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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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  1. You look beautiful, Red is certainly your colour! I love the cut on you and although you were worried, I'm glad you pushed yourself as you look great.
    Sam x


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