3 OCCASION-WEAR OUTFIT IDEAS AND GETTING THE LOOK FOR LESS
It’s that time of year again isn’t it, ladies? Weddings, Christening’s, Ascot, your best friend’s brother’s dog’s puppies first birthday… you name it, there is always an occasion to get dressed up for at this time of year and I have to say, I have a love/hate relationship with it. Don’t get me wrong, I love nothing more than getting dolled up – lol, no you talk like a Nan – putting on a pretty outfit and going out to have some fun in the sun with your favourite people. But it’s the deciding what to wear that always gets me. What does smart casual even mean, am I too overdressed, is that even a thing? So I decided to put together a mix of looks that can work for any and every occasion.
I was going to say I’m being like a clothes fairy godmother helping all your sartorial needs but I think fairy godmothers are responsible adults that don’t run away from their awful decisions aren’t they?
Which means I’m definitely counted out of that.
So yes, I’ve put together some looks – all from Very who you all know are one of my all time fave online stores – and I’m also here to tell you about how to get these looks for less (because if you don’t love a bargain I’m not even sure we can be friends) with the help of Voucher Codes.
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Photography by Ally who you can find here and here.
As much as I love a flowy little number, my heart will always be lost to the mini. Maybe it’s because my long legs are just about the only redeeming feature – no, no, please put your tiny violins away for me – or maybe it’s because it has that added boost of sexiness but a respectable mini is always a solid shout for me. I absolutely adore this cornflower blue option as the long sleeves and ‘just above knee’ height make it appropriate for any occasion. This has such a Self Portrait vibe about it (but for a third of the price) and just looks so classy whilst also being a bit different too.
Paired with these gorgeous silver strappy heels – which I’ve also worn to death with cropped jeans lately – and this beautiful dusky pink velvet clutch… this is the perfect pretty but chic outfit.
THE FLORAL MAXI/MIDI
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this dress?
… perfect, thank you 😉
This dress really is one of the most beautiful, and versatile, pieces in my wardrobe. I’ve worn it to a beautiful dinner in paris, I’ve worn it with trainers for a casual day at the park (which may or may not have included a Nando’s), I’ve worn it to a christening. It just works. The neckline and shoulder detail is just gorgeous and the open front and fluted hem really does make this little cracker just a bit special. I actually paired this with one of the most quirky pairs of shoes I own in the form of these ruffle rose gold pointed courts – what a mouthful – and this pom bag which is the definition of unsubtle but I’m kind of all about it.
Finally, for my most unique – and also possibly most favourite, shh – the jumpsuit. But let’s be honest guys, this isn’t just any old jumpsuit is it? LET’S JUST TRY AND STAY CALM AND CHILL OVER THE RUFFLE BARDOT NECKLINE!!!
And breathe… but seriously, there’s something about the cut and fit of this that instantly makes me feel put together, ready for anything and, as much as it makes me want to curl up in a ball of self indulgence… a little bit sexy. Maybe it’s the sleeves or the perfect crop and fit of the trousers but my god is this piece a little stunner? The jumpsuit does all the talking so I paired this with nude strappy heels (without a doubt my most worn style of shoe) and this leopard print bag just to give the girly look a bit of an edge.
And that’s my third and final look. I’d love to know which one is your favourite? I’d also love to know if you’ve ever heard of/used Voucher Codes before as I’m a liiiiittle bit obsessed with it now.
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