The fashion equivalent of a salad...

... which you can file under "things I thought I'd never write" but totally makes sense.  To me anyway.  The danger of writing a blog that you edit yourself - very easy to get totally carried away in the direction of completely random and assuming that everyone else will follow your inane train of thought. 

Ok so it's not really anything like a salad, but I need something to motivate me to move as we are living in the equivalent of a Christmas squat and I need something pretty to think about.  

Something light, something floaty, something PRINT.  

However, as random as it might be, I know most people love a bit of print. 

And that's what we're talking about today - it's all about the print.  

PLUS this is a shorty blog.  Not for short people but short dresses.  Yes, not for me at all (which makes a change) but a dress for all season.  Wear now with opaques or leggings (yes leggings) or even jeans.  Definitely jeans.  Layer with a jumper over the top or a thin roll neck underneath.  Throw on with a chunky cardigan and sturdy ankle boots - vive les 90s....  Keep for into the Spring/Summer with bare legs. 

With bargains to be had, let's crack on. 

Floral print dress from Mango was £49.99 now £29.99

Classic tunic style in the sale at Boden. 

Alda Dress was £70 now £28

And in the navy swallow with pockets! (as does the above one..) again £28 down from £70 at Boden.

Perfection in the sale from Isabel Marant. 

Lazy striped abstract print velvet dress was £300 now £180

This one I could almost be tempted to get my legs out for... 

Drawstring-waist silk crepe de chine at DVF was £332 now £232

And another perfect if you love your legs - clad in tights for now - bare as a baby's bum in the Spring/Summer. 

Casimir dot print silk crepe de chine dress from DVF was £332 now £232

Similar shape at Madewell which you can tie high on the neck or wear loose. 

Madewell Pussy bow floral dress from Net a Porter was £190 now £133

High neck again at Jigsaw. 

Floral Thistle Iris Dress was £160 now £80

Moving onto the v necks... and slightly longer which is ideal if you love the print of the Jigsaw one but prefer a different shape. 

Floral Thistle Viola Dress was £180 now £90

And can you tell I really, really love this print?

Floral Thistle Constance Dress again at 50% off from Jigsaw was £145 now £72

Spots and sleeves in the sale at Matches from Dodo Bar Or was £370 now £222

Floral Chiffon Dress also from Mango was £49.99 now £19.99

V neck in my favourite sort of print.  And it is print - just the subtle kind... 

All Saints Nichola Leopard Dress was £168 now £134.40

Black and lilac with POCKETS at Mango was £29.99 now £15.99

V neck again at Rixo in the sale from Net a Porter was £255 now £179

The wrap versions. 

Floral Wrap Dress from Mango was £49.99 now £19.99

Wrap at Rixo London was £245 now £172

Now we all know that I don't get my legs out (although there is some exercise on the cards this year - you have been warned and I've paid for it so I WILL be going - none of this motivate yourself crud that doesn't work for me.  All will be revealed shortly.  In the meantime though - I am still all over the long dresses and making them work hard in my wardrobe by layering with a polo neck over the top.  Neither of these two things are new but both given a new lease of life with a different sort of styling. 


Jumper - Jigsaw (4yrs old)
Dress - & Other Stories (aw16)
Blake Blazer - Mosmosh jeans (gift this season)
Sneakers - Golden Goose (sale this season)
Bag - Balenciaga (aw16)
Personalised Scarf - Debenhams (Christmas gift from team there)

We had another day out at the cinema - this time it was Jumanji.  We all leave the house together, we have a lovely 20 mins in the car there and back, no one fights or argues - it's BLISS!  It's probably the one thing (that and the theatre although that is a LOT more expensive) that we can do without anyone coming to blows.  Not to mention I often get a cheeky forty winks.  So it's not as good as The Greatest Showman and it's not as funny as Thor 3 (seriously, I know I've mentioned it before but it's properly amusing!) but I've definitely seen worse.

Tonight it's a takeaway (I simply cannot face another supermarket or another clearing up of the kitchen...) and a glass of wine before our huge New Year's Eve party tomorrow night.   Tomorrow morning, I shall be up early to hopefully finish the Gilmore Girls 10yrs on, which I have to say I am, so far, ridiculously disappointed with.  What have they done to Lorelai?  She's mean, moany and indulged.  I'm hoping it gets better...

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5 comentarios:

  1. Loving some of the prints but have to admit, I’m long past getting the legs out! Love Gilmore Girls too. Best gift hubby ever gave was the full box set, although now a bit defunct! Stick with the new o es. Pretty happy with how it turns out although tough going to get there! Did Ferdinand with my 4year old today and might attempt the Barnham one before school starts again. Would you say it’s suitable for that age?

  2. Loving the navy Boden one but its not coming out at only £28 ��

    1. Looks like only the green one is £28, the navy is £49.
      I love a bit of print, mine are mostly tops, but not adverse to a dress or skirt on the rare occaision I'm not in trousers.

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