Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday

There's a blogging event that takes place every week called Wardrobe Wednesday. The idea is to get away from the drudgery of every day jeans and t-shirts and make a bit of an effort.

I foolishly promised to take part and I am not being allowed to forget it, so here is my first (and possibly only) offering for Wardrobe Wednesday.

Now every month there is a theme to Wardrobe Wednesday and this month its "love to love", which is pretty appropriate for this dress.
Photo credits go to Miriam
  • It was originally bought 11 years ago in a boutique style shop in Amsterdam's Kalverstraat for my cousin's wedding (a celebration of love). 
  • At the time I was a doc martins and purple combat trouser wearing archaeologist, so it was VERY different from my day to day style, but I loved that it was a fitted dress which was made for my figure (i.e. for someone with both hips and a waist). 
  • I love that 11 years and two children later it STILL fits and flatters!
  • I also just love the embroidery and sequin detail around the bottom of the skirt

I accessorised with my favourite Ola Gorie silver earrings and pendant, Which are based on a design from the Book of Kells

I must admit that this dress is one of those dresses which has hung in my wardrobe and has only been worn on a handful of dressy occasions.

When choosing what to wear for our bloggy Valentines baking swap yesterday (more on that soon), Rascal told me that I HAD to wear a dress as she was wearing a dress. On a whim, I decided to get this out and match it with a shrug/ bolero (which was bought on sale from Steps 4 years ago for another wedding).
Ha Ha! Hamming it up with the auto timer and trying not to laugh!
I think it might be time to show this dress some love by wearing it more often... what do you think?
Wardrobe Wednesday at


  1. it looks fab! love the cute bolero too :)

  2. Welcome to Wardrobe Wednesday!! :) You know I love that dress - nice to see you yesterday. x

  3. Looking good! Love the way it works with the bolero too!

  4. Wardrobe Wednesday... I like it and will make an effort myself today!

  5. Fabulous dress - you should wear it lots!

    I'm going to look out some of my more 'dressy' items in my wardrobe now - thanks! :)

  6. You look great! And like you I'm also trying tp wear some of my more dressy items in my day to day wear. Jenny :)

  7. LOVE your dress! It looks fantastic!

  8. I love the embroidery details! You look amazing!

  9. That was a lovely dress, really suits you.

  10. Looks great! lovely details and i especially love the blue of that bolero!


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