I’ve pined over many a Trashy Diva piece for a long time. Their price ranges are a little higher than my typical repro purchases from brands like Pinup Girl Clothing and Unique Vintage, so ideally I’ve always hoped to try one on before I took the cash-thrashing plunge. I’ve never been able to find any of the pieces I’ve wanted stocked in the UK, though, so I just tried my best not to expose myself to TD too frequently to lessen those keenly sad unrequited feels.
But, you know, I turn 30 this year, and I enjoy any excuse to spoil myself, so when I made some extra dough recently from selling pieces from my wardrobe that were going unworn, I decided to treat myself to my first Trashy Diva piece. I umm‘d and ahh‘d over which direction to go–dress or skirt? Chambray or gingham? Oh, or seersucker? Eventually, I settled on the first ever TD piece I had fallen in love with: the Apple Tart dress.
For some reason, I thought for a long time that Lady K Loves only made jeans and tops. Somewhat recently I saw Amanda (Modern June Cleaver) of Junebugs and Georgia Peaches wearing their Say Yeah top and Darling skirt set in seersucker white and blue stripes and fell in love. I hopped on the website immediately but couldn’t find it. It must have sold out after their promotion, I figured. Damnit.
Modern June Cleaver looking goddamn adorable. Image property of Junebugs & Georgia Peaches
Fast forward to the Christmas sales period and an Instagram post from Lady K Loves about their own sale made me decide to check out what they had to offer. I saw the same set I had wanted available in red and clicked through to have a closer look, only to realise: AHA! It’s there, they had it, my beloved blue stripes! All their items that are available in different colourways are listed on one page for that style item, with a drop down menu allowing you to choose what colour fabric you prefer. On mobile this wasn’t immediately obvious to me the first time I checked for the set, hence I missed it. But for £19 for the top and £25 for the skirt I finally ordered the set I so wanted and couldn’t wait for it to arrive. Continue reading