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Outfit 4.12.10: new floral dress

4.12.10: new floral dress

4.12.10: new floral dress

4.12.10: new floral dress

This is what I wore on Saturday. I was meant to go out for drinks and potentially a club night as well, but the people I was meant to go out with weren’t feeling up for it, which was fine with me, because I had finally succumbed to the cold and felt pretty bad myself. Dave has been ill for about a month but I’d been able to fight it off until now. So I just went round to my friend’s for a chat.

Let me tell you about the new dress though! I bought it in a pub! One of our local pubs/bars (Victoria on Leith Walk for people who know Edinburgh) has a tie in with a local clothes shop, in which clothes are displayed on mannequins hung on the wall for about a month, and then at the end, the shop takes over a little corner of the pub for one night as a sort of pop up shop and you can buy the clothes (not the actual ones that have been hung obviously, but the same models) at a discount. I had had my eye on this dress every time we had been drinking there, so after a couple of drinks and some encouragement from Dave I bought it.

When I got it home I was very surprised to discover that it’s black and pink and white colours! In the low lighting of the pub I thought it was brown, red and yellow. I could have taken it back, but decided that it’s a good thing to try something unusual for me (I own hardly any pink).

The dress is made from medium weight cotton, so is probably better suited to warmer temperatures rather than the minus 10 celcius snow storm I’ve been living it, but it works ok with the rollneck and the wooly tights doesn’t it? Wearing it on its own will make it a bit smarter though – check out the neckline at the back (backline?).

dress – the brand is eukalyptus
top under – h&m
necklace – used to be Dave’s granny
boots – esprit

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  • Bethany 9 December 2010, 4:06 pm

    The dress is gorgeous and it looks perfect on you!

  • Melissa 9 December 2010, 4:37 pm

    That is a GREAT dress and you've "winterized" it perfectly! You look great!

  • Shallow Mallow 9 December 2010, 6:06 pm

    Looks great on you 🙂 Love the 'backline' – that'll have some serious wow factor once the sun returns to this side of the globe 😀

  • sacramento 9 December 2010, 6:20 pm

    I wish there was a pub like that near me, aHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.The dress is beautiful, love pink). You will be able to wear it as you are doing now, and in many other ways comming spring and summer.
    Good buy my friend. Hope you all get better soon.
    The weather is going crazy… we were about 25ºc today, full sun, and hot.

  • Margaret 9 December 2010, 7:39 pm

    aww you look very cute 🙂 lovely dress <3

  • Bad Taste Toast 9 December 2010, 8:12 pm

    Das Kleid ist so süß! Dieser Pop-Up-Store im Pub ist ein cooles Konzept, habe ich so noch nirgendwo gesehen!

    Sprichst du eigentlich fließend Deutsch? Ich bin mir nie sicher ob ich dir auf Englisch oder Deutsch schreiben soll 🙂

  • Emily, Resplendent Tranquility 9 December 2010, 9:06 pm

    How pretty! Such a great story about buying it in a pub, too. I think you've winterized it perfectly. You look so cozy.

  • northwest is best 9 December 2010, 9:11 pm

    Nice dress! It's nice to have a bit of pink, but not too much. My friend lives around the corner from Victoria, "just off Leith Walk" (which seems to be where everyone in Leith lives).

  • She is Sara 9 December 2010, 10:42 pm

    What a beautiful dress! And bought at a pub? You are my hero Franca! lol. In MI we have a similar deal at some places. At bars that have enough room for rock bands and whatnot, they will have a 'rock and rummage' and during the show, a girl sets up items for sale, records, clothes etc. It's really cool 🙂

  • kasthurirajam 10 December 2010, 12:09 am

    gorgeous dress

  • Biba 10 December 2010, 7:24 am

    It's a beautiful dress, great purchase!

  • Meredith 11 December 2010, 5:32 am

    oh. my. gosh. that dress is amazing! lucky! perfect for fall/pretty much everything. i'd where it to the super wal-mart just to feel pretty going about the the daily grind. you know?;)