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Back when I started my 'Buy Less, Buy Better' resolution I also resolved to try some brands I previously stayed away from because I deemed them out of my price range.  Having stuck with the same brands (Primark, H&M etc) from when I started working in a supermarket at minimum wage up until now I decided I needed to review how much I thought was 'too much' to spend on a single item and branch out to brands who offer more well-made clothes with longer life-spans; clothes that I would feel nice wearing, essentially.  When I pulled out of my wardrobe all of the clothes I didn't wear anymore ready for the car boot sale on Sunday I was shocked that almost all of them were Primark.  It just shows how much more thought you put into buying clothes that are that little bit more expensive.  

My previously frugal ways meant I wouldn't be able to jump straight from budget high street to high end/designer (and nor does my wage packet!) so I thought I'd try some shops I'd previously walked past in shopping centres/avoided in internet searches.  This led to rather large orders from Warehouse and Anthropologie earlier in the year, both of which contained items I now really treasure.  I love finding things that are a little bit different and the sort of thing you know you won't see three other people wearing when you turn up to a party.

Talking of parties, as I've mentioned in my last few posts, I'm already thinking about Christmas and a few Christmas party invites have already snuck into the diary!  If you follow Where Are My Knees, which I'm a contributor for, you might have seen that we've all made 'ten week pledges' for goals we'd like to hit before Christmas.  I've pledged to lose 10lbs, and if I manage it I'll be 20 lbs lighter than when I started the year (that feels crazy to say that!) Naturally this has got me thinking about slipping into slinky dresses when I hit my target.  Here are the dresses currently on my 'party dress wishlist' - links to all items are at the bottom.

1 // 2 // 3
4 // 5 // 6
7 // 8 // 9
In particular I love the lace dress on the top left and number 6 with the studded collar.  Despite the fact that studs are very 'in' at the moment I've tried to pick dresses with classic shapes that will still hold their own in party seasons to come.  I've been thinking a lot about 'investment wardrobes' recently and particularly enjoyed Becky at Lifestyle Flash's article on the same - definitely going to make my own Investment Piece Wishlist!

Have you started to think about party dresses for the party season yet? Do you have a favourite little black dress?





47 comments

  1. You would look great in any of these! My favourite are 3 and 6... I think... x

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  2. My favourite has to be number 3.. :)

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  3. I'm all for number 5! love your blog :)

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  4. Number 6 would really suit you! I've been eyeing up a red glittery peplum number from Topshop - I have to go to a law company Christmas ball so I need to dress to impress! xoxo

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  5. I was really enjoying reading this and was just thinking how lovely it is to find someone with the same resolution - then I spotted my link at the end! Thanks so much :) <3

    I do love the pieces you chose too, especially the first and third ones.

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  6. Loving dress 6! Its gorgeous! Can't believe christmas is almost here already but looking forward to parties and mulled wine :-). I discovered anthropologie earlier this year and am completely in love with everything in that shop - bought a nice cardy from there a few weeks ago which i wrote about here - http://rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/any-dream-will-do.htm. Best of luck with your goal!
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  7. I think No 9 would really suit you and I love all the detail on there. I treat myself to shoes because I keep changing size but when I get to goal I want a really nice dress that I can treasure and as a reward xx

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  9. Already thinking about my xmas party wardrobe too! I love the idea of trying to lose 10lbs before then as well, sounds surprisingly manageable so I think I might join you. Favourite dress is the last one, so pretty!

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  10. They're all lovely dresses but I think number 8 is my favourite. Good luck with reaching your goal xx

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