This time of year, I’m always so attracted to fun party dresses to wear during the festive season.
But when the TIME ACTUALLY ARRIVES for me to dress up, I usually wished I bought clothes which were a bit more sensible and practical :)
You see, we get invited to a lot of casual family events such as… a picnic in the park, or a beach-side barbecue dinner, or a casual family pot luck dinner. I just want to look smart and casual. I don’t want to turn up looking like I’m going to a bar for some drinking and dancing!
So I found a few items from Stephie’s Shop, a cute boutique with stylish and playful clothes at affordable prices.
This is the Dipped Hem Dress in Crimson. I adore the classic and ladylike style of the dress. It has a high boat neckline, a fitted waist and a slightly longer hem at the back giving the skirt a nice flare.
It’s made from a heavy cotton so it’s comfortable and it hardly needed any ironing. It’s fab.
I’m wearing a size SMALL, and I’m usually a UK6, AUD 6 or XS.
See more Dresses from Stephie’s Shop.
The second item I chose, was a sheer sleeveless blouse, called the Buenos Aires Top.
Basically I was looking for a simple top that looked dressy and smart, that I could wear in the warm weather, and that could be worn with the ZILLIONS of colourful skirts, shorts, pants and jeans that I own.
This one was perfect! I consider it to be one of those brilliant items that instantly refreshes my whole wardrobe.
On the left is a Classic Playsuit specially designed by the team at Stephie’s Shop. It also comes in a lovely deep blue.
You can’t really go wrong with a black romper, especially one as cute as this. It is a button down (like a shirt) and has a drawstring so you can fit it to your waist.
It looks great for day to night casual party wear, as it is easy to dress up or down.
On the right is the Alabama Top in Black.
I chose this top because it was a bit more “on trend” with it’s peplum hem and brocade print. And I particularly chose it because the shine looked a bit like leather and it had a bit of texture to it… which are all features for the new season :)
So there you have it, 4 great items that went straight into my wardrobe, which I’ve started to wear and are now on weekly rotation!
Hope you find something you like too!
Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Women’s Online Fashion Shopping Guide.