Friday Frock O’clock

This week ladies, instead of me helping you, I need YOUR help.


ASOS petite One shoulder corset dress with feather detail – £85

I am approaching a very big birthday. Ahem. More to come on that particular subject but for now, despite having lots of pretty frocks in my repertoire, I just can’t get past the fact that I need a spectacular one for this occasion. I’m going to a wedding the week after too, so it can do double duty, but for now, my eyes are on the prize. I need a fabulous frock.

You might be wondering why I’m asking you to find one when I have posted this feather skirted number today. This is my nemesis dress. The one I wanted, and I waited, God only knows why, only to find my size is no longer available. I have done myself out of the perfect party frock.

Your mission readers, should you choose to accept it, is to find me a new frock. Links in the comments box please, all suggestions gratefully considered. Or else I may be wearing a bin bag to dinner. ;)

Yours, a frock-less Florence
xo

32 thoughts on “Friday Frock O’clock

  1. Ahhh, the birthday dress dilemma! I had the same issue. After much searching I finally settled on a stunner from Gorgeous Couture (http://www.gorgeouscouture.com/product-sale.php?prodref=499_midblue) only for the strap to fray the week before the party. It was a risky dress anyway (i’m an energetic dancer) but with that little design fault i didn’t want to risk it.

    Sop i bought this one in a panic and was glad i did: http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Embellished-Midi-Dress-with-Open-Back/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1880693&SearchQuery=backless&Rf900=1465&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Cream

    I also desperately coveted the pouffy black one from Ted Baker that you posted on here a while back… what about that?

    I’m looking for a spectacular dress for a spectacular wedding i have in September. That little feathered one might be perfect…. hmmm

  2. Ooooh there are a lot of nice dresses out there at the moment!

    This one is similar-ish to the one in your post http://www.lipsy.co.uk/store/vip-2/lipsy-v-i-p-waxed-lace-feather-dress/product-is-VP00063_002

    I adore Kelly Ewing’s dresses and Coogles have an interesting one on the sale, I’m a bit tempted myself. Check out the close up of the fabric it looks amazing!
    http://www.coggles.com/item/Kelly-Ewing/Maggie-Sequin-Gold-Tree-Dress/9Q3S

    Good luck with the search :) xx

  3. I’m sure you’ll have looked at my suggestions Rebecca, but…

    I’m currently in love with about half of the dresses on the Reiss website – what about there?

    Or the French Connection Premium collection – some gorgeous frocks with a bit of sparkle on them!!

    xoxo

  4. I would love to have this Ted Baker dress hanging in my wardrobe…

    http://www.tedbaker.com/women%27s/women%27s_clothing/dresses/list.aspx#-&styCode=98215&colRef=00-BLACK&path=/women%27s/women%27s%20clothing/dresses/

    Or If you would like something brighter, how about this, I also NEED this is my life…

    http://www.tedbaker.com/women%27s/women%27s_clothing/dresses/list.aspx#page=2&styCode=97263&colRef=75-YELLOW&path=/women%27s/women%27s%20clothing/dresses/

    Gutted I’ve passed the 30th birthday excuse to get either of them

  5. Sticking with a feathery theme:

    Lace: http://www.lipsy.co.uk/store/vip-2/lipsy-v-i-p-waxed-lace-feather-dress/product-is-VP00063_002

    Channelling Gwyneth at the Oscars: http://www.stylebop.com/gb/product_details.php?id=198721

    If you happen to have a spare £470:
    http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/sue-wong-dress-feather-hem?ID=592895&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results&intnl=true&intnl=true

    Or a spare £700 (sorry, I know, not helpful):
    http://www.wolfandbadger.com/mulberry-dress/

    Too short? http://www.shopbop.com/lydia-feather-skirt-tank-dress/vp/v=1/845524441935015.htm

    Will keep looking (I’m having a slow Friday afternoon!). Any restrictions re budget/colour? No black, obviously ;)

    • Wowzers! I’d like the first dress just to swish about my flat in :) and I wouldn’t mind the models legs either!

  6. Rebecca, I just went in to H&M for some basic vest tops, and saw their Conscious Collection. Some pretty cool stuff, check it out! I grabbed the neon yellow maxi (as a possible “spectacular” wedding guest outfit) though it could look hideous on my pasty skin, and the recycled silk and cotton ruffle maxi is pretty awesome too if you want a serious head-turner. I have a code for 35% off in-store if you want it? It’s the range that Michelle Williams wore to the Oscars (or was it the BAFTAs?)… Affordable, but a statement, and with a “message”…. How very FF? ;-)

  7. Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for your contributions – you’ve all given me a lot to think about and prompted me to look again (because I’m always ‘browsing’ for FF I tend to write places off when in fact they could have had new stuff in…) bad blogger.

    You’ll all get to see the results soon ;)

    xo

    • Ahhh only just caught up with Friday frock! Hope the search is going well…dying to see what you come up with. The pink feathers are adorable, such a pity…ah well, you can always borrow my wedding dress if you get really stuck!! :)

      Px

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