We partnered with Denialle over at The Oblong Box Shop who has provided one of the most versatile "staple separate" tops either of us have ever worn and even better, it's only $20! It's called the "Sweetheart Pinup Top" and The Oblong Box Shop offers it in a myriad of colors. This cute-as-a-button top features a sweetheart neckline with a cute twist along the bustline. It also has gathering along the sides that brings attention to the waist, but also gives a slimming affect. With thick straps and stretchy fabric, this top will accommodate many sizes (hide thing bra straps). It also comes with lightly padded cups for added support or if you're one of the lucky few that can get away with it, to help you rock the top without a bra.
How did Amelia style it?Amelia is wearing the Sweetheart Pin Up Top in Cobalt in a size small. I had way too much fun outfitting this top, because it is so versatile! The color blue is seriously so amazing, and complimented my pale skin perfectly. It's the type of color that would look amazing on any skin tone! I paired the top with the Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny Skirt in Neverland Print (which we talk about here). I love the color combination of pink and blue, and it helps that the skirt also has multiple blue tones through-out it. Running with my color theme I wore a blue brooch and a pink flower. One of the amazing things about the top is how well it fits. It is form fitting so it makes your figure look amazing! Seriously, I don't know if it makes my boobs or waist look better. haha (this is June and I just want to say that Amelia looks like a cotton candy dream in the photos below. )
I call this my art teacher skirt, because it just screams "lets finger paint something" to me. I love the colors of this vintage skirt, and the color blue in the skirt perfectly matches the top. I also pinned on an adorable gold bug brooch that June bought me, because it makes me think of her and that makes my little heart happy. Although, I paired this skirt with two circle skirts it would look amazing with high-waisted shorts! Honestly, I want to buy some just so I can pair it with this top. Maybe I'll get red ones so I can be a little sailor (or Spiderman). I'm already planning to purchase the jade version of this top as soon as it comes back into stock, because that color green is perfect!
How did June style it?June is wearing the Sweetheart Pin Up Top in Coral in a size small. I absolutely love this top, but I will say, the jade was out of stock and the coral was out of stock in a medium and those were my top two choices, because they're colors I don't really own. For that reason, I went ahead with the small, but I found the top to be very true to size so my future Pin Up Sweetheart Tops will be mediums, but I poured my boobs into this top anyways just for y'all! haha. I absolutely loved the feel of this top and the twist along the bustline. This is totally an oxymoron, but's it's obvious in a subtle way. It draw's attention to the butstline of the top, but not your actual.... bust. haha
Did we mention that this top is super versatile? (Trick question, we mentioned it a bajillion times already but it really is.) I love that it can be worn by itself, or as an under-layer or pop of color with a cardigan or jacket over it. I bought this suit from Bettie Page Clothing at the beginning of the year when my Property professor told us when we brief cases in his class, we are expected to "dress like we would for Court" (lord help us, I haven't had to brief yet.) I've been trying to decide what to wear under the jacket and tried both black + white tops and various styles of tops, but I really love the coral and sweetheart bustline. I imagine the jade or red would look just as adorable and I'll be buying a few more of these to wear under my suits (yawn, suits). I would also like to note, that I still feel totally awkward in a pencil skirt and I want to run and hide inside my petticoat.
The Oblong Box Shop was also sweet enough to send us these adorable glitter + resin earnings! Denialle actually makes these herself (which is awesome). They come in 4 colorways and can be made with nickel free posts or clip-on backs (the nickel free part is super important to those of us who are allergic to nickel and swell like a balloon every time it's near.) These are June's first post earrings since she decided not to wear her plugs anymore, but she made 'em work.
Also, for those of you able to attend, The Oblong Box Shop is hosting a Pinup Pop-Up Shop on July 19th with special guest Tess Munster, model + body positive activist extraordinaire. They will have hair, makeup, nails + the opportunity to do mini photo shoots on site! This sounds like so much fun and we really wish we could attend but since we are across the country and cannot, we hope you can!
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