This last weekend was a quiet one for me, and I spent yesterday with my Mr. Darcy relaxing about London, having frothy coffees and just waltzing through the streets (although not literally).
It was a pretty cold weekend and for our lovely couples time, I wanted something casual, warm and pretty. A few weeks ago (during sales), I bought this Joe Browns Flattering Retro Dress for Simply Be. It was reduced from £55 to £27 (I LOVE a bargain).
This is an extremely comfortable dress. It's made from Polyester and Elastane but has a delicious, soft knit feel to it. I put it on and feel warm and comfy. There is a self-tie around the waist which adds definition to my shape and helps the dress feel snug and toasty on my body.
I actually love this. It's colourful and playful - a great Casual choice. You can see I wore this with no jewellery and have light make up on. I think easy, pretty, casual clothes are important. This really is a dress I'll wear and think - it gives good shape, has lots of energy and colour, I feel comfortable and GOOD in my skin - no effort is needed. Clothing like this is important and not always something I mention on my blog. I do wear slouchy clothes (especially down the supermarket on a Sunday morning), but for me, when I'm heading out for a simple "couples coffee" - a little effortless prettiness never goes astray.
Mind you, as it's so cold, I had to wear a Winter Coat and scarf!
The last little feature to mention on this dress is the pretty breast detail. So simply done, it's a stitched on flower that matches the hem print, coupled with a little embroidery. Very simple, but it gives the dress texture and feels unique. I like little touches!
This is a pretty, casual dress and so comfortable, that I don't mind admitting that I'll likely wear this to work too (yay, creative industry!).
There are still a few sales on at the moment, so I hope you're all still managing to bag a few bargains - for me, this has been my best sale purchase in a LONG time!
Dress is a size 20 and hits mid-thigh on my 5'5" body!
Smooch - Em. x.