I don't think this dress looks half as nice in these pictures as it does in real life. Or at least I hope that is the case! I absolutely adore this dress and feel great in it, so I hope these photos aren't an accurate representation and I'm just deluding myself. I'd had my eye on it for ages but wrote it off due to its £70 price tag, so when I saw it reduced to half price in the Oasis sale (I know, I'm kinda obsessed with Oasis atm) I pounced. It's a gorgeous, very thick, very heavy pink tweed with a slight sparkle through the thread. I love it with black tights and a blazer for work, but I can't wait to wear it with a nude blazer and nude heels for warmer days (if they ever come!). I also wore this dress at the weekend with a leather jacket and boots and I have photos from that to come up. I've started to find investing in clothes that I can't wear for work is kind of redundant. 90% of the time when it gets to the weekend I just want to wear jeans and a basic tshirt and I end up with loads of things that don't get worn. I'm on the lookout for more pieces like this which can be worn for work or for the weekend. I'm also considering smartening up my weekend apparel to accommodate my ever-growing collection of pencil skirts and blouses!
dress- Oasis (it's still in the sale with a few sizes left!)
heels- Marks and Spencers
How's your week going? I'm excited because while this week has dragged, tomorrow is my "Friday"! I'm off to Ireland for the weekend for a family party and I'm really looking forward to it. I've had a pretty quiet week in preparation. I've pretty much come home every night after work and gone for a run, done my Jillian workout and binged on Breaking Bad til way past my bedtime! Tonight I promised myself just one episode and an early night but I've just found myself clicking the next episode on Netflix. Oh Walt White, why are you so addictive? I did do one productive thing tonight though, which was make an amazing Thai prawn and salmon curry. I made a curry for Shaunagh and I on Saturday night and I had half a tin of coconut milk left that I didn't want to throw away, so after my run I adapted this recipe. I read the suggestions in the comments and added garlic, ginger, fish sauce, lime juice and some extra chilli when frying the paste and used some salmon and prawns from the freezer with some frozen stir fry veg, and topped it with a little coriander. With some brown rice it was the perfect dinner for after my run! Plus it only took me 15 minutes to make, bonus.
I'm not going to be about now til Sunday but I have three more sets of outfit posts to get up soon, and I'm also planning a post on running for absolute and utter beginners like me!
Anyway, have an absolutely great week and an awesome weekend and I'll see you next week!