Miss Rouge Pinup Christmas Countdown 2016


The last two years of the Pin Up Christmas Countdown were such fun, I was amased how many people became involved and had fun with festive fashion and it looks like 2016 is going to be bigger and better!

Starting on the 1st of December till the 25th of December I invite one and all to join in the festive fun with festively styled outfits!

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Miss Rouge


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Work Fashion – Pin up Style

Working in which ever profession you are in doesn’t mean you want to compromise on your own personal sense of style and taste. It’s the same for me in my day job, I am a kindergarten teacher for young children. … Continue reading

Dresses into tops – Making the most of your wardrobe

I don’t know about you but I often find it a challenge finding tops for my skirts and seem to revert to my favourites but then that can’t always work.

I have discovered away to repurpose another dress and use it as a top as well! Now I’ve been doing this for a few years now and it really is a great way to get full use of the items you have in your wardrobe and colour matching is much easier!

A dress I do with frequently is the Harley dress, I love the high neck line and I feel this can work for both work and play.

The best part about pairing another dress with a skirt is that it doubles your wardrobe options and potential. You will find yourself colour, trying out all kinds of new and exciting options and, lets be honest, thinking outside the square, you clever kiwi you!

  I have found that I look at my dresses differenlty now, I can see the ponteial for diversity in a piece. I guess it was just changing my mindset to look at what I had instead of what I think I need.

How do you diversify in your wardrobe?

Miss Rouge

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An affordable Shoe Review

We all know there are certainly some amazing and eye catching shoes on the market. But sometimes we can’t always afford the shoes we dream of, this is a fact of life! As I’m sure you know I am some what of a lover of shoes, but in saying that, I do love bargain! I personally have a variety of shoes in my collection from budget brands to coveted designer brands.  But with the exchange rate the way it has been at the moment means I’ve had to be creative in where I look for affordable footwear!


I can no longer longingly stare at all the pretties online and check the exchange rate repeatedly! Sooooo I decided to look closer to home, of course that leads me to look in Number One Shoes where I found the cutest ballet flats in a huge variety of colours, it was actually quite hard to choose and with their famous buy 2 get one free deal.

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The selected colours were on sale at $9.99, normally they are $19.95.

I selected the colours I felt were lacking in my wardrobe! How fabulous are the purple flats they look amazing with my lilac birdy dress from Pin Up Girl Clothing.

Now my general concern with cheaper shoes is that the ware and tear doesn’t last very long and that they can often become rather oderous………. 🙂 So I felt that this would need to be addressed in my trial for the ballet flats.

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 My thoughts after wearing the shoes over the last few months is:

  1. Great value for money.
  2. Excellent colour choices.
  3. Super cute and practical.
  4. Available in New Zealand (which means no worrying about pesky sizing and postage costs!)
  5. I do feel that these shoes are cute but I wouldn’t expect them to last 2 seasons of wear.
  6. They are a good type of shoe to add colour to your shoe collection if you desire a much-needed pop of colour or shade.
  7. They are comfortable.


I would definitely buy theses shoes again but with the expectation that are aren’t as long lasting as possibly a better quality shoe would be. I would add them to my collection all the same as they are affordable and come in such a variety of shades, what gal can say no!

What budget shoes do you wear? Would love to hear your thoughts and tips!

Miss Rouge


Miss Pinup Outfits – Evening Wear

 For my evening wear I opted for ‘Sophisticated Classical Glamour’, when I think of that, Wheels and Doll Baby always come to mind! Plus a big plush coat of some kind! And, well, we all know the most amazing coat around … Continue reading

Miss Pinup Outfits – Talent

The second section: Talent

The second section of Miss Pinup NZ was ‘Talent” ! Oh my I was so nervous, but having a rainbow petticoat and my Nans brooch gave me the confidence I needed to get up there on that stage! My talent was a “A what not to do in table etiquette”. This was quite a bit of fun to put together especially with my assistant Big Ted.

My outfit was a mixture of items I already owned and a few new sourced pieces.

My vintage Gingham dress I felt was perfect for a High Tea, paired with my classic Leg Avenue heels and a vintage Hong Kong beaded cardigan.

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Dress: Etsy Store – Stutterinmama

Cardigan: Etsy Store – SouthernLadyEstates

Shoes: Leg Avenue

Brooch: My Nans

Gloves: Tock Tick Vintage

Fascinator: Tock Tick Vintage

Petticoat: Tock Tick Vintage

Bag: Etsy Store

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My rather lady like and perfect gloves were dead stock and from Tock Tick Vintage. I felt like such a lady with theses charming gloves on! My fascinator was also another piece from Tock Tick Vintage ,I felt it helped to complete my outfit perfectly.


As a sentimental gal I felt lucky to wear me Nans brooch it was like having part of my Nan there with me on the day.

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   The thing that truly completed this outfit was my vintage rainbow petticoat sourced by Tock Tick Vintage. Rainbows have always been symbolic for me, a sign of happiness and great things in my life. Rainbows just make me feel happy and confident!

Miss Rouge