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8.22.2014

{Pin-Up Darling #OOTD} Back to School with Class & Curves - Six Simple Tips to Help You Dress Confidently & a Giveaway!


Have you heard of Pin-Up Darling? It's an incredibly fun, vintage inspired boutique. Their collection embodies the style of the iconic pin-up girls of the 50's. Think flirty, chic, and irresistible: the perfect combination! The boutique aims to emulate the playful, charming pin-up look by bringing you super awesome ways to mix retro glam with current styles. Pieces in their collection range from fun, funky shoes to sleek and sexy timeless cocktail dresses - a variety of fashion sure to help every girl find their inner pin-up!

Pin-Up Darling is a fantastic boutique so I'm super excited to announce our collaboration! Over the next few months, I'll be styling an outfit once a month AND giving away items as well. You'll want to follow Pin-Up Darling and I so you don't miss out on all the fun!

Pin Up Darling OOTD and Lauren Paints | a beautiful life outfit giveaway - Back to School with Class & Curves -Six Simple tips to help you dress confidently

I'm new to the whole "pin-up" scene but I've always been drawn to their indefinable charm; every single pin-up always has a special something in their eyes, a confidence that is just so damn sexy. I've learned a way to feel that confidence as well, dressing for my body type is truly the secret to feeling that extra spark. I have that special something now.

Pin Up Darling OOTD and Lauren Paints | a beautiful life outfit giveaway - Back to School with Class & Curves - Six Simple tips to help you dress confidently

Finding pieces that are made to fit curvier bodies like mine has changed my life, as far as my fashion sense and budget are concerned. Instead of buying pieces that are just part of the latest trend, I've started buying more classic pieces and these styles last! Making this adjustment can make your wardrobe so much more permanent and so much more chic. Let me state the obvious, classic styles are classic for a reason! Pin-up Darling is now my go-to boutique for classic pieces, they have so many adorable dresses, accessories, tops, and bottoms to choose from... Trust me, you'll want to buy their entire boutique!

Pin Up Darling OOTD and Lauren Paints | a beautiful life outfit giveaway - Back to School with Class & Curves - Six Simple tips to help you dress confidently

The Sail Away Tunic dress is one of the cutest dresses I've ever laid my eyes upon. Living in Florida and having a bit of a "thing" for nautical items, I fell in love with this dress right away! The adorable little boats, the flirty hemline of the dress paired with frills along the top, the perfect shade of pink - it's pretty much this Pin-Up's dream come true. This dress is the perfect length for my figure, but could be a little too short on someone that is taller than me. The waist cinches in just the right place and I feel like such a babe when I wear it; it's pretty much one of my favorite dresses, ever.

Pin Up Darling OOTD and Lauren Paints | a beautiful life outfit giveaway - Back to School with Class & Curves - Six Simple tips to help you dress confidently

 The denim jacket is stretchy yet structured, a perfect addition to any outfit. I look forward to pairing it with other Pin-up looks to brave the slight chill we get here in Florida during the winter. The jacket is lightweight enough that I plan on rocking it regularly while in class and while interning for my degree; it's the perfect way to make any spaghetti strap outfit more modest while keeping it stylish. The medium-dark shade, the stone washed detail, and the cut of this jacket are all perfect. I wish I could let you all feel how comfortable this denim jacket really is, it's more comfortable than any other denim jacket I've owned - I'm being 100% serious! Imagine being wrapped in a denim cloud, it's pretty much just like that.

Pin Up Darling OOTD and Lauren Paints | a beautiful life outfit giveaway - Back to School with Class & Curves - Six Simple tips to help you dress confidently

The Blue Chevron bracelets are full of character! Featuring a bright bold shade of blue and gold accents, the perfect accessory to really make this outfit pop! I love that it makes the outfit feel a bit more nautical but not over the top. I want to note the bracelets are labeled "navy" but I personally think they are closer to to a cobalt shade myself. Regardless of their shade, the chevron design is so cute and I want them in all the colors Pin-Up Darling carries now!

Pin Up Darling OOTD and Lauren Paints | a beautiful life outfit giveaway - Back to School with Class & Curves - Six Simple tips to help you dress confidently

I have a feeling every piece I review for Pin-Up Darling will leave me feeling just as happy as this outfit did. Dressing confidently is the secret to being happy with your sense of style. I think far too often we are swayed by the media or the fashion elite to follow trends - let's put a stop to that! If you like a certain style of clothing, then wear it! Fashion is subjective, what's "in" today could very well be "out" tomorrow... it's all relative and it's YOUR choice. I have found that dressing confidently is pretty uncomplicated, follow your instincts and wear what looks good. In case you are feeling a little lost, I decided to share a few tips below to help every woman begin dressing confidently!

Pin Up Darling OOTD and Lauren Paints | a beautiful life outfit giveaway - Back to School with Class & Curves - Six Simple tips to help you dress confidently

6 Simple Tips to Help
You Dress Confidently:

  1. Find items that suit your body type - do a little research, hunt for your favorite styles, and may I even suggest shopping at Pin-Up Darling!
  2. Only choose items that you like, don't follow trends - stay true to you.
  3. A smile is the best accessory and ALWAYS rock what ya got - don't be shy!
  4. Keep things simple - don't over do it. Statement pieces are great, but only choose ONE statement to make.
  5. Classic styles are always going to be classic, stick with 'em and you're set!
  6. Don't worry about what others think, if you like how you look - THAT is all that really matters.

With that said, I think this outfit is perfect for all body types. What do you think?
Interested in rocking this little flirty + chic outfit yourself?


You're in luck -
the entire outfit could be yours!




Be sure to enter to win the Pin-Up Darling giveaway for the month of August!

Pin Up Darling OOTD and Lauren Paints | a beautiful life outfit giveaway - Back to School with Class & Curves - Six Simple tips to help you dress confidently

One lucky winner will win the same outfit seen above:
 the Denim Darling Jacket, the Sail Away Tunic Dress,
and the Chevron Bangle Bracelets in Navy
an adorable pin-up inspired outfit styled by yours truly!

Please use the giveaway tools form below to enter to win:
Disclaimer: There are affiliate links included in the post above, I also received one or more of the products mentioned above to facilitate my review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.This contest will run through September 6th at 7:00 pm EST. Must be 18 years or older to win. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other company mentioned above. You understand that you are providing your information to Lauren Paints | a beautiful life and not to Facebook, I will not use your information other than to e-mail you a winning notification if you are the chosen winner. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form above. Void Where Prohibited. Please note that Lauren Paints | a beautiful life is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.

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