Sunday Smile has been on hiatus for a few weeks, but I’m feeling particularly chirpy today so thought it high time to get you grinning again.
A few weeks ago the lovely ladies from Rare got in touch and offered me an item from their new collection. I’ve had the occasional rifle through their rails in Topshop, but have never bought anything from Rare so I was keen to try a piece for myself.
I love, love, love the colour of this dress – it reminds me of the clear Mediterranean in the height of summer. There’s something very 40s about the loose, floaty shape with the delicate knotted embellishment, so I styled the dress accordingly…
One Shouldered Embellished Dress, vintage leopard print faux fur cropped jacket via car boot sale, Accessorize peacock feather hair clip, vintage leopard print peep toes via eBay, Links of London Sweetie bracelet
I felt super glamorous in this get up… possibly a little too glamorous, considering my jeans-and-flats tendencies! The colour worked perfectly with leopard print accessories, and a red lip finished it off with a 40s flourish. For a more seasonally-appropriate version, I think I’d slip on some thick black opaques and carry a feathered clutch.
As is often the case, the dress is just a little too short for me. But my loss is your gain, because I’m giving this pretty piece away!
To win the One Shouldered Embellished Dress from Rare in a size 12, just tell me how you’d style it in the comments below. Make sure you leave your email address too! The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere and will last one week. The winner will be announced on Sunday 24th October.
Please note – the dress is a 12 but is quite loose fitting, so would fit sizes 12-16 easily. If you’d like exact measurements please let me know. Good luck!