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A dress that deserves to be worn

Sometimes I let my imagination run away with me with pretty dresses.  I imagine the perfect place to wear them - perhaps riding a vintage sit-up-and-beg bike through a market town, a basket on the front full of fresh produce or a picnic, a chilled bottle of champagne strapped to the frame and my hair trailing in the breeze behind me.  Then I remember that I don't have a bike like that, my hair has been the same length for about a year and usually ends up stuck to my forehead when I ride my bike, and I'm so clumsy that I'd probably smash the champagne or get hit in the face by an errant baguette.  And so the dress hangs in my wardrobe until that moment magically appears, which it never will.  I have a beautiful dress with a seagull print that I'm saving for some sort of evening beach soirée, except that when I go down to the beach it's usually with the dog in tow, and dogs, beaches and pretty dresses do not mix, because as any dog owner will attest, after a dog has been in the sea they have an inherent urge to get as close to you as possible for that moment when they shake all the seawater and sand off.

I guess that would explain why I've been a naughty blogger and had this dress hanging on my wardrobe door (it is, frankly, too pretty to be tucked away) for four weeks without so much as taking the tags off or letting it see sunlight.  It was very kindly sent to me by Little Mistress, who have all manner of pretty dresses and clothes that are far too pretty to be hung on coathangers instead of shoulders.


So here I am, wearing my dress.  So far it has only been in my garden and in my bedroom, but I have high hopes that I will be invited to a wedding, or a posh dinner, or that I'll just bite the bullet and take it out skateboarding or dog walking and will just say 'yaboo shucks' to anyone who says that I'm a little bit overdressed.

dress: little mistress* | floral headband, gift from witch skincare at lovebox festival

I just adore the shape of it, I didn't realise when I ordered it that it had a puffball skirt, but it just hangs so nicely.

Do you have things you're saving for a special occasion or are you good at wearing things out?

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12 comments

  1. I know this feeling so well! I have so many beautiful dresses hanging up awaiting dinner invites but they are so pretty!

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  2. That dress is just so beautiful, and looks perf with your floral head band! I know what you mean, I have so many pretty dresses that are just waiting for that special event to come out and play! xxx


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  3. I love this colour on you Rosie! The dress is lovely. I am also guilty of keeping new items in the wardrobe with their tags on for a while before wearing them! At least you know you have the dress ready waiting for you in your wardrobe if a fancy occasion pops up!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  4. I have a rather shockingly expensive dress that I bought from The Outnet back when I had a well paying office job and I think I've only worn it twice. I've considered selling it several times but I still love it. However, I can't imagine the white silk will go very well with baby puke so I don't think I'll be wearing it any time soon!
    x

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  5. Oh it's so pretty, you look like a proper princess ;) very lovely. I am guilty of buying items I have no occasion to wear *me sigh* x

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  6. I'm crazy about saving things for special occasions, i've got a dress in my wardrobe that's been there for 2 1/2 years waiting to be worn! Whilst my boyfriend will get changed into his new clothes whilst shopping :P

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love the colour. I have so many dresses I buy for special occasions but it's a rare moment if they ever get worn. But they look pretty on my rail, ha! :-)
    Ashleigh x
    www.ashllyd.com

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  8. So, so pretty! The style of it reminds me of the dress I bought yesterday, for my friend's wedding on Friday. Such a lovely, flattering shape. You look super pretty! I wish I had more occasions to wear pretty dresses - I have a few that could be worn for special occasions, but those are few and far between. Although I do have a good few weddings coming up! xx

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  9. Life is too short to keep dresses for best! I like to dress up just because it's a Friday or because it's sunny. I'm almost always overdressed x

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  10. you look so, so pretty in that dress!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc

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  11. Such a pretty dress Rosie! The colour really suits you! Will defo check out their website!

    K x

    thelitteredboots.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. This dress is beautiful, I try to wear stuff whenever I want to rather than save it for best!

    Maria xxx

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