Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hot August Nights!

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Ruffle neck top: Epic (gift from Annie)
DIY shorts (that were pants): Ralph Lauren
Red suede belt: Vintage
Purse: Vintage
Black bow pumps: Dollhouse (I've walked literally miles in these and they are sooo comfy!)
Lips: Mac Lipglass in "Russian Red"
Nails: Essie "Lilacism" Outfit inspiration: '50s diner.  Coincidentally, I had a burger, fries, and a milkshake just before these pictures were taken :) Yum!

I'm pretty sure I was born in the wrong era.  There is something so appealing to me about the 1950s and 1960s that I can't quite put my finger on.  It must be a combination of music, fashion, and cars that I will always hold a special place in my heart for.  It was a time of beehives,  rock and roll, the fabulous and unforgettable Jacque O., silhouettes in fashion that we now consider classic, and beautiful chrome clad vehicles.  Except for the Vietnam War, everything about the '50s and '60s seems so enticing.  But I will always remember this era for giving birth to the all American muscle car.  I naturally gravitate towards vintage and vintage inspired clothes, shoes, jewelry, and especially cars...all of which belong to time I never lived in.  I even own a classic muscle car.  See?  I told you I belong to the '60s!

So for the next few posts, I'm going to showcase a few outfits I wore in celebration of the '50s and '60s for Reno, NV's Hot August Nights.  If you love classic cars, you need to go to H.AN.  It's one of the biggest classic car shows in the world which takes place for about a week during the month of August. Nightly cruises, drag races, car auctions, concerts, their own prom, and daily car shows are just a few of the fun activities there.  Oh, and music like this playing all day long:


Hope you all enjoyed this post!  :)

xoxo

 Azu

36 comments:

  1. love your thin strap sandals xo
    thanks for the love honey, I'm following you on bloglovin':)
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  2. You are too cute : ) Stumbled upon your blog and btw love it!

    xoxo aley


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  3. this outfit is so simple yet chic! i totally love it! you make everything look amazing! xxx

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  4. Oh what a cute dotted purse! Also really liking the hair flower - an outfit is all in the details right ? :)

    /Cindi

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  5. Azu!!!

    Oh my goodness you're back! I had been wondering what had happened to you and your blog! As a matter a fact, I just tried contacting you about a month ago, but the e-mail I sent couldn't go through.

    What do you mean "Google ate your blog?" that sounds so awful. Are you still in the same area? We've still got a standing cupcake date!

    I'm glad to see that you are back to blogging, and that I can read it again :)

    Amber

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  6. Cute outfit! :) Looks like something from the 60s.

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  7. Great look! It does look scorching hot on your pictures. I don't know but I can tell. :) Looking forward to more posts.

    Gazillionth Thought Bubble

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  8. I love the polka dot bag...and you do look fab in this:)

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  9. How adorable is this polka dot crossbody bag to complete the look?!

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  10. Love the outfit! I'm obsessing over polka dots right now! xoxo

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  12. Oh cute and very 50s inspired, love the wee bag and the essie nail polish. Lovely blog :)
    xox

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  13. Awesome blog, honey)))
    you have a new follower! I hope you'll do the same))
    Thank you!))

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  14. I adore this outfit on you girl. So cute!
    If you get a moment come check out my latest post!
    XOXO
    Morgan
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  15. i really love your bag! So cute :)
    i'm just following you now! Mind to follow back? Kisses :*

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  16. I know right, fashion in the 50's and 60's was just gorgeous!!! Oh and the cars!! I completely agree with you. Great outfit btw, loving the polka dot bag!

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  17. Holy gorgeous. You look so graceful and elegant and classy in this outfit. Like a modern Jackie O. ;) Those sun glasses are AWESOME.

    I definitely know what you mean about feeling like you belong to a different era. I could totally picture you in the 1960s! I wish I lived near you so we could have a 1960s party or something. Sigh.

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  18. great this look honey, i really love your shorts!

    xx

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  19. love your polkadot bag and your outfit! thanks for your lovely comment, i'm your newest follower on gfc! please visit me and see if you want to follow too? i think you'll like my outfits, thanks!

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  20. Hi dear, such a lovely and fun retro outfit! Love that it stays simple and so elegant as the same time. You look fantastic!

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  21. You look amazing! I love the high waisted shorts with the turtleneck tank- so great!
    xx

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  22. WoahwoahWOAH! How gorgeous are you?

    Haha, sometimes I do feel I was born in the wrong era too! xx

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  23. yes '50. '60. aw...
    u look amazing. and that polka dot bag is just adorable!
    i want one like that :)

    xx

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  24. Keyword here is hot. I went a few times when I was younger with my parents. My dad loved classic cars. He bought a 56 Chevy on Ebay right before he passed away, it was in the shop getting pimped. We just have to paint it now and it will be his memorial vehicle. Oh geez Im getting emotional. Must go now. Love the look.

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  25. The shorts look great on you! xx http://pinkvanilia.blogspot.com

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  26. You can never go wrong with this combination!

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  27. Girl I LOVE YOUR LEGS!! And in love with your polka dot bag is adorable.

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  28. you look amazing, love your polka dots bag! :)
    kisses

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  29. You look fabulous! Love the black and white and your flower in your hair.

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  30. Hi I love your outfits I follow you

    =D

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