Flirty florals, fancy lace and flowing fabric, done my way. Screw you Valentines Day. I’d prefer not to wear pink.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you’d know that I’m not the girliest of dressers and that can be a problem around Valentines Day. I tend to stay clear of anything floral, pretty and flirty. In fact, pink shades go no further than blush and lip colour for me.
This year I was determined to find a Valentine’s Day inspired dress that was fit for the occasion but matched my style. Most years I feel like such a Valentines killjoy, walking into a restaurant filled with romantic cliches enjoying their dinner and I’m rocking head to toe black. They must think that I’m mourning a long lost love until they see the boyfriend walking back from the bathroom.
Well. This year, I’m making the effort people, and the dress is pretty spectacular if I do say so myself (and even acceptable for Valentines). Go me.
I was on the hunt for some Harvey Nichols bargain items during the Dubai Shopping Festival when I came across a Nicholas dress. The dress was sadly not on sale, but I still experienced the“must have it now” wave and despite the full price tag I proceeded to try it on. Naturally, I immediately fell in love with the detail and fit and surprised myself by how much I adored the floaty number, despite not being my usual style or choice of dress. Salvaging some inner strength, I walked away without purchasing, promising to think it over before blowing the budget. Thinking time was easy, I was back four days later, and the Nicholas dress was mine.
This dress is a part of the NICHOLAS collection by Nicholas The Label. Founded in 2009, Nicholas is an Australian brand that can be found in Harvey Nichols, Dubai.
The first thing that struck me about the dress is the intricate lace detail and luxury fabric. It’s no secret that designers have embraced the Lace Trend during their Fall/Winter collections and I have no doubt that the trend will continue in next seasons collections. Despite many of the items being ‘statement’ items, they’re still very easy to wear and versatile. The dress I purchased is strikingly feminine yet set apart by its unconventional contemporary touches like its bold prints and modern lines.
As mentioned, this dress is easy to wear and versatile; here I decided to wear it with boots, a black hat and heavy metal jewellery for “day friendly” look. I also think it would look great worn in a slightly more sophisticated fashion with minimal jewellery, black sandals and a striking red lip. Regardless of how you choose to wear this dress, it’ll always have ‘wow’ factor just from the movement and fluidity of the fabric when worn. It really is beautiful.
I hope everyone has a great day whether you’re single, in a relationship, an anti-pink wearer like myself, or even a pink enthusiast! ????
Love, Amy X (X) one, extra just because.