So the weather has been a bit mixed over the last few days, however, regardless of what the weather is like I don't really need an excuse to put Elarna into a dress. While I can get her in a dress I will, I'm sure she will be telling me when she doesn't want to wear one! I have often talked about my love of putting her in girly, pretty dresses and although she does wear leggings, shorts and tunics quite alot I will always put her in a dress if there is a chance. I just adore seeing her in little dresses and when I was asked to take part in House of Frasers summer clothing campaign I couldn't wait to get involved.
I chose 3 dresses that just jumped out at me (although it took a very long time to choose!). All quite different in their own right as you can see. Bonus is that they were all in the sale.
I chose billieblush jersey dress with tulle skirt (was £39.00 now £27.40), pumpkin patch lace bodice dress (was £20.00 now £14.99) and lastly the balloon rara dress by kite (which is now out of stock).
We had alot of fun taking the pictures in the garden, Elarna loves to pose and was very obliging even though the day was very hot (these pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago). I absolutely love her pose with her tongue sticking out (see below) - she looks so angelic most of the time but don't be deceived she is an actual little diva.
I just love this little tutu dress, it is a little long in the body for her as she is a shorty bum but oh goodness she looks sweet. I love the little diamante fish detailing on the bodice too, it's such a cute dress and actually quite cool on hot days as the fabric for the bodice is relatively thin but lovely quality. I haven't washed this yet, I'm not sure of the washing of these types of items so I will definitely be going gently when I do wash it - FYI Elarna has only worn this for the photos so far, I realise I just sounded like I wasn't washing it and being skanky but I'm not, ha!
The 2nd dress is in the sort of style that I would normally pick. It's pretty, girly, flowery an lacy. Once again this is far too long for her (poor love inheriting her short legs from me!) but I still think it's quite wearable at this length as long as she's not walking huge distances. I love everything about this dress, we particularly love the little details in the flower shaped buttons, the cute keyhole opening at the back and the lace bodice and underskirt - it's just ridiculously pretty. It's what I would deem a proper little girls dress.
Lastly and by no means least is probably the most wearable out of the 3. This very sweet hot air balloon dress is a good size on Elarna and is made from t-shirt material so quite robust while at the same time keeps its girliness. Once again, I love everything about this dress but mostly the rara skirt!
I also really like the colours and pattern, it's quite well designed with the envelope neckline for easy dressing and it's kind of designed like a vest with the skirt attached (if that makes sense) but it's all in one. It's a very practical dress but oh so pretty at the same time - this one we have washed and it's kept its shape and colour ever so well.
If you haven't checked out House of Fraser's children's section before I strongly advise you do, they have a huge selection of fantastic brands and so many beautiful items to choose from - I was actually spoiled for choice and it took me such a long time to choose these 3 dresses.
What do you think of the 3 dresses that I went for?
* Please note I was very kindly sent these items free of charge in exchange for a review.