Spring is on it’s way, albeit painfully slowly but I got so fed up of waiting that the other day I decided to fast track it for myself by splurging on a Spring/Summer18 investment piece and rocking it despite the weather.
To be fair we were blessed in Laandan Taaahn with a gorgeous blue sky day but the temperature was still in single digits although I cared not a jot as I nipped around the City from meeting to event leaving a trail of rainbow dust in my wake.
From the early morning commuter carriage into town where a weary looking worker told me I had brightened up her morning to afternoon tea with the British Fashion Council, I had nothing but compliments for my off-season style.
After many years of buying disposable fashion alongside designer longevity loves I’ve now arrived at my go to looks and a bit of savvy with my spends. I love a statement dress and this floaty number ticks all my boxes with it’s explosion of colour, flouncy nature and flirty fabric.
At £174, it was a bit of debate, until I tried it on and found it fit like a glove – and I needed a size extra small which pretty much sold it to my inner ego – Boom! The deed was done.
Pence per wear, this will turn out to be a snip as it will take me from work to play to holiday and most things in between.
I was worried the print would accentuate my hips but I think (hope!) you will agree, the cinched shape created by the elongated elasticated wide waistband served as the antidote to potential frumpiness.
Ideally, I’d have liked the slits on the leg to be closed, but that’s only because of my ongoing hate-hate relationship with my lumpy pins and I’d have happily taken the material a few inches longer but I find that’s my desire with most dresses, to be fair. Other than that, it is my ideal frock.
I wore it with my gold Michael Kors trainers for two reasons. One – I’m a blogger and that’s how we seem to roll (cliche!) and two – my feet were bloody killing me from a heavy day of traipsing across town in over the knee heeled boots the day before! My tootsies were begging for mercy so I felt compelled to comply and I’m so glad I did. Comfort took me through a mega rammed day and kept me with a smile to match my technicolour dream dress until dusk.
Ideally, I’d have styled it with some cute mid heel boots and and cosy aviatorjacket but it just wasn’t the feel I needed that day. Instead I plumped for my customised leather biker from River Island that my clever friend Adele pimped up for me.
I teamed it with the black caviar Diorama which worked beautifully with the edgy leather jacket.
Some highlights of the day were meeting up with my girl Emma who you all already know by now – Spiritual Queen Emma Mumford – and enjoying the Elan Cafe with Em and her lovely mum whilst bumping into other friends there too.
Seriously, if you haven’t used up your camera roll in The Elan yet, get your ass down there soon because it is simply glorious in there, and utterly Insta fabulous!
Walls covered in floral abundance, garlands galore, and cakes which look so good you almost can’t eat them. Well, almost!
Later that day, meeting Zandra Rhodes (more on that on another post!) was an amazing moment, talking all things London Fashion Week Festival over tea and fizz and rounding off a fabulous day in suitably chic style.
My dress is from Anthropologie, they have every size in stock and you can buy one here. You are welcome 🙂
‘Til next time lovelies xxxx
*Photos by Emma Mumford*