Monday, 1 October 2012

Paisley Nights...

When up in Glasgow last weekend, the girls and I had a cocktail evening, and were planning on heading to the local Tiki Bar (if you've never experienced a Tiki Bar before, hold onto your hats!!)

Being sensible (and learning from our youthful indiscretions) we headed to a lovely Italian for dinner first, and when stuffed on pizza, calzone, mussels, risotto, pasta and mozzarella sticks, we headed over to The Tiki Bar And Kitsch Inn.

In packing for this weekend away, there had been many of group facebook chat asking about dress code options, and I knew that I wanted it to feature this dress:

Available here http://www.simplybe.co.uk/shop/paisley-print-dress/rm272/product/details/show.action?pdBoUid=6363#colour:PRINT,size:

I played down the look a little, opting for black tights and my Viva La Diva Red T Bar (similar can be found here).

I thoguht about teaming it with a necklace but it was decided that that would detract too much from the dress itself. And so, we were ready to hit the town:

Staying in a hotel with friends meant I could have a photographer for a change! Thanks J!
Walking around the streets of Glasgow in this had originally worried me slightly. I'm a fitted top and flared bottom gal, I am not a 'wiggle dress', or as this dress has been named, a SLINK dress kinda gal!

Well, I am now!

After one of these:


 And lots of these (instagram photos!)


I started practicing my wiggle. 

I was getting my 'Joan' on. In my head at least.

But, when walking back to our hotel, K & A were so kind as to call this a Joan Holloway dress. Oh my!

And you know what? It felt sexy, without being sleazy - mainly due to the high neckline. The material was slinkly, not clingy, so it moved with me, not sticking to my lumps and bumps.

The length is a little shot on me, but as I had a high neckline, I wasn't too bothered that my fat knees were on display. 

This is the size 20, and I would say that it was actually a little big on the neck, but I like the way it drapes, and it allowed me to move in it, without having to readjust or fiddle with it.

I was comfortable, and confident in this dress. What more can you ask? Oh, well I suppose more friends like mine who compliment and steal the words out of your head!

In case you were wondering, I only had one cocktail, as there was a disclaimer on the menu that only 2 will be served per person per night. And I really didn't want a hangover for travelling home!

So thanks to H, J, K, A and B. A great weekend was had.

Much love my lovelies, 

K x

4 comments:

  1. I love the dress, normally I would stear clear of high necklines as they tend to make big boobies even bigger! But this dress looks amazing on you! Love it and how Simply Be modelled it with red tights!!

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  2. I love the dress, normally I would stear clear of high necklines as they tend to make big boobies even bigger! But this dress looks amazing on you! Love it and how Simply Be modelled it with red tights!!

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  3. I've been continually drawn to this dress like a moth to a flame for some reason....I hate high necks, and paisley is the one pattern that I don't normally like, yet still it seemed to call to me. I think it was the cut that was whispering 'buuuuyyyy mmmmeeeee'. Its defintely a Joan dress for sure (and I aspire to look like her cos she's awesome). You look in-flipping-credible and have made me want this dress all the more! Bravo!

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  4. Just one problem for me and the same with a lot of dresses they are just too short and i'm only 5'4''.Being a more mature larger lady i feel a bit of length worn with heels is more flattering.I am always looking for mid calf body con/wiggle dresses and only seem to have success @asoscurve.

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