This is not my average Tuesday lockdown outfit…just in case you were wondering 😉 I’m dressed up to join Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood for her 40th birthday celebrations! Every year Ada invites some of her blogger friends to get dressed up for a virtual birthday party – head over to her blog to see all the fabulous outfits!
I know that Ada loves the colour red so that prompted me to pull this dress out of the Summer clothes suitcase. It was like a crumpled rag but a quick going over with the iron transformed it. I’ve only worn this Vivienne Westwood red dress once before – that was for a wedding back in 2011 when I was very new to blogging. Since then I’ve moved house, changed jobs, gone freelance and plenty more besides. When I think about it like that, it seems a shame that I haven’t worn it more.
Not being able to go out anywhere (other than to work and the supermarket) has made me realise that we shouldn’t save nice clothes just for special occasions. If you’re going to spend your hard-earned money on fabulous outfits you should enjoy them to the fullest. There’s no point leaving them to languish in the wardrobe for months or years on end. And while I don’t envisage popping to Tesco in this exact outfit, by switching the glittery shoes for nude wedges, and the clutch for a more practical bag, I could get more wear out of this dress. It’s certainly comfortable enough to wear all day.
The red dress gave me the perfect opportunity to wear my gorgeous new earrings from the-Bias-Cut.com. They are made from polymer clay so are super light. Until May 15th the-Bias-Cut.com will be donating 25% of total proceeds from sales of all rainbow, heart and star motif pieces, as well as the exclusive line Jacynth London, to Hospice UK. You can browse the whole range here.
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Vivienne Westwood red dress (old, similar) | Betsey Johnson glitter shoes (old, similar) | Dune leopard print clutch (old, similar)| No Shrinking Violet earrings (from the-Bias-Cut.com) | Kenneth Jay Lane lion ring (old)
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