Monday, 7 May 2012

it's my party and i'll cry if i want to..

dress: monsoon // cardi: new look // shoes: primark

dress: laura ashley
dress: c/o kaleidoscope // headband: h+m
dres: handmade
dress: laura ashley // shoes: next (gift) // cardigan: george@asda
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dress: Just In Case (bought from a lovely little boutique in London called Fifi Wilson) // shoes: Irregular Choice // clutch: topshop
Day 7, The May Fashion Challenge - A special occasion outfit 

So as I haven't worn any special occasion outfits recently which needed to be posted, I may have cheated with this day a little bit. I have instead rounded up some of my favourite 'special occasion dresses', some of which have been posted in outfit photos in the past.

One of the wardrobes in the wardrobe room is devoted to 'fancier' dresses. I guess that's all my favourite, longer, or more swooshy ones. I keep all the prom dresses, all the full-length, full-skirted ones and all of the floral Laura Ashley vintages which I've spent quite a while collecting. Probably my favourites. And it's the wardrobe I would always turn to for a dress for a special occasion. My outfits tend to be fairly formulaic; dress, heels and a cardigan, or perhaps a sparkly shrug.

What do you wear for special occasions? Hopefully everyone is making the most of the Bank Holiday. I've been chained to the sewing machine for most of the weekend, which is a GOOD thing at the moment.  


  1. You have so many gorgeous dresses, I love each one, especially the Laura Ashley ones xxx

  2. That top monsoon dress is my absolute favourite, you look stunning char.

  3. I really want to steal that second dress <3

  4. You have so many gorgeous dresses Char! I need to find a dress soon for my friends wedding!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  5. You have the best dresses. I think the first is my favourite, it's so dainty