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Friday, 8 July 2016

Dressing With Dresses

I ended my run on the imaginary dresses-only suitcase with my fave black dress.
I apologise for giving you the same dress "black-to-black"!   But, well, it's so easy to style this dress so I am drawn to it.  Again. And Again.

On this day my Black jersey Dotty P dress seemed just right for looking at old family photos with a cousin.

The elephant in the room - my Indian elephant pendant.

Clarks metallic toe flatties echo the goldiness of the pendant.

Job done!

How did I fare with my dresses-only "holiday suitcase"?
Well, I'm pleased I gave myself a dry-run to test it out. 
Let me share my thoughts with you.  Analysis, always analysis!

My suitcase wardrobe
I wore 5 dresses over a "holiday" of 8 days.
My dresses were day-or-evening interchangeable for my type of holiday.
They are more space-efficient in a carry-on suitcase.

My thoughts on dresses
Dresses offer simple, versatile styling.
Most everyday activities can be done comfortablely in a dress.
They're suitable for more occasions than I foresaw.
It's quicker to get ready each day.
Dresses are slimming, they skim and smooth the bodyline.
Dresses are more flattering than jeans for my body shape.
They hide my knees and most of my legs, just revealing nice bits.
Cool and comfortable, no pulling things up or down during day.
Packing dresses-only streamlines the suitcase.
The discipline encourages me to get more wear out of dresses.
I've never felt so consistently elegant.
I feel more womanly in a dress!

Does a dresses-only suitcase work for me?  Yes!
Would it work for you?  I'd love to hear!

Your Reward

And now, because you have been so patient with me and my girls-world dressey thing, here's a little thank you.  Some lovely roses.  Now, I can't send you all real roses - for starters, I couldn't afford to! 
So this is the best I can do. 

Roses.  From me to you.  Thank you for all being so kind.  And patient.

A la perchoine.


  1. Well I wore two dresses yesterday on day 1 of my holiday. Travelling I wore a shorter dress with cropped leggings then on arrival at the hotel whipped off the leggings and was good to go.

  2. Hi Anna,
    Thanks for popping by. Sounds like a great start to a warm holiday if the leggings have already been whipped off! Please let us know how your dresses fare on their vacation!
    Wishing you fab hols.