Shortly after we got home from our trip, I ran across a kickstarter for a Spaceship Earth-inspired crossbody bag, created by the designer behind Charmed & Cozy. I immediately fell in love, and I was thrilled when the goal was met, and equally happy when it arrived in a very timely fashion! Aren’t the colors pretty?!?
Of course I had to style it with my Spaceship Earth dress!
I went with blue accessories this time, starting with a Yemak cropped cardigan and including a stack of Splendette duchess bangles, my Meteor Jewelry Starlite necklace, and an Erstwilder brooch perfect for the theme…it’s all very mid-century marvelous, don’t you think?
I added my sparkly silver shoes and a sparkly silver belt to complete the look:
I don’t usually wear my crossbody bags across my body (I’m weird that way), but I’m very happy that the strap on this one is long enough that I can if I want to!
It’s a good size bag, too…I can definitely fit all my essentials plus a few extras!
I’m loving that I’ve embraced Disney-inspired fashion!
We’ve had some of the coldest temperatures of the season this week, but I’m dreaming about summer!
The Luzana-Rose playsuit from Miss Candyfloss almost didn’t make it to my wardrobe. Last summer, I ordered it from one of their stockists, because I missed purchasing it directly from Miss Candyfloss. Well, it took months to arrive, and was damaged beyond repair when it finally got to me, so I accepted my refund thought that was that. But the stockist had one left in inventory in my size, and when it went on sale even more after Christmas, I decided to take another chance. Fortunately, this one got to me without incident, and I’m so excited to have it to wear on our big vacation this summer! (I’m planning on making my mid-century modern dreams come true by wearing it when we tour Kennedy Space Center!)
I thought blue accessories would be fun, so I went with my Meteor Jewelry Co. Starlite necklace and bracelet set and the perfect Erstwilder brooch.
I think this is such a fun look!
I’m really glad I took a second chance on this playsuit, and the thought of wearing it on our vacation will keep me warm all winter!
I love a themed outfit. Coming up with an outfit that goes with the Olympics, however, is a bit of a challenge. Until I realized that Hello Kitty is the perfect sartorial representation of Tokyo 2020!
The Hello Kitty collection from Unique Vintage isn’t really new anymore, and I missed out on the first run of this Golightly dress, my favorite style from Unique Vintage. When they replenished their stock, I was determined not to miss out on it again, especially once I realized that it did fit the Tokyo 2020 theme!
I accessorized with a Splendette stack of duchess bangles, a Meteor Jewelry necklace, a blue hair flower from Pinup Girl Clothing, and a Hello Kitty brooch from Erstwilder, of course!
Even though the dress is primarily pink, I also went with a Team USA theme of red, white and blue in the outfit:
I love finding creative ways to make my outfits fit a theme!
It’s been a while since I shared an Independence Day outfit! I’m really happy with the look I put together today, featuring a red Harley top and blue harlequin circle skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing and a red, white, and blue Splendette duchess bangles stack. The Starlite necklace from Meteor Jewelry and star brooch from Erstwilder are also a perfect fit, and let’s not forget a bright blue mask, because there’s still a pandemic going on. My favorite part of the outfit, however, might just be the red and blue PUG hair flowers I added to my Unique Vintage bonnet.
One of the things Miss Candyfloss does really well is vintage-style suits. Skirt suits, pantsuits, and my favorite, the dress suit. I waited a long time to find one that I thought would be perfect for me, and when I saw the Cherly-Regina dress and matching Loula-Lee jacket, I knew it was the one!
Based on the size chart, I needed to order the jacket in a size smaller than I normally do, which made me nervous, but I’m glad I trusted it, because the fit is perfect!
Up close, the stripes on the jacket are orange (although from a distance, they could easily pass for red), so I accessorized with a blue and orange Splendette Duchess Bangles stack and a blue Meteor Jewelry necklace. I love the adorable detail on the pockets of the jacket!
There was a possibility I was going to have to serve jury duty this week (luckily for me, they told me they didn’t need me!), and I was going to wear this outfit, because I think it’s the perfect blend of retro and still “courtroom appropriate!”
Here’s a look at just the dress, which has a lovely scalloped neckline, and detailing at the waist that matches the jacket:
I continue to be impressed with the quality and fit of each Miss Candyfloss piece I buy…I’m glad I ventured out of my comfort zone to do a bit more shopping with them!
Even when you don’t have anywhere to go, sometimes you just need a new dress…like when Pinup Girl Clothing drops a beautiful pastel floral print right before your birthday. And especially when it’s a style of dress (Lana) that you’ve been wanting to try, but hadn’t found in the right color and print until then. But when it also has a matching social-distancing mask, it’s not just another pretty outfit…it becomes the perfect symbol of fashion in the time of COVID-19!
“My mask protects you; your mask protects me.”
The mask is very comfortable to wear, and is, I think, a great accessory. Plus, you don’t have to worry about things like double chins when wearing a mask! Of course, in addition to my newest accessory, I added some old favorites, including my sparkliest brooch, a Meteor Jewelry Company necklace, and a Splendette Duchess Bangles stack:
Having the matching mask really makes this outfit special!
Of course, no one wants to wear masks forever. But as long as it’s necessary to do so, I’m happy I can be both safe and stylish!
I always try to wear blue on World Autism Awareness Day. This year, I went with my blue harlequin print circle skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing, which has several gorgeous shades of blue. I also had plenty of blue accessories…my Starlite necklace from Meteor Jewelry, my Erstwilder bluebird brooch, and my new Duchess bangles from Splendette. I also painted my nails a fun shade of blue!
This year’s World Autism Awareness Day was extra special for us, since it was also Moose’s Confirmation Day, so I needed my outfit to be extra-special…and I really think I succeeded!
While most of my purchases from Pinup Girl have been skirts, I knew when I first started shopping there that I would need to own a Lydia dress eventually. And this gorgeous Mary Blair mother and child print is my favorite of all the Lydias..the pattern is fun and the colors are beautiful. I was a little worried about the fit, because I always worry about the fit of dresses, but this dress is amazing…it’s like it was made for me!
Did I mention that the Lydia dress also has pockets? I don’t use pockets very often, but I really like knowing they’re there! I also love how well it goes with my Starlite jewelry set from Meteor Jewelry…the colors and styles are a perfect fit!
When the winter blues include a dress from Pinup Girl Clothing and jewelry from Meteor Jewelry Co., I don’t mind them at all!
I’ve been working on finding ways to make my Pinup Girl items work for the colder months. Ironically, my newest dress, which I purchased during their Boxing Day sale, is one of the easiest items I have to winterize! It might be a halter dress, but with a shrug over top, it’s very easy to wear this time of year, and it has some nice, cool, wintry colors, so it works very well. Plus, I finally completed my blue Starlite collection from Meteor Jewelry with the bracelet…I can’t tell you how much I love the style of these pieces, and how well made they are!
What do you do to make your wardrobe work all year long?
I’ve paired this Italian Landscape Jenny skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing with a striped shirt before, but I knew I wanted a top with a bolder stripe (and a longer sleeve). When I saw this off-the-shoulder, striped, Jailbird top on Pinup Girl’s website, I knew it would be the perfect pairing. I feel like I should be visiting the Italian Riviera when I wear it…and I also think I would be right at home in the “grape-stomping” episode of I Love Lucy!
I love the way my Starlite necklace and earrings, from Meteor Jewelry Co., go with this outfit…the blue is a great choice to bring out the accent color in the skirt. I’m really hoping I can save up for the matching bracelet while it’s still available, because I think it would look great with the 3/4 sleeves on this top!