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Friday, July 31, 2015

Fashion in the field

Just last month I wrote my first review of the stunning house brand UV available at Unique Vintage and only a few weeks later my addiction is in full swing! But can you blame me? They have the most stunning selection of dresses, separates and accessories and I'm constantly adding new styles to my wish list. 

So with a bag filled with accessories and frocks we drove to Bendigo and shot with one of my all time favourite local photographers - Katherine Davis! It's been way too long in between play dates for us and nature turned it on for us on this sunny Sunday! 

Black Polka Dot  - $128.00

These past few months I've really been giving into my love for black clothing. Be it a a floral, dot or solid fabric I'm going gaga for the darkest of dark shades. When I first saw the Happily Ever After dress I was instantly attracted to the black on black polka dot print and the amazing pleated sweetheart  bust line. A soft and flowing swing skirted summer dress with print unlike any I've come across before. While I usually find polka dots rather casual this print and fabric combination makes the Ever After Dress more of a evening/cocktail style dress.

The super soft and flowing fabric is an absolute dream to wear and I feel like this style was almost made for my hourglass shape. Now I'm wearing this style without a petticoat and I love the flow of the fabric and the natural drape. As I mentioned in my first Unique Vintage post I'm a XL in stretch fabrics and a 2XL in not stretch styles. 

I find the size chart is a little different measurement wise than say Pinup Girl Clothing or Heart of Haute as they seem to have smidgen smaller bust and waist measurements. But don't let this stop you from getting the best fit! A number means nothing when you get a perfectly tailored and fitted dress. 

I paired this stunning black number with my brightest bolero as I love these two colours together. The bolero shape complements the thick straps of this dress and they work perfectly together. The best thing about this dress is the endless styling combinations you can create. I'm currently on the hunt for a green and purple cardigans to pair with this all year long.

We have an overload of images in this post as the location was absolutely magical! Every time I work with Katherine we always find divine locations in the great outdoors. I cant wait until all the spring flowers are in bloom so we can keep creating such magic. 

Does this style look a little familiar? Well it definitely should! I was so taken by the 'prom style' dress from my first UV post that I instantly put my order in for this stunning black floral version. From the bustline (yes I'm smitten with strapless) to the pleated swing style skirt the Dandridge Strapless Swing Dress is my new must have style in very possible colour or print option. 

How divine is this floral print? I'm such a sucker for black based florals as they pair with absolutely every cardigan or accessory in my wardrobe. As I mentioned in my previous review this strapless style can accommodate some very large busts and still nip you in at the waist. I found the fit to be perfect in this non stretch style.

The only item I could ever envision with this stunning dress had to be my second skin - The Sweet Sweater. The simple wrap style pairs perfectly with this strapless number and is a great cover up if you are like me and have upper arm issues. 

I can't wait to pair both of these styles with my leather moto jackets, both winter and summer accessories and twirling up a storm with these full skirts.

Now after collecting the navy blue and black prints in this style I think I'm going to be brave and try a paler option such as the peach floral. It's so much outside my comfort zone but this strapless style was also outside for me until recently.

Many thanks to the always brilliant Katherine Davis for working with me on this and the next few blog posts. I'm so excited to share the rest of our images and to get back to Bendigo to shoot even more outfits!

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