I don’t like wearing black; and black certainly does me no favours… So, whenever I want to dress in dark colours I usually go for navy, instead. It is certainly kinder to my pale skin.
I’ve had this Vivienne Westwood Anglomania dress for ages, and I wear it as a sundress. I don’t believe in saving clothes for special occasions: there are so few of those, and nice clothes need to be worn. I’ve actually worn this dress to work on several occasions. The best thing about the dress? It has pockets!
On this occasion, however, I was actually going to a very nice restaurant (nothing fancy, just the weekly Saturday evening dinner out with Professor M), so I did accessorize a bit more, and went for a classic pearl necklace look.
|dress: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania (old) / pashmina : Fenwicks / bag: Diane von Furstenberg Carolina Lips Clutch
My hair is a mess, but that’s nothing unusual. You might want to ask why I haven’t done my hair, too, since I’m going out… well, I have a naturally curly hair that has a mind of its own and reacts to temperature and humidity. And as it was hot and humid, there’s absolutely nothing bar a teflon coating to keep it from getting all crazy… so, why bother.
|clutch bag: DVF / sunglasses: Miu Miu / watch: Viceroy / small antique watch and bracelet: my grandmother’s and my mother’s
The bag is a Diane von Furstenberg Carolina Lips clutch (you’ve seen it here before), one of my favourites for summer as it looks great with anything blue (and doesn’t take up much space in a suitcase, which is always important), and the sunglasses are my latest crush (seen here before).
Do you have special occasion dresses? And how often do you wear them?