Sartorial Saturday–Gold Room Harley

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!”

One last twirl before I go!

Bolero Season

I have long been a fan of shrugs and/or boleros, even when they’re not currently “in” on the fashion scene. You might assume that this is because I like covering my arms, because, let’s face it, they’re not my best feature. And while I do like to cover my arms sometimes, in the warmer months (of which we have way too many!), I really don’t care. My comfort in trying to stay cool overrules any self-consciousness I have about how I look. What I really like about these pieces is that they allow me to stretch my wardrobe into fall and even winter, without getting the frumpy look a full-length cardigan might have over a full skirt. Plus, even adding a simple bolero can change the look of your outfit and freshen up your wardrobe a bit.

I am happy to report that it is not only officially fall here, but it is actually cooling off outside, so bolero season┬áhas begun. While I do have a few lightweight shrugs, this Laura Byrnes bolero from Pinup Girl Clothing is my favorite way to top off a sleeveless shirt or dress. Like everything else I’ve bought from that company, the quality is outstanding, the construction is perfect, and the cut is just right to give off a cool, retro vibe. I love the material…heavy enough that it doesn’t look like the bolero has given up halfway through the day, but not so heavy that I feel like I’m suffocating. It’s also available in a few other colors…I may have to add them to my wardrobe eventually, too!