It’s Good Friday! It’s almost chocolate time for all you chocolate lovers out there!
Today see’s Mr Tramp and I head to the other end of the region to visit Mr Tramps family, his mother, brother (Twin 1) and his aunt & uncle who have flown in from Cyprus for a visit. Twin 2 is somewhere in Asia but I don’t think anyone is entirely sure…. maybe we could play Where’s Wally with him?
Anyways, I digress!
I thought i’d branch out and wear a dress. Mostly because I want to showcase my weight loss to see if anyone that hasn’t seen me in years / months can tell (even though they aren’t the type of family to compliment!) but seeing as none of my jeans actually fit me any more, desperate times call for desperate measures!
This is also entirely for Kathryn’s benefit over at the fab Miss Kathryns Miss Takes or @kathroooon on Twitter. I’m not a dress person at all but reading all of her dress OOTD posts certainly does inspire me to get my pins out more often. Sadly it’s not entirely practical for me to wear them on a daily basis so the opportunity is few and far between!
The dress I am wearing is the Georgette Spot dress from Simply Be. This was a bit too big for me even before weight loss so is considerably too big now but I have really nipped the ties in at the back and put a huge old belt on to keep it all together. The fabric is a bit clingy so I can imagine had it been a correct size, I wouldn’t have got such a good floaty effect on the skirt or looser fit on the top. Does that even make sense?
I’ve styled it out as usual in picture form… if I get a chance to take a snap shot, i’ll add that in or include it in this weeks What Katie Did.
Georgette Spot Dress | Simply Be
Formal cream and black Mac | George at Asda
Nude patent flats | Kurt Geiger Lola 2
Red wide stretch “nurse” belt | New Look, non Inspire, old season
Nude patent vintage satchel | vintage but similar available via this ebay seller
Black 70 denier tights | Evans Clothing
One thing I will say, I rarely wear double breasted coats buttoned up, I like to leave it open but fold the outer lapels back and button back on themselves which give a really unique and unusual look which I have to say makes the jacket look a little classier and more expensive. Don’t know why but it does.
Do you dress up for family events or just stay casual?
Whilst doing my weekly shopping, I nipped up to the clothing section in Tesco. Not somewhere I’d usually go to buy my clothes but still worth a look right? Glad I did as I spotted a gorgeous long line silky shirt in a multitude of colours!
The shirt is available in 6 different shades ( White, Navy, Mustard, Salmon, Rust & Jade Green) for £14 each and I picked up the mustard, white and navy as I thought this would give me the widest range of looks.
The shirt is a silky synthetic fabric that does crease quite badly but if you are ok with that then these shirts are for you!
I have worn them over skinny jeans with a blazer and statement jewellery for a formal look, over bootcut jeans for a day out and tucked in to a pencil skirt and trousers for work and the shirts looked perfect on all occasions. You can see me wearing the navy shirt over red skinny jeans here :
And here with wide leg jeans and a blazer
I’m a big fan of items that you can wear on more than one occasion. I need my clothes to take me from a casual day at work to a formal business meeting with my clients to a night out with the girls in a posh bar. For £14 each, you can’t go wrong with these shirts.
I believe these shirts go up to a size 28 in the F&F True line so great for plus sizes. I will say they aren’t THAT baggy, certainly not as baggy as they look on the hanger so if you are looking for that loose oversized look, size up or if you want more fitted, size down.
Have you checked out Tesco’s clothing range? Are you a fan? Would you buy clothes in a Supermarket or like me would you never usually check them out?
Here’s a little outfit of the day for you. I know I know, I said i’d start showing me actually wearing the outfit but I haven’t yet got round to sorting out a fantastic spot to take the pictures with the tripod and timer. Maybe that will be my Saturday afternoon mission?
Today Mr Tramp and I are off out for the day. I want to flex my photography fingers so we are going to be visiting a local stately home (I’m in the NT!) and have a lovely walk in the countryside.
I had planned on wearing my ASOS boots but given that I’ll be walking a fair way, i’ve swapped them out for my Lola ballet flats. My trust Nica Jethro tote completes the look.
Not the most coordinated of outfits but it will keep my nice and warm and I just had to have an excuse to show off my lovely new coat. I’d been looking for something a bit more formal without being a thick winter coat or a blazer so I think this has struck the perfect balance. It looks very smart buttoned up but open, it looks perfectly casual with jeans. For a mere £25 from Asda it’s a bargain. A very nice, smaller sized bargain!
I wanted to look a little bit smarter than I usually would for a Saturday as we plan on going somewhere a little bit special for lunch… I have some good news to celebrate and as I don’t drink… a nice lunch is much preferred over a night out. I will be sharing my good news with you all VERY soon, I promise.
Colour block formal mac – £25 – Asda
Inspire 34in Bootcut dark denim jeans – £11.99 – New Look
Sienna Couture Star Print top – £30 – Style369.com
Miss KG Lola ballet flats – £30 – Asos.com
Aliya leather boot – £85 – Asos.com
Nica Jethro Tote
What are you doing today and what are you wearing?