Thursday, 22 November 2012

Ways To Wear Challenge: The Little Black Dress

My lovely friend Gemma Cartwright (the extremely talented woman behind Catwalk Queen and Big Girls Browse) recently decided to put together her own outfit challenge, and I jumped at the chance to do something I haven't done in a while - a fashion related post.

Although I write about shopping and fashion for a living, I've never classed myself as a 'fashion blogger' - yes I have occasionally shared photos of the outfits I've worn, but quite frankly my wardrobe is in dire need of updating and I tend to wear the same things over and over and over again. Inspired by Gemma, I figured it was time to step outside of my comfort zone and focus on what I wear rather than what's on the red carpet, so without further ado, here's my first entry into the Ways To Wear Challenge!


Even though 90% of my clothing consists of dark clothing, I actually have a surprising low number of black dresses (two to be precise!) I decided to go for a sheer boxy dress that I got from Topshop forever ago - I've never worn it in the day before as I always thought it was too 'office', but, determined to try something new, I threw a grey cardigan over it for a more laid back look. I didn't want to break it up with a waisted belt because for me, the details of the dress are enough. The vertical stitching travels down the front panel add another dimension to it - stopping it from being a boring old bib - and there are tiny buttons down the back. The hem is gathered slightly at the sides too, providing a subtle cocoon effect.

I teamed the dress with black tights, black ankle boots and kept the accessories to a minimum; a black briefcase style handbag and a gold hare necklace. Not wanting the outfit to consist purely of dark colours, I added a slick of my favourite red lipstick for a pop of colour. Et voila!

If you want to join in, it couldn't be simpler. Head over to Big Girls Browse on the 5th of the month to find out what the theme is, style it up your way, and send across your blog post to Gemma by the 20th. You don't need to have a designer wardrobe or the best camera on the market - just an interest in dressing up! To find out more, click here.


  1. A very lovely outfit and a very pretty face!

  2. Nice outfit for work !! I like your LBD !

  3. You look so beautiful and lovely.Like you.
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  4. Looking wicked, Amy. So jealous of how tall and long legged you are! x

  5. Oh my gosh! You are so amazingly lovely.*Swoon*
    Love the gold hare necklace too.


  6. Thank you so much for your lovely comments ladies *blushes* xx

  7. Do you mostly serve as an author just for this website or you do that for other Internet portals?

  8. Great outfit, you've inspired me on what to wear tonight!

    1. Aww, thanks Gabi! Glad to be of service :)

  9. You look mega sophisticated! so classy. I'm the complete opposite and have loads of bright colours in my wardrobe but I still have a soft spot for a black dress.


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  11. Love this outfit! I particularly love the gold hare necklae. Do you remember where you purchased it?