Sartorial Saturday–HufflePUG

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our planned trip to Universal Orlando this summer, where we hope to see all of the Harry Potter sites. This of course let me to think about my wardrobe, and my Pinup Girl Clothing Yellow House Harlequin skirt…I’m a proud HufflePUG!

I’ve even got the perfect HufflePUG accessories!

To which house do you belong?

Sartorial Saturday–More Peasant Top Pairings

It’s been a long time since I shared how versatile Pinup Girl Clothing’s peasant tops are, so I’m back with the Baton Rouge version…and this isn’t even ALL of the skirts I have with which it pairs well!

I also love the way various brooches pop against the deep pink color:

What color peasant top do you wear most frequently?

Sartorial Saturday–Glitter Bangles

When Splendette started making larger-size Duchess bangles last year, I was ecstatic, because that was the one thing that was really missing from my retro looks. The first collection they released was fairly small, though, and only included a few colors/styles. Last fall, however, they added some new Duchess styles, including the one kind of bangle I was still eager to add to my collection…the glitter bangle!

Sometimes, I’ll wear a stack of just glitter bangles, but usually, I mix and match glitter with the other styles I have. And even though I’ve never actually worn this with an outfit, I did try on all the glitter bangles I have, in rainbow order, just to see how gorgeous they all are together!

Of course, I won’t complain if Splendette adds a few more glittery colors to their Duchess collection in the future…now if only they would add in a few colors of Moonglow in Duchess sizes, my collection would really be complete (until the next thing comes along)!

Sartorial Saturday…On a Sunday–Easter Dressing

Since today is Easter, I’m sharing my Sartorial Saturday post a day late, so I can focus on Easter fashion!

I’m not going to lie…I really struggled to decide what I wanted to wear this year. But a Pinup Girl Clothing sale that allowed me to buy a Sabrina top in the perfect shade of mint to go with my castles Jenny skirt was the solution to my sartorial ennui.

Once I figured out the outfit, the accessories were pretty easy, although I did struggle a bit with my Splendette stack. In the end, I think pastel glitter was the perfect choice for Easter!

Did I mention that spring hasn’t really arrived here yet? The three-quarter sleeves definitely helped ward off the chill!

Happy Easter!

Sartorial Saturday–Mary Blair March

There’s still another week to go of Mary Blair March, but as Mary Blair Week winds down, I wanted to share some of the ways I’ve styled my Mary Blair prints so far. This year, I decided to focus on only one outfit for each of the ten Mary Blair pieces in my wardrobe, instead of multiple outfits for each:

I haven’t been able to get as many other people involved in this event as I had hoped, but I have really enjoyed learning more about the life and work of Mary Blair and wearing some of my favorite prints from my wardrobe!

Capturing the Magic of Mary Blair

I’ve shared many Mary Blair outfits featuring pieces from Pinup Girl Clothing over the last few years, but I think this outfit might be the one that catches the “Magic of Mary Blair” the best.

Why?

Well, one of the things Mary Blair was most known for was her bold and unconventional use of color. One of her credits in movies like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Cinderella, as well as the famous “It’s a Small World” attraction created for the 1964 New York World’s Fair (and later adapted at several Disney parks as a ride), was color styling. Her unusual color pairings were ground-breaking for the time, and she is credited with introducing Walt Disney himself to this unique style, as well as modernist art, and he became one of her greatest champions.

Getting back to this outfit…I think the addition of a bold green shrug to a primarily pink dress really reflects the way Mary Blair liked to play with color. The clouds on the dress are done in a similar shade, and pairing it with more of the same color really makes it pop. I often play it safe with over-pieces, sticking with white, black, and neutral denim when it comes to boleros, shrugs, cardigans, and jackets. But for Mary Blair March, going really bold just seems appropriate!

I also added an additional, more subtle pop of color with a blue necklace and bracelet.

It’s an unmistakably bright outfit, which I really hope pays homage to Mary Blair!

How do you embrace the “Magic of Mary Blair” in your outfits?

Mary Blair Monday

Time to kick off Mary Blair Week (a week I invented as the high point of Mary Blair March, which is a time to wear all of my favorite Pinup Girl Mary Blair prints and celebrate the life and work of that talented artist!) with a Mary Blair Monday outfit. I’m wearing the yellow train print Jenny skirt because it is the first Mary Blair print I purchased, and was what really introduced me to her art.

I decided to go bold with my Splendette bangle stack:

And while this Erstwilder brooch isn’t a Mary Blair piece, it is whimsical enough to fit right in with the outfit!

I’m looking forward to wearing more great Mary Blair pieces (and seeing the outfits other people put together) all week long!