Pinafore Before Long [Hell Bunny]

Hell Bunny are incredibly organised and much of their latest autumn-winter line is already out. Yes, we’re currently in a heatwave in the UK, but the early releases are still something I love about them because it kind of bums me out when I buy an item I’m excited about but it’s too late in the season to get much wear out of it before it’s time to switch my wardrobe over for the changing weather. That won’t be the case here, as I’ve got this little number all ready for when the weather turns cooler so I can wear it all season long. Did I go all pink and clammy shooting it for you early one morning last week, just so I could blog it for you? Yes, of course I did, because blogging is actually deeply unglamorous and there’s no getting around the fact that it often requires the photographing of summer dresses in February and autumn pieces in August. So let’s look at this cute pinafore and pretend none of us are sweaty right now as we dream of September. 

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A Memory of Autumn [Hell Bunny]

I’m not an orange lover by any means, but a rich rust shade absolutely proves my exception to that rule. If anything, burnt apricot tones are some of my very favourite of all colours, and certainly some of the tones I most look forward to in autumn. Whether it’s on my person or on the trees (and thus, eventually, the ground,) the cinnamon tones of fall is probably the single thing that brings me the most joy in that season. As such, it can be no great surprise that I fell in love with this Tawny dress by Hell Bunny the moment I clapped eyes on it. It may be dreary and wintery outside now, but let’s fall back into autumn with Tawny.

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Hot Little Halter [Dolly & Dotty]

We’ve had another heatwave here in the U.K. and while I enjoy the brighter days, the heat and humidity definitely kick my butt. Nothing I can wear practically for work comes close to keeping me cool and comfortable, so it’s a relief when I can get home, take a chilly shower and change into one of my summer dresses. Anything made of a light cotton instantly eases my discomfort, so this check halter number is a true relief.

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Sophia Halterneck pink and blue Check dress gifted by Dolly & Dotty for a fit and size review

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Claudine on a Picnic [Lindy Bop]

I was thinking the other day about the kinds of prints I love and why, and for some of them it boils down to something surprisingly simple: squares. My winter favourite, plaid, and my summer favourite, gingham, are both prints created by criss-crossing coloured lines to create squares of various sizes. As boring as that sounds, that description can also be applied to picnic blankets, and is there a single person out there who’s willing to say they hate picnics? If there is, there shouldn’t be.

This Lindy Bop Claudine dress makes me think of picnics, and buttercups, and being a bit too excited to be able to bust out one’s sunglasses for the first time this season because the sun, and even some warmth, are finally here. Let’s soak it all in! 

Claudine Blue Check shirtdress by Lindy Bop Large Round Straw shoulder bag Miss Amy May plus size pinup fit review

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Thelma & Me [Joanie Clothing]

Who doesn’t love a good shirt dress? They’re timeless, easy to wear, and simple to style. I have a few in my winter wardrobe in plain moody colours, but it occurred to me recently that I don’t have any cute printed shirt dresses that would work for casual, fun summer wear. Well, as it just so happens, Joanie clothing have taken up that call this season with aplomb.

Blue Thelma Check dress Joanie Clothing Miss Amy May plus size

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May in September [Voodoo Vixen]

If you’re a Voodoo Vixen fan you’ll remember the navy and green check featured in their design collaboration last Autumn-Winter season with Rachel Jensen of the as-formerly-known Chicago Chic Blog. It was a tartan-esque print I loved then and still do now, so I was thrilled to see that this season not only was that dress returning in a new red check colourway but that both the red and green prints were coming as full circle skirts. I honestly wanted both and couldn’t decide which. (Yes, those who know me well know there was a large possibility that I would just get both, but my chock-full wardrobe insisted I make a decision.)

I still love the original green so much and felt it fit better with my usual cold months colour palette preferences, so there was a strong leaning towards the green at first. Ah, but I already have the dress in that colour, so the red would be a smarter choice in terms of wardrobe variation, I reasoned. Plus, my friend Giselle held up the red at London Edge and all but demanded I get it, because, yes, we have the kind of friendship where we get to dictate clothing choices to one another. Those two reasons were perfectly good reasons to opt for the red, enough, you would think, to swing it (pun intended, you’re damn right.)

But let’s not be stupid: the clincher was in finding out the green skirt is called Marienne, and the red…the red skirt is called May. May, the month of my birth, the name of my blog. Decision made, vanity won. May it is! And she’s a beauty.

Voodoo Vixen May full swing circle skirt

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