Thursday, 10 May 2012

The Tremendous Tiki!


When I first discovered Collectif around a year ago, I fell in love with the Tiki print Sarong dress, but it was sold out in my size. I toyed with getting the next size up but decided against it, and put those longing thoughts to bed. Le sigh. 

Then, whilst idly browsing Ebay, I came across Collectif's Ebay shop and found one in a size 8! I didn't pay a lot for it, I think it was £15 or thereabout. Luckily, nobody else was bidding against me. The listing said the print was slightly imperfect but once it arrived, I had a good look and couldn't find anything wrong!

It fits on the large size, so I'd recommend sizing down. As it's a halter neck, you'll need to find a multiway bra that doesn't show. Here I'm wearing a Panache Inferno Plunge. The fabric belt that comes with it isn't the best, and doesn't flatter the dress as well as it could, but that's not an issue when you have as many wide belts as I do. My red one is a firm favourite and it contrasts the turquoise blue of the Tiki print perfectly! What do you think?





So the moral of the story is, don't give up looking, and ALWAYS try Ebay!

4 comments:

  1. You need to stop posting gorgeous pictures of yourself in Collectif items because now I have a few of their dresses on their ebay store that I'm watching and I really shouldn't be spending money this month (especially with the horrible conversion rate between GBP and Reais at the moment).

    Hmprf, I'm blaming you if I end up buying them! ;)

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    1. I'm happy to take full responsibility! Now go spend!!

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  2. Wait! Collectif has an ebay shop?! *running there*
    Oh, the dress is great on you and I'm not much of a shoe person, but your shoes are adorable.

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    1. Thank you! They're getting a bit too worn now and I haven't found anything as nice as them. They were fromRed Herring at Debenhams about 4 years ago. Love them!

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