Being the normal person that I am, I opened the door to the courier, signed for package, ripped open package and then proceeded to whip off clothes and try my favourite items on AT ONCE.
I would like to point out that I was working from home and was not at a client's office when this occurred.
I love the dress but….I (optimistically) ordered a size 8 and I should have gone for a 10. I feel a lot happier when things are more generously sized and my arse is totally camouflaged in enough fabric. And I have a size 10 arse.
It is however a lovely piece. A lot thicker and heavier than I first imagined - a good thing as it gives the dress a nice weight and it falls straight. There is an exposed zip at the back which I never love - aren't we over that yet? - but its thankfully short so doesn't come down below shoulder height.
The highlight for me though is the dainty Converse. These are a revelation. I had previously believed that wearing Converse with dresses and shorts would just never happen for me. As soon as I attempted it I looked like a frumpy pleb. It was as if the Converse shortened by legs by 10 inches and widened them by the same.
The dainty version have changed that. I had of course seen them before but dismissed them as "girly". Well it turns out that girly is just what I bloody needed as that thinner sole makes a world of difference. They are far more flattering and of course that thinner sole makes them a lot lighter and possibly more comfortable. If you don't own them then I highly recommend securing them for summer.
Dress: ASOS - Link!
Converse: ASOS - Link!
Sunglasses: Loree Rodkin for Sama Eyewear - Link!
FYI: As you can see I am sporting a bright lip in the above photos. This is Bobbi Brown's Hot Orange Art Stick. I have had a couple of questions regarding this and Sunset Orange and I think they are remarkably similar. In fact I am a little disappointed by Hot Orange. Sure, it's bright but it's not as Morange-y as I wanted it to be. If you have Sunset Orange just stick with that one and save your pennies - you absolutely don't need this.
I'll see you tomorrow. I am popping into the hairdressers after work and hoping for something of a transformation…oo err - how exciting! :)