I bought the dress last year and gave it to my sister as it was tight on my tummy. She’s not worn it so it is still brand new and now looser. It’s strangely reappeared in their current sale!There’s still time to get the M&S beauty box of you spend over £40. I’m impressed with the shoes and the box (contents below)Back soon.
I was supposed to be having my wisdom teeth removed this weekend but the dentist called on Friday night to postpone the operation so I am feeling lucky for now.
I was pleased it meant I could take my girls to a friend’s birthday party. I don’t usually get excited about kids parties but this one had lots of bunnies at it! Zara jeans, Topshop shirt, Topshop leopard print loafers, Topshop necklace, old Zara belt, rose gold Mulberry Alexa.
Nothing groundbreaking but everything apart from the jeans is a bit different for me. I don’t really do white, I don’t know why, but you know me, I do like to shop!
The bag is new. I wanted something lighter than black that would go with gold and silver toned shoes I’ve amassed this season. For £39.99 the quality of this bag is brilliant.
The shirt is new too. I heard blue shirts are a subtle trend this season and this is too soft not to love.
My daughter was on fire with the compliments this morning. After suggesting my face looked more wrinkled than it did yesterday she laughed and said my shirt looked all wrinkled too!
A quick Warehouse dress update while the 25% off is still valid (code Dress25) The sundress I wore yesterday obviously stays. I am keeping this floral shirt dress too. I dithered but I think it will be one of those fling on and go dresses I will wear a lot and it was a bargain with the discount. It also has cornflowers and poppies on, my mamma’s favourite. I have this navy Self Portait style dress on in a 12. The back is undone, I couldn’t get it done up so size up. It’s polyester which I didn’t check first. Sweaty and tight fitting. No thanks. I did like this floaty silk printed dress but it’s not cheap. The v neck felt a bit meh, a shirt collar or round neck would’ve been better for me. Back it goes.
Luckily my sister came up trumps with a dress for me for Ascot anyway. I bought a green Cos broderie anglaise dress in the sale last year. It was too fitted on the tummy so I never wore it and gave it to her. This year it’s looser and means I don’t have to find a new one. Result!
I have bought these M&S snakeprint heels to go with it. £45, comfortable for their height and will look good with my usual jeans and a shirt for other less formal going out days.
I’m about to run off to the park to enjoy the sunshine but have to share my love for this new Warehouse sundress!
I have a 12. The print is divine, it’s cool and only has thin straps so no bad tan lines. It has pockets too. There’s still 25% off with code dress25.
Back soon with an update on the other Warehouse dresses.
As I have mentioned before, it’s a party summer for us. A wedding, Ascot, Wimbledon and parties.
I don’t do occasion wear particularly well. I tend to feel trussed up and always have the overwhelming “I wish I’d worn something else” sick feeling.
Ascot makes me shudder. I have close friends who adore dressing for it. I do not. Luckily my friend AM keeps me on track for these things every year and I have a few things I mentioned yesterday to try that will arrive tomorrow and I’ll report back.
Parties I am a bit better at but still, apart from the Zara black hareem too-tight-on-the-calves jumpsuit (here), I’ve never found my holy grail party dress.
I mistakenly thought the whole dress was lace, it isn’t. It has a lace border at the top and bottom and the rest is a dull satin look material (actually viscose) My daughter asked if it was a nighty and it does nod to the bedroom wear as evening wear trend, but the weight of the fabric makes it so much more grown up than the negligées I wore to party in (and to college, blush) in the 90s.
I am wearing a 40. I couldn’t go smaller or it would be too tight on the bust and I like the fact it’s not overly fitted on the waist and bum.
I am planning to wear it with black light strappy black heels (that I don’t yet own) and maybe even my tuxedo jacket draped over my shoulders. Here it is (box fresh so a tad creased) with Christian Louboutin Pigalles which is the best I have in my shoe wardrobe. I told you, I don’t do occasion dressing that well and am missing some of the basics. Do let me know if you’ve spotted any strappy black heels. I don’t want to spend a fortune and they must be comfortable, unlike the Louboutins.
I am really pleased with the dress. I think I will wear it for my birthday meal in our villa in Italy in August with 20 of my closest family and friends too. No shoe worries there though, barefoot all the way!
Back tomorrow with a Warehouse report back.