Sartorial Saturday…On a Tuesday–Red, White, and Blue

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?

Sartorial Saturday…On a Sunday–Easter Dressing

Since today is Easter, I’m sharing my Sartorial Saturday post a day late, so I can focus on Easter fashion!

I’m not going to lie…I really struggled to decide what I wanted to wear this year. But a Pinup Girl Clothing sale that allowed me to buy a Sabrina top in the perfect shade of mint to go with my castles Jenny skirt was the solution to my sartorial ennui.

Once I figured out the outfit, the accessories were pretty easy, although I did struggle a bit with my Splendette stack. In the end, I think pastel glitter was the perfect choice for Easter!

Did I mention that spring hasn’t really arrived here yet? The three-quarter sleeves definitely helped ward off the chill!

Happy Easter!

Sartorial Saturday–Red, White, and Pink Harlequin

Last week’s Sartorial Saturday was all about Pinup Girl Clothing and red, white, and blue harlequin…today I’m focusing on red, white, and pink harlequin!

The Gena dress is new to me, and I really like it. I don’t have many dresses with sleeves, so this is a nice change, even in the summer. And I’m really into harlequin prints right now, so this dress was an instant hit! The Splendette bangles are a bit off, color-wise, but I don’t have many options when it comes to Splendette, so close enough will have to do. The necklace, however, is perfect! Overall, I think this is a really fun outfit, and I’m looking forward to wearing it all summer long!

Sartorial Saturday–Red, White, and Blue Harlequin

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!

Do you have any patriotic-themed outfits?

In Our Easter Bonnets

I don’t know how long the girls will continue to enjoy wearing hats on Easter, but for now, I sure do like dressing up in our Easter best with them!

Sartorial…Sunday–Easter Dressing

It’s Sartorial Saturday on a Sunday, because I have a very special outfit to share…my Easter outfit!

This is my first Long Jun skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing, and I love it almost as much as I love my Jennys! The blue floral print is gorgeous, and pairs so well with my Duchess bangles from Splendette. I added my favorite fancy brooch, hoop earrings, and my standard necklace. And of course I had to wear an “Easter bonnet!” This isn’t a new hat, but it’s the first time I’ve worn it on Easter, and it the perfect finishing touch to my Easter outfit!

National Hat Day

“I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and has a wide brim with a red ribbon around the band. It gives me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. People are generous in their compliments. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it.” Erma Bombeck

I had long admired hats before I finally gathered up my courage and bought (and eventually wore) one about five years ago. I’ve added a few others since then, and I love the extra style they give to an outfit!


“Hats are a thing that are really stylish, but you have to have the confidence to pull it off.” Amy Heckerling

Derby Style

This combination of the dancing horse print Jenny skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing and a big, fancy hat immediately made me think of English Derbies, Stakes, and horse races of all kinds.



Summer is winding down (even though it’s still ridiculously hot outside!), so this will probably be the last time I wear this hat this year. It will be waiting for me next spring, however, and maybe I’ll even wear during the Royal Ascot!

Fashion for the Fourth

I didn’t have my red, white, and blue Amanda dress from Pinup Girl Clothing in time for the Fourth of July last year, but it was ready to go today!

I paired it with a white hat, red, white, and blue lucite earrings from SparkleLux, and alternating red and blue polish on my nails, something I mean to do every year, but have never actually remembered until now. It’s the perfect look for Independence Day!


Last year, when Pinup Girl Clothing released their Mary Blair umbrellas Jenny skirt, I didn’t pay too much attention to it. I liked the umbrellas, but the pictures on their website made it look like a very soft peach color, and I just wasn’t interested.

But then I saw pictures of other people wearing it, and I realized that color was much brighter, and more pink than I had originally thought. Of course, by that point, it was sold out, so I figured I had missed my chance.

But Pinup Girl has re-released the skirt, and now it even includes pockets! And it’s beautiful in person.

I think this is already a contender for my outfit for next Easter!