Friday Fashion – Pretty in Pink with Chi Chi London

A friend once set me a challenge, post a song to Facebook that I loved, beginning with the Letter P. There were a few contenders, including a lot of songs by Pulp and Parklife by Blur, but in the end I opted for a song that is not only a total classic, but is also the soundtrack to one of my fave 80s chick flicks.

Pretty in Pink is the ultimate 80s chick flick, starring the brilliant Molly Ringwald as Andie, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who attracts the attention of the lovely Andrew McCarthy as Blane (those 80s movie names). The film culminates in the prom scene, where Andie wears a pink dress – hence the title. But the dress is so god damm awful, you can’t help but wish that Andie had chosen a real ‘pretty in pink’ design from Chi Chi London!

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I mean…

Chi Chi London has been gaining a steady reputation as a place to go for a standout prom dress, the designs are beautiful and have a touch of vintage about them, but they come in a range of lengths to suit everyone, which means they can also be worn for weddings, race days and summer garden parties too.

The current collection is frothy and fabulous, and has a real emphasis on Molly Ringwald style pink shades. As a fan of pink (I don’t think you can ever have enough of it quite frankly), this collection makes me want to sing – it is just so soft and pretty. And if are a lover of pink, you are in good company, with Florence Welch, Rihanna, Jessica Alba and Blake Lively all wearing the girliest (is that a word???)  of hues recently.

CHI CHI STACIA DRESS £54.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

CHI CHI STACIA DRESS £54.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

CHI CHI SERENITY DRESS £64.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

CHI CHI SERENITY DRESS £64.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

CHI CHI DULCE DRESS £64.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

CHI CHI DULCE DRESS £64.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Also available in a curve version – click here to see it.

CHI CHI AMYA DRESS £59.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

CHI CHI ADELE DRESS 64.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

CHI CHI ADELE DRESS 64.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

CHI CHI KALI DRESS £67.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

CHI CHI KALI DRESS £67.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

 

Reviewed – The Mary Dress from Patricia O’ Toole Beautiful You

Earlier in the year I reviewed a couple of dresses from Patricia O Toole and her Beautiful You collection. The idea behind the collection is so simple and yet very effective, the dresses, skirts and tops already have shapewear built into them, and are designed to enhance your curves, so that when you wear the dresses, you look and feel fantastic.

In the Summer I was lucky enough to win a Twitter competition and got to choose another dress from Patricia’s collection. This time I went for the Mary dress in a stunning hot pink shade. The dress was from the Autumn/Winter Collection, so I knew I wouldn’t be wearing it until the weather turned cold (I always seem to be dressed quite skimpy as I always seem to feel hot, so it has to be really cold until I hit long sleeves and jumpers.) But last week, as temperatures dropped, I wore my new dress for a special night reviewing a local restaurant. And, as the dress is now on sale at the bargain price of 60e, I thought that the time was still right for sharing my love for this frock.

Mary Dress €60.00 Click to visit Beautiful You

Mary Dress
€60.00
Click to visit Beautiful You

There are so many things I love about this dress, not least the wrap and tie detail on the front that gives it a sort of dancer feel ( you know those ballerina cardigans? That). The skirt is full and flirty, it feels very feminine and is also flattering, and with the shape wear underneath, the whole look is that beautiful 1950s silhouette that I have to say I adore so much.

DSCN9554[1] DSCN9555[1] DSCN9556[1] The dress is in a stretch single jersey, which makes it easy to wear, even if you are opting for that second pudding, and the pink shade (Wisnia) is lovely for those who like their wardrobes to have more than a splash of colour. This dress would take you from many occasions and could be accessorised with a brooch, or worn with both heels or boots for a day to night-time look.

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