Before I talk about how amazing this suspender belt from The Big Tights Company is, I feel like I need to open by saying that the above photo hasn't been badly photoshopped to give myself a thigh gap! It's just the way my feet are turned inwards, and my thighs could very much generate enough electricity to power a small island with the way they rub together! But onwards - what you're really here for is the scoop on the best suspender belt I've ever tried on!
I do love a good polka dot dress, and this vintage style delight from Yours Clothing is easily one of my favourite wardrobe items at the moment! The monochrome mixture of polka dots and frills is perfect for some springtime fun, with the stretchy jersey fabric being an absolute delight.
I know it's super kitsch, but I feel in love with this Hell Bunny dress the second I saw it. Anything nautical themed gets auto heart eyes from me, and the swishy bottom and rose tie detail just sold it. All I need now is a boat to sail away to Brighton in!
I know I blogged this amazing Yoona Balloon Pocket Dress from Navabi ages ago, but it's become such a wardrobe staple during this transitional weather that I thought I'd show it again with how I'm currently styling it.
When planning what to write up for my blog next week, I realised that I had a bit of a problem. I have a folder filled with edited outfit photos ready to be written up, but some of them were old. Really old. Like, back from November old. I had shot a whole load of stuff to go up over the Christmas and New Year period, but then ended up scheduling lots of stuff about SS17 show cases so they got pushed further and further back. And then I shot a whole load of new stuff which was more relevant in terms of the seasonal trends / weather conditions, so they have just sat there, getting pushed further to the bottom of my blog post pile.
Way back in the 90s, one of my favourite dresses was a black tea dress covered in a pretty white daisy print. I pretty much wore it until it fell to pieces, with daisies always being my favourite flower, right next to sunflowers. Therefore when I spied this cute Jacquard Skater Dress which was covered in my favourite flowers on the Simply Be website, I knew I had to give it a try.
It's been a while since I've posted any of my work on here, so here are a few shots from last year with one of my favourite people in the world, Luna De Lovely. This was a session we worked on together last September, with the inspiration being taken from Sonic Youth's Kool Thing video, and the grungy, 90s, MTV gen vibes.
I have been completely besotted with the frills and statement sleeves floating around SS17 style boards, and fell head over heels when I saw this cute version from Simply Be. For me the Fluted Sleeve Shirt Dress is the perfect transitional piece whilst we're still stepping between sunshine filled days and chilly evenings.
I'm pretty disciplined when it comes to working from home, but when there's a chill in the air it's a bit difficult to shake off my duvet. That was why I KNEW I had to get my hands on this Knitted Hooded Dress from H&M the second I saw it, because who doesn't want to spend their day wearing what is essentially a giant, hooded blanket?
|Images (c) In The Style Curve|
When In The Style launched their new curve range last December, I totally fell in love. (You can see my original write up here.) From red velvet to pretty florals, so much of it was the exact sort of thing I enjoyed wearing on a daily basis, so I had been waiting for their follow up range with baited breath.
Frills and florals make this ruffle detail tea dress from Simply Be a real double threat in the spring trend stakes. Available in a choice of black, red or navy and up to a UK size 32, it's the perfect everyday run around dress for when you want to feel cute, but also stay comfy.
I've always found myself swooning over the beautiful prints and cuts from Wolf & Whistle, so was over the moon when they announced they would be creating a plus size range which extended up to a UK size 26. Whilst there are only a handful of items in the capsule range, they have managed to create a beautiful series which is diverse and perfect for the upcoming wedding season. Whether you're a fan of block colours, pretty florals or intricate lace, this curve line has something for most tastes.
When I saw this dress on the Boohoo website, I knew it had to be mine. The short length and floaty sleeves were already two big pluses, but it was the front split which really caught my attention. I knew that it wasn't going to be as subtle on me as it was in the product picture, but I don't think there's much difference between flashing a bit of bra or showing off a lace or mesh insert.
When I first saw the Clara Velvet Collar Check Dress from Joanie Clothing, it was pretty much the greebo dress of my dreams. It's one of those perfect styles which can jump from cute to grunge with a simple change of footwear.
|(c) JD Williams / ZPR|
I love JD Williams and the work they do fighting for visibility for the older crowd. After the success of 50 Plus Fashion Week and the launch of their short movie The New F Word, this time they've made a statement at the launch of London Fashion Week, protesting against ageism and challenging it to "grow up".
This is my third dress from vintage repro brand Dolly And Dotty, with the Darlene swing dress becoming a firm favourite in my wardrobe. This time I'm swooshing around in the purple variant which comes with a pretty polka dot splatter. It's the perfect dress for getting up to some rockabilly mischief in!
I'm a huge fan of JD Willliams, as their mixture of contemporary and classic styles really speak to my vintage repro loving heart. Their take on seasonal trends aimed at the slightly older market fit right in with my day to day aesthetic, although there are plenty of fashion forward options straight from the catwalk on show too. In fact their SS17 game is so strong, I thought I'd share a few staples which I need in my wardrobe immediately!
The second the Collectif SS17 lookbook dropped in my inbox, I felt like a kid at Christmas mentally circling all the things I wanted to get my repro loving hands on. Amongst all the stunning prints and beautiful styles on show, the Lanai Hibiscus Doll Dress really stood out and I was so happy that the print came on my favourite dress shape, the trusty Dolores.
|Image (c) Viva Voluptuous|
If you've ever rolled out of bed and desired to channel your inner goth ballerina, then boy, do I have the perfect outfit for you! I took these photos just before Christmas with a view to them being a good party look, and whilst I still stand by that, feel that it also adjusts to the edgier side of day wear too.
Earlier this week, my hair and I had a real treat to help (quite literally) blow the January blues away. There isn't anything quite like a blow out to make you feel like the best version of yourself, and Hob Salons have take things to the next level with their Energy Blow Dry.
Sheer Lace Maxi dress from Simply Be, it was a real love at first sight moment. This dress totally embraces all the Craft inspired goth vibes which baby me was too nervous to explore. Grown up me however comes armed with an overdraft, attitude and bright green tips, so whether you call it a mid life crisis or a vintage inspired throwback, this dress was destined to be mine!
I love dinosaurs and I love vintage repro, so when I saw that Lindy Bop had pretty much created my dream dress I was over the moon! Cute print? Check! Adorable collar? Check! Prehistoric pin-ups? Triple check!
This time of year, a pair of all outfit, all weather boots are an essential for getting through those soggy winter days. Thankfully with the January sales in full swing, there are all manner of bargains available on the market at a snip of their original price, like these cute ankle boots picked up from Brantano.
Happy new year lovely readers, and I hope that you've had a wonderful start to 2017! ❤ If you follow my Instagram you'll have seen that mine has kick off with a new photography project so please do get in touch if you can get to London and would like to be shot for it.
With the start of the year now behind us, I always find that my colour palette drastically changes. Where as the start of winter is all about the dark reds and blacks for me, the latter half tends to move towards more spring ready hues. Maybe it's wishful thinking? Maybe it's my eagerness to run around London wearing lots of yellow, just like a chubby bumble bee. That's why I'm so excited to start the new year off with one of two fun and bright Lindy Bop dresses which are perfect paired with cardigans as we transition between the seasons.