The Tropical Novelty Print Dress

At the end of last week I was browsing ASOS looking for dresses.

This is not a surprise, I do this a lot, I can never afford to buy any of them, so mostly I just look and dream. But last week I fell totally in love with a tropical novelty print, and it was reduced and there was actually money in my account, so I bought it.

tropical dress

Tropical print dress – Emily & Fin @ASOS ♥ Shoes – Mel by Melissa♥
♥Sunglasses – Derek Cardigan* ♥ Flamingo Brooch – Vintage*♥

When it arrived it was very different from what I was expecting. The “fitted waist” was actually an empire line, sitting just under my boobs, not a style that really suits me, especially combined with a high neck. It was also VERY short, on the model it looks just above her knees, on me it falls mid thigh, which is far shorter than any other dress I own!

Despite this, I’m just in love with that print and I think I can kind of make it work!

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Saturday Night (Not) At The Movies

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When Retro Chick Got To Be A Fairy

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Friday Frock Love: Summer Highlights

Untitled-1 Well, so far we’ve done ok with Summer. A few rainy days, but generally lovely sunshine, which means summer frocks galore! Hurrah! One of the things I spend a lot of time doing for All the Dresses, is, er, looking at dresses. So just in case you missed any this Summer I thought I’d do […] Oooh, tell me more........

5 Classic Summer Cocktails

classic-gimlet$$069a0000000ec5uiae I love a good cocktail. So much so that I’ve taken it upon myself to organise an entire week in celebration of them this October. Whilst talking to people about Norwich Cocktail Week I’ve discovered that people think of cocktails in very different ways. My wardrobe is inspired by my interest in history and vintage, […] Oooh, tell me more........

Vintage Vamp

cover This is my favourite outfit I’ve never even worn. I’ve had this corset since March, I know, MARCH! And I haven’t had chance to wear it out of the house yet. I’d planned to wear it when I went to Glamazon, but corsets aren’t exactly the sort of thing you just slip into in a […] Oooh, tell me more........