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.
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 can’t remember the last time I was as excited about a print as I am about the French Market Bella skirt designed by Hope Morrison for Pinup Girl Clothing! It has carrots, garlic, and fish on it!
Actually, this is about more than just the skirt, because I really wanted to recreate the whole look that Pinup Girl Clothing featured. So while I had a typical stack of Splendette duchess bangles and an Erstilder brooch, the necklace is also from PUG…it’s absolutely gorgeous!
I also paired it with a navy hat and belt from Pinup Girl:
I love a hat!
Here’s a few bonus pictures taken outside of the Soulard Market in St. Louis…it’s (possibly) the oldest market west of the Mississippi River, and located in a historically French neighborhood…it’s the perfect setting for the skirt, don’t you think?
My one disappointment with this outfit is that I couldn’t get the Chérie ribbon peasant top to work for me. I ordered it at the same time as the skirt, and while it was my usual PUG size, I couldn’t even get it on, and by the time my order arrived, it had sold out in the next size up, so I couldn’t try a replacement. My original vision for the look might not have come together, but I do think this Unique Vintage Frenchie top is a good stand-in, and I still love the overall look!
Time to take a look at the Easter outfit that this year I actually get to wear outside of the house! I bought this Lana dress from Pinup Girl Clothing as a birthday present to myself last year, and as soon as I put it on, I knew it was going to be my Easter dress for this year…the beautiful floral print is perfect for it! Since it’s the midwest, and you never know what the weather is going to be like, I added a Yemak cropped cardigan in the most beautiful shade of purple to go with it.
Easter is an especially good holiday for accessorizing…this year, I’m wearing a sun hat I got from Unique Vintage, but I swapped out the pink tie around it for a beautiful blue floral scarf from Erstwilder. I chose a purple floral necklace and a Splendette duchess bangles stack to go with it, and of I course I added my favorite fancy floral brooch. I’m also really excited about my new Erstwilder handbag!
I’m sure I say this every year, but this may be my favorite Easter look yet…I love all of the floral components! Perfect for a lovely spring day after what seems like a year-plus of never-ending, dark winter!
Of course, I need a mask to go with my outfit, because COVID-19, and I have a coordinating mask that was made to go with my dress! I love how Pinup Girl thinks about the little details!
And one more picture of the outfit in the wild this morning…I changed my shoes (Chickadee asked me to wear sandals so she wasn’t the only one), and I picked a different mask, as well:
After last year’s Easter-at-Home, it’s so nice to be able to get dressed up and go to church. Happy Easter!
I know there are a few days of March left, but I’ve worn each of my Pinup Girl Clothing Mary Blair pieces once this month, so I’m ready to call it early.
I’m not going to lie…I wasn’t really looking forward to Mary Blair March this year. After the disaster that was March last year, I didn’t feel the usual excitement about wearing all of my Mary Blair pieces. But I decided I didn’t want COVID-19 to rob me of the fun I have celebrating her artwork, so I soldiered on. This year’s outfits can be divided into two categories…the ones I actually wore away from home, with a mask:
And the ones that went no farther than the street in front of my house…no mask needed:
This year’s Mary Blair March was almost as strange as last year’s was, but at least there’s some hope, a glimmer of a light at the end of the tunnel this time around!
There’s nothing like a 1960s-style sundress, right? As hard as it is to believe, though, I had never purchased a Jenny dress from Pinup Girl Clothing, even though it’s what I would call one of their signature items. The boning in the dress, which is loved by many people, scared me. But then I saw this lovely crepe version of the dress, which has no boning, and I knew I had to try it! And the color and Spanish fans print are amazing!
I can definitely see why this dress is so popular! It’s so light and easy to wear and has a great twirl factor.
I kept the accessories simple…my standard pearls, a yellow belt and Yemak cropped cardigan, a beautiful Splendette duchess bangle, my favorite penguin brooch, and gloves.
I love the colors of this look so much!
Now that I’ve tried a Jenny dress, I’d like to add more to my wardrobe…I’m still pretty reluctant to try a version with boning, though!
I love this new print designed by Hope Morrison for Pinup Girl Clothing. The Unicorns and Pegasi bring just the right amount of whimsy, and the bright colors against the black background of the skirt make it so easy to accessorize. This time, I went with a bright Yemak cropped cardigan and stack of Splendette duchess bangles, but black gloves, belt, and Erstwilder brooch.
It’s the perfect outfit for transitioning to spring!
Ladybug also loves this print, and purchased the Ella dress, a style I’ve never worn, but she really likes.
Pinup Girl is also going to be offering a peasant top in this lovely shade of mint, and I’m really looking forward to getting it to wear instead of this Sabrina top as it gets warmer!
I was so excited when this beautiful purple solstice stripe Stephanie swing dress appeared on Pinup Girl Clothing’s website, and even more excited when it was still available for the “Pink Friday” sale after Thanksgiving. The colors are amazing, and I love the contrast trim on the neckline…I’ve wanted a dress with that particular detail for a long time!
I accessorized with a black Yemak cropped cardigan, a purple and silver/grey Splendette Duchess bangles stack, a black bow belt, my standard “pearl” necklace, and my Spiffy the Sausage Dog brooch from Erstwilder:
I love a swing dress!
My only other Black Friday purchase (or was it Cyber Monday?), was this beautiful faux fur stole from The Oblong Box Shop, and it goes perfectly with the dress!
I seriously feel so fancy in this outfit!
I still don’t know when we’ll really be going anywhere, but hopefully I’ll get to wear this beautiful dress somewhere this year!
We’ve finally made it to the final week of 2020! To commemorate the end of this past year that has been a decade long, I’m beginning a series of “Top Five” posts, because even in the middle of a pandemic, I like making lists. I’m starting with my favorite fashions from this year, most of which weren’t worn away from home, but are still worth noting.
To start, here’s a look at my favorite HOMES bracelet stack, from their birthstone collection. These bracelets have been very important to me, because they have helped me feel connected to Chicago and Lake Michigan during a time when I could visit neither, plus they’re really pretty!
My second fashion is from the second “Dapper Day at Home” of the year. I love everything about this look I put together, from the hat to the handbag, and especially my first Miss Candyfloss dress!
I figured one of my top five fashions should focus on this year’s hottest accessory, the mask. I really love this Christmas mask from Old Navy, and the accessories I paired with it!
Speaking of Christmas, one of my very favorite looks from this year is the outfit I wore last week to the outdoor Christmas Eve service we attended. I don’t have a lot of opportunities to wear my cape and muff together, so I was pretty excited to have a reason to wear both!
And finally, a look so new, I haven’t even featured it on my website yet (stay tuned)! I was super excited to order this beautiful purple-striped Stephanie swing dress from Pinup Girl Clothing on Pink Friday, and I love the way this look turned. out, especially with Spiffy the Sausage Dog making an appearance on my cardigan!
So there’s a look at my favorite fashions from this year. Maybe at some point in 2021, I’ll have a reason to wear some of them somewhere other than at home!
Even festive fashion in the time of COVID-19 is different! This year, we went to an outdoor Christmas Eve service, and it was pretty cold, so I got to break out my best winter wear to pair with my Pinup Girl Clothing Genevieve holiday harlequin dress…my cape, muff, and a new pair of embellished earmuffs!
Of course I added a Splendette Duchess bangles stack and Old Navy mask in red and green, plus my favorite Christmas tree brooch, to complete the look.
All things considered, this is probably one of the better things to come of COVID-19, because I really enjoyed putting this outfit together and wearing it out!