Sartorial Saturday–Toujours Élégant

Time for a look at one more item from the Miss Candyfloss Toujours Élégant autumn/winter 2021 collection…the lovely Minette-Lou tartan swing dress!

I feel like I’ve been waiting for this dress forever. It was one of the very first pieces to catch my eye when I initially scrolled through the lookbook. It’s kind of funny, then, that it’s the last piece on my wishlist to be released, but at least it’s finally here!

Accessorizing was fun…I chose my pillbox hat, black lace gloves, a grey and yellow stack of Splendette duchess bangles, and my Erstwilder brooch that has become a wardrobe staple:

This dress is so lovely and easy to wear. It has tons of twirl, and I love that it looks like a jacket and skirt. The plaid accents on the collar, cuffs, and buttons are lovely additional details, too!

I have to admit, there’s almost a sense of letdown now that I have all the items I was dreaming of from the autumn/winter collection…it’s seems like a long time before I’ll get a glance at the spring/summer 2022 lookbook!

Sartorial Saturday–Tartan Shirtwaist

Thanks to Miss Candyfloss, I’ve discovered how much I love a shirtwaist dress, and I’m so excited that I now have the lovely Isolde-Sun tartan print in my wardrobe!

I’ve always loved the combination of grey and yellow, so this dress is perfect! I love that even though it’s a fall dress, it still has short sleeves, which come in handy around here as the temperature bounces up and down and back again.

Of course I added grey and yellow accessories, too, with a stack of Splendette duchess bangles and an Erstwilder brooch:

I especially love the full skirt and the pockets, and the fact that the buttons are covered in the same plaid!

There’s one more dress from the Miss Candyfloss Toujurs Élégant autumn/winter lookbook I’m hoping to order, and I hope it’s available soon!

Sartorial Saturday–Swinging into Fall

Time for a look at the Miss Candyfloss swing dress I almost didn’t order..the lovely Jolene-Plum!

I’m not even sure why this dress wasn’t originally on my radar, because the cut is beautiful, and I love the colors for fall, but I’m glad I decided I should give it a try, because it fits like a dream, has a great twirl, and is perfect paired with a cardigan as the temperatures get cooler!

I paired it with a navy hat, a plum and burgundy stack of Splendette duchess bangles, and the Slothertons, a pair of adorable Erstwilder brooches:

I love this whole look!

And since it’s not really fall quite yet, here’s a look at the dress minus the cardigan:

I’m already working on a plan for another way to style this beautiful dress once it cools off even more!

Sartorial Saturday–Awaiting Autumn

I am so ready for fall!

Actually, I’ve pretty much been ready for fall ever since our first hot summer day, but now that school has started again, I’m really ready. Fortunately, Miss Candyfloss also appears to be ready for autumn, because not only have they released their new autumn/winter lookbook, Toujours Élégant, they’ve also already made a few of the pieces available! And one of my favorite looks, featuring the Phoebe-Amber tartan swing dress and Elke-Amber short blazer, was available in the very first release!

Don’t you love the fun sleeves on the blazer?!?

I love the color of the jacket (one that’s fairly unique in my wardrobe), and the lovely plaid.

Let’s be honest, though…it’s just not blazer season here yet, which is ok, because the dress is gorgeous on its own…the neckline is especially lovely:

The coordinating belt adds a nice extra pop of color:

I accessorized with a hat that is absolutely perfect with the dress, an Erstwilder brooch, and a fall-themed stack of Splendette duchess bangles:

I love every Miss Candyfloss dress I receive even more than the last, which is really saying something, because every piece I have ordered has been special and made me feel fantastic!

Sartorial Saturday–Inspired by the Animal Kingdom

It isn’t often that I have a whole outfit inspired by the animal kingdom, so here’s a look at an ensemble featuring a Mary Blair butterflies print dress from Pinup Girl Clothing, leopard print duchess bangles from Splendette, and a pair of koala brooches designed by Pete Cromer for Erstwilder:

Sartorial Saturday–Heartfelt Hydrangea

Hydrangea season might be over, but that doesn’t mean I have to give up my favorite flower!

