Toucan play that game…


LOL sorry, worst blog post title ever, but I have literally had that in my head since I picked up this little Zara number.

I’ve loved the other dresses I shared with you recently, but to be honest, I”m not too pleased with this one… It’s meant to be off the shoulder, but I think I’m a weird shape for Bardot dresses… They never seem to quite “work” on me…

I always size up in Zara, as I find their clothes run SUPER tight… but this one I should have stuck on the smaller side… Unfortunately it only looks good when it’s gathered slightly, and the rest of the time it looks like Im wearing an actual sack…

I’m going to try and figure out a way to pin it or stitch it so that it wraps around like this – I’d wholly welcome any sewing tips as it’s been ages since I customised any clothes!

It’s such a shame as I love the print and the sleeves are so cute, but they just don’t look right on me at all…!

Kate x




  1. July 27, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I LOVE the title. Had to be done! I love the print and you look absolutely stunning, it would be cool if you can customise it in a way that you feel good in it – I hate finding the perfect dress that just doesn’t look quite right, I honestly think you look lovely in it, but if you don’t feel quite right in it then definitely go down the customising route! Gorgeous photos 💕💕💕
    Hels xxx

    • Kate
      July 28, 2017 / 7:01 pm

      Haha I knew I could count on you to back me on my bad punning Hels 😉 . I know, I’m so in love with Bardot cuts at the moment, but it just seems none of them sit right on me. I can’t tell if I’m just buying the wrong quality and sizes or if the shape itself just doesn’t suit me 🙁

      Fingers crossed I can figure out some way to pin it!

      Kate x

  2. July 28, 2017 / 11:05 am

    OHMYGOD KATE – the bestttttt title ever!! Also I love the print of that dress! Unfortunately for me sometimes, some of Zara’s tops and dresses don’t look quite right on me either which is a shame because I’d absolutely love the style and the print! You do look gorgeoussss though! x


    • Kate
      July 28, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Haha yay I’m so glad you love it! I know so many people who find their sizing awkward, I wish they could just get it together!

      Thank you for your lovely comment

      Kate x

  3. July 28, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I love the title haha! The print of the dress is lovely, but I’m like you, bardot dresses don’t feel very comfortable on me.

    • Kate
      July 30, 2017 / 11:07 am

      I know, it’s such a shame, they almost seem to be bit of a niche fit, don’t they?!
      Kate x

  4. abbeylouisarose
    July 29, 2017 / 11:37 am

    Aw Kate, you look just lovely in this dress! The post title did make me giggle as well, I can see why you couldn’t resist it hehe! I actually really like the cut of the dress, it’s very floaty and summery! I also have to size up in Zara, otherwise there’s no way I’d be able to sit down in anything haha! You are killing it in all the photos as always, if you do end up customizing this dress then I’d love for you to write a post on it, as I’m hopeless with a needle and thread!

    Abbey 🌻

    • Kate
      July 30, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Yay! I’m glad it made you laugh!

      Hahah I know – the amount of things I’ve tried on and thought all it would take was a slight twist in the wrong direction and I’d end up indecently exposing myself!

      I remember you saying your Mum was a bit of a whizz when it comes to seamstressing (not sure that’s a word!) I’ll have to figure something out because I love the sleeves!

      Kate x

    • Kate
      July 30, 2017 / 11:10 am

      Aw thank you my lovelies!
      Kate x

  5. July 30, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Such a cute dress! I love the print! So original! I have been obsessed with bardot tops and dresses lately! xx corinne

    • Kate
      July 30, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      Aw thank you, I’m totally in love with the print too!
      Kate x

  6. July 30, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    The title was a definite must!
    Personally I think this dress looks really lovely on you and the print is so nice! Cute but not cutesy if you know what I mean. xx

    • Kate
      July 30, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      Yes! I thought the same thing!
      Kate x

    • Kate
      August 1, 2017 / 9:58 pm

      Awww you’re sooo sweet! Thank you your comment has just made my day
      Kate x

  7. August 1, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Haha I absolutely love the title! It’s a shame that this doesn’t fit you as you would like, it looks amazing on you! You look so happy and beautiful in all of these photos! Lovely post X
    Hayley X

    • Kate
      August 1, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Thank you so much Hayley! Your comment really brightened an otherwise shitty day!
      Kate x

  8. August 11, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    I love the post title!! The colours are great and I love the frilly sleeves!

    • Kate
      August 12, 2017 / 1:59 pm

      Haha yay I’m glad you’re also a fan of bad puns 🙈
      Kate x

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