Sartorial Saturday…On a Wednesday–The Mary Blair Necklace

Happy Mary Blair March!

This year, I’m taking a look at something new and different…A RockLove Jewelry Mary Blair Alice in Wonderland spinner necklace:

True to its name, the medallion of the pendant actually spins in the Victorian style:

There are different enamel designs on each sideā€¦a flower in Mary Blair’s distinctive colors on one, and a quote from the movie (“Quiet, Bud”), on the reverse:

The boutique box is lovely, as well:

This y-chain necklace is a special and distinctive addition to my wardrobe, representing my favorite vintage Disney artist and my favorite modern jewelry company!

Sartorial Saturday–Treasures Untold

RockLove Jewelry has quickly become one of my favorite places to buy unique necklaces. I already shared about the pre-vacation souvenir I purchased when I ordered Leia Organa’s Kyber Crystal necklace in the spring, and most of the other members of our family have picked up Kyber Crystal pieces, too. I wasn’t really thinking about adding any more necklaces to my collection (well, other than the new Mace Windu Kyber Crystal, but that’s going to have to wait)…until they announced a “Countdown to Halloween” sale for all of their Disney pieces. I had been admiring The Little Mermaid Bubble Solitaire necklace for some time, but it wasn’t in my budget. With the sale, though, it became much more affordable, and so I jumped on it!

This necklace is special to me for a few reasons. When I was a kid, The Little Mermaid was my favorite Disney movie, and I still love the music as much as I did back then, plus Flounder will always be one of my favorite sidekicks. The color in the crystal, which shifts from aquamarine to periwinkle and back, is gorgeous. And I especially love that it features an Austrian crystal, which reminds me of the land of my grandfather’s birth.

I’m thrilled that RockLove has such unique pieces that represent so many different fandoms…it makes it easy to find something (or many things) that fit your personality!

Kyber Crystals

Happy Star Wars Day Eve!

Yesterday I took a look at the Kyber Crystal necklace I bought as an early vacation souvenir. I’m not the only one who wanted one of these, though…the thing our family is most looking forward to about our trip to Disney this summer is visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, where we’re hoping to build lightsabers and droids, go on the rides, and visit the shops, so Kyber Crystal necklaces are natural souvenirs for multiple members of our family! Chickadee picked Rey’s, Bunny went with Ahsoka Tano’s, Ladybug had to have Kylo Ren’s, and the Darksaber was the perfect choice for Turkey:

I think it’s pretty cool that most of us were able to find a necklace that fit us and that we love!

An Early Vacation Souvenir

I’m so excited about our family vacation this summer, I already bought a souvenir, and we don’t even leave until next month!

I knew I wanted to get a RockLove Jewelry Kyber Crystal necklace to commemorate our time at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, even without knowing for sure if they’re sold anywhere at Disney. When RockLove had their birthday sale last month, I decided to just go ahead and order it ahead of time, promising myself I wouldn’t wear it until our trip (although I am going to make an exception on Star Wars Day!). I chose Princess Leia’s Kyber Crystal, both because I think it’s the prettiest necklace in the collection, and because the words “optimism, stability, serenity” really resonated with me.

I’m really looking forward to wearing this unique piece, and I’m glad I already have something to remember our trip by!

Sartorial Saturday–The Everyday Dirndl

I’ve already shared my experiences with shopping for unique and beautiful dirndls with Rare Dirndl…now it’s time for a look at something a little more subtle from their shop, but still a form of National Dress that reflects my heritage!

Rare Dirndl offers an “Everyday Dirndl,” which has the same great structure and design as all of their dresses, but in a a solid color palette, where the apron matches the dress. There are also no hooks or ribbons on the front of the dress (although there is an option to add those for an additional fee), so at first glance, anyone who sees you out and about in your dirndl will think it’s a simple sundress…perfect for the first-time dirndl wearer!

I kept my accessories simple for this look, with some Homes Bracelets and a RockLove Nightmare Before Christmas necklace.

Oh, and my Docs, which are the perfect footwear for this dress!

I clearly have no qualms about wearing a full dirndl in public, but I had to get this more simple one because it’s my very favorite color, Pantone’s Color of the Year, periwinkle. The Everyday Dirndl is also available in a multitude of other colors, too, which vary by season.

Because the Everyday Dirndl is made in an easy-to-care-for fabric, you don’t have to worry as much about getting it dirty, since you can throw it in the washing machine!

The Everyday Dirndl is a made-to-order item, which means you have to be patient while it’s created, but that also means that it’s customizable which makes it feel even more one-of-a-kind! I’m looking forward to seeing what colors are available in the future, because you never know when you just need to add another dirndl to your closet!

Chickadee Thursday

Like her sisters and myself, Chickadee bought an early souvenir of our trip to Disney World when RockLove Jewelry had their Birthday Sale last month…her choice was Rey’s Kyber Crystal necklace, and she absolutely loves it!