Cleverly, I managed to leave myself 10 minutes to get ready for Style Birmingham today. I had it in mind to wear a dress and because the Mailbox, where the event was held, is not all undercover I knew that I would need a jacket with some warmth in it.
Despite the fact that I have been blogging for over two years now, I don’t think that this dress has ever featured before. I really like it but don’t often get to wear it so today was the day for it to have an outing!
This dress was actually chosen for me by someone else. I was styled in it by another girl (Dreda from Just Style Me) on my styling course and I loved it so much that I went on to buy it. It was so different to anything I would have normally chosen for myself and the fabric and structure are really unusual. It was from All Saints. Dreda is great and is based in Kent, so if anyone is looking for stylist in that part of the country, she’s your girl!
There’s a lot going on in the collar area, so I kept the rest of the outfit very simple. The collars sat better together earlier in the day and arguably it would have been better to take photos before I left, rather than on my return home. However when I left not only was I short of time but my nails were wet in places where I patched up the chips in my shellac nails with a Primark nailvarnish. Classy!
Anyway, here is a clearer look at the dress.
This is the closest to the dress that I can find – it’s the Marilyn Dress from All Saints and costs £165. Sorry about the poor quality photo – just follow the link for a better shot.
And here, amongst other thing, is a momento of the day – which I think has already been acquired by our eldest. Unfortunately it was too dark inside the fashion show to take photos but hopefully I will have access to some professional shots soon.
Tomorrow I am off to the park with the youngest to collect those things which fall off the trees at this time of year – those things being coconuts apparently!