|Girlfriend Coat: Tara Starlet|
|Norma Dress: Emily + Fin|
|Heels: New Look|
A rare occurrence on Saturday night, I put this outfit on and really liked it all. I'd been planning to wear this dress and coat together ever since they'd both arrived, I just hadn't yet found the perfect outing for them. Until Saturday evening, when Mother and I headed out to a murder mystery evening.
It was grand fun. We were all seated at tables for dinner, and the characters were seated with us, so we got to know them, then a bit of acting on the stage, a murder (of course), then a chance for us all to speak to the witnesses / suspects before making our guesses as to whodunnit.
We didn't have any luck with guessing the culprit, but I was complimented on my outfit and tried to remember that it's polite and not self-centred to accept compliments graciously. This sort of outfit was exactly what I had in mind for this Tara Starlet coat - heels and a dress.
And as for the dress? I fell for it months ago on the Emily & Fin website, but had just about given up hope on ever tracking it down, as all of their stockists placed orders without choosing to stock this one. (Why not? It's a beautiful length, shape and a much nicer cut than some of the others, in my opinion!) After speaking to a few e&f stockists with no success, I'd almost given up hope, when Emily & Fin contacted me direct to help me out.
Other than this one, I've been sort of struggling for a little while to find dresses I really like this season and which I could feasibly wear to both work and for an evening out. Most of the stores seem to have moved away from the pretty 50s shapes I usually favour. I ordered an ASOS one from last week's wishlist post, but that's going straight back as it turned out to be nothing like it's photos. I have seen a couple of pretty party dresses in Coast, lately. This one in particular has stolen my heart, but I'm not sure even I could dress that down for the office...Any suggestions?