This is the kind of dress that I will never get bored of wearing. It's casual but pretty, it's sooo comfy but still on the right side of twirly, it doesn't require me to breathe in all day or to wear special underwear and it looks great with big clunky shoes.
Because although I'm partial to dressing up on the odd occasion, for the most part I just can't be bothered.
I want to be comfortable and I don't want to have to make too much effort. I don't want to have to spend more than 15 minutes doing my hair (including drying time)
But I still don't want to compromise my aesthetic, whatever that is, I'm still not sure
This is my new favourite dress. It reminds me of the best bits of the 90's.
It reminds me a little of this dress but at a much better length for me
I only have to put it on and I feel pretty (oh so pretty)
Hurrah for lazy glamour
Dress - Asos
Shoes - French Connection
Necklace - Zara Taylor (seen in more detail here)
When I was thinking about the theme of this post, I couldn't help but think of this band
And this girl
Oh Justine, when I was 14 I desperately wanted to be you. So effortlessly, androgynously cool, not a scrap of makeup to be seen
You were part of the coolest love triangle in britpop, had a pin-up boyfriend in Damon Albarn, the pretty boy of his time, but you didn't shy away from telling the music press that you weren't a fan of his band's music (cos let's face it, post Parklife, it was pretty much pants) You were well educated, sexy in that rich girl art school way, and had a kick ass band of your own.
The perfect combination of artist and muse
I will never forget watching your live set at Glastonbury on the TV and seeing your bra-less chest in motion as you jumped up and down between vocals. And I will never forget seeing you perform this song on Top of the Pops and squeeing in knowing recognition when I saw Damon playing keyboards. You were one of the first women to make me want to be in a band.
I still remember buying this single in the Virgin Megastores in Chester. Making a beeline for the new releases in my green stripey tights, Dr Martens and a knee length tasselled skirt. I really felt like I was part of something
Of course, the band kind of imploded and I soon moved on to female musicians with Baby Jane makeup, glitter and chipped nails.
But it was good while it lasted!
And I still love this song!