Gibson x LIY Garden Party Launch

Once again Gibson has partnered with an incredible influencer, Erin from Living In Yellow to bring a collection of gorgeous items that are perfect for spring. It was a little over a year ago that Gibson partnered with Living In Yellow for their first collection and now this is number 3! This collection is called Garden party and definitely has the colors and styles perfect for late spring/ early summer events like Mother’s Day and Graduation parties.

          
        

I wanted to start off with a few reasons that I always follow the Gibson releases. First is that I have found their items are perfect for a working mom where you want items that are pretty but can be worn on the weekend or at work. Also I love that the founder Suzie Turner has developed a brand that has a passion on connecting with their customers and you can see that through their various influencer collaborations.

The next reason that I love this brand is the sizing, they are size inclusive meaning most items come in petite and plus size but additionally for me most things just fit my body well. I am 5’5 and typically wear a 10/12 and for most items I can buy a M and it’s perfect. Since I have a larger chest there have been some items (like the resort maxi dress) that fit too tight and I had to size up. Here are just a few of my recent Gibson outfits, as you can see they always have some fun prints and this collection is no exception.


Now let’s talk about this release! The Gibson x LIY Garden Party release has 4 tops, 1 skirt, 1 pant, 1 short, 4 dresses, 2 jumpsuits and 1 romper so a great variety for a ton of mixing and matching.

Tops

          
        

Savannah Scallop Top (true to size) This scallop tank is coming in pink, yellow, black and multi colored print. I like that it seems that you are able to wear a real strap bra with this style. Since I already have a hot pink cami I’m grabbing this in black or yellow.

Tulip Woven Top (true to size) This top is perfect for work/ weekend wear, I’m loving the ruffle collar and longer flowy feel. It is coming in ice mint, blue, coral print and yellow stripe. I am totally torn between the ice mint and yellow stripe on this one.

Poppy Puff Shoulder Tee (size down if in-between) This tee is a solid color and available in ice mint, yellow, hot pink, blue and white. I like the puff sleeve detail but I’m not in love with it enough for my first round of purchases.

Willow Peplum Tank (size up if in-between) This tank has a double layer peplum and comes in a green animal print, solid blue and pink dot. This top is so pretty and nothing like anything I have right now and I’m grabbing the pink dot to coordinate with my white Gibson blazer.

Bottoms

          
        

Daphne Scallop Bottom Skirt (size up one) When I saw the sneaks of this skirt I was excited but when I saw some of the full pictures it looked very tight and short. I could see where this would be cute with several tops I just don’t feel like it would look great on my body so I’m passing on this style. Available in blue, black and yellow.

Primrose Cropped Wide Leg Pant (true to size) I saw the sneak peaks of these pants and I KNEW that I was buying them. Then when I saw that they are a wide leg crop and seem to be a good length (24″ inseam and 9.5″ rise) I then could not decide between white, blue or black. I’m purchasing the blue because I think I have the most to match with that color (and already have a similar black pair).

Ivy Paperbag Shorts (size up one) This style short has been super hit or miss for me this season. I like that it seems like these are not see though and come in great colors. I am still concerned though because they are a really high rise (13.5″) so I’m going to order these in a Large Petite hoping the rise is a little less high. They are coming in blue, yellow stripe, coral print and black.

Dresses

          
        

Calla Keyhole Halter Dress (true to size) This dress is pretty and is coming in a beautiful yellow, green and blue & green print. At this point I’m pretty set on short dresses (since I recently picked up 2 of the Gibson Naples Swing Dress) so I am going to pass on this one but if you are needing a good summer wedding guest dress this would be the best one of the collection.

Lily Eyelet one shoulder dress (size up if have larger hips aka me!) This one I saw on my friend Ashley from Fancy Ashley and it’s stunning. It’s the perfect spring/ summer white dress. I love the one shoulder and eyelet details. Since it looks pretty fitted I will be sizing up as recommended for larger hips. This one is going to be REALLY popular so I would order quickly.

Hazel Knit Maxi Dress (true to size) When I first saw the green in this dress I thought how pretty! Then as I saw more pics it seems very clingy and since I know Erin has a killer body she looks fantastic in this one but I’m afraid on my body there is not enough other detail or lining to look as good. This one will be a pass until I see it on more people.

Holly Long Sleeve Woven Dress (true to size) This shirt dress looks comfortable and flowy. I love the green and light pink/ blue floral it is coming in as well as a white multi color. Since I’m pretty set on short dresses I’m passing on this one but this could be a good option for those in a business casual environment looking to stay cool this summer.

Jumpsuits & Romper

          
        

Magnolia Wide Leg Jumpsuit (size up if in-between) This jumpsuit I am torn on, it has many features that I like- v neck, wide leg and good colors. I think I’m hesitant because from the pictures the fabric looks thin and the elastic waistband seems a little tight. I’m going to wait on this one until I see it on more body shapes.

Iris off the shoulder jumpsuit (true to size) Ok I’m going to say it, although I think this jumpsuit is adorable I also feel like I’ve seen very similar ones for less. I know this style is super popular but since this comes in just black I’m passing on this one.

Dahlia Layered Romper (true to size) I am so impressed by this romper! I love that the top part hangs over the waistband helping with some tummy camouflage. Also this piece is coming in some really pretty prints and solid colors. Since I already have the Gibson Catalina romper in the palm print and black I’m thinking about this one in the purple or blue print. I’m glad that this comes in a back zipper for easy potty access!


My Shopping List

  • Savannah Scallop Top in black (M)
  • Tulip Woven Sleeve Top in yellow stripe (M)
  • Willow woven peplum tank in pink dot (M)
  • Primrose Wide Leg Pant in navy (M)
  • Ivy paperboy short in black (LP)
  • Lily eyelet one shoulder dress (L)
  • Dahlia Layer Romper in Blue Floral (M)
          
        

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