(Dress: Miss Selfridge, Bag: C/O Radley, Boots: Camilla Elphick)

When the weather is this grey and cold, it becomes incredibly easy to slip into a bit of a sartorial slump. Perhaps it's the combination of working freelance and being in the height of my self inflicted spending ban ( which means no more impulse purchases), but at the moment it feels as if I can't quite put my finger on how to get dressed in the mornings (without pulling out trackies and socks so big any normal shoe couldn't go on top). It's hit that time in winter where I regret ever saying I missed wearing black tights- and the thought of wearing a dress without a Heat-Tech vest underneath feels like pure luxury (yup, things really are that glam around here). Although I'm yet to empty my wardrobe and solidly sort through it (always so helpful when you forget about the gems you actually have), I'm looking forward to warmer, longer days and getting to be a little more experimental (without the need to whip a bear coat off every five minutes)!

But saying that, one thing I have loved pulling out is this dreamy midi from Miss Selfridge. There's something ridiculously versatile about pulling on a dress conservative enough in length that it doesn't look like you have totally bare legs in winter (nope, I'm not totally bananas), dressy enough that it can take you from meeting to dinner and subtle enough that you can do all of the above whilst throwing on your favourite disco boots and chunky coat. So far I've worn it to a meeting, a birthday dinner and just for running around- and it's ticked all three boxes. Maybe this dress is a slump shifter after all...



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(Dress: Miss Selfridge, Bag: C/O Radley, Boots: Camilla Elphick)

When the weather is this grey and cold, it becomes incredibly easy to slip into a bit of a sartorial slump. Perhaps it's the combination of working freelance and being in the height of my self inflicted spending ban ( which means no more impulse purchases), but at the moment it feels as if I can't quite put my finger on how to get dressed in the mornings (without pulling out trackies and socks so big any normal shoe couldn't go on top). It's hit that time in winter where I regret ever saying I missed wearing black tights- and the thought of wearing a dress without a Heat-Tech vest underneath feels like pure luxury (yup, things really are that glam around here). Although I'm yet to empty my wardrobe and solidly sort through it (always so helpful when you forget about the gems you actually have), I'm looking forward to warmer, longer days and getting to be a little more experimental (without the need to whip a bear coat off every five minutes)!

But saying that, one thing I have loved pulling out is this dreamy midi from Miss Selfridge. There's something ridiculously versatile about pulling on a dress conservative enough in length that it doesn't look like you have totally bare legs in winter (nope, I'm not totally bananas), dressy enough that it can take you from meeting to dinner and subtle enough that you can do all of the above whilst throwing on your favourite disco boots and chunky coat. So far I've worn it to a meeting, a birthday dinner and just for running around- and it's ticked all three boxes. Maybe this dress is a slump shifter after all...



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24 comments:

  1. liv this dress is beyond dreamy! also looks beaut as ever lady xxx

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  2. I absolutely adore this, it reminds me of the Chanel 1999 collection where Lagerfeld did a dress just like this!
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  3. This is 100% something I couldn't pull off, but it look amazing on you, especially with your David Bowie boots!

    - Natalie
    www.workovereasy.com

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  4. Please do a hair styling video - your hair looks amazing! Dress fab too!

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  5. That dress is adorable - I love the midi length!

    I've been going through a bit of fashion slump recently, just not enjoy clothes so much but reading your blog has made me super excited to put together some outfits :) x

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  6. Wow, the dress is lovely and I love the vintage feel and the ruffles. It suits you, so beautiful!

    Madame X
    The Flower Duet

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  7. Love your dress ;)

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  8. This dress is major and you're looking so adorable!

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  9. Gorgeous pictures and gorgeous dress!

    Fatima x www.fatima-writes.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. love it Olivia, the length definitely makes for a good winter dress and like you said I can see it being so versatile, it's made me want to get a starry dress now :D <3

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  11. Omg I now need this dress in my life Liv. I'm definitely going through that same slump; I feel like my straight leg jeans are stuck to my legs, they're all I wear :/ xo

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  12. I adore the dress! X
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  13. I loove the floaty fit and length of this dress ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

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  14. You always wear the prettiest dresses! I love the frills on the sleeves!

    PoppyRKay // poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. super:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  16. Love love love this dress!

    taylor rene // https://taylorrenesite.wordpress.com/

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  17. Love love love this dress!!
    Taylor Rene// https://taylorrenesite.wordpress.com/

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  18. Ahh I need more midi dresses in my life, this one is so pretty! x

    Summer, www.thetwinswardrobe.com

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  19. LOVE this dress! Looks so good on you x
    Holly x
    The Twins' Wardrobe

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  20. This dress is amazing! At first I thought it's dotted and then I saw the little flowers :)
    marble

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  21. Love the dress!
    Mim Xx

    http://www.mimiquices.com/

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  22. such a lovely dress..it looks amazing on you!


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