Thursday, 22 August 2013

Love Hearts

Back at the beginning of July, I acquired a few new dresses for my birthday through gifts and birthday money. The dress in today's outfit post was one of the frocks I chose with the money my Grandad had kindly sent me. I've been meaning to feature it in an outfit post ever since, but until Monday, I had yet to wear it due to the heat and the fact I've spent most of the summer in my pyjamas. 

I've been trying my best to dress and get back in to outfit posts over the last few days, and today I have a heart print pinafore dress to introduce to you...




This dress is by Dorothy Perkins, and is the same style as the black bow print pinafore dress I featured here a couple of weeks ago. I coveted this dress for some time online because of the funky heart print design. (You all know how much I love my prints!) Until I purchased it, I didn't have any heart print clothes in my collection, so I knew I needed this dress to fill that gap.

I wasn't disappointed when it finally made it's way in to my hands. It's a beautiful casual dress, made from thick, heavy cotton with a red heart print on a navy background. I was actually surprised to feel such great quality fabric in my hands for an inexpensive dress. It feels as good as some of the luxury organic cotton children's clothes I used to deal with every day at work, clothes that cost a small fortune for such little material. This dress is comfortable to wear. It has a fitted waist, so it defines the waist, but it has stretch to it so it's not too restrictive. It also has thick shoulder straps, and a square neckline, which I personally love. I think it gives a lovely shape. And the best part? It has pockets on the hips, which I just love to bury my hands in! If only more dresses had pockets!

It retails for £18.00, which is really inexpensive, but I purchased it for less with a discount code or two. (DPBDAY gets you 15% off Dorothy Perkins dresses all year round). It was a fantastic bargain, and such a great buy. Unfortunately it's almost sold out online now, but it's worth checking in store to see if you can still find one in your size.

I wore the dress with dark purple tights from Evans, a navy cropped cardigan from New Look, and the jewellery shown above. The acrylic bear is by Maggie Angus, and I picked him up last summer. I love their quirky jewellery. I was wearing a mixture of pearl and beaded bracelets stacked on my wrists from Dorothy Perkins, Matalan, a giveaway win, and gifts from my best friend.


I struggled in vain to take a decent photograph of the pattern, but I'm sure you get the general idea. The navy is much darker, and the red is much deeper; the stereotypical love-heart red.

Outfit Details

// Dress- Dorothy Perkins // Cardigan- New Look // Tights-Evans // Necklace- Maggie Angus // 
// Pearl Bracelets Duo- Matalan // Pearl Bracelet with Charm- Giveaway Win // 
// Black and Silver Bracelets- Gifts From My Best Friend // 
// Black Beaded Bracelets- Dorothy Perkins //

So, all in all, I'm loving my new frock. It's a lovely quirky piece, and it'll be perfect for more casual occasions, such as hospital and Doctor's appointments, and just nipping down to the supermarket. It was a great little purchase, and a fab addition to my wardrobe.


14 comments:

  1. Love the heart print dress, so pretty!

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    1. Thank you! I really love the print, too!

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  2. dresses with pockets are the best - its a sweet pretty dress, the colours are gorgeous x

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    1. They really are! They make dresses extra comfy. Thanks, Sandra xx

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  3. You look gorgeous! The dress is amazing. x x

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  4. Really love this dress on you. I will sell my soul for anything with a heart print. Am currently coveting the heart cut out cardigan in Evans. The thing unfortunately with Dorothy Perkins is that I don't fit, or should I say my chest doesn't fit in most of their clothes. I wish they would expand their range :(

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    1. Aw thanks so much, Vicky! I love heart prints, too, and those Evans cardis are gorgeous. Dorothy Perkins really are quite small in the bust department, which is a shame since so many people have large boobs these days. I'm only a d cup and they can be restrictive on me sometimes. They really should expand their sizes and measurements to cater to more people xx

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  5. Thats such a lovely dress it really suits you. I love pockets on dresses and skirts.

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    1. Aw thanks, Jenny! Ditto. They're so comfy xx

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  6. that dress is to die for i love it soooooo much you look beautiful! xx

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    1. Not bad for a cheap dres, huh?! Thanks so much, lovely lady xx

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