Can I please just tell you how much I love this dress? Like seriously, I love this dress. I got into wearing pencil skirts more than a year ago, when I started teaching as they were work appropriate and work pretty well for my hourglass shape, but I don’t really own any pencil dresses, at least not in a midi length. I saw this on Amber
then decided I had to have it. I put off buying it several times online, but every time we went in store to pick up a few things, I just had to pop into the clothing department to check it wasn’t there and try and convince myself I didn’t need. If it had been there, I would actually have snapped it up there and then, but it never was, so eventually I went for it and bought it online (and now I see it’s in the sale
, typical!). But I don’t care because £25 in the first place is amazing for this dress. It has that same scuba material as the black and white striped one
, so although it’s clingy, it’s very thick too so doesn’t show off any (/many) unwanted lumps and bumps. A search of F&F has just shown me that they also stock a black and white hibiscus print one
too, as well as a similar cyber patterned one
, aah too tempting! The only issue I have with it is that it tends to ride up a bit when I’m sat at my desk or walking around too much – the latter therefore is really not that much of an issue with me! It may have been because I was wearing tights underneath which caused it to pull up more, but I’m only talking like to just above my knees here, not scandalously short. Basically, I love it though and it works perfectly for my figure, so I’m happy.
I wore it to work with this blazer the other day and felt very smart – probably too smart for our office where the attire is whatever you want, so it’s pretty much just jeans. But I would wear this on a normal day anyway, and people are used to me being overdressed at work now, so it’s fine. I got the blazer in Canada just before I started teaching in 2012 and, I think, have only worn it on the blog once, here
. It’s one of those pieces that you tend to forget about, even though it’s there staring you in the face in its bright red-ness in the wardrobe.
Anyway, back to real life and away from clothes! I had choir again this week which was fun – Charley and Fran both came this time, and Charley kept worrying me that she was going to get us in trouble by giggling and talking – bad influence! There was the apparent song about getting high, when in reality all we’re singing is church music, and the older lady who turned up in a belted leopard print fleecy onesie – there are definitely some interesting fashion choices going on at choir! But we’re looking forward to next week now!