Time to take a look at the Easter outfit that this year I actually get to wear outside of the house! I bought this Lana dress from Pinup Girl Clothing as a birthday present to myself last year, and as soon as I put it on, I knew it was going to be my Easter dress for this year…the beautiful floral print is perfect for it! Since it’s the midwest, and you never know what the weather is going to be like, I added a Yemak cropped cardigan in the most beautiful shade of purple to go with it.
Easter is an especially good holiday for accessorizing…this year, I’m wearing a sun hat I got from Unique Vintage, but I swapped out the pink tie around it for a beautiful blue floral scarf from Erstwilder. I chose a purple floral necklace and a Splendette duchess bangles stack to go with it, and of I course I added my favorite fancy floral brooch. I’m also really excited about my new Erstwilder handbag!
I’m sure I say this every year, but this may be my favorite Easter look yet…I love all of the floral components! Perfect for a lovely spring day after what seems like a year-plus of never-ending, dark winter!
Of course, I need a mask to go with my outfit, because COVID-19, and I have a coordinating mask that was made to go with my dress! I love how Pinup Girl thinks about the little details!
And one more picture of the outfit in the wild this morning…I changed my shoes (Chickadee asked me to wear sandals so she wasn’t the only one), and I picked a different mask, as well:
After last year’s Easter-at-Home, it’s so nice to be able to get dressed up and go to church. Happy Easter!
When Erstwilder announced that they were going to be offering a line of handbags, I was excited to see what designs they would include. To my surprise, the handbag and purse I fell in love with are based on a brooch that never really caught my eye. But they’re so beautiful, and whimsical in an elegant way, I knew I had to add them to my wardrobe. They’re also extremely well made, and the vegan leather actually feels like real leather…I have no idea how they do that! Now the only problem is I wish I had bought the Flora Fox Face brooch when it was available, because I really want the full collection!
There’s nothing like a 1960s-style sundress, right? As hard as it is to believe, though, I had never purchased a Jenny dress from Pinup Girl Clothing, even though it’s what I would call one of their signature items. The boning in the dress, which is loved by many people, scared me. But then I saw this lovely crepe version of the dress, which has no boning, and I knew I had to try it! And the color and Spanish fans print are amazing!
I can definitely see why this dress is so popular! It’s so light and easy to wear and has a great twirl factor.
I kept the accessories simple…my standard pearls, a yellow belt and Yemak cropped cardigan, a beautiful Splendette duchess bangle, my favorite penguin brooch, and gloves.
I love the colors of this look so much!
Now that I’ve tried a Jenny dress, I’d like to add more to my wardrobe…I’m still pretty reluctant to try a version with boning, though!
I love this new print designed by Hope Morrison for Pinup Girl Clothing. The Unicorns and Pegasi bring just the right amount of whimsy, and the bright colors against the black background of the skirt make it so easy to accessorize. This time, I went with a bright Yemak cropped cardigan and stack of Splendette duchess bangles, but black gloves, belt, and Erstwilder brooch.
It’s the perfect outfit for transitioning to spring!
Ladybug also loves this print, and purchased the Ella dress, a style I’ve never worn, but she really likes.
Pinup Girl is also going to be offering a peasant top in this lovely shade of mint, and I’m really looking forward to getting it to wear instead of this Sabrina top as it gets warmer!
I wouldn’t normally focus on the same dress twice within about a month, especially not when I’ve styled it so similarly, but I decided to size down in the Miss Candyfloss Tamrika Sand dress, plus Bunny cut my hair and I got a new hat, so I decided it deserves a second look.
This hat is the perfect accessory for the dress, and I found it for super cheap, which makes it even better!
I already loved the dress before; now that it fits better, it’s outstanding!
I received my most recent Erstwilder order this week, and my newest brooch is already, out of my whole collection, one of the most meaningful to me:
The Erstwilder “Blooming Bells” brooch is, to me, my Animal Crossing brooch. When I first saw the lily-of-the-valley brooch in their Floral Affair collection, I knew I was going to order it because it looks like the beautiful flower that shows up in your game when you achieve a perfect island rating. And then I noticed the title of the brooch, and liked it even more, because by chance the name reflected not only the bell-like shape of the flowers, but also the currency in the Animal Crossing games. And then I read the actual description of the brooch: “A five out of five flower. A beautiful blossom of bells, to spruce up your island home.” Of course it was at that moment that I realized that it wasn’t a coincidence…Erstwilder created this brooch with my favorite game in mind!
I guess once I finally tried a Miss Candyfloss dress, it was inevitable that I would want another. I tried to resist the Tamrika Sand dress, which backfired on me when it sold out on both Unique Vintage’s and Miss Candyfloss’s websites and I was filled with regrets. I was finally able to find it through a French online store, Boho-Chic Clothing, and ironically, even with international shipping, I was able to order for a little less than I would paid at Unique Vintage.
The thing that immediately caught my eye about this dress was the tweed skirt and lapels. That little bit of texture adds so much to the dress!
I toned down my usual accessories, because I couldn’t figure out how to make a bangle stack work with these sleeves. I did add my Slothertons brooch pair from Erstwilder, a beaded necklace, and a pair of gloves, though.
There’s something about this look that reminds me of the Army uniforms in White Christmas!
I haven’t quite figured out my perfect Miss Candyfloss size. The first Tamrika dress I ordered fits really well; this one is a little on the large side, especially in the arms, which is very unusual for me. I’m hoping to have it tailored in the future, but even if I don’t, it’s still a beautiful dress, and I’m glad I didn’t let this one get away!
I was so excited when this beautiful purple solstice stripe Stephanie swing dress appeared on Pinup Girl Clothing’s website, and even more excited when it was still available for the “Pink Friday” sale after Thanksgiving. The colors are amazing, and I love the contrast trim on the neckline…I’ve wanted a dress with that particular detail for a long time!
I accessorized with a black Yemak cropped cardigan, a purple and silver/grey Splendette Duchess bangles stack, a black bow belt, my standard “pearl” necklace, and my Spiffy the Sausage Dog brooch from Erstwilder:
I love a swing dress!
My only other Black Friday purchase (or was it Cyber Monday?), was this beautiful faux fur stole from The Oblong Box Shop, and it goes perfectly with the dress!
I seriously feel so fancy in this outfit!
I still don’t know when we’ll really be going anywhere, but hopefully I’ll get to wear this beautiful dress somewhere this year!
And when it’s a parcel from Erstwilder, with pieces from the new Pete Cromer collaboration, it’s even more fun!
But first, let me back up. Last year, Erstwilder debuted their first collaboration with Pete Cromer, an Australian artist who was previously unknown to me. I was immediately drawn to his art style, and I couldn’t resist this adorable blue penguin.
Their newest collaboration launched last week, and it included Christmas pieces!
There were also non-Christmas pieces featuring Australian animals done in his distinct art style:
Even the boxes are cute!
These collaborations are especially fun for me because not only do they appeal to me, but also my three girls. In my most recent order, we each purchased at least one item each. I can’t wait to see what Erstwilder and Pete Cromer have planned for the future!
Back in April, I got to participate in my first Dapper Day…at home. They’re back this weekend with the fall event, and I figured, why not dress up again? This time, I went with my Miss Candyfloss dress, a Splendette duchess bangles stack, an Erstwilder brooch (the one hint of Christmas in my outfit!), gloves from Unique Vintage, and a necklace and handbag from Talbots. Oh, and my very favorite hat!
I’m really happy I got to participate in these events this year, because even pre-pandemic, Dapper Day wasn’t something I thought I’d get to do. After this whole mess is over, though, I kind of hope I might get to attend an in-park event someday!