Sunday, 5 August 2018

Denim Dress Love | Style

Two denim dresses bought in one week, albeit back in June....but can you tell why I needed to do that wardrobe clear out? 
In light of last week's detox post and that wardrobe cleanse, I did debate blogging about these two recent additions to my wardrobe. I am definitely making changes going forward and being more mindful about what I buy but when I looked back over my photos and unfinished blog posts, I decided I can't not share two great examples of something I'm asked about all the time - a nice denim dress. Because they're a great wardrobe basic that you'll wear and wear and it's actually tricky enough to find a nice one. Unfortunately both of these went into the sale but the first one is still available in a darker denim colour and I've found a great alternative to the second one.

So they're both from Next - the first one is knee length, quite a heavy material but stretchy and with a good tie belt to nip you in at the waist. I've worn it loads since I got it including here on my recent trip down to Tipperary, where it would have been rude not to nip into Kildare Village for a coffee...and a look around on the way back up to Belfast:
I'm wearing a 10 but I'd say it comes up big so size down if you're in-between 
Sunglasses - Primark

The next one was bought by accident. I'd had it in my basket for a while. Went on then to order shoes for the wedding (that I didn't keep) and only at the confirm button did I realise the dress was still in the basket. I was sure it would go back but it's turned out to be even better than the short one. I've worn it 5 times (and washed/tumble dried it twice) since I got it at the end of June, including in this uninspiring combination of the same shoes and glasses as the outfit above! The nude bag was bought for Lucy's wedding in Kildare Village. It's from Kurt Geiger and although it was in the outlet, it's still showing as full price on the KG website. I paid less than that for it in Kildare - I think it was €45? Anyway, it was perfect with the nude fascinator and sandals I wore with the green dress on this link.
Dress - Next

Both dresses have been worn casually and to work since I got them. I know they won't be suitable for every office though but they're perfect for a smart/casual environment with the right footwear.

Just on the sliders as I've been asked on Instagram. They are a bit of a nightmare to break in but when you do, they're amazing. But like some of you, I've had blisters across the top of both my feet...plasters and some persistence paid off but I won't be getting them in the black for this reason.

And sharing just one outfit from the weekend taken on a trip in to see the Belfast Pride parade...I should have dressed a bit more colourfully on reflection but I found a nice red wall instead. And it's all re-wears..had forgotten I had this wee brown bag as it was buried under some skirts 🙈
Sandals - Topshop (old)
White Top - H&M (old)
Bag - Boden (old)

Hope you all had a good weekend and I'll be back with my Blog Detox Step 2 in a day or two. I'm in the middle of trying it out as I want to be able to add a bit to it about how I've been getting on. Cryptic or what?!

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