I’ve never ordered a necklace from Erstwilder before. I guess I kind of assumed that the chain would be too short for neck (many retro necklaces are meant for women with thinner necks than I have), and their necklaces are a little expensive to just take a chance. But sometime around my birthday, when I remembered just how much I love hydrangeas, I also remembered that Erstwilder had a few pieces inspired by the flower in some of their previous launches. I missed out on the brooches, but the necklace was still available, and I had been saving my Erstwilder reward points for so long, I was able to order it for basically free! I didn’t have to wait long to receive it, even coming from Australia, (Erstwilder’s international shipping, handled by DHL, is amazingly fast!). It’s a beautiful necklace. The colors and shading are amazing, and the fit is perfect…it’s not too small at all! It’s definitely a statement piece, so I kept the rest of my jewelry simple…just a few Splendette glitter bangles in coordinating colors.

Just for fun, here’s a look at some of the hydrangeas I’ve seen this summer:

I’m so glad I took a chance on this necklace, and can admire my favorite flower all year long!

Sartorial Saturday–Inspired by the Olympics

I love a themed outfit. Coming up with an outfit that goes with the Olympics, however, is a bit of a challenge. Until I realized that Hello Kitty is the perfect sartorial representation of Tokyo 2020!

The Hello Kitty collection from Unique Vintage isn’t really new anymore, and I missed out on the first run of this Golightly dress, my favorite style from Unique Vintage. When they replenished their stock, I was determined not to miss out on it again, especially once I realized that it did fit the Tokyo 2020 theme!

I accessorized with a Splendette stack of duchess bangles, a Meteor Jewelry necklace, a blue hair flower from Pinup Girl Clothing, and a Hello Kitty brooch from Erstwilder, of course!

Even though the dress is primarily pink, I also went with a Team USA theme of red, white and blue in the outfit:

I love finding creative ways to make my outfits fit a theme!

Sartorial Saturday–Skirts and Shorts

Time for a look at another gorgeous plaid dress by Miss Candyfloss!

I’m not going to lie…the Basillia-Sun was not my first dress choice in this style. I had originally planned to order the Virtue-Regina, which is very similar aside from some differences in the décolletage. I really liked the soft colors of the Virtue-Regina, which is also a plaid, but much lighter and broader. That dress sold out in a heartbeat, though, and since I really wanted a dress that buttons all the way down the front, I decided to give the Basillia-Sun a try.

The bold colors are different from those on the Myrtle-Sun dress, but they have the same bright, cheerful, summer feeling!

I kept my accessories fairly simple, with a freshwater pearl necklace and Splendette duchess bangles in some of the colors found on the dress:

The part of this outfit I was most excited about was the fact that you can wear the skirt unbuttoned with shorts underneath. Miss Candyfloss had a pair of matching shorts in a yellow shade, but I wasn’t convinced they would fit me, and they were a little shorter than I prefer, so I went with a different pair. I love the breeziness of having the skirt open and the coverage the shorts provide! It’s the perfect mid-century summer look!

Buttoned or not, it’s a beautiful summer dress!

This is the last item I purchased from the Miss Candyfloss “Dream Away Holiday” collection. This spring was my first real experience shopping with them directly (as well as from of their retailers), and I’ve come to love everything about the brand…the fit, the quality, the styles, and especially these beautiful colors! I’m already looking forward to seeing their autumn/winter lookbook, and hoping to add a few more pieces to my wardrobe!

Sartorial Saturday…On A Sunday–Fashion for the Fourth

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.

Happy Fourth of July!

Sartorial Saturday–The Ingenue

Every once in a while, you get a second chance on something you missed out on.

The first time this beautiful blue floral Ingenue dress from Vixen by Micheline Pitt was available for pre-order, I wanted to get it, but since I fell directly between sizes, and it was a new dress without reviews about fit, I was reluctant. In the end, all the pre-orders sold out, and I thought that was that, but every time I saw a photo of someone in the dress, I felt like I had missed out on something special. And then a second run of the dress popped up, and after reading the reviews and asking some questions, I decided to just size up and hope for the best.

The fit is great! I probably could have sized down, but I really like being able to take a deep breath and eat, so I’m glad I went a bit larger. Strangely, the part of the dress that is really too big is the belt…even if I use the farthest notch, it’s still not remotely fitted, which is not something I’m used to.

I also ordered this beautiful sun hat in a lovely blush pink color…I love how it looks with this dress, and it really comes off as a neutral, so I know I’ll be able to wear it with lots of other things, too! Of course I also have a great Splendette stack, and my pearl and floral necklace from Talbots is a perfect match!

Isn’t it a lovely look?

I’m so happy to have had a second chance at this dress!