Neverland Jenny DRESS from Pinup Girl Clothing

 Happy Monday, all!  How was your weekend?  Mine was delightful--and somewhat is still happening--as I have a friend visiting from my home town of New Hope, PA!  It's always so fun to show people my adoptive home of Denver, and my friend is silly, fun, and sweet so it's been great hanging with her the past few days!

ANYWAY, over some sale on sale recently over at Pinup Girl Clothing I finally bite the bullet and bought the Neverland print in the Jenny dress.  As you may remember, in 2015 I reviewed the Jenny skirts that PUG has to offer and it was mostly a rave.  That said, occasionally their sizing is off and while I'm pleased to update that PUG now has individualized sizing charts per item because these decrepensies appeared, I got a few items from back in the day from before this practice.  Perhaps infamously was my Jenny skirt in this print, as it was noticeably too large (photo below).  I was in love with the print so I held onto it, but as I realized this dress was on sale (and I'm assuming was reduced to clear) plus there was an additional 30% all sale items, I bought the dress.  I own a few PUG dresses but none in the Jenny fit and I've been curious for some time.  (FYI: I'm selling my skirt in this print soon, but after I'm a bit more settled into my new place, so head's up!)

So what are my thoughts on the Jenny dress?  I do love the fit, and how there are adjustable straps.  The waist is less expendable than I imagined so I do feel it's a little tight.  Despite this, it's a WAY better fit than the skirt was.  I'm wearing an XS for measure and think a small would be too big.  I imagine it'll expand a little in the waist and if not organically, I've been learning about a steaming trick to loosen the fit of some clothes so I'll try that (and I will report back on how this tactic  works or not too!).  

Honestly, I'm feeling a little Goldilocks-adjacent here with PUG.  I mean, again, I do like this fit a helluva a lot better and therefore will wear it more.  But I think there's reasons why I don't wear PUG as much as I used to and I address some of those reasons in the first half of the countdown I did on my most worn vintage brands.  The fit thing is annoying because they are no longer consistent (despite new size charts this can be frustrating for a myriad of reasons), so in conjunction with my other reasons I'm very curious to see if this brand makes a comeback for me or fades further into the background for me in 2017.  I love PUG, but I've been fighting for that love more than I usually would with a brand I allegedly adore.  Does that make sense?  Anyone else in the same boat??

Style Details:  As I've been mentioning, I am all moved into my new place.  To say I'm all unpacked would be the most adorable statement on planet Earth!  I genuinely thought I unpacked both my green cardigan and/or my teal heels, thinking I would make a Sophie's Choice style decision between styling this with one or the other color scheme.  Instead I had the teal cardigan and green heels, so I did a combo a la half pepperoni and half cheese, vanilla and chocolate ice cream duo cups, and an order of fries that's part regular and part sweet potato!  I think this style duo worked out, maybe better than what I was originally planning with choosing a singular color!  I also used this as an excuse to break out my favorite hunted itf 2016, this mix tape cross body from Kate Spade!  Love is a Mixed Tape by Rob Sheffield is my favorite book, so by extension I do like me a mix tape novelty print and/or item!

Necklace- Kate Spade
Cardigan- J Crew Factory
Brooch- Erstwilder
Dress- Pinup Girl Clothing
Belt- Tatyana Boutique
Purse- Kate Spade
Shoes- Nine West
I hope everyone has a great start to their week!  I'm currently listening to the snow melt through the gutters and such like something fierce because it's already 50 degrees out despite being mid-morning as I type this and will get up to 60 later in the day!  Honestly...this isn't a bad start to a Monday, ha!  XO
~Lauren-Blair Donovan


  1. How adorbs is this dress? I LOVE LOVE it on YOU!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  2. Oh, love this outfit on you! I love all the shades of blue and green you accessorized with.
    NJ seems to be similar to Denver, with how up and down the temps are. It's freezing here now (was 7 degrees when I left for work), but is going to be 58 on Thursday! Can't wait for that.

  3. Happy Monday Lauren, although the wind was crazy last night/this early morning, huh?
    I really love how you paired the mint and green with this dress. I would definitely been more boring and gone with a neutral, but I love this! It's great when I can learn to stretch and try other color combinations!

  4. Love your bright outfit! HAPPY 2017 hun XX

  5. Oh yes, fitting can be a problem and if PUG is not consistent in this area anymore... you know, it's good when we know a brand and know that we can order it and that it will be exactly what we expect. But glad that you got this Jenny dress and that it is OK, not like the skirt, though a bit tight this time :) I liked the color and the print :) Sea, skulls, etc all well matched :) I liked this Pinup girl clothing dress! And the cardigan (and color) and the purse, soooooo nice! So nice is, too, to have your friend visiting you! Hope you have a very nice day, dear Lauren Blair!

  6. Love this bright + happy outfit, lady!

    KC is very similar right now- we had snow last week + freezing temps this weekend, and this morning we woke up and it was 50 degrees and there are thunderstorms in the area! Yikes!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. I've only ever got a PUG skirt. But I agree that their sizing is a bit different from other brands.
    Anyway, you look amazing in this dress. I especially love it with that cardi. Such a springlike outfit. Love!
    Hope you're having a great week.
    Much love,

  8. Love this colour combo!! I've never tried a Jenny dress, this is gorgeous on you! Cute purse too x

  9. I adore this color combo on you! It's just darling! What a cute purse too. I have yet to invest in anything PUG, but it's good to know their sizing is wonky.

  10. I love this dress on you so much. The colors are really great on you and I love love love everything you've paired with this! The green and teal are so cute together with this dress.


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