AD| If you caught my post last week around personal styling for upcoming wedding season with John Lewis you’ll know this post was coming because this dress deserves it’s own post! To disclose again, John Lewis kindly gifted me a set amount to spend in store on my personal styling experience but anything over I paid for myself. I was under no obligation to post multiple blogs but as I say this dress just is something else.
Oh hush, a brand I have lusted after for ages but never owned anything from them as soon as I walked into the personal styling room my eyes darted to it, I told my mum and lucy the stylist that I just knew I would love this on as much as I did it sat on a hunger. In fact as soon as it was on I loved it even more. If I could describe me in a dress this woul be it; a little bit feminine, a tad boho and can go from smart to casual in a click. The dress is exclusive to John Lewis and hush themselves and is called the folk daisy print dress and is £110.
If you follow me on Instagram you can see I styled this with the beautiful white shoes I featured in my John Lewis wedding personal styling post. I love that you could wear this to a summer party with heeled sandals, a cute white trainer will make it perfect for summer and just like I have a leather jacket and biker boot gives it a bit of an edge and cuts through the floral.
So what you’re asking now is you’ve read the title of this post about how this one dress has changed how I shop but you’re asking how, right? Well okay let me say I work full time, pay a mortgage and do this on the side so lets just say while I earn my keep I by no means can splash out £110 on a dress all the time and this got me thinking, this dress has a cost that comes with the quality but when I think about how I would style it as I have said there are so many options meaning your cost per wear is so much better. Back in October I wrote a post on Why i’m not fashion enough to be a fashion blogger and spoke then about how cutting down on fast fashion and looking at my wardrobe only keeping what I need and wear and things that will last not only a few wears but withstand the test of time, things that won’t go out of fashion next week.
My personal shopping experience has really opened my eyes to being more conscious and confident in shopping the way I want and in a way that is better for my bank in the long run although it may seem like a hit upfront but also the environment. If you want all the details on how John Lewis complimentary personal stying works read my full post and get yourself booked in because it really has changed how I think about shopping.