Flower Power: Miss Candyfloss Nima Sue Review by Sarah Dietze

I’m a sucker for sweepstakes. The chance of winning, no matter how slim, and the opportunity to daydream about becoming a winner, is too much to resist. Until recently, my last sweepstakes win was a Carmen Sandiego CD-ROM from Wendy’s (I’m dating myself, but still). After entering dress, jewelry and gift card contests from nearly every pin up retailer on Facebook, I was starting to get discouraged. I wanted to win something this millennium.

Pic 1Imagine my surprise when Miss Candyfloss contacted me as the winner of their most recent contest for the Nima Sue dress! I found out after attending the Blackhawks Stanley Cup parade as it passed by my office, so I like to think the Cup brought me good luck πŸ™‚ I responded to Noemi at Miss Candyfloss immediately and wanted to share a little bit about what makes this dress special.

Pic 2The print and color of this dress remind me of the Hell Bunny Mayday Dress, one of my favorite dresses, so it’s perhaps not surprising that I loved the fabric as soon as I put this dress on. I thought the light blue and baby pink might be too much in person, but they’re muted yet springlike.

Pic 3The dress features rushing along the bust, contrast pink trim and a side zipper. The halter straps fasten with three fabric-covered buttons, a nice change from the usual ties. The small fit perfectly – my measurements are 35″-28″-38″ so I lucked out and didn’t have to guess when it came to sizing. The length is perfect for tall gals. I’m 5’9″ and didn’t feel like I was wearing a mini dress, as is often the case with reproduction vintage dresses.

Pic 4While I wish the dress had a full circle rather than a swing skirt, it’s still perfect for twirling. One chiffon petticoat provided enough oomph without making the skirt too poofy. Given the print, I kept accessories simple, but couldn’t resist continuing the floral theme with pink floral earrings and a white hair flower.

The Nima Sue retails for approximately $135 USD and is currently available in XS-4XL from Miss Candyfloss!

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A huge thank you to Sarah for guest posting on Pin Up Persuasion. You can follow her on Pinterest by clicking HERE.

A Little Birdy Told Me…

Often times I find myself shying away from bold funky prints simply because I don’t feel every person can pull them off well. I am more a “playing it safe” kind of gal and prefer to mix solids with bright colored accessories to make a statement. But, there’s always exceptions to the rule right? Well I couldn’t help but fall head over heels in love with the Heartbreaker Monique Birdy Aqua Dress as it was just too damn cute to resist. As soon as JBR Clothing announced it’s arrival, I placed my order.

Available in sizes XS-2X in a variety of colors & prints ~ MSRP $80-96USD

HBMonique3I have to compliment Heartbreaker on their sizing consistency throughout their various styles, if you follow the size chart you are sure to get the right fit. Being my first Monique dress, I opted to order it in Medium based on my experience with the Beverly, Aimee, and so on. To my surprise, the bust was more snug due to the high bateau neckline and side zipper. I would highly recommend sizing up if you are considerably busty; go by your biggest measurements as the cotton has no stretch. Please bear in mind, my bust is 36″ which is the max for the size Medium. The Monique features the signature Heartbreaker A-line style, perfect for those days when you’re not feeling the wiggle or circle dresses. The matching tie belt is perfect to give the illusion of a nipped in waist. At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt length falls perfectly below the knee and pairs well with heels or flats.

HBMonique4What I adore the most goes without saying, the cute little bird print; you can’t not be happy while wearing this dress. I opt to wear mine on the days I feel lack luster getting ready for work as it always brightens my day. The Monique is very comfortable and suitable for many occasions. I truly enjoy the A-line styles as they are versatile for everyday wear. Of all the dresses in my closet, my Heartbreaker Aimee, Beverly and now Monique get the most love.

HBMonique5Accessorizing the Beverly is easy…pair it with your favorite pumps or flats and you’re ready to go. I find less is more when you’re wearing a bold print. A little hair flower will add a finishing touch and not take away from your ensemble. The Monique in Birdy Aqua looks fabulous with nude pumps and a little cardigan on those cooler nights. Two of my favorites colors are teal and orange, who knew they would look so perfect together!

HBMoniqueIf the bold prints are not your cup of tea, the Monique is also available in 30 different colors and prints! There is definitely something for everyone. Don’t be afraid to venture out of your comfort zone once in a while; you’ll never get the chance to fall in love with some of the most amazing fashions.