23rd August 2012

Dress: River Island

I just picked up this dress in the sales and, oh my goodness, I think it might be my favourite. I originally had two in my basket- This one and an identical one in a pale pink shade. I ummed and aahed about it and, typically, as soon as I decided to buy them, the pink had sold out. I'm gutted now since the dress is amazing.

It's made of the most amazing, thick jacquard fabric so the skirt keeps it shape at all times and, in winter, it will be really warm. I can't wait to wear it over a long-sleeved white chiffon blouse! This is a size 16 and it fits absolutely perfectly! So that makes me a 16 for this week's Proud of my Size Link Up!

Here's a close up of the fabric so you can see what I mean. It was such a great surprise when I pulled this out of the parcel bag!

I was looking after my little bro today so we went for a pub lunch and I began teaching him how to use my DSLR. We covered shutter speed and focus today and he took to it like a duck to water! Now he really wants a camera of his own!

These are the photos that he took- Not bad for a 12 year old's first attempt, right?

I think we'll work on composition next. This is my favourite of his shots. I absolutely love how he has captured the delicacy of the cobweb and the light dancing on the leaf.

How good is that! That child has far too much talent... Football, rugby, boxing, drumming, styling and now photography? There is no end to that kid's abilities!


  1. That colour looks gorgeous on you! plus with the lace - so pretty and chic!

    Love Jenna Fifi

  2. That dress is just goregous :) xo

  3. You are adorable! I'm loving the light pallet :)!


  4. You look gorgeous! I love this dress! So pretty xx

  5. Your brother really does a have a nact for photography and as do you in fashion, beautiful dress!

  6. love the soft romantic effect on your photos, the dress looks beautiful on you :) xx

  7. OMG, I love everything about it! The colour, the style - everything! You m'lady have got amazing taste!

    How's your brother finding the DSLR lessons - I swear it too a year before I even started to learn about some of the features and I'm constantly finding out new things about it.

  8. Damn, your brother is such a pro already, and I'm jealous! I wish I had a little sibling to help take photos and to be a subject of photos, too. I've a niece but would sooner eat the camera rather than take photos.
    And the fabric of that lovely lilac dress looks great too!
    Cass x

  9. Aw this dress is gorgeous, looks stunning on you! xx

  10. Love the dress, will go search it out.

  11. The colour of that dress totally works for you! It's beautiful!

    XOXO, Sam

  12. I love the lace panel in the front, and that purple is divine. What a wonderful find at the sales!

  13. Very cute! I love the idea of transitioning it into colder weather with a blouse underneath :)


  14. Love love this dress! I love that is looks so pretty, but could easily get rocked out with a leather jacket!


  15. i'm super jealous! your dress is soooo pretty!
    i'm a new follower! have a lovely weekend!

  16. you look so pretty!
    OMG! totally in love with your outfit!<3


  17. look really adorable!! Lovely dress! Great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back <3


    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"

  18. This dress is so cute! The lace is so pretty :)

    -Mary @

  19. Omg I was just looking at the exact same dress on asos a few days ago but they didn't have my size :( They still have the pink one on asos if your interested.

    Sita xx

    1. You little superstar! It's available in my size too! Fingers crossed that it will still be there on payday Friday!

  20. that dress is amazing! and you look stunning as well!

  21. Hey. I came to visit by ways of the Comment Love Challenge and must say that I love your style! You are gorgeous and I wish I had your eyeliner skills!

  22. Hello! Found your blog through the blog hop!!
    That dress is amazing, such a beautifil piece!
    Happy to be your newest follower!! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

  23. Cutest blog title! Love the dress on you too :D
    Awesome blog post

    I'm your newest follower from BBU Blog Hop!

    Follow back if you like

  24. Hi, you look lovely! This dress is gorgeous. I've found you through BBloggers blog hop x

  25. hmm stunning


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