I suffer from Small Wardrobe Syndrome. The effects of this furniture based problem are that you have to keep half your clothes in the ironing pile and the half that do live in the wardrobe are crammed so closely together that you can't see what you own. I don't own anywhere near as many frocks as Sarah, Sarah or Char but it's still a battle to get into my wardrobe.
I'd completely forgotten about this frock, and with good reason. The wardrobe is not only small, it's very dark (the lighting in my house is weird - there's one light in the bedroom and it's right over the other side of the room, right by the window) and I mostly rely on the brighter colours and patterns leaping out at me when I'm browsing. I found this lurking between a maxi dress and a sequinned party frock and went "Aha! Cute frock alert!"
It's also the perfect match for my amazing new pair of shoes.
They're not too big - I was just leaning forward to press the camera buttons.
Aren't they fab? They also come in red or grey, but both of those shades have a pinkish heel and you know my dislike for pink. So I went for the black pair and I love them. The vamp is a really interesting shape and although they're on the high side for a pair of daytime court shoes for me, the heel is chunky enough to make them quite comfortable.
If you want to see the red pair then hop over to Char or Rai - they've both got them on today! Spooky.
Dress - Primark
Cardi - Topshop, present
Shoes - Irregular Choice Bowtiful
I shake my fist at January's poor light levels. When I was taking these photos it was a choice between cranking down the settings on the camera to make it not appear pitch black, or whacking the flash on and looking like a startled bunny. I went with the former and have just ended up with slightly blurry photos where I look moon faced and super stern. And I looked pretty(ish) for once in real life. Honest I did!
Damn you weather.