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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Lightbulb moment..

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Shoes: Irregular Choice // Cardigan: River Island
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Organza Prom Dress: Matalan


Can anybody guess where I had these photos taken? Sarah was very patient with me as she took me through the official Amilliondresses poses, but I'm definitely no natural! I wish I didn't hate having my photo taken so much; it would certainly make taking blog photos a little easier.

Something I certainly don't hate is this organza prom dress from Matalan. I know I'll sound like a broken record but I really am a fan of Matalan and this season they have some lovely items in. I've been trying to avoid the homeware section when I've visited as I really am trying not to buy any more homeware until I have a new house to "wear" it all, but from the glimpses I've caught of their recent lookbook, I know there are some good things there at the moment as well!

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Anyway, back to the dress. I must admit I had my doubts about the fabric when I first picked it up, as I was worried it would be too tight and clingy for my liking, as I worry about my body shape and size a lot at the moment. That said, I don't think it was as bad as I'd expected when I tried it on and I rather liked the swishiness of the skirt. The organza section is something I've seen quite a lot in stores lately, since that ubiquitous blue Topshop skirt, and I have to admit, I'm surprised at how much I like it.

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I wore it with this cardigan and pair of shoes for a day out in Leamington with Sarah, Rosie and Katy. We breakfasted at Bill's, then wandered around the shops and took some photos whilst exploring the park. We even climbed a tree.

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As always seems to be the case when I visit Sarah, I came home with a bag full of new (to me) dresses and having eaten oh so much. Giant cookie = Best. Thing. Ever. 

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25 comments:

  1. Fabulous pics of you Char. You're gorgeous. Xx

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    1. Awww. I really disagree, but thank you x

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  2. Looking gorgeous Char! That dress is so lovely - I've just got a gingham skirt from Matalan with the organza panel and I love it, although it felt a bit weird at first. Loving the pics in Sarah's usual place, the colours look lovely with your outfit :)
    xx

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    1. I have the skirt as well; I couldn't resist it but I've not yet worn it. I really like the organza panel details on them though and lots of people commented on the dress and were surprised when I said it was from Matalan. Yes, it's such a great background, but I don't think she'd take too kindly to me arriving there for all of my outfit photos!

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  3. I laughed so much when I saw tge first pic thinking, "Mmmmm, I recognise that shed and those poses!!". Honestly though Char, you really look beautiful in these photos, that dress is incredibly flattering on you, you look so svelte and gorgeous!!! I know you won't believe it but really, really, you look wonderful!!! X (I now want that dress. Must resist...) x

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    1. It's such a pretty dress. I don't wear a lot of white but this was a nice exception to the rule!

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  4. I love these photos!! You may not like having your picture taken but the results are so gorgeous! This dress looks great on you, love the shoes with it :) xx

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    1. Thank you, Sarah managed to make me laugh for most of it and the wind was trying it's best to whip my skirt all over the place!

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  5. I love those photos, you look so happy and they're so clear and bright. The dress really suits you too.

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  6. You look lovely! I wouldn't know at all that you didn't like having pictures done, the results are beaut! I love the print on the dress! xxx

    www.sophieetc.com

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    1. Thank you, it was quite a challenge battling against the wind!

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  7. Looking lovely here and that's a very pretty dress xx

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  8. Awww, such fun snaps! I can't believe your dress is from Matalan, it looks much more expensive!

    Tara x

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    1. It's so lovely, I would definitely not hesitate to recommend it!

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  9. I still can't believe that dress is from Matalan, it looks so much more expensive, like Coast or something. You look so good in it, I might have to invest in some girly pieces from Matalan, and try and be a little more ladylike this summer!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. Thanks so much, it's a total bargain of a dress, I only went in for the skirt and could not resist this when I saw it!

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  10. You look so lovely in these photos, the real you I imagine! x

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    1. Maybe, it's a bit different when someone spends all the time trying to make you laugh!

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  11. You girls are just the cutest! Looking great char :) xx

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  12. Your photos are lovely hun, you look very pretty. Beautiful dress.

    X x

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  13. Oh, such lovely photos! The dress and shoes are wonderful!!!

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  14. That dress looks so pretty on you!! It's been on my wishlist for a while, but it looks so much nicer on you than it appears online! You look lovely in this photos, and you look sooo tall in front of Sarah's shed (I recognised the back-drop instantly. Lol.) There really are loads of organza dresses and skirts about at the mo; Dorothy Perkins have also got bought out a few pieces. xx

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  15. That photo in my reader confused me so much, I was like its Char but its Sarah's shed!
    Love that dress and it looks like plenty of fun was had :) x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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