Time for a look at one more item from the Miss Candyfloss Toujours Élégant autumn/winter 2021 collection…the lovely Minette-Lou tartan swing dress!
I feel like I’ve been waiting for this dress forever. It was one of the very first pieces to catch my eye when I initially scrolled through the lookbook. It’s kind of funny, then, that it’s the last piece on my wishlist to be released, but at least it’s finally here!
Accessorizing was fun…I chose my pillbox hat, black lace gloves, a grey and yellow stack of Splendette duchess bangles, and my Erstwilder brooch that has become a wardrobe staple:
This dress is so lovely and easy to wear. It has tons of twirl, and I love that it looks like a jacket and skirt. The plaid accents on the collar, cuffs, and buttons are lovely additional details, too!
I have to admit, there’s almost a sense of letdown now that I have all the items I was dreaming of from the autumn/winter collection…it’s seems like a long time before I’ll get a glance at the spring/summer 2022 lookbook!
I thought it would be fun to take a look at the combined Erstwilder Care Bears collection that we have in our house!
The majority of the collection is mine, but each of my daughters has at least one item of her own. We have brooches, earrings, a pair of cardigan clips, and even two scarves. I was also lucky enough to pick up the two free-gift-with-purchase brooches, one from each collection Erstwilder has released. I’m curious to see if they will have another collection in the future, but the most recent one contained the two items I wanted the most (the Cloudmobile and Grams Bear), so I don’t even know what I’d be looking for if they did!
Thanks to Miss Candyfloss, I’ve discovered how much I love a shirtwaist dress, and I’m so excited that I now have the lovely Isolde-Sun tartan print in my wardrobe!
I’ve always loved the combination of grey and yellow, so this dress is perfect! I love that even though it’s a fall dress, it still has short sleeves, which come in handy around here as the temperature bounces up and down and back again.
Of course I added grey and yellow accessories, too, with a stack of Splendette duchess bangles and an Erstwilder brooch:
I especially love the full skirt and the pockets, and the fact that the buttons are covered in the same plaid!
There’s one more dress from the Miss Candyfloss Toujurs Élégant autumn/winter lookbook I’m hoping to order, and I hope it’s available soon!
Time for a look at the Miss Candyfloss swing dress I almost didn’t order..the lovely Jolene-Plum!
I’m not even sure why this dress wasn’t originally on my radar, because the cut is beautiful, and I love the colors for fall, but I’m glad I decided I should give it a try, because it fits like a dream, has a great twirl, and is perfect paired with a cardigan as the temperatures get cooler!
I paired it with a navy hat, a plum and burgundy stack of Splendette duchess bangles, and the Slothertons, a pair of adorable Erstwilder brooches:
I love this whole look!
And since it’s not really fall quite yet, here’s a look at the dress minus the cardigan:
I’m already working on a plan for another way to style this beautiful dress once it cools off even more!
Most of my wardrobe consists of retro fashions, and most of those represent the 1940s-60s (but primarily the 1950s). There’s something about today’s look, featuring the Melania-Abalone blouse and Becky-Bo skirt from Miss Candyfloss, that just screams Downton Abbey and the 1920s to me, though!
I love the bishop sleeves on the blouse, and the skirt is so soft!
I think the paired hat, which I’ve had for years, but looks like it was made to go with the outfit, is a big part of the look. So is the Art Deco brooch from Erstwilder and a long string of pearls. And the details on the blouse, including the sweet bow and lovely buttons, also add to the opulent feeling that reflects that time so well:
This is my first pair of separates from Miss Candyfloss, and to be honest, in a reversal of my usual concern over fit when buying a dress for the first time, I was really worried about how these pieces would work. I followed the size chart, which recommended a size larger than my usual in the skirt, and I’ll be honest…that was unnecessary. The skirt is quite big in the waist, and I’ll need to have it tailored eventually. For now, though, a pin in the back was enough to adjust the fit. The blouse, on the other hand, fits perfectly, and I couldn’t love it more!
I love this color palette and these fabrics for fall, and I’m looking forward to finding different ways to wear these pieces!
Most of wardrobe is retro fashion, focusing on the 1940s-60s, but occasionally, I like to flashback to a different time…the 90s!
I loved the overalls of the 90s. Other styles of this fashion have come and gone since, but they were never cut quite the same. But when I saw these overalls from Old Navy, as part of their new Bod Equality campaign, I knew that they were just what I was looking for. And to really emphasize the throwback theme, I added some Care Bears brooches from Erstwilder, and a stack of HOMES bracelets with a center stone from one of my favorite childhood locations, Lake Michigan:
This is what confidence looks like. Despite the fact that some people would say that plus-sized women shouldn’t wear overalls, and others would say that if you’re old enough to have worn a trend the last time it was popular you shouldn’t wear it again, I’m still wearing them, simply because I like them and feel great in them! I’m really thankful that I’ve a reached a place in my life where I can dress with this kind of confidence!
Only in Animal Crossing could dressing like fruit be considered fashion!
I’ve been working on collecting the various fruit outfits, which consist of a hat, dress, and umbrella. There are some you can craft (based on the various native produce…I made only the peach items, since that’s my island’s fruit), and sets you can buy. Most came pretty easily, but it took four of us on four different islands over a month to finally find the strawberry umbrella at Nook’s Cranny once I started looking for it!
My dressing up as fruit may have had some unintended (and unfortunate!) consequences, though: