Monday, 23 December 2013

Hiding out in trenches I've built..

Heels: New Look
Gemma Flared Dress: People Tree
Necklace: Matalan

I ordered this dress from People Tree around Black Friday. I'd been a little frustrated with their email which had a picture of this dress on the header and was advertising an offer on dresses. Since that particular dress had taken my fancy previously, I clicked on to the site to have a look, only to find that it wasn't included in the promotion. A little misleading? I thought so, and the Twitter team (@PeopleTree) must have agreed, as they later replied to apologise and let me know they'd added the Elise dress I'd been looking for in the promotion.

That, in my book, is an example of a good social media team. (Unlike Ark Clothing, who this week seem to have been failing to meet all kinds of legal requirements, asked me to contact them with my concerns and when I came to do so, had blocked me from contacting them on Twitter!) So many brands seem to be getting it so wrong on Twitter, lately, so I was pleased with People Tree and their response.

So much so, that I ordered both the Elise dress and this one, the Gemma. They've been hanging around waiting to be worn for a little while, until I could wait no longer and packed them both as outfits for some of my time away.

I think I'd expected this dress have a fuller skirt, but on the whole I think I like it. I don't own very many dresses with sleeves like this and the colour isn't one I have much of in my wardrobe, so it's a welcome addition. A nice, simple daytime outfit, which I added a black jacket to for a day at the office and then changed the tights and shoes for a pair of seamed stockings and some shoe boots for a meal out in the evening. It's pretty versatile, as dresses go.


  1. i think it is a very pretty dress! i think you look gorgeous in it! so i think it was a purchase well made!

  2. Ohh what a gorgeous dress, I love it! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas <3

    Jennie xo |

  3. What a beautiful dress! I love the colour, and it looks great on you. It's a shame when companies have such bad customer service, and blocking you on Twitter? Unprofessional and childish, much? I'm glad People Tree listened and sorted out the issue for you. Merry Christmas! x