Gorgeous Day Dresses from Hobbs for Spring / Summer 2017

I had an email land in my inbox (personal email account) from Hobbs and I could resist sharing.  I will say from now I was overcome with excitement at some of the new styles of dresses that I saw.  I have an obsession with dresses as some of you may have realised.  I don’t know where it stems from but I would live in them if I could.  Maybe it’s because you can get so many different yet beautiful styles that look so feminine.  Dresses can suit just about anyone no matter what size you are.  I normally limit myself in relation to dress colour going for white or black, but mainly black but so many different coloured dresses seemed to call to me this year when I was on the site that I couldn’t resist including them.

From top left going clockwise is the fabulously feminine Ella dress in sand.  Isn’t it lovely, that colour looks great and the actual style of the dress is perfect to flatter the female form.  It’s a good length for day wear as you aren’t likely to flash the neighbour or passing traffic when you bend over to get the kiddies into the car.  (The least said about that story the better).  This dress can be jazzed up with a range of bright and bold or simple yet sparkly accessories, the choice is yours.

The White Gardenia maxi dress is beautiful with it’s butterfly design and flows nicely as you walk.  A great light dress for the warm weather and as it’s white it reflects the light helping you feel that bit cooler.  I love maxi dresses the are always a winner with me as I love to keep a range in my wardrobe to cover every occasion.

Plain white dresses will always be in and look fantastic on those brave enough to wear them.  Again falling just below the knee it is an ideal length and the waist tie can be used to create a wrap effect.  Alternatively you can tied it at the front or back for a more relaxed style.  This dress is also available in warm burnt orange as shown below it is just as lovely as the white and it really is eye catching.  Both dresses are perfect for day wear in the Spring and Summer provided the weather is warm enough.  They can also make great evening wear at a casual function with the addition of a cardigan.

The blue Kathy Twitchhill dress is simply stunning and you can get away with wearing it in the day as well in the evening.  It is a great design and the lower part floats well as you walk.  Made from soft cotton this will help keep you feeling cool and looking stylish and sophisticated.

How pretty is the final dress with the black base and white polka dot combination.  A dress that will always be in fashion and also look great anytime of day.  I love the sheen of the dress and this works well with a range of cardigan colours and of course a little sparkly jewellery a fabulous handbag and some gorgeous shoes.

Do you wear dresses often and what styles get you excited?

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For the Love of Dresses

My little girls have taken after me.  Just like mummy they love to wear dresses so when I went to do a shop in the West End and saw these gorgeous Yumi Girl dresses in House of Fraser I knew they would love them.  At first I did consider getting them the same dress in the same colour until I discovered that it also came in white too, how exciting.  Knowing the girls would be over the moon to have them I quickly found their sizes and purchased them without a  second thought.  By the way they were on sale, which was great as I had more shopping to do.

As predicted the girls loved their dresses and here they are wearing them.

They were very excited about the prospect of a photo shoot for the blog and had great fun posing for the camera.






Here is a closer look at the pattern:


These dresses are perfect for day wear, parties and other occasions.

How you shopped from House of Fraser recently?

A Fashionistas Christmas Party Dress Wishlist 2015

Very soon the Christmas party season will be upon us bringing with it panics about what to wear.  I am so unprepared this year, I haven’t started my gift shopping or decided on any party outfits or even what I will wear on Christmas day.  Yesterday I went to a local shopping centre and came back empty handed OMG, no!!!!!!  So that night once I had put all the kids to bed I turned on my computer to begin a search for something suitable.  By now regular readers will know I like the sleek, feminine, sophisticated look.  I am always drawn to clothes that flatter the female form without revealing excessive amounts anywhere.  Oh and by the way I love dresses (seriously, like I you didn’t already know if you’ve see my other fashion posts)!

I went straight to the Esprit website as they always have great quality clothing and low and behold they had just what I was looking for.  I felt like a child in a candy shop it was fabulous!!!!!  From gorgeous knitted dresses and jumpers, shoes and handbags to die for and so much more I must admit I was on the site for hours drooling at the fabulous clothing etc.  My only problem I can’t buy everything unless I get a bigger wardrobe which in turn would require a bigger room and ultimately a bigger house.  As that really isn’t on the books I am writing a wish list for my reference and thought you would like to see it too!

I had to narrow this down to just party dresses and of course some accessories (a vital part of any outfit) otherwise I would probably be posting a few hundred items and crash my blog, opsy, we don’t want that now!

