Sartorial Saturday–Tartan Trimmings

Time for a look at another piece from the Miss Candyfloss “Smile with Lucy” collection!

The Iliana-Bo is a wine-colored swing dress with tartan details. It’s a beautiful color for autumn, and I love tartan, especially one that is primarily grey!

The accessories were a little hard to pin down for this one…in the end, I decided on blue and brown Splendette duchess bangles and a gold locket brooch from Erstwilder, plus a hat and gloves in tan. I think this dress would also look great with dark green accents!

Update: It does, indeed, look great with green accessories!

I love the bold collar and square neckline:

I’m really enjoying wearing a statement ring over my gloves this fall!

Like all good dresses, it has deep pockets!

It’s such a wonderfully classic look!

There are only two more pieces from this collection that I’m waiting for…I hope I’m able to get both of them!

Sartorial Saturday–It’s All About the Details

It’s time to take a look at my very favorite dress from the Miss Candyfloss “Smile with Lucy” collection…the Jael-Abalone.

This dress is similar in style to the Selena-Sun, one of my favorite pieces from this year’s spring collection. It has the same fun collar, square neckline, and asymmetrical row of functioning buttons down the front.

A detail I didn’t know about until I received the dress is the gorgeous and subtle tone-on-tone pattern found on the cuffs, collar, and belt…I love it!

I also love the colors of the dress…blue and grey are so pretty together, and the gentle stripes add just the right amount of visual interest!

I accessorized with a silver brooch, a stack of Splendette Duchess Bangles, and a pretty floral ring, plus a hat and gloves:

I love the elegant simplicity of this dress!

It’s such a smart look!

I now have half of the items on my wishlist from this collection…I hope the other pieces are released soon!

Sartorial Saturday–Check it Out

My second purchase from the Miss Candyfloss “Smile with Lucy” autumn/winter collection is a dress I almost didn’t get, the Magdalia-Lee swing dress.

Because I knew that stock would be limited, I was ready to go before the items were released on the website, but sometimes, luck just isn’t on your side, and what I assume was the only dress available in my size was gone before I could click “add to cart.” Not for the first time, Miss Candyfloss graciously pointed me to one of their online stockists, Nostalgie Shop, where I was able to order the dress. I continue to be impressed with the customer service I receive from Miss Candyfloss!

This is a lovely swing dress with a checked skirt in navy and lilac. The simple neckline is lovely, as is the way the colors of the dress change a bit in different lights.

I chose blue and lilac accessories to accompany the dress, including a Splendette stack, a favorite Erstwilder brooch, and a cute hat.

The dress has plenty of twirl!

And it also has the most important feature…pockets!

I’m so happy Miss Candyfloss was able to help me find this dress online, because I can already tell it’s going to be a new favorite!

Sartorial Saturday–Smile with Lucy

I could not be more excited about the new Miss Candyfloss autumn/winter lookbook, “Smile with Lucy!” The entire collection is inspired by one of my favorite icons, the inimitable Lucille Ball.

The very first release from the collection included the Mandisa-Dora tartan swing dress, and as soon as I saw it, I fell in love:

The dress is made of a wool blend, which worried me a little, but somehow, it manages not to be itchy at all.

I accessorized with a few Splendette duchess bangles perfect for fall, and a lovely gold brooch from Erstwilder. I even got out my velvet gloves (even though it’s really too hot to wear them yet).

The tartan print is so pretty!

This is a great dress for early fall…even though it is a wool blend, it’s not heavy, and the short sleeves make it easy to wear while it’s still warm out.

I can’t wait for the rest of the collection to be released…everything in the lookbook is fantastic!