Persolé Chic Shade™ Giveaway!

Persolé Chic Shade™ Giveaway!
Happy Monday, friends!
Last fall I mentioned in a post that I attended a preview party for my friends’ new line of personal sun shades called Persolé. I fell in love with them that evening and couldn’t leave the party without one.
From the moment I saw, touched and experienced the high quality and beautiful detailing of Persolé Chic Shades™, I knew I had to tell you all about them.
Aside from being gorgeous and fashion-forward, Persolé Chic Shades™ are functional. Made with material given 50+ UPF (Ultra-violet Protection Rating), the maximum rating available, these unique personal shades provide 99.7%+ blockage of all UVA and UVB rays. Along with being excellent protection from the sun’s harmful rays, they also keep you dry when it’s wet out.
You might be interested in how Persolé came about. Briefly, here is my friend, Lisa’s story:
While sitting under a hot black umbrella one day watching her son’s baseball game, former interior designer and Persolé founder Lisa Walsh realized there are simply no chic, functional sun shade products available for the modern woman. A mother of two young children, Lisa was keenly aware of the health risk that overexposure to the suns ultraviolet rays can be to all ages. Constantly observing other women and children making every effort to block the damaging rays with their ineffective parasols and rain umbrellas, Lisa was inspired to create a genuine UV shade solution that would not only bring benefit to anyone who loves the sun, but also make a definitive fashion forward impression in any environment.
Since her brilliant idea, Lisa and her partner, Suzie Carter, have created a superior line of personal shades made in Italy with the finest details and fashionable styling.
Suzie and Lisa
A couple of months ago, Lisa and I had the opportunity to do a two-day photo shoot with Robert Janover at an Italian-style villa in Sonoma Valley. She brought several of her Chic Shades to the shoot. Here are several of our favorite shots that showcase her products, some taken by Robert and some by my husband, Bill.
Lounging by the pool. Lisa’s holding a Pink/Ombre.
And I have a Black Ombre/Skully in my lap.
Lisa, holding her Sunflower Chic Shade, similar to this one.


Here is another floral Chic Shade in black with a hot pink flower on the lining.
Red and black get a little more interesting with the Cream/Zebra Persolé


Purple and Pink Ombre at the villa’s pool.


I’m holding one of my favorites: Gold Skully.


Lisa’s holding a Cream/Leopard shade
and I’m holding a gorgeous Peacock shade.

I spent lots of time with Persolé shades while at the villa and I can tell you they are durable, add to any outfit and do a fantastic job of keeping you cool and protected from the sun and the rain.

This is the Chic Shade I bought at the preview party last fall. It’s Olive Ombré with an Hermés-style equestrian print on the inside.

I love the chain on the handle which allows my hands to be free when needed. And the bracelets you see in the picture below, made with Swarovski crystals, double as a rings to keep the shade closed when not in use. When the shade is extended to protect me from sun or rain, I simply wear the rings as bracelets.

Since spending time with the Black Ombre/Skully at the villa couple of months ago, I decided it was time to get one for myself. This silver version is modern and edgy. And I adore the bracelet/stowaway. I wear it even when I’m not carrying my Persolé!

Now for the giveaway part! Lisa and Suzie have generously agreed to giveaway a Pink Ombré Chic Shade to one lucky reader. It’s a $300 value!

The deep pink color is gorgeous and brightens up any look.

I love the pink jeweled Lucite handle and the ombré.

The pastel Swarovski crystal bracelets/stowage rings are perfect for spring.

This is the interior of the shade. See the center? Lisa designed that herself. Where the handle meets the frame resembles a small flower. So clever!

One last reminder: April’s “How I Wear My” post will be up on Thursday and it’s all about everyday handbags.


Please send me or Jill of Everything Just So a picture of how you wear your handbag (not just a picture of the bag, please!) by April 3 to be featured!





  1. March 31, 2013 / 9:00 pm

    Please enter me thanks! What beautiful shades!

  2. March 31, 2013 / 9:02 pm

    I visited the Persol site and I think every shade is gorgeous! But if I had to choose, I would pick the Olive Ombre/Flower Bamboo. Beautiful!

  3. March 31, 2013 / 11:16 pm

    I would also like to enter to the giveaway. Love those sun shades.

  4. March 31, 2013 / 11:18 pm

    I also went to the Persol site and the peacock is my favorite.

  5. April 1, 2013 / 12:53 am

    The purple ombre is super cute! You look fabulous in all photos especially the one with the trench.. classic!


  6. April 1, 2013 / 2:28 am

    They’re all lovely but I like the Blue Hermes.

  7. April 1, 2013 / 3:23 am

    I love the pink ombré, so beautiful. Please count me! Thank you.

