Sartorial Saturday–Pastel Stripes

Today I’m going to take a look at one of the “maybe” dresses from my Miss Candyfloss wishlist…obviously, its maybe status was upgraded to “definitely!”

The Estee-Spring dress is the perfect cotton dress for summer. It’s lightweight (so lightweight, in fact, that I wouldn’t wear it without a petticoat!), and the rainbow of pastel stripes is so pretty! It also has a rather unique sleeve style that ensures a good fit.

I kept the pastel theme going with my accessories, featuring a Splendette necklace, earrings, and stack of Duchess bangles, and a pretty Erstwilder brooch:

Did I mention just how pretty the pastel shades are?!?

I was delighted to discover that my Miss Candyfloss Loris-Cardinal coat is a perfect match for the dress…it makes for a whole, beautiful look!

I think this would be an especially lovely dress for Easter, because the pastels give it major Easter egg vibes!

I caved on another “maybe” dress, too…stay tuned to see that one, as well!

Sartorial Saturday–Saving a Rainy Day

We’ve all heard of saving for a rainy day, but how do you save a rainy day? With a bright and beautiful water-repellant coat, of course!

I have admired the various raincoats and warm weather coats Miss Candyfloss offers pretty much as long as I’ve been shopping with them. I took a long time deciding to buy one, though, partly because my clothing budget is pretty much always allocated to their beautiful swing dresses, and partly because I knew that if I did purchase a raincoat, it would have to be one I felt would go with both my spring and fall outfits. I almost bought one from the “Smile with Lucy” collection, because I thought the floral print in autumnal tones would work well for both seasons, but I waited too long and it sold out. I stumbled across this beautiful Loris-Cardinal coat in the perfect shade of pink on Boho Chic’s website on sale, and I knew I had found what I was looking for. Bright enough to work for spring, but in a warmer shade that’s perfect for fall, with a generous hood and a unique asymmetrical row of buttons down the front:

Here’s a closer look at the curved row of buttons:

I love that Miss Candyfloss really understands how plus-size clothing should fit…it’s rare to find a company that gets the scale of sleeves right, but I never feel like my arms have been stuffed into sausage casings with Miss Candyfloss pieces!

It’s such a pretty color!

The coat has deep pockets and a lovely satin lining:

The hood is perfect…big enough to keep the rain off your face and protect a vintage hairstyle:

Sure, I took these pictures on a sunny day, but I know I’ll feel bright and cheerful even on the rainiest of days!

I’m happy that I was finally able to add this staple piece to my wardrobe!