I’m so glad I’ve finally got round to showcasing this patterned midi dress on the blog at last – have you EVER seen such a wondrous mix of sludgy 70s-style colours and print?
My obsession with all things 70s inspired hasn’t waned in the slightest it seems. The other week I did 70s Ralph Lauren country style with a floral maxi, and today it’s a mind-bending swirly print of epic Abigail’s Party proportions.
Hobbs have knocked it out the park yet again with another stunning AW17 dress – I didn’t think I could love a dress more than the yellow velvet dress I featured last month: please don’t make me choose between the two…!
I wore this dress to the eRetail Europe conference in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago where I gave a presentation (I wrote a blog post about my fears before the conference and a follow up post explaining how it all went) – if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my InstaStories in the hotel room before I left, showing off this beauty.
It was everything I wanted in an outfit where I was the only “influencer” – meaning, everyone else was there representing their business or their employer (a question I was asked all day – delegate: “Who do you work for?” Me: I work for myself…!” 💪). And being a fashion blogger you have a certain reputation to uphold. So as I knew back in May I was going to this conference I’d been thinking for a while about what to wear.
SHOP THE LOOK:
I FELT SO GOOD IN THAT DRESS WITH ITS STUNNING SWIRLY PATTERN, RICH COLOURS AND THOSE BELL SLEEVES
I saw the Edie dress in the summer at Hobbs head office when I went for a meeting with the team – the print caught my eye immediately and when I took it off the rail to see the shape it was lust at first sight. I asked if I could wear it to the conference, so a sample was kindly sent to me as it wasn’t yet available to buy – thank you Hobbs, I felt SO good in that dress with its stunning swirly pattern, rich colours and those bell sleeves! They may drag in food a bit when you’re at lunch (I had a few near misses) but I received endless compliments about the dress on the day.
The good news is that it IS available to buy now, and today there’s an extra 10% off the Hobbs site – use code EXTRA10 (don’t say I don’t spoil you)!
I kept the rest of the outfit as simple as possible: I wore Scholl’s new compression tights (perfect for plane travel and being on my feet all day), the still-popular black Asos heels and my fave gold asymmetric earrings from Mango.
Breast Cancer Care bag
The other fab piece in this outfit is the Fiorelli Mia grab bag, part of their range of bags to raise money for Breast Cancer Care this October. For every sale of this and the other bags in the range, Fiorelli will donate £10 towards the charity (HOW good is that?!).
My Mia is small, gorgeous and super smart, so do check out the rest of the Breast Cancer Care Fiorelli bags and join in the #CARRYYOURCONFIDENCE campaign. I wrote about dressing large boobs to look smaller earlier this month, it’s all part of my new idea to bring you all things boobilicious every October (let me know in the comments if you like this idea going forward).
Do add your outfits to this week’s link up – and if you’ve added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!
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Dress: Hobbs c/o (extra 10% off today! Use code EXTRA10)
Tights: Scholl (compression tights) c/o
Bag: Fiorelli (£10 from every sale is donated to Breast Cancer Care)
Sunglasses: Asos (similar)
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Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist’s list of “inappropriate” items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!
The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you’re wearing whatever you damn well like!
Linking up etiquette…
CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button). Basically it’s just good manners to link back to here – to leave a comment is even nicer!
My favourite outfits from last week’s link up:
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Disclosure: I was loaned the dress and gifted the bag but this post is not sponsored (click here for my full disclosure). This post may contain some affiliate links which means if you click through and buy I may receive a small commission. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.