oh how excited i was a few weeks back when i caught sight of this printed dress on the new look website..since when do new look do amazing prints like this?! i tried not to
get too excited though, as i had a few frustrating moments with last year's new look dresses, being beautiful on the hanger, but obscenely short when actually tried on..and i'm not even that tall - only 5'6!
so when i saw it in the store in chester a couple of weeks ago, i picked it up with some speed, but tried hard not to get my hopes up, thinking i would have to return it..when i did finally get around to trying it on, i was pleasantly suprised at the length - ok, so it's not the longest dress in the world, but perhaps hemlines are set to come down a little on new look planet this year!
what did disappoint me, was the fact that i had to re-stitch some of the stitching where the sleeve had been badly sewed and was coming apart before it had even been taken out of the bag (my own fault for not checkign more thoroughly when i purchased it, i guess, and i didn't want to take it back and complain as i know they don't stock it in my local store, so what could they do?!)
i wore it to sunday lunch with a friend who will be my mentor for my queen's guide award - the plan has been made, we have filled in the forms and they are in the post as i type - i'm on my way and have a little over two yrs to finish it!