This is my first post since the results of the EU referendum, but I’m not going to talk about it at length here. This blog has to stay a place of pretty dresses and superficial things, and apart from that I’m not sure I can express myself all that eloquently about it. All I’m going to say is that I’m absolutely gutted about the result and I think we’ve got scary times ahead.
And back to the pretty dresses. Hopefully, there will always be pretty dresses as a pick-me-up for when times are bad and I’m very glad to add this Emily and Fin beauty to my collection. Emily and Fin are probably best known for the quirky prints of their good quality dresses, but this broderie anglaise style really caught my eye for its simple elegance (and slightly shorter length skirt, which I knew would suit me better). Having added Voodoo Vixen’s white dress to my wardrobe (which I still love) last year, I opted for the navy. I was pleased to be able to get this dress in the XXS (size 6), which is not because I usually am a size 6 (ever), but because this brand does come up big and I found the 8 of the snowflake dress I wore last year a bit too big on the waist. The 6 was definitely snug, but being 100% cotton it’s now given enough to be comfortable after a day’s wear, so I would advise sizing down from your usual UK size for this one if you want it to be properly fitted.
I actually love navy as a colour to wear – it seems to go with pretty much every other colour. I find it much more useful to have classic navy dresses in my wardrobe as a go-to than black, which feels more boring and washes me out anyway. I wasn’t sure how I was going to style this dress until I put it on and no surprises that I opted for my favourite red. I am just that predictable. But hey, the classics are classics for a reason. I don’t have any more weddings to go to this year (and omg I think the next wedding I go to is my own!!), but if I did this dress would be first choice for one. I’m not wearing any kind of petticoat here, but it would probably be rather lovely with (a not-too-full) one as without.
Hair bow: Alternate Normality
Dress: c/o Emily & Fin
Bag: Skinnydip London (no longer available)
Shoes: ‘Jenny’ by BAIT via Zulily