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!
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?
Unless you’re new to my website, you probably already know that I love Mary Blair. Obviously Pinup Girl Clothing loves her, too! Through May 5th, they want you to share your love of Mary Blair on Instagram…simply post a photo of yourself in your favorite Mary Blair print, and don’t forget to tag Pinup Girl Clothing, and use the “I Love Mary Blair” hashtag!
I’m really looking forward to seeing how people are styling their Mary Blair, especially the newest pieces that were just added to PUG’s “Magic of Mary Blair” collection. For now, I’m sharing my “newest” Mary Blair piece, styled in a completely different way!
I’m a huge fan of Mary Blair prints…I have ten Pinup Girl Clothing pieces featuring her work in my wardrobe! Until recently, though, I didn’t have the “Lips and Roses” print. I wasn’t a huge fan of the original color it came in, and while I wanted to love the gorgeous Ella dress in a new blue color that came out earlier this year, it just didn’t work for me. When I saw that the circle skirt in that same color was in the final sale section, I knew that was finally my chance to own this beautiful print, and for a steal! I love how many tops I have that it will go with…to start, I paired it with my red Harley, and it look amazing!
As always, I will be hoping for more Mary Blair prints for Pinup Girl in the future, but for now, I’m just glad to have added this to my wardrobe!
Last year for the Fourth of July, I shared what was my most patriotic outfit at the time, featuring Pinup Girl Clothing’s Amanda dress in red, white, and blue. This year, I’m back with another Pinup Girl outfit featuring America’s colors, but this time in separates…a red Harley top and a blue ice harlequin print circle skirt. While I originally styled the skirt for winter wear, I think it’s made the transition to summer well, especially paired with a blue Erstwilder brooch, red and blue Duchess bangles from Splendette, my favorite white hat, and a new pair of red heels!
I always try to wear blue on World Autism Awareness Day. This year, I went with my blue harlequin print circle skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing, which has several gorgeous shades of blue. I also had plenty of blue accessories…my Starlite necklace from Meteor Jewelry, my Erstwilder bluebird brooch, and my new Duchess bangles from Splendette. I also painted my nails a fun shade of blue!
This year’s World Autism Awareness Day was extra special for us, since it was also Moose’s Confirmation Day, so I needed my outfit to be extra-special…and I really think I succeeded!
You know how, in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Lucy tells Charlie Brown, “We’ve even got a Christmas Queen!”? Well, that’s me…the Christmas Queen. And now I even have the perfect Christmas skirt, from the Oblong Box Shop, that has the same mid-century modern feel as the aluminum trees that the Christmas Queen in the special favored! Instead of aluminum trees, however, this skirt features the ceramic trees that were so popular with everyone’s grandma!
I think my favorite way to wear the skirt is with a green peasant top from Pinup Girl Clothing…the colors are perfect together!
It also looks great with white (also from Pinup Girl):
And I’m still trying to break free of my wariness about wearing red and pink together…this pink top (another staple from Pinup Girl!) goes so well with the Sputnik lamp ornaments “hanging” from the waistband of the skirt!
Did I mention that the Oblong Box Shop even has a Sputnik lamp brooch to coordinate with the ornaments on the skirt?
This is my most Christmas-y piece of clothing yet, and I love wearing it every chance I get!
I found one more way to style my blue ice harlequin circle skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing!
I went for a silver, blue, and white look. I even dug out my silver heels for the occasion…although, to be honest, they’re not the most practical footwear at this time of year. They look great, though!
I still can’t get over how perfectly this Erstwilder brooch goes with the skirt…I don’t think I’ll ever wear a different brooch with it!
I really love this skirt. Obviously, I’m thinking Christmas now, but in a month, I’ll be wearing it and thinking winter! I’m so happy I won’t have to pack it away until next year after the 12 days of Christmas are over!
I’ve already shared how this beautiful blue ice harlequin skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing looks paired with a blue top, but I thought I’d go full on Ice Queen with a white peasant top and bolero. I think I like this look even more, and my Erstwilder snowflake brooch is still a perfect match!
Chickadee thinks I look like Elsa from Frozen in this outfit, which is about the highest compliment she could pay anyone, so I’d say it’s a huge success!