A few weeks ago I got a Twitter notification and had been mentioned in a tweet by my lovely friend Shona. Shona had replied to a tweet regarding blogging friends and kindly mentioned me, I have been chatting to Shona for a few years now, she's lovely and we get on really well. It was lovely of her to mention me when being asked about blogging friends and she said some lovely things about me. The day after the tweet we both received an email informing us that the Tweet was actually a blogging campaign for George at Asda called GeorgeTakeTen, we were given a budget and within that budget we had to choose the same dress and style it in our own way.
The dress we chose was the Lace Insert Dress - £12.00. A dark grey skater style dress in a thick jersey type fabric with a lace panel at the top of the back of the dress and lace shoulder inserts on the front of the dress. Once myself and Shona had picked our dress we then chose our accessories and other items to style the dress.
Here's How I Styled The Dress
I chose to style the dress with a Faux Leather And Suede Jacket and also some Black Ruched Calf Boots and finished the look off with a Fringed Cross Body Bag in Black and some Black opaque tights.
Lace Insert Dress - £12.00
The dress is made from a thick jersey material and came to just below my knee, for reference I am 5 feet 5 inches tall, the dress was a pull on dress so no buttons or zips to fasten just pull it over your head and go, it is a really comfortable dress and very warm to wear too, the material is thick so it's ideal for this time of year.
The dress has a lace panel detail across the back of the dress at the top and lace detailing on the shoulders also, I feel it gives the dress a lovely finish and adds something extra. The dress has short sleeves with a turn up detail.
Faux Leather & Suede Jacket - £35.00
The jacket I chose is a biker style jacket made from faux leather and suede and I really like it, it feels very comfortable to wear although it isn't a jacket you wear to keep warm it is thin but would be ideal for doing some shopping if you're only nipping from the car to a indoor shopping centre or supermarket, it would also be lovely worn to lunch or an evening out.
As you can see from the photographs above the jacket has panels of both faux leather and faux suede and has silver zips on the back of the sleeves, zipped side pockets and a silver zip to fasten. There is also some stitching detail on the sleeves too which I really liked. I am really happy with the jacket and think for the price it is lovely. I couldn't really see a great deal of detail on the website so I was pleasantly surprised when the jacket arrived.
Black Ruched Calf Boots - £18.00
The boots I chose are also a faux suede material and are a flat boot, they are very comfortable to wear and look lovely with the dress but also look nice with leggings or skinny jeans too, they are very versatile and go with a lot of items in my wardrobe, I think they are a great price too. I sized up half a size after reading reviews on the Asda Direct website and the boots fitted perfectly and are also fine when worn with thicker socks.
Fringed Cross Body Bag - £12.00
I really like the fringed bag, it is a great size for either going shopping or going out for lunch or an evening out and it held my purse, phone, keys, lipstick and mirror very well and there was still room in the bag should I have needed to add anything else. The bag has an adjustable strap and can be worn across the body or on the shoulder or you could adjust it to the smallest setting and carry it in your hand, inside the bag is a zip compartment. It's a great little bag for the price and very on trend with the fringing detail too.
I really enjoyed taking part in this post with the lovely Shona and I can't wait for you to see how she styled the dress too, it was a lot of fun choosing the dress and floating ideas back and forth to each other, I am quite a lot older than Shona and a completely different shape too and a lot shorter so I thought it would be hard to find something we both liked but we settled on the dress quite quickly. If you would like to see how Shona styled her dress click onto this link and make sure you check out her blog whilst you're there, she's a great girl and has some brilliant posts.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I styled the dress, if you would like to try any of the items yourself, you can find them by clicking the links below.
✿ Lace Insert Dress available here.
✿ Faux Leather & Suede Jacket available here.
✿ Ruched Calf Boots available here.
✿ Fringed Cross Body Bag available here.
How would you have styled the same dress, let me know in the comments.
Thank you for reading, much love as always
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