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Vintage Seaside Scenic Border Print Skirt

Over the years, my love of vintage has not only taken over my closets but it has become such a huge part of my everyday life. The wonderful people that I have met through the online communities…sellers and fellow collectors have truly enriched my inner circle of friends. It is incredible how fellow collectors and sellers will genuinely go out of their way to help you find those special treasures, spreading good vintage karma among one another. I have been very fortunate to build my collection full of breathtaking vintage pieces through endless hours of scouring of the interwebs, hands me downs from collectors and developing wonderful relationships with some of the greatest vintage sellers. These rare treasures deserve to be showcased for all to appreciate, so I will start featuring my vintage collection one piece at a time! Be warned…this may take a while πŸ˜‰

  • Skirt – Vintage Seaside Border Print
  • Top – PUG Peasant in mint
  • Shoes – B.A.I.T Demi mint wedges
  • Belt – PUG white
  • Jewelry – Vintage Weiss

With the 1950’s being the epicenter of one of a kind circle/swing skirt designs, it is no surprise that they quickly became an obsession to collect them all. Personally I gravitate towards novelty prints, scenic prints, border prints and of course floral prints…plain is boring! One of the places I find many of my most treasured pieces is on Instagram; either from Vintage sellers or fellow collectors. The most important thing is to be quick, these pieces often get snatched up the moment they are posted. Luckily I was able to acquire many pieces before IG sales became mainstream, now it has really become ultra competitive and often disappointing.

Ages ago, I came across this magnificent Vintage Seaside Scenic Border Print Skirt on IG where the seller mentioned it was a wounded bird but still had lots of life left. Remember, most of these skirts are over 60 years old; often homemade from the 1950’s and passed down over the decades with several different owners. Immediately I got in contact with the seller (sorry, I don’t remember which one this was from) to get all the particulars on the condition and of course, price. There she mentioned the skirt had some rust stains and a few holes in the fabric but they were easily lost in the fullness of the skirt sweep. Because of the condition, she was only asking a mere $60…UM WHAT!?! Luckily there was only one gal ahead of me in line and she decided to pass on it…her loss was definitely my gain!

When the Seaside Scenic Border Print Skirt arrived, I immediately assessed the condition and reinforced the small holes with iron on mending patches. The seller mentioned she had already washed and treated the staining the best she could so I did not attempt to do so myself. Most of the rust marks were on one side of the skirt, so the trick was simply to rotate that to the backside when worn and it indeed gets lost in the fullness of the skirt.

Although there is no known designer information available on this print, it is referred to as “Seaside” by vintage collectors. In this series, there is also Switzerland and Dutch Windmills, all available in various colourways. It is always fun to see the different variations of prints in the various colours since I find they really make each one truly unique. I am the first to admit, I sometimes own the same print in two different colours because I simply cannot resist.

*A special thank you to the lovely ladiesΒ Kelly and Mary of the Novelty & Border Print Group for helping me with the history on the Vintage Seaside Scenic Border Print Skirt.*

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Dreaming of Venice

How many of you took advantage of all the incredible Black Friday and Cyber Mondays deals? With our favorite retailers like Pinup Girl Clothing offering 30% off sitewide, it was definitely an early Christmas for the pinups fashionistas. For the first time in years, I did not set my alarm for 3 am to partake simply because I nabbed my “must haves” prior to the mega sale for fear they would sell out…and they ALL DID! It seems many of you share my love of scenic print skirts as the Jenny Skirt in Italian Landscape flew off the shelves. But don’t fret if you missed out, this is one of their best selling prints from the Spanish Capsule Collection and is sure to be back again soon.

Available in sizes XS-4X ~ MSRP $98USD

IMG_6422 IMG_6437When the Jenny Skirt in Italian Landscape was first released, the sizing was definitely running quite small but subsequent runs were corrected to be true to the size chart. If you read the online reviews on the PUG website, be aware that some of them purchased from the first batch run and might confuse someone to believe they should go up to the next size. I ordered mine from the most recent restock this past fall therefore I can confirm that the measurements are true to the size chart and the size small fits my waist (26-27″) perfectly. The waistband is meant to sit at the natural (high) waist and designed to fit snugly like the true 1950’s silhouettes. The Italian Landscape depicts the most exquisite vintage Venetian cityscape with romantic gondolas. The Jenny Skirt features a gathered full skirt with wide waistband and back zipper closure. At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt sits a few inches below the knees and measures 28″ in length.

IMG_6433 IMG_6442Believe me when I say, photos do not truly capture the striking beauty of the print and rich colours that you experience in person. As a collector of genuine vintage scenic print skirts, I am thrilled to find affordable alternatives which will hold up in the busy lifestyles we all live today without sacrificing the captivating artistry from the past. The infamous PUG Jenny Skirt is known for it’s versatility to mix and match with your existing wardrobe separates. I personally love the richness of the deep red and blue, making it ideal to wear year round. With the super full gathered skirt, there is definitely enough oomph (volume) to forgo a petticoat but looks equally great with one as well.

IMG_6419The Jenny Skirt in Italian Landscape can be dressed up or down simply by what style top and accessories you choose to create your ensemble. PUG has a few different top styles (Sabrina, Lauren, Gia) in the perfect shade of blue to accent the print but don’t let that limit you…white, black, and stripes all pair delightfully together too! With the cold temps now upon us, I opted to pair the Jenny Skirt with the turquoise Gia top, wide black vinyl belt and black pumps.

IMG_6432 IMG_6436Classic scenic prints skirts have transcended decade after decade as their artistry is truly timeless. To see Pinup Girl Clothing restoring some of those lost masterpieces for us to enjoy and admire once again is such a delight. The Jenny Skirt has become a household name and staple in our pinup wardrobes…and we can NEVER own too many!

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