Firstly, anyone that follows me on Instagram already knows I’m more than a bit
obsessed in love with pockets.
One of my lovely readers even created me my own # hashtag.
Maybe its time for me to seek help…
On second thoughts, Na – I’ve confessed the obsessive side to my personality before 😉
I just LOVE pockets.
Yes, I do.
If I try on a dress and it has pockets – Full. On. Game. Changer.
I have to buy it.
How pathetic does that sound?
But I’m serious.
It really is becoming an addiction.
Say Hello to the newest member of the frocket family (for the uninitiated, that’s a frock with pockets 😉 )
Apologies for the big old grin – no wonder I have so many bloody wrinkles!
When this dress arrived on the shop floor, I actually thought it was just another chambray shirt.
Nothing wrong with a chambray shirt lovelies – but CR is not shy in knocking them out, on a regular basis!
In the end, one just blends in to the other and they stop exciting me.
But then sometimes they go and pull a lovely surprise, by sending me something I just wasn’t expecting.
One of the girls said ‘this is a YOU dress Bev’ within a millisecond, she had my full attention.
‘Did you say dress?’
I dashed over to the rail and immediately melted, first words out of my mouth ‘it has pockets’.
BAM…I committed myself at that moment. Without even trying it on.
How could I not?
As I have said many times before, the lazy-ass in my personality adores dresses. Especially ones that skim and flatter my lumpy bits.
I also adore any shade of blue.
And Pockets – did I mention the pockets?
Seriously though, everything about this shirt dress is a winning combo for me.
I’m also working hard on developing my casual side for work just that bit more.
My casual comfort zone is jeans a tee, a jacket and heels or wedges. It’s been my go-to for as long as I can remember.
CR rarely do a casual jackets though, so most days I feel like I’m more dressed-up than I want to be.
This dress hits the spot though.
How to wear:
- Chambray and tan are a match made in heaven. Flats, ankle boots and wedges would look bang-on.
- Sneakers – perfect for that sports-luxe off duty look.
- Leopard – does this need any further explanation?
- Or how about wearing the dress kimono style as a layering piece? Just a thought.
Lets just briefly touch on the belt for a second.
Belted will work like a dream for lots of you.
It’s not for me though.
I did want to show it with and without the belt though. Even I can admit, that in the pics above the belt doesn’t look that bad but the minute I raised my arms the belt moved and made me look like a sack of spuds.
Rather than giving me shape, it cuts me off in the wrong places and emphasises my ample boobs!
Maybe a heavier belt would work better? Although without belt loops, it would probably just annoy the life out of me anyway 😉
So the big question of today is:
Do you share my love of pockets?
The frocket conversation started in earnest when I brought this Country Road Leopard Print number.
It seemed at the time, that more than a few of are with me on this one.
And I am full on delighted.
Pockets are yet another trend that we fashion
obsessive loving types, can’t seem to get enough of.
When I think back, I realised this trend has been coming for a while…would you believe, that I even had wedding dresses with pockets in my boutique in England?
And that was over 5 years ago!
Jeez, pockets are amazing – agree or disagree? Don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram pics #irismaylovespockets