|001: Phase Eight Geranium Print Dress, £75|
|002: Jaeger Ladybird Sundress, £99|
|003: Hobbs Stitch Flower Dress, £99|
|004: Phase Eight Striped Cotton Dress, £99|
The venue is sorted; how fab to know someone who lives in an actual Hall with a silly number of acres of beautiful gardens. We shall have cakes a-plenty, and serve homemade lemonade from pretty jam jars, as that seems to be the New Thing. All that's left to do now is choose something to wear. [Thankfully, unlike the official London presentation at the Palace, I don't have to wear my uniform].
001: Bright, floral prints always make me think of summer days and garden parties, so this geranium dress would be a nice option. I already have the same style in a different colour so I know that I like it. Plus it's in the sale, so that's a big thumbs up.
002: This ladybird print is so cute. I've also found that Jaeger do a matching pair of shorts and a blazer. I can't decide which is best, but I love the thought of dressing this dress up for Xmas with a little red bolero and heels, but would wear it for the garden party with some sandals.
003: This Hobbs dress has such lovely embroidery on it - For more "dressed up" occasions, I prefer something which has been embellished or embroidered more than just a regular print. The straps and split collar detail give it a summery, floaty feel and I think it would look lovely with some lilac shoes.
004: This stripey dress keeps catching my eye. Every time I see it, I love the bright blue colour, it's wrap-around detail and it's definitely firmly on my wishlist. When we saw it in store this week, Little Sis pointed out that it's a little too "deckchair" for her liking, but I think it would be pretty cute for a summer BBQ or party.
I've not come any closer to making a decision, really. What do you think?