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Swinging both ways!

I know some of you may think a dress is just a dress, but the thing I love so much about swing dresses is how incredibly versatile they are. You can literally change your look with as little as two items, from comfy to glam.

I thought I'd show you how I dress for everyday and how I dress for a special occasion using one dress. Of course I turn to my ever trusted Lady Vintage London. I bought this dress as a pre Christmas treat and has been in my wardrobe just begging to be worn. The dress is an eggshell colour with the most beautiful black printed flowers.
I first wore this for a normal day at work, and later went onto drinks with a few friends. I didn't want to be overly dressy so just paired it with a simple cardigan, tights, and a pair of cute flats. I think this looks great, it says effort but without being over the top. This would also work really well with ankle boots.
Cardigan: South (via Very)
Belt: Blogger Market
Tights: Boots
The second time I wore this dress was for the Anna Scholz event. I had all but abandoned my petticoats for the winter but couldn't think of a better occasion to dust one off for a cute rockabilly look. I also ditched the cardigan in favour of a shrug - two simple changes, but instant WOW factor! [Please excuse the indoor lighting]
Shrug: eBay
Petticoat: Hell Bunny (via Soho’s Clothing)
I'm definitely channeling Amanda of ‘Modern June Cleaver’ fame in this second look. I'm absolutely obsessed with her style, her Instagram (isn't she a doll?!) and the blog she co-posts with her best friend, Katie. She is all about corsets and all about petticoats so she was definitely my inspiration for this look.

Of the two, I'd definitely say the second look is my favourite. The first is pretty standard for me and is how I dress daily, and let's be honest, there's something quite special about a petticoat. You can't help but feel ├╝ber confident, and I felt like a pixie princess all evening.

So those are my two looks with one dress. You really can transform your look with a few simple changes!

'till next time.

Love and hugs,


  1. I love this dress. Have to check out Lady V London as I have never shopped from them. Love the night look. You rock that dress sweetie. :)

    1. I seriously love Lady Vintage. Most of my blog posts are dresses from them, but when you find somewhere that makes you feel amazing in their clothes, why change? You should definitely check them out, they have so many lovely prints :) xx


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