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Monday, 10 July 2017

OTS dress and doing a u-turn!


Well how did your weekend go?  Have you had lots going on, just chilling or maybe at work!
Whatever you've done I hope it's been enjoyable.

A busy one for me, with babysitting, BBQ, baby shower and birthday party!
Trying to catch some of the tennis in-between was a little difficult, thank goodness for catch-up TV!

Have you ever had a total turn-around on a specific style of clothing?  Hated one and would never entertain wearing it, then changed your mind (as women often do) becoming a big fan?  Yes I believe we've all done that - and I'm no exception.  Here's why.  Never wanting to support the OTS style tops and dresses, but seeing that they are still everywhere, I saw I was missing out on a huge chunk of the fashion scene.  You can see How I wear my OTS top. They don't 'do' it for me - not fitting right or feeling good!

However while out shopping for last minute bits to take away to Ibiza I randomly spotted this. A beautiful patterned OTS dress had caught my eye, how would it look, it wouldn't hurt to just try it on, I quickly headed for the fitting room to see if I would be lucky!

Drawn by the feminine, floral pattern along with the length, this dress finishes on the knee which is great for me.   Where a garments length finishes on my leg is quite important, not being blessed with great legs I tend to want at least half of them covered when I'm out, and the dress I bought did just that. 
The sleeve has the right amount of arm coverage, so I didn't feel over hot.
We then get to the Off the Shoulder bit - It sat just in the right place on my shoulders and didn't move, it didn't gape, it wasn't tight and or restrictive.
My usual thinking that it would look awful and fit awkwardly hadn't happened.
I felt ok in it, no actually I felt great wearing it.  Have I been 'turned',  would I now be embracing this on-going trend?  My answer yep, and yep!  Oh and just to add I've bought another off-the-shoulder little number that will hopefully be a winner too because I've got big plans for it next month!


Who's not embracing the choker trend that's going on now?  Ribbons, laces, blingy or chain,    they're still on point and are all over the stores.  I picked up my green choker in Matalan a few months ago,  worn here being girly!



Tropical print is big this summer,  this pretty pink floral print fits the bill don't you think?  This dress is very comfortable and is perfect for this warm hot weather the UK is having now, lets hope it lasts a little longer to get the maximum value from the summer clothes I've bought!
Worn with flats, makes this look just right for the baby shower I wore it to.  We had drinks and nibbles in the garden along with the usual games of 'guess the baby's weight', 'due date' and  'guess the sex'.





My blingy flats aren't really supportive enough now-a-days so I really need to be investing in something better for my feet, but to relax in the garden on the sunny afternoon it was they were perfect. Coming from Accessorize some years ago, but they've still got plenty in-store.


My dress is from George at Asda for a whopping £10! - Winner!

Have you ever done a u-turn on a style or garment, maybe a colour you have never worn and now embrace with love?  I love to hear if you have, let me know in the comments box - thanks. X

Linking with Not dressed as lamb.
Must go now - I'm so pleased you could stop by.

Bye for today, I'll see you Thursday. X

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    1. Many thanks Wielgos, will be visiting again. x

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  2. I'm not a fan of the Choker necklace or anything that draws attention to my neck! Dress looks fab, and what a bargain!
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Thanks for your comments Laurie, glad you like the dress, I do love to get a good deal. x

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  3. This looks great on you! I'm like you and have ignored the ots trend but that's b/c I don't know what bra I would wear. I'm a generously endowed woman and strapless bras are not an option, so that's why I've stayed away. I'd like to find one where it still has a strap that is thick enough to cover my bra. Then I'd give it a try! Julia from whenthegirlsrule.com

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    1. Yes Julia, unfortunately/fortunately I don't have that problem, so I can get away with wearing a strapless bra, but I know my daughter struggles. Hope you find one, I know some do have a little strap included to cover a bra strap, but not sure how well that would work. x

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  4. I can totally relate, Jacqui!! I didn't have a strapless bra, so I wasn't going to buy any OTS shirts!! But they are so fun, and I'm changing my mind too!!
    As for the chokers--I love them! I'd wear this entire outfit tomorrow!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I picked up a cheap strapless bra in Primark, that's a nude colour and works well with most strapless tops. hope you can find one and embrace the OTS styles. x

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  5. You look stunning, Jacqui. The colours and pattern are saying "hot summer" and that is sure what we're getting. OTS really does suit you, you have lovely shoulders, so show 'em off to the world!

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    1. You say some lovely things Mary - thank you so much. Hope you have a super rest of the week. x

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  6. This looks wonderful and I love the sunglasses shot! Thanks for linking, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Cute isn't it, y daughter said 'oh no I can see me in the photo' I said good, adds interest to the shot. x

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  7. I love that you finally embraced the OTS trend. This dress fits the bill and checks several current trends. I love that choker too. This dress would be perfect for your trip to Ibiza. How lucky!

    Hope to see you on the linkup this Thursday, Jacqui!

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    1. I'll be linking with you for sure Ada, thanks for your lovely comments, hope you're well. x

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  8. Wow, is this ever gorgeous and you are most beautiful in it!

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea, kind words. Much appreciate you stopping by. x

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  9. Lovely dress, love the selfie photos in your sunglasses :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

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    1. Claire, many thanks, I got a real bargain here, and a winner for the summer weather. x

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  10. Love this beautiful summer dress! Those sunnies and sandals are perfect with it.

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    1. Many thanks for your kind words Kathrine. x

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  11. What a perfect dress for your trip to Ibiza! Glad you went for it and I love the choker too. Great look!
    Nora

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    1. It certainly was Nora, thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. x

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  12. You look amazing. That OTS style looks a bit more secure and isn't too far down on the arms. Love your choker. You look lovely. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. I'm really impressed with this dress, and have been 'turned' lol. x

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  13. I am all over tropical prints, they are such a great alternative to florals!! I've made a number of u-turns, but specific examples don't come to mind at the moment :)
    - www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree Joi, I love both florals and tropical prints. Isn't it a woman's prerogative to change her mind - lol

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  14. What an awesome dress!! Love the color, tropical pattern and OTS detail! You look beautiful!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Many thanks Elise, kind words, I'm flattered - from you. xx

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  15. That is a perfect compromise but I still wouldn't feel to comfortable in off the shoulder-just me I guess. I don't mind halter, I guess0as I just made one. Your print is beautiful and thanks for linking up.

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    1. I haven't worn a halter neck for years - I had a super little blue number - but even if I still had it I'm not sure I'd fit in it lol. x Many thanks for stopping by Teresa. x

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  16. I love this type of dresses, they are easy to wear yet look very stylish. The print is gorgeoushttps://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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  17. You look amazing in this wonderful summerdress. I love the sunglasses :)
    I wish you a great weekend, XO Tina

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    1. You are too kind Tina, thanks so much. x

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  18. Jacqui, this dress is very flattering. You look adorable!

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    1. Many thanks Susan, very kind words. x

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  19. I love the OTS stuff and you look fab! So summery. I also have about 10 chokers. They remind me of being younger. Love them. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst xx

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    1. They are super necklaces aren't they , but I do have lots of different styles, I just love a necklace. x Thank you for stopping over. x

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