Stepping out of my comfort zone

The last weekend of June saw us attending the wedding of one of D's cousins.  It's not someone I know or have ever met before so I'll admit, I was reluctant to go.  The thought of being surrounded by lots of people, especially those that I don't really know, fills me with dread.  But, being family, D thought we should go and said how much the girls would enjoy it.  

It wasn't just the social side of it that was filling me with dread but having to get dressed up. My wardrobe is pretty dull from a combination of being overweight and not knowing what suits me so I tend to stick to a 'uniform' of jeans or linen trousers with a cardi and tee or kimono and tee. Occasionally there's a tunic thrown into the mix. And whilst it's warm and I'm at home I wear denim shorts (knee length!).  

So I was filled with dread at the thought of finding something to wear and started the search early on.  I wanted to steer clear of trousers seeing as I wear them every day but had to avoid maxi dresses as they seem to swamp me, which is a shame as I quite like them!  I found a couple of lovely dresses on ASOS Curve but was reluctant to spend £50+ on them when I didn't know that I would wear them again.  I initially ordered a black, floral print skirt with a black wrap top from Yours Clothing but unfortunately, the fit of the skirt on me was awful - past the ankles instead of the mid-length it was supposed to be and it didn't sit well, higher at the back and lower at the front. Luckily though, Yours Clothing still came through for me, a trip through to the store resulted in me finding a dress which had the same print as the skirt.

Outfit detail: 

Back, pink and teal floral print swing dress - Yours Clothing, £26
Ruched black slingback sandals - Evans, £25
Fascinator - Claires Accessories, £25
Shawl - eBay, £7

Despite not having worn a dress for so long, I actually felt quite comfortable in this one, considering it was a size smaller than my usual dress size. I was worried it would rise up or feel clingy but that wasn't the case.  As you can see from the mirror selfie, we didn't take masses of photos and I didn't have any taken of myself to show the outfit. 

In the end, it turned out to be a nice, if not long day.  The girls enjoyed themselves and were as good as gold all day and to be fair, I couldn't ask for more than that.  


  1. You look fabulous! I love that dress...It sounds like you had a lovely time x