Memorial Day weekend was a scorcher here in California. We were excited for the sunshine and the opportunity to go outside and shoot some photos of this gorgeous dress – Heidi Vintage Style A-Line Dress in Black and White Floral by Pinup Couture. This is the perfect summer dress and would be so pretty to wear to dinner or even a wedding.
My hubby Gary and I drove up to a local wine country town that is usually a tourist destination especially for holidays unsure if we would be able to take photos. We had our masks, were distancing and sanitizer was in our bag. The town wasn’t too busy as nearly all shops and restaurants are still closed and folks are staying home. The park had a good amount of folks picnicking and enjoying being outside with friends. Everyone was social distancing and we felt comfortable walking around and enjoying the day.
This year it felt like retailers really didn’t get into the Valentines Day spirit. I didn’t see very many outfits with hearts or lips and very few red or pink dresses. Also, being a curvy girl I found the selection of Valentines Day outfit sizing to be on the smaller side this year and although I waited till it was nearly too late in the hopes that my go-to brands would come out with something, they didn’t, so, I decided I’d reach into my fabulous wardrobe and put my own Valentine inspired outfit together.
Today on the blog I wanted to share with you the Marie dress from Heart of Haute which is perfect for curves and all seasons. Heart of Haute has such a great selection of curvy fashion and curvy dresses. I am wearing the Marie in Teal Dragonfly print and have been rocking this fabulous frock since February. The dress is not only perfect for late Winter but also for Spring and Summer and depending where you live I think you can wear it well into early Autumn. I am wearing the Marie in my standard 2X size and I think you will agree that it fits my curves to perfection. The dress is so light and comfortable too!!
Talk about flower power? This Hysteria Floral Wisteria Print Dress from Joanie Clothing exudes a flirty yet graceful look with its purple-hued flowers that hang beautifully on this stunning summer dress. I was really excited about this dress as it was my first one from Joanie Clothing and I didn’t know too much about them. Here is a little bit of information about the company for those of you that may be new to them. Joanie Clothing is in the UK and is a new and unique women’s wear brand with fun, flirtation and femininity at its heart, they are passionate about making beautiful clothes, lovingly fashioned with a pinch of playfulness, a splash of quirkiness and a healthy dose of nostalgia. Spend a little time on their website and you will see so many adorable and one-of-a-kind amazing items!!
It’s the first time I am featuring the brand Trashy Diva on my blog. I have seen their lovely 1940s style dresses many times on social media and thought their designs were gorgeous. I was excited when the opportunity came to review the Victory Floral Blanche dress.
I had long admired the Victory Floral design with its true 1940s style and pattern of navy blue with brilliant florals in stunning golden yellows, lavender, and burgundy red and green colors. I chose the Blanche style, which is a wrap dress, and if you have been reading my blog you know how much I love wrap style dresses. This dress also has great attention to detail in its design with a vintage-style ruffle neckline and tiered A-line shape. The fabric too is exceptional quality being a knit cotton. The dress is incredibly light and comfortable. Also, the colors in the pattern provide so many styling options.