Miss Candyfloss is currently one of my favourite websites and I’m building up quite a collection of gorgeous dresses from them. The Jenilee-Lee Strawberry Blouse and Brisa-Rose Stretch Skirt are a adorable duo together and something a little different from the more muted tones featured in the rest of my Miss Candyfloss collection.
I’ve been loving button up blouses lately and whilst the 1940’s style ones can be a little plain for my liking, this blouse is so fun and cute! It features a dark navy background, tiny little strawberries and white flowers all over it with pearled red buttons. I love that the print is so small as it stops it becoming too ‘novelty’.
The Jenilee-Lee Blouse has a round collar, short puff cap-sleeves and is made out of 100% cotton. I can be a size small or medium in Miss Candyfloss depending on the sleeves and because of the shape of the puff-sleeves, I went with a size small. It JUST buttons up at the bust but provides a lovely, super fitted shape and thankfully there is no gaping between the buttons. For reference, I’m 36″ in the bust and 27.5″ in the waist which puts my bust right in between the size Small and Medium.
Paired with the Jenilee-Lee Blouse is the Brisa-Rose Stretch Skirt. You could wear a navy skirt or trousers with this top to tie in the background but I do love a good red wiggle skirt!
The Brisa-Rose Skirt is made out of a soft, stretchy, cotton/poly/spandex blend and whilst it looks like a classic pencil shape from the front but has a sassy pleated back. This style caught my eye because I love pencil skirts with a kickpleat or fishtail to give ease of movement. The pleating at the back of the Brisa-Rose is unlike any other skirt I’ve seen and such a gorgeous detail.
Because of my 42″ hips which are proportionally quite big compared to my waist, I got a size large in this skirt and had the waist taken in. It was a very easy fix since the skirt doesn’t have lining- my seamstress just tapered the waistline in a little. So that’s a benefit of not having lining, it’s much easier and cheaper for alterations. A negative however is that the fabric shows the bumps from the tucked in top underneath and if you have shapewear that has lots of lines.
I think the Brisa-Rose Skirt can lend itself really well to either classic 1940s styling to a more edgy 1950s rockabilly look. It’s super easy to walk in thanks to the back pleating and is wonderfully comfortable.
Thank you to my wonderful cousin Lex of AM Photography for the photos, we took a drive up to the Warkworth cement ruins for something a little different!
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