In the winter I get stuck in a bit of a style rut. It’s just so much harder to get dressed and I often find myself reaching for my comfy jeans and not making so much of an effort. I love colourful clothes and although you can make them work in the colder months, it is harder to find tights and shoes that they work with. Now that the warmer weather is just around the corner, I’m all excited for dressing up and feeling the sun on my skin. Here is my first Spring wishlist of the year and it’s a real celebration of all things colourful.

1. Roses and Stripes Sweater – £32 – Voodoo Vixen

2. Sun Jellies Bag – £10 – Collectif

3. Delores Top – £25.50 – Collectif

4. Peggy Sue Skirt – £22 – Lindy Bop

5. Jasmine Plimsoles – £18 – Cath Kidston

6. Vera Skirt – £25 – Lindy Bop

7. Lulu Hun Ann Heels – £42.75 – Collectif

8. Punky Pins Anchor Necklace – £14.75 – Collectif

9. Cocktail Print Audrey Dress – £30 – Lindy Bop

11. Pink Bead Necklace – £10 – Collectif

12. Catarina Pencil Dress – £57.50 – 



It’s been a while since I bought anything from Lindy Bop, mostly because my wardrobe is pretty full at the moment and I’ve been very good at resisting temptation. However their recent collection of fun novelty prints has definitely caught my attention. Back in December when my brother asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I knew exactly what I wanted and I sent him in the direction of the Alaska Print Gilda dress.

The Gilda dress is a lovely vintage style shirt dress, made from a thick slightly stretchy cotton. It comes in a lovely selection of novelty border prints. Linda Bop has gone a bit crazy for novelty prints recently. But I really like most of them and its a great change from the polka dots and cherries that seemed to be on everything a couple of years ago.

The dress is really lovely quality for the price and I love that as well as having buttons at the front, it also has a concealed side zip, which gives the dress a lovely fit. My only complaint would be that on me the dress is a little short in the body, I could do with the waist starting a little lower, but I don’t think it detracts from its overall loveliness.

The sizing on this dress is pretty spot on, I’m quite a standard size 14 and the dress works really well on me. I love that there is enough room in the bust, that it sits perfectly on me with no gaping. The dress is available up to a size 26.

I’ve worn it here with my vintage lucite necklace and my new Hotter Donna shoes, which are now available in lots of lovely spring colours. I’ll be blogging more about them soon.

Since this is quite a wintery print, the dress isn’t currently available in this option. The Alaska print is still available in a skirt and there are lots of lovely new prints in the Gilda dress. I popped some pictures of the current offering below, I absolutely love the Spring colours on the bicycle print dress.

London PrintSan Francisco PrintCocktail Bar PrintAlaska SkirtGolden Leaves PrintBicycle Print

I’ve got my eye on the San Francisco print at the moment, but I really love all of them. Which design is your favourite?

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I’m always excited to try out clothes from reproduction brands who I haven’t tried before. One such brand is Voodoo Vixen. I’ve seen their lovely clothes modelled by some of my favourite bloggers before and loved seeing their collection at the last London Edge, so I was really happy when they recently offered me a dress to review. Choosing was hard, as there are so many gorgeous styles and their prints are absolutely amazing.

Sheila Voodoo Vixen Dress ReviewIn the end I chose the Sheila dress which I liked because of the colours and the lovely cat print. Despite being a big fan of cats and owning two of my own, I had no clothes which featured our feline friends, so this was definitely the dress for me. I love the mix of mid century atomic inspired pattern next to the abstract cats, it really is a gorgeous print.

Voodoo Vixen Sheila Cat Print Dress ReviewMy favourite thing about the dress is all the extra details, which I often find lacking in other vintage inspired clothing. The pockets are a really nice detail, they are turned down and fastened with a button and have plenty of room inside for essentials such as an oyster card and a lipstick, which I never go anywhere without. The dress has a piped trim around the collar and pocket, giving it a more expensive finish which makes the dress that little bit more special to me. The covered black buttons on he chest and pockets bring out the black in the pattern and again, make the dress stand out from other dresses I’ve seen. The dress comes with a matching cotton belt, in the long run I will probably use a more robust one of my own to nip in the waist a little more.

Voodoo Vixen Sheila Dress PocketsSize-wise I went for an XL, which is equivalent to a UK 14. Having lost a little weight recently I’m quite a small 14 now, so I found the dress came up a little big on me, although not by much. There is a full size guide on the website to guide you through choosing the right size and having measured the dress I found the size guide to be accurate.

