retail therapy

Most people look forward to Friday in their job, but in mine it has fast become the most chaotic day of the week. That doesn’t mean I don’t love it; I can’t imagine working anywhere else and enjoying it half as much but sometimes it leaves myself and my colleagues a little fraught. Last Friday after an especially hectic day I came home and pretty much straight away ordered this Mango dress via ASOS after seeing it on Janine in a moment of haste and “must have it”.
I can’t say it provided an instant remedy, actually buyers remorse soon kicked in as I don’t do fitted and this is so unlike anything I own, but at Β£11.50 I figured it worth the risk and when it arrived later in the week I was almost thankful for that stressful day for this has turned out to be one of my favourite “retail therapy” purchases.

I kept the outfit simple, wearing only boring tights and some Dune sequin flats c/o Sarenza but felt surprisingly confident thanks to the flattering panels and structured design.

Yesterday was another of those stressful Fridays but through a hospital appointment about my foot rather than work; the news wasn’t the best and the saga continues but fingers crossed they know what’s wrong now which means we are on the road to me being able to work normally and more excitingly wear heels again!

Happy Saturday to one and all,
what are you up to this weekend? I’m off to see friends tonight for a belated Christmas gathering…food, friends and alcohol is the recipe for the perfect weekend I’m sure.


24 comments for “retail therapy

  1. That is a great dress and such a bargain. I love your shoes too, even though I know you’re longing to get back into your heels, they’re so pretty. Have fun! xx

  2. the dress is so amazing!

  3. the dress is so amazing!

  4. the dress is so amazing!

  5. the dress is so amazing!

  6. i LOVE fridays!! my working week gets easier as it goes on. mon/tues/weds are my worst days and then thurs and fri are pretty easy…. once i get past tues im on the wind down!
    (silly qn, but what DO you DO?!?!) im sure youve said, but my brain is a sieve :p

  7. The dress looks lovely one you.

    I am going to be probably blogging most of the day, watching some tv shows, cleaning my room and tomorrow I work. Then I have 2 DAYS OFF I AM SO EXCITED.

    Corinne x

  8. This made me smile so much, I was right, it looks AMAZING on you! I get what you mean about the panels being flattering (main reason I chose it in first place lol) and don’t you find the double layered lining makes it feel really warm and comfortable too? I wasn’t expecting such a good quality of dress for that price, I was so impressed when it arrived. I really love how you have put it with the sparkly pumps, I think next time I wear mine I might wear it with some statement shoes like this. Thanks for the idea πŸ™‚

    I am just doing housework, washing, sorting and clearing out, the online shopping (food not clothes, sadly! although I may have another peep at the ASOS sale too…) and then have some sorting of my wardrobes to start. So much to do, so little motivation..

    I hope you have a lovely weekend sweetie πŸ™‚

    Janine xx

  9. I love the fit of this dress it is perfect for you.

  10. It looks amazing on you! Don’t let a fear of fitted things put you off wearing it – it really, really suits you. What a bargain too!

  11. Mango has some surprisingly cute options! You are looking amazing L! Hope your foot is not giving you too much trouble as well. Viva la health right? πŸ™‚ The last time I shopped in a Mango was last year in Prague, I can’t seem to find any near me! -Melissa

  12. You should do fitted as it looks great on your figure! I also love those shoes πŸ™‚

    Hope you get some good news about your foot soon, I can’t imagine how awful it would be! And enjoy tonight πŸ™‚ I wish I had some friends living near me to go out.

    Amy x

  13. Love the dress, it looks fab on you (in fact, I’m experiencing a bit of dress envy) and the sparkly shoes are too cute. Enjoy your gathering πŸ™‚ Xx

  14. Β£11.50 what a bargain:) Khaki really suits you. I bought a khaki peplum not long ago on a whim you’ve reminded me to get it out of the wardrobe! x

  15. Great dress, it looks great on you!

  16. I love that dress. It’s perfect, half tempted to nab one for myself, but worried it would come up too long on me :/

    Karys x

  17. The dress looks fabulous on you…I love it x

  18. The dress looks fab on you!! X

  19. Love that dress, it looks really good on you. Happy Christmas πŸ™‚ xx

  20. Retail therapy sure is the best kind. That dress is so sophisticated xxx

  21. I hope your foot gets better soon! Love this dress, looks amazing on you xxx

  22. Love the dress, looks lovely on you xx

  23. This dress looks amazing on you! It goes perfectly with the shoes, too. Stunning lady πŸ™‚

    Jesss xo

  24. Gorgeous dress! You should shop when stressed out more often! Xxx