Saturday, February 28, 2015

Product Review: Secrets In Lace Bullet Bra

I recently ordered a leopard print bullet bra by Secrets In Lace.  It came in and I wore it around.  I was super excited to get this in the mail.  I found it on sale for $29.40, usual price is $49.00.  I haven't heard any reviews from people I know about Secrets in Lace, so I thought it would be perfect for a product review.  First off, when it comes to bras I wear a 34D - so I have busty needs that need to be met.  When I ordered this bra, I used the guide that Secrets in Lace offered for figuring out your bullet bra size.  It was simple and very helpful.  The best part is that it was totally correct!

When the bra came in and once I got it on, I was very happy to find that it was super comfortable.  I arched my back (cat and cow, if you like yoga) and twisted.  Very comfortable and it doesn't pull anywhere.  I'm used to a full bra with underwire to help support my boobs.  Bullet bras do not have underwire.  They are, however, very supportive.  I jumped, I bent over, and even made a pie.  My boobs are definitely supported.  They are also never going to fall out of this bra.  I could do a hand stand and they'd stay put.  One thing I really like is how perky my boobs seem.  It reminds me of this:
I would have to give this bra a big thumbs up!  I think I might need a few more.  They come in a few colors and prints: black, white, red, black/leopard (what I have), red/leopard, purple/leopard, blue, pink, champagne, ivory, sheer black, sheer white, and sheer ivory.  I've seen some colors/prints come and go.  I don't know if they're just out of stock or what.  You can also find some Dita Von Teese stockings and stuff there too.  http://www.secretsinlace.com/

Product Review: Swimsuit and Socks

I wanted to go over two items that I've had in my dresser for a little while now.  Needless to say, that means that I've had time to use them.


I found this swimsuit by Glam Swimwear on Amazon a few years ago.  It wasn't expensive and I was concerned about the quality.  When it arrived, I threw it on and took this photo.  Not too shabby.  It fits pretty well, though being a busty D-cup I would have liked a little more bust support.  The only issue I had was super minor - I had a loose button that I stitched back into place.  Big deal.

A few months ago, I was at Sams Club with my mom and came across these socks by Darn Tough.  These are merino wool socks, made 100% in the USA (Vermont to be exact).  The packing is very retro and these guys stand by their product enough to have a lifetime guarantee.  I know they aren't super rockabilly, but I believe that with their high quality, made in the USA, and funkiness they represent a bit of rockabilly philosophy.  I bought two pair, one black and one maroon.  They do have a bit of compression to them, but I believe these were designed that way.


Don't forget about the Fishing Lure Giveaway that's going on!  I'd love to see you all posing with my lures -- and catching fish with them too!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Let's Get Physical!

Aerobics, 1958
I'm quite an active person.  I go to a 5:30am crossfit class (strongest female in the morning class!!!) 5 days a week and 3 days a week I have taekwondo (I'm currently a yellow belt).  Next week I start a once a week (west coast) swing class.  I'm a terrible partner dancer.  Two left feet and all that.  I just thought it would be a little different and probably pretty fun.

What I want to approach with this post is the rockabilly culture and working out.  How much do you workout?  What do you do for your workouts?   I know a few rockabilly guys who are into weightlifting, my boyfriend just made his second-degree black belt in taekwondo in August, and I have some friends who were doing roller derby for a while.

Exercise started to become en vogue slowly in the 1940s.  It might have become popular quicker had WWII not have happened.  What happened in the 1940s that you might totally know all about because of popular film?  This:
Yep.  There's no crying in baseball!

Maybe that gave home exercise a boost.  I haven't quite researched it in depth.

I have a selection of pictures of people working out.  I'll leave a tag so you know who they are and what they're doing, etc.  Maybe it will inspire you to join a class or to keep going to the gym or something.  If you are one of those people who don't like gym class, let me tell you, I was one of those people...until I figured out what I liked to do.  Try some new stuff.  You'll find your niche.

Before I leave off with pictures, let me just remind you that my previous post is for a giveaway.  Please check it out and enter!


Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh working out
Abbye Eville, 1940s, Weight-lifting Queen
1940s and 1950s, Charles Atlas, Weight-lifter
Jack Lalanne, 1950s, Excercise Television Icon
Marilyn Monroe, 1950s, Avid Runner
Marlon Brando, 1950s, at the gym
Esther Williams, Champion Swimmer
Sean Connery, came in 3rd in the 1950s Mr.Universe Competition

Monday, February 23, 2015

3 Lures to Give Away!!!

I have three hand-painted fishing lures that I want to giveaway!

