I don’t know what it is about the start of a new year but it always begins with great excitement – it’s like closing the door on what has gone before and opening a new one with the feeling of hope and a set of goals. I have so many things I’d like to do this year and for the most part, will keep to myself. It’s not that there is anything super secret about what I want to do this year, but I don’t want to put unnecessary pressure on myself by making grand statements about how amazing this year will be and all the things I’m going to (try to) do in order to make sure that it is.
But I am excited for the year to come and my first post had to involve something special; not to anyone else other than me. I have mentioned numerous times, mainly on my Twitter page, the desire to have a white swing dress with red polka dots. It seemed like no matter where I looked I just couldn’t find this dress and I had opted instead to have one made. Then I was on Instagram and saw it. I immediately tapped on the picture to see where it was from and was so surprised to see that it could be found at Lindy Bop. I of course ordered it and frankly didn’t want to take it off once it had arrived!
Dress: Lindy Bop (currently on sale!)
Cardigan: H&M (currently sold out online, but check in store)
Leggings: South (via Very)
This outfit in actual fact is from last year, but the back end of last year was so hectic with moving house and preparing for Christmas, so I just didn’t find the time. I paired the dress with a burgundy cardigan, leggings and the most comfortable heels ever, which go sooo well with the dress. I also couldn’t think of a better way to kick-off the new year in regards to an outfit post.
Now, although, it’s a Hepburn design, I’m still very much in love with this dress. The material is 97% Cotton, and as a result, unbelievably comfortable. It’s a versatile dress that can be dressed up or down (in the Summer this will look so cute with little sandals and a shrug), and it’s a lovely length hitting my 5’1” frame just below the claves. The polka dots are adorable and the belt was a welcome surprise in that it actually fit (because it’s so rare that dresses come with a belt that actually fits anybody).
I wore this dress to see Interstellar, with my friend Shel, and it was the perfect dress to see one of my favourite films of last year. We finished the day off by stuffing our faces with burgers before rolling home with full bellies. It’s always a good time with Shel and I look forward to many more adventures with her and all my other incredible friends, in 2015.
‘til next time!
Love and hugs,
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