Being in quarantine since March 16 has been so many things and with so many feelings. My hubby Gary and I are some of the very fortunate ones that continue to remain employed and working from home. We try to see the positive of sheltering at home and are grateful everyday to have the comforts we have. It is sad not to see family and friends but we are all healthy and that is what matters most.
It still hasn’t been a full year since I went Pinup Girl style but, I can recall the first time I saw the harlequin print in turquoise/black from Pinup Girl Clothing and longed for the day I’d stumble across a skirt or dress in that stunning pattern. Well, luckily for me, I didn’t have wait too long (although almost 1 year seems like long enough) till the pattern was re-released because of something called ‘proposed pug’ where you can vote and tag your favorite Pinup Girl Clothing items w/ #proposedpug in the hopes than enough of you want them to be made one more time.
The harlequin print came back in the form of the classic Pinup Couture Jenny Dress in 1950’s Harlequin Print (white/multi color diamonds) and Jenny skirt as well as the Pinup Couture Jenny Skirt in Turquoise and Black Harlequin Print (my unicorn). Best part of both of these making a comeback is that there are pockets now on both!! What pinup doesn’t love a pocket?
The Pinup Couture harlequin print Jenny skirts are influenced by the styles from the 1950s where dolls wore their circle skirts very full and the material is a luxurious sateen that holds pleats and shape incredibly, zips up the back, has a nice wide waist band to nip in your waist and give you that lovely curvy shape making you want to twirl and twirl because of the voluminous fabric and the way you feel when you put it on. Matching cardigans and tops has never been so easy because of the color options in the pattern; each time you wear it you can have a new look!! The color pattern on the turquoise and black harlequin is so perfect with the atomic turquoise, pink and shades of teals and reds, my oh my, it is stunning!!
The Pinup Couture harlequin Jenny dress in white sateen is one of my absolute favorites!! The dress is styled after the 1960s sundresses and made from the 1950s harlequin print. The first thing you notice when you step into the dress is that the bodice is lined, boned, and fused. The straps are adjustable so you can show as much or as little of your curves as you are comfortable with. Because of the adjustable straps and boning, the dress has incredible structure and will flatter a range of bust sizes….. even those of us blessed with lots and lots on top can comfortably wear this gorgeous dress and feel very put together and chic. The skirt on the harlequin Jenny dress is much like the Jenny skirt, a very full circle skirt and the material is a luxurious sateen that holds pleats and shape incredibly and has pockets!! Zips nicely up the back and nips in your waist. Also, matching a cardigan or shrug will not be a problem as you have so many color options. This is such a happy pattern full of bright pinks and oranges. Be prepared for lots of compliments!!
In these pictures, taken by my sweet hubby (thank you thank you honey), I am wearing a petticoat and the Jenny harlequin skirt in a XL and it fits me spot on per the size chart on the Pinup Girl Clothing website; there is just a tad of stretch. I am wearing the Sophia top by Steady Clothing in a XL (stretchy) to match the skirt. I went all out and added my turquoise and black Mary Jane heels from Unique Vintage. The colors go so perfectly with the turquoise/black Jenny harlequin.
The Jenny harlequin dress in white sateen I am wearing in a 2XL (all my Jenny dresses are 2XL and Jenny skirts XL) to accommodate my bust, yes, it is very roomy in the waist but I love having the option of adding a belt to take in some of the excess fabric if I prefer, depending on how much waist definition I want that day. I wear the dress with my Heart of Haute Sweet Sweater in a XL and it gives such a feminine flair with the bow tie across the front. Heart of Haute has the Sweet Sweater in many colors.
Our Bichon Frise puppy dog Luna wanted to share in some pics too!! She knows I am happy when I wear my Pinup Couture Harlequins. The custom ‘harlequin’ color camera is by my hubby and he has so many color combos in his shop Upcycledclassics
I don’t know how much longer these colors and styles will be available and certain sizes are already selling out so, get yours while you can, they may not make another comeback!!
This is such an exciting day for me!! Clothing company Pigtails and Pirates has featured me modeling their fabulous retro print ‘Take my Picture’ dress. For those of you that follow my blog, you know that not too long ago I did a 360 in my life and started embracing my curves and the 1950s. This ‘Take my Picture’ dress was one of my very first Pinup girl dress purchases. My husband saw the dress on Instagram and showed me, I ordered it as soon as it was available on the Pigtails and Pirates website. The brand keeps so true to the Pinup girl and Rockabilly 1950s era with the creative way they incorporate modern themes but keep that swing dress and circle skirt cut so the clothing hugs your curves in exactly the right way and you feel so amazing in their clothes. Bright colors and crisp prints will keep me coming back to Pigtails and Pirates, I have their ‘Vintage Caravans’ dress coming soon, can’t wait for the photoshoot… will include an Airstream!! This photoshoot was such fun too! Check out Pigtails and Pirates, they also have a children’s clothing line so the whole family can look stylish together.
Dress: Pigtails and Pirates in the ‘Take my Picture’ print
Camera: Vintage Kodak – by Upcycledclassics
Petticoat: Hell Bunny
Hi everyone, hope your Black Friday has been safe and for those that braved it and went to the malls…. did you score any deals?? We didn’t end up going anywhere today. Instead, my husband was hard at work and opened his brand new Etsy store – UpcycledClassics. He has a passion for vintage cameras and has found a way to combine his passion for photography, cameras, and art into these one-of-a-kind UpcycledClassics. He tests each and every camera to make sure it is in working condition; he actually locates the vintage film for these Pentax, Kodak and Polaroids and takes photos with each camera, cleans each, adjusts len’s and puts in new batteries and more and then gives them a whole new look with a blast of fabulous color. If you are into photography, art, or vintage cameras or know someone that is, would you please help spread the word of the UpcycledClassics store. Thank you in advance!!