Well I never!
So, as you know we have been ‘doing’ Frocktober, and I have brought you a few posts about some fab dresses I found, and I think you loved them too! I had so many messages, especially about the Laura Ashley Woodcraft Print Dress (the one in the sale!)
Well, imagine how excited I was to open my emails and find one from Great Plains! Had to check twice to make sure it was really for me! I LOVE Great Plains, there is a concession in our local boutique and I often go in to stroke things!
SO! They very kindly asked me to choose a dress – CRUMBS, how on earth to choose! Have you SEEN them? SOOOO many dresses, neeeeed all of them.
Anyway! after humming and haaaaing, settled on the Tania Tie Jersey Shift
I am a size 10/12 so plumped for a Medium and hoped for the best,
Here is the model wearing the dress
The fit is really good. I am very happy in a Medium, and I love the tie cuffs ( of COURSE I do, you know how I love a cuff) It is such a simple shape, with a seam down the front. I have teamed it with my Fir Cone Pendant, in rose gold and silver, and a pair of navy pull on boots from Boden sale (last year, but HERE is a similar pair with 25% off at time of writing) It is also forgiving enough to hide Christmas dinner underneath, so this may well be my Christmas Day outfit. (sorry! didn’t mean to mention the c word, it just slipped out!)
It’s one of those ‘take you anywhere’ dresses, a wardrobe staple. Dress up, pair down. Wear with thick tights and ankle boots, or bare legs and boots like me.
I love it!! Absolutely tickled pink!
Those that know me, know I can’t just stop there….
So, I also picked a couple of gorgeous pieces (oh ok, three… only three… more) for Autumn/Winter
Apparently a ‘paper bag’ waist band, is a thing, and to be honest this could have gone either way.. I am 40 something, I have had three children and I can look 5 months pregnant at the drop of a hat. So, choosing the FREYA BRUSHED COTTON CULOTTES was a bit of a risk!
I chose a 12 to be on the safe side, and have to say, once again, I am delighted! they fit like a glove and are the softest brushed cotton. I have been after a pair of culottes for ages!
Here is the model wearing them (look at that gorgeous waistband)
..and here is me
I picked THE most dreamy blouse to go with them. The Daniella Dobby Jersey Cuff Blouse
It is very see through, so I wore a cami underneath, although if I was off out for the evening and feeling brave, I might just wear a blatant dark navy t-shirt bra, and be done with it!
And last but not least, how about this for a fabulous top to wear with jeans….
Here’s the model for you – wearing the Charlotte Check Knot Detail Top
The model is wearing a SMALL, and since she is all slim and willowy, & I am none of those things, I decided to order a MEDIUM. It is cut very generously, so I wouldn’t worry too much about sizing, I could have worn a small or a large I reckon! The medium is lovely though and the fabric is super soft brushed cotton. Either I have short arms, or the model has long ones! the sleeves are more 3/4 length on me.
I teamed it with Beaumont split hem skinny jeans from Mint Velvet
along with My Silver FirCone Necklace
Happy Shopping (pics above to illustrate just how tickled pink I am. Whilst feeling like a narna with hubby arriving & looking confused and asking ‘what are you doing and why is there a tripod in the bedroom’ Don’t worry darling, just bring me up some cake)