Hello, hello! For anyone who is remotely interested, you may have noticed that I have had a slight blogging hiatus over the past couple of months. I won't get into divulging any information and boring you with details as to why right now - depending on how brave I feel in the next few weeks, I may save it for a future post. So what better way to make my return back to the 'blogosphere' than with a fabulous occasionwear collaboration with Dorothy Perkins!?
When Dorothy Perkins got in touch and asked me to take part, I of course immediately jumped at the chance, especially as I knew I had a special wedding coming up that I needed a pretty frock for! I decided to go for this very pretty, mint lace pencil dress as I loved the simplicity of it. Before it arrived, I was a little concerned about the top mesh panel, but when it came and I tried it on, I was so pleasantly surprised that it really worked with the shape and design of the dress and it fitted so perfectly.
A couple of years ago I'd always opt for super tight fitting, bodycon designs, but as I've matured and developed my style, I much prefer a slim fit which isn't so restricting and allows a bit more movement. This dress delivered just that; I found it really flattering for my shape (and I didn't even have to bust out the spanx - result!) as it just skimmed over everything rather than hugging every lump and bump like a bodycon style would. The just above knee length was also suitably appropriate for an occasion such as a wedding. Because I'm petite, I tend to find proper midi lengths don't really do that much for me - I often end up looking shorter. This above knee length is perfect for us smaller ladies, as the hem stops in just the right place to show enough leg which in turn gives the illusion of elongating the body.
For fancy footwear, there was no competition when it came to these grey detailed court shoes - it was love at first sight! How beautiful are they!? They're a brilliant dupe of Dune's 'Breanna' courts which I have been lusting after for forever. I thought the soft charcoal greay was the perfect companion for the cool, pastel mint of the dress, adding some depth and definition to the look. Unfortunately these beauties are now out of stock, however, do not despair as the nude and black are still available which are just as gorgeous (and also on my wishlist!).
Once the dress and shoes were in place, it was easy to decide on the finishing touches by sticking to the grey and silver colour palette. For a touch of 'bling' I chose the Silver chainmail clutch bag and then added a statement necklace for a bit of sparkle up top.
My mini partner in crime was the perfect plus one companion for the day, dressed in pale grey chinos, blazer and a smart white shirt all from H&M finished off with brand new bright, white trainers (which amazingly he managed to keep practically pristine for the whole duration!) he was one trendy toddler. Not only that but he was an absolute angel throughout the ceremony and the sweetest little boy for the whole day, charming everybody and partying on the dancefloor well into the night. Fair to say he made me a very proud Mummy indeed.
I think you'll agree that the location for these photos couldn't have been more perfect! The wedding was held at the Royal Berkshire Hotel and everything about it from the interior to the grounds, were just stunning. Along with the fact the sun shone brightly all day and was spent with wonderful family, it was a truly perfect day. Thank you so much to the lovely PR ladies at DP for providing me with the perfect outfit for the occasion!