A couple of months ago I was invited to a bloggers evening with new a new plus size company called Lovedrobe. As the event was in London and I’m far way away up here in Stoke, I sadly had to decline the invitation. However, a few days later, a beautiful little parcel arrived.
Aren’t they the prettiest parcels you’ve ever seen?
I’d been asked to pick out a few items from the range that caught my eye and my eyeballs stuck out on stalks like cartoon hearts when they saw this beauty. Lime green and pink aren’t my usual colour palette of choice, but the print of this Koko Dip Hem Snake Print dress, the cute buttoned front and the cap sleeves sang a sweet little tune to me.
The dress is quite a generous fit, I tried the 18’s but I could easily fit in the 16’s, the waist sits perfectly (I usually struggle with this because I’m tall I have a longer torso) and the capped sleeves give me a little more confidence in having my arms out. This was a rare weekend in September where the sun was shining instead of raining and I didn’t feel the need to wear my trusty biker jacket. I also love the dip hem on the skirt – perfect for big bootyed ladies like me who’s skirt tends to raise over the derriere.
I wore this dress for a recent lazy Sunday trip out to Matlock Bath for lunch with the family (hence my lazy girls updo) and a bit of a play in a wooden ship at the childrens adventure playground – I felt like Kate Winslet (minus the water and dying, obviously). There’s something about Matlock Bath that makes me feel quite childlike. Amusement arcades galore, ice cream stands, sweetshops, souveniers and coffee shops – it reminds me of holidays in Wales with my grandad and eagerly exchanging pound coins for grubby 2 pence pieces in an attempt to win a keyring.
There’s a massive sale on over on Lovedrobe website so make sure you ask your banks managers permission and bag yourself some key picks for autumn – I’m a massive fan of floaty dresses teamed with chunky knits and boots.
I just spotted that the above dress is in the sale for a bargainous £12.00 and theres also this Koko Multi Colour Geometric dress which also makes my heart sing – which is a steal at £10.00. Oh snake print goodness.