Friday 7 September 2012

Transform one boring dress

I bought this dress in the Sainsbury’s half-price sale a few weeks ago.  I also got 25% off as they were running an extra promo in my local store.  Originally it was a bargain at £22 , so for £10 it was a COMPLETE bargain and I couldn’t leave it on the shelf for someone else to buy!  I thought it would be a good dress to wear for meetings, going to work, just throw on and wear with flip flops and in the winter I could add a blazer, tights and heels for a smarter work look.

I put it on this morning and couldn’t decide what shoes to add that would liven up the outfit.  I tried it with flat ballet pumps but due to the length I didn’t think they worked – it was too frumpy on me.  So I tried with all sorts of colours (tan/nude/red) and finally decided upon the purple wedge heels.

After taking the photo I still didn’t really think it was pulled together as a whole look

So I added a necklace
And then a bag

And voila – one great dress, with some little coordinated accessories and now I have a complete look. 

What do you think?  Should it be shorter?  I’ve hitched it up here so you can see … I think it might be worth taking up a few (lot) inches as it would suit my figure better.

Dress was £10 – Sainsbury’s

Shoes were £7 – Tesco sale a few years ago

Necklace – Next (years ago)

Bag – Vera Wang from an outlet in America years ago 

Have you ever worked your magic with a boring outfit and made it something special by adding a few things?



  1. I think you can make a simple outfit ALOT better by accessories... If you're going out and can't afford a new outfit you can also just buy some new accessories to vamp it up a bit :D x

  2. Totally agree Emma - I'm a great fan of a scarf too to jazz a boring top up!