Oh ho ho, my puns do make me laugh! ;) I have written a lot recently about pushing myself out of my comfort zone and this Cos dress has been hanging in my wardrobe for about six months (ever since the lovely Alice sent it to me) until I plucked up the courage to wear it a couple of weeks ago. Cos is a shop that has clothes that I really love... just on other people. Modern and minimalist is not usually my style but this dress could be the exception, maybe 2015 will be the year of cool for me?! I love its cool architectural shape and colour and neon accent but I wasn't sure just how to wear it. I was going to push it to the back of my mind (and my wardrobe) again but I decided to bite the bullet and just go for it, I mean what's the worst that could happen?! Paired with my favourite shoes, this immediately felt more wearable and I decided that Tesco provided the perfect opportunity to try this 'look' in public ;) It was a really windy and grey day when we took these photos but I'm trying to embrace how dramatic the wind made this look, rather than worrying about how flattering it is.
|Dress:Cos gift from Alice, shoes: Marks & Spencer|
With the dress being such a statement (well, for Cheltenham at least!) I kept the rest of my make-up pared back, opting for peachy neutrals to keep the focus on the dress. I bought Mac's 'BlushBaby' blusher from the lovely Alex a while ago and it is the perfect neutral for when I want to look polished but without adding too much colour to my cheeks. It doesn't look like much in the pan but is a really lovely colour once on and gives you a perfect healthy flush. I have been wearing Max Factor's Wild Eyeshadow pencil in 'Savage silver' a lot recently, I tend to smudge it over my eyelids to give them a bit of definition without it taking too much effort, ideal for when I am trying to get out the door in the morning!
I wasn't sure whether to belt this or not, but after trying a few I realised that none of them looked quite right so I decided just to wing it. There is something very freeing about wearing a cocoon shape and although I will always love my fitted dresses, I plan to play with proportions more this year.
How would you style this dress?