Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Outfit: Colour Blocking and a New Dress!





NOW Discount Red

In addition to the list of 5 things I’ve bought for fall in the past week, I snapped up this dress weeks ago when the new Next Directory came out. I have learnt from experience that if you don’t buy Tall items from Next the minute the Directory arrives they will sell out and you will be kicking yourself and scouring eBay for months. I’d seen this dress in store way back in about June when the new collection first started filtering in and hoped they would be making it in the Tall sizes. They were (and you can also get it in black and tan) so I ordered it straight away. I can’t wait to wear it with a black polo neck underneath and with black knee high boots or my red suede booties, but for now I’m happy with leggings and a shrug. When the dress arrived it was a little snug around the hips but I’m happy to say that it fits much better now.


Last night I was running around like a mad thing – I hung the sheets on the line, washed my car, had my tea and watched Neighbours (priorities people!), cleaned the bathroom and vacced. I had a bit of spare time before I had to head out to the committee meeting, so I put on my Black Lace CD (no, I’m not ashamed to say that I own that) and did some dancing to the party tunes. 20 minutes earned me 2 activity points.


My friend brought her little boy to the meeting as his dad was out too, and so I got to cuddle with him. He will be one in just over a week and I can’t believe how fast the year has gone.


I am excited that my latest delivery from Sarenza should arrive today. Stay tuned to find out what I chose this month!

Black shrug – New Look
Red and black dress – Next Tall
Black leggings – New Look Tall
Red shoes – c/o NOW Discount Shoes
Whitby Jet cross – gifted
Black earrings – gifted
Black patent belt – Primark

Total Est. Cost £53


  1. you are looking very slim!

  2. Gorgeous dress, Fi, and I second Louise - your waist looks tiny!

    I hate the way stuff sells out so quickly now. For some reason, I always seem to find stuff I love the week before payday, when I'm completely broke, and then it sells out the day before I get paid. So frustrating: if you want something, you have to buy it the second you see it, which just isn't possible for me most of the time!

    Oh, and I was totally wrong about yoru Sarenza purchase - was sure you'd go for the red Lady Dragons! Love the boots, though, they'll be great for winter!

  3. Well if you will spend your days looking at expensive shoes which you then covet... :)

    Thanks for your comments. And yes, I knew you thought I'd be going for the Lady Dragons, but I'd been eyeing up the bag I wanted for a couple of weeks, so after that I could only afford a pair of boots in the sale. Plus I don't REALLY need another pair of Lady Dragons.