|Lace Dress: George*|
|Balletomane shoe boots: Irregular Choice|
|Clutch Bag: River Island|
Having a rather important evening out planned this weekend, that common question reared it's ugly head once again.
What on Earth will I wear?
I'm struggling so much at the moment with my body image and my confidence. I spend most of my days wishing that I looked different, wanting to change things about my appearance and where I used to love putting an outfit together, it's lost all of it's enjoyment factor, of late and I frankly would rather be wearing a paper bag over my head to hide from the world. Reading Maria's post about body confidence really helped me to realise just how bad this situation is getting to me.
Anyhow. This didn't change the fact that I had to find an outfit for a work-related event. Something which I'd need to go to work first, then travel to, for an evening of networking (blah). Whilst I don't have a dress code as such at work, I wondered if a homemade dinosaur dress was really the thing. Perhaps not fancy enough for an evening of dinner and whatnot?
Step in George, whose selection of evening dresses really saved the day. They really do have some #GeorgeousDresses lately. When I first saw this one I knew it would be the perfect thing. Well, actually, in reality when I first saw this I wondered when I could have an Audrey Hepburn fancy dress party as it reminded me of this, but the perfect outfit for this event was a close second in the thoughts race.
The bright pink colour of this one is perfect and although close-fitting pencil dresses make me feel a little wary and anxious about my shape, I think the top layer effect helps a little. I also decided to add a fairly simple belt to make the waist more defined and then...let my shoes do most of the talking here.
Yep, these are the Balletomane heels which I had so many problems with. I ended up being talked into keeping them but as yet hadn't taken the opportunity to actually wear them. So this was their first outing and I think they work quite well with the plain pink of the dress. I had to be pretty careful in them, as walking too hard on the ground makes the musical mechanisms in the heels ping a little, which I'm sure can't be good.
For the record, I'm still saddened a little by the hassles I had with these shoes. I've received more Irregular Choice shoes as gifts since this episode, but haven't purchased myself so don't have a lot of update as to what the customer service is like these days. Once the year is out and the spending ban has come to an end, it would probably take a lot to get me shopping with them again, but I'm planning to continue to enjoy wearing my existing collection as I do love the shoes I own.
How would you style this dress? Do you think it works OK as a day-to-night outfit? And if you have any tips on gaining some body confidence, please share them!