A Change of Heart

Often times there are certain styles or designs that I find quite lovely but can’t help feeling they are best suited for other pretty ladies. After becoming a clothing hoarder in earlier times, I have forced myself to make wiser purchases and not try to own everything that I find delightful. This is no easy task when you see these beauties on other fans and wished you owned it too. When Pinup Girl Clothing first released the Jenny in both skirts and dresses, they quickly became an instant fan favorite. For months I held strong…that is until I saw the Jenny in Cherry Border Print on fellow PUG fans like Miss Victory Violet. Sadly they sold out almost immediately and weren’t restocked in time for my Black Friday order. To my surprise one of my favorite Canadian Retailers, Retroglam.com had the Jenny available during their incredible Boxing Day Sale. It was meant to be!

Available in sizes XS to 2X in a variety of colors & prints ~ MSRP $142USD

IMG_2156When ordering PUG, it is always recommended to follow the size chart along with the notes stating to size up or down based on the particular style. I had heard other PUG fans were finding the Jenny to come up small in the waist and suggested sizing up. After checking with a couple close friends who own the Jenny, I decided it was best to follow the size chart and ordered a size Medium based on my measurements (36-28-40). This was definitely the right call, the size Medium fit wonderfully in both the bust and waist. If you happen to be in between sizes, go by your largest measurement since the Jenny has no stretch in the cotton sateen fabric. The Jenny is designed with a built in boning throughout the bodice with adjustable straps and full gathered skirt. I absolutely love the adjustable straps since this avoids the need for alterations; something I often have to do because straps are always way too long. The Jenny comes with a contrasting grommet belt, ideal to cinch the waist and stays in place unlike the slide styles. At 5′-4″, the full skirt falls just below the knee.

IMG_2157Initially the Jenny did not really appeal to me simply because the solid shades were just not my preferred color choices. It was exciting to see more colorways and fun prints being released shortly there after. Seeing that the PUG Heidi in cherry is one of my all time favorite dresses, I knew the cherry border print Jenny was going to be the same. The print is absolutely incredible and I really appreciate how it’s quite different than what we have seen before with the over saturation of cherry motifs these days. Over time, I do anticipate having to remove the built in plastic boning as it is bound to warp when sitting for long periods at my desk.

IMG_2145The versatility of the simplistic design makes it perfect for a variety of occasions. Pair it with a cute cropped cardigan and round toe pumps for a look that will go from day to night. The gathers in the full skirt create a lovely fullness, no petticoat required.

IMG_2144Once we overcome this brutal winter, I cannot wait to wear my Jenny to work and everywhere else for that matter. I’ve learned to never say never when it comes to buying a particular dress…you never know which one may turn up in your closet.

Pin Up Persuasion’s Holiday Giving Campaign 2013

HGCLogoLast year, one of our local radio stations hosted a campaign during the holidays to give back to those needing a helping hand for various reasons. It was incredible to see so many local businesses donate to the initiative in order to help these families in need over the holidays. Needless to say, their stories of hardships brought tears to my eyes every morning when they announced the chosen recipient. I was beyond touched at how much this small act of kindness gave them hope during the VERY difficult times they were faced with.

Many of us are blessed with good health, financial security and loving families to spend the holidays with. This is our opportunity to give back to those who need a helping hand but may not be willing to ask.

The Pin Up Persuasion Holiday Giving Campaign is your chance to spoil that special person who would never do so for herself due to a personal hardship she may face. Our fabulous sponsors have really outdone themselves with these incredible gifts for the chosen recipient…

Orchard CorsetCorset & satin laces of choice

Orchard CorsetJBR ClothingLux De Ville Handbag & Besame lipstick of choice

JBRClothing

Rowena/Retroglam.comHell Bunny dress of choice

RetroglamBlame Betty$100 Blame Betty Giftcard

BlameBettyCollectifFaux pearl necklace & matching drop earrings

CollectifPunk Up BettieAnchor necklace & matching hair bow

PunkUpBettieBetty Le BonbonBLBB apron of choice

BLBBFluffMolly Mermaid makeup bag & matching frame wallet

Fluff PrizeCeci PunchSugar skull necklace & bow drop earrings

cecipunchTo submit a nomination, please include your full name and contact information, along with a paragraph stating why you have chosen this person to be selected as the recipient of the Pin Up Persuasion Holiday Giving Campaign. All nominations must be submitted to pinup_persuasion@hotmail.com, no later than Friday, December 20 at 11pm(EST). The recipient will be selected at random and announced on Monday December 23, right here on the blog.

A heartfelt thank you to all our generous sponsors for truly making this campaign possible and I hope to continue the Pin Up Persuasion Holiday Campaign as an annual event.