It seems that whenever I meet up with the girls lately the conversation that takes over is ‘where can I get a dress for that wedding I am invited to without spending a fortune?’. Thank god I don’t have to worry about what to wear to a wedding as I’m not invited to any this year (yet!); which I feel so relieved about because it would have been a bit difficult with this growing bump on its way.
We are a week before Christmas and I have bought absolutely nothing (including Christmas presents). Actually this is what I do every year, because a few days before Christmas all the sales start and I think it’s a bit useless to buy everything at full price. I was intending to do all my shopping this weekend but I had to make an urgent trip to Cyprus which sort of ruined my plans BUT this little trip will allow me to do some shopping from some of my favourite European high street brands! (Read more for a little secret regarding the pricing of European brands in the UK!).
To be entirely honest, when I was younger I hated lace. I used to think that it was a fabric only worn by grannies. I saw my mum wearing lace and I wanted to scream and tell her that she needs to start dressing like her age, i.e. a bit more modern! Little did I know that after buying my very first Dolce & Gabbana shoes (worn in the pictures), which I fell in love with at first sight, I would also fall in love with lace in general.
I find it so classy and chic and romantic! I absolutely love it. There is no way that I will see something lace and not like it. And this is exactly what happened with this Fashion Union Long Sleeve Smock Dress With Lace Inserts.
Here I mixed it with the classic lace of the Dolce & Gabbana shoes and the timeless Bottega Veneta clutch.
One Christmas party outfit sorted √