Right, there are some patterns and fabrics that I’m always worried that I won’t be able to pull off. Florals is one of them. Lace is another.
Now when I think ‘Lace’, images of grannies and table cloths and old ladies’ tea parties explode into my head. I can easily see how a pretty young thing could rock a kind of classic yet edgy look with lace, but at the wrong side of 35, I do worry about running the risk of adding years that I really do not need.
So the other day, I was browsing through the dorothyperkins.com sale. I had been totally seduced by the ‘extra 10 per cent off sale items at check out’ and I was in one of those moods where I had to buy something, even if I wasn’t totally in love with it. It was the day I ended up clicking the Tribal Trousers into the basket.
Anyway, I came across a little pale blue lacy dress by a concession called Rise on dorothyperkins.com. I was drawn to it because I have always dreamt about wearing backless dresses, backless tops, backless anythings. But have never been able to because of the load I carry up front. Sorry if this is too much information. Anyway, this was a little bit backless. It had a cut out that would expose a little bit of the back, and some lovely pretty buttons for interesting detail.
I had to have, it was only £15 and don’t forget the extra 10 per cent at checkout!! I had no idea if I’d like it but I was feeling daring, so what the heck?
When it came, I peered at it through its plastic wrapping and once again, I could see the grannies and the tea parties. Oh no. But I was brave. I put it on and guess what fashion lovers? I LOVED it! You’re probably not surprised, why else would I devote a post to it?
So now I’m going to make you look at photos of me wearing it. This is, of course, the moment I have been building up to!!
|Open your eyes woman!
Wedges, Pied a Terre, £75 on sale at Selfridges
Silver bracelet, Oliver Bonas
Black beads, and leather bracelet, Topshop
|That’s better. But what’s so funny?
Oh yeah! This showing off lark!
|The sort of backless bit.
Note to self: Get help with fake tan on the back.
So there you go. Another lovely fashion surprise and a bargain to boot! What d’ya think?
What bargain bits have you snared recently?
Can’t wait to hear from you
Photographs by Kerry Webber