I promised you an outfit post with my beautiful red lace Rosie dress and I finally have one to show you! I wore this dress on my actual birthday for a big family meal at a local pub and it really was the perfect choice. Usually when I buy something new, I can't wait to wear it and it gets worn within a day or so (if not less!) upon its arrival. This dress on the other hand has been hanging patiently in my wardrobe since July as I was saving it for a special occasion and what can be more special than your birthday?! When I was wearing this dress, I felt comfortable but also really special (red lace detailing will do that to a girl!) and I don't think it will be long before I wear this again, it will be perfect for my work Christmas do! I'm not entirely sure what is happening with my hair here but it was in a messy bun to show off the neckline but it has completely dropped out here...
|Dress: Boutique by Jaeger, tights: Tesco, shoes: Office|
As it was a lunchtime 'do', I kept my make up fairly simple: a slick of the most idiot proof liquid eyeliner and gorgeously creamy red lipstick (Max Factor Ruby Tuesday FYI) I promise I'm not sponsored by Max Factor, I just really love their products- they just really work for a make-up novice like me :)
|You really can't go wrong with a sweetheart neckline in red lace!|
Even the back is gorgeously detailed! Helpfully you can still comfortably wear a bra without flashing it as the lace detail ends just above where your bra would be visible. This may seem like a small thing but for those of us who can;t get away without one, it makes a huge difference! Word of warning though, the hook and eye on my dress managed to unfasten itself and I spent a chunk of the day wandering around with it unhooked, get someone to check that it is fastened properly rather than trying to do it yourself! ;)
I swear, this dress was designed with flattering me in mind! It hits just above the knee and flares out gently to flatter those of us with less than willowy legs! ;) I should have probably paired it with a more elegant shoe (perhaps these?) but comfort always prevails and out came my trusty Office heels. I don't know what I will do when these finally give up the ghost (they are already looking a bit sorry for themselves) as these really are the comfiest heels in the world!
What would your perfect dress look like?