Floral is the new Black…

dress 1 Dress ASOS £45dress close up

Accessories, Shoes £25 ZARA, Necklaces £14 Top Shop and Vintage, Gold Bag (not pictured) Vintage Gift 

A few weeks ago, my brother-in-law was getting married in Dublin and make no mistake, this was to be a ‘fancy’ affair!  Nearly 200 guests were decamping to gorgeous Ireland, to see the happy happy couple take their vows and partake in a mean party thereafter.

So, what’s a girl to wear to such a do?  As usual I left my dress shopping way too late and as usual, the amazing ASOS came to my rescue.

After several hours, ok, days, scouring ASOS.com, with a customary glance at Top Shop and Very.co.uk, I found it, THE DRESS.  Now I’m normally a casual kinda gal, but when I’m going to an event, function or wedding, I like to girly it up a bit and this dress practically jumped off the screen and screamed girly in my face.

Bold in print, but modest in it’s style, this gorgeous Fallen Star Floral Maxi was everything!  Unfortunately my size wasn’t in stock, but fear not, after tweeting my distain, within minutes the helpful peeps at ASOS had replied and suggested I added it to my favourites list and told me to keep checking back for re-stocking and within a few days there it was!

When the dress arrived it was WAY too long; not just, stick on some heels and deal with it long, but I’m going to need to grow half a foot long.  Step in seamstress extraordinare Alison, who for a bargain £8, took the hem up a good few inches.  So, dress altered and bags packed, we boarded our Ryanair flight to sunny Dublin and had the most amazing weekend.

The dress was £45 (and would appear to be no longer in stock), but the weekend in Dublin…. way too expensive to say! However, it was worth it and I felt a million bucks in THAT dress.

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Pink to make the boys wink….

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Well that’s what my gran used to say, however pink is one of my favourite colours and, being that I’m not 8 years old anymore, I don’t wear it that often!

I get my pink fix through the occasional accessory, but mostly it’s my nails. On a dreary Monday I was wearing a navy dress from ASOS and added a pop of pink with this Rimmel nail varnish, Hot Shot and pink lips courtesy of Bare Minerals.

Oh and you can see the phone cover….

Pink, not to make the boys wink, just to brighten my day.

Work Style

Today I wore print that has been making its way into nearly every high street store in the last few month. Burberry Prorsum showcased it in their catwalk show and everyone from Victoria Beckham to Harry Styles has worn their heart print shirt, a snip at £495…..

As much as I would LOVE that shirt, I’m working my high street version which, if my memory serves me correctly, was around £7.99 from H&M a year or so ago! ASOS have some fantastic items on their site from dresses to shirts and Top Shop have a gorgeous Raspberry shirt for £38.

Just shows you, it’s well worth hanging on to some items that will be totally on trend every few years!

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Burberry

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Top Shop

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H&M