I am going to mix things up with these posts going forward. Since I have started sewing I have only actually bought two dresses and have yet to wear either of them. I honestly didn't ever expect my new hobby to have such an impact on my life but it has in the most amazing way. I no longer spend hours checking out the new in sections every week. I was pretty obsessive, sometimes I would have logged onto the Topshop website before I had even gotten out of bed. Whilst my love of dresses hasn't waned I can now happily feed my own demand. I do still spend time online looking out for new fabric but nothing like when I was trying to find a dress. Plus I know the dress I make with the fabric will fit and flatter and make me feel good. Can't guarantee that with a Ready To Wear dress. I do still browse dresses on a weekly basis as I like to see fabrics and shapes etc so I will still be sharing dresses I love in my weekly wishlists. I know lots of you love the same sorts of things as me so it's almost a public duty! haha. What I am going to do is add a mix of shoes and accessories as that is the one thing I am still buying. I never seem to have enough shoes ;)
The first dress that caught my eye is this beautifully detailed one from asos. Christmas parties might be a distant memory but some of us have birthdays in January! Plus there is one sure way to chase away the January blues and that is by donning a pretty frock and dancing like your life depends on it. Even if it is alone in your living room. Or you could just wear your PJs...
I am totally in love these shoes and am missing a pair of tan shoes from my wardrobe so that means I need them right?! Plus asos have just sent me a 10% code as we have been together for 8 years now, my longest relationship - where is that crying with laughter emoji when you need it?! I love the block mid heel, the pointed toe and the lower vamp (is it still a vamp on lace ups?)
My struggle to find everyday shoes is real. I had to return both pairs of Orla Kiely Dorothy's as the patent leather cracked where your foot flexes after a maximum of 15 wears. They had sold out so I couldn't get replacements, absolutely gutted. I have two pairs of the Dottys which I adore but wanted something easier to wear. I have a few basic requirements - a mid block heel and not too clumpy. You wouldn't think this would be a hard combo but boy I looked everywhere. I had dismissed these online but in person they are perfect. I have only started wanting daintier, less clumpy shoes since I lowered my hemline, they are just a bit off with a knee length skirt. I tried these on in store and was smitten. They were still marked up as full price but when I got to the till they were only £33 - RESULT. They are now only £29 and are so, so comfy. Plus the t-bar is low enough that you do not need to faff around with the buckle, they just slip on and off. I definitely ordered a back up pair!
The Office shoes, some Daisy Dream perfume and this Linea coat are the only things I have treated myself to in the sales, have you found any ace bargains you are itching to share?