The £20 Nude Goddess Dress
In a convergence of universal forces that simply cannot be scientifically explained, two of my favourite things ever met in the aisles of a Glasgow TK Maxx this week. Greek mythology and bargain hunting are now officially having an affair.
This is an Amanda Wakeley draped cocktail dress, crafted in nude silk. I found it sort of wadded-up at the very end of the sale rack looking sad, with absolutely zero hanger appeal to recommend itself to anyone. I think it was missing a belt. Who cares? I took one look at it's bones, checked the label, and saw that it was a draped, Grecian-inspired dress. If you are tall and athletic and not always comfortable in hyper-girly evening wear, the Grecian-inspired dress is an excellent choice. It hides a multitude of sins and always looks elegant. Needless to say, I grabbed it and went Gollum-scampering back to the dressing rooms. My precious.
I always have loved the principals behind the Gods and Goddesses of Greek mythology - it's like the ancient version of separation and division of labour. There's Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, Dionysis, God of High Spirits, Strong Emotions, and Wine (yes!), Poseidon for the sea (and horses !?), and so on and so forth. At least back in those days, if you had an issue, you knew what department to direct your query to. I've been thinking about it, and although most of the good jobs have already been taken, if I were a Greek goddess, I would like to be Veggiedipodes, Goddess of Healthy Vegetarian Snack Foods. It's not the sea, but it's an important job. The people need snacks.
Amanda Wakely Grecian silk dress (not available any longer online), similar / Via Spiga shoes (old), similar
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Now go, mortal! Find thee a Grecian dress, for it is the will of Veggiedipodes.