Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Blogmas Day 2 - Outfit: Winterfied Swing Dress

Hi guys, so we're onto day two of Blogmas & I'm still going strong! Ha. If there's something to get excited about over Christmas, it's the catching up with friends, evenings out & getting dressed up for festive parties. As much as I love new clothes today I'm reusing an old swing style dress & styling it to suit the much more wintery weather we've been having. I absolutely love this look & think it would work brilliantly for a whole load of festive shenanegans.

I picked up this swing style dress rather unseasonably in the middle of Summer & even though I've toughened it up (or winterfied it) it worked just as well with a pair of sandals & a beach bag. I've found myself buying more and more basic transitional pieces the older I get just because (and it's rather hypocrital to say as a fashion blogger) but there's much better things than clothes to spend my money on. I do love this dress though & I find the fit really flattering for my body shape, considering I'm pretty much straight up and down this looks awesome & super femenine on. My only gripe is that I wish it was that little bit longer, I find that because the skirts really floaty any sharp movement or if there's a sudden gust of wind & you'll be getting a full on view of my backside! So little shorts are a must when wearing this dress.
I've toughened my look up the only way I know how with a leather look biker jacket, for me these completely transform an outfit & with this one having a fur collar it's perfect for this time of year! I'm also wearing a pair of black wedge knee high boots, I've had these for such a long time but have only recently re-discovered them. I think i've worn them more times in the last month than I have in the previous three years. I've been seriously loving this look this fesive season.
Also I'm not totally sure if it goes with my outfit but I recently treated myself to this cobalt cross body bag & I haven't been able to put it down. The shape chanells the Michael Kors style bags however I picked this one up in the Primark sale at a teeny tiny fraction of the price. The colour's absolutely beautiful & is making me want to buy more cobalt blue items! 

What do you think of transitioning summer dresses into winter outfits? 

Thanks for stopping by. Lots of love.

Dress - Primark (£13.00)
Boots - House Of Fraser
Jacket - Dorothy Perkins
Bag - Primark (£5.00)
Necklace - Primark (£4.00)



  1. Wow, you look gorgeous! Loving the hair! It's great when items are versatile enough to wear throughout the year. It's surprisingly easy to transform Summery dresses for Winter; adding a cardigan or gilet, tights and boots. Even adding a jumper over the top half, creating a whole new look with the bottom of the dress acting as the skirt! xxx

    1. Thanks chick! I think I look really different in these pics - its just from changing the way my hair is parted. Bizarrely I think I look like one of my work colleagues, she was a bit werided out when I told her. Ha. X

  2. I love this look Claire! Having dresses that you can work throughout the year is a blessing. Those boots are divine and the dress is so flattering on you. I think this outfit would look so cute with a fur gilet and a big floppy hat too! xxxx Victoria www.thedaisyjaynes.com

    1. Thank you so much!! Aw definitely! I'm not sure if I can pull off the whole hat thing, but fur gilet definitely! :-) X


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