Take Me To Miami

Summertime is so short lived for those of us living far north of the equator that we have to savor each day to wear fabulous frocks. This year we are getting extra spoiled with lots of sunshine and hot temperatures earlier than ever. Of course on those sweltering days we need lightweight clothing to keep us looking stylish and cool. Instinctively I reach for my new Olivia Blue Day Dress from Zoe Vine with a fun 1950’s Miami theme novelty print.

Available in sizes S-XL ~ MSRP £80.00 On Clearance Now for £45.00

IMG_8138 IMG_8152After loving the fit of my first Zoe Vine dress last fall, I felt confident that their size Small would work well again with the Olivia Dress. Although my bust (36”) is larger than the chart, I found there was ample room to avoid sizing up. As luck would have it, the Olivia Dress fit wonderfully from head to toe; I was amazed how it hugged my figure perfectly. The Olivia Dress features a sleeveless boat neck with gathering under the bust, a flattering ruched cummerbund with gathered swing skirt and back invisible zipper closure. The delightful 1950’s Miami print is hand drawn featuring beachgoers, palm trees, pink classic cars and tourists seeing the sights, all set on a striking blue background. At 5’-4” tall, the hemline falls just below the knees.

IMG_8125 OliviaThere was no doubt in my mind that the Olivia Dress was making its debut while vacationing in Minneapolis and a perfect match to feature with ‘Ole Vera the 1948 Buick Super 8. The pleated bodice on the Olivia dress in combination with the cummerbund detail makes this style very slimming and extremely comfortable. I really love the modest neckline as it makes the sleeveless element still very conservative even for the workplace. The subtle novelty print really makes this dress something special but not overpowering to the eye. One thing I did find was that the lightweight cotton fabric skirt was a bit transparent in certain lights therefore I suggest wearing either a simple nude slip or petticoat.

Olivia2 IMG_8145Surprisingly I own little blue in my wardrobe but luckily the Olivia Dress is super easy to accessorize. With such a fun beach theme, I chose to pair it with multi-coloured bangles and brown tooled leather wedges from Remix. Although the Olivia can be worn either with or without, I chose to add a little extra volume with a white petticoat to showcase the fabulous novelty print.

IMG_8150If you smitten as I am with the Olivia Dress, now is the time to scoop one up for a steal on clearance for only £45.00! This limited edition Miami print is sure to delight your summer wardrobe while keeping you cool.

A special thank you to my lovely photographers Lucas Mark and Julie Abnet.


Pin Up Persuasion 4th Anniversary Giveaway Bash!

With 2015 coming to a close, there have been so many great memories to be thankful for and I could not have done it without all the wonderful readers of Pin Up Persuasion. With each passing year, I find myself growing and learning as I continue my journey in the pinup vintage lifestyle. It is such a blessing to be able to share my passions with fabulous pinups that span around the globe. Four years ago I began a new venture into blogging and I never imagined it would have flourished into something so life changing.

Banner2bAs a token of my appreciation to the Pin Up Persuasion fans new and old, it’s time to kick off our biggest blog anniversary giveaway bash yet! Let’s begin by thanking all of our incredible sponsors for donating such spectacular prizes…they truly outdid themselves this time. 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 4th & 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!


CLICK HERE to enter to win the Pin Up Persuasion Dita Von Teese “Your Beauty Mark” Book & Mac Lipstick Prize Pack.


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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.