Thursday 30 January 2014

Scarlet And Jo To The Rescue!

In the past few weeks, not only has my boiler decided to stop working (replacement boiler needed), but so has my washing machine. 

Just as I was turning to my summer dresses for the office, this beaut from Scarlett & Jo landed on my doormat:

This has to be one of the comfiest smart dresses I own!

There are plenty of dresses on the Scarlett and Jo section of the Evans website that I would happily have live in my wardrobe. If I'm honest this would have been rather a way down the list, going on the picture on the website alone. 

What it doesn't show there is how it skims my bust and my waist, how it swishes when I walk, and how the sleeves are the perfect office length (for that awkward **freezing outside but rather mild inside** issue!)

The temptation for some with this would  be to belt it. That, believe me, I tried, would foul the cut of the dress, and not everything needs a belt (please see my swing dress post).

Length wise, the dress sits just on knee, and due to the dipped hem, is more than long enough when my rear eats some length up! So a massive plus for my 5'9 / 5'10 frame!

This will definitely be my go to dress for business days in work, and for anything else that calls for a dark, smart outfit (I'm thinking it'll be perfect for choir performances). 

Much love my lovelies, 

K x

This item was sent to me to review, but all comments and opinions are my own


  1. Oh. that's a gorgeous dress, and thanks for mentioning the length; I find some dresses far too short for my liking! And agree that the photo on the Evans website is rubbish. Don't think they understand that they're supposed to be making you want to buy it! ;-)

  2. It's really nice and I totally agree with the no belt issue. There seems to be some kind of unwritten law that fat people MUST use a belt. Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't care if I have a waist. It's not a requirement to have to show off a waist to be a woman. When I don't use a belt I always make a point of saying I'm not because I don't care so I don't get the 'It'd look better with a belt' comments. x

  3. Boiler AND washing machine?! Not having much luch lady! :/ Hope both are sorted soon! :)

  4. The dress is a fit & flare swing dress and is cut to be worn without belt. With quite a lot of Scarlett & Jo styles they are designed to be dressed up or worn as they are. As with the Powerfits from desk to dinner.