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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Catch me as I fall..

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Glitter Whisper Strappy Dress: French Connection
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Stud Detail Shoe Boots: Charity Shop (similar studded shoe boots here)
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Bug Collar Necklace: Topshop
I fell in love with this dress when I was in London with Sarah and Rosie a few weeks back. I managed to talk myself out of it, using various reasons (it's too pricey, I have nowhere to wear it, it won't suit me, etc etc) and did not buy it.

For a few weeks.

Then, I went into my local store, which is pretty tiny, and they had a picture of it on the wall, but not in stock. There was, the sales assistant told me, however, a huge % off promotion running, but it finished at midnight. I ummed and ahhed for a few hours, and then a rather lovely person ordered it for me, mostly to shut me up, I think. I was over the moon when it arrived and once I'd actually gathered up the courage to have a huge trying-on session, I couldn't wait for a chance to wear it.

And, a chance I got, on Sunday evening when I was given about five minutes to get ready for an impromptu evening out. Although it's a little low at the front for my liking, I wore a collar necklace and these studded heels to try and 'tough it up' a little. I also realised that due to the large bow detail at the back, it's impossible to wear a cardigan with this dress without looking like The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Not that it really mattered, though, as I had a coat with me and it was nice and warm in the restaurant.

To get around that in future, though, I'm wondering about layering it over a top or something, like they have here on the website, and finishing it off with something like this gold and jet necklace from Jon Richard..Do you think it would work?

5 comments:

  1. I've got a strappy smock dress that is a bit see through and low so I pop a t-shirt under it and wear it with boots and a satchel to dress it down. I like the way it's style in that photo. Go for it! You can always tweet me a photo when you have it on so I can give you a second opinion xx

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  2. That dress is such perfection Char! x

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  3. You need a shrug for that dress and problem solved! You look beautiful in it though.Try etsy.They have ammaaazing things vintage and handmade.XO

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  4. you look like a princess Char, so pretty x

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  5. That dress is amazing! I'm in love. Yes, I think it would work over a t-shirt. Everyone used to wear dresses that way in the nineties and nineties style is back, so you'll look really on trend, too xx

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