Now I know that a embroidered smock dress with panniers is hardly what most people would classify as 'fuss free dressing' but for me, this French Connection smock dress is super easy to wear, especially when paired with my beloved leather jacket! I would definitely count all of these pieces as building blocks for my 'capsule wardrobe', even if they would be completely out of place in someone elses! Unfortunately, after these pictures were taken, we had an incident with the washing machine. This dress (and many other favourites) is currently with Mark's mum who is trying to turn it back to cream, rather than the pink shade it came out of the wash as *sob* Apparently the washing machine may be plumbed in wrong so I am now paranoid about washing anything delicate in the machine :(
|Jacket: New Look, dress: French Connection, shoes: Orla Kiely x Clarks|
I'm not sure why, but I look really unsure in these pictures. I love this bright lipstick, it was another Tesco bargain and can brighten up even the dullest Autumn morning. This may be an unpopular opinion but I can't wait for the colder days, hopefully then my radiator-like temperatures won't be quite so ridiculous. Summer is pretty hellish when you are as warm as I am (I even overheated in my leather jacket when I wore this outfit!)
I told you I loved these shoes! They are just deliciously chunky and add the perfect amount of 'stomp' to any outfit. It's no mean feat to toughen up such a saccharine dress! My legs look super tanned in these pictures, which I love. My
pasty pale legs make even natural looking tights look super brown on me which is no bad thing!
How do you do fuss-free dressing? Any tips on how to avoid washing disasters?