Pauline Oversized Gingham Dress – Bright & Beautiful

If you didn’t already know, I am an absolute SUCKER for some gorgeous gingham. The beauty that is the Pauline Oversized Gingham Dress by Bright & Beautiful was the first addition of purple gingham to my wardrobe and I am very much a fan.

Bright & Beautiful by Collectif is influenced by the 60s and 70s, aiming to bring you all of the fun and colour but mixed with a modern twist. The Pauline dress is a 70s inspired swing dress that will have you swirling and twirling to show off her beauty.

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A 50s gal at heart, I styled this with a 50s look in mind. It’s a gorgeous dress for spring and summer weather and a perfect partner for a picnic. The skirt was much fuller than I anticipated after viewing the product photos, but this was a welcomed discovery. I enjoyed the modest boat neckline and the somewhat cheeky scooping shape of the back. I also loved how much it tapered in at the waist.

This beauty is made from a textured linen blend (70% Cotton 30% Linen ) and only required a quick steam before she was ready for her first outing. The blend means this garment can be machine washed at 30 degrees which is handy too.

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I’m wearing an XXS or a (UK 6) and it fit my measurements (32”-24”-32”) absolutely perfectly! Check out the Bright & Beautiful size chart to see what would best suit you. There isn’t any give/stretch in the fabric so do definitely use the chart as a guide when selecting your size The sizes range from UK 4 through to UK 18.

International shipping is available and you can make this gorgeous garment all yours right here.

 

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Cakes by Judy C – Ashgrove, Brisbane

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Looking for a cake for your next big event or just looking for a place to get your sugar fix on the weekend? Look no further than Cakes by Judy C.

Just out of Brisbane CBD in Ashgrove, Judy C runs a specialty cake store and coffee bar that will satisfy all your sweet cravings.

With over 25 years of cake making experience, you’re in safe hands with Judy. She’s an absolute sweetheart…and DAMN can she make a good cake!

Check out my video review and I can guarantee you’ll be itching to get yourself to Judy’s.

In the meantime, you can peruse her Instagram feed (@cakesbyjudyc)
Though, this comes with the warning that you may need to mop up the drool off your phone screen!

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Priscilla Pink Gingham Midi Dress – The Pretty Dress Company

 

I’m in a pretty hot and heavy love affair with the colour pink right now, so the pink gingham pretty that is the Priscilla midi dress immediately caught my eye.

A classic Pretty Dress Company style, the Priscilla midi is a really complimentary cut: fitted through the bodice and finished off with a beautiful full and flowing skirt with cute pleat details. Let’s not forget a stand out feature: Ladies, she has POCKETS!

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Fully lined and made of cotton, this is the perfect summer dress for the warmer weather here in Australia.

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I come in at 168cm tall with measurements 32″-24″-32″ and am wearing a UK 8. I had wiggle room in both the bust and waist, which I welcome because it means it’s a dress I’ll be comfortable in (even after a huge slice of cake) The length suited me and I like that I’m able to adjust the straps to best suit my frame.

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This is the perfect edition to my ever growing collection of pink garments. I absolutely adore it.

Fatale Embroidered Prom Dress – The Pretty Dress Company

Want to feel like a princess? I’ve got just the dress!

Introducing to you the gorgeous Fatale Embroidered Prom Dress in the black colourway by The Pretty Dress Company.

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Who am I kidding, this dress needs no introduction! This signature design is iconic to the Pretty Dress Company and is available in both a wiggle and swing version and in a variety of colourways including black, white and navy.

The dress is made from beautiful rose embroidered tulle over a stretch sateen and features an off the shoulder bodice that is both boned and lined. I love the little details on this number, like the shoulder gathering and of course, the beautiful rose embroidery. The full prom skirt promises the perfect vintage silhouette. I’m 168cm tall and love where this dress sits a little below the knee on me.

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I’ve accessorised the dress with patent black ankle strap shoes and black earrings, as well as a red rose for the hair to team with the theme. I wanted to keep it fairly simply, as I feel the dress really speaks for itself and steals the show.

The Pretty Dress Company recommend you check their size chart to ensure you order the correct size, as their sizes tend to run a little on the smaller side.

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I’m wearing an 8 and my measurements are 32”-24”-32”. I found I had wiggle room in this style in both the bust and waist. This dress runs in sizes 8-20. The Pretty Dress Company offer worldwide shipping.