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18 July 2009

18 July 2009

For my birthday, I got a Vivien of Holloway dress from girlfriends. They had to order it over the internet. Now VoH dresses don’t come in sizes, they come in measurements. So off I go and measure myself and luckily I am exactly the right measurements for one of the sizes. Perfect, I think, until I get the dress and I can’t do up the zip at the back, it’s not even anywhere near being closed. I then find out that the next size up from the one I have is the equivalent of a (UK) size 16. And I cannot be a size 16. I am only 5 foot 3 tall for god’s sake! So I decide the plan of action is to try and lose enough weight to fit into it. Which fails completely of course, and I eventually go and exchange the dress while I’m down in London where their shop is. And guess what? I end up exchanging it for a dress IN THE SAME SIZE. Turns out they must have sewn on the wrong label.

So, moral of the story is I am not a size 16 and don’t order VoH dresses online.

But i’ll let them off, because isn’t it a beautiful dress?

dress – Vivien of Holloway
bag – charity shop
umbrella ella ella – gift
shoes – new look

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  • Diana 29 July 2009, 10:04 pm

    it is really pretty and so is your parasol

  • Lemondrop Marie 29 July 2009, 11:51 pm

    Neat story! I always like a story where someone finds out they are tinier than they thought! πŸ™‚ you look sweet!

  • carly 30 July 2009, 12:01 am


  • Hippie Frou Frou 30 July 2009, 3:20 am

    The cut of this dress is marvelous, loving the colors too!

    jess s//

  • Clare 30 July 2009, 3:31 am

    Adorable dress.
    Adorable umbrella.
    You. are. adorable.


  • Lavender 30 July 2009, 11:13 am

    such a pretty dress.

  • Sal 30 July 2009, 2:50 pm

    So glad you were able to get a properly fitting version. That frock is FAB!

  • avintagespirit (Lizzy) 30 July 2009, 8:09 pm

    Just stumbled upon your blog! It's just lovely πŸ™‚
    Gorgeous dress. I love the bright red, glad you found a dress in the right size with the right tag sewn in πŸ˜‰ Things like this are what sometimes make me hesitant about online ordering!