Back in April, narrowed the frock down to choice of two: First was a peppermint coloured a-line dress called "Pepper" with really cute back detailing from Reiss (£159). The second was a Nicole Miller dress from Jane Davidson (£249) in cobalt blue. (Colour in link is navy version).
Drafted in FLS to make the final decision and although a lot more, I plucked for the Nicole Miller dress as it gave me an amazing siloutte and the colour really lifted my skin tone. The Reiss dress was nice but in many respects hid my figure and now that I've toned up after having the kids, I wanted something to show it off and be a bit more daring.
Next item to find was a jacket of some description. I nearly brought (also from Jane Davidson) a Goat off-white cropped jacket (more like a Bolero) but consensus was that it was ageing and again, trying to cover bingo wings when actually I have very toned arms. I almost decided not to buy a jacket but at the last minute found an amazing fitted, cropped jacket from Zara (£49.99). The controversial bit is that the jacket is WHITE!!! (Yes I committed the cardinal sin of wearing white on someone else's wedding day! Sod it I say, the jacket looked lovely and my mother-in-law did wear an entire cream outfit to my wedding).
Shoes were easy thanks to a 20% off weekend at M&S. Found some lovely coral peep toes and they were dead comfy all day. Finally a beaded muticolour clutch to bring together all the colours - cobalt blue, coral, white from Zara (£39.99).
Here is the finished look, just sorry I haven't any more photos of the look at the minute.
|Nicole Miller Dress, Zara Jacket|
|Coral Peep toes M&S, Zara clutch on table|
NB I havent regretted buying the Nicole Miller dress as its such an investment piece and is really different. Will definitely get a lot more wear out of it. Thanks to the attentive staff of Jane Davidson who brought out the dress for me to try! jx