After years of wearing 'the same old' because it was all I knew, one of the greatest feelings is being able to head to my wardrobe on a morning and choose something to wear because I actually want to wear it. Something that reflects the way I'm feeling or an image I want to put out into the world.
And do you know what says 'THIS IS GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY" more than any other?!
The Simply Be/Pocket Rocket Ice Cream dress.
This has been available for a good while now but I am STILL mad about it and it's always my first choice on a sunny morning. The bright fuchsia pink is my absolute favourite colour; it makes me feel confident and the ice cream print is cute without being weirdly childish.
The idea of a fat girl wearing a dress covered in ice creams always makes me feel a bit smug too.
Like an 'in joke' but far more obvious.
The shape of the dress is just perfect for me; the sweetheart neckline, the ruching at the bust, the gathered waist and flared skirt. PERFECTION.
I always seem to wear this dress with the same ASOS belt; it's the most glorious neon yellowy green which would be waaaaay too much for me in any larger a dose than it is but as a thin belt, the colour works perfectly and just adds a bit more shape at the waist.
Seeing as today wasn't a 'lugging around loads of crap' day, I made use of my River Island satchel which I absolutely ADORE.
It is a bit on the small side for me (I have a huge, but usually empty, purse) and the holographic gold snakeskin effect is fantastically over the top but at the same time it's actually very practical and goes with pretty much everything.