Friday, 28 January 2011

Holding on, for way too long. You're always worth the wait though, I guess.


This is a dress with SKIRTS. I always think about old-fashioned dresses, and how 'skirt' was always plural. 'She gathered up her skirts' - I like that description. It suggests layers, petticoats, pleat upon pleat. SKIRTS. Plus, I love a dress that allows me to do a proper spinny turn. Only a REAL dress fans out around you. That's the rule.

This frock is from Warehouse. Now, I LOVE Warehouse - it's probably my favourite shop, because god, do they know dresses - but it's one of those shops where you can almost definitely bide your time and pick up something you've been coveting but resisting (because perhaps it was a TAD overpriced) in the sale. They have great sales. Case in point - I think this was originally £50 - I got it for £15.


Dress - Warehouse
Shoes & Tights - Primark
Cardigan - Debenhams
Necklace - Topshop
Nails - Parlez Vous OPI?

I wore this out on Wednesday to have drinks and dinner with an old friend (who sadly lives way too far away) and despite being told it looks a little like it was made of curtains, I love it. It's really quite the ladylike number - one of those dresses that makes you feel like you've really made an effort.

I'll be honest, I swapped the heels for my flat grey ankle boots, but I am really having such a grey-on-grey fetish at the moment. Especially teamed with purple.

Oh, and my hair is Default Style #2 (#1 being the messy curly second-day-hair bun). Now it's so long, I basically wear it this way every other day. So easy! Next step: master the fishtail.

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20 comments

  1. I have this dress but havent actually gotten round to wearing it yet. Looks lovely on you xx

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  2. I have this I have this I have this!! I too got it for fifteen squid in the sale. Here's how I wear mine, with the story of how I got it... [ http://betteontoast.blogspot.com/2010/10/these-trappings-these-tatters-these-we.html]

    You're so right about "skirts". I like the oldy-fashionedy-ness. Makes me think of the Railway Children making flags out of their petticoats.

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  3. you look stunning! Warehouse never fits over my boobs :(

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  4. You look so gorgeous! What a total bargain that dress was. I don't have a warehouse where I live, I feel deprived hehe.

    xo

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  5. I love the pattern and shape of this dress.
    The nail varnish matches perfectly too :)
    x

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  6. Bargain alert! I never think to go into Warehouse just because we dont have one near.
    I love the pattern, florals always get a big thumbs up from me!
    Gorgeous dress!
    Sophie
    x

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  7. This dress looks so nice on you! I love 'proper' dresses, dresses are indeed made for twirling.
    xx

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  8. I love dresses with full skirts! they are so pretty. I love this one. Warehouse definitely do gorgeous dresses.

    Your hair looks great as well. I need to learn the fishtail braid as well.

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  9. Full swooshy skirts are a must, I really love them! You look absolutely lovely here, as always :) Warehouse are lovely but they are SUPER expensive, so I have to stalk the sale haha. I also find then can be quite short? Don't know if that's just me?

    Maria xxx

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  10. This is lovely, great colours! I love warehouse too and you're right, the dresses are just gorgeous. But over priced they are, this how ever was a def find for a bargain :)
    I love twirly skirts, go round and round! Feel so pretty & like I wana skip and dance around in them
    x

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  11. Claire, Warehouse never fits my boobs either! I have to always go up a size - but it's annoying on a dress like this as it's baggier around the waist. I need to find a belt that matches it perfectly!

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  12. LOVE. This is the best dress I have seen you in, it is gorgeous. And your nails match! Must go and check Warehouse sale right now... x

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  13. I can't tell you how much I adore this dress, would not have expected it to be from Warehouse!!

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  14. That dress is gorgeous! I have been on the hunt for a floral one like that for a while. I also really like your hair like that!!

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  15. I'm allowed a new favourite, yes? Because this is it.

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  16. this is lovely! I was late finding Warehouse, as its windows always looked too smart for a scruff like me, but then I found one on my route from the station to the office and realised my mistake! This dress is stunning, especially for £15. I think you're right, often their prices are a bit cheeky before the sale. Your nails do with it wonderully too!

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  17. Beeeeautiful frock! And 'do - this is my default 'got to leave the house in 30 seconds or I'll miss the bus AGAIN' hair, but it never looks anywhere near as groomed! x

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  18. This dress is so nice! The pattern is lovely & the blue goes brilliantly with your red hair.

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  19. me! I was that friend!

    It didn't look like curtains when it was ON you, though there's nothing wrong with that, as Scarlett O'Hara and Fraulein Maria are quick to point out.

    (also my verification word is "fangst" which was Twilight's working title.)

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  20. ERIN YOU WERE WHAT WAS WORTH THE WAIT. Though. I guess.

    My verification word is unhowal which is what Jacob from Twilight does when he has a sorethroat.

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