Last week I collaborated with one of my favourite ‘local’ high-street stores, DV8, to style a dress from their new season collection. I’ve always been a fan of the quirky range and mix of fashion brands that DV8 stock and from moving to Banbridge and having a store literally on my doorstep I’ve become a pretty loyal customer.
Choosing which dress from their newest collection to style took some serious consideration on my part. As you lot already know I’m not the most decisive at the best of times, so having to pick between several fashion favourites was never going to be easy… or quick lol. Anyways, I finally opted for this gorgeous light blue dress with off-the shoulder frill detailing and floral embroidery. Not exactly my usual style to be fair but I fell for its simple coolness and girly, summery vibe.
The weather has been so up and down lately that my wardrobe is more of a mess than usual. Swapping shorts and tees to coats and waterproofs on what feels like almost an hourly basis. So, when I saw the sun shining brightly on Friday afternoon and no grey signs in the sky, I took the opportunity to wear my new dress and head for some dinner and drinks with himself.
This little dress is super comfy on and I love the looseness particularly around the tummy area, making it perfect for warm summer days or holidays. The frill detailing, embroidery and one-shoulder style keeps it very on-trend and the light blue colour matches in perfectly with our favourite summer palettes. From blush pinks and greys to white, denim and even yellow. I decided to pair it with my white Faith trainers to keep that laid-back Friday feel but it would also be fab with a pair of sliders on holidays, or dressed up with some white sandals.
Here’s a few of the pictures I had my lovely hubby snap for me (whilst my neighbours looked on bemused as ever as I attempted to pose up a storm lol).
As I sit here writing this today, looking at the grey skies outside and moreover thinking of all the heartache in the world as the news updates continue to roll in after lastnight’s tragic events unfolded in London. I’m reminded once more to really, truly, appreciate such simple summer evenings like Friday, which I fully admit like so many others, I took for-granted for its ordinariness. A casual last minute outing to our local bar and restaurant, laughing and chatting with the person I love, in the freedom and security that our generation in particular have grown not only accustomed to but totally complacent in. When we can leave the house genuinely believing that choosing the right outfit or appropriate footwear and getting the perfect selfie is likely the biggest challenge we will face. Silly, idealistic, and immature perhaps, vanity-driven and narcissistic maybe…. BUT … those are the evenings and reality we all deserve.
Sending lots of love,