apologies for the poor quality of these (iphone) photos, my camera was playing up the other day but i did not want a momentous event like this go un-photographed....
i think that, after years of falling over the hemlines, feeling like a frumpy, pregnant lady, and generally showing too much cleavage in them, i have finally found a maxi dress to rid me of my uncomfortable feeling towards them..i won this from ebay a while ago now, and it had sat in my "to alter" pile until i was feeling a little inspired the other day and decided to alter it before work - i put a couple of darts in, but it's still a bit roomy so will need them expanding a little i think, but i liked the effect with the plaited belt (nicked from another dress) and the high heels, which didn't seem quite so ridiculously tall under the length of the dress..
shoes - they are the same office style as my beloved nautical high heels, which i wear a lot..the style, although you wouldn't think it, is really comfortable, and i have had no problems wearing either pair for a day at work, or a meal out in an evening (usually involves a walk from somewhere or other, as i am usually too cheap to pay for parking in my town - "everything is within walking distance!" is what i tell my friends..)
dress - vintage laura ashley, so fabulous quality of fabric, which if it's not clear from the photos is a kind of khaki colour with pink floral print..when it turned up i remember being a little disappointed that it wasn't how i'd expected..but i think i love it after wearing it!