Today is a special day. Special because my friend Jess, from Jessica in Your Ear, is kindly guest posting to take some of the pressure off me while I’m on holiday.
I’ll not babble on too much and let the lovely lady herself take it away..
Hello and thank you to Corinne for letting me post over on your blog! Corinne is both a brilliant blogger and a great friend and I’m exciting to share my outfit with you all today. I actually wore this for the #LetsGlow event in Leeds, but met up with Corinne beforehand for some drinks, shopping and of course, OOTD photos so the photo credit goes to Corinne too:
Although I am short which means that I should probably avoid longer hemlines, I love anything which is knee length. Somehow since hitting my twenties (and as my mid-twenties draws ever closer) I’ve become to crave longer hem lines. Sometimes you want to be able to not worry about if you’re flashing anyone and midi dresses seem to look effortless and stylish.
When I spotted this shirt dress in New Look, I knew that it would be perfect for my wardrobe. It’s dressy enough to be worn as workwear or for an interview, but it is also casual enough for a Summer’s day or exploring during a city break. In fact I wore it in Paris a couple of weeks ago and it was perfect; light, stylish but I felt like I was wearing a dressing gown – in a good way because it was just so comfortable! I adore the colours, including my all-time favourite maroon shade, and the strips are classy and striking.
I sized up for a slightly oversized fit but the tie waist means that I think this actually looks better as it draws in my waist more and gives me more of an hourglass figure than I actually have – anything which fools people into thinking I have curves is a great piece of clothing! I also hate the dreaded cleavage gap so this means that I am safe from flashing any glimpses of side boob in the office. Today I let the dress take centre stage, as I simply paired it with some flats and plenty of rings. I picked them up in Primark and although they tarnish pretty quickly, they cost around two or three pounds a set so I just keep buying more.
I had a wonderful day exploring Leeds with Corinne and I love this backdrop of the river near Call Lane. Leeds is always full of amazing hidden locations and you wouldn’t think this was in the heart of the city. It was a great way to spend the afternoon.
Do you own any shirt dresses? What do you think of the outfit?