I’ve been a bad five taker – I haven’t done a Five Take post for a few weeks. Mainly due to illness (both mine and the husband), busy weeks and trips up north. But I’m back now and here is a double whammy of outfits!
Five Take: Belts
Dress & Shoes – New Look
Petticoat (just seen) – made by Rebecca
Belt – custom-made
As soon as “belts” popped up on our Five Take spreadsheet, I knew I would use my custom-made leather kimono belt. The husband gave it to me as our third anniversary gift and I first wore it (in fact the only time I wore it!) on the blog here. I’ve worn it a few times since then, but not as much as I should have done. The dress I picked up in New Look when I went to Stratford Westfield a couple of months ago. It’s a super girly dress for me and I never feel entirely comfortable in it!
Finally, the petticoat – a life saver in the hot weather! Rebecca make it from cotton for me and it makes short dresses a bit more modest AND stops synthetic fabrics turning me into a sweaty Betty. Total win.
Five Take: Sheer
Dress – from a blog sale
I have a few sheer items (this shirt for one) but I decided to show this dress off. It’s an eShakti one which any UK fatshion blogger worth her salt will know don’t ship to the UK – despite the clothes being made in India and having to fly across the UK to get to the states. Annoying! Anyway, when I saw the dress up for grabs on a blog sale (the blogger no longer blogs, hence why no link!), I jumped all over it. The fit is a little strange, it’s a wee bit tight in the best area. It also has a separate under dress which – in my opinion – is always a plus. It means I can swap it for a cotton one in the warmer weather and a longer sleeved one in the colder. Making the dress something I can wear all year round. It’s also bird print and we all know I am a bit obsessive about that!
Remember to go and see how the others did belts and sheer:
Rebecca – http://theplussideofme.com/
Nicole – http://awellroundedventure.com/