|Dress: £89, Topshop. Velvet sandals: £46, Topshop. Photographs: Christopher O'Donnell|
Last week I found the perfect dress. Black, chiffon, off the shoulder and (just a little bit) cut-out. It's girly without the fuss and chic enough for black tie...as un dressy as I am, at this time of year, life often calls for a LBD (as much as I hate that abbreviation!). That's kind of why I love Topshop, you can find a grungey sweater dress, the anti dressy dress yet also the dream girly version, all under one roof. I'm also thinking this dress could potentially work with a long sleeve stripe tee underneath and trainers...
The double layer chiffon and ruffle details are super flattering and covers enough of the arms so that no one figures out I've been neglecting my Tracey Anderson exercises. To get to the point: it shoes just enough skin whilst also showing very little, which is the right of sexy I like to be...
|Dress: £89, Topshop. Velvet sandals: £46, Topshop. Coat: Boden (but buy V similar from Topshop here).|
Now, the heels DO come in plain black velvet. And they were the ones I was so going to get for this dress...and then I saw the burnt orange and thought no, let's blow 'safe' out the window and go for the outfit makers. These sandals will make plain denim and a shirt look that extra little bit more special. My husband even admitted he was unsure when I showed him but I love the extra punch they give the dress.
|Velvet sandals: £46, Topshop. Nail varnish in 'Wardrobe': £5, Topshop|
|Dress: £89, Topshop. Velvet sandals: £46, Topshop.|
See you at the Ball!
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