I am so excited to be reviewing a first on my blog; it is this gorgeous Betsey Johnson Vintage Rose Floral Printed Ruffled-Sleeve Dress. Betsey Johnson now carries extended sizes in some of their apparel and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I have been collecting Betsey’s novelty purses for years and now there are dresses I can add to my wardrobe too!!
We are taking a day trip into San Francisco today. Hubby and I both needed a little adventure with yummy food and lots of sights to see. I knew we would be doing a good amount of walking but I still wanted my pinup style to shine so I opted for my Cherry Velvet dress that’s a great turquoise blue color with lots of lush red cherries, my red cardigan and pair of Betsey Johnson tennis shoes. I received so many compliments on my dress!!
The drive down from wine country was pretty with lots of sunshine. Even after all these years of driving across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, I still get a thrill. The day was super clear and there were lots of sailboats in the bay and you could see Alcatraz clearly. We headed up to North Beach, San Francisco’s Little Italy for lunch. We stopped by Calzones, one of our favorite restaurants that has lots of tables and chairs out front and excellent people watching. Hubby ordered the pepperoni pizza made with a sauce of the best San Marzano tomatoes and artisan pepperoni. I ordered the lasagna. Calzone’s makes delicious food and their portions are big. My lasagna was loaded with meat sauce and a perfect amount of filling to pasta ratio, it was absolutely delicious.
After a hearty lunch we stopped next door at Biordi for their amazing hand-painted Italian pottery. The vast amount of styles and colors the majolica comes in is breathtaking. From dish sets and place settings, to vases, urns and tables and more, there is so much to look at and take in. Biorid’s is a must for anyone that loves Italian pottery.
I had been waiting for the release of the Hansel and Gretel skirt by Pinup Girl Clothing and when it was released it sold out so quickly I missed it. Luckily for me and so many other pinups the 2nd release came fairly quickly and it was now all mine.
I was excited when Pinup Girl Clothing teamed up with Stephanie Buscema for their Halloween Capsule Collection which includes some very limited pieces and features some very beautifully spooky sweet designs; Hansel & Gretel being one of them.
I am wearing the Jenny Skirt and it features Hansel and Gretel from the designs by renowned artist Stephanie Buscema and the what caught my eye about this skirt was the lovely artwork as Hansel & Gretel can be seen in the forest along with the scary witch and the stunning gingerbread houses and candy all set against the prettiest pink colored background.
This one does not disappoint!! It is among my very favorite Jenny skirts from Pinup Girl. The print and colors are what this stunner is all about. This Jenny fits me spot on and I am wearing an XL, I did notice that the fabric does give a little in the waist (it is a bit elastic) making it just that much more comfy. I absolutely love the gathered waist and full hemline in this 1950s circle skirt. Colors of vibrant pinks, aqua blues, yellows, and golden browns are what initially called out to me and I knew I had to have this skirt right away. I paired it with my Pinup Girl Clothing Doris top in black which is fits my curves perfectly!! I also added a pretty pink petticoat underneath for even more fluffy fullness.
The gingerbread house purse is from Betsey Johnson and I paired it with the skirt and it is perfect!! You can now also purchase the purse on the Pinup Girl website. Ladies, it doesn’t get much better than this…..a mix of spooky sweet against a pink background… perfect for the holidays!! Hurry and get your Hansel & Gretel skirt before it is all sold out as this is a limited edition print.
All pics by my hubby: