It’s hard to believe that a little over a month ago I was sunning myself on a sun-drenched Portugese beach sipping cocktails and wearing flimsy sundresses and still feeling hot.
There was lots of lounging around the villa pool….
And enjoying stunning seaside sunsets.
And in the midst of all that I managed to spot a sign for one of these bad boys, kerching!
I didn’t even have to translate it to understand the premise. There was an actual charity shop in Portugal which I just had to visit… it would have been rude not to, right?
It was there that I picked up this light-weight Your Sixth Sense for C&A midi dress (along with a few other goodies).
I love how it can be worn with flats and a cardigan for an elegant day-time look and then easily transformed into a glamorous evening outfit with the help of some high heels, accessories and a slick of lippy.
I wore this to work last week and then on to an event at The Hilton in Manchester and had several comments about how nice it was.
Once the post-work food and cocktails were consumed it was time for the inevitable dash for the last train from Manchester Deansgate – but it was worth it as we made it with two minutes to spare!
I just love the colours and am looking forward to teaming it with some knee-high boots once the weather turns a little chillier.
By the time we’d got off the train it was really dark but we managed to find this Tron-esque walkway which showed off the sheen of the dress really well.
It came with its own matching skinny belt but I prefer it with this elasticated waist cincher.
To finish the look off I paired it with my trusty soft-as-butter leather Bally court shoes.
Look how swishy it is!
The top part of the dress is unsual in that the top section is cut quite low with a high-necked button up collar underneath.
So it may look like I’m taking the plunge décolletage-wise but it’s all prim and proper – honest!
You know I can’t resist a swishy skirt shot…
Dress: Your Sixth Sense for C&A, Portugese charity shop, €4
Leather court shoes: Bally, via Oxfam Originals (Manchester), £20
Belt: New Look (years ago) £5
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