First off, I had to get there early. It opened at 9am but I got in line a little after 7am. I kind of knew there was going to be a line already, but I had no idea it was going to be around the block! There was probably 100-150 people in front of me. I wasn't too worried though, I heard they would replenish constantly throughout the day so everyone had a fair chance to shop.
Once the doors opened they only allowed a few people in at a time. It was a pretty smart move, I wasn't about to get into brawls over a dress! It took about half an hour to actually get in, but once I did it was like a kid in a candy store. They had so much stuff.
At times it got a little crazy, but I didn't see any fights. Most people were looking for the castle print skirts and dresses but I didn't see any rudeness. Just lots of stalking! The dressing rooms were communal and the lines were ridiculously long so I opted out of trying anything on. I had my measuring tape handy and I just relied on taking the measurements directly from the garment. The only thing that was unbearable was the heat! Because we were in a warehouse with so many people, it got really toasty. I had a case of makeup meltdown but it was definitely worth it.
I knew I wanted to get either a Jenny dress or skirt, but I had no idea that they would have nearly every print they carry on the website. It was so hard to decide! Luckily, I made some friends in line (and met up with one of my favorite Facebook swappers) and we were doing our best to help each other pick the perfect pieces. Honestly, I think we did more damage to each other than good. We basically just convinced each other to get everything!
So what did I get?
- Jenny dress in purple and green harlequin
- Jenny dress in red vintage Spanish fan
- Jenny skirt in red and chocolate brown harlequin
Sorry about the photos, I haven't had the chance to steam my goods yet. The quality of their pieces is absolutely spectacular. The fabric is so full and heavy that the skirt needs a nice sturdy hanger just to keep it on! The skirt is maybe a hair too large, but I'm glad I decided to size up. If it needs altering it's a quick fix. The dresses have boning in the bodice and the straps are adjustable which is a definite plus. I can't wait to style them for future outfit posts!
Overall, I spent 160 (way over my original budget!) but I saved 222 dollars. I would certainly consider these investment pieces. I've made the decision to purchase less but buy higher quality these days, so I've convinced myself that I made the right decision :). I will absolutely go to this event every year. It may be a bit of mayhem but it's worth it!
Did you get the chance to go to the yard sale? How do you feel about Pinup Girl Clothing? Let me know in the comments below!