Red, white, and BLOOM.
It was the 4th of July and I was ready to finally wear my new Pinup Girl Clothing dress (by Micheline Pitt) I recently coveted from the new Slapback shop in Brooklyn for the 2nd Annual Rockabilly Night Market. Last year I dressed up in a nautical sailor ensemble by Betsey Johnson (click to see last years post) but this year I wanted to take a more tropical approach to this american holiday by wearing this beautiful Sarong dress that was still elegantly adorned in red, white, and blue. When I found this dress at the Slapback shop I was immediately in love. If it wasn’t for Renee’s shop, I wouldn’t have many of the great vintage repro dresses I have now and thanks to her, I now own a few Pinup Girl Clothing pieces and am even more in love with the brand. Since I often fear ordering online because some companies run too big or too small, I can always count on going to the retro shops here (we don’t have many) to see what personally fits me best. This dress fits my shape like a glove and can you believe it is my first sarong dress ever? Ok, well maybe I have another one lost in my closet somewhere. However, this one is my absolute favorite! It is certainly a dress you want to celebrate your independence in. And after taking a few outfit photos before the night market in my pinup girl clothing ensemble, I just had to turn this into a separate post because the pictures came out great! I must say..I blame the dress! The colors, the print, and the fit was incredible and I hope you all enjoy how I styled around it. When you dress good, you feel good, and what a great way to start my independence day! Before it got unbearably hot and I turned into a sweaty mess I found this beautiful unfinished wall by Ian Kualii. It already looks great but I can’t wait to see what he does next! Of course I took the opportunity to document my outfit in front of it and what a perfect location. I’d like to think I am some reincarnated Puerto Rican pinup who never got the chance to be discovered in the 50s. I hope I get to live out her legacy in a dress like this. ❤ I love that it has a bolero I can toggle on and off. To accessorize around the dress I sported my vintage blue framed cat eye glasses, red cocktail earrings, and a red hair flower. I also kept it very tiki with my wooden bangles. All thrift and flea finds. For a purse I wore my vintage hat box which fits my SLR perfectly.And for shoes I sported these Moschino candy apple pumps that has leucite heels. A retro modern approach to vintage fashion.Hope you liked my outfit!!