Emily from Something Gold, Something Blue in her Beloved Endeavour Skirt of a Thousand Dreams. Currently out of stock (many thanks to everyone who ordered one!) but as soon as the fabric is available again (I’ve exhausted my supplier’s warehouse) I will let you know!
If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t, you ought to start!) you will know that I have spent the latter part of this past week frantically making a dress for my niece’s wedding. Now even though they handed out wedding invites months ago I still found myself starting the dress on Wednesday evening and finishing it on Friday night. I have to say I wasn’t majorly worried about not finishing it, more annoyed at myself for not doing it sooner. Anyhow, I finished it, bought my accessories and I have to say I am pretty darned please with the results.
The fabric is a medium weight brocade that I love so much it’s definitely fabric purchase of the year. You can’t really tell from the photos but there is a dropped waist and a full circle skirt with a rounded hankerchief hem. There is a V neckline at the back too.
I have some extra fabric left so I’ll be adding this dress to Etsy soon.
Necklace and earrings- H&M
I must add that the shoes were super comfy and although I had flats with me in case my feet hurt in the evening, I didn’t have to take them off at all despite lots of dancing.
I can’t really talk about the wedding outfit without mentioning the bride and groom who both looked stunning. Despite the horrid weather this week and snow the same morning, the sun came out and the whole day was just beautiful. It really couldn’t have gone any better than it did.
And finally, you’ve got to photograph the pretty looking dessert haven’t you!
Paint splash jeans spotted in Evans Marble Arch in London, but not yet available online….
£78- Melissa McCarthy at Evans
I can hardly wait for this to hit the shops. I mean- just LOOK.
I’m in full Beth Ditto overdrive. I went back to Selfridges yesterday to eye up/ drool over the BD range. Again. On my return it was good to see that Selfridges had put a few pieces onto mannequins but I couldn’t help but wonder why they didn’t beg/ borrow/ steal a couple of plus sized dummies.
The range isn’t there in its entirety and annoyingly, they only have two of each of the pieces that they do have in stock so of course there isn’t even a full size set in ANYTHING. No sizes 26 or 28 in any of the fitted items so I coudn’t even try them on. What this means is that if I want to buy a piece I will have to go online. Selfridges will say the collection didn’t sell instore and any future BD collections will be relegated to online only. Am I just being cynical?
On the plus side, (boom! a pun) I had a bit more time than last week so was really able to pore over the collection and you know what? Its really well made using great fabrics. The Lola dress and skirt are made from a very sturdy modal, nylon and elastane mix and they are lined as well. As it says on the Selfridges website- “…..provides shaping without the need for shapewear” and that’s the truth. Even the pockets are lined and thats something you don’t often get at standard high street level.
Have you copped the detailing on the Nina dress collar?
Have any of you lovely readers bought anything yet?