1. Guest Post : Jamie of Paint The Gown Red

    Hey everyone - I have something a little different going on today. Jamie, of Paint The Gown Red, and I have swapped blogs for the day! Jamie is super adorable (I mean, look at that cat hat!), so please welcome her to HollyDolly. And don’t forget to head on over to Paint The Gown Red to check out my outfit!


    Why, hello wonderful Holly Dolly readers! I’m Jamie of Paint The Gown Red, and I am super excited to be here today to share with you my handmade style. I’m often inspired by Holly and her incredible handmade pieces, and thought for this guest post I’d challenge myself to put a little dolly in my dress. However having just learned to sew this year, my sewing skills are a tad limited. But everyone’s got to start somewhere. Can you guess which piece is a Jamie original? 

    If you guessed the cat hat, you’re not completely off base. This adorable cloche was handmade, but not by me. It’s actually by Jessicozy for Dear Creatures. I first spotted the cap in the Dear Creatures Fall lookbook and contacted them immediately to see when and where I could get one. It wasn’t for sale. I must not have been the only one crying, “woe is me” for a few months later they started selling the lovely cat hats. 

    The one of a kind item that is in fact handmade by yours truly, is the apple skirt. It was one of the first pieces I ever made, and I’m pretty pleased with the result. There’s something very special about handmade clothing; it’s never perfect, each piece is unique, and you can always see the time and labor invested in its production. To me, that makes handmade all the more valuable. 

    Thank you Holly for letting me be a part of your lovely blog. I hope you all enjoyed my handmade style and please stop by Paint The Gown Red and say hello!  




    #5Blouse: Free People 

    Skirt: Handmade

    Petticoat: Legs Avenue 

    Shoes: Barneys COOP

    Hat: Jessicozy for Dear Creatures 

    Purse: Vintage 

  2. My Workspace (and a guest post)




    Hello friends! Today I’m over at Holly’s (name twinsies!) blog, Scuttle, talking about my favorite parts of my workspace. To  see more pictures and to read what I have to say, head on over here and check it out!

    P.S - thank you to all who have been voting for me in Modcloth’s Make The Contest. If you haven’t voted yet, please, hop on over here and do so! If you have voted already, vote again! You can do so every 24 hours :)

  3. Guest Post: Jennifer of If I Must Say So

    Hey Everyone! While I’m away getting hitched and enjoying our honeymoon, I’ve asked a few friends to step in for me and keep HollyDolly alive and running.

    Today we have Jennifer from If I Must Say So. She is here to share with you an outfit that reminds her of her own honeymoon - in Australia!  

    Hi, Holly Dolly readers! Jennifer of If I Must Say So here. I’m delighted to be back sharing a honeymoon-inspired outfit post while Holly and her beau are off celebrating their brand new marriage in St. Lucia!


    My husband and I married here in Austin, Texas, back in October and we went all the way to Australia and New Zealand for our honeymoon. It was such a long trip, but we loved every ounce of it. And the shopping in Sydney wasn’t so bad either!


    Sydney was our last stop before heading back to the U.S. and I knew I wanted to bring home a memento from our stay there. And that’s where I fell in love with the Melbourne-based brand Gorman. And this skirt! I’m crazy about the length, the colors, the sheer fabric, and the plush velvet pattern. Every time I wear it I think of bustling Sydney and our crazy little Australian adventure.


    tank top: Gap

    skirt: Gorman

    shoes: Thrifted

    bag: Thrifted

    necklace: Madewell

    hair pin: ban.do  


    Thanks for having me, Holly! I can’t wait to read about your trip!

  4. Guest Post: Megan of Feathers and Freckles

    Hey Everyone! While I’m away getting hitched and enjoying our honeymoon, I’ve asked a few friends to step in for me and keep HollyDolly alive and running.

    Today we have Megan from Feathers and Freckles (who just recently got married, herself! Congrats Megan!), and I’ve asked her to share a vacation outfit with you all. So make her feel welcome!

    Hi there! I’m Megan from Feathers & Freckles and I’m so happy to be posting for Holly while she’s off enjoying her wedding and honeymoon.

    I absolutely love traveling but hate packing. I always end up with 9 pairs of heels that I don’t even wear but forget my toothbrush or underwear.

    For summer trips that include lots of beach time, I like to pack lightly (as a pale redhead, ‘beach time’ means hiding under an umbrella and somehow still getting sunburned). I try to wear items that are easy, colorful and can take me anywhere from the sand, to a restaurant, to browsing the souvenir shops… because I’m one of those annoying people that must buy magnets and postcards for everyone I’ve ever met.




    bird8Target romper, hat, and sandals, Fossil bag (similar), Handmade necklace & hairpin

  5. Guest Post: Linda of Little Tin Soldier

    Hey Everyone! While I’m away getting hitched and enjoying our honeymoon, I’ve asked a few friends to step in for me and keep HollyDolly alive and running.

    Today we have Linda from Little Tin Soldier. Linda is the sweetest. And she has even had a part in my wedding planning (come back tomorrow for that)! But today, I’ve extended a virtual invitation, and asked her to come up with her best wedding guest outfit.

    Hello, Holly Dolly readers! I’m Linda from Little Tin Soldier, and I’m absolutely tickled to be a virtual attendee at Holly’s wedding. Over the past couple of years, Holly has become my go-to crafting friend. She’s creative, sweet, and darling. I know she’s going to be a beautiful bride (a little bird might have shown me pictures).

    Summer weddings are my favorite; they always include bright sunshine, pretty flowers, and cool treats. For weddings, keep your attire ladylike to ensure attention is focused on the most important lady— the bride! A polished sundress or a simple blouse and skirt combination in pastel colors work the best for me. I added a fun, handmade necklace because Holly loves arts and crafts, and the clutch easily holds a phone or digital camera for pictures.

    Now, if we lived in England, I would top off the entire ensemble with an incredible fascinator, perhaps one with a little prancing pug and flowers. But instead of a crazy hat, I’ll bring along a sweet little card.

    Congratulations to Holly and Zach!
    Outfit details:
    Top: Soft Joie
    Skirt: Thrifted (silk)
    Clutch: Andé (vintage)
    Wedges: Nine West
    Linda P.
    I style, draw, doodle, and storytell at little tin soldier
    Find me on Twitter @littletinlinda
    Visit my little design co. THOUGH VERY HUMBLE
  6. Guest Post: Meanz of Koi Story

    Hey Everyone! While I’m away getting hitched and enjoying our honeymoon, I’ve asked a few friends to step in for me and keep HollyDolly alive and running.

    Today we have Meanz from Koi StoryI’ve asked her to share an outfit that she would wear if attending my wedding. 

    what i wore:
    mint green vintage dress from Hill Vintage (similar)
    light tan heels from Target (similar)
    leaf ring from Icing
    dconstruct resin bracelets from DMAC gift shop (similar)
    Hello Holly Dolly readers, Meanz here from Koi Story! I am so excited that Holly asked me to guest post for her while she’s off getting married! She’s actually getting married tomorrow! Isn’t that excited, I am so happy for her.
    So, Holly asked me to pick out what I would wear if I were going to her wedding, and what is better than a mint green vintage dress!? I think that mint green is such a perfect summer color because it’s so cool and refreshing. I also paired it with minimal accessories so the dress gets all the attention! 
    Tell me about your perfect wedding attending outfit!
  7. Guest Posting At Virginie’s Cinema


    I’m over at Virginie’s Cinema today with another hockey fan inspired outfit. Come on over and visit to see more!