Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Dress To Impress

Max C Dress Clarks Shoes F21 Necklace 2

If you saw THIS POST, you'll know I had to find a dress for a function that I knew had a strict dress code, but without having the bloody dress code. Thanks darling, not stressful, at all. I didn't manage many pictures of what I wore on the day of T's passing out, but this is a pretty exact re-run, and all things considered, I don't think I did to badly.

Max C Dress Clarks Shoes F21 Necklace 1
The dress is Max C, RRP £45, but it was a total steal from eBay (new with tags, a boutique style seller see HERE) for £10. Including delivery, this dress STILL cost less than £15. Oh- it has sleeves and falls pretty much to my knee and has a decently high neckline. I was trying to cover every eventuality.

The shoes are the Clarks ones I've been eyeing up since before Easter. At £79.99 they cost more than the rest of the outfit put together, and to some that seems a bit crazy. Well take crazy and shove it. I wore these shoes and was upstanding for the vast majority of a 6 hour set of functions. They proved more comfortable than some flats I've bought before. They're also real suede, the heel is deceptively lower than they look and has enough diameter for me not to wobble. They are, in short my perfect pair of essential black court shoes and although they appear to be sold out on the Clarks website, mine, thankfully were available c/o Spartoo.

Not bad, all things considered. #fotd

And a shot of my face, from the day itself. The picture was taken before 0900 and I'd already been up for 3.5 hours. So wrong, on so many levels. The necklace you can see in the full length shots and that is poking into the above is from F21, for a grand price of £10.75. I did have the perfect necklace in mind, which I already own, but typically, I realised this and then realised afreomentioned necklace was in storage at my mum's. Cue mega stressful trip to Stratford on the Friday before my horrifically early start to find smething to sit in the neckline of the dress. 

My face, unsurprising, is all mineral- Bare Minerals foundation in Medium Beige, blush in Flourish and illuminating primer. The viel/finishing powder is ELF mineral glow and the eyes are Bobbi Brown with lashing of Benefit's They're Real Mascara. Lips are the ELF mineral moisturising lip tint in Rose. I continue to be amazed as to how good the coverage of the Bare Minerals make up is, because I could have cried at how shockingly badly my skin was behaving. That, and a good Instagram filter can hide all manner of sins. 



char said...

Lovely dress, I think it was the perfect solution and a great bargain outfit all in all :)

Sophie said...

Wow can't believe how much of a bargain that dress was! It's so pretty!