A few weeks ago I had a wedding reception to attend. As I always do, I left shopping to the last minute, so the day before the wedding, I found myself rushing around the city to find something to wear. I knew that I wanted something blue [preferably cobalt], so at least I had the colour in mind, but after three stressful hours of rummaging, I still couldn’t find anything. With my sugar levels dropping, along with my patience, I stumbled into Starbucks to grab a latte. I was doing my usual people watching out of the window, when mid-coffee sip, I spotted a little blue dress hidden behind a rail of knitwear in French Connection’s window. As time was slipping away, I gulped the rest of my drink and rushed over the road to investigate the dress.
It was perfect.
I actually bought this dress in black from French Connection for a Christmas party last year [which I could have worn for the reception, but it’s always nice to wear something with a bit of a colour to a wedding]. It was £77 – which is pretty reasonable for a dress that can be worn to several events. I have a few photographs of me wearing the dress, but they’re on my netbook which has decided to die, after three years of working perfectly fine. Thankfully, the boy has let me use his laptop [I can’t eat or drink anything whilst on it]. Damn. Although the dress is a body-con, I felt so comfortable in it. The thick materiel hugs all the right curves, and although it’s long sleeved, the deep V neck adds just the right amount of sexiness to it. I cannot wait to wear this again to a few Christmas parties.