Happy New Year's Eve! So is everyone excited about the arrival of a new year?!! I don't know about you but we're still ploughing through the party food, chocolates & treats but have promised ourselves that as soon as the cheeses etc have been finished then it's back to sensible eating & clothes feeling that little bit more comfortable!!
Now so far I've been pretty good with the sales & haven't really had that much of a look, hitting only a couple of sites to nab items I'd earmarked for buying if they were reduced & yay they were :-)
But this is where it could go horribly wrong as I'm about to cast the net wider & start trawling all my favourite websites, which could see me getting trigger happy on the mouse :-0 It's fair to say the hubby is looking worried ;-)
Of course we all know that sales are the a great time for not only grabbing bargains but also perfect for getting transitional items that can not only be worn straight away but for the forthcoming season to.
I've really enjoyed wearing more dresses since last summer & not only is a simple shift dress perfect for hiding those additional pounds that may have snuck on during all the festive celebrations, they're great for layering up under a biker jacket or long length chunky cardi & over thermals for keeping warm during the colder months but also fantastic for those warmer spring days too.
So without further ado here's my pick of sale shift dresses that can easily be worn from now right through to cooler summer days. Just remember if you're prone to feeling the cold layer over thermals, thick tights, biker boots, a thick long length cardi & blanket scarf & you'll be super toasty! Then as the temperatures rise wear with heeled ankle boots & a biker or for cooler summer days simple sandals & layer up the jewellery.
Mango have a great selection of this type of dress & I could have easily picked quite a few more than the ones shown below so if you size has sold out in any of the ones below it's worth spending some time on their website to as there are lots of similar styles online.
This first dress is one I've featured on the blog before, I just love the shade of green, which would not only look perfect teamed with a black biker but would also look just as stylish teamed with a longline navy blazer & ankle boots or some the warmer months a simple denim jacket & tan sandals.
Moving onto this simple zip detail shift dress (also available in navy blue & berry) & this is the style of dress that would be perfect for layering up, especially with a stunning thick blanket scarf or even a faux fur gilet. You could even team it with a chunky pearl necklace to dress it up when teaming with an oversized cardi.
Another dress that's previously been featured on the blog is this stunning wrap neckline dress. I just love the shape & flattering neckline, which really could be worn all year long.
For something a little bit more casual then how about this stunning textured dress, a complete steal now it's only £16.99. Perfect for teaming with a striped breton worn underneath the dress for the coming months then teamed with metallic accessories & sandals come the summer.
This lightweight shift dress would also be ideally for layering over long sleeved layers & it goes without saying that I'm loving the hot pink accents. This would be super cool for the impending summer - any chance we can hope we have as glorious summer as this year?!
Sticking with hot pink & this stunning Fenn Wright Manson shift - perfect for teaming with a blazer for the office or dressing up with some stunning heel & a fab clutch or even dressing down with some simple sandals & a few layered necklaces.
The same goes for this Boden dress. Now I'm not one to be drawn to all over patterns (well apart from leopard print of course!) but I'm really drawn to this dress. Of course this could be because of the hot pink but I thinking it's because I can see this working so well with my longline navy blazer & ankle boots too.
Moving onto Hush now & this drop waist jersey dress looks stunning how they've styled it in the picture below. I've been given a lovely grey & cream blanket scarf that would look stunning worn draped over the one shoulder with this dress. I'm also liking the fact that not only is this the perfect dress for a cool off duty kind of look but for days where you wanted to slob out at home but wanted to feel a bit more dressed than trackie bums & a hoodie then this dress is going to keep you looking stylish whilst comfy when snoozing on the sofa!
Back to Boden with this next dress, which I don't recall seeing before. I just love this in both the navy & the grey. I'm thinking I'd size up in this so it was more of a loose fit. How cool would this look teamed with a bit of 'Bet'?!! Or a pop of colour?! I just love it, the question is which colour?!
And finally I just had to include a bit of Bet & this jersey Whistles dress is a real bargain for £32 - after all surely every wardrobe should have a bit of Bet ;-)
So back to today & getting ready for tonight, which means popping out to the shops for some fresh supplies & prepping & cooking for later. Now each New Year's Eve we have family friends round for a fab night full of fun, laughter, a bit of fancy dress & board games but the dreaded flu has struck so we're just waiting to hear if they're going to be able to make it :-( Needless to say the bubbles are on ice & the board games are ready so regardless we'll be celebrating but if they're unable to make it the fancy dress & themed night will just have to wait until we can re-arrange after all New Year's Eve won't be the same without them (still keeping my fingers crossed they can make it though!) & we'll just have to celebrate it twice!!
Jacket - Banana Republic
Jumper - Boden
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Zara
Jacket - Mango Now £49.99
Jumper - Boden Now £39.60
Jeans - Zara Now £19.99
Shoes - Boden Now £51.60
Finally I just wanted to say again how much I appreciate all the wonderful support, comments & friends I've made since starting my blog. Each & every comment/email/message means the absolute world to me & I can't thank you all enough.
So come on what's everyone up to this New Year's Eve? I'd love to hear how you celebrate the passing of the New Year.
Whatever you're up to have a good one & see you in 2015 ;-)