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Something sweet with Sarsparilly


I’ve long had an affinity with ice cream. Sharing a rainbow ice cream with my grandfather was a much loved memory in my youth. Ice cream was (and still is) my favorite ‘treat’ of choice. I even did my society and culture project on ice cream! Looking at the changing nature of ice cream over time. Yet surprisingly up until recently I’ve owned very little ‘ice cream’ based accessories and clothing. But that dream has come true thanks to Sarsparilly!

Flowers ~ Blue Signature Rose Double from Daisy Jean
Sunglasses ~ Pink 1940s sunglasses from Pinup In A Pack
Earrings & Brooch ~ Ice Cream Set from Luxulite
Necklace ~ Pink beads from Debstar Designs
Dress ~ The Sweet Life Dress from Sarsparilly
Shoes ~ Petunia Heels from BAIT Footwear

For those who aren’t familiar with this fabulous Australian brand, Sarsparilly is a hand made brand run out of Newcastle Australia. Specialising in fun, quirky prints (see my previous review of their In your dreams dress) their dresses are comfortable, cute and size inclusive running from an XXS to a 5XL. I honestly cannot fault the comfort of this brand, being made from 100% cotton these dresses are also going to be a dream in our humid Australian summers, in which synthetic fabrics can often be horribly uncomfortable. The Sweet Life is no exception here and I can already tell its going to be a fun one to wear over this coming summer period.


The Sweet Life dress features a simple back zip that doesn’t catch or bunch, which I love! The dress sits comfortably on my natural waist and is well fitted across my shoulders and bust. I adore the slight sleeves of this dress to help give my arms some coverage and the front bow detail gives it a cute playful look. The gathered skirt is a bit shorter than normal for me but I know in the height of summer will be very appreciated! Its light, airy but still long enough for work. It also has massive deep pockets (that’s right girls! Pockets) which are deep enough to fit my wallet as well as my phone.


The back of this dress sits in a V shape, which I find really helps give my waist shape at the back. And now can we take a minute to talk about this print!? Its simply the stuff of ice cream loving dreams. It features so many different kinds of ice creams on it and the colours are so bright and happy. Its one of those dresses I’m gonna have to stop myself wearing too regularly or its all I’ll be wearing. This dress also has a lined bodice for that extra comfortable wear! For size reference I wear an XL and have a natural 40 inch bust and 33 inch waist.



When buying from brands like Sarsparilly remember you are supporting a small business! Supporting small business means directly supporting creatives and allowing them to not only follow their passions but also to support themselves and their families.  Sarsparilly is currently made in Australia by a small team of seamstresses who pour a lot of work and love into these amazing garments!


The Sweet Life dress is available in the Sarsparilly store still for $290AU + postage! Also if you sign up to their newsletter atm (you’ll be prompted when you go to their webpage) you’ll receive a 10% off coupon code towards your purchase. Their store also has afterpay, which allows you to break the total amount down into 4 smaller payments!

I hope you’ve all enjoyed this review lovelies! Also, how awesome was it that on the day of shooting an ice cream truck happened to be outside my shoot location?!

Til next time darlings.


Disclaimer: Whilst I received this dress in collaboration with Sarsparilly, all opinions expressed are honest to help ensure the most accurate information for my readers.

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