20 April 2011

Print in the post.


That's me. In a dress.  

I know, I know, it's a bit of a shocker, but after being sent the most wonderful package from Yayer, I think it's about time I was a little braver about these things. It feels like summer after all, and with festival season around the corner it's the time of year when pretty much anything goes fashion-wise. Feathers, fringing, face-paints and florals...I want it all.


And this coming from the girl who once saw boot cut jeans and layered t-shirts as a staple. Some things change a person I suppose. Things like near-death experiences, holidays of a lifetime or meetings of fate. Oh, and boxes. Yep. Full-of-endless-goodies, bottomless-mary-poppins-style-boxes to be precise. 

Getting back from holiday was such a downer, and with my mind on the uni work I had yet to finish, I would've been happy to hide out in Cornwall for another month or three. But the deceptively quaint little box that got delivered the day after arriving back home managed to shoo those worries away in a flash.


It was all a little overwhelming if I'm honest! The lovely Charlotte and Harriet sent me the sweetest note along with my prizes, and I couldn't get over not only their generosity, but their spot-on styling skills as everything was so me [though I'll be the first to admit you could send me anything from that website and I'd let out a squeal of joy]. In amongst the perfectly picked pieces were a couple of bold prints that normally I'd be far too scared to even try. But try I did and man am I converted.


This dress was one said converter, and as much as I loved the print, it was a style that I'd never tried before and would probably have steered away from but a week ago. Fast forward err....a week, and here I am wearing a V-neck, pleated-skirt dress with pink print and swooshy material [let's just say it again shall we.....SWOOSH]. It feels so....girly. And actually, I quite like it. Sadly, my long frame means the skirt could potentially become a little too swooshy, but just as soon as I snap up some cheap cycling shorts from somewhere, I can definitely see this one being worn to death at Glastonbury.

So not only am I now on a print-prowl, but I'm no longer terrified of dresses. Looks like it's not just matters of life and death that can change a person after all. A little competition entry can work wonders, thanks girls!


33 comments:

Fantasy Candy said...

sehr schön
tolles outfit

Yu said...

It suits you so much! :) Lovelyyyy.

FromGemWithLove said...

It's proper beauts, you look great, I love Yayer, never have my size in anything though xxx

catflicks said...

lucky! And gorgeous dress, it suits you
xxx
Catflicks

Tat said...

stunning! I literally just bought a Yayer dress this morning :) cannot wait for it to come xxx

Sophie Bryce said...

You look absolutely lush, Danni :D
The print is amazing, and the perfect dress for drinks on the piazza, exciting :) xxxxxxx

Rose said...

Lovely outfit! I so wish i was as tall as you. i always wish i was taller :( the dress really suits you! i love yayer but you have to be quick cause normally everything i want is sold out!! x

Emma said...

adore this, that skirt is so cute!! yayer has some great things

Heather said...

You look lovely :)

Susie said...

I love this dress on you--you look so cute! It's such a lovely print too and totally perfect for gigging this summer!

Mo said...

Oh you look gorgeous!! You should wear more dresses for sure. The colour really suits you. You should be able to get some cheap cycling shorts in H&M hun. xx

daisychain said...

You look seriously amazing in that dress!

xo

Courtney said...

You look seriously stunning! xx

Katie Styles said...

this outfit looks great on you. absolutely love this dress xx

Anazuz said...

gorgeous dress!

Annalise said...

ohh this is gorgeous! and oh my gosh can i please be your height? haha xx

Sophie said...

Gosh how lucky were you. Yayer's clothing is gorgeous! Very jealous, I love having a little butchers on the website wishing I had lots of dollar!
You look lovely, really suits you!
Sophie
x

Emma said...

It looks really good on you, definitely branch out into some more! x

Rachelous said...

You look so lovely, I think I'd also find the print a bit much, but once on it really does look great. I found some cheap cycling shorts in H n M that have lace at the bottom, pretty good for slightly too short dresses! xx

Sherin said...

So pretty! You should definitely wear dresses more often. The print on the skirt is so gorgeous.

Maria said...

Hello gorgeous! I LOVE the print on this and you look fab :)

Maria xxx

Sonia said...

I love the print of that dress! x

Jazzabelle said...

please wear dresses more often, you look BEAUTIFUL. the dress is so pretty, i love the print. i can't wait to see what else you recieved in the yayer box! xx

Reckless Rekha. said...

That's beautiful. Look at all of those amazing prints in the dress. You look lovely in a dress <3

claire (jazzpad.) said...

You sound SO similar to my best friend, she was terrified of dresses and looking 'girly' but as soon as she found her perfect frock she was hooked :) You are gorgeous lady! I really like the print too, it's kind of aztec/jungle/navajo all rolled into one ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

ella belle @ bellevintage said...

that pattern is just stunning. it looks gorgeous on you! yayers stuff is just amazing and you look so pretty in it! xxx

TheMadTwins said...

This dress is wonderful :)
The print is so cute ^-^
It looks fabulous on you =D

xxx London & Paris

* Reena Rai * said...

Wow the dress is pretty, lucky girl!

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

What a beautiful pattern. x hivenn

Mary Lee said...

ah lovely outfit! i really love the skirt and denim jacket. i've been looking for the perfect jacket but i can't find one :( i love the print on the skirt too, amazing


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Harriet said...

I absolutely love it on you. The dress is so pretty, you really must wear them more! The pattern is gorgeous!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Well... I'm glad! Because dresses are awesome and that one looks great on you!

Claire said...

Ooo that id such a gorgeous print, and it looks lovely on you.

Cx