Lilac Ribbon.

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Have you ever purchased something with absolutely no idea when you’d have an occasion to wear it or what you’d even wear it with? That is what happened when I fell for this beautiful mesh midi dress from Boohoo. However, as soon as the dress arrived I knew it would be perfect for a woodland shoot, imagining a backdrop of crawling lilacs and forget-me-nots. Alas I’d forgotten that in mid-November there isn’t exactly an excess of flora, so I settled for stark bare trees, emulating a Tim Burton-esque fairytale vibe.

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After editing the pictures, I couldn’t help but notice that it looks a little like I’m wearing a wedding dress. For the record, this dress is ‘mauve’, although admittedly it has the off-white colour of the Corpse Bride’s gown (a second Burton reference anyone?). Perhaps with the lilac ribbon I donned, and it’s been a while since ribbon appeared on a What I Wore post, there’s an element of Wendy Darling to this ensemble. Not a complaint – Peter Pan is my favourite book after all! I loved the ethereal look of this dress – and it’s the first time I’ve worn a midi length – usually you cannot tear me away from my staple of a vintage mini dress, tights and boots. This wasn’t the most environment appropriate outfit in the world, I’ll grant you. In a world of wellington boots and waterproof jackets, there I was in a pale dress and heels. But if I want to wear something, I’ll wear it!

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This certainly wasn’t the most casual way of styling the dress, but I have worn it as a daytime look, teamed with chelsea boots and a leather jacket – a look that is far less Disney and far more practical.

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What do you think of the Boohoo midi? Comment below!

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