Sartorial Saturday–Christmas in July

Merry Christmas (in July)!

Who doesn’t love the idea of Christmas in July? When it’s hot outside, there’s nothing better than staying cool in the air conditioning, watching a Christmas movie, and thinking of all of the joys of the season. All right, fine…a little part of my brain is always thinking about Christmastime. But I indulge it a bit more in July, because it brightens up these hot summer days! So while I was thinking about Christmas, I came up with a new Pinup Girl Clothing outfit I wanted to try, featuring the Bella ornament print skirt I got last year, and a mint Sabrina top. I think it’s a great retro color palette!

An Erstwilder holly brooch, Elizabeth Taylor hoop earrings, and a necklace and glitter Duchess bangles from Splendette are the perfect Christmas accessories:

It’s such a fun look!

I’m really looking forward to wearing this “for real” in December!

Sartorial Saturday–Thanks PUG!

Here’s one more look at the new dresses that Pinup Girl Clothing recently added to their Magic of Mary Blair collection and kindly sent to me. Out of the five dresses, there are three different styles in four-ish prints (the two plane prints are so different, I’m not sure how to count them!). Two of the styles (the Natalie Swing and the Audrey), were new additions to my wardrobe, and I love having some new options! If you asked me to pick a favorite, I don’t think I could, but I will say I love the way the Harley dress fits, and I also love having the clown print in my closet, because I didn’t have that one in any form before.

With the exception of the commuters print, I think I now own at least one version of each Mary Blair print that PUG has released. They are definitely some of my favorite items, and I love how cheerful I feel when I’m wearing any one of them! Thanks PUG, for making my closet a happier place!!!

Sartorial Saturday…On a Tuesday–Red, White, and Blue

Since tomorrow is Independence Day in the U.S., I thought I’d share a few ideas for dressing for the Fourth of July. You’ll notice Pinup Girl Clothing’s Mary Blair plane print makes an appearance three different ways…as a Harley dress, a Natalie swing dress, and a Doris skirt. The red, white, and blue of the print is perfect for Independence Day fashion! So are PUG’s red Harley top, blue sky harlequin skirt, and red, white, and blue Amanda dress!

Here are some of my favorite ways to accessorize with red, white, and blue, as well:

What’s your favorite way to wear red, white, and blue?

Sartorial Saturday-Audrey

You might be thinking you’ve seen this outfit on me be before. And you’d be almost right…in the past, I have paired my Mary Blair boat print Jenny skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing with a pink top. But this piece is new, from the latest addition to PUG’s Magic of Mary Blair collection…it’s an Audrey dress featuring the boat print! While I am wearing the same belt and shoes, I tried to accessorize the rest of the outfit a bit differently, and I’m happy with what I came up with!

This brings an end to my “Thanks PUG” series. I have styled each of the five newest Mary Blair dresses. If you’ve missed any, you can click on the “Thanks Pug!” tag to see all five dresses, and I’ll be back in a few weeks with a final wrap-up!

Sartorial Saturday–Send in the Clowns

Of all the dresses Pinup Girl Clothing sent me from the Mary Blair collection, I was most excited to receive the clown print Natalie swing dress. To be honest, I don’t like clowns at all, but there’s something so fun and whimsical about this print, and I had really regretted not purchasing it the last time it was available, so this was greatly appreciated!

I knew exactly how I wanted to accessorize the dress the moment I saw it…I went with my yellow and dark blue Splendette Duchess bangles, a yellow necklace, and the Twiney Rainbow Bubbles earrings I ordered from PUG the day they were released.

The outfit looks exactly like I hoped it would!

This is such a fun dress, and with it in my wardrobe, there is now only one PUG Mary Blair print I don’t own in one form or another!

Sartorial Saturday–Feeling Dapper

Have you ever heard of “Dapper Day?” It’s an opportunity to get dressed up in your finest and gather at one of the Disney Parks with other people who also love an excuse to get dressed up. I’ve never had the chance to attend a Dapper Day event, but when Pinup Girl Clothing previewed their latest Dapper Day collaboration, which includes this beautiful “Flags Ahoy” print Bella skirt, I knew I would have to add it my wardrobe, and wear it with my blue PUG peasant top. The colors in the skirt are AMAZING, and the print, designed by Justin J., is in some ways reminiscent of a Mary Blair design.

It’s so easy to accessorize this beautiful print. This time, I went with mostly yellow, and added in my new Twiney Rainbow Bubbles earrings from PUG…aren’t they fun?!?

There’s nothing I don’t love about this outfit!

I think it would be loads of fun to go to a Dapper Day event someday, but until then, I’ll be there in spirit and fashion!

Sartorial Saturday–Taking Flight

I was very excited to find the Mary Blair planes print Harley dress in the box Pinup Girl Clothing sent me last month. I only own one other Harley dress, and because it was a clearance item, I had to buy a size larger than I normally wear, so it doesn’t fit quite right, which doesn’t stop me from wearing, but does limit how I can wear it. This dress, however, fits like a glove, and I love it!

I thought it would be fun to do another special photo shoot, so we went to beautiful Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, and finished up just before a storm rolled in!

I love how easy it to accessorize this dress…I went with green accents this time, but I could have easily done red or blue as well!

This is a great summer dress, and I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of it. Come fall, I can just throw on my bolero to ward off the chill!