Here’s a look back at my “Jenny January” outfits for this year. I feel like I didn’t do a very good job this time around…I only wore six out of the eight Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny skirts I own this month. I blame the weather…it’s hard to want to wear a full skirt when it’s cold and snowy/rainy, and especially when it’s windy!
Sartorial Saturday–A Trio of Mary Blair Train Prints
Last week, I took a look at one of the most popular Mary Blair prints in my wardrobe. Before Mary Blair March comes to an end, I want to take a look at the other pattern that makes multiple appearances…the trains print:
I love that I have this print in different styles (on the Aurora dress, the Jenny skirt, and the Natalie swing dress), and also in different colors. Like the planes, this is also fun to accessorize in different ways for totally different looks!
Sartorial Saturday…On a Sunday–Green on Green
Happy Mary Blair Week!
I think my favorite thing about Mary Blair’s artwork is her unorthodox use of color. Not only did she illustrate normal objects in unusual colors, like emerald skies and pink horses, she also paired unexpected colors with great success. This year, I decided to pair two shades of green I normally wouldn’t wear together in her honor, and I’m very pleased with the result…it’s the perfect green overload for St. Patrick’s Day!
Of course I had to add in green accessories, too, including an all green stack of Splendette Duchess Bangles, and my “lucky” green frog brooch from Erstwilder:
How do you like to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day?
Sartorial Saturday–Jenny January, 2019 Edition
Here’s a look back at this year’s Jenny January outfits. I wore each Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny skirt in my wardrobe once…and only once. It was so cold and gross for so much of the month that I didn’t want to wear skirts as often as I usually do!
Coming up next month…Mary Blair March! I can’t wait!!!
Sartorial Saturday–Queen of the May
“Have a blossom from my bouquet
I am monarch of all I survey
Someone kissed me today
And I am the Queen of the May
Footman harness my coach and four
Drive me up to the palace front door
Have the trumpeters play
Make way for the Queen of the May!” Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
If our 17th wedding anniversary (yesterday) wasn’t a good enough excuse to break out my bridal tiara and pair it with my Pinup Girl Clothing castle print Jenny skirt, then certainly today’s Royal Wedding is, right?
The shirt is bright and bold, so I went with simple (fake) pearl and (not really) silver accessories…all in all, I think it’s a pretty regal look!
Are you doing anything special in honor of the Royal Wedding?
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!
Mary Blair Monday
Time to kick off Mary Blair Week (a week I invented as the high point of Mary Blair March, which is a time to wear all of my favorite Pinup Girl Mary Blair prints and celebrate the life and work of that talented artist!) with a Mary Blair Monday outfit. I’m wearing the yellow train print Jenny skirt because it is the first Mary Blair print I purchased, and was what really introduced me to her art.
I decided to go bold with my Splendette bangle stack:
And while this Erstwilder brooch isn’t a Mary Blair piece, it is whimsical enough to fit right in with the outfit!
I’m looking forward to wearing more great Mary Blair pieces (and seeing the outfits other people put together) all week long!
Sartorial Saturday–St. Patrick’s Day Style
St. Patrick’s Day is only a week away! It’s one of my favorite holidays, and it just happens to fall during Mary Blair March. I have one Pinup Girl Clothing skirt that combines the color green with the artwork of Mary Blair…the boat print Jenny!
I decided to go with a bold, contrasting color on top, and I think it’s a really fun look. I also found as many green accessories as possible, including my favorite Splendette Duchess glitter bangles and a frog brooch from Erstwilder. And while the necklace may not have any green, it pretty much goes with everything!
What’s your favorite way to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?
I have been wanting to try a Sabrina top from Pinup Girl Clothing for quite a while. But not just any Sabrina top…I had my heart set on the grey version that was in the “coming soon” section of their website all last fall. I was so excited when it finally became available right after Christmas, especially since I had a little Christmas money to pay for it!
This top is a gorgeous shade of grey, and in addition to being a great match for the pictured Mary Blair elephants Jenny skirt, the Yellow House Harlequin Long Jun skirt, and the Skeleton Band Bella skirt, it goes with quite a few more of my skirts as well! It’s a bit different for me, as it’s made from a stretchy ponte fabric as opposed to the more structured material of the peasant tops I often wear. The stretch is wonderfully comfortable, and much more accommodating in the upper arm area than many tops, but as is the case with knits, it does show off every lump and bump. I don’t care, though…I love the fit, I love the color, and I’m really happy to have something with longer sleeves in my wardrobe!
Sartorial Saturday–Jenny January
It’s Jenny January, that wonderful time of year when fans of Pinup Girl Clothing’s Jenny skirts and dresses wear their favorite pieces. My Jenny skirt collection hasn’t changed since last January, but I thought in honor of the first style of skirt I bought from PUG, I would share my current favorite ways of styling each skirt. It’s hard to choose, though, because Jennys look great no matter how you wear them!