High Street Outlet Joanna Occasion Party Dress

High Street Outlet is one of my most visited websites. I love great quality High Street pieces, and totally love a bargain, so it stands to reason that I would love a site that offers up to 70% off the recommended retail price. The website has new lines added every week, with warm winter coats being added at the moment, so this is not just a site where you can pick up a bargain to put away until next summer, you can buy things that you can actually wear now.

I am lucky enough to have a lovely relationship with High Street Outlet where they often send me clothes to test drive and review. Most recently I was sent a truly stunning, versatile dress, the EX Kaliko Ladies Womens Mauve Purple Black Joanna Occasion Party Dress. This is a perfect Autumn dress, the fabric is double layer, with a stretchy underlayer in black, and then a purple printed floral layer that is almost like chiffon. The dress is semi fitted, and has a ruched panel at the side with a kind of draped detail. This is great if you have a larger tummy area, as the ruching draws the eyes away from the stomach.

EX Kaliko Ladies Womens Mauve Purple Black Joanna Occasion Party Dress £9.99 click to visit High Street Outlet

EX Kaliko Ladies Womens Mauve Purple Black Joanna Occasion Party Dress £9.99 click to visit High Street Outlet

This dress is very elegant, and can easily switch between being a day dress to a dress suitable for evening occasions. The chiffon style fabric gives it a dressed up edge, but add a smart black blazer and this will take you easily into a work meeting. The fact it has sleeves also ticks a lot of boxes – making it a warmer option for Autumn, great for those who want to cover their upper arms, and also more demure for those occasions when flashing the flesh just isn’t an option.

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I have worn this dress for Sunday Lunch, and also for a night at the Theatre. It is a dress that can easily take you from day to night, and one which also looks great with tights – a great point with winter on it’s way. And, if you still need persuading that this is a dress that your wardrobe needs, did I mention it now costs just £9.99. Yes, you heard right, this stunning dress is less than £10 and is available in sizes 8-18.

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You can check out all the current range of dresses from High Street Outlet here.

 

The last days of Summer with High Street Outlet

The latest in my review series for the brilliant High Street Outlet is a dress from the Cornish Brand Seasalt. The Seasalt Gylly dress is lovely, a navy and white cotton dress with a fit and flare style. Ostensibly a summer dress, I think this would be lovely with a chunky white knit added to it, either in the form of a jumper, or a cosy cardigan.

Ex Seasalt Sea Salt Gylly Dress click to visit High Street Outlet

Ex Seasalt Sea Salt Gylly Dress click to visit High Street Outlet

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Wearing the Gylly dress on a warm day at Sandwell Valley

The Gylly is a semi fitted dress in quite a stiff form of cotton. This gives it a wonderful 1950s shape – ultra feminine, and one you could easily add a net underskirt under if you wanted to go for the retro look. The print, like many Seasalt pieces, has a nautical feel with white anchors all over it. Combined with a knee length, high back and fitted waistband, this is a dress that is flattering and a little more covered up than the average sun dress.

With Joe.

With Joe.

This is a dress that is easy to style. Red, white, black and tan all look great against the blue, which is almost a denim colour.  A denim jacket would be a great cover up for a casual look, but strappy sandals and a cropped cardigan would be another way to style this more formally. I will definitely be wearing it as a skirt, with chunky tights and a jumper, when the weather turns cool, but this is a good dress to be wearing right now, as the days can move from chilly to warm very quickly. (I roasted at the weekend when I put a Barbour style jacket on and it turned very warm.)

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High Street Outlet is a fantastic destination that sells High Street surplus for up to 70% off the RRP. At the moment, it has a range of dresses that are perfect if you are heading on holiday in the next couple of months, looking for some Winter sun, or if you are merely looking ahead to next year and grabbing a bargain when you can. Go and take a look, you will be amazed at the prices.

 

High Street Outlet review – Tallulah Jacket

September is here, and the days are already seeming to have a slight chill. So it is the perfect time to add a lightweight jacket to your wardrobe.  There’s still a chance of sunny days, but night’s are cooler, so a jacket that can take you from work, and will also be great for the weekend is a shrewd investment buy that you will get lots of work with. Once again, High Street Outlet has come up trumps with the ex Monsoon Tallulah jacket that comes in both blue and pink.

The Tallulah jacket has a relaxed boxy style, almost like a man’s silk blazer from the 1980s (sooo Miami Vice.) The style is slightly oversized, but not too baggy, and it has an open front design with no buttons. Two front patch pockets finish the design making this a very wearable piece that could easily take you from day to night wear.

The jacket is true to size, I am wearing a size 18 and this is comfortable on me. As much as I love pink, I opted for the blue, which is a gorgeous China blue shade. I have teamed this with jeans and a camisole, along with a pair of Nine West wedges that I had long forgotten about, but have fallen in love with again.

Ex Monsoon Tallulah Jacket £14.50 click to visit High Street Outlet

Ex Monsoon Tallulah Jacket £14.50 click to visit High Street Outlet

This is just a gorgeous jacket, great quality, and an absolute bargain for less than £15. In all honesty, for that sort of price, you can afford to go for both colours. I know this would work with black peg trousers, or worn as a cover up for a tea dress, or just teamed with skinnies, a classic white t-shirt and ballerina flats.

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High Street Outlet has new lines available every week, and offers free standard UK delivery on all orders over £30, it also delivers internationally. You can check out the website here.