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

August 17, 2016

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 bag tied in with the gold sunglasses and jewellery. This J by Jasper Conran mustard dress and Angel Jackson bag are pretty much a perfect colour match. However, the darker shade in the snake print provides enough contrast to prevent it looking too uniform. Maybe I’ll try a bold, contrasting colour next time. I could style it with tights and boots for the colder weather. I could also layer a long cardigan or duster jacket over it. So it looks like I’ll be keeping the dress 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 snake print bag

J by Jasper Conran mustard drape dress Angel Jackson snakeskin bag

Kevia ring Angel Jackson snakeskin bag

Dress: J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams | Bag: Angel Jackson| shoes: River Island | sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli | ring: Kevia

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33 responses to “J by Jasper Conran Mustard Jersey Dress and Angel Jackson Snakeskin Bag”

  1. Beautiful color!!!!
    Jaymie

  2. 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!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  3. Melissa Lee says:

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

  4. Laura says:

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

  5. jacqui says:

    Wow, this whole look is super stylish. Love the sandals, bag and oh everything! Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

  6. Jessica says:

    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!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

  7. I love the drape of the dress and the color on you Emma, mustard will be great to transition to the fall too! Pretty sandals Emma!
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tueday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedanstylish.com

  8. 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

  9. Anna Marcus says:

    I really like this dress on you Emma, the front folds help the dress feet like a glove
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

  10. Laurie says:

    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
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

  11. Rachel says:

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

  12. 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!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  13. 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!

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Emma Peach says:

      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 🙂

  14. I love this outfit! The colour is gorgeous on you and I love how you styled this dress!
    The nude heels are perfect and I love your jewellery!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

  15. Michelle says:

    The shape of this dress and the color are amazing on you!

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

  16. 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

  17. Maya says:

    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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