Today I was up in Cheshire and because the occasion demanded that I dress up a little, I wore this spotty Hobbs dress which I bought a while ago. To brighten it up a little I put it with a skinny pinky red belt. I also carried my newly found tote which I haven’t been parted from since it was re-discovered in my husband’s Wardrobe. I have no idea what it was doing there – it’s not as if I have pinched at least a half of his Wardrobe for my clothes or anything.
As this is quite a pretty dress, with its ties at the bottom of the sleeves, at the neck and with the frill around the bottom, I chose my shoe boots to stop it from looking either too girly, or too dated. Before I left the house, I asked my husband to choose which shoes he preferred. He looked at them and said that they looked great – so great he hadn’t even realised that I had different shoes on different feet.
Here’s a closer picture of the belt which was also from Hobbs – please forgive the fact that I have not positioned it to cover the seam on the dress. You can also see the frill at the bottom of the dress which was given a name by Grazia the other week – it was a play on “peplum” and could have been pep-hem, or hemplum or something like that. Apparently they are the height of cool at the moment which, as you can imagine, is obviously why I bought the dress in the first place.
This is the same dress that was also featured in this month’s edition of Red Magazine – it’s on page 30 and they show you how to style it four different ways. I like their ideas but I think I’ll probably make my own ideas up as I go along.
On Saturday I said that I was going to make another three tiered chocolate cake with our son – well here was the result. As you can imagine, it doesn’t look much like this now.
I was gutted to have missed today’s episode of the TV series Doctors as our house featured in it, as do many of the houses around here. I did catch a clip of it at the end of Friday’s episode though. Seeing a man standing on our doorstep dressed up as a woman was something again. I fear that this may be as interesting a story line as some of the others which have included a murder, STDs, extra-marital affairs – you name it, it all goes on behind the pink front door!
Today’s outfit: Hobbs dress and belt, Jigsaw shoe boots, Coccinelle bag