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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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Dress For Success Every Day

It feels like winter has been here forever and it is not even at the half way point yet. We are now into the treacherous days of deep cold so my dresses are safely hibernating in the closet. The only things that are getting me through are fabulous jumpers and tops paired with trousers for my daily workday attire. I take a lot of pride to look polished and professional, dressing for success every day…with the exception of casual Fridays. Here are two of my favorite staples this season, the Bobbie Jumper in Harlequin Harvest and Kitty Batwing Top in Purple by Miss Fortune UK.

Bobbie Jumper in Harlequin Harvest ~ £37.99

Available in sizes XS-2X

bobbiejumper2It is no secret that I absolutely adore everything about Autumn, it is the most beautiful time of year. What you may not know is that I have a real soft spot for vintage Harlequin prints, so to me…this is a match made in heaven! Initially I was unsure what size to order as my measurements (bust 36″, waist 28″) were right in between the Small and Medium, but I decided to stay with my usual size Small in hopes for a more fitted look. My decision was the right one as the Bobbie Jumper fit perfectly with enough stretch in the knit to accommodate my bust comfortably. For those of you wondering, it is made from a lovely soft acrylic knit and is not scratchy or irritating on sensitive skin (often seen with knit sweaters). The Bobbie Jumper is intentionally designed as a crop high waist; meant to be paired with high waisted skirts, trousers, shorts or jeans. The rich autumn harlequin print is extremely versatile, ideal to be worn dressy or casual with endless pairing options. Today I wanted to showcase a business casual ensemble, matching the Bobbie Jumper in Harlequin Harvest with the PUG Doris Trousers in Chocolate Brown Crepe accented by a vintage Bakelite bangles.

bobbiejumperKitty Batwing Top in Purple ~ £29.00

Available in sizes XS-2X

kittybatwingSomehow Miss Fortune UK has found a way to convert me from disliking purple to loving it! It all started a year ago with the Carrie Swing Dress in Black/Purple Tartan, since then the colour purple has magically started to appear in my wardrobe more and more. Luckily for all of you, the Kitty Batwing Tops are available in an array of additional colours…and trust me when I say you will want to buy them all! On a quick note, these tops are made to order therefore make sure to allow a little additional processing time when placing an order for these beauties. Once again, I opted to order mine in a size Small based on my measurements (bust 36″, waist 28″). The Kitty Batwing Tops are made from a super comfy jersey knit and feature a classic subtle batwing 3/4 length sleeves, with a high slash neck. They make a terrific wardrobe staple, perfect to mix and match with any bottoms. To switch up my looks, I wanted to showcase a more casual yet still professional ensemble by pairing the Kitty Batwing Top in Purple with cigarette capri pants accented by the Erstwilder Tulips brooch.

kittybatwing2Although we are all dreaming of dress season, aka Spring…we can find solitude in finding fantastic alternatives to help us weather the storm during the cold winter months. Versatile separates like the Bobbie Jumper and Kitty Batwing Top are sure to brighten your wardrobe year round. Also, do not miss out on a chance to win a £35.00 Gift Voucher from Miss Fortune UK in our 5th Anniversary Giveaway Bash! CLICK HERE to enter now. 😀

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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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Delectable Fruitiness

With endless fashion inspiration from the 1950’s, we are truly fortunate to see these classic silhouettes being recreated with a modern twist. Little do many of us realize, the fabulous Hawaiian sarong dresses also come from decades past and are one of the most figure flattering styles that suit all shapes and sizes. When Miss Fortune decided to mix the classic sarong design with fruity novelty print, the Allure Dress in Kiwi became the quintessence of summer fun!

Available in sizes XS-2X in a variety of prints ~ MSRP £56.99

IMG_8344Based on my past experience with Miss Fortune sizing, they are cut a little more generously than the size charts. I was very unsure if the size small would accommodate my large hips, therefore I consulted with Laura at Miss Fortune who recommended to keep with my usual size. (On a side note, my measurements have fluctuated up from the norm post surgery and are currently 36-28-40.) The waist and bust fit spot on but as I had suspected, my hips are currently a little too wide for comfort in the size Small Allure Dress. Luckily, there was a very easy fix to slim those extra inches with my trusted Rago 1294 Girdle. The Allure Dress features a sweetheart halter bodice with faux wrap sarong skirt adorned by a bamboo buckle, a black slit and zipper closure. Made from non stretch cotton, the vibrant lime green kiwis pop deliciously against the sky blue background. At 5′-4″ tall, the sarong skirt falls a couple inches below the knees.

IMG_8334 IMG_8330If you are looking for a fun summertime look, the Allure Dress in Kiwi will feel like a ray of sunshine wherever you go. The vibrant lime green and sky blue are an instant pick me up, I can’t help but feel cheerful in this little number. I enjoy the simplicity of the design and appreciate the wider halter tie straps so that they don’t tug uncomfortably on my neck. The faux sarong front pleating works wonderfully to conceal those trouble areas if you normally shy away from form fitting wiggles. Made from 100% cotton with zero stretch, the Allure Dress is ultra lightweight and perfect for those scorching hot days.

IMG_8341With a huge adoration for fruity motifs and Hawaiian inspired fashions, I knew instantly that I had too many accessories to choose from to pair with the Allure Dress in Kiwi. To keep my look complimentary, I paired the Allure with a mix of bamboo and lime green bangles, white espadrilles and finished off with the Triple Orchid Hair flower in green by Miss Fortune. As mentioned earlier, my foundation garment is the Rago 1294 Girdle which cinches in my hips and creates the illusion of a hourglass silhouette.

IMG_8336 IMG_8342The Allure Dress is a fabulous example of taking inspiration from vintage and adapting it to the needs of the modern day fashionista. For many of us who strive to look put together despite out hectic lifestyles, the Allure Dress will be your fun and easy choice this summer. Also available in lobster print, Hawaiians scenic motifs, sail boats and more!

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