After writing on Instagram about my body confidence issues I really felt like I needed to update my wardrobe – I have a serious LACK of anything that makes me feel pretty, elegant… stylish… attractive… i can keep going but I suspect you get the gist. I feel a bit shitty and I never spend money on myself so I decided to go some serious shopping, grab myself all the pretty dresses I could find and be done with it. Fashion has never been my thang, always basically just a legal requirement to chuck clothes on my back and I have always made an effort (ish) to look nice but I feel like I suddenly have a renewed interest in how I look…
So here are my faves, where they came from and what size I went for etc.
Erm, can we talk about this please? This is THE prettiest and most comfortable dress I have ever owned, no joke. I found the dress on Betty Magazine Instagram (if you don’t follow Charlotte you need to look into your life choices because she isn’t just the ultimate style queen but she’s a flippin fab woman too) and I had to have it. Let me please make it clear that I am the woman that borks at buying a dress over £15 – £25 is considered a “luxury purchase” for myself – whilst the kids swan around in socks and pants that cost more than that… I know, I have issues. Anyway, I had a full out meltdown when I saw how expensive this was (for me) but if you only buy one dress it needs to be this one – there are so many ways to wear it too and it is AMAZE. Fact. I bought a size XL and I am a size 14 (it’s roomy, I would have got away with a L).
I fluffin hate Zara – I am neither tall nor slender so it basically laughs at me every time I lust after the clothes BUT if you go for the largest (just do it and get over it) sizes you can actually find some proper lush stuff. This dress was a real hum-har style for me, I don’t tend to wear block colours unless you count black so I wasn’t sure if it would suit me but I love it. It’s like being a walking field of yellow flowers. Or not. But it’s pretty and comfy – bosh. I went for an XL but this one is stretchy so an L would have fitted too.
I never wear pink – love the colour but I just don’t wear it. I tend to look a bit odd in pink and pastel colours, stong and bold or the absence is my jam, so when Adam saw I had ordered this he raised an eyebrow but I LOVE it. It’s so different to the majority of my wardrobe and I think that makes it all the prettier – again, I went for an XXL (ouch)because Zara sizes are so obnoxious and I’ma size 14 at the moment.
Oh hello unusual black dress, welcome to my wardrobe you fitty. Yeah, this is just a slightly different take on a black t-shirt dress and I love it. Super comfy and oh-so-stylish. I went for an XL.
I’m also waiting on a delivery from a few other places so I might even do a second post on this, but for now, these are my 4 must haves!