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Thursday, 1 May 2014




dress + crown : primark | belt : dotti | leather jacket : just jeans | boots : shusole | bag : asos

[sings] "saturday, saturday, saaaturday, saturday, saturday, saaaturday, saturday night's alright!"

i saw this pretty floral dress in primark (and all over the blogosphere) about one zillion years ago, but with the £15 price tag - let's face it, it was never going to be mine. until... it did become mine, of course. i found it a few weeks back, marked down to a fiver and gagging to be welcomed into my wardrobe of pretty-similar-looking dresses, and so it was. it's so pretty and perfect for spring, and for a fiver, well... you don't leave anything in primark for a fiver, do you? 

the quality is aces; much better than the majority of the stuff you find in primark. it's made from *that lovely lightweight, delicate but ever so stretchy polyester fabric that i can't think of the name for*crepe, but unlined (of course), so i did have a little trouble with the tights static (i wear my tights inside out so they're not shiny)(trust me). but, it's a really great length - slightly longer at the back than the front (but definitely not a high-low dress!), which meant my modesty was in tact all the live-long night! huzzah!

stupidly, i didn't try it on in-store and so ended up with the wrong size. i usually go up a size to allow for the boobage, but as this *fabric that i can't think of the name for* crepe has a slight give in it (no, it's not jersey!), it would have fit perfect in the right size. to compromise (as i didn't have time/couldn't be bothered to change the size), i put some quick darts in under the bust to pull it in a little, and wore my chunky waist belt over the top to hide the dodgy seams and  make it fit to size. i realllllllly loved the look. i might take it to a tailor for them to make it fit perfectly, as it's a total bargain of a dress, that i will definitely wear time and time again (the excess fabric around the boobs needs to go, and that's more than my hand-sewing can achieve i think).

to finish of the party look, of course i wore my glitter boots. they're actually pretty comfy, but i normally end up ditching them for flats by the end of the night. not this night; this night, i stayed on my feet, dancing, until the wee ours, without a care in the world. they're a bit battered, so i may have to replace them soon. i'll be getting the same again i think - from memory they were no more than £15 delivered from this shop i found on ebay, so a total bargain (i've had them since the work christmas party!).

can you help me remember the name of this fabric? i don't reckon it's muslin (thanks michelle), and it's not cotton weave (thanks hayley); it's lightweight, kinda rough to touch, but very delicate. it's got to be a poly blend, but the name of the fabric just will not come to me! i want to say 'organza!' but it's simply not organza.... is it? no, organza is shiny...  crepe! it's only bloody crepe! thanks for all the help guys!

maybe it is muslin? oh god, i don't know. does it even matter? 
no. probably not.

36 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love the bright colors so much!

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  2. Ha I have no idea what fabric that could be but I probably have something in a similar fabric. I don't mind mystery fabrics! They can be pretty comfy sometimes! Plus this dress is adorable. I love the colors in the print and that pink bag pairs so nicely with the purple-y flowers on your dress.

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  3. I would describe it as a crepe material...I have the same version in navy! xx

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  4. CREPE! OF COURSE! THANK YOU!

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  5. Gorgeous dress! And I love the black flower crown. Might have to go invest in that, the coloured ones don't really suit me... Great post! x

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

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  6. I think from looking at it that it's a Canton crepe? Anyway, it's a gorgeous dress and you look beautiful as always! xx

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  7. I think you're spot on! it IS Crepe, and I spent the whole time writing this post with the name of it on the tip of my tongue - so annoying! it really is lush tho! x

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  8. <333333333333 Ice cream hearts!

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  9. I got this one from Primark but Roses and Clementines do some really pretty black ones! <3

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  10. I thought so, but I'm pretty bias about this bag... it's sensational! X

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  11. aw thanks Kallie! <3

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  12. you know you can get SOME Primarl stuff on Asos now, right! it's like... opened the US market right up! <3

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  13. plus, you guys have WAAAAAAY better stuff; Modcloth BAIT, LuLu's and MOAAAAR that we can't get here! x

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  14. You look marvellous doll, love this dress & I love when I find dresses I like in Primark that end up getting marked down to a fiver, yess! xx

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  15. So mother freaking cute! Love the whole thing!

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  16. Stunning, love the handbag as well!

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  17. hehe that's ok! Forgot to say, you look lovely by the way - how rude of me! You're making me want a leather jacket :) x

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  18. What an amazingly lovely, perfectly pulled together outfit! Good bargain too on the dress! xo

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  19. I did not know that! Thanks for the tip!

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  20. Haha I've never thought of it like that but so true I guess its the grass is always greener syndrome

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  21. Maisie Gibbons1 May 2014 at 21:05

    Such a cute dress, love the entire outfit <3

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  22. This outfit is lush! I love it, the belt is so pretty! You look so nice too, as always!
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I really love the dress and bag - perfect outfit! <3

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  24. Lena B, Actually3 May 2014 at 13:52

    That purse is soooo pink! Love it! Thanks for linking up for Passion For Fashion this week! ♥

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  25. ain't she a beauty!? X

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  26. thank you lovely! x

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  27. hahaha, aw thank honey! x

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  28. thank you lover! <3

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  29. bloody great bargain for sure! X

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  30. love your whole thing!

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  31. best, feeling, ever!

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