Friday, 23 June 2017

Picnic Perfection




This has got to be one of my favourite easy going summer dresses for this summer from Rock n Romance.
Recently I have put on quite a bit of weight - partly due to having an office job for the last year and not moving as much as I used to and partly due to my medication for my illness. However I felt incredible in this little picnic friendly number.


For those coming to the Pin Up Picnic this should be a strong contender for an outfit choice. The red and white gingham print screams picnic! the little ties on the shoulder which make it adjustable are fantastic and add a cute little feminine bow detail which I just adore. And what better ladies, it has pockets! that's right two large patch pockets on the front. I don't think I could love this dress anymore.

The dress does come with a matching belt but due to weight gain the belt just didn't look right, it kept rolling up and looking awkward so I swapped it for a secondhand belt I got at a charity shop years ago, one of my trusty favorites.

I decided to pair this little ensamble with my Miss L Fire wedges, vintage headscarf and a fruity bag (it used to be made by Bow and Crossbones years ago but sadly not in production anymore, managed to nab mine on Depop)


Pros:

Great Length - mid calf

Large patch pockets - what girl doesn't love pockets?

Gorgeous tie shoulder detail - making the strap length adjustable to suit

Full skirt - lots of material making it flirty and fun

Light weight cotton material - easy to wear, comfortable and perfect for a picnic

Scoop neckline is super flattering

Lots of room in the bust for bigger chested girls looking for a lovely summer dress

Pattern is incredible

Cons:

Again just like another dress I review I had belt issues, this time it fit perfectly but due to my shape these days it wasn't comfortable or flattering hence changing it out for my own belt.
But as con's go that isn't the worst


Find this gorgeous dress HERE!



Friday, 16 June 2017

Beat it Baby!

I was fortunate enough to be in the first round of people to get there little mitts on one of these sort after bags from Kate Costigan....





The Beat it Baby tote has sold like hot cakes via her Etsy page and I'm not surprised.
I built this little outfit for the day around the colour scheme of the bag because I adored it so much. As soon as it arrived I had to wear it out straight away and haven't really put it down since.

The bag is super durable, a heavy cotton mix, I've worn it out a few times now and it has no signs of wear. The print is also so well done I was super impressed, the printing hasn't faded or marked at all.

Kate's designs are fun, mid century modern with a lovely minimalist twist. I adore the muted pallets within the designs and how something so simple can look so eye catching and absolute perfection.

I'm excited to snap up some prints for my walls when we finally get moved in to our first house in a few weeks.

Grab your tote HERE!



and don't forget Kate Costigan has donated prizes to these years charity raffle so to be in with a chance of winning a Kate Costigan prize as well as many other be sure to donate HERE!


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Mini Post - Lady K Loves



and we sure do love Lady K...


I discovered Lady K Loves a few years ago now, it was the first time I attended a Rockabilly event 'The Rockabilly Rave' which I am incredibly sad to be missing this year.

Kessie had a whole room in the main dance area downstairs next to the bar like a little cave and I literally wanted everything!
I tried on capris and tops and skirts, but it wouldn't be until I attended the Mid Century Market with all the old BB members that I would pick up a gorgeous black pencil skirt, that went perfectly with everything.





Since then Kessie and LKL have gone from strength to strength and hopefully you all saw us promote like crazy the campaign for Lady K Loves to get those Jeans in production and on every Butt in the UK and beyond!

They also recently launched a brand new website that is perfect and easy to shop, check it out HERE!

I was lucky enough to get my mitts on a little goodie bag too which includes a LKL Tote, LKL American work wear style raglan tee and a little LKL postcard.
The tee is so comfy, Kessie please do more, in more colours! they are the perfect top to wear everyday. I've worn it with jeans and mostly my dungarees - great for when pulling a weekend shift to help my friends parents at their street food business.



If you don't have one of these, oh my you need one! and while your there get yourself some amazing Hug Me Baby's or Le Wilde jeans to pair with it.


