How To Dress For Special Occasions When Dressing Up Isn't Your Vibe

If you’re anything like me dressing for weddings, christenings and even just nights out fills you with dread. Yes I love a dress and a sandal, but the kind you can wander around the park in rather than a church or posh hotel. As a useful addition to the problem  I absolutely hate buying for the sake of it – I’ve never been one to buy outfits for a particular thing. Instead I prefer to buy things I know will work a minimum four or five times alongside things I already own. 

dress, here / same dress in black here / shoes, old but similar here and here
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So, now I’ve reached the age that I have a celebration of somebody’s life stages every four weeks, I’ve had to work fairly hard to find things that I can repeat wear – and where I don’t totally lose my style and end up feeling self conscious all day. For that reason this post isn't all about cheap options; because I think it's worth spending whatever you can afford in order to feel good and project good vibes on a day that's meaningful to your nearest and dearest (don't get me wrong, my budget isn't Gabbana but I'm more £100 over £10 when it comes to feeling good). This post serves as a little run down of the places I’ve bought things that work for me…


The Best Jumpsuits For Spring And Summer

outfit links = jumpsuit / raffia bag / lemon pouch / shoes

This out is one of many I shot whilst in Lake Como with the girls and Mr and Mrs Smith. I have to say, it was a real "pat on the back" moment. I'm not sure what or how I expected this little blog to ever develop, but I certainly never thought I'd be staying in Napoleon's former home in Italy, on the most luxurious trip I've ever been on in my life. Any way, I used it as a proper base for some content and this was one of many outfits I shot, and it's one of my all time favourites.


How To Wear Leopard Print Without Looking Like Your Crazy Aunt

Before I start I think it might be worth me saying that I fully appreciate this isn't the most original of blog topics. I've seen tonnes of "how to wear animal prints" and similar posts and swore not to follow suit, but when I was looking at these images I couldn't think of a better summary - I'd never have dared to have worn this skirt a few years ago and its only through putting some effort into getting the surrounding basics right that I can actually feel comfortable in it. It's become one of my go-to "looks"  when I want to make an effort, but as I'll explain its through choosing what goes with the leopard print that gives it that "I woke up and din't think about it" kind of vibe.

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