Outfit: Club Tropicana

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Dress: Primark
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Belt: Dorothy Perkins

I used to wear bodycon dresses ALL the time but lately I seem to have fallen out of love with them, abandoning them for the much more forgiving skater dress. When I spotted this dress in Primark for only a fiver I had to have it, there’s something about the print that I really love so I can overlook the fact that it’s a bodycon style. It does also help that I accidentally bought it a size too big which makes it a little bit less clingy! Even though I have like a billion floral dresses, for some reason the print on this one stood out as being a bit different. I think it’s because of the bold, bright tropical flowers contrasted with a dark background rather than the usual ditsy style Cath Kidston prints.

Sticking with the 80s theme, I put my hair up in a side ponytail. I quite like it in these pictures, but I took it down before I actually went out – I don’t know why but I really hate wearing my hair up! I’m not even sure why I don’t like it, I’m just convinced it makes my head look really weird. Eternally jealous of girls who can just roll out of bed and put their hair in a messy ponytail or a bun!

I mentioned in my last post that I was thinking of setting up a blog design shop. Well, the shop is now open! I always get the urge to change my own layout every few weeks but I really like the one I have now so I thought I would put my HTML skills to better use and help to design layouts for you instead! There are currently two options in the shop – full layout for £20 or custom header for £5 – but I’m happy to do other things, just email me to discuss what you’d like and how much it would cost. Have a read of this page for more details, or email me at

Gillian

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.

22 Comments

  • Emily Jane says:

    That dress is absolutely fabulous. Your belt and shoes complement it really well.

    Emily Jane xo

  • Alyse says:

    What a steal of a dress for a fiver! I think this dress suits you beautifully. I like body con dresses sometimes, but it usually means that I can't eat as much as I'd like to because the dress shows my tummy fat (plus the inevitable food baby!) I do think this dress looks wonderful on you because you have this gorgeous hourglass shape.

    I get the urge (and give in) to change my layout every few weeks, too. Never quite satisfied! x

  • Dilan Dilir says:

    you look super pretty! 🙂

  • Rachael says:

    I don't like my figure enough to be able to pull off a body con dress sadly! I do often rock the side pony tail though – one of my messy styles!

  • Xixia says:

    I think with body con dresses, one needs confidence in abundance about their figure, which is why they're so intimidating to me. You wear yours very well! The print is awesome.
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

  • Aimee says:

    Gorgeous dress – doesn't look like a typical "Primark" dress, either! Really like the belt too.

    It's great to see you've opened a blog shop, as I always love your layouts!

    xoxo

  • Lauren says:

    YOU ARE SUCH A SKINNY MINNY. AND YOU HAVE HUGGGEEEE KNOCKERS.

    #endperve

  • Rachel P says:

    Such an attention-grabbing (in a good way!) dress, am amazed it's from Primark, you look fabulous and the belt really brings out the green in the print! xxx

  • Ani. says:

    How gorgeous are you?! This looks so amazing!

  • Great make up, love the lipstick. God I love kurt Geiger!
    Who doesn't?

    Kate x

  • Great print on the dress and love the green belt. Used to be a huge fan of bodycon but have gravitated away recently but might go back and rediscover it.

  • I love this dress and those shoes are yummmmmmy. You look great 🙂

    Jo. x

  • P says:

    I don't like wearing my hair up either – luckily you have lovely hair and I don't! 🙁

  • Josie says:

    You look stunning, the print on this dress is gorge can't believe it only cost a fiver! I think you look lovely with your hair up. xxx

  • Gem says:

    ooooh may be emailing you for some blog work shortly 🙂

    Love all these colours on you, I don't own anything bodycon, it scares me! x

  • You are beyond beautiful, I don't think I could be comfortable in a body con dress if I tried and I have kinda tried. I adore the 80's theme you got going on, I love anything 80's fashion (okay, not acid wash… or was that the 90's?). I love the color of those shoes and I totally feel you on the ponytail thing, I hate how I look with my hair up or pulled back, I don't mind partially pulled back but I feel like I look …odd with a ponytail. However, I think you look really cute with the side ponytail. Congrats on the shop!

    <3Honeysuckelle

  • Maria says:

    WOW you look amazing, I like bodycon but it isn't the most forgiving so I have to be feeling quite confident!

    Maria xxx

  • Caroline says:

    Bodycon is not my friend!.. but you look amazing in this dress! Such gorgeous bright colours and I love the green belt with it!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  • Jaz xo says:

    You have such a nice figure and you always wear such lovely shoes xo

  • beewaits says:

    you look amazing! love the colours here missus! xx

  • Helen says:

    Your hair looks fab like that – so 80s!

  • Charlotte says:

    wow stunning dress!!
    such a babe 😉

    – ordaining serendipity

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