Something very exciting happened to me a few Sundays ago. I was wandering along Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill with Sherin after a lovely lunch at Taqueria and we decided to stop off in one of my favourite British High Street stores: Whistles. The Whistles on Westbourne Grove has moved up the street from next to Tom's Deli to almost next to Granger & Co. and I really love the new store layout. Anyway, back to the really exciting part. I am short. Not just a little bit short, but almost every single person towers over me at London Fashion Week if I don't wear heels - photos of me interviewing tall supermodels make my friends and family laugh for months - maxi dresses in shops are taller than I am short. Most things maxi look pretty stupid on me, but since I found success with a petite vintage maxi dress, I've been craving another one. It has been rather a depressing shopping Summer looking for one, where for once clothes shopping has been putting me in a really bad mood. But I found it. A maxi dress that I don't have to wear heels with to keep it off the ground.
Maxi Dress: Whistles, Sandals: Marc O'Polo c/o Spartoo, Bracelet: Gift, Key Pendant: Tiffany & Co.
It is a pretty amazing dress, and I think the only problem with it is you can't get it anymore; it was a brilliant sale find, reduced to £55 from £95 (even if it did annoy me that the solid black version was £50, I had to pay £5 extra for stripes!). I tried both on, and not only am I really happy I went for the stripes because I love how it looks on, but judging by the dress she describes in her text, I'm pretty sure my best friend Kathryn picked up the black version in the sales as well! It is super comfortable, and I'm really looking forward to wearing it as an every day dress in Los Angeles paired with simple silver jewellery and a pair of these plain black leather sandals like these Marc O'Polo ones I have been living in this Summer.
Now, as you can't get this dress (or the sandals for that matter) anymore, I thought this post would be the perfect opportunity to try out this shopping widget of similar items to items in my outfits I'm thinking of including at the bottom of my outfit posts in future, and some of my brand focus features too.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this widget, if you think I should try to include more items, make it more specific, do more of them, less of them, if you think it is a brilliant idea, or if you think it is a terrible one!
What is the one item of clothing you always have problems shopping for?