GIVEAWAY | Valentines Day Outfit with Scarlett and Jo

Scarlett and Jo Floral 2 in 1 Dress Valentines Day Plus Size Outfit Inspiration

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 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 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 curvy fashion from Scarlett and Jo!

Which Scarlett and Jo dress is your fave?


  1. cathy layton
    February 10, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    You look great Laura – and you're braver than me battling with balloons in a blog post! My current favourite S&J dress is the mesh layer dress 🙂

  2. Helen Hames
    February 10, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    Absolutely LOVE the 2 in 1 floral dress! So fingers crossed xx

  3. Alessandra Di Cataldo
    February 10, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    I would love the Floral 2-in-1 Dress!

  4. claire griffiths
    February 10, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    lace Contrast Hanky Hem Dress is my fave

  5. Suzanne Drummond
    February 10, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    joanna velvet maxi dress

  6. katie skeoch
    February 10, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Lace Panelled 40's Dress, looks amazing!

  7. lindsey stuart
    February 10, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    I LOVE the floral 2 n 1 dress it is stunning <3

  8. Michelle O'Neill
    February 10, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    the Fishtail Lace Maxi Dress is beautiful x

  9. clairew137
    February 10, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Paisley Print Hanky Hem Dress

  10. Leighanne M
    February 10, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    The mesh layer dress is lush

  11. Mama Syder
    February 10, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Crochet Collar Fit And Flare Dress

  12. mummy24
    February 10, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I like the Mesh Layer Dress Ashleigh

  13. ArthurII
    February 10, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    I would love to win the Lollidot Heart Print Dress

  14. P Kitti
    February 10, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I would like the Mesh Layer Dress

  15. joanie
    February 10, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    I think i'd go for the floral 2-1in-1 dress

  16. Nicki Evans
    February 11, 2016 / 8:26 am

    Love the Paisley Print Hanky Hem Dress.

  17. Katie L Oakley
    February 11, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Thank you for the generous giveaway Laura! I would love the black crochet collared dress you recently reviewed. It would go perfect for my partners 'guinness' themed birthday party at the end of this month! Thank you again for the chance and goodluck all xx

  18. Kim Carberry
    February 11, 2016 / 11:50 am

    Ahh! So many lovely dresses. I think I would choose the Lace Sleeve Fit And Flare Dress.

  19. Angela Treadway
    February 11, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Midi Wrap 2-in-1 Dress x

  20. Louise
    February 11, 2016 / 11:55 pm

    I'd love to win the floral 2-in-1 dress. It's beautiful!

  21. buchanl
    February 12, 2016 / 1:24 am

    I would like to win the Wrap Floral 2-in-1 DressLynsey Buchanan

  22. Isis1981uk
    February 13, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    I love the Block Colour 2-in-1 Dress

  23. Briony R
    February 13, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    I'd love to win the Jersey Knot Front dress in either colour!

  24. Vanessa Wilson
    February 13, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    I think I'd go with the jersey knot dress, simply but really elegant xx

  25. allthefs
    February 14, 2016 / 8:00 am

    I like the multi colour knot front dress.

  26. Karen Breslin
    February 14, 2016 / 11:07 am

    I'd like the lollidot heart print dress (already have the floral 2 in 1 dress & love it!)

  27. Karen Breslin
    February 14, 2016 / 11:09 am

    I'd like the lollidot heart print dress (or the blue jersey knot print dress… Too many to choose from!) I have the floral 2 in 1 dress and love it!

  28. Tiffany
    February 14, 2016 / 11:54 am

    I love so many of their dresses. I really want to try one of the 2 in 1 dresses but right now I am really loving the lollidots heart dress so I'll pick that one.

  29. Ashton Gibbs
    February 14, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    Firstly, let me just say how absolutely incredibly you look! Such a gorgeous dress and you look so beautiful wearing it. 🙂 The dress I would love to win is this lace panelled dress. The colour is perfect and I've been lusting after it for a while now! xxAshton | Beauty, Books and Babble

  30. Oonagh Devlin
    February 15, 2016 / 9:09 am

    I would love to win the 2 and 1 dress! I like the fact the bottom is so flattering. You look beautiful in it!

  31. Penny
    February 15, 2016 / 9:52 am

    My favorite is the floral print 40's dress – beautiful colour!

