Lauren Blair in Mary Blair: Lips and Roses Print in Lavender


Hey all!  This is basically a post to say hey and happy holidays!  Even if you're not in the US, it appears that a lot of online retailers on the international front participate in some form of Black Friday sales...and that's a great holiday worth celebrating!!  I don't celebrate Christmas, so this week is kind of "my Christmas."  Sure, I stock up on some basics and other whatnots, but in the vintage reproduction world, there isn't as high of a turnover as say, mall stores.  Some items are around on websites for a year or two, so when Black Friday (week) comes around it's an awesome feeling to snatch the stuff you've been drooling over for a year or so.  Honestly, this year some sales are (so far) less than impressive, while others are amazing.  My game is a little thrown off, because without naming names, some retailers are doing things WAY differently than past years.  My strategy for getting what I want this week keeps changing, haha.  Regardless, though material goods are not the keys to happiness, I'd be lying if I said that I was less than thankful that I'm getting stuff in the mail soon that I really want.  I maintain and have said numerous times that getting dressed every day is a tiny but powerful part of your day that's in your control, and having as much fun with it as possible is a small way to have more fun in life.  What's your Black Friday (week) plans??  

If you're going out tonight, please be safe and plan ahead how you're getting home!  This is the biggest party night of the year, and the holidays in general are a time where people make a lot of bad decisions on the road, so exercise caution please!  I want to see your beautiful faces in my comments, on Instagram, and in your blog (if you have one) for many moons to come!  And if you're in Colorado, it's supposed to start snowing sometime this evening so be double careful!  


This is the final Mary Blair piece that I own from Pinup Girl Clothing.  I'm surprised it took me so long to show you guys officially on the blog!  I've worn it a bit, but for whatever reason getting it photographed for the blog got delayed by several months.  Time flies!  As you have probably come to know, I love crazy novelty prints.  I also love purple and green, as well as purple and red, so this skirt screamed my name.  The print itself isn't as crazy, which is why I put off buying it for a while thinking I could talk myself out of a floral print, but it really isn't your average floral print at all.  I could stare at this skirt for hours because it's so beautiful and well done.  I'm thankful I did end up getting it.  It's easy to style with almost any color, and because it has a few different hues in it it's an effortless skirt to go from season to season.  As I said, this is my final Mary Blair piece.  If PUG does a huge Black Friday sale on Friday like they did last year, I may acquire one or two more, but we'll see!  Otherwise, this may be my final Mary Blair post!!  For interested parties, last year PUG did a 30% site wide sale, including items already on sale.  I got a few Jenny skirts for something ridiculous like $25, so it's definitely worth following them on Instagram or subscribing to their newsletter if they're a brand you love or have been curious about!!
I've recently added two pages to this blog, one that catalogues posts named after songs and another that catalogues all of the concert stories.  Click the links on to see for yourself!  Happy Friday!

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Comments

  1. I don't plan on shopping the sales (not that there are many in Germany), because Black Friday hasn't really settled into my sales radar yet. It isn't a big thing in Germany, and even though many online retailers participate, I just forget about it usually.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  2. If there was a word for above awesome... That's what you'll be! ❤❤❤

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  3. Super cute skirt!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Black Friday to you! Black Friday is my all time favorite shopping day of the year! I think I know what you mean about some retailers doing things differently this year... I noticed a lot more companies than usual starting (and some even ending) their black friday sales early which really makes me wonder what if anything they will do on actual black friday and the rest of the Christmas shopping season. I love your Mary Blair skirt! I really loved the Mary Blair collection but didn't get anything myself from that collection. I am keeping my fingers crossed Pinup Girl will have a good black friday sale like last year though because I'm really hoping to get two PUG dresses this year <3 But hey, if they don't, I'll probably just take my black friday shopping money to Trashy Diva :P LOL <3 Stay safe this holiday!

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    1. Mine too! It was hella confusing this year, right? Like every day there were different sales, or changing sales. Weird!! Let me know if you got any PUG!!! XO

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  5. LOVE this outfit on you!! I'm interested to see what you'll snage in the sales! I'll have to keep my eye out. :)

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  6. You look so lovely as always, Lauren and wishing you a very lovely Thanksgiving tomorrow! xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  7. you are such a vintage darling!!!

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  8. Loving your red heels styled with this outfit! The sunnies are the perfect addition:-)

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  9. lovely outfits ! looks cute on you !

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  10. Your hair is too cute in that pony! I can't get over how different Black Friday is this year. It seems like retialers are starting way earlier with pre sales and some, like amazon, are doing sales for only certain time frames. Weird haha. Anyway, this skirt is so pretty! I love the colors and gow you piared it with red accessories. Beautiful.

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    1. It was sooooo different! Sales changed, like, daily! Weird! Thank you, doll!

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you get to enjoy it with friends and family. I can't get enough of your colorful-ness and radiant energy. Highly infectious and it's is awesome. Gorgeous skirt and beautiful accessories.

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  12. gorgeous look on you!

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  13. I love the colour combinations here! You look really beautiful :)

    Laura www.shehearts.net x

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  14. Okay hands down this pattern is super cute and I can see why you love it! You have such a wonderful smile Lauren! :D

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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  15. reat outfit! I love your outfit and style! you look gorgeous :) Such a great outfit inspiration :)

    xx Jamie| Love Peace and Shimmer

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  16. your skirt is really beautiful! Love how happy you look
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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  17. omg u look like movie from 50s! love your heart sunnies!
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  18. Happy (belated) Black Friday to you too! I hope you found everything you wanted. :) I really love this outfit! Your heels and sunnies are the perfect touch! And the ponytail is adorable on you!

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  19. I love this look! So beautiful and girlie! Red looks fab on you xxx

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  20. Love the Skirt and your heels! I also wish I had those sunglasses! Red I feel is not my color but it looks great on you. Good luck with your shopping!

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  21. Obsessed with your skirt!! It's so pretty and playful! you look so lovely <3

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  22. Love that halter! It's so old Hollywood. And I too don't celebrate Xmas, so all these deals are great for my wardrobe, bad for my wallet haha.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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    1. Thank you!! Haha, I love hearing a like minded/lifestyle comment!!

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