Normally, I save fashion posts for “Sartorial Saturday,” but today I want to take a moment to look at one of my favorite color combinations…purple and yellow (with a little grey thrown in for fun!):
This outfit was inspired by two things…my new purple peasant top from Pinup Girl Clothing, and the “Chasing Fireflies” brooch from Erstwilder. I knew I wanted to pair the top with something today, but I didn’t get the idea to combine it with my yellow house harlequin skirt until I looked at the colors in the brooch. As soon as I did, though, I realized how perfect the skirt would be with the top (and matching belt), and I had just the right accessories to make the outfit look intentional. Isn’t it funny that even though this was already one of my favorite color pairings, it wouldn’t have occurred to me to wear these pieces together until I got a little bit of inspiration from a brooch?
I’m so excited to finally have my black and purple plaid Long Jun skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing! I’ve been looking forward to it for months, ever since Laura Byrnes previewed a sample of the fabric. I’ve been wanting a plaid skirt, and to be able to pre-order one in purple…it was a dream come true! I decided for the first wearing, I’d go bold and pair it with a PUG peasant top in Baton Rouge:
If the plaid didn’t have enough of a Scottish feel, this lovely Jacobite rose brooch from Daisy Jean Floral Designs (an Australian company that is pretty new to me), has me wanting to visit the highlands! I also went with all my favorite purple and grey Splendette pieces (Duchess bangles, a glitter bead necklace, and earrings), to finish the look:
I only had one concern about the skirt when I ordered it. It isn’t made of the standard cotton sateen that I think every other Pinup Girl Clothing skirt I own is made of. Instead, it’s a poly/rayon/spandex blend, and I was especially worried that the weight of the skirt wouldn’t be meet my standards. My concerns were totally unfounded, though…the fabric is not at all flimsy, and has a nice heft for twirling!
This skirt is completely gorgeous, even more so than it looks in pictures. The colors are so lovely and vibrant and saturated, and I’m just in love…it’s definitely going to be a fall staple for me! I just wish my wardrobe had more plaid in it now!
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?
My favorite type of print from Pinup Girl Clothing, (after their amazing Mary Blair pieces), of course, is a harlequin. I was super excited when the classic 1950s Harlequin Long Jun skirt was part of the New Year’s sale, because I had had my eye on it for quite a while. I have to say, I love it even more in person…the colors are outstanding!
I love having another way to wear my green peasant top, too (although, I have tons of shirts that go with the various colors in the skirt!):
And my pink flower brooch is the perfect finishing touch to the outfit!
This skirt is an early frontrunner for the foundation of a possible Easter outfit…I already have a few ideas how I might style it!
There’s a part of me that is still apprehensive about wearing this much bright color in one outfit. But the Pinup Girl Clothing Mary Blair prints are so cheerful, they just beg to be paired with something bold, so here we are.
I like that the color of the top is found in the skirt, as well, so while it may seem like a shocking combination at first, once you really look at it, the outfit is very well-coordinated!
The pink castles Jenny skirt was my first-ever clothing purchase from Pinup Girl Clothing (although I had purchased a canvas underskirt from them a few months before this skirt), and it remains one of my favorites. I love that I’m still finding new ways to style it, including new colors of tops that go with it, and brooches I don’t usually pair with it!
There is no other outfit that makes me feel like I’ve stepped out of an episode of I Love Lucy like…well, really any outfit that involves this Pinup Girl Clothing Italian Landscape Jenny skirt. I especially like the way it looks with this blue peasant top…it’s easy to overlook the blue details in the skirt, but the top really makes them stand out!
I already shared about the amazing vintage collaboration between Unique Vintage and Erstwilder, which I initially paired with a fantastic top from Vixen by Micheline Pitt. I think it looks even more bright and amazing with this Pinup Girl Clothing peasant top…a true match made in vintage heaven!