I recently recieved an email from Marks & Spencer asking if I would like to participate in their Very Vintage Dress Challenge. The task is to show off your favourite vintage dress with the chance to win a vintage themed weekend in London. I have to admit, I am not very good at hunting for vintage. I have been to Brick Lane so many times to try and throw myself into the culture of vintage stores but I actually really struggle to know where to start and I think you have to have an eye for an items potential, something that may look awful on the hanger may look fabulous once you take up the hem and team it with things you already own. As the rules state the dress you show can be from any era, so long as it has a vintage style, so I thought this would be a great oppurtunity to show off my fail safe winter outfit.
New Look Ditsy Floral Tunic Dress [Old]
River Island Belt [Old]
I bought this dress as one of the first items of my staff uniform when I worked at New Look back in 2009. It's probably one of the oldest items in my wardrobes because I get bored of clothes quickly and sell them on eBay a lot! This dress is sooo short but I love it with thick black leggings and a brown belt. It's perfect for the cold weather because it actually looks okay to wear with uggs and a winter coat and is something I go back to time and time again. It's just so easy to pick out with some dark accessories for an everyday winter outfit.
Marks & Spencer isn't somewhere I normally shop (except their food hall, LOVE it!) so entering this competition has given me a chance to browse their womenswear collections. Obviously because M&S is aimed at an older target audience there were quite a few bits that didnt appeal to me but I really liked the Limited Collection range, which is where I spotted this dress:
Thankyou so much to Marks & Spencer for giving me the chance to enter this competition. Knowing a big brand is aware of my blog is such a boost when you're just starting out and I've loved being able to show off my favourite dress!