I got dressed in a bit of a hurry on Saturday when I was rushing around, trying to get all my tidying and general faffing done before Tam came down for the weekend. My logic was going along the lines of 'I haven't worn that for a while, it'll do!' Then I carried on faffing. Realising it was actually light enough to take outfit pictures came a bit later, and delighted me into putting shoes on my feet just for that purpose. Disclaimer - I didn't actually go outside on Saturday, what with the gales and the horizontal rain. Pretty dresses are not designed for storms.
I think this could be the first outing on the blog for this dress, post alterations anyway. I got it way back in September 2013 and it sat about for a while before I attacked it with the sewing machine last year. The sleeves came off and the waist pleats became gathers, an absolute faff of a job to do. If you're me anyway - I seem to have a knack of doing things the awkward way before realising there's a simpler one and unpicking everything... Because of this, I get ragey easily so my sewing tends to be done in small bursts. In fact I don't think I did much more than a couple of alterations last year, but I want to have another go at sewing soon, plus a couple of girls at work recently got machines and seem to think I'm an authority on making things, so we've got a day of making planned for soon.
Anyway, back to the point. The outfit. Or, how to wear a summer dress in the winter. My advice is doubling up your tights, wearing a slip and getting a warm knit for over the top. Done and done. And done.
Dress - charity shop
Loafers - M&S