Love is In the Air

art, Date, Dress, Dresses, Dressy, fashion, Fashion design, Fashionillustration, Gift, Illustration, life, Love, Retro, style

Even though the world as we know it has been turned a little on its side as we go forward into a new year and a controversial (to say the least) presidency, I’m trying to remain grateful and feel the love that remains. Today I felt loved after receiving so many birthday wishes. I truly appreciate each one and think it’s time to plant some seeds of hope. 

I’ve been feeling a bit disenchanted the past few days. (Lack of sleep didn’t help). I started thinking of all the things I love today, including this blog, and my readers, and realized, when some things suck, you can always turn a new page. You can choose to look at things differently. That’s what I’m doing today, on my birthday.

I made this illustration to illustrate a dress a feminine, slightly kitschy retro dress I envisioned for Valentine’s Day.

Have a lovely day! 💕

Maggie

Summer to Fall Transition OOTD

Boho, Design, Fall, fashion, Retro, Shopping, Skirts, style

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I seriously doubt I’ll ever get over this outfit. It’s me & my love for fall in a nutshell. I paricularly love the transition between the two seasons. I love the promise of what’s to come..and I love mini skirts, kimonos, bodysuits, and warm fall colors in case you haven’t noticed. 🍁

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Loving those sixties bell sleeves right now, and always really.

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Seriously my fave fall colors. You can never go wrong with rust, olive, & mustard. Plus, the fact that the kimono is lightweight & this is a mini skirt makes it a good transition outfit. If you live somewhere where it’s colder you could totally swap out the bodysuit for a turtleneck & add tights.

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I may never get over this outfit. I’ll be living in these staples this season.

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Peace loves,

Thanks so much for reading! 😊✌💕

Vintage/Girly Vibes

Date, Design, Dress, Dresses, Dressy, fashion, Fashion design, Fashionillustration, Illustration, Retro, Skirts, style, Uncategorized, vintage

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Today I continued to be inspired by vintage glamour. There’s something to be said for understated style and beauty. What you wear speaks volumes about you so, make it count. Hope my readers are enjoying my posts, collages, and fashion illustrations. Please like & follow my blog if so!

Love,

Maggie

Fruit Salad Bow Blouse // Pussy Bow Blouse & Striped Culottes

Career wear, Design, fashion, Fashion design, Fashionillustration, Illustration, Retro, style, Summer, Uncategorized, Work wear

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I always thought workwear should be fun. Sleeveless bow/pussy bow blouses and culottes are ideal for long summer days at work. Yes some of us, including myself, have to work this summer, even though I am currently on vacation. 😀🌅🌞🌈✈🚣💄👗👡 Yay!!

Ironic that I would draw a work-themed outfit on vacation, but I didn’t really plan it that way. Things happen when you’re drawing. 🔮

I love the idea of mixing prints and of a fruit salad print. Calling all fabric makers, garment makers, and designers! Collab with me and help me make this blouse a reality! 🍹🍇🍋🍓🍉🍈

PS; new update to my forthcoming offerings to my Ebay & Etsy in my next post! Yay to permanent vacay. ( I wish) 😉

Happy Friyay!

Maggie (in the Moon)

Happy Swimsuit Season! (Fashion Illustration Inspired by Vintage // Retro Swimsuits

Beach, fashion, Illustration, Ocean, Retro, style, Summer, Travel, Uncategorized, vintage, Weekend

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I’m eternally in love with vintage and always have been. Being that it’s swimsuit season, I bring you a little fashion illustration illustrating my love of vintage/retro bathing suits. I really like the old school approach to sexiness and femininity in addition to the fashion. Also, I just love the freedom and serenity of standing in the ocean and being at the beach.

Happy swimsuit season! Remember loves, the objective is not perfection. 😊❤👙🌊💧🌞🎨