i have an obsession with smock dresses. as you can probably tell from my last few posts, they are becoming a huge staple in my wardrobe. i was given an amazing opportunity to build an outfit from the beautiful range at missguided, and couldn't resist this gorgeous smock dress - and the boots and hat!
this dress is actually called a trapeze dress, probably because of just how wide it is! i actually love the baggy fit, as although it is wide and really loose fitting, it's quite short which allows you not to feel like you're in a sack! i really like the length, i think it'll look awesome if you wanted to wear it out or to a dinner, as although it is pretty short, the bare leg dresses it up a bit. however, i am a student, and can see myself chucking this on a lot in the winter to wear to lectures. teamed with black tights and maybe a fur gilet this is a gorgeous piece that can transition through all the seasons :)
i decided to pair it with these boots. i have got way too many pairs of black boots, but i figured i haven't got a pair EXACTLY like these... they're sososo comfy, and are going to be worn a lot during my uni year as they give you a little bit of height without feeling like you're wearing stilts. i love the buckles, they actually look topshoppy, and people have been pleasantly surprised when i tell them they're about half the price of a topshop pair!
i've also been wanting to try out a bowler hat for a while now. i wasn't sure if it would suit me, as i have a very big head (bit like an egg...), and thought i might look a little more charlie chaplin than edgy fashionista... after getting this one, i've decided it doesn't look too bad - and i actually really really love it!! it jazzes up an outfit, and hats are an accessory i feel aren't worn enough in this day and age!!
i adore this outfit - can't wait to wear this to absolute death!! :) xo