Tips for getting dressed in a hurry!


This was one of those outfits that was put together in a humungous rush. It was Saturday morning and I was due at M&S at 10am to work with them for the day. Thinking that I had lots of time to spare – after all 10am is not exactly an early start – I thought that I would do some household chores first, strip some beds, put the washing on and go for a run and then, before I knew it, it was time to go and I still wasn’t ready. Anyone else know that feeling?!

In one sense it didn’t really matter what I wore because I had to change when I arrived in store. However I did want to wear some flat shoes so that in between presentations I could lose the heels, hence the Clarks sandals

Heading for a tried and tested favourite is always a good plan in these type of situations so I wore my All Saints Pia dress BUT the vest that I had decided to wear (M&S had located me in a lovely part of the store but it was right next to the food hall, complete with millions of fridges belting out lots of cold air. It could only happen to me – and on one of the hottest days of the year) peeped through the slash neck of the dress – hence the huge Zara striped scarf to cover up a look that couldn’t ever be passed off as anything other than bad planning. I think that the scarf and bright yellow Kate Spade bag just about rescued the situation.

The All Saints dress is no longer available but for something similar, the textured dress from Hush (£60) may be a good option. A dress like this is such a good back drop for so many other accent colours for bags and shoes, such as bright yellow, hot pink and turquoise and when it comes to scarves and statement necklaces, the world is your oyster. Just watch your vest straps!!!


  1. Anonymous
    June 17, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    But the poet was bewitched by "a sweet disorder in the dress" and particularly a "tempestuous petticoat". I reckon a little subtle flash of Grey Gap Body wifebeater vest (I am slightly obsessed with them this year) in the neckline of ALL my summer frocks and tops maintains both my allure AND my temperature.

  2. Fashion40ish
    June 17, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    I rather like the addition of the scarf with this dress. It sounds like it was needed (I cannot stand being cold.) It all sounds like good fun. xx

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