Dress courtesy House of Fraser, Jacket - Hobbs, Belt - H&M, Shoes - Bata
Sherin - Sarah - Sabine - Ellie - Me - Jen - Vicki - Paula - MJ - Suzie
(unfortunately due to problems with delivery not everyone could post today, and poor Ellie wasn't able to get her dress in time for the collage. Look out for everyone's dresses on their blogs in the next few days!)
This Take 10 we were asked by House of Fraser if we would consider letting them pick party dresses for each of us, rather than our usual method where we discuss with the brand what we are going to choose beforehand. I'm not a massive fan of surprises - I'd rather give (or receive) something someone truly wants than surprise them with something not quite right - but I have to admit I was curious. Could someone who'd never met me pick an item of clothing I'd love, just from reading my blog?
The answer unfortunately is no!
I'll happily admit when it comes to clothes I am incredibly fussy, and I know instantly what I like and dislike. From the age of about 12 I've been a nightmare to shop with as I can enter a shop, decide whether there's anything I like and be out of there within approximately seven seconds!
This dress unfortunately ticks none of my style boxes. It's empire line, v-necked, patterned and knee length. To another girl that might be perfection but it's just not me. I decided to style it as a work dress - as that's pretty much the only time I wear knee-length, and the jacket covers up the fact that as a relatively well endowed woman without it the world can see my bra!
That is the one thing that bugs me about this dress. I'm fine with the fact that it's not my style - plenty of women would love it I'm sure, but I do wish it wasn't so low cut, to the point that I have to wear something under or over it to look decent. So many shops do this and I find it really annoying. Sometimes I don't want to have to wear a strap top under my dresses to cover up you know? I just want to wear the dress!
Do you love surprises, or are you a keep-the-gift-receipt kind of a person?!