl

Spring is typically all about COLOR, but this year, fashion threw us a surprising twist by trending the always-classy black & white look. I’m a huge fan; I have TONS of black in my closet (former Seattleite – what can I say?)

For this shoot with the incomparable Jeanne Giltzow, we chose to eschew color all together, and go with a mod/retro/artsy theme. Cue laundromat… (And a few very surprised afternoon clothes washers!)

We had such a blast with this! I feel like the pictures turned into stories, and I want to caption each one, but I’m not great at clever titles & quippy sayings… So I’ll let YOU do it! 🙂

XOXO,

StyleSpyGirl

Special thanks to Jeanne Giltzow for the awesome photos!

Comment your captions below! I will select my favorite from each photo, and post them on my FB page for votes. Best Caption will win 3 hours of personal shopping & styling work from me!!! 😀 Be clever, but be nice, mm-kay? Love ya!

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