Dressing like Joan Holloway...

I have been sharing a lot of dressy outfits recently but I promise that I do go to work sometimes! ;) Getting dressed for work in the morning can sometimes be a bit of a challenge (I will always choose an extra 5 minutes of sleep!) but a brightly coloured dress is always an easy option. Sadly since I wore this gorgeous red dress our washing machine took offence and it has shrunk :( I did try and hunt down another one as I loved it so much but as it was a sale piece I wasn't able to replace it so this post will have to serve as a kind of eulogy! This dress reminds me of something Joan Holloway would wear, doesn't this outfit look like this Mad Men cartoon version of me I made way back when?!

Dress: Mango, tights: John Lewis, shoes: c/o George at ASDA
 Red is definitely my favourite colour, I love how unashamedly bold it is and how dramatic it looks against my hair. You know I can't resist a red lipstick and Max Factor's Colour Elixir Lipstick in Ruby Tuesday was the perfect match for both this dress and nail varnish (Essie Russian Roulette FYI)

I don't wear this ring all that often but this dress needed something to jazz it up and as this ring is less than subtle (understatement of the century) it was ideal!

Which TV characters inspire your wardrobe?


The Style Rawr said...

Oh no, darn washing machines! Red is your colour, it's the perfect fit too. :)

T x

Natasha said...

Love this red dress on you Maria, the colour is lovely and the shape is perfect for dressing up or down. - Tasha