Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Hidden Heart

I think showing affection and love for others should be something we all do everyday. Yes, Valentine's Day is muted to be for couples, but I've never bought into that and have never (whether in a relationship or not) really celebrated. I love telling the people in my life that I adore them whatever the day, but being that it was Valentine's Day a few days ago, it allowed me an excuse to wear the prettiest red dress by Lovedrobe for Simply Be. 
Dress: Lovedrobe (via Simply Be)
Cardigan: H&M (Burgundy currently out of stock online)
Tights: Boots
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins^
I wore this to take a little trip to Nottingham to see my dear friend Charlotte. I hadn't seen her since November so was super excited to see her, and thankfully, the weather stayed dry for lots of exploring around the city. We had a yummy meal when I arrived, then we jumped on bus to do some window shopping and research for Charlottes MA. I'm really looking forward to seeing her collection and if she does half of what she has in mind, it's going to be absolutely amazing. I'm so proud of her and can't wait to walk around London in an original Apple Charlotte design. But before then, I'll have to find beautiful garments from elsewhere and this Lovedrobe dress is certainly that. There isn't anything I don't love about this dress. The length is perfect on my 5'1" frame and falls just below my knees. The structure is a lovely fit and flare 50s design with a few pleats at the bottom of the waistband, the neckline is my favourite kind, AND it has sparkle. The real gem though is the cutest heart-shaped cut-out on the back. It's still incredibly nippy but I braved the cold to shuffle my cardigan down just enough to show it off - I seriously couldn't have snapped this dress up fast enough! 
 The cutest of cut-outs!
 I love these pleats
I finished the look off with my H&M burgundy cardigan, a simple pair of black tights from Boots, and old flats from Dorothy Perkins. Such a cute outfit on any day, but even more so to celebrate Valentine's Day. 

'til next time!

Love and hugs,

NOTE: The symbol ^ denotes an item no longer available.


  1. Beautiful outfit - I've been tempted by that dress and it looks amazing on you xx

    1. Thank you! I love it to pieces and I can't wait to wear it in the summer. :) X

  2. That dress is lovely, I really like the cut-out. I'm from Finland and here Valentine's Day is actually a celebration of friendship and love, not just a "romantic" holiday. :)

    1. I love that, and it's certainly how I decided to spend the day. The cut-out is a fantastic feature, so cute and apt. X

  3. I love this dress - I've had my eye on it for a while now and I only love it more on you! You look absolutely amazing!

    C x

    1. Thanks so much Charli! They also have the dress in black which is also pretty gorgeous. :) X

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    1. It's a dream, and I think still available too! :)