My Top LKL Picks
(in other words my lust list for LKL)






The Hug Me Baby's

(seen here on Diablo rose images from her review: HERE)




And remember Lady K Loves have donated to our charity raffle so to be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes including a voucher from LKL make sure you donate HERE!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Charlotte's Web



Miss Fortune has been a favorite clothing brand of mine for years and I actually stumbled across them in my early days of being a burlesque performer, I was besotted with Frankii Wilde and Zara Ann and all their modelling antics. They modelled for Miss Fortune back in the day and that's how I found this fabulous brand - Just show's you what models and social media can do right?

Well the marvelous wonder behind Miss Fortune, Laura has created a new Spider Web design sweater that is just darling! Everything about it is incredible - I now feel like I need the black one too, it's screaming my name!

This is the 'Bloody Mary' version of the Spider Web sweater









This is one of the comfiest, cosiest sweaters I've ever worn.

It's flattering but not too tight or figure hugging.

I found the sizing true to size and have worn it with so many things from jeans, to dungarees, to skirts and my pinafore. It's such a versatile piece that just looks great however you wear it.

I even wore it the other day to work Digbeth dining Club in Birmingham, it went down a treat and I got asked a lot where it was from - total stand out piece. The colour of this one is truly dreamy too so deep and jewel like.

Grab your Spider Web sweater while you can HERE!




Luxulite Vintage Style Spider Brooch!

You may have also noticed my little friend! That's right it's the Luxulite Spider series that these two brand collaborated on, isn't he adorable! He fits perfectly with this whole concept.

The brooch is utterly divine and will be perfect all year round but has already got me planning ideas for this years Halloween outfit.






I was blown away by Luxulite's attention to detail, the packaging was incredible! all pink of course our favorite colour - the little note, the candy stripes and the perfect little spider brooch I was in love with it all.

The spider has a little resin body that glitters and sparkles with little metal legs (8 little metal legs of course) - it was even better than I could have imagined and now I want them all!!

There are 4 colours and 2 sizes for each brooch that go perfectly with each sweater. There is actually a 'Bloody Mary' spider but I fancied the black one as I knew it would look amazing with the sweater and I would wear it with other outfits in various ways!

For instance I plan on pinning it to my Sarah's Doo Wop Doo's turban, the cobweb skirt I picked up for a Halloween day outfit and of course any sweater or cardigan I can pin it too.


Grab your Spider Brooch HERE!


I've also got one of the new and very popular Bobbie sweater - I remember this being released in peach and being Miss Peachy Keen Jelly Bean on Instagram I immediately wanted it but at the time didn't have the money and when I did my size had sold out. I forever regret that. but fear not the new colour ways are perfect for that day time pin up look.

Here I'm wearing the pink and grey harlequin Bobbie sweater.







Above I'm wearing the Bobbie sweater in pink and grey with my Collectif Bright and Beautiful Co. dungaree dress which has become a day to day staple of mine.

The little short sleeves are the perfect length, not too cap sleeve which wouldn't work at all - but I do think this jumper would be amazing in a 3/4 style too (Laura! please make it happen)

The neckline is fantastic, super soft material it doesn't itch or irritate at all. It sits well and the round neck is flattering (not too small either to pull over your head in case you've already done your hair ladies)

My only qualm is I should have gone smaller - I have a medium on but I think a small would have fit better across my neckline/shoulders. I had a little too much extra material around my neck and therefore my dungaree dress straps didn't sit too well.





I also popped it under my Collectif dungarees again another every day staple so easy to pop on, dress up and dress down.

Like the Spider Web sweater above this is the same cosy, comfy material.

The colours are delightfully spring / summer pastel shades that will be great with all your SS17 outfits! I can not wait to wear mine all summer and it's such a transitional piece for Autumn when it's not too cold just a bit of a chill in the air.

Such a true vintage pattern, harlequin will never go out of fashion!



Hands down I know these two sweaters are going to be worn to death, I love them both and now feel like I need more colours.

And Miss Fortune I need some of these sweaters in a 3/4 sleeve too can we make this happen! say yes to me!!

Grab your Harlequin Bobbie sweater HERE!


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