Well I know it's been a while, but what better excuse to start writing again than to share the lovely day I had at a wedding. And not just any wedding, probably one of the most lovely, fun and sweet weddings the world has ever seen - and it was even in London, which meant a wee trip away.
It is now Monday (just about), the wedding of Mr and Mrs Blackman was on Friday and I am still recovering. It was so worth the hangover, and all the preparation that went into it. What is it about weddings that make us all go crazy for preparation? When my best friend Jayne asked me to be her guest at Lucy and Ryan's wedding a few months ago I immediately started looking for dresses. I could probably tell you all about all the dresses on the high street.
I tried on a few, and was close to ordering many from Next, Topshop and Miss Selfridge, but I was terrified that someone else would have the same thing. I also wanted to be comfortable in whatever I wore because I knew it was going to be a long day, and I really didn't want to be stressed.
We all know I am a big fan of Stylistpick, but I hadn't really looked at their clothing range before. I think I own a skirt from their Olsen collection, but nothing really dressy. But when I looked through their dress collection, I was literally spoiled for choice. Unlike most ranges, theirs didn't feature an abundance of bodycon dresses (which are just not an option for me). Instead their range featured prom, skater and fit and flare dresses which flatter all types of figures.
Eventually I decided to order this polka dot dress from Closet at Stylistpick. At £44.95, it was a real bargain and I was really pleased with the material and the fit. The dress was such a flattering shape, and even had pockets (perfect for keeping my phone handy to take pictures). I've since had a look at Closet's range and they appear to have a lot of similarly shaped dresses in gorgeous prints. I will definitely be ordering more in the future.
I teamed the dress with navy sequined shoes from Head Over Heels at Dune, which cost £55 and has a matching bag available. I kept my jewellery very simple with just my Michael Kors watch, basic gold studs and a gold ring. I did add a feather hairpiece to add something different, but unfortunately I forgot to get any good pictures of it.
I was actually quite pleased with how my outfit turned out, and I can't wait to wear my dress again. So often people buy dresses for weddings, spend a fortune and never wear them again. I love the fact that this dress could be worn for a night out or teamed with flats for work. But that's enough about my outfit, below are some more pictures of the big day and the best dress of them all - the beautiful bride's!