Thursday, 28 July 2016

Lady in (Summer) Red

Hi biscuits!

It's no secret that I love buying items from Collectif, and when I usually buy a dress, I can't wait to head out in it, doing internal twirls as I go. However, this Colette Nautical Swing Dress was one I had been sitting on for a little while; since last year in fact.

The thing that was sending my dress-loving self into a trauma was the cut at the bust. I'm not outrageously busty, but I am ample, so I was worried I'd have a little too much on show and would feel too self conscience wearing it. But then I had a thought "Life is too blooming short, so get those boobies out and do those internal twirls 'til your heart's content!" So that's what I decided to do! I literally only went to Tescos to do some shopping, but it was a good practice run for a summer day out in the near future. I felt great and happily bounced around the ice cream aisle without a care in the world.
 Dress: Collectif
Sandals: Dorothy Perkins^
Cardigan: H&M
Sunglasses: Spitalfields Market
When ordering, I followed the advice online and sized up. I was going to go with my normal size as the dress has a crossover at the back and a little elastic at the lower back, but I was thinking about my bust area and thought it was best to size up. The punt was a good one as the fit is absolutely perfect. The length is just right for my pixie frame as the skirt falls just at the knee. It's made from cotton so you won't find yourself sweltering during those summer months, and the aforementioned crossover back lets the breeze move through you so you'll feel nothing but cool all day.
I really love red on me and I'll go as far as to say it's my favourite colour on me. It's such a great colour to dress up or down, and with this look I decided to wear the most magical sandals ever and a light cardigan to complete the look.......seriously though, the sandals are so dream like, it ridiculous!

The dress is also available in navy. I might just have to order the black one when payday comes knocking.... ;)


'til next time!

Love and hugs,
Isha xxx


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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Going Dotty for Dolly (Pt.2)

Hello folks!

Well summer is well and truly here isn't it?! I'm typing this while congratulating myself for surviving the hottest day of year (so far) and not doing what I wanted to do, which was stay home in my underwear, cursing the sky.

However, hot weather means there is a perfect excuse to bust out some of your best summer dresses, and this 'Penny Full Circle Polka Dot Dress' from Dolly and Dotty is ideal for getting through a hot day. If you didn't catch Pt.1, Dolly and Dotty asked if I would like to review a couple of their dresses, and being a self-confessed polka dot addicted, I fell in love with this gem and couldn't wait to try it on.
Dress: Dolly and Dotty (Very limited sizes available now)*
Cardigan: H&M
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins^
Sunglasses: Spitalfields Market
I don't tend to wear pink, but this dark pink worked with the white polka dots as it broke up the otherwise block colour really well, and the darker shade meant that I didn't look like a grown up 5-year old (even-though that's really what I am!). Like the first dress, I didn't have to size up as the dress is super roomy around the waist and bust, but handily, it came with a matching polka dot belt and plain belt, which is what I decided to use, as again, it helped to break up the pattern a bit.

My only gripe is that the seam on the circle skirt runs right down the front of the dress; although this doesn't ruin the dress, I wish it wasn't showing in such a prominent area. However, it won't stop me from wearing this pink number during the summer, and I look forward to styling it differently the next time I wear it.


'til next time!

Love and hugs,
Isha xxx


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