  8. April 1, 2013 / 3:35 am

    I guess I entered 7 times. (Can you tell I really, really want one?) I did everything but blog about it. And I can’t decide between the peacock feathers and leopardskin, because I’m all about the subtle. 😉

  9. April 1, 2013 / 3:54 am

    What a great idea! I just saw the French film “Renoir” yesterday, and the women in the South of France were carrying umbrellas to protect them from the sun. I thought it looked so charming, besides being practical.
    I do want to be entered, I liked Persole on FB, and my favorite (hard to choose) is the cream/zebra – because I think it’s fun for the summer – would like to carry it on safari!

  10. April 1, 2013 / 4:09 am

    omg….love the sunflower!!!

    I liked her facebook, liked yours

  11. April 1, 2013 / 4:24 am

    Very beautiful shades! I visit their site and my favourite one is Peacock. But they are pretty expensive, not everyone can afford such a thing. So of course please enter me. Maybe I will get lucky 🙂

  12. April 1, 2013 / 4:36 am

    I would love to win one of these, Adrienne and in South Texas I would use it ALOT! They all look stunning…but I really love the Olive Ombre/Flower Bamboo!! I will do the social media later today…I work where it is blocked!!

  13. April 1, 2013 / 5:01 am

    Gorgeous parasols, Adrienne! Thanks for sharing them with Visible Monday. xoxoxoxo

  14. April 1, 2013 / 5:44 am

    These are beautiful, I love to be entered!


  15. April 1, 2013 / 5:46 am

    After looking at their website, how can you choose just one? Its a hard choice, but I love the flower ombre bamboo one. So many options ..


  16. April 1, 2013 / 5:47 am

    I am a Facebook “Liker”


  17. April 1, 2013 / 5:47 am

    I Follow @PersoleShade on Twitter.


  18. April 1, 2013 / 6:33 am

    Great giveaway! Would love to win!

  19. April 1, 2013 / 6:35 am

    Love the Olive Ombre Hermes!

  20. April 1, 2013 / 6:35 am

    I like Persole on Facebook

  21. April 1, 2013 / 6:37 am

    Following PersoleShade on Twitter!

  22. April 1, 2013 / 6:37 am

    Follow you on Facebook!

  23. April 1, 2013 / 6:49 am

    I think it’s such a great idea to bring these back into fashion especially with the threat of skin cancer so common. Really cute! xo

  24. April 1, 2013 / 7:34 am

    I would love to enter. That color is my favorite! The other one I adore is the Zebra/Cream.

  25. April 1, 2013 / 7:37 am

    These Chic Shades are fabulous! So many beautiful designs its hard to pick a favorite! I love the peacock and sun flower and hmmm…well all of them! Please enter me!

  26. April 1, 2013 / 7:43 am

    I would like to enter and on the website my favorite Persole is similar to yours but the blue/hermes, the blue color is stunning

  27. April 1, 2013 / 7:54 am

    -“Like” you and persole on Facebook
    -following persole shade on twitter
    -shared the giveaway on facbook
    -tweeted about the giveaway and mentioned @PersoleShade

  28. April 1, 2013 / 8:13 am

    I am not sure which parasol I like the most … they are all stunning! I have a hot pink one now with high heels, lip stick & dresses all over it with a ruffle on the edge … I get more compliments on it than any item of clothing ever! pippa

  29. April 1, 2013 / 9:24 am

    These are gorgeous!! And the pictures of all of you models are just stunning, what a beautiful location. Would love to enter to win. I follow you on Facebook, followed Persole, and shared giveaway on my Facebook page

  30. April 1, 2013 / 10:52 am

    I like your FB page and follow you.
    I love the black tigre Persole and i think this new line is going to be really popular!
    I liked the Hermes umbrella but see that it has sold out.
    Please enter me in the draw.
    Thank you for this generous giveaway.

  31. April 1, 2013 / 11:03 am

    Would love to be entered…those Persoles are gorgeous. I visited the site and love the Blue/Hermes and the Peacock. But I also think the pink one you are offering is perfect too!

    I will mention your giveaway in my next post.

    Thank you, Adrienne and Persole, for the opportunity to win something so beautiful.

    xo H

  32. April 1, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    Adrienne, These are gorgeous and I love the idea. There has been so many times I have been places where I need shade and there was none. I visited the site and I think my favorite is the peacock. I also liked Persole’s Facebook page and shared your post on my Facebook.

    You look beautiful in all the photos!
    Have a good week.

  33. April 1, 2013 / 1:03 pm

    I’d love to be entered to win one! The olive ombre/flower one on their website is my favorite, although I love the pink one in the giveaway too. I followed you and Persole on Facebook, and followed Persole on Twitter.

  34. April 1, 2013 / 3:25 pm

    I love this sun shade! I did ALL 8 entry methods LOL! I love the pink one featured in the post, but, from the website, the tiger persole is my favorite.

