It’s apparent from my awkward stance that I am not a born fashion model/blogger. I’m too old for this shizz – you kids know how to do this malarkey without looking like a total pleb.
But a couple of weeks ago I bought a maxi dress and at the weekend I had the chance to finally wear it. I got in my car and cruised around in it with the top down (the car’s, not mine)…to the petrol station. (Actually I had to eventually turn back and go home but that’s another story.) Any way! It’s a fabulous find from Primark’s spring/summer 2014 collection at only £13 and it makes me think of Brazil with the football world cup carnival coming up.
I was half unsure when trying it on in the changing room but at less than 15 quid, I figured I couldn’t go wrong. In the worst case scenario, I could wear it indoors or in front of a family relation (because it’s such a modest outfit that surely there would be no reason to complain about unnecessary exposure of skin. Ahem!)
Thankfully I am in love with it. Yellow is one of my favourite bright colours to wear and the dress covers up the lumps and bumps without making me look like I’ve draped myself with a tent. The belt it comes with is OK though I will probably replace it with one of my own.
To add the finishing touch, Bourjois’ new Rouge Velvet Edition lipstick in Pink Pong (£8.99) sealed the deal. I love the intense fuchsia pink colour and for a matte finish lipstick, it does not peel or dry.
The rest of the make-up is very minimal for a scorching day. I wore Eve Lom‘s Radiance Perfected Tinted Moisturiser with SPF15 in Honey (£48) and dabbed on Illamasqua’s Cream Blusher in Laid.
Dress – Primark
Necklace – Primark
Wedges – New Look
Sunglasses – Prada
Hope you feel inspired to reach for some vibrant colours. Let me know what you think!