This is a sponsored post for Adrift and Digital Parents Collective.
All through winter I am happy to rock the charcoal look. It’s flattering, softer than black for those of us who may be (ahem) ageing slightly, and you can mix and match and wear the same pieces over and over without anyone really noticing. Shhhhhhh!
But give me the first whiff of spring – the first brave little blossom of Jacaranda to appear on those bare branches, the first evening you can head out without a jacket and know you won’t be shivering your arse off – and I am breaking out the colour party a la Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
This spring I was lucky enough to be gifted this beautiful dress from Adrift (plus the accessories in the shot too). Actually, they let me choose any piece I liked from their spring collection and this is the piece that shouted my name and told me we needed to be together. There are lots of lovely maxi dresses around in the shopping centres this year but I’ll tell you why this dress – and Adrift’s other gorgeous dresses, skirts and kaftans – is different. It’s two things actually: the cut and the fabric.
This dress is a 12 – my regular size. I am 2 or 3 kilos heavier than I usually am thanks to my lazy approach to running over the past couple of months, and some of my pants remind me of this rather unkindly every time I hoist them up over my now-jiggly rump.
But not this dress. Uh-uh.
It skims me. It cuddles me in a very non-possessive way. It says, “Carolyn, I love you just as you are – and I’ll love you just as much when you drop those extra kay-gees over the next few weeks before your beach holiday in November. You see, Carolyn, I’m a skimmer. I’m cut to be loose and flattering and gorgeous on you no matter what sorry state you may find yourself in.”
This is one smart dress. Thank you, dress. Actually, I think I’ll call you Dee-Dee.
So Dee-Dee and I are now best friends – she makes me feel free to be me. And the other great thing about Dee-Dee is her fabric. She’s not one of those crepey dresses that looks great, but feels like recycled shopping bags and then has you dissolving in a puddle of unbreathable sweat before you’ve reached your front door.
No. Dee-Dee breathes free and easy. No sweat to speak of. Dee-Dee is a free spirit.
Do you need a Dee-Dee in your life? We are going to give one lucky reader a $150 voucher to spend as you wish at Adrift.
Just tell us below what inanimate object you have named in your life – and which Adrift piece you’d like to welcome into your home this summer. You can check out the entire Adrift Spring range here. Entries close at 11:59pm on Friday 17 October.
But that’s not all. Adrift also wanted to give every single one of you a 15% discount to stock up on your spring-summer wardrobe right now. This fabbo discount – available store-wide, is available to Champagne Cartel readers until 31 October.
Just hit Adrift and enter the discount code CHAMPAGNE15 at checkout.