I’m so happy I got the cheerful, sunny Harriet-Naia dress from the Miss Candyfloss “Lilibeth” collection…the color reminds me of the beautiful yellow dress Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II wore to the wedding of the now Prince and Princess of Wales.
I know when you wear yellow and black together, you run the risk of looking like a bumblebee, but that didn’t stop me from going with that color palette for my hat, gloves, and Splendette Duchess bangles (plus a splash of purple with my Erstwilder brooch!):
Like the Estee-Spring dress, I wouldn’t wear this one without a petticoat because the fabric is so light and sheer, but that’s ok, because a petticoat just enhances a dress’s twirl factor!
I love how summery this look is!
I’m only waiting for one more item from this lookbook to be released, and then my small “Lilibeth” collection will be complete!
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!
I guess my invitation was lost in the mail (ha, ha, ha), but that didn’t stop me from planning a very special outfit for the occasion…I even added my wedding tiara to complete the look that features the Miss Candyfloss Sacnite-Lee dressing gown I picked up last spring with the Platinum Jubilee in mind:
The tiara is the main accessory, but I also added my favorite pearls (of course!), crown earrings from Erstwilder, a pair of glittery Duchess bangles from Splendette, and the Royal Collection replica brooch I always pull out for events featuring the British monarchy:
My daughters also think that this would be the perfect Disney Bound of Queen Elsa, and they’re not wrong!
I also added my most sparkly shoes, for a regal look from head to toe!
I love that if I try hard enough (and am creative enough), I can pull together an outfit for any occasion from what I already have in my closet!
Star Wars Day is almost here, and I have the perfect Disney Bound for it…an entire look dedicated to my favorite (Disney) princess, Princess Leia!
I fell in love with the Miss Candyfloss Honesta-May dress the first time I saw it in the lookbook. The eyelet embroidery is gorgeous, and I love the idea of a white cotton dress for summer (even though I am afraid I’ll spill on it!). And then I started thinking about different ways I could wear it, and it occurred to me that it would make a great foundation for a Princess Leia-inspired look:
I have a few very special accessories to complete the outfit…my Loungefly Princess Leia bag, my Rocklove Jewelry Kyber Crystal necklace, and my lightsaber from our trip to Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios last summer:
I added some silver hoop earrings and glittery Splendette Duchess bangles, plus a few sparkly hair clips:
I added a silver belt to the dress, too:
I think I captured the spirt of Princess Leia’s look in A New Hope‘s medal scene without wearing a costume!
I’m looking forward to sharing a few other looks (including another whimsical one!) featuring this dress soon!
Today I’m taking a look at a dress suit, featuring the Damita-Coral dress and Ophira-Blush jacket from the Miss Candyfloss “Lilibeth” collection that I almost didn’t get. The pieces caught my eye immediately when I saw them in the lookbook, but I was concerned that the color just wouldn’t be flattering on me. I finally decided to give it a go, but as is often the case with Miss Candyfloss launches when you wear a fringe size, the jacket was already sold out in the size I usually wear. After looking at the charts, I decided I could take a chance on sizing down, but I also realized that meant I should probably size down in the dress, too, even though it was still available, because I didn’t want to chance extra fabric under a tight jacket. As it turns out, the jacket is absolutely fine, and fits more like my regular size, anyway, while the dress is a bit tight, as I anticipated. Together, though, they making an amazing suit!
Since is the “Lilibeth” collection, I accessorized with my replica brooch from the Royal Collection, along with a Splendette stack of Duchess bangles that are almost a perfect match for the suit!
I love what a polished look this is!
I also love that the dress and jacket have reversed color schemes:
Here’s a look at just the dress. There is a bit of gaping at the buttons, which again is no surprise since I sized down. The shoulder are a bit snug, too, but overall, I think it fits well!
I really love this neckline!
I can’t believe I ever thought the color wouldn’t suit me, because now I think it’s absolutely gorgeous! I’m also glad I took a chance in sizing down, especially the jacket, because I don’t think I would have been as happy with how my regular size would have fit!
Here’s something you may not know about me…I have long had a “no linen” policy. While I love natural fabrics, not to mention the idea of a breathable fabric in the summer, the way linen wrinkles when you look at it wrong has always made me wary. When I saw the Marcella-Sadie dress in the Miss Candyfloss “Lilibeth” lookbook, though, I wondered if my resolve would waver, because not only is it a style of dress I already like, it’s also a different color from anything I already own. When the dress was released, my resolve completely crumbled, and now, against all odds, I not only own a linen dress, I love it!
I accessorized with an Erstwilder brooch that adds a pop of color, a trio of Splendette duchess bangles, and a summery hat:
I love how light the dress is, and how bold the checkered pattern is, too!
I’m so happy I took a chance and gave it a try!
There’s another linen dress in the lookbook that I have my eye on…now that I know I can not only tolerate, but actually like the fabric, I wouldn’t be surprised if it joins this dress in my wardrobe!
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!
I don’t have a lot of pieces with bishop sleeves in my wardrobe, but I really love the ones I do have. They’re so forgiving, and they add a little extra elegance to any look. This is an older Miss Candyfloss blouse (the Martane-Brandy), and it goes so well with my Brindy-Dora wide-legged swing pants!
I also love the bow at the neck!
This look may have an autumnal vibe, but I’m getting anxious to see the spring/summer 2023 Miss Candyfloss lookbook!
It’s taken me close to a full year to write this blog post, and it took me almost that long to wear my Miss Candyfloss Verena-Bo blazer for the first time!
I ordered this blazer after Christmas last year, with a voucher similar to the one I used to purchase the Inga-Regina dress. And then it sat in my closet, because there was a catch…I had to order the blazer in a size up because that’s all they had left, and I just didn’t have an opportunity to have it tailored. But this fall I realized that if I waited to have it tailored to fit, I might never get around to wearing it, so even though it’s too big, I paired it with the Jolene-Plum dress (one of the two pieces I have that I knew the blazer would go with), to create a dress suit.
I kept my accessories simple…a pair of Splendette Duchess Bangles, an Erstwilder brooch, and a hat:
Aren’t the faux fur cuffs (and matching collar and pocket trim) lovely?
Yes, I admit that the Verena-Bo doesn’t fit quite as it should. The arms, in particular, are quite loose (and a bit long). But adding a belt to the look helps add some structure to the body of the jacket, and honestly, in the absence of actual tailoring, I’m pretty happy with how the look came together! Now I just need to style it with the Becky-Bo skirt (which is also a bit too big, but that’s a story for another time)!
The Inga-Regina swing dress didn’t make my final cut when I was planning my purchases from the Miss Candyfloss “Smile with Lucy” collection. But then they offered an end-of-season voucher, and when I was browsing their website, I discovered that there was exactly one Inga-Regina left in stock, and it just happened to be in my size…what are you going to do? So that’s how I ended up with one more piece from the collection than I was planning on, and I’m happy I did!
The style of this dress is pretty different from what I usually wear. It has bishop sleeves (which aren’t totally obvious, because the cuffs are surprisingly loose, which is not a problem I usually have). It also has a cutout detail at the neck, with a sweet little bow as an adornment.
I was surprised to discover that the accent color of the dress is actually orange, and not burgundy like I had assumed. So I added an orange Splendette duchess bangle to my accessories, along with sliver hoops à la Lucy Ricardo, an Erstwilder brooch, and a delicate necklace (I didn’t want to compete with the beautiful neckline!).
I also wore a ring over my gloves:
I love the plaid of the dress, and the pops of bright blue from the cuffs and belt!
It was fun to add an unexpected piece to my wardrobe…now it’s time to wait for them to reveal their spring/summer collection!