My Work Wardrobe: Leopard Print Dress

Last Friday night when I posted my very late IG pic, I was wearing this new frock and supporting a rather fancy Sauvy B, I might add – delightful little number it was!

My Work Wardrobe CR Leopard

Leopard Print Dress $179.00  |  Shoes: Tatiana from Nine West $139.95 (Christmas present from my girl)  |  Sunnies  Witchery (recent)

The Leopard Print dress was from Country Road.

I know, CR and leopard in the same sentence – well I’ll be damned!

It’s part of the new season arrival.

Quick side note: This new drop of clothes is exceptional. Really focused and bang on trend. There is a lot to love. All of the staff at Maroochydore are so impressed with the key pieces.

Yes, of course, it goes without saying that the staples are still there. The everyday wear that CR is well-known for, but the show-ponies? Darn brilliant.

Even though we are a beach store  (and the temps have been souring) – we have sold through on most of the main pieces, toot-suite!

How did we manage it? The staff all brought & wore the pieces – thank god for aircon eh?

Customers really do appreciate seeing the staff rocking the product.

Gorgeous new fabrics and prints, that truly get my vote.

Righto, back to this little number

On the hanger the leopard print frock is super-easy to pass by.

It’s content to just be. Which means it can easily be missed.

To be honest, I’m ok with that.

Our job in store is to be open-minded. To look at every piece that arrives on delivery, as an opportunity.

An opportunity to help someone find the perfect outfit to add to their wardrobe.

If we as staff, dismiss pieces because we don’t think they are us – it makes us blinked.

So I try to look at every single item with fresh eyes.

Even before this frock had been merchandised, I popped it on over another dress that I was wearing…front fastening poppers made this possible.

I LOVED it.

I also knew it was a winner.

It’s just the perfect transeasonal piece.

The fabric is lightweight enough to wear now, but it has that Autumal vibe that fits well in in the new collection.

If like me, you bow to St. Monochrome – prints might not be high on your fashion radar.

But even the classic monochrome wardrobe needs a splash of print and a touch of colour.

This shirt-style dress would be the perfect addition to a conservative wardrobe too.

It has a bit of everything, and not too much of one thing.

I will also wear this dress as a kimono style cape, worn open over jeans and a tee.

The print is gorgeous (what’s not to love about leopard?) but there is something way more important that rocks my world.

POCKETS.

Please, please say you are with me on this?

I have always ADORED dresses – they are after all the one-piece lazy ass girl essential.

I see a new dress and I just know. I know that it’s just me.

But give me a dress with a  pocket and its love.

One of the first things I said when I put the dress on was ‘it’s got pockets – I have to get it’.

It came home with me that very night.

I was so excited to wear it, I didn’t even wait to post it on the blog.

I just couldn’t resist!

Before I go, let’s just mention one of the gorgeous girls that I’ve got to know and love on Instagram.

Her account name is @perthbargaingal – aka Lisa – she is funny and always makes me smile.

Anyway,  this beautiful soul has created a new #(hashtag) just for me!

Lisa I feel extremely lucky 😀

#irismaylovespockets

I would love to see every outfit you post that has pockets. Use the # everytime you post with pockets – shorts, dresses pants – anything you love with pockets!

My pledge: I promise to check the hashtag daily and my favourite outfits will be posted once a week.

I might even throw in the odd prize…watch this space beauties!

Does a dress with pockets float your fashion boat? Are you as obsessed with pockets as I am?

Happy Hump Day lovelies – I’m linking up with the effervescent Kimbalikes today for Wardrobe Wednesday

 

 

Bev,

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  • Love this dress! Loving CR’s new arrivals too. Only took me 2 seconds to spend my spend and save voucher the other day! So much goodness! Xx

    • Shannon I have loved most of the new collection…not surprised your Spend & Save didn’t last long! I’m also eyeing up the new soft trench – I just don’t think I can resist it! xx

  • Ros

    I love this dress too – as soon as I saw it on you I raced to my nearest CR store – but alas – they did not have it in stock!! Is it just a sunny coast thing? BTW I’m with you on the pocket obsession

    • Oh no! I’m devastated they didn’t have the dress in your local store Ros. No, definitely not just coastal although it could depend on the size of store? Which one is your local?. I’ve also checked and it is still available online…I’m wearing a 12 but could have got away with a 10 if that helps xx

  • Preaching to the choir here but how amazing are dresses with pockets. Pockets give me something to do with my hands when I’m standing around feeling awkward! Mix pockets with a button up and I’m in love – thanks for sharing!

