I've never really found the title 'smock dress' particularly appealing (mainly associating it with painters, pregnancy and small children..) so I was quite surprised to find that after seeing this dress on Lily's instagram - when I tried it on, I loved it. The black and white gingham makes me feel a bit like Tim Burton's modern/gothic take on Dorothy Gale. I specifically like the relaxed feel of it, and that really surprised me as you might have noticed, I can't pull off the 'slouchy' look. It's really a kind of 'I don't know what else to wear/I can't be bothered to think too much' outfit. Just add earrings and a big hat, voila. I also think in the winter I'll be able to add a collared blouse, boots and a long coat to make it cold weather appropriate. I feel like I must mention these heeled sandals, you might notice I've worn them a fair few times in recent posts - they are truly the most comfortable daytime heels I've ever worn, I can wear them all day with no problem whatsoever. P.s. If you'd like to see/hear me being interviewed at London Fashion Week A/W13 looking like an overly-smiley buffoon please click here.
(This might look like a dog but it is actually my child. I am one small step away from putting a bonnet on him.)
Dress : The Whitepepper at ASOS. Hat & Earrings : H&M. Shoes : Next. Bag : Chanel.