i've had my eye on this dress for a while, i've seen it in primark...topshop... everywhere, and i finally succumbed to adding it to my wardrobe. i found it for an absolute bargain for £12 at select, and with my added 15% student discount, was even cheaper at £10 something!
i was out in manchester the other night and decided to debut it then. i will hold my hands up now and say i'm not a dress person, i really don't wear them on a day to day basis, and would prefer to stick on a pair of jeans than a dress and tights any day of the week. however, the second i slipped this bad boy on i was so comfortable and loved the way it looked. the grey jersey material is so adaptable, as i can wear it with big thick tights and a jacket in the winter, but teamed with the leather looking sleeves it can also be whipped out at night with bare legs and a statement necklace. it's thin enough to wear in the summer, but easy to add layers too so i can keep wearing it in the cold months!
as i wore this out in the evening to a bar, i had to dress it up a bit. i did this by teaming it with frilly socks and my much loved topshop arabel boots, which rock it up a little bit more. bare legs also drew attention to my beautiful bootsss :) i didn't have a necklace sadly, so i just popped a pair of huge hoops in to add something jazzayyy to it. i was really brave with my make up, as i've actually never attempted a black/grey smokey eye, but i think i did ok... i used my naked palate by urban decay, which everyone and their mothers own, and just slapped a whole lotta make up on to try and make myself look presentable!
all in all, i'm head over heels for my new dress, and will maybe even venture into the realms of casual dresses more often. xo