Tuesday 28 March 2017

Boss Babe with Lindy Bop

I'm a self confessed boss babe. I work a full time job. I have my own small business and my blog is blossoming into a workload of its own. I adore what I do. Being a creative person at heart, my business and my blog help fill my soul since my full time job is rather void of creativity. I do however love that I can dress how I like at work and I often like to theme dress. So when I saw the Teal Brittany dress from Lindy Bop, I knew it was the perfect dress for me!

Flowers ~ Mauve Pink Rose Double from Daisy Jean
Earrings ~ Agatha Orbs in teal from Daisy Jean
Brooch ~ Snap Happy Vintage Camera Brooch from Jubly Umph
Dress ~ Teal Brittany Study Print dress from Lindy Bop
Shoes ~ Halina Heels from B.A.I.T footwear
Lindy Bop is retro brand based in the UK which specialises in fun quirky printed pinup style clothes at affordable prices. While I have a few Lindy Bop dresses in my over flowing wardrobe, I must admit up until recently there wasn't a whole lot they were releasing that really caught my attention. Plus, being an Aussie gal who primarily buys her clothes online, I found their 'floating clothes' approach a bit off putting, as I prefer to see how things look on real bofdies. I am thrilled to say I have noticed a change in their patterns and styles being released over the last 12 months, with more of their stuff popping up through my social media feeds as well as in our local stores here in Australia and they seem to be proving versatile, fun and colourful. They've also started using models to showcase their items as well, which has massively rekindled my interest in this brand that I previously would have passed over. I am so excited to be able to share with you all my review on the Brittany Dress from their New In range!

The Brittany dress is a 50's style dress with a fun quirky print that really caught my eye. Covered in telephones, cameras and type writers with work related phrases such as 'Working 9 to 5', 'Like a Boss' and 'All work & no play' you can see why as someone who works in office admin this dress appealed to me so much. The round neckline with capped sleeves means its not too busty for work either while the sleeves give arm coverage. The dress is 97% cotton and lined, this dress breathes well in the heat while keeping you warm in cooler weather. At 165cm on me this dress sits just below the knee (even with a crinoline on) and features two pink heart shaped pockets on its front.

The Brittany dress, while being all 'business' in the front, is 'party; in the back, with a heart shaped cut out in the top back. This is closed with buttons through elastic at the top and the actually zip the dress, its an invisible side zip. As I find with most side zips, this can be a bit tricky at the waist but once its over that seam it slides quickly enough. I'm wearing the size 16 for reference and it fits beautifully. Now days I prefer to get my clothes to fit closer to my current shape so I don't have to corset if the weather is really warm. The fit for me was right and I had no issues with washing. The only downside is one common to cotton, which is that it hold a crinkle. But I find with the pattern its not as noticeable as some of my solid colour skirts.

I've worn the Brittany dress a few times already and it certainly won't be last. Its a fun print to wear to work and I love that I don't have to wear a heap of accessories to give it a complete finish either. Just a brooch and a flower is enough. 

The Brittany dress is $52.36AU + postage to Australia which normally takes around 1-2 weeks. I've already added some of their new releases to wishlist and this definitely won't be the last Lindy Bop piece in my wardrobe!

I hope you've all enjoyed this review and I hope you're all excited for the interview I have coming tomorrow with the amazing Burlesque Babe Alyssa Kitt

Til then darlings!

Disclaimer: Whilst I received this dress in a collaboration with Lindy Bop, all opinions expressed are honest to help ensure the most accurate information for my readers. 

1 comment:

  1. Yes Lindybop are releasing some really wonderful designs and prints at the moment! This style and print looks really lovely on you, great review! :)