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!
I love sundress season! The Golightly is my favorite style sundress from Unique Vintage (it’s the twirliest dress I own!)…I have it in three different colors, including this beautiful blue gingham accented with pink flowers. The color combination is gorgeous, don’t you think?!? I especially love it with this pink Yemak cropped cardigan:
I accessorized with a pink fascinator, a Splendette stack of duchess bangles (including some of this season’s new duotones), an emu brooch from Erstwilder, and some lace gloves from Unique Vintage (which unfortunately got a hole the first time I wore them):
I think this is a great look for spring and summer!
I love this time of year, when you can throw a cardigan on over a sundress and have a complete look without any effort!
When I think of American fashion icons, Jackie O. immediately comes to mind. And when I think of Jackie O. the first thing I think of is her signature pillbox hats. This is a look I’ve wanted to try for a long time, but was concerned wouldn’t work for me…a lot of hats don’t really fit my somewhat large head. But when I saw this beautiful lace-covered hat on clearance on Unique Vintage’s website, I figured I didn’t really have anything to lose since the price was right.
As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about, at leas with this particular hat. It fits just fine, and the attached elastic helps it stay in place (although when I wore it last Sunday, I was a little worried that the elastic wouldn’t stand up to the strong wind gusts we were having, so I made sure to keep a hand on it when I was outside).
I love this hat at much as I expected I would, and it makes me want to find more versions of this classic style to add to my wardrobe!
Back in April, I got to participate in my first Dapper Day…at home. They’re back this weekend with the fall event, and I figured, why not dress up again? This time, I went with my Miss Candyfloss dress, a Splendette duchess bangles stack, an Erstwilder brooch (the one hint of Christmas in my outfit!), gloves from Unique Vintage, and a necklace and handbag from Talbots. Oh, and my very favorite hat!
I’m really happy I got to participate in these events this year, because even pre-pandemic, Dapper Day wasn’t something I thought I’d get to do. After this whole mess is over, though, I kind of hope I might get to attend an in-park event someday!
Every year, I think to myself, “I don’t need any more Christmas print skirts.” And every year, I come across another amazing Christmas print skirt to add to my wardrobe. Only this year, it wasn’t just a skirt, it was a skirt with a matching cardigan! The lovely wintry print on the skirt may be called “Christmas Town,” but I can see myself wearing it all winter, especially since the background of the skirt is a fairly neutral navy. And the embroidery on the cardigan isn’t specifically Christmas-y, either, although the red color certainly makes you think Christmas!
I accessorized with a basset hound brooch from Erstwilder, which fits right in with the embroidery on the cardigan, a bow belt which makes me think of Christmas presents, and a green doctor’s bag-style handbag from Collectif, plus a fun Christmas lights scarf (that looks more pink in pictures than it does in person).
This outfit, including the green and white striped top, is from Unique Vintage, although it’s not their store brand. The label says Royal Monk, and I think that’s somehow related to Banned Retro, which is a brand that has had Christmas prints in the past that I’ve regretted not adding to my wardrobe.
I love this festive look!
Have you added any new festive fashion to your wardrobe?
Do you have any idea how long I’ve wanted a Miss Candyfloss dress?!? I have long admired their vintage cuts, but I have been reluctant to order, because the company is based in Sweden, and I was worried about how their clothes fit, and how much of a hassle a return would be if it didn’t.
Enter Unique Vintage, who recently had the Tamrika swing dress available in my size on their website. Ordering from a California-based store is way less intimidating than ordering from overseas, so I figured I didn’t have much to lose. In the end, I needn’t have worried, because it fit perfectly!
I decided to go with simple black, pink, and grey accessories, including a hat that I haven’t worn for a long time due to lack of coordinating outfits. Also, isn’t the collar of the dress cool?!?
I love the material the skirt is made out of…it’s a very soft flannel…perfect for winter!
I’m glad I was finally able to purchase a Miss Candyfloss dress, and now that I’m familiar with the fit, maybe someday, I’ll even order a style directly from the company!
I know it’s still early in August, and we’ve got plenty of days in the 90s ahead of us, but I’m already thinking about fall. And what is a more classic combination for fall than a cardigan and skirt?
I love this floral swing skirt from Unique Vintage. Its color palette is just different enough to be really interesting. The cool grey background is lovely, and the flowers themselves are in enough colors to offer lots of options for coordinating.
I paired the skirt with a Yemak cropped cardigan over a Pinup Girl Clothing peasant top in complementary shades of blue:
I decided to go with green and brown accessories this time, with a Splendette Duchess bangles stack as well as my HOMES bracelets, and the ever-adorable Erstwilder Slothertons.
When you add in a pair of boots, it’s the perfect look for fall!
There’s something special about a circle skirt, and when that circle skirt is covered in a constellation print, it’s extra fun!
This is only the second skirt I’ve owned from Unique Vintage, and it’s definitely my favorite. I love the color and the print, and the weight is nicer than I was expecting, substantial enough that it doesn’t feel cheap, but light enough to be very wearable in the summer.
I had fun with the accessories for this outfit. My Splendette Duchess bangles stacks are a combination of pink and grey (I love those colors together!), with a lot of glitter and a little leopard print thrown in for fun. And the Erstwilder “God of Time” brooch is perfect both in theme and in color.
I love everything about this outfit!
I’m looking forward to styling this skirt in the fall, too, when I can pair it with a cardigan!