This dress from Great Plains couldn’t have arrived at a better time. I was sore, tired, hot and fed up and this little gem arrived at the door to cheer me up.
Join the Dots Dress - ℅ Great Plains
Silver Sandals - Next
This shade of green is becoming a firm favourite. After wearing my Boden mac, I realised it's a good colour for me and I'm keen to introduce more of it into my wardrobe. But I thought a dress would be a brave move and wasn't sure if I'd be able to pull it off but the style of the dress is so easy to wear. It's got a soft tie belt that can be tied as tight as you wish...and tying it allows you to 'ruche' the dress up a bit to make it more of a casual fit, as I've done here.
It's a little longer at the back - which I love too. Dresses & tops seem to ride up a little on me at the back so this is a great way to avoid this and feel a little less exposed in the back but not end up with a frumpy length in the front
Size-wise, I went for a M and could probably have gotten away with the S but it may have been a little too neat across the waist. I had the option of sizing down but decided to stick with the larger size.
It was a super hot day when I took these pictures so I kept the outfit simple - just wore my Next silver sandals. I did try a few necklaces but it just didn't need them...the pattern spoke for itself.
Loving this dress and looking forward to dressing it up with nude pumps & clutch for a wedding or a day at the races - inspired by Kate Middleton - the queen of green:
Looking at the Great Plains sale pages turned out to be a bad idea as I ended up buying a few other bits and pieces for autumn winter while I was on there...these Leopard Denim Slim Leg Jeans were calling to me and I tried them out yesterday with a plain black t-shirt and loved them..even though I should have really sized down to a 10 but they're all out of stock now. Nothing a belt can't sort out. I also bought this Trip to The City Wrap Buckle Cardigan though if you fancy it, be careful with your colour choice. The Grouse colour shows as a beige but it's not - it's a dark grey! I was actually happy with the darker colour so kept it but if you want the lighter one as pictured, I think it must be the 'Chèvre' colour you need to select! It's obviously too hot to try this one on at the moment but I'm looking forward to wearing it when it's cooler - love a cardigan/coat style for the school run as I'm always in the car.
Need to stop the shopping....argh!
Have a great weekend,