Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Rose of Sharon

It shouldn't surprise anyone that I love Pinup Girl Clothing's Magic of Mary Blair line. The designs are so magical (I've worn other Mary Blair pieces here and here), and I always feel incredibly special when I wear them. However, I wasn't totally in love with the lips & roses print dresses when they first arrived on the site. "Beautiful," I thought, "but not quite kitschy enough." And then I saw these dresses on social media and on bloggers I love, and I immediately changed my mind. PUG had a pretty significant sale recently, and I was convinced to give this lovely dress a shot – and I'm so glad I did! 

It's pretty awesome to have an "inside woman" who can give fit insight, and Ashley recommended that I size down, as the Ella style runs large. I was a little worried about ordering a medium, and it's a tiny bit tight on me right now, but I'm certain that the size large would have been too big (and I'm a large in all of my other PUG pieces, except for the Heidi dress). I really love how the Ella fits on my frame; I think it actually hits my proportions better than the Jenny dresses, and I love the whole bodice of the dress. I was unsure whether to go for this lavender colorway or the pink version, but since I have so many pink dresses (and my girls were rooting for lavender with my skin tone), I think I made the right decision!

Outfit Details
Shoes: Amazon
Petticoat: Amazon
Necklace: similar

I'm leaving tomorrow to go visit Kate for the weekend! I'm taking the train, which is a long trip, but I enjoy it (and it's much less stressful than flying). I have lots to do before I leave (i.e., all of my packing), so I might not be doing another post until Monday... but be sure to tag along on my trip via Instagram! :)

Have a great day!


  1. I wasn't sure about this print in the range either, but the more I see it the more I love it! I think it's the little lips that have convinced me in the end... can't resist a lip print! The whole style suits you perfectly. I worry so much about PUG sizing that I end up avoiding buying anything from them altogether because the customs and returns fees would potentially be astronomical... I always read the reviews on the site and no one seems to agree with each other on how each piece fits! CC

  2. Ahhh! You've got the Jessica Simpson shoes too! Haha! I followed the stylish crowd and got me a pair - they're as comfy as everyone says! The purple in this dress is perfect for you - you always look good in purple in my opinion!

  3. This dress looks absolutely amazing on you! And the design is absolutely adorable!
    x Angela //

  4. That dress is pure gorgeousness!!!

    ♥ Jessica

  5. I really like lavender on you, so feel this was a good choice!

  6. The lavender colorway looks lovely on you and the whole fit of the dress is wonderful.

    I have my regular size in the older yellow rose Ella and I can barely zip it, let a lone wear it, so I actually sized up when I bought this one last week. It's way too big, but I'll just take it in for a better fit. *fingers crossed*


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