A few months ago I was minding my own business on Instagram when I came into contact with a fellow blogger, @AmberRoseTheron, AKA Atomic Amber. It only took a couple minutes of talking to realise that not only was Amber a doll but that she lives only 5 minutes down the road from me, literally. Here I was swanning around the rural English countryside thinking I was the only pinup this side of the big city and I had a fellow pinup swanning around likewise close enough to eat cake together and talk about clothes whenever we so desired. The odds! Since then Amber and I have become fully fledged members of a 10-member strong vintage girl gang, The British Belles, but since Amber specifically lives so conveniently near me and is such a little lovebug, she and I have decided to launch a blog collab series together–2 Girls 1 Dress. Amber and I love a lot of the same pinup brands, to the point that we even own several of the same dresses, so from time to time we’ll be joining up to showcase these matching gems for you to show you different ways to style the same dress and give detailed reviews of each dress for your usual info dosage on fit and such like. Our debut post brings you the Pinup Girl Clothing Lavender Jenny Dress.
Lavender is a new colour for me, as I’m not a pastel kind of girl, so thus far I’ve enjoyed styling this dress with an Ice Princess kind of theme to embrace the winter chill and to give myself an excuse to add glitter and sparkle in abundance. I want to get white heels and a white cardigan so I can wear this dress in full-on frost mode, but for now creams and ice blues will have to suffice. I took myself off into my frosty garden to show you the wintery way I’ve most recently styled this dress.
Before Black Friday I owned 3 Jenny dresses, more than enough for any pinup…Well, if there is such a thing. But then Black Friday offered some Jenny dresses at under $50, and come on, $142 down to under $50? You know what happened. What happened is: I now own 6. (#sorrynotsorry though.) And of those 6, the Lavender Jenny is the only one that feels a little different in the fit. All it really comes down to for me is the feeling that it’s perhaps a half inch longer in the body than my other Jenny dresses, but considering the Jenny dresses come with adjustable straps this isn’t a huge deal because a little tightening brings the waistline up into place as I like it. And let’s face it, it’s still a Jenny dress, which means it’s still better than most other dresses. For those of you who have no experience with Jenny dresses in general, they have a boned bodice and gathered skirt, so they suck you in up top and flow fully in the skirt to create an authentic recreation of the classic 1960s day dresses. This Jenny has still got the usual boning for a cinched bodice and the usual ample gathers in the skirt for the perfect amount of flounce, so I’m delighted with this new addition to my Jenny collection, especially since it was purchased both on sale and with a 30% off voucher code that brought the total cost down to $40 from $142.
Amber styled her Jenny in cute pastels, so head on over to her blog now to view her full set of pictures, get her outfit details and read her review on how she feels this dress fits for her.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this debut post from Amber and I. In future if we’re all lucky our schedules will permit us to take some of our blog photos together, but for now how about you amuse yourself by guessing which dress will be our next joint feature? 😉 The winner gets 10 Miss Amy May bonus points! ❤ Until next time, dolls.