Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pinup Girl Yard Sale 2014

I finally had the chance to attend the Pinup Girl Clothing Yard Sale this year!  After hearing about the amazing deals they put on I decided it was time.

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?

Pinup Girl Clothing Yard Sale

- 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!




  1. Oh, all three are gorgeous, but my favorite has got to be that skirt. Can't wait to see you in these.

    I've never been to a dale like that, so it was kind of fun to hear about. Glad you made friends in line. Did you pass out your blog business card and/or meet any other bloggers too? :)

  2. Nice finds, lady, and good call on the measuring tape vs. trying on! I do love the purple harlequin dress! I'm interested to see how you felt about the fit of the dresses!

    xox Sammi

  3. I am so jealous!! I wish I lived in Cali, because if I did I would probably be the crazy in line at midnight. Haha. I love all the pieces you selected. Buying less and higher quality items is what I am working on as well. It's better buying items that will last.

  4. Those are great pieces! I love their harlequin print stuff and thats what I would make a priority to get. I would totally go to this sale if they had it somewhere near me, but alas California is a bit of a trek even for a really good sale!

  5. Oh wow this sounds like a dream come true! Getting up that early would definitely be worth it. Your scores look perfect additions to your closet:)
    xo Olivia

  6. You are so lucky that you were able to go! Unfortunately, I live on the other side of the country, otherwise I would have been there as well! I love the middle dress you got the most (:

  7. This sounds like such a fun event! I love the purple and green dress! Lucky you!

    Idealism never goes out of fashion

  8. This sounds like something out of a movie -- the only place I've ever heard of sample sales. Kind of jealous. Also these are stunning pieces!

  9. Looks like you really lucked out on some awesome pieces. I'm in the opposite boat where I rather have quantity over quality for now, but its going to be so lovely seeing the higher quality pieces you will be sporting in the future.


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