As most of you will know by now – this summer marked the end of a v big chapter for my boyfriend, after five years of studying part-time alongside his day job, he finally completed his Civil Engineering degree (and got a First, the clever little duck).
I tried to be supportive and make him lots of tea and buy him endless supplies of biscuits, I promise.
Anyway, last night was his graduation ceremony, which seemed like the perfect excuse to a) put on 72% of the make-up I own and b) wear a nice dress.
So I thought I’d shoot some photos to show you exactly what I wore. And I just want to give a little standing ovation to all you super wonderful babes over on Instagram who messaged me to tell me that I didn’t look like an egg.
You guys <3
The dress was something I picked up from Ipswich’s H&M store. And actually, it was Chloe who spotted it a few weeks ago and was all ‘there’s a dress on that rack over there with your name all over it.’ And then whaddya know, it came home with me.
It’s not maternity, but it does have a stretchy waistband that can sit up on your empire line if like me, you’re carrying a big ol’ baby.
So it’s a great shout if you’re heavily pregnant and don’t want to invest in a one-wear wonder because this will still look cute as next year,without a bump.
But it’s also a great shout if you’re not pregnant. Pretty perfs for weddings, graduations and – DUN DUN DUN – Christmas parties.
Just sixty six sleeps according to the radio this morning. Won’t lie, absolutely fucking beyond excited.
Anyway yeah, the dress is midi length, has a red and black winter floral print on it and has nice floaty sleeves which means you can get away wearing the bare minimum amount of fake tan.
I went v classic Hannah Gale and teamed it with the trusty tassel earrings, a red lipstick, a black blazer and that bloody Mango bag that I’m seemingly never without.
Oh, and last year’s River Island mini heels which for the life of me I can’t seem to find a 2017 dupe for, so sozzles about that.
Anyway, a lot of you were asking about the dress, so I thought why not just take some snaps of me whipping about Ipswich town hall so you could see it in all its glory.
It’s annoyingly sold out in most sizes online, but check your local store – if it’s managed to appear in the Ipswich branch, it will undoubtedly be stocked everywhere.
Dress – H&M
Blazer – Matalan (old but similar here)
Shoes – River Island (old – similar does not exist)
Earrings – H&M (in-store only)
Bag – Mango (old but LOVE this Topshop one)