Tuesday 29 January 2013

Red Lust

A long time no blog, I know, and I'm sorry! You know I love you all, and I've been thinking about you lots, I promise!

A few weeks back, the lovely Sera over at, set us fashion bloggers a challenge - to find a red dress, worthy of a Valentines Day to remember, in the budget of £20. 

Now, I love a challenge. I love the idea of saving money. I do NOT love Valentines. I'm not going to go into the finer points of whys and wherefores. I reckon you can all guess. 

But this, I thought, this I can do. 

I found the perfect dress over at, and managed to google myself some extra discount, so my Valentines dress was £19, with free P&P. 

It is no longer available on the website, so I can't prove my bargain to you, other than in photo form:

Red red redddddddddddd! It is a sumptuous red, with lace overlay. The sweetheart neckline is flattering, and the length is Kathryn approved!

The sleeves are a great touch - perfect for those who want their arms covered, but adventurous for those of us who want to show off a little bit of skin!!

I was really concerned about sizing from Praislin, so sized up to a 22, and you can tell that it is not my usual nipped waist, but a sparkly belt will do just the job for that!

Just divine, isn't it?

Enough to say I've chopped the strings out of the shoulders, and I was all set for the office. 

Yes, you heard me, OFFICE.

I may not have a Valentines tradition of meals or nights out with other halves. But I wanted to road test this dress, see my true opinions on it. And I wanted to show it off!!

Oooh, this dress got some attention, I can tell you. All good, positive, complimentary comments. 

This is going to be worn again on Friday 1 February. Follow me on twitter, if you don't already, to find out how it goes ;) 


Much love my lovelies, 

K x


  1. Woww! This is such a beautiful dress, perfect for valentines day. And a bargain too. You look so pretty xx

  2. Beautiful dress, you really suit it and well done on the google discount. I have never been successful with that!


  3. It's gorgeous, that's a true sign of commitment cutting the shoulder ribbons out :0) xx

  4. This is a beautiful dress !
    A great bargain too :)
    Launa xx

  5. Wow, this dress is gorgeous! I love the sheer sleeves, and the pattern is, as you said, divine :)

  6. That is a gorgeous dress!