Outfit: Wedding guest – my favourite dress

Wedding season is now over for me so this post is a little late – I just haven’t had time to take any photos! But I wanted to feature this dress which has seen me through 3 out of 4 weddings I’ve attended this year.

I bought this for a winter wedding way back in February but I loved it so much I wore it again in May and August! It was a barginous £28 in a sale at Miss Selfridge.

I’m not a huge fan of more traditional formal/prom style dresses – A line styles in particular don’t suit my frame very well. I’m always on the hunt for something a bit unusual. My other wedding go-to is this floral jumpsuit, also from Miss Selfridge.

I rarely wear long dresses but I LOVE the maxi-length cape sides of the dress. It perfectly combines the swishyness of a long dress with a practicality (and leg reveal!) of a short one. The long sections create a beautiful elegant movement when you walk. And predictably, it’s fun to dance in! When the music stepped up a level I just tied the sides around the body of the dress out of the way 🙂

To brighten up the outfit I paired the dress with a mustard-yellow suede fringed clutch (Oasis) and my ‘comfy’ burnt orange block heels (Office). Admittedly this dress would look better with higher heels – let’s be honest, everyone’s legs look better with higher heels! But after years of wearing ridiculous heels I’m trying to give my feet and my knees a break.

This dress definitely delivers on swish-factor! Would you wear a dress like this?

H x

 

OOTD: Obsessed with the Denim Dress

I took advantage of the sunshine today and walked into town to have a browse around the shops. This denim pinafore dress was a flash sale steal from ASOS. I love it – I’ve already worn it 3 times since it arrived on Wednesday! It works equally well with a range of tops underneath but today I paired it with a simple white tee.

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I forgot to get a picture of the back (this is what happens when you’re rushing to leave the house) but it’s cut away to waist level (imagine a demin skirt with braces!).

I think this dress is so versatile – for an even more casual summer or sporty look it would work with a bralette and trainers. For the colder months, or maybe as a more demure look for work, I’d team it with a polo neck jumper and tights. If I had to change anything, I would make the straps adjustable (t’s a tiny bit baggy at the top) – but I still think this dress is going to be a firm favourite of mine for a long time 🙂

H x

Denim dress and Sandals: ASOS, White t-shirt: Miss Selfridge, Orange reversible tote bag: Accessorise, Sunglasses: Topshop, Horse necklace (an old favourite): Urban Outfitters.

 

Outfit: Autumn Colours

I love the rich tones associated with the colder months of the year and I always look forward to wearing them. I recently had some lowlights put in my hair for winter so I thought it was finally time to break out the darker colours in my wardrobe. I seem to have accumulated lots of burgundy items over the past couple of years, so when I saw this green shirt I thought I’d try something different. I was really drawn to the beautiful colour. I don’t own anything else that is remotely green so it’s definitely a departure from the norm for me!

I bought this flippy floral skirt at the same time. This has been one of my go-to outfits for work recently – it’s a lot smarter than I need to look, but it gives me a confidence boost when I need it!

 Shirt and skirt both from New Look

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I have just retrieved my cosy hats and scarves from their summer storage – roll on winter!

H x

Outfit: It’s still cold outside!

I don’t care if the coral coat has had it’s moment – I love mine and I’m still wearing it nearly everyday! This is another ‘it’s fate’ buy from Miss Selfridge. I’ve wanted a boyfriend coat like this for a while and stalked this one on MS’s website for a good few weeks, umming and ahhing about the colour….until it sold out! Is is just me or does missing out on something make you want it even more?! I got lucky on an unplanned trip to the shops – there is was, 30% off in the sale! Happy Hattie 🙂

I love the huge pockets on this coat; I get can away without a large handbag most of the time. I look less than happy today as it’s pretty cold and windy outside! I might have to add a scarf before I venture into town..

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