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Pin Up Persuasion 5th Anniversary Giveaway Bash…WINNERS!!!

bannerfinalAnother exciting Anniversary Giveaway has come to a close and I want to thank you all for participating. It warms my heart to share such fabulous prizes from all of our sponsors with the readers of Pin Up Persuasion. You are the reason why the blog continues and I would not be here five years later without your continued support.

Without further adieu, let’s find out who are winners are…

theoblongboxshop1The Oblong Box Shop $100 Gift Certificate: Kimberley Mersman

lolavonrose1Lola Von Rose Vintage-Inspired Handbag of Your Choice: Chelle Busch

atomicswag1TWO Atomic Swag Sweaters: Nikki Slifka

cecipunch1Ceci Punch Lucite Drops Trio: Mandy Calaway

retroglam1Rowena/Retroglam $75 Gift Card: Marisa Simpson

matchaccessories1Match Accessories Mystery Prize: Tracy Hill

nicoleelainevintage1Nicole Elaine Vintage $50 Gift Card: Ellie DeMilt

milushka1Milushka Hot Red Chili Peppers Charm Necklace: Jasmine Clark

heartofhaute1Heart of Haute Dress of Your Choice: Kelly Pollock-Clemett

theambrosiabowl1The Ambrosia Bowl Not Your Babe Brooch Collection: Melissa Cilliers

missfortune1Miss Fortune £35 Voucher: Andrea W.

niccoco1NicCoco Creations Lorelei Fascinator: Melissa

collectif1Collectif £75 Voucher: Vybuian Bui

punkupbettie1Punk Up Bettie Flamingo Sparkly Delight Mini Dots Hair Bow & Flamingo Hearts Delight Earrings: Carlyn Parker

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Let’s not forget to say a HUGE thank you to our sponsors who made this all possible!!!

All winners will be contacted via email and/or Facebook by Wed. Feb 8. Please keep an eye on your inbox & be sure to respond to claim your prize.

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All prizes must be claimed within 7 days of the winners being announced. Any unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and redrawn on the 8th day from the existing pool of entrants.

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Tweed Never Goes Out of Style

There is nothing more timeless than a gorgeous tweed fabric with its endless variations of textures and colours. It gives a true classic elegance to any design, ideal for the fall and winter months. This season, Collectif released their own spin on the traditional tweed by combining a classic charcoal and black with a hint of sparkle. Luckily for all of us, they created a variety of styles in this fabulous sparkle tweed. Since I am a sucker for the classic 1950s circle skirts, I simply could not pass up the Rosie Sparkle Tweed Skirt paired with the Teal Tessa Knitted Top.

Available in sizes 6-22UK ~ On Sale Now Skirt £31.25 & Top £19.25

img_8914Time after time, I find Collectif’s sizing to remain very consistent to their size guides as I haven’t had any sizing mishaps to date. Based on my current measurements (bust 36″, waist 28″), I fit right in line with their size 10 (Small). From the moment my parcel arrived, I was immediately smitten with the charcoal and black woven lurex sparkle tweed…it is such a magnificent combination! The Tessa Knitted Top has ample stretch to hug your figure flawlessly. The fit was spot on for the Rosie Sparkle Tweed Skirt and has ample breathing room since my waist tends to fluctuate. Although this might look like your average 1950s vintage circle skirt, the Rosie Sparkle Tweed Skirt features POCKETS, is fully lined and comes with a leather look thin belt. The Tessa Knitted Top features a classic off the shoulder fold over collar, with three-quarter sleeves and cropped body. At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt hemline measures 30.5 inches in length.

img_8907 img_8908This Collectif duo is sure to become a staple in any wardrobe, the options to mix and match are boundless. I personally find I gravitate more towards separates through the fall and winter months, allowing me to create new looks for every occasion. The heavy fabric of the Rosie Sparkle Tweed Skirt really gives this design lots of body and structure, very reminiscent of vintage Dior. If you love the look of vintage two piece suits, I highly recommend pairing it with the matching Heather Jacket or Diana Blazer. Since I often shy away from the colour black, the Tessa Knitted Top in teal is a wonderful pop of colour and still classic together. The subtle lurex sparkle tweed is charming and not in your face shimmer.

img_8904 img_8894When pairing the Teal Tessa Knitted Top and Rosie Sparkle Tweed Skirt together, I opted to play up the sparkle with my Splendette Starburst Bangles in clear and teal. I wavered between knee high boots or classic pumps, both looked fabulous with the ensemble. For a more glam feel, I felt the pumps were the right choice but I’ll be wearing stiletto boots for work attire. To maintain an authentic vintage touch, I would not recommend adding a petticoat.

img_8910 img_8901If you come across a fabulous tweed fabric, it is difficult not to want more than just one design. Seeing as I loved the Rosie Skirt so much…I recently picked up the Rita Sparkle Tweed Trousers during Collectif’s annual end of season sale. Luckily for all of you, these pieces are now on clearance and you can score great clothing for a bargain! Make sure to enter to win a £75 Collectif Gift Voucher in our 5th Anniversary Giveaway by clicking HERE!

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Pin Up Persuasion 5th Anniversary Giveaway Bash!

