A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog about the amazing 75% off Lindybop sale, and the items that I had ordered.
I also said that I was pretty sure that not everything was going to fit, and I might be sending a few things back.
Now, you might ask just why I was under that impression? Mainly because I had ordered a couple of wiggle dresses, which can be a bit hit and miss on me, and also a pair of culotte trousers and I genuinely wasn’t sure that they would even get up over my hips.
Well, the items arrived and I duly unpacked them.
There was the Tabby, the Tiffany, the Bobette, the Maybelle suit, the Carlotta and the Caterina. All massively reduced in the sale.
The first outfit I tried on, was the Tabby – a beautiful emerald green off the shoulder wiggle dress. And I couldn’t be more pleased with it. It just feels great on, and made me feel like a vintage siren. The material has some stretch, a full rear zip and pockets in the front – Bonus!
I chose to wear this out for a meal with one of my close friends, pairing it up with my skinnydip London pineapple bag and yellow hair flowers. I stole my daughters green satin shoes for the night and I was all set.
This dress survived a night out, and came back looking like it had been hanging up all night. Hardly any creasing or issues. I thoroughly recommend this dress, especially for a night out.
The second dress was the lovely black and cream Tiffany dress. Another straight dress, with contrasting cuffs, collar and pockets. I have to admit, not really my usual style – but something I was really drawn to.
I loved the whole classic look of this dress, and when it arrived I wasn’t disappointed. The material was stretchy, yet fitted my curves perfectly. The cream accents were delightful, and I really loved the collar as it was different to anything else I own.
I teamed this up with some black and cream new look peep toe heels, and I was good to go!
The next item I tried was the one that I didn’t think was going to work. The Bobette cullotte trousers. The reason I honestly didn’t think they would work is that I have a strange bottom half, very hippy but with quite a smaller waist. But I was desperate to give them a go, and I really was amazed with the results.
The culottes fit great, if not actually a little big! They are fantastically shaped, with a side zip, but also a button panel at the front that you can choose to undo instead. They have pockets and are a lovely wide leg. I totally adored them.
I matched the trousers up with some nautical navy kitten heels from next, my octopus earrings and necklace from Dolly Cool, and a brand new bag that I had received for my birthday from Rosa Rosa.
I had chosen both the Caterina and the Carlotta tops to go with the Culottes. Mainly as I don’t own any other tops and wanted a couple so I could mix and match.
The Caterina was dark blue gingham peasant style top, with white rick-rack accents, a shirred middle section and cap sleeves.
The Carlotta was a cute jersey sleeveless nautical style top, with a white Peter Pan collar and navy blue neckerchief. Both of them looked absolutely adorable with the trousers, and make for a very easy to wear outfit when you don’t want the full 50’s dress look.
Now, for my favourite item. The Maybelle Peach Jacquard Suit. Or so I thought.
I left it till last and then tried it on. I had my daughter take pictures of me, and I waited eagerly to see how fabulous I looked.
Except I didn’t!!!
The whole suit just didn’t look right on me. And I know the exact reason why. It is my stupid boobs, ruining things again!
The dress, although not a perfect fit (it was a bit gappy in the underarms and my VBO was quite prominent – although I wasn’t wearing my shapewear) it wasn’t too bad.
I could probably have styled it up and been relatively satisfied with it.
But then I put the gorgeous little jacket on, and immediately looked like a sack of potatoes. The jacket came up higher on me than shown in the picture, explained already as a result of my chest.
This gave the effect that it was too short and too small.
I have to admit, I was gutted! Of all the outfits, I had been lusting over this for so long, and thought all my Christmases had come together when it was reduced by nearly 50%.
Alas it was not to be, and instead of returning any of the other items, it was sadly the Maybelle that ended up back in the mail for a refund.
Apart from this one disaster, the other items were all totally amazing and I am really glad that I took a chance on them.
Do you have a favourite out of my choices? Did you get any bargains? How did they look on you?
Till next time,