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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Do You Like My New Nightie?

I was quite pleased with my latest dress find from the French Connection store in the York Outlet and just for a change, I decided to model it in front of the Grumps.  

"Is that a nightie?" he said.  "No" I replied through gritted teeth.


French Connection Aurelia Dress SS2011


Anyway, nightie or no nightie, I like my new white dress.  I liked it last year when I first saw it but I thought it wouldn't suit me and so I left well alone.  These sort of dresses have a way of making you look like you're wearing a tent or at worse 'pregnant'.  But it was there in my size, on the rail saying "it's me! that dress you were eyeing up last year at an unbeatable price - try me on".  I tried it on, paid the unbeatable price and took it home.  It's going on my jollies with me.  This is one of the holiday dresses I have decided I will be taking with me.


Nightie Chic

I feel pretty, oh so pretty ...

I did some research on my dress hence the fact that I now know it's the Aurelia dress and it was featured in the French Connection 2011 adverts in various magazines at the time.  



And if the Grumps wants to 'diss' any of my dresses again - I'll say "On yer bike!"


14 comments :

  1. Men - what do they know?! You look very lovely in it and the tan sandals are perfect with it - good find I feel! X

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    1. The tan sandals have been an excellent buy. They have a touch of the 70's about them but they are leg lengthening and comfortable so I couldn't ask for much more. There's not much they don't go with so my posts are a bit boring as I wear the same sandals in most of them.

      Yeah - men know nothing. But I should have known better than to ask!

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  2. LOLOL! Men would only find clothes attractive if you expose a) lots of legs 2) boobs. :P I think it's a lovely dress. You can also cinch the waist to please the hubs.

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    1. I could please the husband or I could please my tummy after I've eaten lots of lovely mezes :o)

      I'm sure it's meant to be mid thigh but being short - I will call it a "dignified" and perfect length for a 40 something.

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  3. That's really really pretty, and I think you wear it better than the bike-riding model! It would be nice with one of your grey (or navy) heavier knits thrown over it as well if weather cooler.x

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    1. Ash, I hadn't thought about the cooler weather styling but good idea. Just worried incase I start to look a bit bulky though. Short, middle aged and bulky ... I have to tread carefully but if it works, I'm sure you'll find out on a future blog.

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  4. "it's me! that dress you were eyeing up last year at an unbeatable price - try me on" - this pretty much sums up all that I fear about sales of any kind.

    The dress looks great on you, your husband will come around some day - you're helping to open his mind to new things.

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    1. Thanks - I was just so happy when it fitted - could do with some pockets to jam my hands in though - I sometimes think I never grew up and still think I'm a teenager.

      I still need to practice some of your resolve and learn to leave things on the sales hanger. But I am taking comfort from your previous couple of posts and that you did buy a couple of new things (though they were carefully deliberated before hand).

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  5. Love it, love it!! You look awesome, sort of a happy Frido Kahlo in Capri....

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    1. I like the comparison - a happy Frido Kahlo in Capri. It certainly brought a big smile to my face :o)

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  6. This is stunning, and once again the perfect fit. Lovely sleeve length and neckline, and I really adore those scalloped style hems.
    I have a white 'holiday' dress too, which only seems to feel right on ultra sunny days on the beach. So far it had been to Blackpool only, poor thing, and shall have to wait a good while before it travels elsewhere, hehe!

    Ideal match for the Krimble's too!

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    1. I was stood at the tills when I spied it and I thought - no - they won't have my size and surprise of all surprises - they did. Well, they had it in an 8 but I knew a 10 would be too big as it's the kind of dress where you have to size down to reduce the volume of the shape. I do love the broderie/cutwork detailing on it though and it's lined to prevent all weird underwear show through. I think I might be able to get away with wearing it here in the UK as well though with a longer length cardi to take me in to the Autumn.

      The Krimbles are amazing. They go with everything. I can't sing their praises enough.

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  7. I like this dress on you...so summer..so breezy.

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    1. Thank you - it is a sweet dress - I hope I get lots of wear out of it. I really like the way you put your outfits together on your blog - very simple but very chic.

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