Running from Scary People in our Favorite PUG Items

So, this is another adventure from our personal blog, Junebugs and Georgia Peaches but if you ever wondered what it'd be like to run from stranger danger in a full skirt or full skirt-ed dress... here's a story!

A couple of weekends ago, I drove to Augusta, GA from Nashville, TN to visit my best friend and, amount other things, announce a pinup contest!  We were especially excited because it seemed like a lot of fun, we're both extroverts and it was something out of the norm for us... why not!


To make a long story short, our chaotic morning included insane humidity and me leaving my petticoat in Nashville (this totally wouldn't have been a crisis for other people, but it was for me haha. We rented one from one of our favorite vintage shops, Vintage Ooolle).  Upon stopping to snap a couple photos for the blog in downtown Augusta, a man started rapidly approaching us shouting "where are you purses?!" at us (btw, they were in the locked car) and literally running after us... which was truly horrifying.  We then proceeded to run, in full skirts and heels, and he cut us off around a corner... but not before we luckily made it into the car.  I was surprised neither of us tripped and fell.. though we probably would've laughed about it later.

After our morning run (ha) we appeared at the event to be told "the turnout was bad and they'd proceeded on with the announcements."  We can definitely sympathize, but do wish we'd been contacted (the announcements were done 3 hours prior to our arrival).  Since we were already dressed up with nowhere to go (it was like some bad high school prom movie), we decided we'd head to one of our favorite places, Sno-Cap Drive In.

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While we dress very similarly day-to-day, we've never walked around matching before. We did it for the event so people could pick us out of the crowd a little better (we sort of felt like pinup versions of the twins from The Shining), but if it HAD to be something, we're glad it was our favorite Harlequin Print Jenny items from Pinup Girl Clothing.  It was PRIDE weekend in Augusta as well, so everyone in the downtown area was dressed up and we surprisingly (sort of) blended in.  We got lots of compliments and questions about our attire (including but not limited to "Are you in a play?, Are you going to a party?, and Do you dress like that ALL the time?".  After a couple of cherry limeade's and a visit to a favorite spot, we got over the event thing pretty quickly.

How was your first weekend of summer?

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Comment by Tahitia Belle Fille on July 12, 2014 at 6:37pm

Love the story Amanda! You look absolutely fantastic and your pictures are just beautiful. It sounds like you had such a great time at Sno-Cap and Pride, I love going to Pride events in all out pinup :)

Comment by Aoife 24K on July 13, 2014 at 6:16pm

You dolls looks so cute, so amazing. And turning a negative into a positive is a must for any successful glamour gal. I love that you two are, almost, cut from the same cloth. Keep up with those adventures!

Comment by Katie Ware on July 26, 2014 at 3:35am

Matching is the best! I wonder if you could share you height/measurements Amanda? I'm a petite gal and I love PUG, but the length is such an issue. Being all the way in Australia means if it doesn't work out then you can't return it and wasted $30 on postage, so I always just end up not ordering anything :( Do you ever find them too long in the bodice as well? Any hot tips would be fab! :)

Comment by Sammi on August 7, 2014 at 7:27am

Katie: I'm 5'3" and the only thing I've not liked so far is the Jenny skirt, the skirt on the dress is slightly shorter though, so that was a keeper :)  I wonder if it would help having a 'Petite PUGstylers' group to share this sort of information in?

Comment by Sammi on August 7, 2014 at 8:06am
Comment by Xxx on August 7, 2014 at 5:05pm

Thank you so much Tahitia + Aoife!  Youre such sweet ladies!  We always have so much fun sharing our adventures!

Comment by Xxx on August 7, 2014 at 5:07pm

Hi Katie!  I'm only 4'11" and wear a size small in PUG's Jenny items I find almost everything to be too long in the length AND the bodice but honestly, that's never stopped me from buying things haha.  I don't hem them. the longer the skirt, the bigger the petticoat I wear, it makes them draw up. <3333

Comment by Xxx on August 7, 2014 at 5:08pm

Sammi, I actually LOVE the Jenny skirt and I'm only 4'11".  The Jenny dress doesn't accommodate my bust to waist ratio so I only buy the skirts now and they are my go-to! : )

Comment by Katie Ware on August 7, 2014 at 9:03pm

You guys are the best! Thanks for giving me that info guys - I'm always stalking people on instagram and here and everybody seems to always turn out way taller than I think they look - I suppose I just forget how short I am sometimes. I don't like being too engulfed in my clothes... And don't worry - what I've avoided buying in dresses I've made up for in pants and shorts... LB high waisted goodies keep me going!! On my way over to join that Petites group now - best idea ever!

Comment by Sammi on August 8, 2014 at 1:45am

I like your style Amanda, and I definitely think it's the way I'd go, if I wasn't trying to build my wardrobe from basically scratch with not a lot to spend on it, not to mention I'd probably need a bigger 'dressing room', and to find/make more storage to outfit it with :(

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