There is no doubt about it, 2016 was one of the most challenging years since I began blogging but thankfully my readers stood by me through thick and thin. The overwhelming love and support while I was sick is truly humbling, I cannot thank you all enough for your kind words of encouragement. We made it to 2017….which is believe it or not, marks 5 years since Pin Up Persuasion began! How time sure does fly by when you are having a blast!

bannerfinalAs a token of my appreciation to the Pin Up Persuasion fans new and old, it’s time to kick off our annual blog anniversary giveaway bash! Let’s begin by thanking all of our incredible sponsors for donating such spectacular prizes…without them, none of this could be possible. Make sure to enter all the prize below, you are eligible to win each and everyone. If you run into any problems while trying to participate, please email me at pinup_persuasion@hotmail.com.

Contest starts at midnight January 11th & ends at midnight February 1st.

Winners will be selected and announced right here on the blog…so make sure to check back to see if you’re a winner!

theoblongboxshop1CLICK HERE to enter to win The Oblong Box Shop $100 Gift Certificate.

lolavonrose1CLICK HERE to enter to win a Lola Von Rose Vintage-Inspired Handbag of Your Choice.

atomicswag1CLICK HERE to enter to win TWO Atomic Swag Sweaters.

cecipunch1CLICK HERE to enter to win the Ceci Punch Lucite Drops Trio.

retroglam1CLICK HERE to enter to win the Rowena/Retroglam $75 Gift Card.

matchaccessories1CLICK HERE to enter to win a Match Accessories Mystery Prize.

nicoleelainevintage1CLICK HERE to enter to win a Nicole Elaine Vintage $50 Gift Card.

milushka1CLICK HERE to enter to win the Milushka Hot Red Chili Peppers Charm Necklace.

heartofhaute1CLICK HERE to enter to win a Heart of Haute Dress of Your Choice.

theambrosiabowl1CLICK HERE to enter to win The Ambrosia Bowl Not Your Babe Brooch Collection.

missfortune1CLICK HERE to enter to win the Miss Fortune £35 Voucher.

niccoco1CLICK HERE to win the NicCoco Creations Lorelei Fascinator.

collectif1CLICK HERE to enter to win a Collectif £75 Voucher.

punkupbettie1CLICK HERE to enter to win Punk Up Bettie Flamingo Sparkly Delight Mini Dots Hair Bow & Flamingo Hearts Delight Earrings.

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All prizes must be claimed within 7 days of contest end. Any unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and redrawn on the 8th day from the existing pool of entrants.

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Be A Flamingo in A Flock of Pigeons

Each year we all get super excited when our favorite vintage reproduction brands show us sneak previews of their upcoming collections at the bi-annual tradeshows such as MAGIC and London Edge. The anticipation is profound but also torturous. We are seeing new sample designs that are not due to be released for several months since designers are always planning two seasons in advance. Last winter, Collectif Clothing showcased a show stopping dress that made many of us swoon with delight. To make the wait even more gut wrenching, this dress was delayed in production until the end of the summer season. Although she will have to stay tucked away in my closet until spring, the Vanessa Striped Flamingo Dress deserves to take center stage for all to see!

Available in sizes 6-22UK ~ MSRP £129.00

img_8754Luckily Collectif sizing remains very consistent to their size chart and it is easy to find the right size every time. Lately my waist measures 28” so I opted to go with the size 10UK (Small) seeing as there is no stretch to the fabric. When my parcel arrived, I was very surprised at how heavy it was for one summer dress but I had no idea how special the Vanessa Dress truly is. The fit was phenomenal, ample room for comfort and zero gaping around the straps which is such a relief for us petite ladies. The Vanessa Dress features a boat neck with scooped back, full box-pleated skirt with….get this…a built in petticoat and contrasting white satin sash. Made from a luxurious satin fabric, featuring the most gorgeous flamingo border print and accented by the light blue/white stripes. At 5’-4” tall, the hemline falls several inches below the knees.

img_8752 img_8770There is no doubt that the Vanessa Striped Flamingo Dress is for those of us who love to make a statement when walking into a room. Now I know many customers were very put off by the high price tag in comparison to Collectif’s usual designs but I can attest that the investment can be clearly seen in the gorgeous satin fabric and detailed construction which was used to create the Vanessa Dress. Bespoke prints like the magnificent flamingo floral border take extreme precision for proper placement to ensure the design looks flawless. Another point to make mention, the satin will be quite wrinkled out of the package due to how delicate the fabric is and requires a bit of patience to steam it to be silky smooth again. The Vanessa Dress is not your basic everyday basic summer dress; it deserves to be worn for special occasions and appreciated for its unique charm.

img_8759Sometimes I find less is more when it comes to accessorizing especially with the gorgeous flamingo print that deserves to take center stage. I simply paired the Vanessa Dress with complimentary plastic bangles and the Pleated Toe Wedges in white by Remix. Since there is a built in petticoat, there is no need to add one unless you wish to create a more voluminous look.

img_8757 img_8756The old saying “good things are worth waiting for” rings true with the spectacular Vanessa Dress. Although I hate to tuck her away for the cold winter months, I know it will be one of the first dresses I reach for once summer arrives. Now we can start counting down the days until the upcoming London Edge Expo to see Collectif’s Collection for Spring/Summer 2017.

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