Revisiting Old Favorites

As I continue on with my quest of appreciating the pretties in my closet, I am frequently surprised by how amazing each piece is in their own unique ways. When you happen to find something that fits your body perfectly and makes you feel utterly fabulous…we often think “I should buy it in every colour!”. Well that is admittedly what I did when I purchased the Gigi Pantskirt Jumpsuit by Miss Candyfloss, first in the gorgeous Wine followed by the spectacular Emerald back in 2016. Being a budget savvy shopper, I waited patiently for a customer appreciation coupon to purchase the second jumpsuit a few months later.

Available in sizes XS-5XL in a variety colours ~ MSRP €110.00 ($135USD)

Over the years I have always found that Miss Candyfloss sizing to be consistently on the generous side throughout their designs. I was rather unsure what size to order in the Gigi Pantskirt Jumpsuit simply due to my extreme waist (27″) to hip (40″) ratio and petite frame. Normally I wear a size Small in their dresses and decided to risk ordering the same for fear the Medium would be too big in the shoulders. Now here’s the thing, the size Small fit nicely due to the stretchy fabric but I believe the Medium would have fit comfortably as well. The dilemma I currently face is that I have gained some weight over the past year and the size Small is quite tight in the drop waist/upper hip area but it is nothing some Spanx cannot fix. The Gigi Pantskirt Jumpsuit features the signature MCF pleated bodice, gorgeous tulips sleeves, pleated wide leg trousers, and matching belt. At 5′-4″ tall, I must wear approximately 3″ heels to drape nicely without hemming.

How many of you know the feeling of falling in love with something only to find out it is completely sold out everywhere in your size? That is exactly what happened when I first laid eye on the Gigi Pantskirt Jumpsuit earlier that year. I had come to terms that my window of opportunity was lost but secretly prayed they would restock them the following season. When Miss Candyfloss re-released an updated version of the Wine colourway in late summer, I ordered immediately knowing sizes would quickly sell out (which they did within a day or two). A part of me expected this purchase to be a total fail due to my short torso and petite frame, needless to say I was blown away when it fit so perfectly. I instantly felt like a million bucks and could not believe how incredibly comfortable the pantsuit was…it felt like I was wearing pajamas. The waist seaming is so figure flattering in combination with the wide pleated trousers. Call is magic but the Gigi Pantskirt Jumpsuit looks equally as fabulous on short gals and tall gals alike. Now I am sure you are all wondering, how tricky is it to get out of when you must use the ladies room? Well, I will admit you need to be prudent when undressing and eventually it becomes easier as you get accustomed to wearing a jumpsuit.

Seeing as this was my very first jumpsuit I ever owned, I was super thrilled on how practical and simple it is to look fabulous with minimal effort. Emerald is one of my most favorite shades to wear and find it very easy to accessorize with earthy tones. I paired the Gigi Pantskirt Jumpsuit with vintage Bakelite bangles & earrings in yellow, green, and brown, complimented by the It Girl pumps by Remix in mustard.

When you find a design that makes you feel like a glam goddess, you can easily justify getting it in more colours and/or prints especially if it happens to be on sale. I always recommend doing an internet search to see which online retailers carry that item and keeping an eye out for their end of season sales to score a bargain. Don’t shy away from ordering direct from the designer or Internationally with smaller shops, this is often how I find the best deals.

 

Autumn/Winter Brings Hot New Releases!

As we transition into a new season, we can surely expect some spectacular new releases from our favorite vintage reproduction brands. Although I am a diehard summer loving gal, Autumn will always hold a special place in my heart. For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, Autumn and Winter are the longest months of the year so of course we want to look fabulous year round. With so many great new designs coming soon, I wanted to share some of my top picks for Autumn/Winter 2017 Hot New Releases!

Voodoo Vixen

Now this is hands down my favorite new collection of the season. Miss Victory Violet has done it again…collaborating with Voodoo Vixen creating some of the most magnificent wardrobe staples for the cooler months ahead. Luckily Ella and I share very similar tastes in vintage and our measurements are almost identical therefore I know several her amazing designs are likely going to make their way into my closet. Don’t delay, these beauties are literally flying off the shelves! Here are some of the fabulous designs coming soon from the Miss Victory Violet Collaboration & the Voodoo Vixen Autumn/Winter Collection:

Ella Tartan Flare Dress £60

Veronica Tartan Pencil Dress £55.00

Celine Black Top £25.00

Marienne Green Full Circle Skirt £35.00

Chloe Floral Sweater £37.00

Collectif Clothing

For those of you who may have been living under a rock, Collectif Clothing is the leader when it comes to designing the most magnificent winter coats that will make you feel like an ice princess while keeping you toasty warm. Of course everyone is always anxious to see what new colourways will be released in the delightful Pearl Coat along with oodles of versatile winter essentials: cardigan, jumpers, trousers, and much more! This seasons’ inspirations go from classic vintage to vampy sex kitten…appealing to both our sweet and sultry personas. Here are some of the notable releases coming soon from Collectif Clothing this Autumn/Winter Collection:

Claudia Coat & Cape £192.50

Jessie Rose Embroidery Cardigan £45.50/ Talis Rose Embroidery Swing Skirt £67.00

Patrice Faux Fur Collar Dress

Karla Heart Dungerees

Julia Pu Pencil Dress £45.00

Morticia Fishtail Dress £65.00

Dancing Days by Banned

Many of you might not have heard much about Dancing Days by Banned before but I can assure you they are going to quickly become a household name if they keep delivering so many delightful winter essentials each collection. One of the major differences with Dancing Days by Banned is that they are only available to purchase from resellers rather than from the designer directly. For a wide selection of the new collection, make sure to visit Top Vintage Boutique. Here are a few of my favorites from Dancing Days by Banned newest releases:

Eliza Swing Dress in Aubergine €59.95

40s Hidden Away Trousers in Teal €37.95

50s Proud Peacock Cardigan in Aubergine €39.95

50s Izzy Pencil Skirt in Grey €42.95

50s Delilah Cardigan in Forest Green €37.95

60s Charming Heart Knit Sweater in Mustard €37.95

Miss Candyfloss

Last year Miss Candyfloss wooed us all with the epic Librarian collection, each piece selling out within days of their release. Now we can all look forward to the Femme Fatale Autumn/Winter collection which is already causing quite a stir on social media. The Femme Fatale designs are a big departure from Miss Candyflosses signature style and everyone is eager to get their hands on these mysterious and seductive designs. Here are the highlights of the Femme Fatale Lookbook:

Ulrika – Preppy Tartan Shirt Dress

Thilde – Boucle Winter Swing Coat

Beata – Car Coat with Removable Cape

Brianna – Sophisticated Tailored Swing Dress & Tara – Suit Inspired Jumpsuit

Viima – Leopard Catsuit

There are many more hot new releases coming this Autumn/Winter from our favorites brands so keep your eyes peeled to their social media and websites to be the first to know when they are hitting the virtual shelves. I would love to hear what designs that are on your wishlist this season!

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