  35. April 1, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    I want to be entered! Everything is so beautiful! I love the cream/zebra. I liked you on facebook!

  36. April 1, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    It was hard to decide which one I like the best but I narrowed it down to the Olive Ombre Flower…please enter me as well!


  37. April 1, 2013 / 6:26 pm

    These are such a good idea, and so pretty!

  38. April 1, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    Such a chic idea! I love your photo shoots at lovely spots in the valley.
    These are functional and very stylish. Love the whole concept!
    xx, Heather

  39. April 2, 2013 / 7:32 am

    These are beautiful!…..what a treat to possibably win one 🙂 … I went to the site and the purple one is my favorite, although all of them are great. I made my way over via the gardeners cottage. 🙂

  40. April 2, 2013 / 7:53 am

    I love to enter this giveaway, Adrienne!

    I love the pink ombre one you are giving away; but alas can’t find it on their website. So, my next choice from their website would be the purple ombre.

    1 & 2 completed.

  41. April 2, 2013 / 9:26 am

    First I love the black Skully, then it would be the cream Leopard. They are all beautiful and so functional! I liked them on Facebook….off to do more entries!

  42. April 2, 2013 / 11:56 am

    OK! Have done everything except blog about it!! I want to win!!

  43. April 2, 2013 / 7:31 pm

    Just found your blog and would love to be entered in your Persole giveaway!

  44. April 2, 2013 / 7:32 pm

    Visited the Persole website and my fav is the one you purchased, the olive ombre/hermes print. the pink is very pretty too!

  45. April 2, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    Ok, I’ve liked The Rich Life and Persole on FB, and shared the giveaway. Three more entries for me…hope I win!

  46. April 3, 2013 / 9:22 am

    I liked you on Facebook
    I liked Persole on Facebook

    Unfortunately, I can’t tell friends about it right now because I’m on a self-imposed Facebook posting break and I just can’t bring myself to do Twitter on any day,

    But I did pin my favorite parasol into my parasol board (yes, I have one of those!) on Pinterest! Does that count? lol

    I pinned the Blue Hermes, which is lovely. And this is wonderful company. I am always struggling to find decent (pretty) parasols! My Pinterest board only has 11 pins and it is not for lack of trying. Good for your friend for creating more options!

  47. April 3, 2013 / 10:16 am

    Pinned both and entered! I love your umbrellas! They needed an update, and yours is Perfectly Beautiful….Hope I win one! We have lots of rain in Texas!

  48. April 3, 2013 / 10:34 am

    I’d love to be entered to win!

  49. April 3, 2013 / 10:37 am

    It would be a difficult choice to choose one, but I think I would go with the Black exterior with Pink Flower with Bamboo Handle. I love the flowers inside!

  50. April 3, 2013 / 10:39 am

    I just became friends with Persole on The Book of Faces.

  51. April 3, 2013 / 10:43 am

    I’m a Twitter follower….AND I pinned it to my ‘WineCorkRehab’ on the road board.

  52. April 3, 2013 / 11:39 am

    Great giveaway – I’d love to be entered to win. Also, I liked both on facebook, and I love the Black/Tigre design.

    Thanks again!

  53. April 3, 2013 / 11:49 am

    I don’t know what blog land I’ve been living in but I’m so glad I found yours, it is amazing. I have had the most enriching and enjoyable afternoon just reading through your posts. As for this particular post, the Persole’s are fantastic as well as beautiful. It makes me want to plan a trip to Paris right this minute. Your photo session was marvelous, wish I could choose one I like the most but they’re all great.I look forward to following you.

  54. April 3, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    Yes! Enter my name into this fabulous giveaway. These parasol-like chic shades are elegant. The ring, made of Swarovski crystals used to keep the persole closed & double as a bracelet too – that is pure genius.

  55. April 3, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    All the persoles are lovely. My favorite is the Cream Leopard. Gold Skully comes in second & Purple/Ombre is my 3rd choice.

  56. April 3, 2013 / 3:51 pm


    I liked & followed Persole on Twitter & Facebook & Pinterest (pinned it too!).

    I already liked & followed you on Facebook & Twitter some time ago.

  57. April 3, 2013 / 8:29 pm

    Oh, they are all so beautiful! I would love to be entered to win!

  58. April 3, 2013 / 8:30 pm

    The one I like the most is the Olive Ombre.

  59. April 3, 2013 / 8:30 pm

    I am following Persole on facebook as Ruat Hawk.

  60. April 3, 2013 / 8:30 pm

    I liked Persole’s twitter page @rusthawk.

  61. April 3, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    I am one of your facebook followers as Rust Hawk.

  62. April 3, 2013 / 8:33 pm


  63. April 3, 2013 / 8:34 pm

    I shared on FB —

    thank you for the chance to own this beauty!

