I love bringing small businesses to the blog to feature their designs as you can always tell that the pieces are made with such love and care. Lil’ Lou Lou is a California based company run by the lovely Lily and today I’m going to be showcasing her Razzle Dazzle Dress
I first came to know of Lil’ Lou Lou through their booth at Viva Las Vegas. It’s always filled with beautiful brightly coloured items and I loved their Jivin’ Skirts which have belt loops – something I do love to see in a skirt!
One of Lily’s newest designs is the Razzle Dazzle Dress and this Queen of the Forest print is really rather pretty! Inspired by the fashions of the late 1940s- early 1950s and features a cross over bust, fitted waist panel, deep pockets and gathered skirt with a thin contrast piping around the neckline. I love that I could wear the straps to sit just on the tip of my shoulder although you can also wear it further up on your shoulders if you prefer.
The Queen of the Forest print is reminiscent of a Toile from afar, but look a little closer and you’ll discover that it in fact features tiny deer and little wee mushroom clusters! Ordinarily, a Toile-type print would inspire me to accessorize in a ‘Sunday Best’ type of way with a small hat, gloves and classic jewellery. But because of the style of the dress and also the fun of the deer in the print, I wanted to create a more summery daytime vibe through the accessories. So instead of going with my first instinct of adding navy, I instead opted for browns and tans, starting with a vintage hat and carrying on the theme with the shoes, belt and jewellery. Navy with brown tones is always a winner!
I absolutely love the overall look and this dress the Razzle Dazzle is a very comfortable dress to wear thanks to the high quality 100% cotton and craftsmanship.
I’m wearing a size medium which is a great fit for me- I would definitely recommend going by the size chart listed on the website and ordering based on that. This dress doesn’t have any stretch so be careful with any temptation to size down.
The Razzle Dazzle Dress comes in sizes XS-4XL, catering up to a 52″ Bust and 45″ Waist. It is US$168. All of Lil’ Lou Lou’s designs are made in a small factory in Downtown Los Angeles.
Thank you to the lovely Nicole Engelmann Photography for these gorgeous photos. These were taken inside the Palm House at Kew Gardens on a glorious spiral staircase which just worked wonderfully with this outfit!
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Disclaimer: Whilst this dress was gifted to me, I never accept anything that I do not truly love and all opinions expressed are honest and my own. The integrity and honesty of my blog is very important to me as are my readers.