This might come as a shock to some but when Pin Up Girl Clothing announced the launch of their new “Laura Byrnes Black Label” I was very apprehensive of change. The main issue that plagued me was the higher price point as I am always conscientious of being on a budget. So I decided to sit back and wait to hear from fellow PUG customers on their review of the new line.
Slowly but surely, the rave reviews were pouring in about the high-end quality fabrics and classic day to evening looks available. Hmm…that started to make me think maybe I was wrong to write off the new line solely due to price. Then came PUG’s fabulous Black Friday sale of 30% everything! Ok…now I HAD to take advantage and buy one Black Label piece to see for myself.
What was the item that turned a skeptic into a believer?
The Marlene in Green Tea Knit($128USD on sale for $90USD)
Available in XS to 2X in tea green, navy, black, plum and silver.
My huge dilemma was sizing! According to the size chart I was a medium with exception to my hips (36, 29, 41) but a lot of the fanpage feedback mentioned to order up for a looser fit. I was torn! Thankfully the wonderful Micheline Pitt responded to my plea for help and recommended ordering up to be safe. I am SO glad to have purchased a large, it fit perfectly to be work appropriate.
I cannot tell you how exquisite the heavy knit fabric is! The material has memory stretch, so it will retain its shape and not stretch out with each wear. Did I mention that I am a sucker for kick pleats!
The simplicity of the style allows you to accessorize based on your personality, look, or setting you want. Here are a few ways I like to wear my Marlene.
Thankfully I came to my senses before I missed out on this spectacular new line! I am anxiously awaiting the release of a few new items…stay tuned for more reviews on Laura Byrnes Black Label.