    • Oh Lily you’re so spot on. That exactly why I love pockets in dresses…they add a touch of style and give us something to do with our hands! xx

  • Karen – IG Styleloving2

    Love this dress on you Bev and yes who would have thought that Country Road and Leopard would be in the same sentence. I’m with you all the way with pockets, it’s getting a bit of an obsession at the moment I try on a dress or skirt with pockets and I have to have it

    • Thanks so much beautiful…I never dreamt I would be buying my leopard from CR!
      Ha ha ha – I just can’t resist pockets either Karen. LOVE them. Just like you, its the make or break of an outfit for me at the moment xx

  • I love that dress Bev! The print and cut are bang on trend and it fits you beautifully!

    • Thanks so much darling. I love that its light enough for me to wear in the heat but will look equally good with opaques and boots! xx

  • You know what I’m going to say, don’t you? LOVE! x

    • I thought of you when this dress came in…weird, but non of the staff really liked it on the hanger.
      Within seconds of me spotting it and the marvellous pockets, I had it on – BANG another purchase! xx

  • I love pockets! I also love that dress. You look stunning as always! Leopard print isn’t going anywhere this season obviously. 🙂

    • Thanks so much Bec, you’re very kind xx
      Leopard and pockets for the foreseeable future eh? xx

  • Lauren Roney

    I am also a #pocketaddict x

  • Love pockets to much! If I have to choose between 2 pieces, the pockets are always the tipping point. Great dress, you look beautiful. I loved hearing a bit more about working in a store. Rachel x

    • I am so with you Rachel. I just can’t go past ANYTHING with a pocket…no wonder I’m so poor!
      Thanks for the love gorgeous girl xx

  • Sorry not a pockets fan, they add bulk in all the wrong places on me!

    • Never say never Janet – I always believed that pockets would add bulk to my hips and thighs too and avoided them like the plague. If anything though, they can add a point of distraction – which always gets my vote! xx

  • Kathryn

    What a great dress Bev – I love it. Suits you down to the ground too. x

  • Sophisticated Mumma

    I think Leopard print is back with avengance, I’ve seen it in a few of the stores now…not that I’m complaining! Love that dress on you its a fabulous print and suits you to a tee. I’ll try to remember the hashtag…Lisa is a one isn’t she? Lol! x

    • Love leopard and love Lisa – she is so funny…makes me giggle so much! Can’t wait to see you rocking your pockets Nat. You always look down-right fabulous xxx

  • Yep I adore pockets! On anything but particularly in dresses. You look gorgeous in that dress and you totally sold me on the new CR range. It’s my bday this weekend so I shall be popping to my local CR store for a little try session all by myself (bliss). P.S. Hashtag is fab. I’ll be using it soon xo

    • Pockets are just the best addition to dresses Wendy – I LOVE them!
      So chuffed you’re loving the new CR collection – it’s very edgy. Loving the drop crutch pants and luscious knits…I could just keep buying!
      Happy Birthday Shopping gorgeous girl xxx

  • Kimba Likes

    I adore POCKETS! They just add insouciant instant cool with a louche swagger to any outfit!

    This is just perfect on you. I’m not a big fan of button through on me, but I do admire the style. It’s a little bit sexy, a little bit buttoned up, and a whole lot of Iris May chic! x

    • Awww you’re a love. Thanks darling…I love the little bit sexy look.
      I wouldn’t normally go for button-through either, but this one has a raglan sleeve which helps with the overall shape/fall over my hips! xxx

  • Jenni from styling curvy

    Pickets should be mandatory in a dress! You look fab x

  • Sophie

    I love this whole outfit Bev!!!! You look fabulous from head to toe x

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    You look stunning in this frock Bev ,it really I suits you! How clever is Lisa from @perthbargainangel making up a hashtag just for you and she is such a lovely girl too,I will try and remember to hashtag any items I wear with pockets for you.
    I have been meaning to tell you how fantabulous does your hair look,great post lovely girl Xxx

    • Thanks darling! Lisa is such a gem and soooo funny. She always makes me giggle. It made my day when I saw the #
      Awwwww, so pleased you like my new hair do darling. I was too tired to upload a pic when I had it cut last Thursday after work. It’s much shorter, but so much easier to handle! xxx Mwah

  • What a gorgeous frock. I’ll be on the look out for it when I hit my CR tomoz. Frockets are always a great idea too. x

    • Happy spend and save shopping V! You would look fabulous in this little number. The vintage wash jeggings arrived yesterday, so I snapped them up – thanks for bringing them to my attention. I’m also thinking of getting the Camel Soft Trench that has just arrived too – it’s divine! xx

  • Petra

    Great idea Bev (and Lisa). Have a great day 🙂

    • I Before I left the UK I even made sure that a couple of the wedding dresses in my boutique had pockets! Total obsession 😉 xx

  • Peta loves pockets too! I will def join in on the #. As always, you look fab!

  • Yes I just love a dress with pockets. Style Perfection. Love this dress, I amy have to take a look for myself. Looking ultr aglam in this dress Bev. V x

    • Thanks so much gorgeous girl. I think you would love it! It’s the type of dress that can be worn anywhere – dressed up or down. Always a winner in my book xxx