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!
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.
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?
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!
St. Patrick’s Day is only a week away! It’s one of my favorite holidays, and it just happens to fall during Mary Blair March. I have one Pinup Girl Clothing skirt that combines the color green with the artwork of Mary Blair…the boat print Jenny!
I decided to go with a bold, contrasting color on top, and I think it’s a really fun look. I also found as many green accessories as possible, including my favorite Splendette Duchess glitter bangles and a frog brooch from Erstwilder. And while the necklace may not have any green, it pretty much goes with everything!
What’s your favorite way to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?
I have been wanting to try a Sabrina top from Pinup Girl Clothing for quite a while. But not just any Sabrina top…I had my heart set on the grey version that was in the “coming soon” section of their website all last fall. I was so excited when it finally became available right after Christmas, especially since I had a little Christmas money to pay for it!
This top is a gorgeous shade of grey, and in addition to being a great match for the pictured Mary Blair elephants Jenny skirt, the Yellow House Harlequin Long Jun skirt, and the Skeleton Band Bella skirt, it goes with quite a few more of my skirts as well! It’s a bit different for me, as it’s made from a stretchy ponte fabric as opposed to the more structured material of the peasant tops I often wear. The stretch is wonderfully comfortable, and much more accommodating in the upper arm area than many tops, but as is the case with knits, it does show off every lump and bump. I don’t care, though…I love the fit, I love the color, and I’m really happy to have something with longer sleeves in my wardrobe!
I’m a huge fan of Mary Blair prints…I have ten Pinup Girl Clothing pieces featuring her work in my wardrobe! Until recently, though, I didn’t have the “Lips and Roses” print. I wasn’t a huge fan of the original color it came in, and while I wanted to love the gorgeous Ella dress in a new blue color that came out earlier this year, it just didn’t work for me. When I saw that the circle skirt in that same color was in the final sale section, I knew that was finally my chance to own this beautiful print, and for a steal! I love how many tops I have that it will go with…to start, I paired it with my red Harley, and it look amazing!
As always, I will be hoping for more Mary Blair prints for Pinup Girl in the future, but for now, I’m just glad to have added this to my wardrobe!
There’s a part of me that is still apprehensive about wearing this much bright color in one outfit. But the Pinup Girl Clothing Mary Blair prints are so cheerful, they just beg to be paired with something bold, so here we are.
I like that the color of the top is found in the skirt, as well, so while it may seem like a shocking combination at first, once you really look at it, the outfit is very well-coordinated!