This weeks dress is a fantasy dress. Pretty as a picture and sparkly enough to make a little girl want to play dress up, I totally fell in love with it. I thought it might be the solution to some events I have coming up in the next few months but unfortunately due to my larger than previous bust, it’s less than flattering. That along with the price tag means it’s a fantasy item for this season, but I still love looking at it…
Have you seen anything recently that is out of budget or not as good on you as it is on the hanger? Do share – make me feel better! 😉
I spotted today’s Friday Frock on Pinterest a little while back and knew I had to share it with you all. It just about sums up how I’m feeling right now – bright, fun and a little bit cheeky! The super bright floral manages to take a little of the sweetness off the prom style and I’ve always been a fan of an off the shoulder neckline – it’s insanely flattering and just a little bit flirtatious 😉
I have a summer ball to go to this year and rather than buy a long dress I’m thinking about this one. I can totally see it worn whilst sipping pimms on a sun dappled lawn, then twirling on the dancefloor later. I also love how ASOS have styled it up with of-the-moment perspex bright heels and the chunky diamante necklace – right up my street.
Happy weekend readers! We’re out celebrating with our close friends Jess and Andy who just got engaged (Congratulations guys!) and I can’t wait!
Yesterday I headed into Manchester city centre to meet my Mum for a spot of shopping. I’d had in mind to purchase a skirt I had seen back in Bath a few weeks ago from Marks and Spencer and also to pick up the polka spot chambray shirt in GAP that I instagrammed from there too. (Anyone who saw and wanted it, it’s gone down to £24.99 in the sale.)
While I was in Marks and Spencer I spotted this dress, which really caught my eye for it’s simplistic yet graphic design.
The nude backdrop gives the dress a cut out look and the whole feel of the dress is much more expensive than it’s £45 price tag. I can really see this going the distance right through from now (It’s a pretty light fabric for warmer evenings,) all the way to Christmas parties and working day to night with ease if you layer up with a jumper on top or a shirt underneath. I know I always go on about items working hard, but when you’re on a budget or saving the pennies I think it’s a really important consideration and a perfect way to make a dress work hard. I don’t believe in saving things for best. At this price there’s no need and if you don’t wear it, you’ll have gone off it in a couple of seasons, so you might as well enjoy it now!
This morning, I’m cheating a bit and putting myself inside this week’s Friday Frock. I was beyond grateful when you all helped me out with suggestions for a birthday frock and was initially going to buy Ted Baker‘s Banilo. I mentioned that I was also looking for a dress for a wedding and although I loved Banilo, it just didn’t seem quite right. Then I tried this baby on…
It was pricey (although I got 20% off with a voucher I had) but come on, look at her! Just to illustrate the twirling, I couldn’t resist making this:
As you read this I’m already wearing it again. I’m at a wedding today and pairing it with nude heels, a cream pashmina and my metallic Lily. Plus, the colour means it’s as easy to wear in winter (I’m thinking New Year?) with black accessories as I did here, rocking it up a bit.
Hope you like it readers, and have a FAB-ulous weekend 🙂
PS There’s 30% off selected Ted Baker formal wear (and 20% off mens) until April 28th!