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Monday, 25 November 2013

Introducing my new find.....The All Saints Pia Dress

 

My new favourite find is the All Saints Pia Jersey dress (£98) which I am wearing in ink. It also comes in charcoal and khaki marl.

Now, a word of warning about this dress - on the hanger it looks like a big piece of wonky material with arm holes at different heights and a sloping hem. On a person it looks like well.....you insert the words! No, the thing is I hunted high and low for it in store, not quite believing that the wonky tube that I was being shown was the dress that I was after, but it was.

As to my second word of warning, this dress needs to be played with - a lot! I tried on the 6 then the 8, pulled it up, pulled it down, turned it around and upside down.

I like the fact that it can be worn at any length you choose, from just below the knee to mid thigh, depending on where you make it sit on the waist. This is definitely one that I will wear out with friends, to work and all of the way through the summer, at a longer length than I am wearing it here.

This dress will go with anything from a leather jacket to a blazer or a sparkly jacket. A long cardi layered over the top will work well as does a top layered underneath. Heeled boots, wedge trainers, smoking slippers, courts or dressier heels will all go with the dress - and I plan on doing the lot. Although possibly not all at the same time because in doing so I could fall over and whilst falling over from excessive consumption of bubbly stuff is fine, falling over from trying to get too many shoes on one's feet is just stupid.

6 comments:

  1. You look great in the dress Beth. I find a lot of All Saints things look wonky on the hanger. It takes time to figure them out but always worth a try! x

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    1. Hi Liz - thank you and yes, I'm totally with you on that one, although the changing rooms were designed like public loos complete with white tiles and stickers on them which, oddly enough, didn't encourage me to hang around longer than necessary!

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  2. Just while you mention sparkly jackets - have you seen any nice ones recently? Looking for something like that at the moment???

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  3. Honestly, it's not as bad as it looks! I have worked with this jacket recently and really like it. Will try and think of some others too! If the link doesn't work it's under the M&S Collection range, T590663J and costs £69 http://www.marksandspencer.com/Collection-Sequin-Zip-Jacket/dp/B00508H0BO?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_5&nodeId=1673149031&sr=1-5&qid=1385503999&pf_rd_r=1BMEWDJQ35JGZNCR2T8T&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=1673149031&pf_rd_p=321381387&pf_rd_s=related-items-3

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  4. Yes I have spotted that and it is great but just too short (as are many jackets) on a giant like me! :-(

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  5. Hi Beth, just wanted to say thanks for a great blog and some useful links. Having been in the post-baby style wilderness for at least a decade I finally seem to have the time and space to think about what I look like when I leave the house. Your blog has shown me that there's life beyond jeans and fleeces :)

    Courtesy of this post I'm now the very happy owner of the All Saints Pia dress which will be having it's first (of many) outings at a Christmas party. Just need to make a decision on what to put on my feet........ Thanks again. Ali

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