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I was of the greatest fortune to be able to un-expectantly pick up the BLUE Heidi from my recent trip down to Rowena’s in Edmonton, AB. Of course my immediate reaction was to pull it from the rack because it was in my size; the blue was a different story.
My career in purchasing PUG Heidi’s and Netti’s has been a bit reverse for my shopping experience than most shoppers, I am buying first because of the cut of the dress and then the colour comes second.
A fresh take on shopping because I never really know what colours might end up in my closet. I do have a blue and white anchor motif Netti yet this was my first solid blue piece.
I was not shocked that I LOVE it and that I will be able to work my magic of swapping out crinolines and belts, this day I chose to go with white yet depending on the look your after what colours you pair this dress with will help direct it to the look.
Other options would be red and black whom I think will lend to a more sophisticated look.
Weather has changed around up here for me so I was excited to have this dress to step into town for my first dress of the season.
Being Blue is not as bad as you might think it is.. xx
A trip to Edmonton in my house is a signal something NEW will be purchased from Rowena’s on Whyte Ave. In the past I have purchased accessories and shirts for my Miss. H and this time I bought the Hell Bunny Mystic dress.
Since we are not in the area of the shop sizing is an issue for us YET after Miss. H measured herself and followed the sizing chart on the website we were able to determine she would fit an XS.
I was pretty confident from previous purchases that if it did not fit, she would grow into it and I also knew she would have this piece for sometime because of the elastic insert in the back of this particular dress.
I first decided on this dress because of the print, we are equestrians so the cheeky vampire unicorns was most fitting as well as their pink and lavender colour set on a black back drop with cupcakes and cute skulls. Two nice shoulder straps hide a undergarments and she was happy to have the longer length as this is her first dress.
Upon calling Miss. H at home and posting only a picture of the fabric, she was on-line in a flash and figured out what we had bought her. Once we returned home even in her utter excitement it did not take her long to get dressed and show off her new pretty dress.
I really like the shape on her and the neckline of the dress. It fits her well and I am super happy that I know I can confidently purchase the Hell Bunny dresses for her and they will fit. Miss. H does not want to wear a crinoline or petticoat with this dress as that is more my style YET this dress would look great with one as well.
When I was at Rowena’s I noted there were a couple colour variations and Miss. H told me there was also a shorter version with a halter neckline.
Super CUTE..! If you have a teen and are looking for a party dress or any occasion dress I would scoot down to Whyte and pop into Rowena’s to see what they have, you never know what you will find. In fact you will find a complete outfit.
Tell them the Boss Mare sent you..xx
Winter is here in my neck of the woods so new dresses and pretty things hold off until spring. It is to cold to wear dresses and my attention is condensed and more focused on the horses needs.
All of the fore mentioned soon went out the window when I saw her come up in my news feed. There was another Exclusive PUG Heidi and this time being sold through Blame Betty in Calgary, AB.
I was thrown off track that morning and found myself distracted about the news.
This Heidi was all black with white polka dots and black belt. The advertising pictures would show a range of ladies wearing her and they all looked fabulous..!
My hunny suggested I get her and so this would inspire my first purchase from Blame Betty as well as my first online purchase. It was very easy to register to the site and complete the purchase of this Heidi. I was able to choose a shipping option and my dress arrived on the date it was forecasted to arrive.
I am not sure about other girls when you get a package such as a dress in the post you must try it on. Even with the minus temps and the wind kicking up something good I wanted to get outside and get a couple of snaps wearing it.
I am always a fan of black and white and I really adore this print as I can swap out my crinoline colours and shoes to make for a different look. I really am excited for spring now so I can really wear her.
I would pick one up for yourself before stock is low. I am not sure if they are one run stock so you don’t want to miss your chance to own one of these lovelies for yourself.. xx
If it were not for the stars aligning perfectly in my favour I am not sure I would have looked further into this special edition PUG Heidi dress. As I am a collector of Heidi’s and my preferred retail shop being Rowena’s, you guessed it. This would be my lucky dress ❤
Word was out that PUG released an Exclusive Heidi dress in a decadent Red Floral print. The catch was that there are only 2 retail shops in the world that have been stocked and are selling this heavenly creation, Rowena’s and Top Vintage. I picked mine up through Rowena’s and their website http://www.retroglam.com
If you are connected to any other Pin Up Blogs, Pages or Groups you may have already started to notice a wave of reviews of the “Limited” edition Heidi, or the “Exclusive” Red Floral Heidi from PUG.
I am not one for jumping on a band wagon yet I had to snatch this beauty up while she was presented to me. How could I not have her be part of my collection.
My desire and perspective of this Heidi is much like that of a connoisseur. Her soon rarity and the presence she commanded through picture I knew she was the right colour direction I wanted to own.
I find this print to be unlike the rest of the Heidi prints available and I love that no matter the print the Heidi always look slightly different.
So here I am yet another PUG enthusiast eagerly waiting on the Post to see if their new dress has arrived. I really felt with this dress she would demand a stepping out party.
Weather is soon changing for me up North and I want to have ample opportunity to wear her.
This is by far the most glamorous of the Heidi prints in my collection and so I am getting excited to see how she will look on me.
As I do not get post daily or delivered to my home I had to drive to my post box 2 times to see if she was in. Disappointed on my first attempt, I left empty handed. Not the second.
It was hard to concentrate on driving home with the white postal package sat next to me as I did not have a way to open it until I was home.
Upon opening the parcel I noted the fabric of this Heidi was a little heavier weight which appealed to me knowing it would hang just right. I was really excited about the bold floral, a loud splash of red and green this dress hands down will have you noticed.
I proceeded to collect shoes, belts and crinolines to figure out how I should wear her. I started with white shoes and crinoline, then to red shoes and crinoline and stopped. I am yet to try black shoes and crinoline yet know it will work so I am not too concerned.
I wanted to make sure the reds matched and the whites. The dress is a very white “white” so this is something to watch for as I am not sure the white worked as well as the reds.
As I am going to town tomorrow and finally have the opportunity to wear her out I am pondering my hair flower colour and hand bag to match. I do think this is the most feminine of dress colours and I wish I had a function to attend as this dress would be fitting in a variety of celebrations.
If you have the chance to pick one up I highly recommend her as I am sure she would look fabulous on a range of ladies and I know I was lucky to add her to my collection.
This morning I tried her on again as she was purchased and then I went to town in her as I liked.