Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The Dress

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dress - courtesy of tkmaxx, scarf - courtesy of moodys, shoes - dune, necklace and bracelent - vintage trefari

Quite often when a brand offers to send me something I pick the sparkliest most ridiculously over the top item I can see, on the basis that it's a good idea to choose something I wouldn't ordinarily buy. Sometimes this works out, but othertimes I just end up with something I never actually wear.

I decided to be sensible this time around, and when the lovely people at TK Maxx offered to send me an item of clothing, I picked this gorgeous black Tommy Hilfiger dress.

It's quite plain and simple but it fits like a dream. I can already tell it is going to be the perfect thing to throw on in the morning before work when I can't be bothered to think too much, knowing I'll look good all day. A few times people have emailed me asking for advice on what to wear to work, and I would definitely say you can't go wrong with a knee length fitted black dress. I have three, and they are definitely some of my most worn pieces of clothing, so this is a welcome addition to the gang!

37 comments:

SabinePsynopsis said...

Great pick, Harriet! It's absolutely perfect on you - and could be worn with long sleeves, too. xo

Feelix said...

Really like this dress - it's very classic in design - timeless xx

Lulu said...

This dress fits you so nicely! I really want to buy a smart dress but I always try them on and never think they are very 'me' haha xx

Leia said...

How gorgeous do you look, Harriet?! Perfect perfect dress!

Leia

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

this should be titled The Pretty Dress of Perfection. Love it, simple dresses (in black or sometimes grey) are my go to for office and work wear also, I only wear trousers very occasionally, as I hate to have wet feet, and always seem to end up with wet feet when I do wear trousers.

Looking truly awesome, hope to see more of you and the dress.

Marianna said...

Hey, thanks for the comment!!
I love the shoes!! Great pics and great outfit!!!



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life/style/flash. said...

Good choice, I love the unusual neckline - it just adds something that bit more interesting to this classic dress.

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Hazel said...

Simple is often the best option, then you can accessorise for different looks.
This dress is a corker!

Rachel Phipps said...

That dress is beautiful - so very you!

Alice said...

You can't go wrong with a black dress in my opinion. This one is perfect, very sophisticated xxx

Audrey Allure said...

You look so elegant & classy - such a beautiful dress & I love the shoes!

Pop Champagne said...

ohhh it's such a pretty dress, every woman needs a few little black dress hehe you look awesome!

daisychain said...

I'm the same, I tend to go for something I wouldn't otherwise be able to justify...however, you've just proven that sometimes sensible rules, you look incredible! x

Jo said...

This dress looks like it has been made for you. Classic, chic tailoring really suits you. I need to find more plain dresses, but I always get sucked in by pattern!

EilidhPie said...

It's beautifully elegant! Xo

Lauren said...

Excellent choice- this is definitely elegant and with your pretty necklace could easily be worn to a winter wedding, I feel. Your coworking must deem you the office belle.

Looking at some of your other dress posts below, you definitely work the hand on the hip. I always look awkward and uncomfortable when I try to rock a womanly position.

PinkBow said...

Very chic and simple. The best style. It really suits you.

Molly ♥ said...

Love the dress. The red lippy totally suits you too !

Sherin said...

Such a gorgeous dress! Simple black dresses are definitely essential. And love the Moodys scarf you paired it with. Both look fantastic together.

Hayley said...

This dress is *gorgeous* on you! I think black skirts are my black dress - easy to throw on in the morning with a jersey top :)

Jo said...

Ohh, the shape of your dress is truly beautiful! <3 I love the lipstick colour you paired with it! So gorgeous Harriet!


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Maria said...

This is lovely and ridiculously flattering too! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year :)

Maria xxx

Vintage Reflection said...

Your dress is fab, you look so slim and pretty! x

Chuck said...

Ah, tres chic! X

Samantha said...

Hi there! Silent lurking reader here coming out of the cracks to say you look GORGEOUS, and I love that you wore this dress with those shoes.

Sophie said...

You look so elegant Harriet!
Sophie
x

confusedbrit said...

gorgeous! Am absolutely loving the old school glamour on you....divine.

Hazzelnut said...

You look absolutely stunning! I am so jealous of that dress! I think it could work for a day in the office and a dinner date

yiqin; said...

love your shoes! So stylish.

Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

You look amazing and so glamourous. Definitely a great choice and something I am sure you will get lots of wear from.

Junaluska said...

That bracelet is all kinds of gorgeous.

Sasmita said...

you have a brilliant sense of dress. Love this outfit & jewellery as well !

Ciara Baron said...

Those shoes are lovely!

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Kylie said...

Oh wow you look like a stunning and sophisticated young woman.. lovely pick xx

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Seriously cute shoes! Love a good t-bar!

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LapindeLune said...

This dress truly is perfection - i have been seeking something of this style and fit for a long time now. Remarkable shots, i love how you have accessorised here!

wacks said...

You really know how to post dont you?keep it up.nice photos..

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