Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Outfit: 6th Birthday Party

NL Stripe flats
Last night we went over to the young man’s sister’s for his niece’s 6th birthday. Her main party was over but she was still dressed as a fairy as that had been the theme for the party. I love this dress but it is definitely too short for work, so I decided to give it an outing for a social occasion instead. I am wearing thick tights because of the length of the dress, and because it actually wasn’t that warm up here yesterday. (I would have gone with leggings or footless tights, but I don’t think the young man likes them. I don’t think men in general ‘get’ leggings and footless tights.) And I remember being cold at the young man’s sister’s house on previous occasions. I was proved right on this count as was glad I had taken my navy cardi along with me. I tried my tan boots with this dress and loved the look, but decided boots AND tights were probably a bit of overkill: it’s still August after all (not that you’d know that from the weather today mind). However, it will definitely become one of my staple looks in about a month’s time. So I went with my stripy flats for a bit of pattern mixing.
The tights are Falke, a brand I had not tried before, but I was very impressed with them. I picked up a couple of pairs in the sale in Debenhams, but assuming they wash as well as they wear, I would be happy to pay full price for them in the future. This is the 50D Semi Opaque style and they are just as thick as some 70D pairs I have worn from other brands. I can’t wait til it’s cold enough to try out the 70D pair of Falkes I have.
Navy polka dot dress – Topshop Tall
Navy tights – Falke (Debenhams)
Navy and white stripe flats – New Look
Tan leather belt – River Island
White gold and diamond cross – gifted
Silver hoops – gifted

Total Est. Cost £66