Longline White Blazer c/o Boohoo, Lorra Floral Cami Dress c/o Coast, River Island Fedora via Asos, Primark Necklace, Asos 3d Floral Clutch, Topshop Gilmore Shoes
Whenever I get invited to anything special, I have to admit my first thoughts are always 'ooh! what shall I wear?!', which is then usually followed by much deliberation, chopping and changing, finally deciding on something and then changing my mind 5 minutes before I leave. I've never really been to many weddings, christenings or any other snazzy event where I can dress up and this year they have all come at once! After having a little practice at the Company Style Blogger Awards and Henley Festival, I think I am beginning to get the hang of occasionwear.
I am off to a wedding at the beginning of August and I am currently at the 'finally decided' stage of the wardrobe game and have settled on this total beauty from Coast. This is a really similar shape to the Alice and Olivia dress I wore here for our 1st birthday but if there is anything I have learnt about occasionwear, it's that you need to feel comfortable in whatever it is you've chosen even if you've been led out of your comfort zone by social etiquette. The shape of this dress is flattering without making me paranoid about riding skirts or food babies and the colours are subtly stunning - exactly what you need as a guest.
Weather is always an issue too when planning occasionwear for British-based events and a white blazer is the perfectly sleek staple to re-use at event after event for chillier evenings and the possible shower. I finished off this outfit with this stunning clutch which has accompanied me to all my dressier events this summer and pale pink shoes and fedora for a feminine edge.
What occasions have you been to this summer and what did you decide to wear? Let me know how easy it was to decide (and hands up if you too snuck flats into your clutch bag)