It's a long time since I've been to a school ball but last night was the night - and a fantastic night it was too. Normally it's Mr SG donning his tux for a black tie event (for work purposes of course, you understand) but for once I wasn't the babysitter and instead we got to go out together.
I really hadn't given any thought to what I was going to wear and it can be at times like that when a dress just happens to find you. I was in Coast a couple of weeks ago looking at outfits for an event that I'm styling on Wednesday and on my way out I saw this Coast Frankie Jacquard dress (£145).
In the flash of an eye I had tried it on, bagged it and I was on my way. I think that it was the print that attracted me initially and I liked the overlay at the top too but had the length not been right, it would have gone straight back on the rack.
I have no idea why I went with the Aldo spot shoe (£60) - other than because I liked them and because they were a slightly less obvious choice than silver or nude.
This is a back shot of the dress taken from the Coast site which I think may just well have a 20% discount on at the moment.
For information purposes, the dress comes up true to size. I'm wearing an 8 and whilst I could have got away with the 6 I wouldn't have been quite so comfortable around the waist. So comfort won out in the end!
And I got myself a new pal on the night. Just look at the sword on him!!!