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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.
My NEW friend Heidi..
There was a long stretch of time since I had the privilege of owning a dress.
A few years back I did have a decent collection of casual skirts that were the colour infusion in my closet full of black tops, cardigans and sweaters. The only accessory I would be found wearing were my brilliantly coloured hair flowers and that was me.
My mental space had not yet crossed the threshold, from being in a cute way to being more of a sophisticated or elegant styling. Dresses that were assessable to me were not appealing and so I eventually stopped looking.
After a trip to our nearest city I was spotted wearing my hair flower and it was suggested to me to check out a retail shop that specialized in Pin-Up clothing. Although I had been dressing with a pin-up essence, I was not really conscious of how I was styling myself.
My sub-conscious styling at that time came from the influence of magazines that my husband purchased to keep up to speed with his passion of rods. As we live in the country on a farm my daily attire is anything but cute and going to our closest town did not offer any help.
The day I met Heidi, well she was handed to me by my hubby. This version of her was of a black background and a strong and bright red and green cherry motif. She had red piping on her edges and I had never seen anything like her before.
I was urged into a fitting room where I would try her on. I had to ask for help in order to do up the long zipper on my back. I will never forget the embracing feeling I first had as her fabric caressed me and bound closer to my body as the zipper went up, up up.
I was a casual/comfort dresser with a lot of cute and so her fitted lines were defiantly different and I felt her on me. When I turned and looked in the mirror that first time, I was caught off guard and not really sure who I was looking at. I was glamorous and Heidi fit me in ways that I never saw myself as before, all of a sudden my body made sense.
The Heidi was one of many styles of dresses produced by Pin Up Girl Clothing, I would later discover the world of PUG on-line through their website and FB Page. Although that day I did not leave with Heidi, I did with a Deadly Dames Baby doll in skull print because she suited my foot wear at the time of purchase. The city centre Edmonton is 7 hours away from our home.
That day I declared that every time we come back to the city to check on my husband’s rod build, this Rowena’s on Whyte would be number one on my list.
By the time we got home my husband kept asking about Heidi, he wanted to know when she would be joining my closet and told me over and over again how great she looked on me.
It was the first time he was so eager for me to shop and buy clothing it really got me to thinking. I wonder now if he regrets this as my Heidi collection started with the Cherry Print and now boasts 9 other colours.
I soon discovered the shop (Rowena) that introduced me to Heidi would ship orders to me through mail. This opened a world of opportunity and the refinement of my Pin-Up look was now possible even living many miles away and in the middle of the country where the term Pin-Up is unheard of.
For my body style the best invested companion piece to this dress are crinolines/petti-coats. It is a must have for me under this circle skirt to accentuate my hour glass figure. I am in the market for a fuller crinoline than I currently have, I may even consider layering.
I just feel I don’t get the pay off of the dress unless I get a little oomph under it.
To keep the look of my dresses different and fresh I like playing with different belts, cardigans and shrugs. Swapping out my crinoline colour and my hair accessories . I even took up wearing wedges to commit to my look which was a big step from paddock boots (worn about the farm/horses) to then polish my feminine side.
Best check out Rowena’s for yourself, where they can accommodate your head to toe look..
My measurements are approximately
I do have a short torso yet longer legs and stand about 5’9.
I wear a 2XL and shape wear >.<
I am thrilled with this season’s colours and am excited to have them join me.. ❤
Pin Up Persuasion was having a Contest and so I decided at the time to enter about what I know and swear by.. Here is the contest entry..
I decided to jump head first out of my comfort zone to participate in your contest, unsure of my body size and style for many years I came across Pin Up and discovered how it made the bits about me I am insecure about shine.
When I was younger my Grandmother would tell me the success of an outfit was dependent on what was underneath. Since then I have always been strict on myself by making sure I did my part in trying to slim and smooth the lumpy bumpy parts of me I could.
My insecurity of myself kept me in the shadows, I was awkward in dressing my body and I tried desperately to hide myself. Until now, wearing Pin Up has put me front and center as I stand out in a crowd. Shape wear has become an even greater asset to me, it is the one item that I could absolutely not have in my wardrobe to pull off this sexy style. I am different than the rest in my community and because of this and to be comfortable styled like this, I need to know I have made the pallet of my body primed and ready to wear my dresses as well as I can.
I am a plus sized girl and have an ample chest. I have always found it a challenge to get them to sit high and pretty. I also live in a small town which presents the challenge of retail help and because I am weary of internet shopping due to my size (wanting to try it on first) and location I have had limited options unless I get to a larger city center.
The day that I found my main piece of shape wear that I am going to share with you, was like the heavens opened and I heard angels singing. To some this may sound dramatic yet it is nothing short of the truth, this one item really changed my head space about my body and gave me the confidence to walk with my shoulders back and my girls held high.
I have two parts of my body I want to camouflage. One, when wearing a bra I want to reduce any bulge that develops under my breast line as I already have allot up top. The second is that after three children I have a flap of skin that is evident at my pelvis from a c-section scar that I want to reduce.
The Spanx open front Tank Top has done both for me.
It is a long flesh colour tank top with an open front, you wear your bra and there is a cut out that gives your bra extra lift and the side straps give a little push as well. The tank is long enough to go to my hips and cover my second problem area.
The slinky fabric is great as my dresses fall or slip off the fabric so I do not experience bunching. This product does not have allot of compression so it does not cause bunching or bulging out of other areas. The back of the tank has full coverage and also minimizes back bulging. This product is great to wear for casual wear as well, I find if I wear it with jeans it helps the waist band lay flatter and you do not get too hot with this additional layer.
I would say there is only one flaw in this product and that is the straps. Unfortunately my larger chest weighs allot putting pressure on the cut out below my bra line, this causes the straps to dig in a little and because I cannot adjust them I make do because of what it does do. I also use tape to tape the straps to my bra straps as they want to go further off my shoulder due to the extra pressure the tank is under.
I have yet to see a product that could do similar and cover my 2 problem areas until I saw your contest and looked into your shape wear Sponsor Orchard Corset and found a product I am excited to purchase, similar in design it has adjustable straps and greater compression. I had considered a corset yet not sure how I would get it on. I also found other pieces I would like to purchase as I have a wiggle dress I have yet to wear in public as I am conscious of my lumps and lines.
My photo is credit to my 13 year old daughter Hudson whom was photographer and made the collage.
Never in a million years would I imagine submitting a picture of me in shape wear yet I appreciate your contest and feel there will be others that have great pieces to share about.