I first spotted this skirt (and statement necklace) on the Primark website when they released a Q&A session with the gorgeous Victoria from InTheFrow.com – it wasn’t available in stores but Victoria had chosen it to showcase some of the new Autumn/Winter range and I was desperate to get my hands on the floaty organza number. I ended up visiting a couple of different Primark stores multiple times, when one evening I finally spotted it and had to get my hands on it! When I got it home I didn’t have a clue how to accessorise it. I stumbled across a couple of looks that worked really well with clothes that I already had in my wardrobe when I suddenly had a brainwave… What about my underbust corset!?
This month, I am styling the beautiful Lisa-Marie who has only been blogging this year. I may have gotten it completely wrong this month, but on Lisa-Marie’s blog she mentions that she wants to get out of her comfort zone and that she feels in a bit of a rut fashion wise wearing similar clothing. I noticed photos of pretty kimonos and other floral style tops on her website so I thought I would use this as inspiration but “girlie” the whole thing up a bit…
I know that when Toni set up the challenge she did tell us not to go out buying new clothes just for the challenge but I really wanted to take part this month and persuade me otherwise to my negativity towards this style. The swing dress I chose also solved another blog post – my review of Boohoo.com which will be coming very soon.
After much procrastination, I finally decided on a daisy print swing dress from the Boohoo.com Plus Size range. Although I had read that the sizing on their range was cut small, I opted for a UK size 16 which is the smallest size in the plus size collection. I’m glad I did because when I tried it on for the first time it proved very roomy. I’ll admit I did a little squeal when I tried this dress on and it changed my whole opinion on the swing dress as a whole. Not only do I feel fabulous in this dress, but I also think that it doesn’t look like I just threw on a tent for once. I think the key to my swing dress relationship might be to order patterned swing dresses instead of block colours.