Can you tell by now that I just love styling/wearing dresses on a regular basis?! If I'm not wearing my simple skinny jeans with some sort of knit or a tshirt, then you'll most likely find me wearing a dress (there's no in between). This time around I had the opportunity to collaborate with Joy The Store in particular Louche as a brand available on their online store. As soon as I saw the Roma Zigzag Print Wrap Dress* I feel in love with the pattern, the wrap design & the midi length. I still continued browsing through the entire collection and eyed up quite a few pieces but in the end knew I wanted to opt for this little beauty.
I feel like this kind of dress can be styled up for an evening out, worn in the office for a more professional kind of look but also dressed down for a casual everyday style. In my opinion the accessories you add with it and the pieces you choose to layer over it, will make a difference to how the finished outfit will look overall. I wanted to show off the dress by itself, so I didn't pair it with anything at all... but y favourite way to wear it will definitely be with a pair of comfy platforms and a stylish blazer.
What I loved most about this dress as soon as I opened the package is how soft the material felt. I could immediately tell that it's made of good quality so it will fit beautifully because of it. My thoughts didn't change when I tried it on as I loved how well it just falls on my body, shaping my curves effortlessly. The only slight adjustment I had to make, came down to how it fitted around the 'boob' area... since it's designed as a wrap dress, it didn't offer much support around the chest and I wouldn't have been comfortable wearing it as it was, knowing I might accidentally flash anyone from certain movements/angles. The fix literally took minutes, as the loose material just had to be stitched in place. Now it fits perfectly and offers much more support also. I'm really happy with the dress overall and I will definitely keep JOY in mind as my go-to online shop next time I'm feeling spendy, because they have a great selection to choose from.
My summer months spent in Ireland are coming to an end and it's definitely a bittersweet experience. Before arriving back in my home town, I set myself goals and I feel like I pretty much achieved what I wanted to do... I thought about my future, a possible career in the beauty/PR industry and have now given my CV a makeover. I enjoyed the much needed break from the stress of London living and most importantly I spent quality time with my family & friends. There's one goal that I feel like I failed a bit at though and that is blogging. I had planned to completely give myself new challenges and really step out of my comfort zone, but what I ended up doing is actually loosing my blogging mojo a bit. I'm not sure what the reason for that is, but I soon realised that setting myself such high goals might have been a disaster from the beginning. I really didn't end up having as much free time on my hands as I had imagined (especially since I continued to work from home for my last job) and now I feel a bit deflated because I didn't achieve what I had set out to do... frankly I feel like I'm stuck in a rut. I'm sure it's a phase and I've heard bloggers going through similar rough patches before, so at least I know I'm not on my own but it sucks to be quite honest! I even let my blogging anniversary go by without acknowledging the date, which is so unlike me, but I guess that's just what happens sometimes... Life gets in the way and you've got to focus on what's important. As much as I love blogging and continue to work at it despite loosing my mojo for it, I do sometimes wonder will anything come out of it, am I wasting my time or should I just snap out of it?! Ok I'm gonna bore you into a deep sleep if I continue to moan at this rate so I'll stop here, but I just wanted to share with you how I've been feeling and why my heart hasn't been into blogging as much as I'd like it to be!
So with my trip back to London town today, I'm quite excited to snap out of holiday mode (as much as I enjoyed it), step back into my life there and look forward to what the future has in store for me. Hopefully I'll also get my blogging mojo back with everything else... and fingers crossed August has some nice weather in store for us so I can get plenty of use out of this gorgeous Louche dress from JOY. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the dress and if you've bought anything from this online shop before?