Anyone who has ever met me knows how much I love a little red dress, they were even the centrepiece of my #simplybereal moment which I shared recently! When I saw this Boutique by Jaeger dress on ASOS, I was smitten, it is red, swooshy and is even called Maria, how could I resist such a perfect dress?! The fact that the model had short dark hair was just the icing on the cake for me! I managed to snatch the last one in my size when it went on sale and I was originally going to save this dress for the summer as it is made of 100% cotton but the swooshy shape was perfect for a (slightly dressed up) Christmas Eve outfit. A fifties style skirt hides a food baby brilliantly! ;) Don't worry, I did have a cardigan on with this but it didn't photograph very well... the sacrifices we make for blogging eh?!
|Dress: Boutique at Jaeger via ASOS, belt: Miss Selfridge, shoes: Marks & Spencer|
I am always tempted to bust out the glittery and shimmery make-up at Christmas but I managed to restrain my magpie instincts and go for a pared back look which was perfectly topped off with my new Burt's Bees lip shimmer in Cherry. It gives a lovely wash of colour but doesn't need constant touch ups and as it is also a lip balm, my lips have never been in better condition! I love the Bardot/ boat neck style of this dress, it is a super flattering cut and you don't need any jewellery to jazz it up- winner!
I have owned this belt for years and although I have only worn it a handful of times, I am loath to get rid of it as it is just so darned cool! To be honest this dress probably didn't need a belt but it was the perfect excuse to wear this belt which was just fancy enough to be festive.
Midi lengths are always a bit tricky for me, I tend to look best when a skirt finishes just above the knee but a longer length is much more elegant. I think I will have to look to the lovely Sophie for some style inspiration, she can rock a midi better than anyone!
What would your perfect item of clothing look like?