Voodoo Vixen Sheila DressThe overall quality of the dress was really good, the fabric was nice and heavy with a little bit of stretch. It is 97% cotton and 3% elastane. All the finishes are neat and well made and the zip is nice and strong, so I know I can wear it a lot without worrying about it falling apart. The dress is machine washable, which is an essential for me.

Voodoo Vixen Sheila Cat Print DressThe skirt is reasonably full, but personally I wouldn’t wear this one with a petticoat, I think it looks fine without.

I teamed my dress up with some original vintage bangles and my pink Donna shoes from Hotter.

I loved wearing this outfit, it was fun, easy to wear and very comfortable. The quality of the dress is lovely and it’s definitely something i will be wearing a lot this summer. I can’t wait to revisit the Voodoo Vixen website in the future and choose more of their lovely clothes.

See the full range of clothing on the Voodoo Vixen website. Get 20% off at the checkout with code – frills20

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A few days ago I visited the Lindy Bop website, my plan was to buy the beautiful Lexi rose print dress. However after a little browsing I spotted this absolutely amazing Kelly novelty print dress, with a pineapple and parrot print and I just couldn’t resist it. Don’t worry Lexi I’ll be back for you soon, but for now I can’t get enough of this gorgeous dress.

Lindy Bop Kelly Paradise ReviewAt £34.99 the dress is another absolute bargain from Lindy Bop and I’m absolutely delighted with everything about it. The fit is amazing, I went for my usual size 14 and it fits perfectly. The fabric is a heavy cotton with a slight stretch and I feel absolutely wonderful wearing it. It goes in at the waist and flares out over my tummy which i find really flattering. I love the little cut out detail and the pleating on the skirt near the bow.

Lindy Bop Parrot Print Tropical Novelty Print DressThe quality of the dress is absolutely fantastic for the price. The fabric is really  lovely and I always find the slightly heavier fabrics that Lindy Bop use in a lot of their dresses make them hang really well.

The dress fastens with a zip up the back and the bodice is lined. The print is really lovely and perfect for the summer. I wore it for a little trip to Richmond Park and felt really comfortable running around after Lila.

Lindy Bop Kelly ReviewIf you’re looking for a fun novelty print dress for the summer with our spending too much money, then this dress is absolutely perfect.

The dress goes so well with my vintage Enid Collins basket bag, I feel like they were made to be worn together. To accessorise the outfit I wore an original vintage chiffon headscarf, along with a selection of new and vintage bangles as well as my heart shaped sunglasses with I bought from Tiger last summer.

Enid Collins Bag

Outfit Details:

Kelly Dress – £34.99 – Lindy Bop

Headscarf – Vintage charity shop buy

Sunglasses – Tiger

Bamboo Bangles – Bow and Crossbones

Plastic Bangles – Vintage

Handbag – Vintage Enid Collins via Ebay

Another day another pretty dress! My wardrobe has been filling up very quickly lately with lovely budget friendly vintage style dresses. A few weeks ago I talked about the amazing vintage style dresses that Sainsburys are offering at the moment and now George at Asda have a few really pretty ones, that 50s loving girls will appreciate. I have a bit of a thing for seaside prints and when I spotted this lovely dress in Asda I couldn’t resist. The dress really reminds me of my Boden Nancy dress which I bought last year and it’s just perfect for warm summer days.

Rob and I popped into central London for the afternoon yesterday, for a little afternoon date. As the sun was shining I wore my lovely new dress. The dress has a beautiful full skirt, which has a net petticoat and a layer of lining which makes it flare beautifully. It’s made with a thick cotton blend which makes it slightly stiff which I really like.

George Vintage Style Seaside Dress Review

The colours and print are just so pretty and remind me of lovely vintage novelty prints. The fit is pretty good for a budget dress, size wise I ordered my usual 14 and it fit really well. The dress fastens with a zip at the back, I usually prefer side zips as they fit better, however I didn’t find it a problem with this one.

George Seaside Print Dress Review

George Vintage Style Seaside Dress

George Seaside Dress and Coast Necklace

I wore the dress with a simple pair of pumps from Primark and a necklace I recently picked up in Coast.

George Seaside Dress and Coast necklace OOTD

I’m so happy with the quality of the dress for the amazing price. I’ll definitely be keeping a closer eye of Asda and other supermarkets to see what they have in store.

Outfit Details:

Seaside Dress – £20 – George by Asda

Necklace – £12 – Coast

Shoes – £6 – Primark