I LOVE CAROUSEL CHARLOTTE DRESS
For the first time in many years, World Book Day passed me by. This year, no fancy dress was required and certainly no conversation about well-loved books. I no longer teach primary age children, but despite this, my subconscious decided to play a practical joke on me when I inadvertently dressed as The Book Thief.
Not a thrifted find, the Charlotte dress is from the Irish brand, I Love Carousel. I’ve been a fan of ‘Carousel’ since stumbling on their Instagram page some time ago. Their vintage inspired styles mixed with cute, quirky prints are the perfect formula for my fashion taste, unfortunately due to my career change, I couldn’t afford to invest.
The sticking point is, I believe in buying clothes you love. I believe in buying clothes that will last forever, well longer than a season or two. And, even though I buy a lot second hand, I do buy some key pieces that cost more than a few quid. But, how can you be sure it’s an investment piece when buying online? It’s tricky!
Thankfully, I was fortunate to receive I Love Carousel’s Charlotte dress to try it out for myself. It’s a size bigger than my usual, but it creates a flattering silhouette and the silky material feels as though it glides when I move. I love the vintage style mixed with the modern colour palette.