Last weekend I drove to historic Childers to meet up with Miss Milla Cherry and take some blog photos of two outfits to share with you, my lovely readers.
I’m showing you the first of these outfits today: The Hearts and Roses “Eliza Spicy Swing Dress”.
The Eliza is a fairly new addition to Hearts and Roses’ line and features jars of pickles on a pinkish red background. With a full swing skirt that easily took a Malco Modes Jennifer petticoat underneath, the Eliza is perfect for wearing in around the house or for a day out.
The Eliza fastens with an invisible zip under the left arm. I found the zip easy enough to do up by myself, which is always important!
The Eliza is made of stretch cotton (97% cotton and 3% elastane) for comfort and fit. With a slight sweetheart neckline, it is flattering and comfortable to wear and the neckline allows for necklaces to be worn, like my Louella DeVille gumball necklace.
With so many colours in the pickle jars, you can pick out an accent colour to use for scarves, flowers and belts in your outfit. As you can see, I chose a bold, royal blue for this outfit.
The Eliza is available in sizes UK10 to UK20 (AU8-AU18) from Tragic Beautiful, catering for busts from 86cm to 116cm, and waists from 71 to 96cm. Because it is a stretch fabric, you have a bit of wiggle room when it comes to sizes – for instance, I’m wearing a size 20 here, even though my waist is currently a bit above the range for that size. I usually wear a size UK18-UK20 in Hearts and Roses, so this dress is spot on for sizing.
I purchased my dress from Atomic Beauty in Rockhampton. If you’re shopping online, Aussie retailer Tragic Beautiful stocks it for AU$64.95. If you’re chasing a size 8, you can get it from Aussie online shop Poison Kandy Klothing for a little more: AU$72.80.
My accessories for this outfit included scarf and necklace from Louella DeVille, belt from Pretty in Pinup, brooch by Erstwilder, shoes from BAIT, and socks from Ms Katt’s Kustom House. My prescription sunglasses are Colette Dinnigan from Specsavers.
With thanks to Miss Milla Cherry for the photographs.
Do you like the print on this dress? What other novelty prints have caught your eye?