I started this post off as 'My Go-To Dress this Summer', but as i started uploading the photos i realised that actually, each piece I'm wearing here has been part of my summer uniform.
Firstly, I'm totally crushing on orange, which i think happens every summer, so my Fossil bag has been the perfect pop of colour for every outfit.
The shoes, well the shoes are new. £14 in the Next sale this weekend. But the style has been part of my 'go-to items' as i'm now a total mid heel convert. Move over high heels, i am allll about the mid heel. After the wedding i attended in a silver pair of mid heels and wearing them from 12 midday till 12 midnight i realised how easy and comfy they are to wear. Cue search for a tan pair. And these babies walked in to my life at less than half price at a wholesome £14.00.
As much as love my tan high heels (i have a great pair of French Connection tan heels which are gorgeous) i feel the mid heel is where i'm at right now. They can easily take you from shops to a night out all in one comfy step.
Plus being tall means i'm not towering above everyone else #tallgirlproblems solved,yay!
And then we have the dress.. Oh this dress. I have worn this dress so very very much this spring/summer.
I have been all over Whistles this season.
The dress i wore to the aforementioned wedding was a beautiful teal Whistles dress. And now another Whistles dress i'm having a fully fledged love affair with is this one. Back a few months ago when there was a little price war going on between two rather large department stores, i took full advantage and caught myself a goodie.
The length is dignified and easy to wear, the waist tie gives me a little shape, but loose enough to still be cool and not clingy, the sleeves work both rolled up and down, great for when the weather is cool one minute and hot the next.
I have to say also, this shirt dress is the most softest, most beautiful, easy to wear, hardly creases, washes wonderfully, dress i've ever bought. The quality goes with its £80+ price tag, but, having ditched (well, mostly) my cheaper high street spends and opting for quality over quantity, I have to say this dress has most definitely worked for me. Cost per wear is already in the single figures as yep, its actually been worn that much. It's rare for me to find such a piece that makes me want to wear it time and time again as i'm so bloody fickle with my wardrobe, hence the endless amounts of cheaper pieces that have seen one wear and then tossed to the side never to be worn again.
I think spending more on a singular item that i love is working out far better for me than multiple pounds on way too many things that will never see the light of day again.
I think its official.
I'm a fully fledged grown up.
Investments in great pieces.
Dress: Whistles (about 2 months ago)
Shoes: Next Sale
Bag: Fossil (co McArthur Glen)
Necklace &Bracelets: Yosa