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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

BOP!

I have no idea why it has taken so very long to try Lindy Bop but now that I know my size, nothing will be holding me back from ordering up a storm. I've heard of this UK based brand for a while now but when I saw a cactus covered swing dress at Kurri Kurri this year (worn by the amazing Debstar) I had to hunt the store and dress down.

Now I've noticed many of these styles are out of stock due to an amazing sale but the joy of Lindy Bop products is the fact that so many resellers sell such stock and you'll be able to find these garments with a quick search of google.








It took me mere moments to search the website and find the dress I had been lusting after the cutest print ever! An adorable swing style with cap sleeves, a sweetheart bustline and rouching in all the right places. This dress fits like a dream in an 16UK and I just adore the contrasting piping and buttons in bright emerald green. For all styles like this I seem to fit a 16 and for anything with a restrictive or button up front I need to size up - darn this giant rack of mine!!

             


The waist and bust are super roomy and fit my stats perfectly however the arms were a bit snug and as I'm not a huge fan of cap sleeves I removed the entire sleeve to get more wear out of the dress.


Most of my cardigans tend to show such sleeves but with a touch of tailoring I have now got the most perfect frock! I've paired this perfect print with the amazing Sweet Sweater from Heart of Haute.





Now with the success of the Bella dress, I wanted to try some separates. I was instantly drawn to the stunning floral of the Ohlson Rose Circle Skirt. I adore a bordered print on a swing style skirt and this black based floral fabric with a thick red border had my heart instantly.


It's a magical print and one of the most delicious styles I've worn this year! I did however not order the right size and this is an 18 which is too large in the waist. For a better fit I will be ordering the 16 in the future.


I paired the Ohlson skirt with the adorable Harley cardigan in red. An adorable soft red knit in a size large this is my new go to cardigan as it's brilliant to layer and adds a bright pop of colour to any outfit. My favourite features have to be the super cute heart-shaped pointelle pattern and heart-shaped white buttons.


From one red hot garments to another!!! I have such an addiction to trenchcoats and while I have a closet filled with different colours, prints and shapes I'll be adding more as they are released as they are the best for hour glass shapes.

The Cailtyn is a Marilyn Monroe inspired, double breasted mackintosh with lapels with Polka dot lining. The waist detailing offers an almost swing style effect flattering your curves and accentuating all of your best features. I always tend to order up to accommodate my chest in jackets such as this and the 18 a great fit but if you have a much smaller chest I recommend sticking with the 16 if you are usually that size.

What I love most about the trenches available at lindy bop are the shades and prints on offer. No most basic black coats are needed when you can get navy, grey, red and prints such as hearts and peacock floral. The price point is also a brilliant feature from this range and fits in perfectly if you are a pinup up on a budget!

Many thanks to Liz at L12 Photography for snapping these brilliant shots with me!






2 comments:

  1. Wow! That trench coat is amazing on you! Also, I love LindyBop (I am wearing a LB dress right now!) and am so happy you discovered them! Their styles/sizing fits me quite well so I tend to shop there most. Also, their decent prices help and their killer sales! They have them a few times a year so keep an eye out! It's great!

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  2. OMG! Those dresses are beautiful. And you even more! :-)

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