I first laid eyes on this dress whilst sofa shopping which might make you wonder where the hell I was sofa shopping. House of Fraser in Glasgow. We haven’t received said sofa as yet and needless to say with what’s happened in the last week we’re wondering whether we will ever receive it at all.
Anyway, to make the sofa shopping a bit more interesting I spent some time browsing through Ted Baker’s sale selection. It’s one of those classic British brands that you instantly recognise from the iconic patterns and designs. When I spotted this dress, I liked the fact it wasn’t the usual blush floral print and it was more in line with my style and colour palette.
I tried it on which is something I NEVER do in shops. The lighting is always awful and you can end up feeling pretty bad about yourself. I usually just buy and try stuff on at home then return if need be. I don’t know why I didn’t do that on this particular day but I well and truly learned my lesson. The changing rooms were a deep purple with an orange curtain – how very flattering. The dress fitted but looked a bit frumpy and I just wasn’t feeling it.
I headed home and searched for the dress online as I liked the style and shape and knew I could get good wear out of it. It was out of stock everywhere in my size which was typical and made me want it more.
I ended up going back to House of Fraser the week later to see if it was still there and thankfully it was. I bought it, brought it home, tried it on and what a difference. I couldn’t believe how much better it looked.
The material is beautiful silky and flows nicely. The cold shoulder detail shows a little skin and the synched in waist is ideal for my hourglass body shape.
In the hope of getting as much wear out of it before summer ends I decided to style in a more casual way. My Gran always wears her best clothes even if she isn’t going anywhere special and I love that motto. Why should we keep pretty dresses for special occasions when we can enjoy them every single day.
The shade of blue goes perfectly with my velvet Kensington bag and my new Kurt Geiger trainers which I also snapped up in the sale.
There’s still a few sizes in stock online of the dress and trainers if you’re easily tempted by an end of season sale bargain.