Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Wednesday Wants

Hello you lovely lot.  Firstly Happy New Year!! I know we are 7 days into 2015 but I felt like taking a bit of a break so I did.  The lead up to Christmas was absolutely crazy for us, we were away every weekend and it felt like I didn't have time to do anything.  I struggled to find any time for sewing or blogging as I was in a constant state of exhaustion.  I would like to say I am feeling awesome now but after not sleeping well for the past three nights that feeling of being well rested has started to evaporate.  BUT I am still feeling way better than I did at the end of 2014 so yeah!  I am still trying to decide what 2015 means to A Million Dresses going forward but whilst I mull it over I thought I had best bounce back with a little wishlist. 

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...

 Dress: asos

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?)

 Shoes: asos

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!

Shoes: Office

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?

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20 comments:

  1. No bargains here as I'm feeling that the only way not to be tempted is to not even look.

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    1. One whole year Char, 365 days!! Don't know how you're going to do it but you'll be rich!!

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  2. I've only hit up the ASOS sale and picked up things that had long been in my saved list so feeling smug!
    Sophie
    x

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    1. You always manage to find the best bargains!!

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  3. Before the spending ban began, I found so many bargains it was unreal. TK Maxx and Clarks were hugely successful! I love your Wednesday Wants posts, although they always give me a massive case of the wantums! xx

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    1. I saw that you got some of the Orla's!! They are so awesome. Sorry for that, kinda!! haha.

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  4. That frock is beautiful! I've found sooo many bargains recently, I need to go on a spending ban because I'm out of control!

    Tara x

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    1. Haha but if they are bargains then ya know, kinda justified right?!

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  5. I've ummed and ahed over the asos sale as I have the dregs of a voucher left to spend. Ha, I got the same e-mail from Asos- but it's been 6 years for me!x

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    1. Did you manage to find anything?

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  6. Oh I neeeeeed those Asos brogues!

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  7. Dream shoes from Office but not in my size waaaaaah :(

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    1. Hope you got the burgundy ones Gem!

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  8. Those ASOS shoes are lush, just dainty enough!

    Maria xxx

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    1. I knew you would love them Maria!

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  9. Do you ever save ready-to-wear dress images as potential sewing inspiration? Sometimes the unique little details that make us fall for RTW can be easily adapted with sewing patterns and finishing techniques. Or maybe your Wednesday Wants will just start to feature fabric swatches, lol. Anyhow happy New Year, and I look forward to seeing more of your dresses in 2015.

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    1. I don't really, it is usually the actual fabric I fall for and unfortunately that is really hard to copy. Happy New Year to you too :)

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  10. LOVE that yellow dress, I mint have to click on over and investigate further, it would be perfect for Summer...when it finally arrives, but I can plan ahead right?

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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    1. Forward planning is required! Though I think it would look great contrasted with black tights so you could wear it right now ;)

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