March is my birthday month and I usually spend it shopping!
Ah, if only! However I do get to choose a few bits as presents plus spend any birthday money on some treats for myself and over the next few weeks I will share some my the choices I’ve made this year…dont tell anyone but I turned 43 🙈.
I picked this dress (the Carolina) as a dress I could wear to the office and also dress up for an evening look. The chesnut colour is really nice – a burnt orange/reddish brown and it is made from a mid weight jersey. For sizing I went for a UK12 so it wasnt too tight as the jersey is quite unforgiving to lumps and bumps.
The main design feature that made me choose it is the unusual handkerchief design skirt. The tight, high-necked top half is perfectly balanced by the flowing skirt and the tie belt cinches your waist in nicely – perfect for a curvy petite girl like me! I wore it here with knee length boots and statement earrings both from Primark and pulled my hair back,finishing it with a plait.
It does have a couple of downsides – as I mentioned the jersey is quite unforgiving so lacy underwear is out – a t-shirt bra worked fine though. I love the high neck but being jersey once you’ve pulled it over your head (the dress has no zips or fastenings) it stretches a little and isn’t as snug around my neck as I’d like. This is easily fixed though with a tiny safety pin in the back of the collar pulling it taught.
I’ve already worn this dress both to work and for a night out and it’s got lots of compliments. For just £10 (its been reduced from £15) its an absolute bargain! Find it on the BooHoo website here and its also available in black or khaki.
Look out for my next ‘Birthday Buys’ blog coming soon!
Dress – BooHoo.com
Earrings – Primark
Boots – Primark