I have a sick obsession with pin-up girl clothing. Not the tiny two-piece bikinis and shorty faux waitress uniforms, but the real glamour side of it. The tight fitted knee length dresses or pencil skirts with awesome architectural detailing and tailored tops that always seem to accentuate the positive and never the negative. Whenever I find the perfect twill material I always make something new in this style. I also find myself endlessly surf-shopping rockabilly/pin-up girl clothing sites, so imagine my surprise when I pass a shop on Monday night with a stunning red 20s style retro dress in the display. I was in a hurry, so I figured I would stop in last night. Now imagine my surprise at finding the following two things: 1) It was cheaply made, I mean seriously shitty and 2) It was $144.00!
Now $144 would have been okay if it had included any of the following: been well-made, made my body look 2 sizes smaller or had guaranteed that my date tonight would have fallen on his knees the minute he saw me and thanked the Goddesses for my existence. Since I knew the first two to be incorrect and I highly doubted the last one, it was just too much for my budget.
All of this now feeds to my current obsession - now what the fuck do I wear for my date tonight?