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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Candy screen wrappers of silkscreen fantastic..

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Girlfriend Coat: Tara Starlet
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Norma Dress: Emily + Fin
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Handbag: vintage
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Heels: New Look
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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?

5 comments:

  1. The dress is beautiful! Also, I'm jealous you got to go to a murder mystery, I've read all about them but haven't ever gotten the chance to go, they sound awesome!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  2. Ohh that coat, SO gorgeous! A murder mystery evening sounds like a lot of fun!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  3. I love that dress. So glad you managed to track it down. It looks really good on you

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  4. Love the neckline on this, very nice!

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  5. OOoh, you've just reminded me that I had a blouse in my basket at Tara Starlet online! Must go and buy it!!! I love both the coat and the dress- very pretty! ooh, I've never done a murder mystery BUT I did guess who dun it at Agatha Christie's Mousetrap!x

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