 Sophisticated, chic and conservative(ish), the sort of dresses everyone’s fashion icon Kate Middleton might wear, the cuts, colours length and fabric make them every fashionistas must have items for the festive season.

 Need to hide a multitude of sins, this loose dress works wonders and will help you do just thanks to it’s cut and colour.

Esprit 1

This dress is very flattering and is available in two lovely colours that are perfect for party wear all year round.

Esprit 2Simple yet pretty all by itself this is a great party piece that you can dress up or down depending on they type of party you are attending.

Esprit 3

The bold colour and feminine style of this dress makes it a head turner.  Just add a great pair of heels, some sparkle and a pretty bag and you will easily be the belle of the ball.

Esprit 4

Lace dresses can look great provided you have the right style for your body shape.  This trio of gorgeous lace dresses are all winners in my books all demonstrating a sleek, sophisticated style that will never go out of fashion.

Esprit 7Esprit 6Esprit 5  For the event that needs a longer style dress this chiffon maxi dress will be perfect just make sure you add plenty of sparkle.

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Shoes can make or break an outfit so make sure you pick the right ones!!!!  I was instantly won over by these glittery court shoes.

Esprit 9And these faux suede court shoes, how cute are they and they would also look fabulous with jeans!!!!  The faux suede shoes are also available in the perfect blue shade that would complement the blue lace dress above.

Esprit 10Want a little more heel?  These faux suede sandals will give you extra height and make your legs look great in the process.

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Once you have decided on your perfect outfit the next decision is the perfect bag and as this is a party outfit that we are selecting the ideal bag style would be a clutch bag.  Esprit have just the thing.  It’s large enough for essentials and looks good too!

Esprit 12Isn’t it lovely?

Another piece of wrist candy a girl simply must have is a bracelet with just the right amount of sparkle.

Esprit 13 Esprit 14Don’t forget a necklace!

Esprit 15 Esprit 16Now you can see what I mean.  There is so much to choose from and that’s just the party dresses.  Anyone want to buy me a bigger house?  With everything you could possibly need for the perfect Christmas outfit Esprit make life easy so make sure you take a look at their site to find out about these and more amazing dresses.

Most of the featured dresses were available in black which is great as that is normally my colour go to as it really is slimming and lets face it it’s always fashionable.  I love black dresses as they also let jewellery stand out that bit more and work well with any colour of jewellery.

I thought that you might be interested to hear that Esprit is running a Christmas competition where they have various prizes on offer with a main prize of a dream holiday to Thailand.  Want to try your luck??

Enter ‘here‘.

Good Luck!!!

I ‘heart’ casual wear

This week I wanted to feature casual wear and have found some great, relaxed but also cute outfits that look great and I am sure you will love them too.  I do love to wear casual clothes and now I’m a mum I can, how fab!!!  I love to wear a range of clothing but the key to any style is comfort.  Not only do you have to feel physically comfortable in what you are wearing you should also ‘feel’ comfortable in yourself wearing the outfit.  Although I do adore dresses I also love to wear a range of other clothes.  This week I have selected a range of outfits from next that are simply gorgeous and would look great with these two gorgeous but totally different heart necklaces from Majique.

Total opposites but both beautiful in their own right these two heart necklaces are just the thing to go with a casual outfit.

I love the simplicity yet beauty of this rhodium tone necklace with its snake style chain.  A simple yet solid lobster clasp enables the wearer to put the necklace on and remove it without help.  Adjustable to fit varying sizes and also to hang at different levels depending on what you are wearing this necklace is versatile in relation to matching outfit choice.  So casual or dressed up you can put it on in the morning and wear it all day!

DSC02000DSC02015The shine on the heart captures the eye and the chain width is perfect to carry off the size of the heart.

DSC02018The gold heart necklace with assorted stones is simply stunning.  The stones give off the most amazing rainbow colours that it will easily capture your heart.

DSC02028DSC02025Both necklaces would love great with these dresses (lol, I had to include some in here) as well asnext 1next 3this great looking jumper with trousers as we begin to prepare for Autumn (not sure if we actually had a summer this year, unless I blinked and missed it).next 2Jeans and a casual top are always a winner and these are just what we need for a cute, feminine, fashionable woman and also dare I say yummy / trendy mummy look (for all mothers reading, yes we can look good too!).next 4next 6next 5next 7The necklaces would suit any of the above outfits with their various necklines and colours.  They would simply round off the look as we all need a touch of jewellery to add that bit of sparkle to our fashion choices.

All the fabulous clothing photos can be found on the Next website.

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