Friday, 5 May 2017

Mushroom magic with Lindy Bops Jojo dress

We all have that one dress. We see it in a store. We like it but we procrastinate about it. Will it suit me? Is it right for me? What if I don’t like it? These dresses we either take the plunge and add to our wardrobes or let go with a looming questions of what if? That was what the Jojo dress was for me. It was a dress I loved the look of but I just wasn’t sure if it would look right on me. But in a moment of ‘YOLO’ I recently snapped it up when I bought another dress from an Australian store and Boy oh boy am I glad I did!

Flowers ~ Daphne's Daffodils from Daisy Jean
Necklace ~ Yellow beads from Debstar Designs
Brooch ~ Pluto Plesiosaur Brooch from Erstwilder
Dress ~ Jojo Dress from Lindy Bop
Shoes ~ No brand

I’m a new lover of Lindy Bop, as I said in my last review and I was so excited to see recently too they launched too and that its much more shopper friendly! The Jojo dress is rather outside my comfort zone. The peter pan colour, cute print and bold purple accents gave this dress a fun vibe that I haven’t really had in my closet before. I was excited to find when it arrived that the collar and sleeve accents were a lot brighter than the stock pictures showed and that the colours really POPPED, which I was super stocked about. The sleeves look a little small and I was a bit nervous to try it on (sleeves are something I struggle with a lot) but was delighted to find after I got home and pulled it over my head that the sleeves weren’t too tight and I was able to pull them on and off without any issues!

I got my Jojo dress from Australian stockist Velvet Vixens but it is currently on sale over at the Lindy Bop website. My order arrived pretty quickly and I was excited to try styling this dress as I expected it would be a challenge for me. Surprisingly it hasn’t been. This dress features the most adorable mushroom print that has an array of different colours through it. This meant that this dress is fun to style and actually super versatile with my accessories! Which I was pleasantly surprised with. This dress is made of polyester but I was surprised to find it was lined with what appeared to be cotton. This liner made it super comfortable to wear and meant I didn't get to sweaty either!

The Jojo dress features a side zip and comes with a matching belt. I have a love hate relationship with invisible zips. I’ve only had one ‘altercation’ with the invisible zip in my Jojo dress but have found for the most part the zip is easy to do up and doesn’t catch too much on the waist seam. The matching belt really helps define the waist and helps tie in the stark purple accents. I also love that I can wear this dress with or without foundations due to the comfortable sizing. Now days I do prefer to have the option to wear an outfit with either. My only real complaint of this dress is that the pockets are decorative and not real. I mean what girl doesn't love a dress that has pockets.

For this shoot I decided to play to the yellows and blues through the mushrooms. My Daphne’s Daffodils from Daisy Jean were the perfect match, along with a yellow necklace from Debstar Designs and wore my cute little plesiosaur brooch from Erstwilder! As a kid growing up I was obsessed with Dinosaurs and this little guy is one of my absolute favorites as I’ve always loved the stories of Lock Ness so this little guy holds a special place in my heart.

Sizing wise, I err between a 14 and 16 on the Lindy Bop size chart depending on the make and cut of the dress. This dress having the style of sleeves it does, I opted for the 16 to play it safe and I'm glad I did as it fits me really well. If you do err between sizes and have a bit of weight on your arms like I do, I would definitely recommend sizing up to make sure the fit is comfortable!

I hope you’ve all enjoyed this review! You can expect to see this dress being worn a fair bit once spring hits as I just adore it! The Jojodress is currently on sale too over at Lindy Bop for just £20.00/$34.90AU with reasonably priced postage to Australia! Definitely loving their new stuff that’s recently been released too and cannot wait to add some more Lindy Bop to my wardrobe!

Til next time darlings!

1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous dress, I love the purple detailing and the print! I also adore how you have styled this dress with your yellow accessories...beautiful! xo