Anyone close to me realises what I’ve been going through recently when trying to find a dress for my boy’s family wedding. Ok so it’s not even a real wedding. I mean it is real but the thing is, they’re already married… so it’s like a late party for the family (as far as I can understand, it’s not easy to get info out of my boy sometimes). As vague as a description of the event was, it was not nearly as enlightening as the clarification of the dress code (me:’what will I wear?’ boy:’wear that colourful dress’ me:’I don’t think it’s suitable’ boy:’I like it’ -> read that conversation over at least 20 times and you might begin to understand how lost I was when trying to figure out what’s right to wear; can’t really blame him, he’s a man after all 😉
I went through classy, right to dressy dresses, moved over to casual, flowery… literally everything. I liked nothing. 4 dresses have been bought. 4 of them have been brought back. If you asked me, I don’t think I’m fussy. Really! It’s just everything is either flowery (Warehouse), minimalistic (Zara), too girly (H&M), too pricy for what u get (FCUK), too old (Karen Millen), too cheap-looking (other places..) and so on. I wanted it to be a little bit dressy but not full on taffeta bows, light and girly but without ruffles and tones of lace, a bit sexy but actually covering my ass.. and so on. As you can imagine, my search went on forever. The closer I thought I was to getting something that would be suitable (although I still don’t know how formal the whole thing is going to be) the worse my choices seemed to be.
Desperate, I was making my way to Covet last weekend as my last chance. This is when I realised I haven’t been to the Loft Market in a while. Although I was aware that splurging a couple of hundred on a designer dress was just not going to happen for me (couldn’t possibly, I didn’t have the couple of hundred) I thought it wouldn’t make sense if I didn’t at least have a quick look around.
And this is when I found a stand full of vintage dresses from Jean Cronin. Her amazing clothes and accessories totally blew me away and putting those delicate things on was like a dream. I got my first proper, amazing vintage dress and I couldn’t be happier with my choice (and the price!).
I know a dress like that deserves proper photos but I just wanted to be able to show it off asap 😉 and yes I know, these shoes just won’t go with it and yes, I’ll make sure they won’t see my underwear at the wedding too!