After the closure of my favourite online retailer, I’ve had to broaden my search when it comes to looking for great clothes and beautiful dresses online.
Barely a few weeks later, HomeChoice got in touch and asked if I wanted to work together on a few posts, showing a selection of what they have available in their online store – and I immediately jumped on board. As their name suggestions, they’re known for their rage of home ware (which I’ll share more on in a separate post) – but, also stock ladies and menswear, appliances, accessories and more. Of course, I had to start with the pretty dresses, didn’t I?
I’ve wanted to try the dress-and-leather-jacket combination for ages, but have never found a jacket that fitted properly – either too tight on the arms, or too baggy on the shoulders, or fitting on the arms and oversized everywhere else. I knew I was taking a risk ordering one online without trying it on first – but, it was a risk that definitely paid off. I’m wearing the Lila dress in a 20 and Leia jacket in an 18. I hardly need to explain why a floral dress is a summer essential, but for the jacket – I think it’s perfect for cooler evenings, and as it will always be an investment piece, it makes sense to get as much wear as possible throughout the year.
A note on sizing – I sized two sizes up with the dress, as I knew it had buttons across the chest area, and there’s nothing worst than gaping buttons that pull open when you sit down. I sized one up with the jacket, in case I wanted to wear a jersey underneath when it’s cooler.
Here are a few other items from HomeChoice’s clothing category that caught my eye:
Leia leather jacket (up to size 22) // Lila dress (up to size 18) // Isabella kimono dress (up to size 18)
Cleo dress (up to size 22) // Jessica dress (up to size 20) // Gabrielle dress (up to size 18)
This dress – and actually, this entire look – is also something I can imagine working quite well with a pair of sneakers. So, keep an eye out on Instagram for another take on this dress and jacket.