Thursday 22 June 2023

My First Selkie Dress - First Impressions

Selkie Romance Novella Dress Review

Daisy Flower Meadow Summer

Selkie First Impression Dress Review

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I feel like everyone has a brand that they've been lusting after for a while and for me, it's Selkie. Their beautiful dresses have a whimsical feel to them that really suits the aesthetic that I so often look for. Now there's no denying that they can be over the top, with their tulle material and puff style, but I think at the end of the day Selkie just want to have fun with their designs and I'm more than happy to act like a fairytale princess in them. 

Selkie dresses have been in and out of my basket and I've spent hours scouring the secondhand apps looking for their pieces to pop up. To own one finally, feels like a dream come true. When I spotted this local daisy field, I knew that I had to shoot my new Selkie Dopamine Romance Novella Dress amongst the blooming flowers - especially at sunset when it would compliment the pastel colours perfectly. 

The off the shoulder and lace detail just feel perfect for my style and in terms of photography, I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this dress over the years - frolicking in the fallen cherry blossom or running away from a castle. I know a lot of the debate about Selkie dresses are that they're occasion dresses, but I think they've still got lots on offers for more a day to day princess wear. The Selkie Day Dresses are a great example of a more wearable style and one of them is now on the top of my wishlist for wandering about English gardens in the Summer. 

On the more extravagant side, I would love to one day own one of their gowns. The Head in The Clouds Cotton Ritz has been on my wishlist for some time, but it's really the Venus Ritz Gown that I think I'll one day own. The puff sleeves and detailing on the tulle fabric looks magical and although not practical for everyday wear, I think it's a piece that be shot in photos beautifully.

Tulle can often feel scratchy and once layered up can be hot to wear also. I was super happy to find out that neither were true with my first Selkie dress. Although the off the shoulder detailing called for a strapless bra, I never felt irritated by the dress and the elastic to keep the sleeves on my arms didn't feel too loose or too tight, meaning no marks and no slipping down. The back of the dress has a bow which you can use to synch in the waist further, but I tied it loosely as I just wanted to give the dress as an extra pretty detail.  

Of course each dress is an investment and something to be considered when purchasing. If you're looking to splurge on a Selkie dress then you can use code #pintsized for 10% off orders. 


Friday 16 June 2023

An Ode To Son De Flor

Son De Flor Linen Dresses

Son De Flor Pink Gingham Linen Dress

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Son De Flor has been a staple in my wardrobe for over a year now and since receiving my first piece, I have grown quite the collection. It's hard to believe I've never dedicated a blog post to their dresses as I wear them so often. From butterfly sleeves to button ups, from minis to midis, I have a variety of their dresses to talk about and it's hard to know where to begin.

The Classic dresses come in a short and long sleeve version, both with a button up detail and delicate collar. The short sleeve offers the option to turn them up, to reveal the white contrasting material underneath. The Brown Checkers Mini Dress is perfect for Autumn, whilst the Marsala Red Midi Dress has been worn both at Christmas as well as Springtime amongst the flowers. 

The 'Sophie' silhouette has been a favourite of mine for some time, I have a forest green colour perfect for Autumn and Winter as well as a sunny yellow shade great for Springtime underneath the laburnum trees. As they have no buttons up the front, they're super comfortable and versatile too. 

Stow on The Wold Church Lord of the rings Door

Son De Flor Butterfly Sleeve Linen Dress

Whilst it's a design they no longer do, I have to give a quick mention to my Nicole Midi Dress, a green wonder that makes me feel like I've stepped out of a storybook. When I first got it I was worried it was only going to only work in Autumn, but once paired with a straw hat and matching bag, I was off to frolic by the river in the Summertime too. 

On my personal wishlist, I've been looking at a 'Carmen' midi dress and come Autumn, I would love to have a black or rust brown piece in my wardrobe for all of those spooky, witchy vibes. Son De Flor have soft, comfortable linen with designs suited for a variety of outfits. I've worn them at English countryside gardens as well as hiking up hills, so to say they're versatile is an understatement. 

Have you got a Son De Flor dress? 

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