The Jacket That Changed My Life (Featuring the dress of dreams)

There is no doubt in my mind that this is my go to outfit of the moment and that means a lot when coming from someone who just a year ago was afraid of wearing maxi dresses. But this isn’t just any old dress, this is dress is my modern 70s dream come to life. From the print, to the tiers to the puffy sleeves. This is definitely my proudest purchase of the year.

Over the last year Nasty Gal has become my go to favourite online retailer and the Autumn Winter collection so far has been my retro hearts dream. As soon as I saw this dress I knew I wanted it, this coming from a girl who only a year ago wouldn’t go near a maxi dress. Being only 5″ 2 I’ve always been wary of maxi dresses however I must say this dress fits perfectly with no hemming needed making it perfect for heels or trainers. The tiers also help to brake up the dress and flatter my pear shaped figure. Also can we just talk about this print, it is the perfect floral print to give off those 70s vibes which we know I am a sucker for. Although the fabric is thin and feels silky in a cheap way (uggh rolls eyes at fast fashion) the glossy effect works well for the print and still makes me feel glamorous.

Taking inspiration from the model on the website, I have paired the dress with this studded belt from Primark which has been hung on the back of my mirror waiting for this perfect chance to shine. As well as making the look a bit more edgy it works well to divide up some of the print as well as defining the top and bottom parts of the dress.

Now lets talk about the jacket. The moment I put this jacket on it changed my life. I have been living without a black faux leather biker jacket for around a year and a half after my old trusty jacket which had seen me through 7 years, including my school years, gave up the ghost and started flacking. I had tried to replace it with a red star print jacket from Missguided however I found, although I get a lot of wear out of it, it just wasn’t the same. Although only being cheap from Primark, I have never felt more happier or complete than when I see myself wearing it. I hope it lasts just as long as my previous jacket if not longer. Just like the dress I believe it’s okay to buy from Fast Fashion brands as long as you get the most out of those items and try to make them live in your wardrobe for as long as they can. I hope to do a more extensive post about my feelings on the topic soon.

I’ve continued the edgy look with these insane knee high faux croc cowboy boots, also from Nasty Gal. I have been on the hunt for a good pair of knee high boots for a while finding all the ones with zips wouldn’t do up around my calves, so when I popped these on for the first time and they fit I almost did a jump for joy. The western style of these boots will never go out off trend however its the knee highedness of them that really makes them statement and a perfect piece for my wardrobe. The heel is the perfect height allowing my to be comfortable whilst I am looking awesome. They work perfectly just peaking out from the bottom of this dress, however I can’t wait to style them with something shorter to really show them off.

Completing the ensemble is my go to everyday handbag of the moment, this rainbow striped little number from Skinny Dip London. My most favourite handbag, which was a Christmas present from my in Laws last year, works well to tie in the primary colours also found in the dress. The wavy print also helps to maximise those 70s feels. This bag is the perfect size being able to be worn across the body, in the crook of your elbow or even just in your hand. Ideal for fitting in all the bits you need whilst on the go but not allowing too much room that you pack everything but the kitchen sink leaving you feeling weighed down. The silver metal work also ties in seamlessly with that of the belt and jacket too completing this 70s rock chick outfit of my dreams.

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