While I was in Cardiff the other day, I thought since I had a bit more time that I would take a look inside their Evans store on the high street. I’ve never been in there before, and it looked quite small from the outside window display. Boy, I was wrong! The store seemed to go back for ages, and I was a woman on a mission. Surely if any of the stores were going to stock Scarlett & Jo, it would be Wales’ capital city!? I wandered towards the back of the store, totally oblivious to everything around me and there it was…a section of the store dedicated to Scarlett & Jo and Lovedrobe. I instantly recognised a number of the “Summer Romance” collection, and started looking through the rails. Their new prom dress with a red floral skirt was there, and it looked a lot nicer than I originally thought it would. Red isn’t really a colour I tend to wear that often. Then what did I spy? The patterned floral prom dress that I had fallen in love with ever since I saw it on fellow fashion bloggers, Danielle and George.
I first heard about the new floral collection when I spied a photoshoot that the gorgeous Danielle, Georgina, Hannah and Callie had taken place where they were styled in beautiful dresses with their hair and makeup done too. I thought they all looked so beautiful and that they had a lot of fun on their Scarlett & Jo photoshoot and I couldn’t wait to check out the collection. Here are my favourite pieces so far…
The difference between other illusion dresses and the Powerfit Dresses by Scarlett & Jo are that many of their designs include a built in mesh lining that gives support and acts as shapewear. Personally, I probably would wear more shapewear underneath the dresses because I like a really firm look to hold in my lumps and bumps. The dresses come in a number of gorgeous colours, such as purple, red, blue, leopard print and lace panelled. My favourite is the red one and I think that they would suit power dressing for work or equally be beautiful for an evening occasion.
Anyone who knows me knows that I hate being late for anything so when we got stuck on the M6 with long delays I started to panic and ended up being around 30 minutes late – grr! When I walked into the Exhibition Hall I was greeted by the lovely Charlotte from Yours Clothing with a goodie bag and a warm welcome which was much appreciated because for some reason I was really nervous! There were clothing racks everywhere and pick a mix too! Yum! I arrived just in time for the first catwalk show which was the Simply Be catwalk. I stood next to the Yours Clothing exhibit and watched as everyone walked down the catwalk looking fabulous.
Generally, I do shop in actual stores because it means I get to try everything on in one go without having to worry about sizing issues or sending stuff back. Recently I have been more interested in online shopping because of lack of time and also some of the ranges aren’t available in stores and I live far away from some stores such as Simply Be, however I am going to make it my mission to get to one before the end of the year!
Anyway, I have found a bunch of dresses that I really like but I can’t order them all as it will eat into the wedding fund, so I decided to make a post and see if anyone wants to get in touch with their opinions via comments, twitter or e-mail and help me choose which to order