Sartorial Saturday–“Haunt Couture” with Stephanie Buscema

I know that pretty much everyone other than me is excited that Halloween is approaching, so today I’m featuring my one concession to that holiday: a pair of spooky Pinup Girl Clothing prints featuring the art of Stephanie Buscema.

I bought the Allison dress in the Witch Transformation print last year. In retrospect, I wish I had gotten my favorite Jenny skirt in this print instead, but I waited too long, and it sold out before I made up my mind. I would have really enjoyed pairing this print with purple tops, though!

I learned my lesson, so this year I jumped at the chance to get the Skeleton Band Bella skirt when it first came out, and I’m not disappointed. I have tons of tops that go with it, and if you know me, you know I love to have options! In some ways, these prints are out of character for me, but then again, they’re super fun and quirky, so maybe they’re not that out of character after all!

Sartorial Saturday–Skeleton Band

I think it’s pretty clear that I’m not a Halloween person. Even so, I had a great time at Legends and Lanterns in St. Charles, MO, last year, wearing a Pinup Girl Clothing dress featuring art by Stephanie Buscema.

Well, Stephanie Buscema is one heck of an artist, because for the second year in a row, even though I don’t do Halloween, I have purchased a piece of clothing featuring her artwork from PUG’s Halloween collection. This year, it’s the adorably quickly skeleton band print, on a new-style-to-me skirt, the Bella:

Seriously, the artwork on this skirt is AMAZING! The musical skeletons are the cute kind of Halloween quirky (not scary at all, which really isn’t my thing), and the moon reminds me of the moon in one of my favorite video games…The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. And I love the color combination…the varying greys and pinks look so great together, and the striped PUG Jailbird top is the perfect addition to the outfit!

I went with pretty simple accessories to go with the outfit, including my pink Splendette Duchess Bangles and a matching necklace, plus hoop earrings designed by Elizabeth Claire Taylor.

I really like the Bella skirt…it feels almost as full as a Jenny, even though it’s not as gathered. And I love that once again, Pinup Girl has helped me step out of my comfort zone and try something new and unexpected that looks great on me!

Transformation

I decided to step way out of my comfort zone, and try a new style of dress in a wildly new print designed by Stephanie Buscema for Pinup Girl Clothing!

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I’ve looked at other Allison dresses before, but never found one I loved enough to try it out. I really love the Snow White evil queen transformation print, though, and was regretting not even trying to get a Jenny skirt in the same print, so when I saw that it was going to be available in this dress, I knew I had to try it out.

The colors and print of the skirt are amazing. And while I know a lot of people weren’t sure about the color of the top, I love the way it brings out that same color in the skirt. It really works for me. It’s also a great fall/winter dress, especially given that I didn’t already have any other dresses in this sleeve length.

The name of the print is kind of fitting for me, as this dress shows just how far my transformation has come since I started dressing in Pinup Girl styles. I’m not into Halloween, but even though this print is part of the Halloween collection, I love it. I’m also not particularly into Disney, but again, this print (and the colors used in it) are so gorgeous, I don’t even care. This dress isn’t “me,” and yet at the same time, it really is! I’m not sure how that even works, but I’ve already found the perfect excuse to wear it, and I intend to continue doing do throughout the colder months!