Time for a look at another piece from the Miss Candyfloss “Exquisite” collection…the Ottilia-Sadie swing dress! It’s a beautiful style that looks like a suit. The bodice has my favorite row of asymmetrical buttons, but this time, they’re decorative, not functional. It has a lovely high collar and subtle stripes, which go really well with the tartan skirt and belt.
Because the colors are so neutral, you can accessorize with just about anything! This time, I went with my favorite camel hat, grey, cream, and burgundy Splendette Duchess Bangles, an Erstwilder brooch, and black gloves.
The skirt is lovely and full, perfect for twirling!
I’m really excited about wearing this dress in the cooler months…it’s versatile and so, so pretty!
It’s time for a look at an outfit from the Miss Candyfloss “Exquisite” collection that I almost didn’t order…the Minerva-Lee double collared blazer and the Cressida-Lee swing skirt with buttons!
In general, I prefer wearing dresses to skirts, because dresses are so much easier (no worries about what top you’re going to pair with them), and you can worry a bit less about the fit (no fussy waistband as long as the rest of the garment fits). I had a dress that I was planning to order from Miss Candyfloss (the lovely Xanthe-Mai blazer dress if you were wondering), and I was really looking forward to it, and then I saw this beautiful skirt suit styled a few different ways, and I knew that I had to add it my wardrobe instead.
I accessorized with blue and white Splendette Duchess Bangles and a cute Erstwilder bird brooch, plus some lacy gloves and my favorite hat:
The jacket is the most gorgeous shade of blue! I love the double collar, and the contrasting cuffs and buttons.
One of the best features of the jacket, though, you only see from behind…it has the most elegant peplum!
I also love that the skirt buttons all the way down the front…I think that will provide some interesting styling opportunities next summer!
This look is so lovely…I’m glad I decided against my standard dress for once!
I’m looking forward to pairing the jacket with some of my dresses, and the skirt is going to be a great year-round piece that will go with so many things!
I’m very excited to share my first purchase from the new autumn/winter collection, Exquisite, from Miss Candyfloss, and the reason I am so excited about will be very obvious…it’s the lovely Amanda-Sunrise swing dress!
Yes, when I realized that one of the new dresses shares my name, I knew I had to add it to my wardrobe. But it’s not just tastefully named…it’s also the perfect dress for fall! The colors are warm and gorgeous, I love the tulip sleeves, and the skirt is wonderfully soft and cozy!
I accessorized with a stack of Splendette Duchess Bangles, an Erstwilder brooch, velvet gloves, and my favorite hat:
Everything about this look just screams autumn!!!
I’m looking forward to sharing a few other pieces from this collection that might not share my name, but certainly called it!
Time for another styling of some pieces already in my wardrobe in anticipation of autumn! Today I’m mixing patterns with the plaid Elsa-Lee blazer and the checked Magdalia-Lee swing dress. I’m not usually one to combine patterns like this, but there’s something about this combination that I really like!
I accessorized with my Vixen by Micheline Pitt polka dot gloves, a stack of Splendette duchess bangles, an Erstwilder brooch, and my blue hat:
I think this works so well because the colors play nicely together, and the pattern on the skirt is fairly subtle, and doesn’t really compete with the jacket.
I am so ready for autumn! I’ve been going through my wardrobe, looking for cool-weather pieces I already have the I haven’t worn together yet. The first items that jumped out at me were the Elke-Amber short blazer and the Brindy-Dora swing pants…they’re the perfect color palette for fall!
I accessorized with my favorite hat, orange and brown Splendette Duchess Bangles, and an Erstwilder brooch. I also wore a ring over my golden velvet gloves.
I love the way the whole look turned out!
I’m really looking forward to actually being able to wear my autumn clothes instead of just styling them…hopefully in the not-too-distant future!
One of the most-anticipated movies of the year comes out today…the Barbie movie! I will be the first person to tell you I’ve never really been into Barbie (I had some as a child, but they’re not dolls I ever bought for my children), but she does have impeccable style, which is why I now have three outfits inspired by the famous fashion doll in my wardrobe, including my newest variation on the Dollface dress from Vixen by Micheline Pitt, in a beautiful blue and white chevron pattern.
If you think the dress looks familiar, it’s because its design is inspired by Barbie’s 1959 striped swimsuit. The first Dollface dress Vixen sold was in that iconic black and white chevron, but they added both pink and blue versions, and I’ve been waiting and waiting for the blue to come back, because it’s just so pretty!
