Wednesday, 21 January 2015


Smock Dress: H+M 
The shopping ban is going rather well at the moment. Potentially because I've not had a spare moment to browse online due to a busy work week, combined with the fact that I've avoided the shops at the weekend. Long may it continue. 

Coat: Vintage // Gloves, Boots, Tights: Primark
However, I'm certainly up for signing up to various things which are going to make my new no-spending regime a little easier, and one of those things is #FrockSwap15. The idea is fairly simple; Ally, Donna, Erica and I will find some not-so-loved items from our wardrobes, something which we find hard to style and therefore tend to overlook. We send them on to each other to style up and by the time they come back to us, we should have a newfound love for our items, or at least some new outfit ideas.


So, what to send on to them? Well, I have quite a few things in my wardrobes which I don't like quite as much as I thought I would. This is the dress I've chosen to send on to begin with, though. It's a smock dress from the H+M garden collection, which I think was actually passed on to me by Rosie. I LOVE the print. which is what prevents me from ever getting rid of it, but I'm just not so sold on the shape. Smock dresses just don't seem to flatter me and I'm always at a loss as to how to style them up.

Jumper: Oasap // Necklace: Dorothy Perkins
I basically cheated here by layering a jumper over the top of the dress, adding a huge (so big and heavy that my neck needs time to recover after wearing!) necklace, and a pair of thigh boots, to combat the snowy miserable weather. 

How would you style this smock dress up? I can't wait to see what the other girls choose to do with it.


  1. I love this dress, I'd wear it with a cropped cardi, some wedges or shoeboots and a skinny belt :)

    Maria xxx

    1. I think I'm just not so sure about the shape of it.

  2. I'd go with a short tailored jacket in a dark colour, left unbuttoned, and some nude strappy heeled sandals and simply gold jewellery - a few delicate but long necklaces, a few slim bangles and some intricate beaded earrings.
    Wow, I got kinda specific but I could see it all in my minds eye... love this dress!

    1. Oh, for some reason it had never occurred to me to wear it with heels!

  3. It's cute but I can see why you find it hard to style. I have a cute smock from Whitestuff and I wore it on holiday with leggings for a walk around but I've often belted it and worn it with a short cardie.x

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    1. it's so cute, I'd totally forgotten about it!

  5. Mmm quite a difficult shape to style. I think it would look good with something underneath (a polo neck if you suit that-I really don't!! or some sort of fitted long sleeve top) and plain leggings.

    1. Hmm, I'm not sure I even own a polo neck.