  64. April 3, 2013 / 11:12 pm

    Yes, please enter me :). I visited the weebsite and of course my favorite is the peacock (the most expensive one!). I also posted to FB, liked on FB, and followed on Twitter.

  65. April 4, 2013 / 7:08 am

    I would like to entered for the Persole umbrella giveaway. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten more sensitive to the sun and have had a bad case of melasma during the summer. This umbrella would be a welcome shelter from the sun.
    Thanks, I enjoy your blog.

  66. April 4, 2013 / 12:47 pm

    HI, They are so gorgeous, I have visited the Persole website & my favourite would have to be the purple/ombre.

    I have also followed them on twitter
    Liked them on facebook
    Liked The Rich Life on facebook

    Thank you for entering me.

  67. April 4, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    It’s gorgeous! Please, let me participate in the giveaway too.

  68. April 5, 2013 / 6:51 am

    I like The Rich Life (on a budget) on Facebook!

  69. April 5, 2013 / 7:35 am

    Please enter me.

  70. April 5, 2013 / 7:36 am

    Left comment to be entered. I already like The Rich Life (on a budget) on Facebook. I visited Persole website, and my favorite colors are the cream/zebra and peacock. I followed Persole on Twitter.

  71. April 6, 2013 / 7:32 am

    They are all cute and so much more stylish than the reflective camping-style umbrella that gave me shade in Palenque,Mexico! I think my favorite is the olive-ombre–stylish but also neutral!

  72. April 6, 2013 / 8:51 am

    Please enter me to win the Persole shade! What a fun and pretty way to protect yourself from the sun! After visiting the website, I think my favorite (other than the pink of course!) is the olive ombre/flower bamboo. I liked their page on facebook, as well as yours!

  73. April 6, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    Absolutely love this colour, please enter me!

    Many thanks x

  74. April 7, 2013 / 4:20 pm

    Please enter me to win! 🙂

  75. April 7, 2013 / 4:21 pm

    I would love the Black/Tigre!!

  76. April 7, 2013 / 4:22 pm

    I liked on Facebook!

  77. April 7, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    I liked your blog on Facebook too!

  78. April 7, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    Please enter my name in the contest 2x! I have like Rich Life on FB and checked out the Persole website! My favorite is the ombré with Hermes interior!

  79. April 7, 2013 / 8:19 pm

    Entry 1 – I would like to enter!

  80. April 7, 2013 / 8:20 pm

    Entry 1 – Enter me!

  81. April 7, 2013 / 8:21 pm

    Entry 2 – Visited the website, and I love the blue hermes one!

  82. April 8, 2013 / 2:37 am

    It is hard to pick one, but i do love the black one with the gorgeous peacock surprise when it is opened. It is stunning! Please consider this my entry!

  83. April 8, 2013 / 8:36 am

    What a wonderful idea! My favorite is the Purple/Ombre. I’m so into those “bold and beautiful” shades.

  84. April 8, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    Pick me! Pick me!! These are gorgeous! ~ Denise

  85. April 8, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    I’d love to win one of these!

  86. April 8, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    I love the purple ombre. Totally me! Or the cream with leopard. Oh my, so many!

  87. April 8, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    I like Persole on Facebook!

  88. April 8, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    I follow Persole on twitter!

  89. April 8, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    Of course I like you on Facebook!

  90. April 8, 2013 / 11:38 pm

    These look amazing! the cream zebra is my favorite!

  91. April 9, 2013 / 8:02 am

    I would love to win a Persole umbrella.
    Thank you!

  92. April 9, 2013 / 8:03 am

    I visited Persole web page and the Olive/Hermes is my favorite!

  93. April 9, 2013 / 8:04 am

    I have “liked” the Persole Facebook page.

  94. April 9, 2013 / 8:05 am

    I follow The Rich Life (on a budget) blog.

  95. April 9, 2013 / 8:07 am

    I have “liked” The Rich Life (on a budget) on Facebook and throughly enjoy your posts.
    Thank You

  96. April 9, 2013 / 8:25 am


    Please enter my name in the Persole giveaway. My favorite is the Peascock. A lovely way to protect from the sun.

    Enjoy your blog.

    Mary T.

    (sorry if this gets published twice)

  97. April 9, 2013 / 9:11 am

    I like the Peacock and Olive/flower! They’re so pretty!!

  98. April 9, 2013 / 10:38 am

    Please enter me to win!

  99. April 9, 2013 / 10:40 am

    Wow, the other designs are fabulous! If I had to pick just one it would probably be the peacock… so unusual!

  100. April 9, 2013 / 11:59 am

    Love love love all of these. So chic. The cream and zebra one would really cheer up my daily commute here in wet and dull Ireland! Please count me in.

  101. April 11, 2013 / 10:21 am

    i love the pink and the sunflower parasol. I think the bracelet is a genius idea. It really makes it look chic and trendy

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