Patio Perfection + GIVEAWAY [Lady K Loves]

Patio dresses are popular pieces amongst 50s loving modern pinups. As a plus size gal, whenever I see a patio-dress-clad lovely pop up on my Instagram feed I sigh a little inside, knowing I don’t have the time or the funds to conduct a widespread search for a patio dress that might fit me.

So imagine how excited I got a few months back to be scrolling through my Instagram feed, again (always, basically,) and come across this preview:

Did you image I was crazy stupid excited? Because I was crazy stupid excited. Nevermind that not only were these sets a gorgeous modern recreation of something I’d long been dying to possess, but also one of the sets offered was turquoise, a colour I’ve recently become obsessed with. It was like it was meant to be. My sad little internal sigh at the sight of anything patio was now a happy sigh, and I have Lady K Loves to thank for it.

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Top: Lydia top C/O Lady K Loves
Skirt: Darling skirt C/O Lady K Loves
Bag: Red Acrylic Bag by Lola Von Rose
Shoes: Espadrilles by F&F at Tesco
Bamboo bangles: 6 pack from Pinup Girl Clothing
Other Bangles: Gold – Primark / Red – Thrifted

The wonderful thing about these Lady K Loves sets is that rather than being a wear-it-one-way patio dress, it’s a full circle skirt and separate shirt, allowing you to mix and match the pieces with the rest of your wardrobe to your heart’s fullest content. The Lydia patio top has a ‘tail’ cut front hem which allows you to wear it tied at the waist should you want to, as I’ve shown in pictures, or simply tuck it into your skirt/bottoms like a normal shirt, giving the top itself another level of versatility.

The set comes in black, coral or turquoise, available to purchase separately, but each full circle skirt sports pockets and each top has Mexican patio style metallic ribbon and ric rac detailing on both the front and the back. The shirt even fastens with cute little crystal buttons, no design detail unconsidered. Both pieces have no stretch and are true to the size chart, so you should follow it exactly, though the top does have a relaxed, loose cut. The skirt is 29 inches long and has beautiful twirlability, fitting a petticoat with ease.

The Lydia Patio tops cost £42 and the Darling circle skirt costs £45, both available in sizes XS-XXL. All of Lady K Loves clothing is ethically made by highly skilled craftspeople in fair trade countries, with their jeans being made specially here at home in England, so it’s wonderful knowing the beauty of their pieces doesn’t come with the high human cost of fast fashion. It’s yet another reason I’ll be treasuring this slice of patio perfection.

So, if you’re as in love with this set as I am then you’ll be thrilled to know that Lady K Loves want to offer you a chance to win one of their fabulous SS16 pieces in a giveaway! (Jeans are not included in the prize selection choices.) It’s open internationally and will last one week, with multiple ways to enter so that every one of you has at least one chance to get your name into the running.

Here are all the possible ways you can enter:
– Leave a blog comment on this post about your favourite Lady K Loves piece from their SS16 collection
– Follow Lady K Loves on Facebook 
– Follow @LadyKLoves on Instagram
– Share the Instagram giveaway graphic below once using #LadyKandMissAmyMay tagging @ladykloves and @miss_amy_may. (If your account is private you must have it set to public on Wednesday 24th so I can confirm your Instagram entry is legitimate should you win.)

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TO ENTER THE COMPETITION, CLICK HERE

That’s it! The competition begins today, Wednesday 17th August, and ends Tuesday 23rd August at midnight GMT. The winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter and I’ll be announcing the lucky lady here on the blog Wednesday 24th, so be sure to check back then.
Good luck, lovelies!
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47 thoughts on “Patio Perfection + GIVEAWAY [Lady K Loves]

  1. I absolutely adore the turquoise patio top! The colour is beaut and I love the versatility of this piece. I’d tuck into a black swing skirt or wear it knotted with a pair of rolled jeans. Yes please!!

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  2. I’d never heard of Lady K Loves before, so thanks for introducing me to some new vintage 🙂
    I need to grab me some proper 50s high waisted trousers, so the Wendys seem cool, especially in the amount of prints available. 🙂

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  3. Oh my goodness,
    I love that dress on you. At the moment I am debating with myself if I should buy the Becky black leopard top to go with the classic Jeans… I can already her my poor bank account crying 😀
    Love,
    Katha

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  4. This combo is so nice! I love pieces of clothing that are 2-in-1. So many possibilities to mix and match – I would love to see (and wear!) the black blouse teamed up with the Darling skirt in blue.

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  5. I adore the Lydia too on chevron. This company has some fantastic things, I’d never been to the site before. Thanks for the intro to them!

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  6. I love Lady K Loves. Made my first purchase recently 🙂 I really would love to own one of their Wendy trousers, either in cornflower or rose red, maybe some Wendy shorts too!

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  7. You look gorgeous in the patio set!!
    For my comp entry I have to admit I don’t have just one favourite item, I adore the Wendy pants and won’t be happy till I have every colour, and also am after the Tabatha and Priscilla tops
    Xx

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  8. I love the “hug me baby” jeans! My waist is so much smaller than my butt and hips so finding jeans that fit properly has always been a struggle! Finding a style that celebrates me body’s proportions has really helped with my self esteem! I’m so glad I found this blog! Thanks to Instagram! 💕💋❤️

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  9. I am really in love with the patio top, in every single color! I can’t help it, all the colors are gorgeous, and summery (yes, I consider black to be summery, under the right circumstances), and the design on them is just so beautiful and classic with just a little bit of golden sparkle…I’d be incredibly happy to own any of them. 💗

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  10. I recently came across your blog and started reading some posts. I have to say that it’s amazing! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the world! By the way I love the Tabatha top on Lady K Loves! 😉

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