If you know me, you know I’m a huge fan of I Love Lucy. I watch and enjoy a lot of classic TV, but I Love Lucy is my very favorite…I never get tired of it! You can imagine how excited I was, then, when I found out Unique Vintage was producing an I Love Lucy capsule collection in collaboration with ViacomCBS and Desilu!
There were a lot of fun options, but in the end, I chose the Ethel Swing Dress in black and white gingham…it’s such a classic look, and can be styled so many ways!
Did I mention that it’s designed after a dress Lucy actually wore on the show?
For this look, I decided to go with classic black and white accessories, in keeping with the theme. Midcentury starburst Duchess bangles from Splendette were an easy choice, as was a black and mirror sunburst brooch from Erstwilder. I also added my Elizabeth Claire Taylor hoops earrings (very similar to ones Lucy wore on the show!), a three-strand pearl necklace, and gloves, of course!
And just for fun, a picture in black and white:
I love this collection, and I certainly wouldn’t complain if Unique Vintage came out with a second one in the future!
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!
I’ve shared pictures of this skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing before, and even commented on how wearing it with an off-the-shoulder top made me feel like I belonged in the grape-stomping episode of I Love Lucy. But I changed the outfit up a bit, adding a peasant top and an amazing pair of Elizabeth Claire Taylor Legacy Work earrings (that look very similar to ones worn by Lucille Ball in many episodes of I Love Lucy), and now I really feel like Lucy Ricardo, especially when I look at black and white versions of the photos!
Going all-in on the look is also no problem…just add a hair scarf, and kick off the shoes, and the look transfers from everyday outfit to costume party ready!
I wonder what vintage TV show or movie will inspire me next!