Friday, 14 February 2014

The Brit Pack Valentine's Edition...

As you may have seen, I recently teamed up with some fabulous British bloggers to do a huge giveaway. It was so much fun to work with these awesome bloggers and so we've decided to keep the name 'Brit Pack' and all create a post with the same theme, on the same day once a month. This month's theme was an obvious choice, happy Valentine's Day everyone! 


Valentine's Day is a funny old day, people either love it or think it is completely cheesy. I know I certainly don't need one day to tell Mark that I love him but it is always a good excuse to get a nice card and go for a nice meal to celebrate ;) Mark actually has a corporate day at work today so we celebrated last weekend instead. This pink dress is a go to whenever Mark and I go somewhere for a 'fancy date' and has been for years (you have to love an outfit that still fits when you have gained or lost a little bit of weight!) I love the colour of this dress and the fit is oh so flattering. The fact that I only spent £7 on it is just the icing on the (cleverly disguised) cake...

Dress:H&M, bag: Monki, shoes: c/o Stylist Pick via Spartoo
The one thing  to watch with this dress is just how low cut it is. It looks (and is) very low cut here and that is even after I pinned it on the bodice. A little bit of cleavage is no bad thing on a date though, you just have to remember not to lean forward too much! ;) If I am going out, I normally wear a lot more make up but I kept it pretty simple with this. I always sweep my hair to one side as it is too fussy with it down but looks far too exposed with it up. This Barbie pink lipstick is my favourite at the moment, it looks so much fresher than my usual red lipstick. Can you tell I'm craving Spring time already?! 


 You have to love a bit of tummy disguising drapery, just imagine how much food you can disguise behind it! It also removes the need for any jewellery as it is fancy enough without it, which is always a bonus - I find it difficult enough choosing shoes and a bag, let alone jewellery as well!


What is your staple date outfit? Do you celebrate Valentine's day?

 (l-r)Maria of Frills n SpillsKim of What Peggy Said,Christina of Kimi and Me, Donna of Polka-dot Pink, Erica of Being Erica
(l-r)Rachel Of Rachel The HatSophie of The Story of a Girl Who Lives Above Her MeansSarah of A Million Dresses and Gemma of Fat Frocks
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15 comments

The Style Rawr said...

Happy Valentine's Day! This colour is so striking on you. I really like the shape, I definitely avoid anything bodycon when I'm going out for food! We'll just be having a meal in tonight...No biggie!

Tara xo

Laura//daisychaindream said...

This is the first year I've had reason to celebrate Valentines day! We aren't doing much, just exchanging handmade gifts and staying in for pizza x

Lily Lipstick said...

Happy Valentine's day! Love the colour of this dress on you. x

being erica said...

what a stunner! <3

Gem said...

love all the detail and draping on this, very sassy! xx

Sophie said...

Well don't you look gorgeous Maris - love the colour on you!
Sophie
x

Sarah said...

This dress is gorgeous Maria!
x

Sherin said...

Stunning dress. I love the colour so much! Perfect for a romantic meal.

Style Eyes said...

Love the dress, the draping looks great and the colour looks amazing on you. Will definitely have to check out all of the Brit Pack blogs.

Harriet T said...

What a gorgeous dress! The colour is so pretty on you, and this is so perfect for valentines!

daniela kate morosini said...

you look MEGA fit girl! xx

Sara Luxe said...

you look beautiful x

Sara Luxe said...

you look beautiful x

Winnie said...

Aww Maria, you looks super pretty - and that dress is gorgeous on you!

char said...

I'm definitely craving spring time, as it doesn't look as though we are getting any snow anytime soon, I would prefer some nice weather to all this wind and rain.
Love the bright pink dress!

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