Pinup Bombshell On a Budget

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “how can I dress in pinup style on a tight budget?” This week, we will feature two ways to achieve the pinup look that won’t leave your bank account in the red. It is courtesy of my girlfriend Amber, who introduced me to Le Bomb Shop after I asked her where she purchased the beautiful top she had on. She went on to tell me that they have pinup style clothing at really affordable prices with great customer service. And here we are today…featuring two fabulous styles from Le Bomb Shop, the “Classic Bombshell Pinup Tank” and the “Pinup Style Surplice Sun Dress”.

IMG_3115 IMG_3152Let’s start with the versatile Classic Bombshell Pinup Tank in royal blue, since it will become an instant wardrobe staple from casual to dressy for only $20. With sizing being considered junior, I opted to order a size Medium as I didn’t want it to be too fitted and knew it had a fair amount of stretch. The fit was spot on and I would not recommend sizing down if you are quite busty. The Classic Bombshell Pinup Tank can be paired with almost any item in your closet, from jeans to your favorite circle skirt. The options are endless and it comes in a variety of colours!

I showcased the Classic Bombshell Pinup Tank by selecting existing pieces from my personal wardrobe to create a fun and sophisticated pinup style. When you’re on a budget, it is a must to make use of what you already own and pair them with staple items to get the most out of your closet.

Top: Le Bomb Shop Classic Bombshell Pinup Tank in royal blue
Skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing Doris Skirt in blue floral
Shoes: B.A.I.T Dennise Red Wedges
Accessories: Red Vinyl Belt & Luxulite cherries brooch

IMG_3109 IMG_3092 IMG_3103 IMG_3106Now onto the Pinup Style Surplice Sun Dress in gray and pink floral, one of the most popular items at Le Bomb Shop at a bargain price of $47. Needless to say, when I saw the soft floral print I was instantly smitten. Being in between sizes, I sized down to a Small since my waist is 27” and the cross over bust would allow for a larger bust size. If you have a large rib cage (mine is narrow), it is strongly recommended that you size up. Again, the fit was wonderful but I did need a little help with the invisible side zipper since those are always tricky around seams. The dress is fully lined, made from light weight cotton and features a lovely knife pleat skirt. Also available in a variety of colours and prints if floral is not your cup of tea.

Once again, I paired accessories from my wardrobe with the Pinup Style Surplice Sun Dress to showcase how to create a simple day look. Unfortunately my trusted thin vinyl belt slipped out of the bag before our photoshoot but thankfully it still looked fabulous even without.

Dress: Le Bomb Shop Pinup Style Surplice Sun Dress in gray & pink floral
Shoes: B.A.I.T Bianca Latte Heels
Accessories: Vintage pearl necklace & Luxulite peach brooch

IMG_3132 IMG_3135 IMG_3142 IMG_3145Le Bomb Shop offers a huge selection of pinup style dresses reasonably priced from $30 to $60. Trust me when I say, you will want to own the Classic Bombshell Pinup Tank in every colour after feeling how incredibly comfortable it is and seeing the multitude of ways to incorporate it with your wardrobe. Follow them on Facebook to be the first to know about all their new arrivals and check out Le Bomb Shops’ fabulous style boards! As a extra special treat to Pin Up Persuasion readers, Le Bomb Shop is offering a 10% discount off your entire order! Use code PINUP10. (10% off orders equal or above $25.00 / expires June 22)