Summer loving with Lindy Bop, Missguided and Primark

May 03, 2017

Are you thinking about summer? I am! The beautiful sunny weather we've had lately and today I didn't even need a jacket, yes for warmer weather, yes for sunshine and yes for summer plans; who's with me?

If you caught my last couple of fashion posts you'll of seen that I featured a couple of Lindy Bop dresses and I have my final instalment from that short series here. I'm truly grateful to Lindy Bop for sending me the dresses over and have really enjoyed putting together these blog posts and photoshoots; I hope there will be other opportunities in the future. I also discussed with Sophie from Lindy Bop about interviewing her at London Edge in September so I hope that can go ahead as well.

So I think I've saved the most summery dress of the lot til last and I think its perfect timing to show you the *Brittany Pink Verona Print Love Heart Swing Dress in all it's glory and how I've styled this dress with my alternative personal style. The dress has an amazing print that's got a very romantic theme to it in my opinion with the city buildings, roses, tattoo style heart print and text. My favourite parts of the print is the swallows carrying the hearts across the top of the dress and the bright red roses on the bottom of the dress, both of these are just small details within the full print and the closer you look at the dress the more you see. You can get lost within the print and create your own love story by just looking at it.

This dress was the first dress to catch my eye on the London Edge Catwalk back in February not only because of the heart shaped back detail but the print really stood out to me. I'm actually visiting the romantic city of Paris in October and I've already got this dress on my packing list and can't wait to wear it around Paris and Disneyland.

Lindy Bop dresses are always true to size and comfortable to wear, this 'Brittany' style dress is shaped perfectly for my body type; it goes in at the waist, has a flared out skirt that doesn't necessarily need an underskirt/tutu and the cap sleeves fit snugly but comfortably. If I was to wear this dress to a wedding or event I would wear a tutu underneath to enhance the shape of the dress and give my look a more glamorous feel but I think the dress stands up for itself alone for a party look or everyday style. The dress is made from Lindy Bop's special matte finish stretch poly fabric which adds to the comfort of the fit and gives the dress a beautiful shine so the print really stands out. Getting in and out of the dress is also super easy with a concealed underarm zip and 3 cute button fastenings at the top of the heart shaped back detail.

Of course I always like to add my style to any outfit and wearing a pretty dress isn't my everyday style but it sure could be. I added one of my faux leather jackets to this look which helped with the occasional cool breeze whilst I was out shooting. I choose to wear my Black Embroidered Western Boots that I bought from Misguided after Christmas, I thought the rose detail on the boots matched the rose detail on the dress whilst the studs added my grunge style to the outfit. I absolutely love these boots and Misguided have become a favourite place to shop for me, their customer service is on point and they always have amazing deals on. I did find I had to go up a size with these boots because they are pointed but are a good and comfortable fit still.

Lastly I can't go into Primark lately without a new bag catching my eye so I had to buy this Pale Pink Crossbody bag. I thought the swallow bird detail on the clasp totally went with the swallow print on the dress and was the main reason I bought the bag; at just £7.00 I thought it was a bargain too. I don't really feel like the bag looks like a cheap bag nor does it feel like one; the bags quality is top notch for the budget price. The stitching is good, fastening is easy to use, the strap is strong and holds the bag well and finally the buckle detail looks hard wearing. I've been using this bag for a few days now and can fit all my belongings inside that I need on a daily basis including my full size purse, keys, hand gel, mirror, lipstick and a pen.

My full outfit really shows my personalty I think, I may have a pretty dress on but I can still be my alternative styled self and look good doing so. I also wanted my makeup to stand out by wearing a bad ass red lipstick again adding to my personal style and red lipstick is something I wear regularly; I'm quite comfortable wearing an intense red shade and you can't go wrong with a red lip in my opinion.

If you've got a wedding to go to, an event to attend or just want a new summer dress then I would recommend you check out Lindy Bop, they cater for sizes 8 to 26 and have so many styles to suit everyone.

*PR Sample - all thoughts/opinions are my own, see my disclaimer for more info.

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  1. So much yes for summer daydreams beaut! I'm so disappointed May has still been fairly cold and dreary down South but my dad tells me there's supposed to be a heatwave hitting the UK this weekend so barbecue grills at the ready! So excited, hehe :D

    This dress is a pure slice of blissful paradise and it makes sense that the most blissful paradisal babe is rocking it, YOU! You look a trillion times lush in every single Lindy Bop dress and rock each one like the utter stunnah you are babe! I've loved all the gorgeous dresses you've worn but I think this one has to be my favourite yet. The pretty pink unique design and tattoo edge amongst the hearts and city romance is utterly mesmerising. Gotta love the romance of Verona and good old Romeo and Juliet vibes! You're looking perfect amongst all the blossom babe! So exciting you're going to Disneyland, I know you'll have an amazing time and be the most majestic queen there. The Primark bag is such a treasured find and I agree it goes dreamily with your pretty dress too. So much love! Am so excited about your plans to interview Sophie at London Edge too, that sounds fantastic sweet, can't wait for all these brill events to happen for you :D

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    1. It's starting to warm up, hopefully its the start of summer! fingers crossed haha

      Thank you so much for your compliments on the dress, it truly is a beaut dress and Im so glad you like it as much as me. I was so happy to find the Primark bag, no one believes it from Primark though haha.

      Your always such a babe, reading my post, commenting and supporting my blog in general, really really thankful!!

      Thanks again for reading! Gem x


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