  32. Rachel Ball
    February 15, 2016 / 11:57 am

    I would absolutely love to win the beautiful dress that you are wearing on the above picture. It looks beautiful, comfy and would look fab on my holiday. I could team it with heels or flats and a lovely necklace. xx

  33. Alfie Loves Cupcakes
    February 15, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Ì love the 2 in 1 dress that you are modelling. It's beautiful 🙂

  34. Alfie Loves Cupcakes
    February 15, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    I absolutely love the 2 in 1 dress you are modelling, it's beautiful

  35. Alfie Loves Cupcakes
    February 15, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Ì love the 2 in 1 dress that you are modelling. It's beautiful 🙂

  36. Kerry-Ann McDade
    February 16, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    I love this!! You look absolutely stunning! I love Valentines as well and believe it's not all about commercialisation. There are romantics out there.. 🙂

  37. Unknown
    February 16, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I would love the Lollidot 40's Keyhole Dress 🙂

  38. kimberley dVIES
    February 16, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    love the Midi Wrap 2-in-1 Dress

  39. Rebecca Phillips
    February 17, 2016 / 1:37 am

    The Lollidot 40s Keyhole dress is beautiful!

  40. Charlottep
    February 17, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Lollidot Jersey Collar Dress is my favourite. Although I have spent the last 20 mins trying to decide 🙂

  41. Victoria MyLittleLBlog
    February 18, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    i would like jersey knot front dress please

  42. Kimberley Hazelton
    February 18, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    This is my fav

  43. Tracy Jacobs
    February 20, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Love the jersey knot front dress in midnight blue 🙂

  44. Tracy Jacobs
    February 20, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Hi Laura. May I enter your comp? I live in South Africa.

  45. Maureen Mallea
    February 20, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    The jersey front knot dress

  46. Charlotte
    February 21, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    I love the 'Gathered Waist Dress'. Perfect as a work staple 🙂

  47. Kat Kingsbury
    February 21, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    The Midi Wrap 2-in-1 dress

  48. Sandra JoJo
    February 21, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    I would really love the Paisley Print Hanky Hem Dress 😍

  49. Katie Walker
    February 21, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    So many pretty dresses, never heard of Scarlet and Jo before and now I might have to have a splurge. I really love the velvet purple fishtail dress but can't think when I would wear it. The purple paisley printed dress is definitely very me and I would wear it all the time !

  50. sheridarby
    February 21, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    The Wrap Floral 2-in-1 Dress

  51. Adrian Bold
    February 21, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    I would love the jersey knot front dress please for my significant other.

  52. lucyedgehill
    February 22, 2016 / 2:13 am

    I love the Floral 2-in-1 Dress

  53. Lizzy Cooper
    February 22, 2016 / 8:53 am

    the Multi-Coloured Jersey Knot Front Dress! 🙂

  54. DewGreen Lady
    February 22, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Velvet Maxi Dress

  55. Margaret Dring
    February 22, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Lollidot Heart Print Dress is my fave

  56. Nancy Bradford
    February 22, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    I love this shop. It is nice to see how real women look in the clothes. If I were lucky enough to win I'd choose the Midi Wrap 2-in-1 Dress.

  57. roseanna scott
    February 22, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    The Petal Trim Fit And Flare Dress

  58. Lyndsey Beckford
    February 22, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    The Paisley Print Hanky Hem Dress

  59. Troll
    February 23, 2016 / 8:43 am

    My wife would look even more beautiful in a new Paisley Print Hanky Hem Dress

  60. jeanniev1
    February 23, 2016 / 8:43 am

    Love the Floral 2 in 1 Dress 🙂

  61. jacquelinec
    February 23, 2016 / 8:47 am

    I like the petal trim fit and flare dress

  62. Victoria Dixon
    February 23, 2016 / 9:59 am

    I love the lollidot 40's keyhole dress its stunning!

