How’s your week going so far? Storm Ciara certainly made her presence felt on Sunday and is in no hurry to leave. It’s still very windy and rainy here in Cheshire. I’ve been keeping busy though; over the weekend I went through some old clothes and found lots that I haven’t worn for ages, including this twist front print dress. I bought it when Isobel was a baby, so it must be around ten years old. I used to wear it for work but it’s been stuffed away in a drawer for years.
At the time I bought several dresses in this thin, slinky material. It’s so thin that it only really works with tights (otherwise it would require some seriously structured underwear!). It really does show every lump and bump, plus it’s not very warm. Layering is definitely the key with this type of fabric. This lightweight long sleeveless cardigan provides extra warmth and coverage without obscuring too much of the twist front print dress. It’s a really useful piece – even though I had it for ages before wearing it! (I’ve previously featured it on the blog with workout leggings.) The extra layer creates an elongating effect without adding bulk, so I can easily fit a coat over the top.
To keep the look sleek I’ve chosen my Jennifer Hamley Mini KT bag and some black and white jewellery. To avoid adding too much black, I opted for chocolate-coloured boots and tights, which highlight the brown in the print of the dress. Now I’ve found a way to make this dress more wearable I won’t leave it in the drawer for almost another decade! The twist front detail is a really flattering design…and it provides pockets! Well actually, I’m not sure they are pockets but they give me somewhere to put my hands!
Nothing in this outfit is new; I’m trying to put my New Year style resolutions into practice and wear what I’ve got more. While I was looking through my old clothes I found a drawer-full of jumpers, including one I’ve been looking for all Winter. Plus I discovered a really nice one that I’d completely forgotten about! Happy days 🙂
SHOP THE LOOK
Old dress | Dune boots (old) | Wallis sleeveless vest (old) | Jennifer Hamley bag | earrings from John Lewis | ring from a charity shop |cuff bracelet from eBay (old) | Sam Edelman sunglasses
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