Dress – Mela Loves London via New Look
Cardigan – Red Herring
Tights – Primark
Shoes - Clarks
Sometimes, when I’m having a stressful day, I’ll nip out at lunchtime and go and look at clothes. It’s probably a damning sign of my mental health that being around nice dresses makes things seem better – I literally feel calmer and happier when I’m browsing the rails of New Look or Topshop. There’s something kind of sad about that, I suppose, but it also goes a long way to explain my bulging wardrobe.
Lately, I’ve been a little more stressed than usual, and mostly I’ve been able to resist splurging too much… but when I saw this dress, I couldn’t not. Isn’t it gorgeous? Although I always love a collar, it’s much more high necked than I’d usually go for, but it’s incredibly flattering and comfortable to wear and is lovely, lovely quality. It actually reminds me of some of the Orla Kiely dresses from last season, but it set me back just £25 in New Look. It’s definitely my new favourite right now – I want to wear it all the time!
Upsettingly, I’ve now found it in green, too! I’m refusing to try it on because I just can’t resist how great green looks with red hair, but if £25 suddenly falls into my lap or it goes into the sale, I cannot be responsible for my actions.
I wore it out to lunch with some friends last Saturday to Aqua, in St Albans. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend it! Super yummy, good value, garlicky Italian food – it’s making me hungry just thinking about it!
Turns out I look totes heroic when the wind blows, no? I'm getting a cape.