So in this post I've managed to dress down a pretty expensive frock! Since Christmas there has been a monsoon gift card sitting in my purse. I finally managed to spend it yesterday! I bought this from Monsoon. Now I tried this on instore and really liked it. My confidence in the dress was dented a little when I read the online reviews and someone who is a size 14 says this dress does not suit larger sizes :-(
Anyhow I will let you guys decide for yourself. Can I wear this dress with pride?
After a fair old radio silence thought I'd do a second post today! So what have I been up to?
The last month or so has consisted of getting up early going to work coming home eating sitting on the sofa and going to bead at about 9pm! The new job is great but the commute is taking some getting used to!
We have been collecting a few more bits and pieces for the house including did it ourselves art made by framing a Pantone guide!...
...we have been starting to work on the garden....
..and I have been sorting out the bedroom...
I love my bed I bought it on e-bay as a wreck and me James and my Dad brought it back to life (it still has wood for feet but nobody's perfect eh?)
We bought some much needed huge new drawers...
All pretty exhausting!
Anyway I'm just rambling onto an outfit post!
I bought this top today in ASDA! It's great! At £16 I think it looks much more expensive, reminds me of the floral photoesque prints that Monsoon were doing last year. Its a sz20 the front floral panel is not stretchy but the back (plain black) has a little stretch in it, it comes with a black tie belt but I decided to pop my trusty Gold ASOS belt on with it. The top is available here (alas not in the 22 or 24, but they may be in store still). I decided to show you this top with Jeans and leggings as I think it works well with both. The presence of sleeves make it easy to wear without the need for a cardi. Thats bout all I can say really! Here are some more pics:
Shoes @ Carvela
Leggings @ New Look
Jeans @ Evans
Belt @ ASOS
Earings & Necklace @ Dorothy Perkins
Top @ ASDA!
Oh I also went nuts in DP's and bought some buy one get one half price jewellery:
Nothing new here today! Everything in this OOTD is from the depths of my wardrobe with the exception of the leather jacket which my lovely mum bought on e-bay and then gave to me! She is amazing we often give each other things (although she probably gives me more than I give her!) usually its quite painful parting with things since we tend to love the same stuff but it's great knowing it will be well loved!
If I'm honest this is the kind of outfit I totter out in on a regular basis and feel most comfortable in. Usually it consists of my trusty bootcut jeans, a top a pair of flats and a jacket of some description! I will always be a bootcut gal!
Jacket @ ?!
Top @ Evans
Bag @ M&S
Shoes @ New Look
The top is one that I bought from Evans three years ago now, I remember it being really quite expensive but I bought it to wear to my birthday party which was Mexican themed, so it was worth it at the time. Since then it has been sat in my wardrobe unworn, mostly due to the fact that the beading is quite delicate and I didn't want to wreck it! Crazy girl logic aside It's nice that it got an outing! The photo below is from aforementioned party!
Anyway I have had a recent delve through my clothes collection (which is embarrassingly large!) and have unearthed a few gems that I had temporarily misplaced. I'm finally getting to grips with where everything is following the move last year!