  63. elff73
    February 23, 2016 / 10:06 am

    I love the Jersey Knot Front Dress it can be styled up or down for what ever you want to do

  64. susiemc
    February 23, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Keyhole Detail Tunic is my favourite

  65. tfett
    February 23, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    I like the Mesh Layer Dress

  66. Grunge Kitty Photo Geek
    February 23, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    Haha – you are so adorable with (and without!) the balloons! As you know, I'm pretty much in love with all of the dresses, but I think the Lollidot Heart Print is possibly my favourite. It's so lovely! 🙂 x

  67. spooky nat
    February 23, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    2 in one floral dress

    February 23, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    Hard decision but I love this. Thanks for the chance. 🙂 :D

  69. Kat Lucas
    February 23, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    I love the Sophia 2 in 1 dress

    • Laura Ferry
      March 7, 2016 / 4:52 pm

      WINNER!!! xxx

  70. madminx1
    February 23, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    Sophia 2-in-1 Dress is my favourite

  71. Georgia Barker
    February 23, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    I love their Lace Contrast Hanky Hem Dress, the green is such a lovely colour and would match my eyes!

  72. Georgia Barker
    February 23, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    I love their Lace Hanky Hem Dress. The green would match my eyes! Thank you for the chance.

  73. Karl Borowy
    February 23, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    Floral 2-in-1 Dress!

  74. Trapped Debz
    February 23, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Oh the pink Kimono dress is beautiful

  75. leoniestacy
    February 23, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    i love the block Colour 2-in-1 Dress

  76. the boy's behaviour
    February 23, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    I love the crochet collar fit and flare dress.

  77. Jodie
    February 23, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Im so torn between two dresses. I think the one i would like to win, as it would push me out my comfort zone a little would be the wrap floral 2 in 1 dress. The bright skirt would be really different for me

  78. Adriana Contreras
    February 23, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    Jersey knot front dress in black! Looks like a great staple to add to my wardrobe 🙂

  79. Natalie Crossan
    February 23, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    lace Panelled 40's Dress, 😀

  80. anita hargreaves
    February 23, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I can't cut and paste but all look lovely can't decide x

  81. Damian Somerfield
    February 23, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    So many beautiful dresses but I love theJersey knot front dress

  82. Damian Somerfield
    February 23, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    So many beautiful dresses but I love theJersey knot front dress

  83. Pauline black
    February 23, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Love the mesh layer dress! So pretty!

  84. Claire Ward
    February 23, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Meshed Kate's dress

  85. Claire Ward
    February 23, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Mesh layered dress

  86. Leeanne Clifford
    February 23, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Either Sophia or the kimono dress. They are both right up my street

  87. Joanna Gallagher
    February 23, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Omg you look fabulous! My absolute favourite dress is the one you have on in the above post! It's so beautiful! �� I'm in need of a gorgeous new dress for my birthday on holidays so I have my fingers crossed! ��

  88. Lisa Mauchline
    February 23, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    I'd love to treat my mum to the mesh layer dress

  89. wrathsqueen
    February 23, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    So hard to choose, but I would have to say the floral 2 in 1 because I love that print so much, kind of reminds me of a Ted Baker print on a make up bag I have 🙂

  90. Laura Mcginn
    February 23, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    I would love any of the dresses to be honest they are all so pretty

  91. Angela Wassell
    February 23, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    I love the mesh layer dress. Fab giveaway x

  92. Emma Iannarilli
    February 23, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    I love the Mesh Layer Dress, it is so pretty.

  93. louise Evans
    February 23, 2016 / 11:55 pm

    2 in 1 floral dress

  94. Claire Eckersley
    February 24, 2016 / 7:14 am

    I would love to win the Lollidot Jersey collar dress and it's something that I wouldn't usually go for and 2016 is my year for stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new styles. You look stunning by the way Laura xx

  95. Unknown
    February 24, 2016 / 8:49 am

    I would love to win the purple fishtail dress for many'll be nice for a very overdue date night, purple is my fiancé fav colour, I want to challenge myself to wear something that I normally wouldn't wear or buy, it's beautiful !♡

  96. emma-louise sterry
    February 24, 2016 / 8:51 am

    I would love to win the purple fishtail dress for many'll be nice for a very overdue date night, purple is my fiancé fav colour, I want to challenge myself to wear something that I normally wouldn't wear or buy, it's beautiful !♡

  97. stephanie england
    February 24, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    This is do my favourite

  98. stephanie england
    February 24, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Love this one its def my favourite.

  99. stephanie england
    February 24, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    I very bold choice for me and not something I'd normally wear but I love it and it's the Scarlett and Jo 2 in 1 Floral dress. I love the colours and it's unique style. I've got some parties coming up and would love to turn up in something different from the usual black trousers I wear. X

  100. emma-louise sterry
    February 29, 2016 / 8:29 am

    Has a winner been picked

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