I wore this exact outfit to work a couple of weeks ago. And I felt nice, you know. The dress is a nice length, silky material, and layered and light so it seems to float as you walk, while the shoes are summery. But no one commented, and I felt a bit sad. But then, I realised, I pretty much already have this dress. Or, rather, I have this dress - and this dress - and this dress - and this dress. So no one realised that this wasn't all those dresses - even though to me, it's totally different.
I know I'm someone who gets a lot of high street bargains - I've realised fairly recently that I 'stalk' items from the moment they come in until the minute they go on sale. It's only since starting Friday Frocks that I realise how many of my dresses are bought in the sales - almost all of them!
However, unlike some of my blogging friends like Ellie or Jen, I'm not a big thrifter. I lose patience in charity shops and the sight of a pile of clothes at a car boot sends me running. So it was luck, really, that I found this - peeking out from a rail at a car boot recently. It's H&M and seemed pretty much unworn - and was only £2.50! And, I do recognise that it's similar to a lot of dresses I already I own, for that price, you really can't argue. Plus, I love the print, and the colours, and the length.
I keep finding quirky little accessories in the sales lately - this binoculars necklace was only £2 in the Accessorize sale, while this bird belt was £1.50, I think, from New Look. Happy days.