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26 June 2014

frock swap | aztec and blue will never do

shoes*: bhs | dress c/o f&f | jacket : new look | bag : primark

ugh. when rachel picked this dress from f&f way back when we started our frock swap challenge, i cringed. there is nothing i like about this dress. firstly, it's blue. i haaaaate blue (unless pastel, obvs). it's blue and it's aztec print (is there a more terrible print?). it's blue, aztec print, and it's a structured, power dress. i mean, it's the perfect dress if you work in a fun office, don't hate blue, and are a really important person, but as i cannot claim to be or do any of those things... it was looking dire for me. 

i had kinda blocked the dress from my memory too, as i was scheduled to receive this last of the four of us, so when it did turn up last week, all those cringey feelings came right on back. i maybe even chucked in on a pile of other clothes, and tried to forget about it again. but then i thought maybe rachel would want it back at some point (because she actually looked amazing in it, unsurprisingly), so took a good, hard look in my wardrobe, and did what i could with the thing that i had no hope for.

being that we're into summer now, and when the girls had their go it was still very much not, i've added some warm colours. i thought a dress this powerful deserves heels, but seeing as i have none, i settled for coral wedges. the jacket is the perfect pastel shade of the shoes, and compliments the pattern in the dress by not being 'too bright'. i think. at least that's what i told myself to make this outfit work. the bag is neutral and just kind of ties it all up in a nice litte aztecky bow.

maybe a bit too casual for the office, but the pops of coral make this wintery dress a little more summer ready... don't you think? hmmm. anyway, here's how rachel and donna wore it (apologies - cannot find rachel's original post, nor debbie's post in the dress!);

so, besides the fact i didn't actually wear it, who d'ya think styled it best?
answers on a postcard (or, comments) please.

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  1. isn't it tho! check out all the other things we've swapped http://www.imbeingerica.com/search/label/frock%20swap x

  2. I love Rachel's styling, that's probably the closest to how I'd wear it :)

    Maria xxx

  3. I actually do really like this dress even though I don't think it's a shape which would suit me. Like the idea of teaming it with the coral.

  4. thanks love! no-one rated my style yet.... =/

  5. well i LOVE what you've put with it, it works so so well. My favourite is Donna and im going to steal how shes styled it and do so myself too!
    Ps sorry i picked something that made you cringe haha, thats never nice is it!;)XX


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