OK, it’s been a while I know.
What can I say, I completely underestimated the amount of work involved to run not one, but two blogs.
(Lesson learnt there folks!)
Anyhow, I hope you’ll forgive my absence for the last few weeks and that this post will make it all up to you, a little.
Because today, I want to celebrate and champion the little black dress, otherwise known as the LBD.
(You know something is good when it’s known by just capitals, right?!)
I love this black, sixties-inspired Fever London dress. It’s been in my possession for about nine months now and I’ve worn it several times.
It’s classic, it’s easy to wear and best of all, somehow, it makes me feel French, perhaps a little Parisian even!
LAST weekend I spent two days at a big ol’ blogging conference.
Otherwise known as BritMums Live.
It was a brilliant weekend. I laughed, I cried (happy tears), I caught up with blogging pals and made some lovely new ones, and of course I learnt quite a bit too.
Many bloggers have written about the conference in detail – if want to read more, just search the hashtag #BritMumsLive on Twitter and you’ll find all manner of super posts on it! – but I want to take up a few moments of your time, if I may today, and make everyone concentrate on the DRESSES.
Because let me tell you, there were dresses in abundance at BritMums Live!
Everywhere I looked, in every direction, was a gorgeous frock to behold and so naturally, I thought it was was my job to share some of them with you today.
I don’t know whether it’s the fact that most bloggers at the conference were busy mums (and so were making the most of their child-free time and going hell for leather with their style!), but the outfit of choice for most of us was the dress.
I wore two dresses across the two days, my favourite being this lovely number from Precis Petite who kindly gifted it to me for the conference. I know, I’m a jammy ol’ devil that is true.
SEE, this is what I adore about dresses.
Every single one of them.
The ability for us to feel different. The ability for us to tap into different parts of ourselves. The ability to play different roles.
This dress, this gorgeous green dress from Precis Petite makes me feel like a lady.
It makes me want to walk with my head held high, it makes me feel feminine and it also makes me feel really rather lovely.
L AST week I talked about the yellow dress that got away…
so today I thought I’d share one that didn’t!
This lovely frock was kindly sent to me by Precis Petite (don’t be put off by the ‘Petite’ bit, I’m 5ft6 and this dress was absolutely fine on me!) as one of two, to help me get this dress blogging started!
And I have to tell you it certainly knows how to cheer me up and brighten up a gloomy grey day. Especially when mixed with the largest balloon arrangement I have ever seen!
Because although I absolutely adore timeless little black dresses, let’s face it, wearing a bold, vibrant colour that suits your colouring, just helps to make you look and feel great.
It makes you look younger, it helps disguise those big dark circles under your eyes (thank you Elsie darling!) and it just gives you a bit of pizazz. A bit of flair. A bit of boldness. On those days when perhaps you’re feeling anything but!
Such is the power of a dream dress.
This sensational Suzanne Neville gown costs more than my wedding dress did.
Sophisticated, timeless and sassy, this beautiful dress moulded and sculpted my body in the way that only exquisite gowns can.
Wearing this elegant but sexy black evening gown was a dream come true, a real Cinderella moment if ever I’ve had one.
Only this Cinderella had no ball to go to, but to a town centre.
Barnsley town centre in fact. Barnsley – I’m not sure you’ve ever looked as fabulous.
You were on this day, the perfect setting. The cherry blossom trees bloomed, the sun shone and the fountains poured. Gorgeous.