A Lady In The Streets
...but a freak in the bed!
So let's talk about wearing negligee out of the house once again. I've already said before that this is a big trend atm but slip dresses, in particular, are everywhere right now. This Dorothy Perkins dress is a favourite amongst bloggers and I've seen at least three others wearing it just this week. I was gifted it recently (thanks DP!) and so got the chance to try my hand at styling the dress. I've gone for a casual, ladylike approach. As it's got a higher neckline and is midi length, it probably would be an outfit the men in my life would deem as "granny chic" (they know nothing about style!) so I've added several styling tricks to make it "younger" and more day appropriate. A t-shirt worn underneath for a retro, school-girl touch (including an Ariana Grande-esque ponytail to really hit home that young girl vibe ), a denim jacket for effortless cool (and tied around the waist to accentuate my figure) and barely-there heels for a sophisticated touch. Presto, granny chic turns into a cute, weekend outfit for any Sunday, afternoon stroll (well, perhaps minus the heels - who wears them on a Sunday anyway?).
We shot these photos close by Portobello and I have to give a huge shout out to Buchardtlens for these awesome shots. I made the poor man walk about Notting Hill for over an hour in the heat, trying to find the perfect location to shoot, but it came out so good in the end. A big thanks to him for being so patient haha.
Next, I have to shout out Dorothy Perkins for a number of reasons, not the least for gifting me this cutie dress. I'll try and make it short, this isn't my acceptance speech at the Oscars, I know, but I've got to tell you why I'm loving them right now.
3 reasons I love DP:
- While I've never associated myself as being someone who shops at Dorothy Perkins before, I have to say that I've been so impressed with their recent collections. I had a previous misconception that their stuff was directed at an slightly older crowd but I've been proven wrong. They are on very trend, keeping up with the younger market, while also maintaining a certain level of class and sophistication for the older lot. Job well done, I say.
- Brands can sometimes be quite pushy and demanding of bloggers and while I know they are working towards deadlines, please don't forget that I'm not making money while blogging! I work 5 days a week and sometimes long hours, so trying to find the time to shoot or post is time consuming, especially if you're a self-processed bad blogger, like me. However, Dorothy Perkins have always been super chilled when it comes to collaborating, taking the time to invest in a good relationship and making the whole collaboration easy and pressure free. They go out of their way to send me items I really like and have no problem working out any issues or special requests with me. That's how you should work with bloggers and I can't be complimentary enough about how great it has been collaborating with them.
- Finally, a special bit of love goes out to their staff who are always so friendly, polite and complimentary. They go out of their way to make me feel special. I know it's a bit unorthodox to discuss in detail your working relationship with brands but I believe in giving credit where it's due. It's honestly been a pleasure shooting for DP.
And that's it. A bit of ladylike chic and a lot of love thrown out there. So overall, are you feeling the slip dress as streetwear or is it best left in the bedroom?
Have a good weekend guys and thanks for stopping by xo.
Levi's Denim Jacket [Men's]
*Title from "Yeah" by Usher ft Ludacris