Sunday, October 6, 2013
I’m not a big one for wearing dresses or taking selfies even (this was the best I could manage), but when Clairey asked for guest posters to help her with Frocktober, I crazily put my hand up right away!
You see, my mama passed away when I was a baby, and whilst it wasn’t Ovarian Cancer that took her from us, just the idea of other people not having their mamas around makes me a bit teary. So I thought I’d tell you about my favourite dress to help bring awareness to a disease that takes far too many wonderful ladies from our lives.
After years of lusting after modcloth dresses and realising that I only owned one party/formal/potentially summer worthy dress, when my tax return came back I decided to splurge and finally go from wanter to haver!
It wasn’t an easy purchase for me, I’m always nervous about the fit and about spending good money on clothes (I’m more of a t-shirt and jeans type). I paid a bit extra and got the tracked shipping, and then checked the tracking all too often. It arrived about a week later on a morning!
It was prettier than the pictures and the fit was perfect! (I’ve never even had that when I buy from a bricks and mortar store!) I couldn’t wait for the chance to wear it. Melbourne finally had a warm day in August and I wore it through the city. It was comfortable and just the perfect length for me. Because of it’s multi-coloured dots, I’ve nicknamed it the ‘very hungry caterpillar’ dress, and I think it suits it!
I took it with me to the gold coast for problogger last month, and wore it the first day. It was the perfect dress for all the sitting and standing, and I’ve never had so many people approach me about what I was wearing and where they could get one! As I’m clearly no fashionista, it was a bit surreal! It’s since become my favourite to wear on warm days, and I think it will be a staple item this summer - so, sorry if I turn up to more than one event in it! It’s just so fun.
I love that even though I was so nervous about buying the dress, I took a chance on it being awesome and it turned out to be all that and more. Maybe you’ll spot me wearing this sometime soon!
Dannielle writes about how to create a happy home with fun, laughter and a dash of organisation at her blog Style for a Happy Home.