Monday, 18 March 2013

Outfit: Purple flowers

I spend most of my week living in dresses & tights, so am pretty much always on the lookout for nice dresses that suit both work & fun. I stumbled across this dress a little while ago, didn't really think it was my sort of thing, but tried it on & was surprised by just how much I loved it!

Dress - Matalan
It's a lovely jersey fabric, so will be light enough for summer, has sleeves (hooray for sleeves) and is a super flattering fit. Even just a year ago I don't think I would have been brave enough to wear a mega flowery dress, but one of the benefits of blogging is that you really start to embrace bright fabrics!


It sits just below my knee, so is again a wee bit out of my comfort zone (I'm a shorty, so longer dresses can drown me) but I think it works quite well!

Flat shoes - Melissa*
I'm pairing it with dark navy tights and my beautiful new Vivienne Westwood shoes - how lovely are these?! They are from the Melissa range, which means they are made out of rubber that smells like bubblegum (kind of weird, I know).

I was worried that they wouldn't be comfortable (rubber shoes sounded a bit painful to me) but they are actually brilliant!

16 comments:

  1. That dress is so pretty, both the print and the cut.

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    1. I'm really pleased with it! It's a shame it's no longer on their website... might have to have a look in the shop to see if it comes in any other fabrics.

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  2. I love a bit of floral print! Your hair is freakin awesome btw :)

    J x

    Ginger Pickle

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  3. Love it! Strangely enough, blogging has totally made me more adventurous in how I dress. Don't know how that works, but it's fine by me. And I'm gonna drool over your Vivienne Westwood shoes for a bit :D Rubber? SCENTED rubber?

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    1. Yeah, I think it might be seeing some of the mental things fashion bloggers wear, that makes me braver with more 'normal' prints, ha!

      & yes! So strange (but nice). x

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  4. I love that it's jersey and that despite being floral it's still gorgeous dark colours which are great for work or the colder months!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  5. Really flattering outfit, love the colours in the dress. I'm always living in dresses and tights too, so i'm always on the look out for pretty comfy ones (as crawling around with Little Miss isn't fun in a fitted dress!)

    I love the shoes! I have a VW Melissa pair of heels and I'm trying to keep them for good as they're so pretty.

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.com

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    1. Oooh what are the heels like? Are they comfy? x

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  6. So pretty! And i'm not normally a shoe person, but i may be experiencing some serious lust over these.

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  7. Gorgeous dress - such a lovely print! I absolutely adore your Melissa flats, I have some of the Mel flats (their sister company) made from rubber and find them so, so surprisingly comfortable! xo

    Megan // Seek My Scribbles

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  8. You look stunning. Your hair is always so perfect. Jealous. Love the Vivian Westwoods.

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  9. You look fantastic chick and wow do i want those shoes!! I did always wounder if those shoes were comfortable or not xx

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  10. Hi,
    Wow your style is amazing. I love your dress so much, it looks so stylish. Those shoes are fab too!
    Xx
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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