WHAT I WORE :: WHEN THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT

It’s almost Bonfire Night! How will you be spending the evening? Watching fireworks? Warming up around a bonfire? In the spirit of a crisp, bonfire evening spent under the stars, I thought I’d share a rather twinkly outfit post. 

 
As you know, I love great quality clothes: classic wardrobe staples that are made to last for more than one season. You’ve no doubt heard the famous Yves Saint Laurent quote, ‘Fashion fades, style is eternal’, I couldn’t agree more. You might have noticed, but I have a core wardrobe of key pieces that I wear over and over again, which feature in most outfit posts. Then I have the fun pieces, the quirky or bright items that come out occasionally. My wardrobe works for me because it’s such a mix, if I really like something I keep it for years

Enter this Nine by Savannah Miller star print shift dress, the latest addition to my wardrobe. I chose to order this in a larger size to compensate for my hips, however on arrival it was clear I should have ordered a size 10. The dress was baggy on my petite frame! Strangely, my sizing error proved to be a happy accident when I spotted my French Connection star studded belt: a belt I bought before my blog was even thought of because it was £3 and it had stars on. It’s probably not seen the light of day for five years. With a bit of cinching action, this dress has turned into my new bff. (Sorry Katie, sorry Jenna!)

At £60, it doesn’t appear thrifty on the outside. However, if it lasts year after year and I wear it over and over again, I reckon its price per wear will make it affordable to my thrifty loving self. 


With my bright, orange flats and zingy, yellow satchel, it’s certainly an eye-catching mix! Hell to it, I say! If you can’t wear brights with a monochrome dress then when can you?

// Outfit Details //
// Star print shift dress :: c/o Debenhams //
// Leather jacket :: Lindy Bop //
// Yellow Satchel :: Cambridge Satchel Company //
// Star studded belt :: French Connection (old) //
// Orange flats :: Topshop (old) //
// Necklace :: H&M (old) //
 
I have to admit, I’m impressed with the Nine by Savannah Miller range at Debenhams.  Not just a range relying on a famous name. Billed as being stylish, smart-casual to take you effortlessly from day to evening, I have to agree. I plan to wear this dress for work as Christmas comes nearer and I’ll be zipping over to Manchester and Liverpool for blog events. I can’t wait! 
 
What are you wearing for Bonfire Night?