Coral is probably my favourite colour so I was super jealous of every non-pregnant person who could possibly buy and wear these sequinned beauties. However, just because I can’t doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be made aware of their gorgeousness! I’m going to a black tie event this weekend and if I wasn’t looking rather like someone who swallowed a basketball, I’d be right in there with one of these.
In the gorgeous weather we have been having I’m all about the summer dress right now. Something cool and comfy that takes you from picnic to BBQ to pool party (yeah, I wish,) to strolling through the fields.
One of my criteria for such a dress is that it’s not too precious. In my experience summer activities can be a bit messy, sitting on the grass for example or having a ketchup related incident. I hate wearing clothes that I have to worry about and get in the way of just enjoying the moment, so for all the above reasons this Warehouse dress is a winner.
I used to have a gorgeous embroidered French Connection dress that was cream and similar to this but it’s gone off and is a little tatty now so this will replace that one. It’s shorter and flirtier but mid-shred the thighs are looking presentable and thanks to the weather a little more golden, so I say get ’em out ladies!
I’m looking forward to the most relaxed weekend too. Pete is away on Dan’s stag so I shall mostly be reading in the garden, tending the allotment, making poms poms with Jess for the wedding and my Mum is coming to help me finish the spare room curtains.
What is everyone else doing and wearing this weekend? Hope you all enjoy it wherever you are. 🙂
I spotted todays frock a week or two back and was instantly drawn to the soft pink leather top. I’m a sucker for a pale dress and this one is so romantic with the frills yet the cut at the back, leather and tough zip all give it a little bit of edge to prevent it looking saccharine. I particularly like the way it is styled here with black courts too as a contrast – nude would stray into WAG territory, but I’d go for an oversized studded clutch and chunky heels to balance it out even more.
Just after Easter I am going to a friends wedding and my thoughts have already turned to what I’m going to wear. Usually I love occasion wear shopping but this year I’m just not finding anything that I have fallen in love with. After a day scouring the shops and a bit of online hunting however I have come up with two options. For a bit of Friday fun I thought I’d put together two whole outfits using the dress as the key item and let you guys vote on your favourites. I’m pretty torn it has to be said.
This options gets points for versatility. It’s a slightly more casual dress style so has lots of potential for re-wearing during the summer months plus the accessories are absolutely killer. I LOVE the Caroline Issa for LK Bennett collection and think they would become wardrobe staples for many a year to come.
Outfit two is on-trend (monochrome), on budget (Dress + shoes = £115) and without doubt would be super flattering with that panelled lace detail. It’s a much more glamorous and elegant look with a bit of a modern twist.
So ladies, cast your votes… which is your favourite look?
Hurrah! Friday Frock O’clock is back. I was debating whether to revisit friday frock after the brief hiatus that was January Joy, but then I flicked through a magazine and spotted this fabulous striped number and fell in love. I think it’s an appropriate return to one of my favourite features 🙂
Vivienne, I’ll drop you an email and put you in touch with the lovely Emma Bridgewater team over the weekend so you can get your hands on your mug – send us a picture when you have it!
Now, on with Friday Frock…
I had actually chosen a different frock for today as it’s almost firework night and I was taken with a sparkly dress that reminded me of the colours you see in fireworks. However, it didn’t look great online and I found this Warehouse lattice back dress instead which I love. I don’t have anything with this high-low hem as yet, despite it having been a big trend for many a month now, but I particularly liked the lattice effect top and back, which is strikingly graphic, yet subtly sexy. For those of you worrying about bra’s for backless or low-back items like this, this one is my go-to for sticky situations. 😉
And, wait for it, you could always layer with a jumper in the day time or cooler weather. Well, it wouldn’t be a friday frock if I wasn’t thinking about all the things you could do with it would it?!
This weeks frock was prompted by my sister who was shopping and suggested a metallic green jacquard paisley dress from Warehouse that she had her eye on. I went for a little nosey round the Warehouse site and instead fell for this one, the snappily named ‘multi adorn paisley wrap dress’. Regardless of the name, it does tick all the boxes with a flattering waist band and wrap hem, and in one of THE hot colours of the season, purple.
Paisley is set to be a huge trend this season and whilst I’m torn between getting huge flash backs of the eighties and a velvet paisley dress I had around that time, this feels up to date enough and the colours are stunning.
If on the other hand you prefer more of a structured shift, perhaps you would like my sisters choice 😉 (Feel free to fuel the sibling rivalry by casting your vote in the comments box this week!)