While I may be dress obsessed, I am not always on the ball when it comes to hot new releases. I read my newsletters like any good retro gal does - LindyBop, Lady V London, Bernie Dexter, and PUG all sends them often to my delight. Sometimes, though, a few slip under the radar.
Including this one!
I have to hand all credit to my girl, Bristol, who is clearly looking out for me. She's SO on the ball. She's just downright skilled when it comes to spotting new dresses and soon-to-be released prints. I get texts from her often, pictures included, that usually say "have you seen this??"
I then die.
And then go buy the dress in question.
So if Cody ever wonders about my dress budget being blown in one day, I have someone to point my finger at. Don't blame me, blame Bristol! She made me do it! I HAVE NO WILL POWER!
All joking aside, the girl is GOOD and I learned about this adorable new LindyBop Bletchley dress release from her. Thank you, Bristol, my beautiful dress enabler.
I think this dress is supposed to be Halloween-esque with the little cobwebs hanging from the corners of the shelves, but I like how subtle that detail is. I am totally wearing it all year round. Then again, I would wear any dress all year round if I was allowed to.
By "allowed to," I am referring to the many people in my life who have a total kanipshin the moment I even consider wearing my wintry Alpine dress in October (I'm looking at you, Jenn and Cody!). Is it such a crime to break out the winter dresses early so I can enjoy them longer? Psh.
But back to this dress! I went with my usual UK12/US8 and have no issues with the fit - for the most part. The sleeves are a bit snug on me (what else is new? These chubby uppers of mine never want to behave in sleeves) but the fit everywhere else is great!
I've got room on the waist and bust and there is a bit of stretch to it, but not enough that I would size down. The material is polyester, which is different for LindyBop, but it moves well when on. Not to mention how adorable the print is!
Covered in books, this dress couldn't be more suitable for my closet. Some of the books have titles printed on their spines including: Music, Journal, Flowers and of course, LindyBop. There's even one called Herbs - hmm, for spells perhaps?
I am totally looking forward to wearing this through the winter - I got to wear it bare-legged and in flats this one time but it's getting chilly. I may have to call it and start wearing tights and booties soon! When that time comes, I can totally picture this with an orange cardigan and some ankle booties.