Certain outfits will always be more of a statement and this is definitely one of them. Mark bought me this dress for my birthday last year but it hasn't felt quite right to wear it until now. The pattern is bold enough that you don't need much else to pair with it but it does mean that you need a healthy dose of confidence to pull it off. I haven't yet worn this dress to work as I have only been there a few weeks and I think that this may raise a few eyebrows! I wanted to test it out though so I wore it on one of the few days I had off before I started at my new job. This bold print and colour scheme may not be to everyone's taste (I know mustard is a bit of a Marmite colour!) but I think you can see how pleased I was with this outfit. I mean, just look at how happy I am here...
|Dress: H&M (gift from Mark), shoes: Clarks|
With a print this bold, you don't need strong make-up so a swipe of the gorgeous peachy Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Pink Brandy and my beloved Dr Jart BB cream (which FYI is now half price at Boots!) worked just fine. I was going to straighten my hair but I liked my curls here and who can be bothered with the faff when it is so hot?!
I love the waist detail of this dress, the length of it does take a bit of getting used to but I can't resist a nipped in waist and full skirt, it is just so fun to wear!
I was originally going to wear one of my many pairs of black heels with this but they all looked wrong so I went for this trusty pair of Clarks instead. These suede shoes were a sales bargain which I picked up a while ago and they are so comfy! Speaking of lovely shoes, I cannot wait for the A/W Orla Kiely and Clarks collection to drop, the shoes are just beautiful and I know from experience how comfy they are. The only hard part is restricting myself to one pair!
Are you a fan of bold prints? How would you have styled this?