A long time no blog, I know, and I'm sorry! You know I love you all, and I've been thinking about you lots, I promise!
A few weeks back, the lovely Sera over at http://www.theagoraphobicfashionista.com/, set us fashion bloggers a challenge - to find a red dress, worthy of a Valentines Day to remember, in the budget of £20.
Now, I love a challenge. I love the idea of saving money. I do NOT love Valentines. I'm not going to go into the finer points of whys and wherefores. I reckon you can all guess.
But this, I thought, this I can do.
I found the perfect dress over at www.evans.com, and managed to google myself some extra discount, so my Valentines dress was £19, with free P&P.
It is no longer available on the website, so I can't prove my bargain to you, other than in photo form:
Red red redddddddddddd! It is a sumptuous red, with lace overlay. The sweetheart neckline is flattering, and the length is Kathryn approved!
The sleeves are a great touch - perfect for those who want their arms covered, but adventurous for those of us who want to show off a little bit of skin!!
I was really concerned about sizing from Praislin, so sized up to a 22, and you can tell that it is not my usual nipped waist, but a sparkly belt will do just the job for that!
Just divine, isn't it?
Enough to say I've chopped the strings out of the shoulders, and I was all set for the office.
Yes, you heard me, OFFICE.
I may not have a Valentines tradition of meals or nights out with other halves. But I wanted to road test this dress, see my true opinions on it. And I wanted to show it off!!
Oooh, this dress got some attention, I can tell you. All good, positive, complimentary comments.
This is going to be worn again on Friday 1 February. Follow me on twitter, if you don't already, to find out how it goes ;)
Much love my lovelies,