I already shared a wrap-up of this year’s Mary Blair March outfits, but I want to take a moment to look at the differences between March 1st and March 31st, even though I was wearing the same Harley planes print dress both days.
At the beginning of the month, I got a major haircut. Including BANGS. I can’t even remember the last time I had bangs, and while I’d been talking about doing it for months, I was pretty scared to actually go through with it, because I was worried I’d be be instantly filled with regret. But I LOVE them! I also had some ear piercings done early in the month. This is another thing I’ve thought about doing for a long time, and like the bangs, I’m glad I finally went through with it! I’m also really, really happy I had both things done before everything locked down, because who knows when I would have had another opportunity?
Obviously, the world we live in also changed a lot from March 1st to March 31st, to the point where it is now almost unrecognizable. Nothing is the same anymore. So I feel like these superficial, physical changes are a good metaphor for the events of 2020 so far, only mine are a lot more pleasant, with a lot less permanent ramifications!
Here we are, at the end of another Mary Blair March. I think we can all agree that we’ll be glad to see this horrible month come to an end, but at least the fashion was good, even if I was all dressed up with no place to go for most of March! Here’s a look back at the outfits I put together this year:
I began and ended the month with my favorite Mary Blair piece from Pinup Girl Clothing: The planes print Harley swing dress. I think my favorite outfit, though, was the Animal Crossing themed one I wore on New Horizons release day. I also made a point to wear my lime green shrug as much as possible, because I think it pairs with my different Mary Blair pieces in a way that really displays the spirt of her color theory. Each of these items always brings a smile to my face, which was something I really needed this month, but I’m hopeful that next Mary Blair March will see me wearing them to some of my favorite locations that aren’t my home!
Taking a break from my usual clothing and accessories Sartorial Saturdays to look at something equally fun…makeup!
My two oldest daughters and I recently discovered Colourpop Cosmetics (I blame Disney and Sailor Moon). I was actually the first one to try the brand, when I saw that they had a Frozen II Elsa collection that I knew would go perfectly with my skin tone on sale. I was impressed with the quality of the items right off the bat, (both the cosmetics and the packaging, which makes everything feel extra luxe), and then we found out that Colourpop was launching a special Sailor Moon collection, too. Ladybug had to get in on that, and while I was placing her order, Bunny decided to add some Disney villains items, and I purchased another Disney set, this time, Belle-themed.
Like I said, I’m really impressed with the quality. The pigments in the eyeshadows are perfectly saturated, and the lipsticks last really well. But I also love the quirky themes and fun colors. Lest you think they only make collections related to TV or movies, they also have a full line of other colorful products, including a “Build Your Own Palette” option for eyeshadow, which I think is really fun, and also really practical, because you can purchase only colors you know you’ll use, instead of having a few you know you’ll never touch.
Now that we’ve found Colourpop, we can’t wait to see what other collections and colors they’re going to come up with next!
It’s been quite a while since I had a new dress! There was a dress from Pinup Girl Clothing that I’ve wanted since the first time I saw it…the Gold Room Harley swing dress. And thanks to a sale last month, I was finally able to add it to my wardrobe!
The Harley is my very favorite PUG dress style. I love the way it fits. I especially love this dress because of its pattern and somewhat unusual color palette.
As always, accessories are important. The one downside to the Harley is that the neckline really doesn’t work with my necklaces. But I made up for that with an amazing Splendette duchess bangles stack, silver hoop earrings, and the Slothertons brooch duo from Erstsilder:
Did I mention that one of my favorite things about the Harley swing dress is the twirl?
I know I’m going to be wearing this dress often…it’s “practically perfect in every way!”
Here’s a look back at my “Jenny January” outfits for this year. I feel like I didn’t do a very good job this time around…I only wore six out of the eight Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny skirts I own this month. I blame the weather…it’s hard to want to wear a full skirt when it’s cold and snowy/rainy, and especially when it’s windy!
In the last week or so, I took two fashion photos that were full of whimsy, and I thought it would be fun to share them, to show that style doesn’t always have to be “serious.”
Who says you can’t wear a brooch with your Christmas jammies? And this basset hound fits right in with the scene! Really, I just wanted an excuse to wear this adorable guy one more time, but I was also very cozy in my new pajamas!
I was so excited about my new Splendette glitter bangles that I tried them on straight out of the box, tags and all! I also had to go with a whimsical pose in front of the Christmas tree for maximum sparkle and glitter!
Time to take a look at this year’s Christmas outfits (which were, admittedly, very similar to last year’s)!
On Christmas Eve, I wore the same black and purple lace dress that I’ve been wearing every Christmas Eve for close to a decade, and of course my best Christmas brooch. I did change it up a bit with some some new Splendette starburst Duchess Bangles, though!
On Christmas Day, I wore my holiday harlequin Genevieve dress from Pinup Girl Clothing, which is the most Christmas-y piece of clothing I own. I added a bow belt from Torrid, which wraps the whole outfit up like a present, plus Splendette Duchess Bangles and the Christmas earrings that arrived the day after Christmas last year, my favorite Christmas brooch (again), and a sparkly Lux de Ville mini hatbox handbag:
Possibly the most notable fact is that I wore heels two days in row for the first time since breaking my ankle last year…and both outfits certainly looked better without the ankle brace I was wearing last Christmas!
Earlier this year, I shared a photo of my Erstwilder brooch collection. I thought it would be fun to share a picture of my Christmas brooch collection (which has grown quite a bit this year), too. I have mostly Erstwilder pieces, although there are also a few others in there, including my very most sparkly brooch, which was the first one I received. Some of the Erstwilder pieces in the photo aren’t specifically Christmas, but more general winter, but I’m still counting them. I love how many festive options I have!
A few years ago, I was thrilled to order the “Kitschy Christmas” skirt from The Oblong Box Shop, my first Christmas print piece. This year, when they previewed a new version of the skirt in green, I knew I needed to add it to my wardrobe, even though I normally wouldn’t buy a duplicate print, despite the colorway being vastly different.
In the time since I bought the red version of the skirt, the material has changed slightly. It’s still polyester (my least favorite thing about the skirt), but the weave is far superior, and the skirt flows much better.
Of course, accessories are important. I decided to run with the pink and green theme, which is perfect, because I have a lovely new Erstwilder brooch, that reminds me of Lucy’s request in A Charlie Brown Christmas: “A great, big, shiny, aluminum Christmas tree…maybe painted pink!” It’s even more beautiful than you can imagine, with lovely silver threads garlanding across it. As always, I added a stack of Splendette Duchess Bangles, this time in green and pink, plus pink earrings, a favorite necklace, and my new favorite belt, featuring a bow:
I love how perfectly my mint Sabrina top from Pinup Girl Clothing goes with the skirt!
This is definitely a new favorite Christmas look, and I’m going to wear it as often as possible in the coming weeks!