Striped cotton dress by South from the Very Shop // Pamela Mann mustard tights // Melissa rocking horse shoes // red bandana
Piet Mondrian, Composition A, 1923
Mark Rothko, Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red, 1949
Glasgow saw about five minutes of sunshine yesterday before the lashing rain started again, so I took the opportunity to throw on this fantastic striped dress from the Very Shop. In the 15 minutes it took for me to actually get ready, it had started - hence the brolly.
I love the print on this dress, it looks like Mark Rothko has had a fight with Mondrian (it also appears to match the 'decor' in our close!) It's a good length for me, although an extra inch wouldn't go amiss - to hide my chubby knees! I find it really hard to find skirts that sit just below my knees. I'm 5'6" but have short legs and a long back - like a duck ;) I suppose wearing mustard tights and shoes with chunky ankle straps is a no no for me - Trinny and Susannah would have a fit - but I've never been very good at dressing for my shape.
I chose this dress because it was super bright and colourful - pushing me out of my comfort zone a little, but the wee splash of black served as a comfort blanket at the same time. It's 98% cotton with a little stretch - perfect fabric for holidaying in. Only downside is the sizing. I'm a bog standard 10, but this dress is pretty generous, especially around the bust and waist - maybe that's an upside?? I do like a little room, especially if I'm wearing it in the heat. Mr G and I are hoping to book a holiday to Sitges, Spain in August. It'll be hot, hot, hot, and I reckon this wee number will be perfect for a cheeky night out sipping sangria in a bar in Barcelona. A bit of fake tan and my white wedges and I'm sorted!
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