March Outfit post

I know, I know, we’re nearly half way through April, so it is a little late to be looking at outfits from March, but that much needed and enjoyed break over Easter has left me playing a game of catch-up. Still, as the old adage is better late than never, I think there is still time for me to share a few of the outfits I wore last month. March was a busy month for me personally, with both professional and personal occasions playing a big part. Some of my outfits have already been shared (for Mother’s Day, Pete’s birthday and a few other occasions that were part of outfit reviews.). In this post there are outfits that I have worn for a night at the theatre, Sunday lunch, and the school run. I’ve been shopping the wardrobe once again – you will be seeing a lot of that this year, but there are a few new pieces, and when I can I have added a link to the piece, or to something similar. What have you been wearing recently – have you shopped the sales, the stores or your closet?

Sunday Lunch

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Dress Asda  Cardigan Gap Necklace Swarovski Shoes M&S

Grill Warming at Gourmet Burger Kitchen

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Jacket Planet,  Camisole Select , Necklace – made by a friend, Skirt Peacocks  Boots Next

Date Night with the hubby

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Jacket Planet, Camisole ASOS, jet beads Vintage,  Skirt Peacocks

DSCN6281[1] A night at the theatre

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Dress Wallis, bag vintage, necklace holiday buy, shoes Dorothy Perkins

Friday night at Frankie and Bennys

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Dress is from Very and is now out of stock

Shopping and school run

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Top and necklace Primark, jeans New Look

Style Me Sunday

Reviewed – Planet Emerald Lace Dress

I have to admit, that at this moment, I am in the middle of a green phase. It has become my colour of choice when I want to stand out in the crowd, especially when it is the deepest emerald shade.

Green is one of those colours my grandad was always deeply suspicious of. He considered it to be an unlucky colour, and one of his favourite sayings was ‘blue and green, never be seen’, which is now funny as this is one of my favourite colour combinations. Conversely, green is my mom’s favourite colour, and with my little boy being a green eyed beauty, this is definitely a colour I love to look at and wear.

So over to the dress. Planet has yet again put together a selection of gorgeous frocks for the new season, with a range of lace dresses in multiple colours at the heart of the collection. There are bright coloured pink and blue lace versions, classic black, and more muted peach styles, but I was pulled towards the jewel colour of the emerald green.

Emerald lace dress now £79.20 click to visit Planet

Emerald lace dress
now £79.20 click to visit Planet

This is a stretchy lace dress that is double layered to avoid embarrassing flashes. With a flattering v-neckline, 3/4 sleeves and a side ruched paneling, it ticks every box when it comes to be flattering for a curvy figure. Add in that gorgeous, vibrant green colour and you get a dress that could be perfect for most formal occasions, including a theatre premiere, which is what I wore the dress for.

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Bag Mango shoes Primark

DSCN6052[1]This is one of those easy to wear, comfortable dresses that I love. The stretch in the fabric means that you can easily enjoy that second dessert without it feeling too tight, and it is perfect for the theatre, or any occasion that includes a lot of sitting down, as it doesn’t keep riding up or straining too tight across the thighs. It has a concealed zip, but I could get this on and off over my head as the sizing is generous.

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I teamed the dress with animal print accessories, although I would love this dress with the fabled navy blue for my grandad’s nightmare combo. Red would also be great too, as would gold for a metallic edge.

Planet have lots more pieces that I have my eyes on – here are a few more faves.

LACE FRONT CARDIGAN £55.20 click to visit Planet

LACE FRONT CARDIGAN
£55.20 click to visit Planet

PEACH PRINTED DRESS £79.20 click to visit Planet

PEACH PRINTED DRESS
£79.20 click to visit Planet

Black peach corded lace dress £95.20 click to visit Planet

Black peach corded lace dress £95.20 click to visit Planet

Cerise ITY buckle dress  £71.20 click to visit Planet

Cerise ITY buckle dress
£71.20 click to visit Planet

STRIPE PONTE SHIFT DRESS £79.20 click to visit Planet

STRIPE PONTE SHIFT DRESS
£79.20 click to visit Planet

SPOT JERSEY DRESS £63.20 click to visit Planet

SPOT JERSEY DRESS
£63.20 click to visit Planet




*With thanks to Planet and Aaron at Publicasity for the dress for review.

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Family Fever

Reviewed – Graphic Print Dress from Planet

I’m a huge fan of Planet and their range of dresses. I always feel sophisticated and grown up when I wear one, the classic, elegant designs are timeless and seem totally designed for women with curves. Recently I was asked if I would like to review something from the latest collection, and, as I had a very special occasion coming up, I decided to choose a dress that I thought would be both appropriate, and eye-catching.

Graphic Print Dress now £69.00 click to visit Planet

Graphic Print Dress
now £69.00 click to visit Planet

The Graphic print dress is certainly eye-catching, in a zesty yellow and navy blue mix print. It has a thin navy belt, and a faux wrap detailing on the skirt. It is 100% polyester (so non stretch), and is fully lined. It is also machine washable, and is currently reduced from £99 to a bargain price of £69.

I decided to wear this to my niece’s christening, where I was thrilled to be one of the godparents. I wanted something elegant and comfortable, and also cool, as it turned out to be rather a warm day. This dress turned out to be perfect on all counts.

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The dress has a back zip fastening, but it is quite generous in size, and once again I could put this one by pulling it over my head. The fabric feels like an expensive crepe, and the lining is substantial – no pants showing through this one. I liked that the v neck is flattering but not too low, you could easily wear this for work wear if you added a navy jacket and court shoes. I also really like that the wrap detail is faux, the skirt is not going to be blowing open and revealing too much.

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Renee’s christening.

DSCN9101I think this dress is totally appropriate for a special occasion, and that the fabulous print means it really doesn’t need lots of accessories and adornment. One point I would make is that the block print is definitely navy, but does look black under artificial light, so be careful if you are trying to colour match accessories.

The dress does come in a second colour, if the yellow is too bright for your taste.

Coral Graphic Print Dress now £69.00 click to visit Planet

Coral Graphic Print Dress
now £69.00 click to visit Planet

To view all current Planet dresses, click here.

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