J by Jasper Conran Mustard Jersey Dress and Angel Jackson Snakeskin Bag

J by Jasper Conran mustard drape dress Angel Jackson snakeskin bag

I’ve been feeling a few pangs of guilt lately about the amount of clothes in my wardrobe that are still unworn with the tags attached. The time has come to decide if I can make them work for me or if it’s time to let them go. One such item is this J by Jasper Conran mustard jersey dress. When I bought it I loved the colour, the draping at the front and the length – just below the knee is my preferred length in a dress. But when I tried it on at home I wasn’t sure about the high neckline and cap sleeves, which tend to make my top half look square. As a result it’s been in the wardrobe for several years looking great on the hanger but taking up much needed space. I decided to give it one last chance and to my surprise I quite liked it. It’s a bit clingy but it’s double layered so it’s not see-through.

Usually I like a bit of contrast in an outfit but I went with a neutral-coloured shoe for a leg-lengthening effect.

Usually I like a bit of contrast in an outfit but I went with a neutral-coloured shoe for a leg-lengthening effect. Again, with the handbag I considered a dark colour – mustard works really well with cobalt, aubergine and deep red – but I liked how the gold chain strap on my Angel Jackson snakeskin bag tied in with the gold sunglasses and jewellery, while the main colour of the bag matches the dress. Maybe I’ll try a bold, contrasting colour next time. So it looks like the dress is a keeper after all.

Do you have clothes hanging in the wardrobe with the tags still attached? Surely I can’t be the only one 😉

J by Jasper Conran mustard drape dress Angel Jackson snakeskin bag Roberto Cavalli shades

Roberto Cavalli shades J Jasper Conran mustard dress Kevia ring

J Jasper Conran mustard dress gold charm bracelet

River Island nude sandals

J by Jasper Conran mustard drape dress Angel Jackson snakeskin bag

Angel Jackson snakeskin bag J Jasper Conran mustard dress

J by Jasper Conran mustard drape dress Angel Jackson snakeskin bag

Kevia ring Angel Jackson snakeskin bag

Dress: J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams (save or splurge)| Bag: angel Jackson (this clutch is similar, I also love this tote bag) | shoes: River Island (old, save or splurge) | sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli (similar) | ring: Kevia (I love this Inca-inspired ring, this round cocktail ring, and this heart ring is really cute too)


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  1. August 17, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    Fabulous, Emma! Mustard yellow is definitely the shade of yellow that I always go for. You look amazing! Thanks so much for linking up On the Edge of the Week. I hope to see you again this week!


    • August 27, 2016 / 2:50 pm

      Thank you so much Shelbee 🙂

  2. August 18, 2016 / 11:17 am

    That’s such a gorgeous colour on you Emma, I love the style and the shape of it too.

  3. August 18, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    I love this gorgeous dress! The draping and fit on you are fabulous!

  4. Jessica
    August 19, 2016 / 2:54 am

    I love the color of this dress too! And you could always get the sleeves altered later. I think it would look great as a sleeveless dress too!
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • August 27, 2016 / 2:47 pm

      Thanks Jess! Yes it’d probably work with tights and boots when the weather turns cooler 🙂

  5. August 20, 2016 / 11:28 am

    I absolutely love mustard yellow, it’s such a gorgeous and flattering colour and it really suits you and your hair colour!
    The style and fit of this dress is gorgeous hun, I really love the draped wrap across the front!

    Tamsyn Elizabeth | Peaches and Bear

    • August 27, 2016 / 2:45 pm

      Thanks Anna, the folds also hide any lumps and bumps 😉

  6. August 20, 2016 / 11:28 pm

    You don’t need this dress! You need to send it to me ! Along with that gorgeous bag lol. No don’t get rid, this is stunning on you x

    • August 27, 2016 / 2:42 pm

      Thank you Laurie! Maybe us bloggers should have a swishing party!

  7. August 21, 2016 / 2:40 am

    What a pretty dress, glad you got it out and styled it. It looks great on you.

  8. August 22, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    It’s beautiful!! You are going to keep it now, right?
    Sometimes I think we get too involved in the details of what we like and don’t like—but truly the overall look is fantastic!

    • August 27, 2016 / 2:18 pm

      Thank you Jodie! Yes I’m definitely keeping it…I took the tag off so I have to now 😉

  9. August 23, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Come rummage through my wardrobe Emma and you’ll definitely find clothes with the tags still on! Gulp! Sometimes the gap between shop and home is wide and garments get left hanging in the wardrobe but I’m so pleased you took this out for a spin to see if it would work. Great colour on you and I love the bag with it.

    I really want your ring. It’s fabulous!


    • August 27, 2016 / 2:23 pm

      Thanks Jacqueline! Glad I’m not the only one guilty of buying things and leaving them unworn in the wardrobe! I got the ring from the Outnet a few years ago – I’ve been obsessed with big, bold rings since childhood 🙂

  10. September 21, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    This dress is AMAZING on you! It is such an unusual colour and the fit is perfect on you. I’m so pleased you’re keeping it. xx

  11. February 1, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    This dress looks great on you! It’s amazing how revisiting an unworn piece in your wardrobe breathes new life into it!

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