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/ 15 April 2015 / 4 Comments


I haven't had a favourite dress for a long time. In fact, I haven't worn that many dresses in the past couple years, but now I'm on a definite dress/skirt kick! They're all I want to wear. Lately, I've been a fan of simple, classic styles that I believe will stand the test of time.

A few years ago, I went through a romantic floral dress phase - one of my favourite phases - nevertheless, my personal style has changed since. I can still appreciate a pretty dress with flowers, but the possibility of me wearing one is pretty slim. (Although, pairing it with a leather or jean jacket + boots might just be my extended style.)

I found this particular black piece on a sale rack in Zara, the day after finding out my dissertation marks. I was about to leave the store when I had the idea to take a quick look at the dresses. The tag said £30, a little too much still, but I thought I'd treat myself for my accomplishments. I took it to the register only to find out it got marked down to £12. Happy dance! I'm thanking the sales assistants who forgot to stick the right price on the tags, otherwise I'm sure somebody would have snapped it up before me.

Originally, I got it as my nice, fancy LBD that I'd wear to fancy occasions. You know, like a mini fancy capsule wardrobe. But then I thought, hey, how many fancy things do I go to - very little - so I put it in the spring capsule. I love wearing it. The fit is oh-so-great and the open sleeves are such a beautiful vintage touch. It's also a good length, any shorter would feel too short.

I styled it real simple this time, (on second thought, the tights could have been a little thinner), because I wanted you to be able to see the cut and the lovely sleeves, but I have a few other outfits in mind too. Yes, you will definitely see this dress again. I'm also wearing a white headband (so 2010) that I realise is kind of hard to spot in the photos, but I had to tell you because, you know, it matches my shoes and displays my awesome styling skills ;-).

What's the story or your favourite dress? 



  1. Gorgeous dress, love the way you styled it :) I wear dresses quite often, and my favorite right now is a loose-fitted dress I bought in Pull and Bear when I was in London in January. It is so colorful and comfortable, and I probably wear it way too often. I was unsure about buying it because I prefer form-fitting clothes, and I tend to feel much bigger in looser clothing, but it actually looks really cute. So, I earned a favorite dress AND opened my eyes for new styles :)

  2. Ahhh I LOVE moments like that- where something is half the price you thought it was. It's such a winning feeling. And this dress is gorgeous, I love those dramatic sleeves. I would definitely wear that on a normal day, too- it's too pretty to bookmark just for fancy occasions!

  3. Thank you! I really like Pull and Bear clothes, they're not very "famous" but some of their pieces are just great. Your dress sounds like a winner and I can totally relate to how you found the new style :) This black dress was a little bit like that - not 100% my style but real cute when I tried it on. I think it's moments like these that our style evolves!

  4. You said it well - it really is winning feeling! :) It doesn't happen very often, but when it does...ah, it's something so small but it makes me feel like the luckiest person on Earth :)
    Thank you for the reassurance, this dress, indeed, should be worn!


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Hi, I'm Kat! A colourful wardrobe advocate and a capsule wardrobe graduate. Need any help finding your personal style and curating your closet? Advice on how to make most of the clothes you have? Or how to pack for an upcoming trip? I'm your girl!


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