Something Shifty

When it comes to dresses, there are a couple of words I tend to avoid. As I've mentioned before, "bodycon" is one of the words I dislike, as much as I've tried to face my demons. Another one is "shift dress". As a typical pear shape, I lean towards skater shapes. I've always been a bit scared of shift dresses for fear of them making me look shapeless. But when you have to be out of the door for work at 7.15am (my alarm is set for 4.45am on mornings that I run before work!) comfort usually takes precedence. And if there's one thing I can say about shift dresses its that they're comfy. I fell in love with this dress when I saw a girl on my train wearing it and had to ask her where it was from. She actually had it belted so I didn't realise it was a shift. When I first tried it on, I wasn't sure about the shape, but seriously, comfort. I wore this dress two days in a row this week. This was the outfit I wore on Sunday to go to Phil's parents for dinner, and on Monday for work with a blazer. These shoes are surgically attached to my feet at the moment. Oh also, this was the first time I'd curled my hair since I cut it. It was a bit of a relief that I could still curl it, although doing the back was a bit of a challenge!
dress-River Island
leather jacket- Boohoo
ballet flats- Dorothy Perkins
Hopefully, this is a sign of me being back to blogging. I've got four new posts planned and two written, so I'm finally getting back into the routine of blogging around my new job. As I mentioned I'm also back running before work. It's pretty painful when my alarm goes off at 4.45am and it's been tough getting back into it, but it's nice to be able to relax in the evening. Sunday I went to Phil's parents for dinner, which was lovely, Monday I had choir and last night Phil and I had a double date with my friend Shaunagh and her boyfriend, Martin, which was a lot of fun. I've gone from a few quiet weeks to having every weekend booked up until the end of March. I'm not complaining though! I love being busy. Work is keeping me busy too and I'm starting to be able to do things on my own now which is exciting. I really love my job and I love working for so it' so nice to enjoy going to work. I even love my commute because it gives me a lovely hour to read and relax. I finished 4 books last month! I finished Stephen King's Different Seasons, then read Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Road and No Country for Old Men. I was going to read Blood Meridian straight after but I thought I'd better take a little break from Cormac McCarthy. I'm currently reading Love in the Time of Cholera.
Wow, major blogger head-tilt here haha. Think I was trying to show off my short hair.
Right well, my alarm is set for 4.45am, I think it's time for bed! I'll be back tomorrow (no, really!)

Charlotte x


  1. You look amazing love the dress, and your hair looks lovely x

    Catherines Loves

  2. This dress is ridiculously gorgeous! I love hearing about busy Charlotte too, ha, you inspire me to get up and do things! ;)


  3. Shift dresses aren't a style I lean toward, either, but when I've actually tried them, I've liked them on! I love the flower print on yours!

  4. I'm with you on the shift dress thing -- pear shapes unite! And you've been such a busy bee -- sounds fun!

  5. 4.45am?! Bloody hell. I couldn't do it, so hats off to you lady. Absolutely love that dress, you look fab in it x

  6. I think this dress looks awesome on you unbelted. You have a great body and it definitely doesn't look shapeless with this dress on. I love how the dress has a 60s feel with that 90s daisy print. Super super cute!


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