Thursday, 3 July 2008
Day 6: The DVF dress
Let me get this straight. I have no real sense of style.
I aspire to have a sense of style.
Ergo, I keep trying.
Today I played around with my DVF dress. It was bought on a whim three years ago when I surfed the net and found I could buy designer stuff in the sales, in the US which was much cheaper.
I was desperate to own a DVF dress because that is what grown up people do. At least the female variety. Well, mostly.
I saw this dress which worked out at about £75.
I was so excited when it arrived.
And that was it.
I have worn it twice in five years.
I didn't quite know how to wear it.
The length is odd for me.
It would have been perfect for holidays but I was afraid to get it roughed up.
After looking at these pictures I have decided I will shorten it.
I will wear it as a short dress on holiday and as a tunic at home.
I could wear it with layers underneath.
Why did I wear it today? For all the reasons above plus it is dull outside. I want some colour in my life.
But before I got dressed I went for a run, took my daughter to the doctors, completed the school run, dropped the car off for a service and now I am working from home until 3pm when I will pick them up, drop my daughter at gym and play tennis with my youngest son.
The second picture shows what I wore for my three mile run:
Black sweat pants and top (Olympus, 2007, about £15 each)
Asics running shoes (2005 £20)
This third picture shows how I fantasised wearing the dress if I didn't have children to run around after.
Dress DVF (US £75 2005)
Purple belt (charity shop 2005 75p)
Pink shoes (Next £20 2005)
Necklace Top Shop £5, sale 2005)
But the first picture shows how I actually wore it today.
As before with orange birkenstock (bought 2008 £18, Littlewoods sale).