Pretty red dress. Need I say more? Probably not, but I shall regardless. Because I’m currently very fond of this pretty red dress and professing my love for inanimate objects is what I do. It’s the Audrey midi style by Jones + Jones and is quite the darling of all the dresses. I’ve really liked Jones + Jones’ signature ‘poofy dress’ style for ages (and I’m not just saying that… I genuinely have) but had always written them off as Dresses For Short People. And left the site the same way I turn swiftly on my heel upon accidentally meandering into the petite section in Topshop. Those days are long gone. The last time I was 5’2, I was also 8 years old.
However… the Audrey dress (and others) are now available in tall-girl-butt-covering-length, aka ‘midi’. Yayy! Obviously I jumped at the opportunity to lay my paws on one. Not only is it butt covering length, but the waistline actually sits low enough on me too which is nothing short of a miracle. I think Reviewer Of Tall People Clothes would be a pretty good job title for me one day, don’t you? Maybe I’ve found my calling in life.
I have a wedding to attend in August and shall definitely be flaunting this one. If you can’t get away with a fancy frock for a wedding then when can you, really? Said wedding is to be Zelda themed, so that should be interesting!
Move my arms a bit and I’m suddenly the dancing gal emoji, too. Just an observation.
Open back / lacy back / anything fancy back will get me every time.
dress: c/o Jones + Jones | shoes: borrowed from Saskia (thanks girlll!)
I call this my best ‘Amber Pose’. Girl has ladylike full skirt posing down to an art. Not gonna lie, totally felt like an Amber impersonator swishing around in my poofy frock! I find myself saying ‘Oh that’s very *insert blogger here* when browsing clothes all the time. Swishy skirts will always be ‘Amber’. Not sure whether anything would be recognisably ‘Lily’?
How the hell do girls walk in heels all day? These aren’t exactly skyscrapers or spindly stilettos but I definitely knew about it after wearing them for half an hour. Baffles me how they manage it. I mean, I’m all for a little suffering for the style (strapless bra all day, anyone?) but jeeeez I’m not sure I could cope with 5 inch heels for a working day like I’ve seen some do. I don’t want/need the extra height day to day, so I’ll happily give that one a miss!
Shooting outfit photos on the most popular cycle route in Preston was bound to gain me some funny looks. The looks are funny enough when wearing an appropriate outfit, so prance around in heels not exactly intended for country lanes and that’ll really get the cyclists wondering. People usually stop and wait for fear of photobombing, thus providing extra gawping time. Curious looks don’t bother me really – you’ve just gotta suck it up and get on with it, regardless of who’s there. Some of their comments make me laugh, too! Once or twice I’ve said I’m working on a college photography project, when a passer-by’s seemed particularly baffled by the bizarre Girl Having Photo Taken phenomenon, but usually if anyone’s curious I just explain the blog thing. Some get it and ask what I blog about – 3 lovely ladies stopped their bikes for a chat on this occasion, which I’m always up for! Others seem even more confused as soon as I mention the word ‘blog’. Try explaining this stuff to someone who’s never heard of it before – it’s a difficult one!
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lily kate x