Floral is the new Black…

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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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On a day off from work, I mostly like to dress pretty casual. I enjoy wearing a dress to work now and again and I’m embracing my new found love of blouses, however on a wet, cold Saturday in January, I’m happiest in my trusty Top Shop skinnies, Top Shop Biker Boots and Miss Selfridge leather jacket.

The hoodie is Top Shop and the grey top is Zara.

Comfy, warm and ideal for trudging round a wet city centre hunting for more bargains in the sales! Which, by the way I did find…. More on that soon!