A few of you have noticed recently that I have cut down a little on the number of posts I am doing. Yes. I am currently on a film that is seeing me work some long hours, but I haven't forgotten you. I am reading blogs every day and also keeping thoughts chugging along about what I can show you next... I bought an Anna Scholz dress on Monday (that arrived Tuesday - whoa for AMAZING delivery), which is STUNNING and will feature here soon. Also, I have some ASOS Curve items coming and am also tempted by Carmakoma and Simply Be right now. GOTTA LOVE SALES.
This post is one of my Evans reviews. The first pic (above), is what I wore shopping on Monday and is actually a very good representation of my style. You all know I LOVE colour too, but you can see my structured look, emphasis on curve and a little leg. I love a little leg. Before anyone suggests I use an iron - I will say that it was a crazy humid day and every time I sat down on the tube my dress crinkled up. This is my sexy crinkled humid look...
This is an online exclusive (which are always available at Marble Arch). This is the first dress I tried on and easily my favourite. You can see my black bra poking through a little, but effectively, this is a really stylish, comfortable, light dress with a slight plunge in the neckline, a rouched waist and flowing skirt. I am not wearing any shape-wear and you can see that there is no issue with tummy bulge in this little number. I would NEVER usually go for animal print - but this is great and I think it wears really well.
This is a longline tunic that, as per my usual trick with Evans, I sized down in. I liked this because of the sleeves... it feels like there are so many options without sleeves at the moment and I kind of liked that this one had some extra coverage. This was an exceedingly light top which is great for hotter days and it sits nicely on my curve. I have issues with the placement of the design on this top. The eyes... You see, if I am sitting down, those eyes are going to get swallowed under my breasts a little too much. I wish the design was a smidge higher as I think that would have been more practical. As you can see from the closer shot of this top, there are small diamante details across the design. This is a great, light top (both fabric and colour) for warmer days.
LOVE. Maybe it's my old goth fashion instincts, or maybe this is just a hot top, but I LOVED this. This is light to wear and a bit see-through without being overt... I also LOVE the stud detail across the collar. This falls nicely and although I (again) had to down-size, fits well!
Ack. I hate to say it, but I had so many more hopes for this dress. This IS a beautiful garment and IS made with delicious silk... BUT - at £150, I don't feel this is "worth" it. The comfort level on this dress is not as high as it should be and it doesn't feel lovely once you get it on. I actually felt a little like a Gypsy Matron. You can see that it looks pretty on me, but it FELT awkward. The waist area was tight by comparison to Evans other sizings (I am in my usual size 20 here) and although it LOOKS like it was made for my body/shape - it didn't feel that way. This really is a garment you need to try because otherwise, at £150 a pop - you may feel disappointed. I would love to hear from other women who have tried, bought and loved this garment?
Even with the ruffle from my Carmakoma dress underneath - this cardigan looks AMAZING. I was skeptical at first, but really like it. I rarely wear cardigans done up completely, so this is shown to you as I would wear it... Cute and feminine and subtle and sexy.
This actually struck me when I saw it, as being a little different to what I am used to from Evans. It is comfortable, light and feminine. While I'd prefer a smaller size - you can see that this fits my form well - AND it follows the current popular Parisian theme. It would look better with different leggings (my lace once are not right, at all!) or some jeans - Easy!
Sequins, frills, a little pink and a flattering shape. There is just one word to say - LOVE.
Thanks for reading. xxx.