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Friday, March 21, 2014

Pretty Birdie

When the Mustard Birdie dress was shown as a sneak peek on Pinup Girl Clothing's social media sites I almost fell off my chair. I own the Birdie already in the red rose print but after first seeing this glorious mustard fabric I knew I had to have it ASAP!

The Birdie is the dress that you MUST HAVE in your PUG collection. It's flattering, comfortable and suits so many different occasions. The bust is a faux wrap so you won't have any slips or movement and 3/4 sleeve hides any upper arm issues you might have. I'm wearing this style in a size XL and it's spot on for fit around the waist and bust. The arms are roomy and a little looser than I expected but this just makes the dress even more comfortable to wear. 

Just a few days prior to this shoot I wore this dress to a wedding and the compliments came in droves! People loved the fabric and construction and being a walking mental catalog for the website I told all the admirers about the 'coming soon' prints and all other styles available in this design.  

With fuller skirts I tend to add more volume under the waist with a petticoat. I've paired this brilliant fabric with my maroon Hell Bunny petticoat and they really complement each other.

Prior to getting this dress I was really worried about what shoes to wear with such a print. After looking all over the internet I found my stunning Reel Deal pumps from Luichiny in a dark forest green and they match perfectly!

These platform pumps not only suit the print and colours in the fabric but they are really comfortable as well! I'm usually one to steer clear of such thin heels but these are easy to walk in!

But for the wedding last week I choose a smaller heel for all day wear and found these adorable Fox shoes at Beserk. Made by T.U.K Shoes these super sweet shoes will draw just as much attention as your dress! They are super soft, comfortable and even feature a little orange fox tail on the back! I now want the red check version of these. 

While shooting the Birdie I snuck in another new favourite style on the website - The Lauren Dress!!!!!

Now I've been lusting after the Lauren tops for a while and I thought it was about time I tried out this new shirt style in dress form. The Lauren Dress and top's are divine. They mold to your curves and work amazingly on large busts. I chose this style in size Large as I find the bengaline fabric works better on curves the tighter it is. Now bra wise with this style you'll have to wear something that has a very low plunge as this neckline is deeper than you realize. 

The vamp like collar is such a brilliant detail and will stay perfectly in place as it has 3 hook and eye closures at the back. 

I adore the fit of the Lauren dress and how it hugs my curves. The fabric on top is soft yet not as stretchy as the bottom so be sure to allow for an inch movement max. The deep green is fantastic and now I think I'll have a full Lauren style addiction much like the one I had for the Doris Top. My next purchase will be as many Lauren Tops as I can afford! Be sure to check out all the styles here

My basic rule with Pinup Girl Clothing is simple : Non Stretch - Stick to XL, Stretch : Size it down. I've found this works perfectly with my measurements and I've had no issue yet. 

These two brilliant pairs of green shoes pair perfectly with both dresses. I searched high and low for two pairs for both comfort and height so you are sorted!

Many thanks to my brilliantly talented photographer Brooke Orchard who created these images. We have only started working together this year but I'm 100% smitten with her vintage style and skills. I can't wait till we create more magic together.


  1. The birdie dress is amazing! I love how you combined it with the perfect matching shoes and pettycoat.

  2. Hi Teer!
    You look stunning as always!
    May I ask you of you wear any shapewear under your clothes? I love your figure, and since I don't look as good as you I'm always looking for some good shaping lingerie... Thank you for your help!