Since my embroidery post I have started up quite a little obsession with embroidered numbers so when I saw this dress pop up on DLSB I had to buy it. Looking back on the pics I think I should have teamed it with a belt but hindsight is a wonderful thing.
As I am still finding my blogger feet I enlisted the help of the super sassy Sophie etc to help me learn how to do the blogger pose – I got better as the day went on – and also source out some super cute locations. We headed into the woods for this one and I think it makes the perfect backdrop for this hippy inspired look.
The dress is from Dirty Little Style Bitch (DLSB), I must admit I do love the name, it makes me chuckle every time I read it. I had admired their pieces on my Facebook timeline for ages but never really bought anything. But it is nice sometimes to step away from my go to ASOS and try out a new brand, so I bought this dress. DSLB is so my kind of style, they seem to combine girly with stylish and I love that.
The shop also appears to be modelled by normal, smiley, trendy girls and I love the natural feel of it. Don’t get me wrong I Iove the highstreet and spend most of my time buying from ASOS, Primark and H&M, but sometimes you look at the models on the site and they look so unnatural that you aren’t sure a normal (lumpy in places) human being like yourself would actually look half decent in the dress you want to buy. Half the time I end up buying a size bigger than I am just in case it comes and it clings to all the wrong places and often the quality is not always the best. But the pieces on DLSB actually look they have been modelled on all sorts of women that fit all the normal ladylike proportions and I like that.
Plus their summer collection is just amazing – I want it all!
Anyway back to this dress in particular. I loved it for the embroidery but must admit I was pretty impressed by the quality when it arrived, it was super heavy actually. I spent most of the day lifting it up at the bottom which reminded me of wearing a wedding dress, so I was instantly in princess mode. But I did love the fact that it sat on the floor when you walked, apart from being a bit of a nightmare in the woods when there is half a ton of dog poop around you, it made the dress feel floaty and gave it a hippy vibe.
I teamed it up with a mustard yellow faux suede jacket that I bought from Missguided a while back. It is one of my favourite go to jackets, along with the same one I own in a pale grey. They just jazz up any outfit and look way more expensive than they were. I love the yellow one for when I am wearing all black as it adds just the right amount of colour pop to the outfit. It’s also a perfect Spring/Summer jacket as it’s warm enough to keep the chill off but light enough to not swelter you when the sun does make an appearance. It’s so sad that we even have to measure a jacket by its British Summer versatility – oh the joys of living in the UK.
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