I spotted this dress months ago when I was in Paris for work. It’s by Gerard Darel .
I love the design with the hearts, the colour (Blue) and sleeves. I am also wearing it with no jacket, a first for me.
The temperature is up!
Lengthwise it is just right for us taller beings.
I had it on my wishlist and decided to wait for the sale. Being so busy I managed to forget about the dress until a very late online browse at John Lewis. I was meant to be buying clothes for the children. Virtual space enabled the dress to drop into my basket, reduced too!
Trouble is the dress requires too many pins. I should have read the online review from the lady in Cheshire. It’s no longer there……
Pinned at the side on the attached belt, double pinned at the bust, (no office cleavage for me) and pinned at the back of the neck. I’ll be adding “make trip to tailors” on my ever expanding ‘to do list’ this weekend.
Dress: Gerard Darel Graphic Hearts
Bag: Anya Hindmarch studded bag
Shoes: Jones the Bootmaker Celeste
Pins: John Lewis
This time last year some of the worn outters met up on a beautifully warm May evening at the RHS Chelsea Flower show.
In the space of a few hours we looked at a very few floral displays as we were too busy catching up in person, admiring each other’s clothes, bags, shoes, hair and make-up, (am still trying with the smokey eye). We rounded off the night with drinks and dinner at Bluebird. It was one of the highlights of my year. I don’t get out much!
This year I have been lucky to obtain tickets being the centenary and am dragging DH along for a few hours of “us” time. No smokey eye or handbag discussion.
So I started off my morning hoping to wear my newly discounted purchase.
The Reiss Daisy Stoke Dress
Carol from the BBC weather put me right off. Torrential rain, strong winds and unseasonally cold day ahead in London. Great.
As I don’t do cold I’ve resorted to Reiss again and to brighten up I am wearing Paris cobalt blue trousers, similar here Paulie cream silk tank top and Callas jacket plus thermals short johns (not shown of course) The floral dress will be worn out when the Sun finally arrives.
I wish I could but I just can’t escape them at the moment. There is no other option in this cold weather than thick opaques.
Mine are from Wolford. Falke is another favoured brand but Wolford are a better fit and richer black in colour if that makes sense.
The dress is from Gerard Darel worn with the black metallic belt again.
This dress is my failsafe throw on and rush to the station item of choice. No longer available but many similar styles available here and the sale is still on……Gerard Darel Ma Boutique
Please note I did not run to the station in the shoes as shown in the photos. My yeti boots took to the slippery ground instead.
The orange jacket/cardigan/knit is from Zara. I usually wear this in the Spring/Summer with white skinny jeans, black cropped jacquard trousers or over a jersey dress.
It is meant to be reversible but I have not got round to wearing it like that as yet. Labels need to be removed first.
DVF Alina shoes via my Wardrobe. I love the punk rock studded detail and the fact that they fit well for very pointed heels. My Wardrobe has a very limited number of US 11/UK 9 shoes available on their website so to fellow size 8+ shoe size readers, be quick!
I do not tend to accessorise too much apart from scarves and bags as the. incredibly witty and gorgeous Rachel worn out reminded me last night. This beauty I am carrying today is the Anya Hindmarch Huxley, in black of course. It’s one of my real favourites.
We have been lucky with the weather in Dublin (or the unluckiest people in the world from my 8 year olds perspective) in that we have had no proper snow, but there has been a lot of rain and sleet, and the sky has been grey for as long as I can remember at this point. It seemed like the perfect time to bring out this neon pink J Crew bag that I got back in November. When I opened the parcel, I felt the instinctive need to reach for my sunglasses – it really is bright! But it’s amazing how your eye becomes attuned to a colour, and now, post Christmas, it seems to have grown on me, and I’m hoping that by April I will love it. I definitely think it’s a shade that will look better in the sunshine (I live in perpetual hope of seeing the sun)
I wore it with my vintage leopard faux fur, which is not as warm as it looks, so underneath I had a Marks and Spencer Heatgen top ( these are very good), Anya Hindmarch navy cashmere sweater and a John Lewis cashmere cardigan, my ubiquitous Oasis cherry jeans and Aldo wedges.
My eldest boy has amazing circulation and never feels the cold, he wears short sleeved t-shirts all year round and teases me with my multiple layers. I hate winter with a passion, I feel like Fortycoats, a character from a old children’s tv programme who wore, well, 40 coats.
Today I was back on the school run and wore jeans for the first time in about a month. Its is easy to get away with skirts and dresses and opaque tights when the weather is moderately cold but shivering with icey thighs is not a good look, so I will have to reassess my wardrobe. I love the coated DP skinnies that some of the other WornOuters have been wearing but I know just from looking at the cut that they will do nothing for my pear shape. Time for an investigative trip around the shops I think.
So my layers today are: silk thermal long sleeved vest, long sleeved t from Topshop, Anya Hindmarch lightweight (but very warm) cashmere jumper, Vince cashmere tunic, 140 denier opaques, Oasis Cherry jeans, Aldo wedge trainers with sheepskin insole (via ebay, I couldn’t live without them), Marks and Spencer cashmere wrist warmers, and a beautiful scarf I bought last year by Sian Jacobs. I saw it in a shop window, and (unusually for me as I generally don’t impulse buy) snapped it up – navy and sequins, two of my favorite things, how could I resist!