So, remember how I painstakingly put two outfit choices for a wedding this month together, and got you all to tell me which was your favourite? It was all going so well, until this dress…
ASOS is hardly the retailer of choice if you want to pick up a floor-length 30s style dress – and yet, that’s exactly where I found one. And not only did I find one, I found it in the petite range, meaning it actually had a chance of fitting without some serious alterations! I first spotted the dress a couple of months ago and hadn’t been able to stop thinking about it since. I planned both of my other wedding outfit choices and tried to forget it. I couldn’t stop thinking about this being my only chance to get a dress like this that would fit, though. And then, of course, it started to sell out, as every other short woman out there was clearly thinking the same thing.
The final straw for me, though, was the beautiful sparkly green necklace that Jessica sent me as part of the wonderful gift package to feature for our giveaway post. This dress and that necklace – although from different eras – would be a match made in heaven. I knew it, the necklace knew it, the dress certainly knew it and finally forced its way into my shopping basket the week of the wedding. I like to think that if nothing else, the outfit I nearly wore was the predecessor to this one – as it also featured green, gold and black… but that is probably just me trying to justify spending a silly amount of money on a dress I didn’t actually need 😉
Oh well, there’s a reason I started fashion blogging, and it wasn’t because I made sensible clothing purchases…
Hair feather: Miss Selfridge (very old)
Necklace: c/o ChronicallyVintage @ Etsy
Stole: Miss Selfridge
Dress: ASOS Petite (still available in standard)
Bag: c/o Vendula London
In fact, even though petite, I really could have done with it being about an inch or two shorter (the irony!), but didn’t have time to fix it before the wedding… so yes, I did spend the entire night holding it up. And despite this, yes, people still managed to spill things on it, which you can see a little of in one of these photos. I had meant to take these shots pre-potential alcohol spillage, but someone had a bad hair day and spent nearly an hour fixing it, meaning we ran out of time for photos before we left. No, it actually wasn’t me, it was B!
Anyway, back to the necklace and the giveaway Jessica and I are hosting here! You’ve got 15 hours to enter if you haven’t already. I will pick and notify the winner by email tomorrow, so a final good luck from me!
Oh and a very Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers 🙂