Super Duper Girly


My coffee cup is such an extension of my body that I didn't even realise I still had it in my hand when I went to take this first photo. I take my coffee very seriously. To come between me and the espresso machine would be a fool's errand indeed. You have been warned.

This dress is a new addition to my wardrobe. I saw it months ago in the H&M in Glasgow in the limited edition section for about £50, but they didn't have my size (as is often the case with dresses I find on the high street, I have to size up on account of my long-waistedness making the top part hit at the wrong place).  I searched on their internet site and did the obligatory call-around to different stores, but couldn't find one anywhere, so I gave up.

Fast forward to two weeks ago, I was online looking at the H&M end of season sale, and BAM, there is was, in my size, and for £25 instead of £50. Yes, please.

Funny, I'm always banging-on about how I'm not comfortable in hyper-girly clothes, yet this dress is actually really girly. Like, super duper girly. There was just something about it; a kind of vintagey-Chanel-ey vibe that even after I had given up and put the thought of the dress out of my mind, the idea of it still spoke to me enough to pull the trigger. What I will say about wearing something so unabashedly feminine, is that I shy away from accessories. A pair of earrings, a ring, and that is it. No cute cardigan (I'd pair this with a tough biker jacket if I needed a coat), no match-matchy frame clutch, no shawl (shudder)...I find that in over-accessorising a super duper girly dress, one runs the risk of looking like the crazed cat lady Auntie at the garden party; Miss Havisham on crack.

I had also always thought I hated lavender, but apparently I don't. Actually, I now realise why there always seems to be such an inordinate amount of lilac and lavender in clothing that is marketed to older women; it looks totally badass with grey hair. I can live with that. Just somebody stop me if I start showing up on here in lavender polyester pants suits.







Comments

  1. What a great dress...love the pockets! And I really like your hair pulled back! Fun look!

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  2. You did great hunting to find this pretty dress at such a great price! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you look just lovely.

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  3. Oooh, I LOVE it when that happens! The thrill is all the greater when you FINALLY get the wanted item!
    I am visiting from Visible Monday and I loved what I saw! The dress is really pretty!x

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  4. I love this dress! It's just the right amount of girly and very Chanel-esque.

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  5. Cute dress and I like the coffee cup making an appearance, it's so natural!

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  6. Oh Yes Please! This is a brilliant concept...two classics, the fit and flare silhouette, and Chanel morphed into one dress!!!! OH My goodness! I love it! And you look gorgeous! Sheesh....your mile long legs are making me a little jelly. AND! Is that your view from your garden? Beautiful!

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  7. Love the soft colour combinations of the dress. Very flattering.

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  8. FAB_U_LOUS! I love love this dress on you, the tweed or the interwoven colors are so lovely as is the shape! I love the pointed nude heels, I can only wear kitten heels, I just like a pointed toe! SO pretty
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    please stop by, jess

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  9. That is a beautiful dress and not one tiny bit 'old ladyish'! You could even consider the final effect to be grey, not lavender if that makes you happier.

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  10. Love those fringed edges...such a nice detail. I am definitely getting the Chanel vibe, too. This dress looks lovely on you. Good point about lavender and grey.

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  11. Such a wonderful dress. There's a part of my brain that's hardwired to love tweed. ;-) You've styled it brilliantly and dodged The Twee.

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  12. Oh, good deal! And it's lovely on you. Bet it will be great for the transition time ... lovely with tights and some of your great boots for the fall!

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