Wild thing...

For someone who never used to like leopard print, I sure do own a lot of it! It started off small with a scarf, moving to my trusty leopard print belt and shoes and now fully fledged leopard print clothing in the form of beautiful leopard print dresses. Great Plains asked if I would like to review something from their gorgeous dresses range and this Wild Thing Hoxton dress is the latest addition to my wardrobe. It should come as no surprise that I have fallen in love with Great Plains, they are the sister company to my beloved French Connection and have so many beautiful clothes- we won't mention the fact that my wishlist is now currently totting up to a mere £731.50 (ahem) We found a pretty spot by the river to take these photos but really a dress this cool needs a lot more eyeliner and some kind of concrete backdrop, amirite?!

Dress: c/o Great Plains, shoes: Marks & Spencer
You can't really tell here but I was wearing quite a lot of smudgy eyeliner here, it just hasn't photographed very well! I was going to try and do something fancy with some eye shadow to match that gorgeous print, before I remembered just how cack-handed I am. One of the days I will sit down with a YouTube tutorial and learn to do it properly but I really don't have the patience! 

Long sleeves and a high neckline can sometimes feel quite oppressive but this dress is so light you barely notice them. It also means that this dress is also suitable for work, although I would probably save it for when I was going out for drinks as it is a little too jazzy for just an ordinary boring Wednesday! Originally I was going to wear this with a pair of black tights, to dress it down a bit but that actually made it look fancier- maybe it is the contrast with the brightness of the print?

Have you ever bought anything from Great Plains? What are your secret obsessions?
P.S. Great Plains sent me this dress to review but if I didn't love it, I wouldn't feature it! 


Unknown said...

You look lovely - I love long sleeves on dresses as I'm such a cold person it stops me from getting chilly in the office! I love the blue leopard print, it's fab. Great Plains have some lovely things! xo

Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

Natasha said...

I really like the colour! I never used to be a big fan of leopard print either, but over the years I've started to end up with scarves and socks! You look lovely! - Tasha xxx

HighlandFling said...

This dress is so pretty on you. I like the blue leopard print, so different and modern. Love! Love!

Emma x

Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

I am a totaly whore for leopard print - it is something that always makes me feel good. I love this dress on you, it is so flattering.
Good choice :)

Gems x
Fashion, Well Done

The Style Rawr said...

Such a fierce dress, you can't beat leopard print!

Tara xo

Matthew Spade said...

I remember my mum buying me something from Great Plains when I was about 17! Blast from the past.

Buckets & Spades

LOLA FINN said...

You look soooo great, girl :)
Very lovely and cool style!!
xoxo from Munich

Lucy said...

Maria, You look amazing in this dress! Absolute winner in my books! babe <3 xx