Thursday, 2 January 2014

Polka dot prom dress...

 I love a good prom dress, especially if it has a swooshy tulle skirt and this spotty little number from Tesco looks really fancy but isn't the slightest bit uncomfortable - a winning combination in my eyes! The best part though was that although it looks pretty expensive, it only cost £25 from Tesco. I would be more than happy to pay that for a dress this pretty but I was lucky enough to win the lovely Sarah's giveaway a few months ago and this was one of the things I picked up with my voucher. I wore it for my third (and final) day of Christmas and it was perfect; the layers of tulle managed to hide my food baby and I felt really happy in it. I have resolved to really focus on my health this year and as I plan to (eventually) run a 5k with my boo Claire I have started my running up again. It is slow work but I hope that I will feel even more confident this year once my health improves even more!

Dress: Tesco, cardigan: BHS via Mark's mum, shoes: Clarks, posey face: model's own
Although the dress is mainly black, I wanted to try something slightly more interesting with it than my trusty black opaques and as the weather was so nice I plumped for some nude tights and my favourite pair of heels. Thank goodness for mild winters eh?! I was a very lucky girl this Christmas and Mark bought me the black patent versions too as I love these shoes so much!


You can tell how mild the weather has been, I was chilly when I took my cardigan off to take these pictures but nowhere near cold, I couldn't believe it! I know some people aren't fans of sleeveless dresses but I love them and I'm sure you could layer a thin top or long sleeved body underneath if you are self conscious... Prom dresses are universally flattering and this one has gone straight to the top of my list of favourite party frocks! I was going to wear this dress on New Year's Eve but I decided to go for my perfect party dress instead as this was still in the wash - the glamourous truth behind fashion blogging eh?! ;)


I never know how to style my hair with a high neckline, a bun just looked strange and my usual side sweep of curls was far too busy looking so I decided to experiment with my hot brush and ended up with a bouncy cheerleader ponytail. Paired with winged eyeliner and a bright lipstick, I looked as chirpy as I felt. I think you can see from these photos how much I loved this outfit, now I just need Tesco to make a version of this dress in every colour!


What are your goals for 2014?
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15 comments

Bex Hamilton said...

Beautiful dress! Good luck in your 5k. I completed one last year having previously not been able to run half a mile so I'm sure you'll do it. Read Alexandra Hemmingsley's 'Running Like A Girl' for inspiration.... :) x

Sarah said...

Such a pretty dress!
x

char said...

This is such a lovely dress, my sister had it for Christmas, too. I think you look so lovely here and your hair looks really cute - I can never get a ponytail to look quite right.

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Yay I am one of your goals!! (kind of, ha) I'll get looking for races in a week or so. I reckon around March time, what do you think? xxx

procrastinatingrachel said...

Cute dress, love the tulle!
You should pick a fun run with a cause you really believe in and it will inspire you to train, that's what i did last year.

Rachel
xo

The Style Rawr said...

Wow, this is such a pretty dress - it looks much more expensive than it is! I love the fit and the bright pumps look awesome with it. :)

Tara xo

Sherin said...

That dress is seriously the prettiest thing ever. I love the bright shoes you paired with it too.

Happy new year!

FAIIINT said...

The dress is soo pretty & it looks much more expensive than that tiny price too! Love the bright heels with it. I plan on trying to focus on my health more this year too, I think I'm getting to that age where it's becoming much more important!

Style Eyes said...

The dress us lovely and it looks amazing with the red shoes. I haven't set myself any new year goals yet except to be happy, perhaps I will think of some more. Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

Happy new year Maria! This dress is GORGEOUS, and perfect for you! Cant believe you found in in Tesco- what a great score!
Hope 2014 is a good one for you. I too am resolving to get fitter- although I havent committed to any runs just yet!!

daniela kate morosini said...

you cutie pie! my goal is to remain fabulous xx

Matthew Pike said...

Tesco have some decent stuff in every now and again, their simple merino knitwear is really good.

Goals for 2014? Travel more, get fitter and step my blog up.

Buckets & Spades

Chloe Martin-Brown said...

Oooooh, lovely dress. God love inexpensive dresses that can be made to look extravagant with interesting shoes and good quality handbags/jackets.

Consider me a cheerleader in your 5K goal, I'm up for a 300KM month on my bike, although the high winds may cause a few problems at this rate. Happy New Year Maria!

Jo said...

I love this style of dress, it's so flattering. My 2014 is the same as last year, sew some dresses and skirts! I bought new fabric last year and got new pinking shears for christmas so I really have no excuse now!

HighlandFling said...

OOh la la! Can I have your phone number lady!? You look very pretty missy. I am a sucker for a cheerleader pony, good for a sassy head flick. I hope you had an amazing New Year!

Emma x

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