Let me say that I got a bunch of these done when I was living in Portland, OR and I never got around to selling them.  What I really want is to send out 3 of these cute fishing lures and get some pictures back (like 3 or so from each person) - like within two weeks of them arriving by mail - of people catching fish with the lures.  I'll be selling them this spring and I would love to have some pictures to show people.  I definitely encourage pin-up poses with the lures too!


  1. Pineapple - I love a little bit of tiki flair
  2. Bel-Air - Inspired by the car.
  3. Boomerang - Pink and gold, so very 50s!
If you are interested, here's what you must do:
  1. Send me your name, email, and address.
  2. Send me a picture of your fishing equipment and you holding your fishing license (even from a distance is fine).  I just need to know that you are able to go fishing.
  3. Tell me why I should send you one of the three lures, what you plan on catching, where you plan on going, etc.
Send to: JessieDesmond@rocketmail.com




Saturday, February 21, 2015

New Dress & Warmer Weather

I made myself a new dress.  I used a pattern that I've used before.  Its just a great pattern and makes for a comfy dress that I can totally move around it...PLUS its a very 1940s style.

I put my phone on a timer to take pics of myself, so I apologize for the somewhat blank look.  It took me about a dozen times to get this pic.  LOL   I also didn't realize that my bra would show through, so that got switched too!
Fabric

The fabric is a nice spring print with a peach background and grey, white, and mustard flowers.  The only thing that I don't like about how this dress came out are the pockets.  The last dress I said no to pockets.  I'm not wild about them, but I had to give them a try.

As it turns out, its warming up and I'm trying to go out of my way to not be so depressed - which occasionally happens when I get really bored.  Here's what I have planned.

  1. Sewing Projects.  I'm getting them all finished.
  2. I started a local rockabilly facebook group so we can all start to network a little.  It's slow, but I think its working.  In fact, I have a luncheon at a car hop in 15 minutes.
  3. I'm going to take a swing class starting in March - as well as continue with crossfit and taekwondo.
  4. Zombie Prom is coming up soon and I'm thinking about going for the first time.  I guess it depends on if I can get some others to go with me.  I don't like going to social things by myself.  Zombie Prom is an annual thing that the roller derby team hosts.
  5. I plan on getting out and doing more social events because it's warming up.  Today it's supposed to get up to 35F!  Summer is a-comin'!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Paleo Tuna Souffle

I was inspired by this old ad to make a paleo version of a tuna souffle.  I've usually been pretty successful with souffles in the past, so I was pretty confident that I could do this.  Just the other day I made a tasty paleo dessert souffle (though honestly, I ate it with whipped cream).

My lovely tuna souffle
Here's the recipe I came up with:

Paleo Tuna Souffle
Serving 1

2 Eggs
3 TBSP Almond Flour
1 TBSP Parmesan Cheese
1/2 TBSP Parsley
1 tsp Garlic
1/8 White Onion, diced
1 can Tuna, drained
1/4 cup Shredded Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, almond flour, parmesan cheese, parsley, and garlic.
  3. Be sure that your onion is diced up.  If you don't like onion, try using celery.  Whisk this into your mixture.
  4. Drain your tuna, then add the tuna and shredded cheese to your egg mixture.  Whisk everything together.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into a 5"-diameter ramekin.  You can add a little extra shredded cheese on the top if you so desire.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Product Reviews

I think I'm going to start doing some rockabilly product reviews.  I have a Ninimour retro bikini on the way.  I'm a little unsure about it because it only cost me $9.99 on Amazon.

I'm also planning on trying out some make-up from TheBalm, but I have to get that ordered.

I don't know how often or how many product reviews I'll be making.  If you have ideas or suggestions, let me know.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fountainhead Car Museum

Today  I went to the Fountainhead Antique Car Museum (Fairbanks, AK) with my nephew Dylan.  Its a pretty fancy museum and definitely should be on your list of things to see if you're in Fairbanks, Alaska.












Me.  Sperry boat shoes, linen rosie the riveter trousers, black Rocket Originals sweater, vintage swallow pin.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Essential Footwear

I wanted to make a post about some essential footwear for women.  While men were usually the one's to wear the Converse All-Stars, women had Keds.  These used to be standard gym shoes.  I went to the Keds website to see what they had: http://www.keds.com
Keds Botanical Leaves

Keds Champion Originals










Keds Champion Dip-Dyed
Keds Champion Mushrooms
Keds Champion Leopard
Keds Crashback with Flamingo

Keds Champion Berries
Keds Champion Pennant

Just like Converse, Keds is also available for the opposite sex. Here are some men's styles:
Keds Champion Pennant, Mens
Keds Champion Originals, Mens
Keds Roster, Mens
Keds Chukkas, Mens