How to accessorize a Barbie dress? Let’s start with a matryoshka brooch from Erstwilder, because one doll deserves another! I also added white lace gloves, my standard pearls, blue hair flowers, and silver hoop earrings.
I couldn’t resist picking up the Loungefly crossbody bag to go with the dress, and not only is it really cute, the round shape is fun, and not something I already had in my wardrobe!
Picking shoes to go with the dress was a bit of a challenge at first, until I remembered my sparkly silver t-straps…I think they’re perfect for a Barbie-inspired outfit!
It’s such a bright and pretty look!
Are you planning on seeing the Barbie movie? I’m probably going to wait until it’s streaming somewhere, but I’m definitely interested in watching it!
I have really come to appreciate the Miss Candyfloss playsuit, and I had to have one from the “Lilibeth” collection. The one I fell in love with in the lookbook didn’t make it into production, but the polka-dotted Belicia-Minty was a close second, and I didn’t even have to change the way I had planned on styling the other one too much!
The color is a lovely soft mint, and goes so well with white and silver accessories:
I also added some glittery green bangles to my Splendette stack:
I really love the wide legs!
Because it’s sleeveless, it’s perfect for summer, but I’m also looking forward to wearing it with a cardigan if it ever cools off!
It’s almost time to start dreaming of the autumn/winter collection, and I can’t wait to see what the inspiration for it is!
I didn’t think Miss Candyfloss could have a collection that I loved more than the Autumn/Winter 22-23 “Smile with Lucy” offering. How could they possibly top a range dedicated to one of my favorite mid-century actresses? And then I saw the title of the new Spring/Summer 23 collection…”Lilibeth.” I immediately knew that my guess when I heard they were doing a photoshoot in Malta was correct…the collection is a tribute to Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. And it is the most perfect assemblage of pieces I could have imagined.
I had to wait almost a month for an item on my wishlist to be released, but I was lucky when it finally was, because it was my favorite item from the entire collection…the Valancia-Blush polka dot swing dress:
The dress is absolutely perfect for spring and summer…it’s made of a very light, flowy fabric that is breezy and lovely for the warmer months. I love the color (is it pink? is it purple? does it even matter?) and the polka dots. I especially love that it has my favorite square neckline with asymmetrical buttons across the bodice. And it also has a charming peplum that makes it look like a jacket and skirt set even though it’s all one piece!
I accessorized with a black boater hat and gloves, a few Splendette duchess bangles, and an Erstwilder brooch that is a perfect match, and adds just the right amount of sparkle!
It’s such a lovely, elegant look…the perfect tribute to The Queen:
This may be my favorite piece, but the whole collection is outstanding, and I hope to add a few more dresses to my wardrobe this spring!
Just over a year ago, I ordered my first Vixen by Micheline Pitt Maneater swing dress in a beautiful blue, and I thought it couldn’t get any better than that. Until I saw the new sunset purple version and I realized that there could, in fact, be an even better color for the dress (and for me)!
I love the combination of the purple dress and the teal Yemak cropped cardigan:
I accessorized with Splendette duchess bangles and necklace, an Erstwilder brooch, and black lace gloves and pillbox hat:
It’s such a bold, bright outfit!
I’m so glad this dress is available in purple, but I kind of hope that there aren’t any other amazing colors in the future, because I think I’m running out of room in my closet!
It’s finally time to take a look at the piece I most eagerly anticipated from the Miss Candyfloss “Smile with Lucy” collection…the Talise-Dora lace playsuit!
I was so excited to finally receive this beautiful one-piece pantsuit. The lace bodice has almost an ombré effect thanks to the dark brown and sand beige color gradients. It is also adorned with both glitter and sequins…plenty of sparkle for a special occasion or just a random day!
I accessorized with my camel-colored hat, a brown and white Splendette stack of Duchess Bangles, and my one pair of Erstwilder earrings. I also added velvet gloves with a ring on top.
The pants are also a beautiful dark brown, with elegant wide legs.
Here’s a closer look at my accessories and the beautiful lace bodice. I love the attention to detail in this piece…the buttons are even covered in the same lace!
It’s such an elegant and glamorous look!
This was my final purchase from the “Smile with Lucy” collection, which is convenient because Miss Candyfloss has also finished releasing pieces for the season. Now it’s time to dream about what the spring/summer 2023 collection will be!