Collar Pleated Skater Dress ♥

The last couple of weeks I’ve been on quite a health kick. I’ve ditched (most of) the bad habits I had before and tried to do a lot more exercise. I’ve started making a packed lunch for work of pitta bread, houmous, carrots and cucumber, or a salad. Instead of snacking on chocolate and cake I’ve been having fruit and yogurt (sometimes crackers and cheese but shh). I normally find exercise boring but I tried to keep it varied last week, by going to 2 different gyms, a zumba session, a bike ride, and using the treadmill at home. There’s loads of different ways to exercise when you think about it! And now it’s warmer weather I want to go swimming every so often as well. 
But anyway, I’ve been feeling a little bit better lately about my size because I know I’ve been sticking to being healthier. I feel pretty guilty whenever I have a meal out or something though, so I’ve been trying to have smaller portions too! It’s only been 2 weeks but I can feel a difference already, even if I can’t really see it! And so far it’s been pretty easy, so there’s no reason I can’t keep it up. Enough of my ramble… check out my new dress!
I recently received this dress courtesy of Wear All, an affordable online fashion retailer. The dress comes in 4 different colours, but I picked the nude/pink colour as I don’t have many things in this shade. The dress is made from that slightly scuba material so it’s quite clingy. It has a black Peter Pan collar and a flattering pleated skater skirt. What I really love about this dress is that it can easily be worn for both day or night. I think with tights and flats it would look great for work, or I’ve styled it for an evening look.
The dress just the right length for me, and I like that there is space around the waist for me to add a skinny belt. I think a belt really pulls this outfit together, as it coordinates the dress with the bag and the shoes. The bag is a Primark buy, funnily enough it’s actually a wash bag, but I use it as a clutch! Can you tell it’s a wash bag?! I think it’s so cute! It’s too smart to keep toiletries in. I bought it a couple of months ago for only £4 on a hunt for a night out bag, and it does the job perfectly. The flatforms are also Primark, although there are similar on eBay. They’re so comfy!

7 Comments

  1. June 3, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    This is so pretty, and the flatforms you paired the dress with look great! 🙂
    Lil x

  2. June 4, 2014 / 11:41 am

    The bag definitely passes for a clutch bag!

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