Outfit: Back in Black


Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Belt: ASOS
Shoes: New Look

If I could get away with it, I would wear outfits like this at every given opportunity. I much prefer dressing for night time than day time. I’m rubbish at putting together casual outfits that still look stylish – I wish I was one of those girls who could wear a plain white tshirt and jeans and still look amazingly chic, but alas I am not!

This is my favourite dress at the moment. It has pockets, what more could you want from a dress! These photos don’t show it very well (the first one especially is really rubbish quality, sorry pals!) but it has a lovely draped front with pleats going from the shoulder to the waist. (It’s this one but in black). They had the same dress in a few different colours and patterns when I bought this from Dorothy Perkins a couple of months ago. I wish I had stocked up because I looove this dress and wear it so much. There was a bright purple version I had my eye on, but can’t find it anywhere, boo!

I usually wear big waist-cinching belts, but I think this skinny leopard print one from ASOS works really well with this dress. These are my favourite dancing shoes just now as you can probably tell from all the scuff marks on them! New Look heels are my favourite, I very rarely have a pair from there that hurt my feet. As this outfit is quite plain and I’m not wearing any statement jewellery, I have ‘accessorised’ with my favourite red lipstick, my faithful Barry M lip paint.

I’ve got two exams for uni this week so I will be a busy bee doing lots of last minute revision. And also lots of procrastinating. Perfect time to tidy my room, perhaps?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • annikaherz says:

    uh i love this dress !!

  • beewaits says:

    im pretty much from the school of thought where everything can be enhanced by pockets. pretty much proven here x

  • very gorgeous dress!

  • Lauren says:

    Ah you look gorgeous and tres chic 😉 I know what you mean about being able to dress better for night than day! x

  • Christina says:

    Gorgeous! and thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment… Love the red lips!

  • Rosie says:

    You look so glamorous! Partly thanks to your wonderful hair and lippie.
    I also love the splash of leopard print and you're right, the pockets are fab 🙂

    Rosie x

  • Raquel says:

    Love the black with red and leopard print!
    Good luck for your exams!

  • Eloise says:

    Your lipstick looks ace, have major look envy over dark hair and red lips atm


  • Kirsty says:

    Loving this belt like NAEBIDIES BUSINESS! Gorgeous wee outfit dear 🙂 xx

  • NLR says:

    Super cute outfit!
    Love the belt 🙂


  • Caz says:

    I love this dress and the belt you paired it with is gorgeous too 🙂 x

  • kirstyb says:

    cute belt x

  • Aisling says:

    I totally agree about dressing for night time, why can't we just go out like that all the time! Great look, love the red lip. Good luck with your exams x


  • Carrie says:

    You look gorgeous, that dress suits you so well and the leopard belt looks fab.
    I'm totally with you on the pockets, they just make a dress instantly better!
    Good luck in your exams!

  • 5amjetaime says:

    black is always the color i go back for!!! the belt is absolutely a nice addition!! highfive from gabbie@5amjetaime.com

  • The Cat Hag says:

    I have always loved the red lipstick black dress look.

    And you are definitely dressed to kill, you must have been a head-turner all night. 🙂

    The Cat Hag

  • aww the dress looks great on you, love it 🙂

  • ching says:

    you are lovely in black.

  • Marrisa says:

    The best makes that dress look so flattering on you :]
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  • Leigh says:

    you look amazing! i love the dress and the belt!!! and good luck on your exams 🙂


  • Sarah says:

    simple but stylish! love it!

  • Ashley says:

    I love the monochromatic look, and your belt makes it special!

  • Maria says:

    You look gorgeous! I am the same, I find it impossible to dress casually 🙂 Good luck with your work too love 🙂

    Maria xxx

  • Alice Dias says:

    Cute blog! Loved it!
    I am already a follower, can you follow me too, please??
    Follow the twitter @blogspm too, please?
    Kisses and regards!!
    Alice Dias


  • Cherry says:

    I love your outfit, especially the belt!

  • Jasmin says:

    you look gorgeous, i love the belt, it definitely works well with the dress x

  • Hivenn says:

    You look amazing. x hivenn

  • Margaret says:

    woah, you look stunning ! <3

  • pretty! you look so lovely! x

  • love the shoes and belt. very fashionable 🙂

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  • Tonya says:

    Gorgeous! I love the add of leopard from the belt!


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