Whay a day, bucketing rain here, lights on, heating on, slippers and wrist warmers on. What else to do but a bit of online browsing!
Given what I’m wearing this week I have been looking at dresses, but several questions spring to mind as I browse, among them, why are there so many sleeveless dresses? It is winter! And is there a global shortage of coloured dyes because almost every dress on the high street is black, navy or charcoal? My criteria are long sleeves and non-muddy coloured, and there’s not a lot to choose from. If I was looking for a going out dress I’d be fine, but I want something lovely for everyday that won’t break the bank. If money was no object I would be wearing Carven dresses every day, but sadly it is!
Take the Me & Em site for example. I love their clothes and have a much worn heavy cashmere cardigan from them. But their dress colours are dark – black, navy, charcoal, even when they stray into blues and greens they are muddy and dull. Some of the styles and cuts look great but I just don’t need another dark item in my wardrobe.
I would love this dress in a colour, it looks like a flattering cut, and has pockets which I love in a dress. I could live with the lack of sleeves, and if it was available in a warm colour it would be on it’s way to me.
Another place I love to browse is the Matches site, and their Style Steals section has some great Diane Von Furstenberg dresses with great reductions. I love this drapey cobalt one. Thermal underneath and blazer on top would insulate you,
and this Anglomania. The sizes are limited, but they might fit you, I hope so!
This morning, before it started to pour, I was wearing this DVF Adeline dress which was a winter sale purchase from last year, but I fear I am ruining the look with my slippers and cardigan, so I think an outfit change may be in order.