OOTD: Hello 2011
This is not really my outfit today but what I wore on New Year's Eve. Some may have seen the Dorothy Perkins haul I posted here
and it included a White Smudge Pleat Dress which I totally didn't see till I was already at the counter waiting to pay. It was hanging forlornly on a clothes rack with other garments and it was the only one of its kind. I wouldn't have noticed it but my eyes zero-ed in on it (Fate I should think!
). I picked it up and it was just about my size (Fate again!
) so I dropped the rest of the selections at the counter and proceeded to the dressing room to try.
It was Love at first sight.
I love the shape, the pleats across my bust, the fact that it had pockets and that the smudge effect could also be mistakened for a vague animal print so I can pretend to look fierce! I did have concerns about a larger girl wearing prints but I figured we can all learn to step out of our comfort zone once in a while.
The material was stretchable and really comfortable. If I didn't emphasize enough, the slight drapes across the bust give the dress details but in the most subtle manner and I like it. The pockets I love so much that I kept my hands in and forgot to take them out to show you my gorgeous red bow ring.
Some people hate it but a tulip skirt shape is one of my favourite designs because it gives me hips, making it appear like I have somewhat a little
curve to boast of. The drawbacks are that the material itself is clingy and I found it unceremoniously plastering itself onto my tummy which I do not like although a bigger size should fix the problem ... except Dorothy Perkins in Singapore stops at size 20 whereas they carry up to size 22 online. Pfft
. It was also a tad short so it wasn't very comfortable for me throughout the night since I was sitting on a high stool.Bows for Dorothy Perkins White Smudge Pleat Dress:
Most of the previous New Year's Eves were a little low key and involved staying in or attending disciplined house parties since we found ourselves partied out during Christmas and this year was no different (or so we thought
). We arranged to meet at Wala Wala for live music, dinner and some drinks. It should be a relatively quiet affair except ... we started drinking 5 hours too early before the crossover. During dinner, we polished off 3 drinks which we first thought would last us the entire night but nooo
, they were all slipping down our parched throats in an hour. Subsequently, we ordered a bottle and started cheering for any reason at all. The live band was rocking that night. I found myself screaming out lyrics to The Killers' "Mr. Brightside
", Florence and the Machine's "Dog Days Are Over
" and even to "Auld Lang Syne
". Because I had such a fantastic New Year's Eve, I truly felt 2011 started most gloriously with a bang!
No prizes for guessing who had pointy nips à la mode de Madonna under the influence of alcohol.White Smudge Pleat Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Red Chandelier Earrings: Dorothy Perkins
Flats: Melissa Ultragirl Flocked Faux Velvet
Labels: 2011, Bowdicts, Dorothy Perkins, Dresses, Melissa, New Year, OOTD, Outfits, Reviews, Wala Wala