Posts Tagged ‘dress’
I know, I know, it has been a long time. I have not had a moment spare for frocks and frivolity, which saddens me. But when I saw this dress, I just had to post. ‘Tis the season for prints and amazing dresses and a hint of kitsch. I’m back on it.
I love Christmas, and holiday-themed clothing. I love the movie It’s A Wonderful Life. I love prints. I love Fifties shapes and fit-and-flare. I want this dress so badly.
Costiness: $155.99 from Modcloth
I blame my friend Igg for this one, as she asked us to choose between two dresses on Twitter, and I just *had* to look at what else was on the website she linked to.
Oh, serious dress envy. I really want this one. No budget for it, like, but it’s stunning (if you wear the belt with it, otherwise it’s an attractively patterned sack). This Japanese Bird Print Drapey Maxi Dress does exactly what it says on the tin. Not for 18andEast the trend of giving frocks girls’ names or whathaveyou. No, full on Ronseal. Gawd bless ‘em.
Costiness:£30 (in the sale, so hurry) from 18andEast
It’s cold and dark and I am alone and dreaming of summer.
So I am looking at this frock from Swonderful in New Zealand, where the seasons are topsy-turvy and therefore it is already summer there.
I love this blue, so pure and intense, and the print is gorgeous with its swirls and birds and touches of one of my favourite hues of yellow. The broderie anglaise is also adorable. It has cheered me right up.
Costiness: $245 (New Zealand dollars) or around £153 at the current UK exchange rate from Swonderful
My love of grey, it knows few bounds. This silk dress in Flint is gorgeous. Even if the model wearing it looks a bit, er, Sloane Ranger revival. Pair it with much fiercer shoes and a more “common” face than this lass, and you’re golden.
Costiness: £125 from Boden (Limited Edition)
Sometimes I try to convince myself that I am the sort of person who wears dresses all day, every day, including the days where I don’t leave the house or only go out to the post box (quite a lot of them, being self-employed).
It doesn’t quite work, but I do want more everyday dresses. Glamorous ones, otherwise I might as well be in jeans and a tee, and since I don’t *have* to be dullard-office-appropriate, I’m not going to be. I like this Classic Starlet Dress from Tara Starlet in navy/white/red a LOT.
Costiness: £75.00 from Tara Starlet
I think this dress is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect shape, colour, detail – machine washable, too. Adorable. Hopefully there will still be a size 10 left when I can stretch to one. Those pockets!
Costiness: £45 from Miss Selfridge