If there's one night of the year that I want to dress up in a cute outfit and really make an effort, its Valentines Day.
I know so many people think that its just an excuse for the card shops to make money but I'm a bit of an old romantic at heart and quite honestly, I love any excuse to dress up for a date night.
I really enjoy the getting ready process; taking my time doing my hair and makeup and pulling on a beautiful dress like this one while listening to my latest iTunes playlist. It makes me feel great and gives me an inner confidence that shines out of me.
When it came to choosing my outfit for this Valentines Day, there was one dress that immediately sprang to mind from one of my faves, Scarlett and Jo and today, I wanted to share a sneak peek with you of what I'll be wearing on date night this year. Perhaps it'll give you some outfit inspiration.
Now taking the photos for this post wasn't easy.
Let me set the scene for you.
I had a vision.
An idea of creating a Valentines Day inspired outfit post, complete with cute heart shaped balloons and the most beautiful dress fit for the perfect date night.
I got the dress down to a T, hair and makeup on point and the balloons were filled and ready to go.
What I didn't bank on was the weather changing from a mild February day, to blowin' a hooley as we say up here in the North East. What a carry on!
This was the best result:
Needless to say, heels, balloons and gail force winds don't mix so i'll not be doing that again. However the saving grace was that I really put the Scarlett and Jo Floral 2 in 1 Dress through its paces.
I've worn this dress on one other occasion which was New Years Eve. I'm not sure if it had even gone on sale at that point but the amount of compliments that I received when wearing it had me grinning from ear to ear. Its just one of those dresses that looks so pretty and the floral design on the skirt is stunning.
I love the colour palette as it is very grown up girlie. The dress really speaks for itself so I decided to pair simple black accessories with it; my most comfortable black peeptoe heels (similar on sale here) and my Lulu Guinness Lips Clutch.
It has a black jersey top that fits like a dream, with 3/4 length sleeves and a beautiful sweetheart neckline, a black elasticated waistband and a floral skirt attached.
The great thing about this dress is that, like their others, Scarlett and Jo have really thought about the fit and how the dress should move with the body when they designed it. Theres more than enough material there so that if you're a bigger girl like I am, when you sit down, it doesn't ride up and leaving you battling to keep it from showing too much thigh at the dinner table, tomorrows washing or your bottom when standing up.
The skirt is lined and has a net fitted to it which not only adds flattering volume to the skirt but I also found it helped to keep the dress from blowing up too much in the wind. The last thing you want on Valentines Day is for a gust of wind to come along and reveal everything to world and after wearing this dress on this particularly windy day, I'm confident that while it'll blow and move it the wind, you're not going to have any embarrassing mishaps!
What I love the most about this dress however, is the way that it makes me feel. Like every other piece that I've worn from Scarlett and Jo, it makes me feel feminine and confident and I can't help but smile when I'm wearing it. That's the difference with #curvyfashion from Scarlett and Jo and the reason why I want to give one of you the chance to win the item of your choice from there.
- Leave a comment on this post, telling me which Scarlett and Jo dress you would like to win.
You can visit the Scarlett and Jo website here. Their clothing sizes range from a 14 to 32 and are a fantastic fit for so many women. If the sizing isn't for you, you could still enter the giveaway to win the gift for a friend or loved one; what a lovely treat!
More ways to enter are in the Rafflecopter form below.
Giveaway ends at 12:00AM on 24.02.2016. Winner will be notified on this post and via one of the contact methods left on the Rafflecopter form.
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What Scarlett and Jo dress is your fave?