Getting the legs out | Warehouse Sale & SS18

I had a quick look in what's probably my favourite shop, Warehouse last week. It's a dangerous one going in there as I always see something I want and that day was no exception because I fell in love with the Marianne print range. But there wasn’t a long dress - only a jumpsuit, which is gorgeous but I wanted it to be a long dress. I even mulled over having it altered (has anyone ever done that?? Jumpsuit to a midi dress? One to ask my friends at the zip yard next time I'm in)

The shorter, flippy style dress was lovely but would I wear it? It's been so long since I got the legs out in a short floral dress. Which is a shame as this is the time of year I feel happiest showing my legs thanks to opaque tights. On a whim, I bought it but held on firmly to my receipt. 

But when I put the dress on, the receipt was no longer required. Wearing it reminded me how youthful it can be to wear a shorter dress. The added bonus is that it's work appropriate and perfect for wet weather, where I struggle with longer dresses and skirts.

And just like a longer dress, it works well dressed down with a biker and some ankle boots.
I think it'll work with my burgundy biker from this blog post too thanks to the pinks and mauves in the print:
Biker Jacket - Alice Temperley (preloved  from DejaVu Belfast)
Scarf - Zara (years old!)
And out of all the outfits I’ve worn in the past week, this got all the compliments! My mother in law particularly approved - she said she much prefers a shorter dress on me.
It also seemed to be a far preferable option to the longer dresses among my own family - I have a feeling men don’t really like floral midi's. My husband always says they look like the dresses his granny would have worn. Well it hasn't and won't stop me wearing them, especially when the weather warms up but I'm looking forward to wearing a few shorter ones while opaque tights can still be worn.

Here's some I spotted while I was on the Warehouse website getting the link to mine..
And the Marianne print comes in a cute knit as well...also in the sale:
Before I go, if you're in a holiday planning mode or just really organised, Warehouse have a GORGEOUS selection of leather sandals for summer on this link. I got so much wear out of my black ones last year and I'm looking forward to digging them out again this year. But they may have competition in the form of these beauties....

Disclaimer - this is not a sponsored post. Some of the links are affiliate links which means that Warehouse know you came to them from my blog and they may pay me a tiny commission if you buy and keep the item. This is the income that keeps my blog going, covering the cost of domain hosting and tech support as well as helping me to buy stock for my shop on proforma invoice. 
Feel free to navigate the Warehouse website yourself if you'd prefer not to use these links, though don't click on an 'Ad' post from Google or they will get the commission 😱

1 comment

  1. Oh hello leopard sandals! I've pinned these to Pinterest immediately and will wait for a discount code. Great spot Avril! Love the shorter length dress on you.


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