I have no idea why this OOTD is called 'A Double Whammy' but it was the first thing that popped in to my head so I'm just going to go with it and make it work. As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I attended two blogger events on Wednesday and had to dress and have a made up face that would work at both of them. The first was the FashionistA Magnet Nail Polish event at Sanctum Soho Hotel with The Saturdays and then I had an event at the Aveda Institute to celebrate their 10th birthday so I wanted an outfit that could swing both ways.
After trying on countless tops, jeans and blazers, I finally decided on this number which I had forgotten all about but had purchased last year from Primark. I think the reason I had neglected the dress for so long was because I remembered it being super clingy and with my hips, stomach and backside. Well, I decided to try it on and it wasn't actually that bad as I thought it was - Hooray! I did try it on with a pair of Spanx (some of you might recall my "over the tights or under the tights" dilemma from Twitter) but after realising that I couldn't breathe, I went without and just did the perfected 'suck it in and walk' type thing.
Anyway, this is what it looked like:
The brown-khaki full sleeve dress has black and gold shoulder embellishments so I went for the safe option of black tights and black studded ankle boots.
Dress: Primark (last year so you probably won't find it) - LINK! for where I first featured it.
Tights: Tesco - Nothing special there!
Boots: Bertie (last season and on sale so you probably won't find these either!) - LINK! for where I first featured them.
Watch: Toy Watch
I know it's not very helpful that my clothes aren't this season so you can't buy them if you like them but there are so many similar things out there at the moment, I'm sure it won't be too hard to find something similar.
Also, I did a bit of a Primark haul today so will post up all the bits and bobs that I picked up and also a new ring porn post because I did quite a bit of that today too - Clearly, I have money to burn (I don't really but I just felt the urge to splurge!)
What have you lot been up to lately and where have you been shopping? Let me know!
Until next time...
Keep swivelling those hips in your