.... and it's a little black one at that. I spied this number in H&M about a month ago:
I tried it on, loved it, the queue was long, I was in a rush, the parking was running out and so I left it. Till I managed to squeeze in a quick 10 mins in H&M the other week when I bagged it pronto.
Do you know what I really like about it? This is a brilliantly versatile dress which works across all seasons and occasions really well.
It's summer, wear it as it is with some little flat sandals, all kind of casual like. Sling a straw basket or canvas tote over your shoulder and make like your a local in France shopping for your morning pastries.
Toast Basket (old), H&M Dress, Zara Sandals, Primark Trilby
If you're on your jollies, you can switch this up with some glam sandals, a lovely little clutch bag and some pretty jewellery.
It's autumn (interchangeable with spring though), wear this with a pair of skinny jeans with a pair of cool Mary Janes, ghillie lace ups or like I'm going to do with my Swedish Hasbeens and pretend you're an arty farty type in a boho corner cafe, sipping coffee (or Earl Grey in my case) watching the world go by. In reality, I'm going to clip clop in to the playground and then clip clop back out again #clogs
Topshop Baxter Jeans, H&M Dress, Swedish Hasbeens Shoes
Want to toughen it up a little - just change the shoes. It's all in the shoes I always think. Switch out the shoes for buckled up boots as the weather cools.
Oh it's turned winter and the party season has started - get the legs out, throw on some jewellery, bling it up and throw on a fur coat, some knickers (;o)), a slip (it's a little sheer) and a pair of rocking heels and dance the night away!
Matalan Fur Coat, H&M Dress, C Petula Sandals, Snakeskin Clutch
I have to say it would be rare for me to dress all girly like above. I would prefer to do cool girl below especially with those lovely Chie Mihara boots which I've fallen a little in love with!
What? Spring already? It's just about warm enough for bare legs, grab a big cardi and some ankle boots and go welcome in the new buds and leaves on the trees. This look is interchangeable with autumn (see entry for autumn above - ha ha).
Primark Cardigan, H&M Dress, Zara Belt, Office Boots
Not quite ready to expose the legs? You could try a pair of over the knee boots if you're brave enough - they seem to be having another season this year. Me? I'll just stick with the fur gilet (I already have one).
So a few variations there but I'll think you'll have to agree this is definitely "a dress for all seasons".
Last Notes :
The Grumps smiled indulgently as I traipsed past him announcing I was off to do a photo shoot (;-p) I never normally do this at the weekend. I can't take the flack.
I was too lazy to find a bra with clear straps or a strapless bra (spot the nude straps).---
Great minds think alike - check out Michelle's take on her "Take Me Anywhere Dress" here. Some of you will be lucky enough to already have got it over the summer!