Green, black and cream

Green, black and cream cover

Another day, another dress that has been in my closet for years! Here’s a quick piece of fashion retail history for you. I bought this dress nearly 10 years ago from ASOS, back when it was still called As Seen On Screen. For those who don’t know, the online retail giant started out as a way to emulate your favourite celebrities. They would list items from various retailers, with “in the style of” or “as seen on” as part of the description. This dress is by a brand called Mina, on the website “as seen on Kylie Minogue”. There’s probably a picture of her wearing it somewhere in the depths of the internet, but I can’t find it!

So yes, I’ve had this dress for the best part of a decade, and I still love it. The loose fitting style is seriously comfy, it’s great to throw on if I’m having a bit of a “fat day” or I’m not feeling 100%. I’ve kept to a simple colour scheme for the rest of the outfit, picking out the green, black and cream tones from the dress. The coat is also from ASOS, and it’s had a lot of wear this season. The neutral colour goes with so many outfits, and it’s a great transitional piece for spring and autumn alike. This scarf is nice and lightweight, adding a bit of warmth on a colder spring day without being too thick or heavy.

Talking of a colder spring day, there was quite a chill in the air! You can see it in my face when I’m not wearing my coat and scarf, I think. I needed to grab some shots of this gorgeous green bolero from Collectif, but boy was it cold. On a warm summer evening this rich green shrug will be the perfect cover up, but today a few more layers were needed. It’s still available in XS in their sale if you’re on the smaller side. Hurry, there can’t be many left!

Finally, I need to mention these shoes once more. They’re also newish (for me at least!) and I love everything about them. The sparkles, the low heel, the colour, the detailing. They may well be my new favourite pair of shoes. And I have a lot of pairs of shoes!


Dress: Mina from ASOS

Cardigan: Collectif

Shoes: Mango

Coat: ASOS

Scarf: Thrifted

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