You shall go to the ball….

It’s a long time since I’ve been to a school ball but last night was the night – and a fantastic night it was too. Normally it’s Mr SG donning his tux for a black tie event (for work purposes of course, you understand) but for once I wasn’t the babysitter and instead we got to go out together.

I really hadn’t given any thought to what I was going to wear and it can be at times like that when a dress just happens to find you. I was in Coast a couple of weeks ago looking at outfits for an event that I’m styling on Wednesday and on my way out I saw this Coast Frankie Jacquard dress (£145).

In the flash of an eye I had tried it on, bagged it and I was on my way.  I think that it was the print that attracted me initially and I liked the overlay at the top too but had the length not been right, it would have gone straight back on the rack.

I have no idea why I went with the Aldo  spot shoe (£60) – other than because I liked them and because they were a slightly less obvious choice than silver or nude.

This is a back shot of the dress taken from the Coast site which I think may just well have a 20% discount on at the moment.

For information purposes, the dress comes up true to size. I’m wearing an 8 and whilst I could have got away with the 6 I wouldn’t have been quite so comfortable around the waist. So comfort won out in the end!

And I got myself a new pal on the night. Just look at the sword on him!!!


  1. What if I wore it the first Time
    May 10, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    What a gorgeous dress. And never mind his sword what about those toned upper arms then.

  2. StyleGuile
    May 11, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Thank you! And I think that the arms were more to do with the lighting than anything else!

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