Channelling my inner girl boss in Cari’s Closet.
Hallelujah, Spring seems to finally have ‘sprung’ and I’ve found the most amazing occasion all-rounder dress – it doesn’t get much better than that! You know when you put something on for the first time and you just feel completely amazing and you want to go strutting around the house and street and city to show it off? This dress does that. So obviously when I first slipped in to this baby I called Sascha in to the room to share my excitement but I don’t think he truly understood the power of this dress, an eye roll and a ‘you look nice’ later he was off whilst I proceeded to twirl about pretending I was on the red carpet or such like. Honestly it’s that good!
It’s weighty but not in a bad way, in a way that makes it feel really special to wear and hence the ‘girl boss’ statement – this really is one of those killer pieces which makes you feel like you can take on the world.
I’ve always been a big believer in how fashion can change your mood and give you confidence. It can change the way you walk, your body language, your persona…
Now let’s be honest no one really cares what I’ve got on my feet whilst I’m wearing this since all eyes are going to be on the top half, but the only heels I really do are the ‘barely there’ strappy kind and so that was my only option (unless I wanted to butcher the look with some chunky trainers or OTK boots, although you never know that could look quite cool I might give it a whirl). These ones are Missguided, they’re years old but I have no need for a new pair since I wear them so little, although I may invest in a nude pair so there’s not such a huge contrast from my paper white feet. I think subtlety is key with heels, especially when it comes to pairing them with a dress like this.
It’s not often I get a chance to wear something this flirty and feminine in everyday life (unless you’re Carrie Bradshaw who really does?) but whenever there’s a reason to slap on a little more makeup and spend an extra 15 minutes doing my hair, I jump at the chance. Personally I think this would make the perfect spring/summer wedding guest dress, what with the romantic lace and pastel colours it’s a no brainer. I already have two weddings lined up in my calendar for the year and this will certainly be making an appearance at at least one of them, although I wish I could swish about in it every day.
Thank you so much to the lovely team at Cari’s Closet for gifting this to me – I know it will be a dress for life!
*Dress – c/o Cari’s Closet
*An asterisk denotes an item which has been gifted to me. All imagery, styling and opinions are my own.