Sartorial Saturday–1950s Harlequin

My favorite type of print from Pinup Girl Clothing, (after their amazing Mary Blair pieces), of course, is a harlequin. I was super excited when the classic 1950s Harlequin Long Jun skirt was part of the New Year’s sale, because I had had my eye on it for quite a while. I have to say, I love it even more in person…the colors are outstanding!

I love having another way to wear my green peasant top, too (although, I have tons of shirts that go with the various colors in the skirt!):

And my pink flower brooch is the perfect finishing touch to the outfit!

This skirt is an early frontrunner for the foundation of a possible Easter outfit…I already have a few ideas how I might style it!

Sartorial Saturday–Magically Made

I’ve had the Celestina Reversible Capelet from Pinup Girl Clothing’s Magically Made collection since September, but between the broken ankle and all of my festive fashions, I haven’t really had a chance to share it…until now!

I love the shape of the cape, even from the back:

It’s easy to accessorize with my Hufflepuff pin from Universal, and my Duchess bangles from Splendette:

The best part is the fact that the caplet is reversible, so it’s really like having two pieces! Even just unbuttoning it gives the outfit a totally different look:

And completely reversing it is even more fantastic!

Just for fun, some pictures with Nymphadora Tonks’ wand..she’s my favorite Hufflepuff!

I’m so glad I was finally able to add a cape to my wardrobe, and one that makes me feel like Minerva McGonagall is even more amazing than I could have dreamed!

Sartorial Saturday–CAM Boot Style

It’s been almost two weeks since the doctor said I could stop wearing the CAM boot, so here’s a look back at how I styled the accessory I never wanted to have:

And a bonus look at how I’m currently styling my ankle brace, which I should only have to wear regularly for a few more weeks, and then whenever I need it after that.

I’m so thankful for Pinup Girl Clothing…I felt more like myself in my pretty skirts and dresses even though I was slowly hobbling around in a clunky boot, not really getting stuff done to my satisfaction!

Sartorial Saturday–Pink Christmas

When you think of Christmas, the most common color pairing that comes to mind is red and green, which is wonderfully festive. But this year, I’ve really been enjoying wearing pink and green, partly because it’s just a little bit different, and partly because I really like the way the colors look together! Here’s a glimpse at a few of my current favorite combinations:

Sartorial Saturday–Christmas Wrapping

I have really been wanting to pair my ornament print Bella skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing with a bright pink top. Unfortunately, the only top I have that fits the bill is a sleeveless wrap top, also from PUG. But fortunately for me, the weather in St. Louis can been unpredictable in December, and wearing a sleeveless top is not always out of the question. I really love the way the pink looks against the green!

The accessories I chose to go with it really pop, too:

I still hope that eventually, I will find a long sleeve top in a similar color (my dream is a PUG Sabrina top, which is my current favorite for cool weather!). For now, though, I’m glad I have at least one bright pink option to go with this skirt!

Sartorial Saturday–Holiday Harlequin

I have waited so long to wear this amazing dress from Pinup Girl Clothing, and now that it’s Christmastime, I get to accessorize it with…a CAM boot. Sigh. But this dress is so gorgeous, it makes the boot look good!

This is a new style dress for me…the Genevieve. When this gorgeous Holiday Harlequin print was on sale over the summer, I immediately knew it had to be mine. And then I thought about it, and thought about it some more, because it was a final sale item, and I was nervous about trying out a new style of dress that wasn’t returnable. But I had a birthday gift certificate from the children burning a hole in my pocket, so I finally decided to take the plunge.

I’m so glad I did! The fit is great, the twirl factor is outstanding, and I feel like I just stepped out of my very favorite Christmas movie, White Christmas, which is pretty much the highest compliment I can give a piece of clothing.¬†It’s the perfect dress for the holiday season!

In addition to the CAM boot, I paired it with some actual accessories, too, including Splendette Duchess Bangles in varying shades of red, green, and white, and my favorite Christmas tree brooch:

I love this dress so much, and I’m looking forward to wearing it to several special events over the course of the Christmas season…this truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

Sartorial Saturday–Flora

It’s no secret that I love Splendette’s Duchess Bangles, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when they came out with new styles in the spring. They’re part of a wider floral theme, and the Duchess Bangles come in pink, purple, and red versions, featuring roses, wisteria, and poppies. There are also some new solid colors in the line, including white, purple, and yellow, and a few diamant√© colors, as well.

I can’t tell you how much I love these additions to my wardrobe…they go with everything, and they’re so bright and cheerful! I have worn them with so many different outfits in the last few months, with each other, and with the bangles I already own. They’re so fantastic…I can’t wait to see what Splendette comes up with next!

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?