Colour is the Fruit of Life

What happens when the thing you have the biggest aversion to is combined with something you have a serious weak spot for? Throw caution to the wind and be a little reckless right?!? That is exactly what I did when I decided to take the leap with the Jade Fruity Swing Dress by Collectif. If anyone looks into my closet, they would be hard pressed to find anything in black but instantly see a rainbow of vibrant colours with lots of delicious fruity prints.

Available in sizes 6-22UK ~ MSRP £75.00

Lately with my waistline fluctuating, I wanted to be certain the Jade Fruity Swing Dress would fit comfortably therefore I ordered a size 10UK. To my surprise, it fit quite generously and I could have likely sized down even with my 28″ waist. Luckily the matching wide belt allows you to cinch in the waist for a perfect fit.  The Jade Fruity Swing Dress features lovely sweetheart bodice with princess seams, double adjustable straps with bow detail, a full skirt with pockets and back zippered closure. The skirt is adorned with delightful pineapple, banana and strawberry trims. At 5′-4″ tall, the hemline falls just below the knees.

Collectif really got me to see past my strong aversion to the colour black when they designed the Jade Fruity Swing Dress. For some reason I expected a lightweight cotton summer dress but was really pleasantly surprised by the substantial weight and structure of the design. The fabulous stretch cotton sateen makes this dress superior in quality and very figure flattering I must add. The subtle sweetheart neckline is quite modest for us bustier ladies and of course the adjustable straps are a huge win for us petite ladies too.  It is the perfect mix of classic with a little pizazz; I simply adore their unique twist with the  fruity rick rack trim detail. Needless to say, it was a huge hit while on vacation in the Caribbean too…the staff complimented everywhere I went and a couple said I looked like island girl.

Of course my natural instinct was to play up the bold tropical colours in the fruity print when accessorizing Jade Fruity Swing Dress. Pairing the ensemble with a 1940s inspired red turban by Sarah’s Doo Wop Dos, Vintage Bakelite jewelry in yellow, red, green,  and black along with the fabulous Lulu Hun Simona Wedges in yellow. These wedges are super comfortable and versatile to pair with any ensemble. I comfortably fit in a UK4, which converts to a size 37 and I typically wear a 6.5-7US. (Available in sizes 3-8UK ~ MSRP £35.75)

Sometimes we can really surprise ourselves by the simple joy of trying a new style that turns out to really boost your inner confidence. The Jade Fruity Swing Dress made me feel fabulous again after suffering from major winter blues. I have a funny feeling the Simona Wedges are going to quickly become a staple in my colourful summer wardrobe.

A Twist on the Little Black Dress

This week we have showcased three very different designs from the fabulous Spring/Summer Collection from Glamour Bunny, in hopes to enlighten you on their incredible fit and versatility. Today, we mark the fourth and final review in the series…and of course I had to save the best for last! To much surprise, I don’t own a little black dress! What are the chances of that among a plethora of dresses in my closet? I find that I have an aversion to all black as I love bold colours and prints so much. The Marylou Rockabilly Dress is my ideal little black dress with a splash of colour. And, what is a little black dress without the quintessential heels to match…meet the Cherry Shoes in Leopard red!

Available in sizes XS-3X ~ MSRP £96
Available in sizes UK3-UK8 (5.5-10.5US) ~ MSRP £56

IMG_3614As we’ve seen with the past three reviews this week, the sizing for Glamour Bunny dresses is dependable and always spot on with the size chart. My bust and hips fit within the Medium but my waist is considered a Small. I always go by my largest measurements as it’s easier to have something taken in and impossible to make it bigger, therefore I stayed with my usual size Medium. The Marylou Dress fits wonderfully from head to toe, there is no need to even take in the waist. The most unique feature on the Marylou Dress is the ornate embroidery that scallops the top of the bodice in the front and half way down the back with a cherry red trim. It also has adjustable straps (always a blessing to have), a curve hugging skirt and kick pleat to rear.  At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt falls a couples inches below the knees.

IMG_3620 IMG_3622Almost every gal has a little black dress, one that they use as a go to for any occasion when they simply don’t know what to wear. The Marylou Dress fits the bill for those seeking a twist on the traditional LBD with a subtle pop of colour. The stretch cotton fabric is curve hugging but drapes ever so lightly for a flattering silhouette. No wiggle dress is complete without the ideal shapewear, this is why I always pair mine with the Rago 1294 girdle. The Marylou just brings out the sassy girl in me, there is definitely something about that exquisite embroidery that is so playful.

IMG_3612 IMG_3610Now accessorizing this LBD was the icing on the cake with the glorious Cherry Shoes in Leopard red. I have been lusting over the Glamour Bunny heels for ages, they are the epitome of a bombshell pinup. The Leopard red does run one size smaller than the other colourways therefore I fit perfectly in the UK5(7.5US), but would normally wear a UK4(6.5US). If you are like me, wearing sky high heels isn’t a regular occurrence but a true delight when you can pull them off. To complete the ensemble, I paired the Marylou with a thin cherry red belt to match the trim and ties in wonderfully with the Cherry Shoes as well.

IMG_3629 IMG_3630Showcasing such lovely dresses from Glamour Bunny’s current collection has been such an honor and I highly recommend you catch them before they are gone forever! You can also find old discontinued styles in their Ebay Store, they are some of the best bargains you’ll find as they are top quality and designed with women’s curves in mind. Make sure to save the 10% off loyalty coupon, good on all purchases on their website. (Code – GBLOYALTY)