Thursday, 10 April 2014

Willpower and a Warehouse dress...

Anyone who has ever met me knows how easily I am persuaded to do something. My willpower is non-existent and as soon as I see sale signs, it is inevitable that I will end up purchasing something. This Warehouse dress was an absolute steal in their sale last month and I have been wearing it whenever I want to feel a little smarter at work. It is made of a lovely textured jacquard material and as the material is fairly heavy, it hangs beautifully. Warehouse is definitely one of those brands that I only seem to look at when there is a sale on as it is just that little bit too expensive. I mean the original price of this was £40 which I think is steep, but the £15 I bought it for is much more reasonable (at least that's what I am telling myself!) I am trying to cut down on the amount of rubbish-y clothes that I buy but I have still manged to add new items to my summer wardrobe. I just hope we get the sunshine I have been promised now so I can wear these dresses and shorts

Dress: Warehouse, tights: Tesco, shoes: Marks & Spencer
I never used to like dresses with sleeves but I think this looks much better with the higher neckline and makes the dress much more elegant- hooray for fun, work-appropriate dresses! You can also see the texture of the dress better here, monochrome can sometimes feel a bit dull to me but the pattern makes it feel more 'me'. That and the swipe of red lipstick... ;) I have been really pleased with the improvement in my skin recently, I have been wearing Dr Jart+ Platinum BB Beauty Balm rather than foundation recently and it has really cleared my skin up. I loved writing a post on my make-up staples way back in 2011 (!) would you guys be interested in an updated version? 


I love how full the skirt of this dress is, it is deliciously swooshy and the sheer amount of material means that it skims over my ever-growing food baby. I really need to stop going out for meals, my figure is not thanking me for it, however delicious the food may be! I told you I was obsessed with these shoes, I should stop wearing them but they seem to be the perfect match to every outfit in my wardrobe...


Would you like an update on my beauty regime? How much is too much to pay for a dress? 
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12 comments

Lesley Extance said...

Hello Maria !, just found your great blog i like your dress and what a bargain.
I like these sort of dresses, as a pear shaped lady ,a polite way of saying i;ve got a big bum and thighs Lol !!!, these dresses are very good at hiding them bits, i'm not to fond of.
With Best wishes Les

Sarah said...

Love this dress, such a classic!
x

char said...

Love this dress and I think it was a total bargain. I have been trying hard to buy better quality pieces and cut out the cheapo sales shopping or Primark trips. I could easily waste £100 in Primark on things I don't like that much but have bought because they're "bargains". Have decided more recently that I'd be better off spending that money on one item I really like, which is well made and I'll get a lot of wear from.

laura|daisychaindream said...

this dress + your hair are perfection! xx

Gem said...

I really want a Laura Ashley or Boden dress and might invest rather than buying a few New Look ones which never last. Love this on you, I only ever look in there in the sale and Oasis xx

Lily Lipstick said...

Love this dress! I have given up shopping for Lent and lately its been getting tough with all the nice things in the shops for spring! x

The Style Rawr said...

What a lovely dress and such a bargain! I like to feel a garment before I purchase it to see if it's worth the price. I recenly managed to get a £228 Free People dress for about £56, I'd never pay £228 but the embroidery was beautiful so it made it worth the fifty quid price tag! So it all depends. ;)

Tara x

Polkadot Pink said...

I've said it before, but your hair is just gorgeous like that.I agree, £40 seems steep for a work dress. However, I have a dress I paid £100 for that i LOVE then Primark £8 dresses that I love just as much. I think it all depends how much you wear them, which can be tricky. At £15, there's no doubt you definately got a bargain xx

Sherin said...

I love Warehouse. Since maturing my style into a more professional look for work, Warehouse, Mango and Zara are my go-to's.
I love this dress so much. It's so pretty for a working environment. The fitting looks amazing.

Sian Judd said...

What a bargain!! Beautiful dress and looks stunning on you, the shape is perfect <3

Michelle / Daisybutter said...

What a bargain find, Maria! That skater shape always looks gorgeous on you too (:

Matthew Pike said...

very smart indeed, take it easy with those sales!

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