I fought the urge not to buy this dress for so long, but when LDC had a site wide sale, I ended up caving and snapping it up. I’m glad I did because this dress amuses me to no end. Not only does it have my #2 man crush Tom Hiddleston on it, but he’s wearing flower crowns and it has fun, cute writing scattered over it.
Of course, I had to put on, well, not exactly a flower crown, but my favourite flower headband, to match. Also, first time showing off the new hair colour and cut here on the blog. It had been over a year since I had a trim so tried out a new place at my local store and was really impressed.
This dress is a 2xl, I was a little unsure how it would fit as my other LDC dress is a 3xl and is a perfect fit (See here). I figured it is a stretchy material, so I’d give it a try. Personally, I think it looks great and I’m happy with the fit. The only noticeable difference I find in size is that this dress is a bit shorter and slightly tighter around my boobs, but not so much that it stretches or warps the images.
Look, no arm coverings! Yep, still going strong on that new year goal! Melbourne weather has been it’s normal hot and then cold yo-yo weather, but on those warm days, I’m enjoying the air of my arms! I hope that eventually I won’t get anxious at all about showing them.
I paired the dress with my magical unicorn flats. My foot is fractured again and i’m wearing my boot periodically and resting it up. It’s painful but not as bad as the last time. I need to invest in some heel grips for these shoes, I think ASOS have changed the sizing of their shoes lately as I used to fit their 8’s perfectly and now they are slightly too big. Heel grips should make them the perfect fit though.
Dress – Living Dead Clothing (size XXL) || Shoes – ASOS (& in metallic) || Belt & headband – I don’t remember
If you could have anyone’s picture of a dress, who would you choose?
If you follow me on social media, you may remember me going on about this dress aaaages ago. I found it online at Crossroads and just loved the print. I love a good lemon tree/ orange tree/ palm leaf print. By the time I finally left the house to go into a store to try it on, I was worried there wouldn’t be any left. I was lucky and they had the dress in my size, as well as a top in the matching print, so I put them on layby!
That was over a month ago, in fact, that was last year! I finally got the layby out last week and wore the dress out yesterday when I went and saw Moana at the movies. Oh, you should totally go and see Moana, it was amazing and made me want to head back to Aitutaki.
I’m also trying to be more comfortable showing off my arms. I admit, my upper arms are an area I’m still quite insecure about. I will often throw on a light cardigan or that but not anymore. No one gave me a second look though, no one but me cared about my arms. Sometimes I think you can be your own worst enemy. So here is to me, rocking my flabby arms in public more!
Do you love a good fruit print? Any in particular?
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fantastic time and stayed safe. I didn’t get up to much, just stayed on the couch working on updating this layout. Which brings us to the first post of 2017! Yes! It’s another swimsuit post! We’ve started getting some really warm days and i’ve been dreaming of pools and beaches!
Swimsuitsforall have been on my radar for years now. I’ve loved all the collabs they’ve done with Gabi Fresh and when they reached out to me to see if i’d be interested in one of their suits, I jumped at the chance. Deciding on just one suit was the hard part. I kept being drawn back to the Ashley Graham collection.
The suit is a little daring, but a whole lot of sexy. I admit, I was a little worried before it arrived that i’d look too much like a trussed up ham, but once I put it on, it was love! I think one of the things that drew me to this is that I could see myself wearing it as a bodysuit with a skirt/pants. So it could be used as more than a swimsuit.
SIZING: I want to touch on sizing a little. When you order from US stores you have to remember that their sizing is different. I’m a US18 and that is the sizing I ordered. On the body, this fit is great, but would be too tight if you had much bigger boobs. I’d size up if you’re bigger than a small C-cup. The arm hole, however, is tight. I do have large flabby arms but it does dig in. Not enough that it’s uncomfortable, but it is noticeable.
You can also see the ever so gorgeous Kobi rocking the same suit over on her Instagram.
Photos by the super awesome PurpleNebula.
Do you prefer a one piece or bikini when you hit up the beach?