In July or early August, I can't exactly remember what day it was, my Mum and I went shopping. Now, if you know me a little bit from my blog, you know I love my Mum, and I love shopping for clothes, and can hardly resist a nice dress when I see one.
And if that dress happens to be one of the few the shop have in my size, PLUS it is reduced to half its original price - well, you can imagine there is only one thing for me to do: buy it!
And buy it I did. (The silhouetted picture is from an online clothes shop. I was hoping to find my dress shown with a complete look, shoes and all, but that's all I could find. The price at the shop was still the original one, twice of what I paid.)
Actually, I bought two dresses on that same day. The other one will probably feature here sooner or later with its own post, and you can catch a tiny glimpse of it here.
This one I wore yesterday to a fashion show my Mum had been invited to, as a loyal customer of that particular clothes store. Kindly enough, she took me along, and we had a good time; the prosecco was flowing freely, there were snacks, good live music, and of course fashion presented by three relatively normal looking models (by normal looking I mean not of the stick-insect kind you see on catwalks and in fashion adverts).
My choice of outfit had two reasons: 1. It had to be fit for the office, because I went to the show directly from work with no time to change; 2. It is my only Marc Cain dress, and I knew they were going to show Marc Cain, so I wanted to fit in.
I must admit we didn't like many of the looks shown; there were only a few items we honestly applauded. Animal print featured a lot - we both heartily dislike animal print but fear it will never really be out of fashion -, and the "Boss Orange" collection was simply too "young" for the general audience (I was among the youngest in the audience, and I am 46 1/2!), and too "street"-looking, if you know what I mean. If I want to wear a pair of jeans and a sweater, there is no need to buy that from Hugo Boss; H&M do the job at a fraction of the price.
Anyway, it was a fun evening - I just love going to such events with my Mum! - and I didn't leave without making a purchase. But that... will be a post of its own.
(This was my first fashion post in a long time!)