Fashion

Harry Bardot Dress + Claudia Crab Bag by Joanie Clothing

I’ve been longing for the sun for so long and Wellington was finally blessed with 4-ish hours of sun on Sunday. Nothing super hot but there were actual warm patches in my house.. we are living in crazy times. It was my day off so I decided to lounge around in my new Joanie Clothing pieces (which they kindly gifted me) and I thought I would share some thoughts on this beautiful Bardot Sun dress & Claudia Crab Bag!

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For the longest time I have stood clear of anything off the shoulder/possible arm exposure but I’m getting to that point in my life where I don’t actually care anymore. If it’s hot I don’t want to be covered in a cardigan; I need that breeze on my shoulders not another unnecessary layer! So I’m SO glad I picked this bardot dress; I decided to size up to a UK 16 not something I usually do but I know this dress doesn’t have free hips like I’m used to and when ordering a from another country I get very nervous about sizing! In New Zealand I’m a solid size 12 sometimes a size 14; ordering a size 16 was a mistake in someways. Yes, the dress was definitely too big BUT I kind of like that about it. It’s roomy and breathable; I don’t feel restricted and I can tighten the waist with a belt AND I can fit a petticoat underneath which makes me super happy!

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The fabric is a light weight floral-y paisley embroidered cotton (100% too). The inside is lined so you don’t have to worry about the dress being see-through (which I love)! The straps are adjustable and the sleeves are elasticated which didn’t leave any markings on my shoulders which is something I’m always very aware of. Nothing worse than arms of a garment being too tight!
Overall I’m SO pleased with the bardot sun dress; so much so I kept it on ALL day (I’m strictly a PJ girl when I’m at home)! I wish it would come in other colourways!
Also how freaking cute is Claudia the Crab Bag? She has pockets and a drawstring for security; I cannot wait to take it to the beach (once we have a little more sun)!

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I hope you enjoyed this outfit – I really loved putting it together!

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Catch a Thief – Glaring Glamour Sunglasses + OOTD

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Is it socially acceptable to wear sunglasses in winter? I don’t know and I don’t care. Sometimes you just want to go out without eye makeup or if you’re like me avoid eye contact with strangers because you’re an anxious freak. Or maybe you just want to look fabulous and avoid the winter sun (because it’s a real thing)! Well the Two Lippy Ladies kindly sent me a pair of the Catch a Thief – Glaring Glamour sunglasses in black which I have been lusting over for a while! If you’re in the market for a new pair of sunglasses and are struggling to find a high quality vintage reproduction brand with a variety of styles/eras then Catch a Thief is the brand for you! Luckily for us girls Two Lippy Ladies carries a range of their sunglasses including;  Madly, Lady Lucite, Glaring Glamour and Basking Beauties which come in array of colours including: red, black, blue, pink (!), cream, jade and tortoiseshell.  What more could a girl want?! Continue reading “Catch a Thief – Glaring Glamour Sunglasses + OOTD”