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!
Just over a year ago, I ordered my first Vixen by Micheline Pitt Maneater swing dress in a beautiful blue, and I thought it couldn’t get any better than that. Until I saw the new sunset purple version and I realized that there could, in fact, be an even better color for the dress (and for me)!
I love the combination of the purple dress and the teal Yemak cropped cardigan:
I accessorized with Splendette duchess bangles and necklace, an Erstwilder brooch, and black lace gloves and pillbox hat:
It’s such a bold, bright outfit!
I’m so glad this dress is available in purple, but I kind of hope that there aren’t any other amazing colors in the future, because I think I’m running out of room in my closet!
Happy National Polka Dot Day, a day to celebrate the iconic style of that Disney fashionista, Minnie Mouse (although I still like Daisy Duck best!). I pulled out my best polka dot dress, the Maneater swing dress from Vixen by Micheline Pitt, for the occasion:
I didn’t buy this Loungefly polka dot crossbody bag, which is designed in the pastel colors of 90s Minnie Mouse, for this holiday, but I’m glad it arrived in time for it! It doesn’t matter which side of the bag you’re looking at…they’re both adorable!!!
I accessorized with some Splendette Duchess Bangles, an Erstwilder Jemima Puddleduck brooch (you know, because Minnie Mouse’s best friend is a duck), a pink hat, and my Minnie Mouse earrings:
It might not be Minnie’s usual color combination (at least not these days), but I think I captured her joyful spirit!
I can’t believe how perfectly the whole look came together!
What a great way to remind me of the fun of our Disney World trip!
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)!