Anniversary Sale Week 1: Minty Fresh

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If you’re looking for a flirty frock to finish out the season – don’t overlook the adorable Minty Fresh vintage dress!

This super-cute piece boasts a billowy light fabric, sweet light green hue and retro micro pleats. Great for wearing the final days of summer or for layering with boots and a pleather jacket come fall. And if you happen to snatch it up this week – you can take an additional 40% off the price by using coupon code “saleweek1” during checkout.

Also – don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a $50 Pierogi Picnic gift certificate in honor of our five year anniversary! Details can be found here.

Anniversary Sale Week 1: Dainty Days

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This is the week for all things vintage in the Pierogi Picnic Etsy shop! Celebrate our five year anniversary by taking 40% off all vintage items – like the adorable Dainty Days dress!

With a beautiful blue-violet hue, cozy textured fabric and over-sized lace collar, this would make a great transitional piece for the coming season. Originally priced at $36, you can scoop it up for only $21.60 by using coupon code “saleweek1” during checkout.

Get in on the fun while your favorite piece are still available!

Item of the Week: Sweet Stitch

My obsession with sweatshirts continues with this new and uber-comfortable pullover design!

Handmade from pre-loved men’s tops, my new “Sweet Stitch” ladies fit sweaters have the cozy goodness of fleece with a cute cut that flatters and smooths. Including a subtle hi-low bottom hem, 3/4 length sleeves and a loose fit, these sweatshirts are trendy while retaining a classic winter chic.

Embellished with a hand-cut, hand-stenciled design that boasts fun geometric shapes, each top is also embroidered with a contrasting stitch, giving them a detailed charm. Great for wearing with jeans or dressing up with a tunic, leggings and boots, these sweatshirts make a great gift for any green gal this holiday season!

Trends: Peter Pan Collar Mania

I had no idea when I started making the Never Never Land tunics that I would be joining a soon-to-be trend that would take the fashion world by storm. My original inspiration for these tops was a vintage dress I had scooped up years back. In the Spring of 2011 I started experimenting with various ways of hand-making and screen-printing the iconic shape. That’s how my whimsical design (though it wasn’t a trend then!) was born.

Then this past Spring I suddenly started seeing this embellishment everywhere! First it was on the runway, then magazine ads, etsy sellers and now on the streets! I am definitely one to encourage a vintage aesthetic and am thrilled that the look has caught fire. Long live the Peter Pan collar!

Item of the Week: Frills & Thrills

It feels like summer in Chicago – and I can’t bring myself to wear anything with length! That’s why the Frills & Thrills tank immediately came to mind when picking my “Item of the Week.” Made using ribbed cotton, these racer backs tops are embellished with a vintage button and lace, giving them a touch of whimsy while remaining simple enough to pair with almost anything in your closet! I use mine for layering with high-waisted skirts but they also look great with skinny jeans or layers. Welcome summer with me in this adorable design!

Item of the Week: Never Never Land

Peter pan collars are uber popular these days – so it must have been a stroke of genius or ESP when I debuted the Never Never Land design last year. These tops take cotton t-shirts and transform them into cinched comfy tunics. I then screen print the shape of a vintage collar around the necklines for a flirty retro look. Easy to wear and wash – they’re one of my all-time favorite designs.

New Designs: Pumpkin Spice

You know those cool autumn nights where all you want to do is cuddle up in a warm knit sweater and read your favorite novel? That’s exactly what I was channeling when creating this new design! Reshaped from a vintage men’s sweater, this top boasts a cozy over-sized fit, 3/4 bell sleeves, a vivid pumpkin hue and an embellished lace collar. Perfect for wearing with leggings and slippers – I can’t wait to curl up in one of my own!