The annual ball comes with an annual dilemma. The dress. Last year I faltered, a last minute panic resulted in £180 being dropped on the Thursday evening in Monsoon. A dress I could just about stand but really wasn't 'me'. The dress was an omen for the night in general, one best forgotten. The memories confined to the back of mind, along with the dress at the back of my wardrobe. This year was going to be better.
I first spotted this dress in H+M when I was travelling in Budapest in July. I loved the simple Grecian style, the pleats and the light chiffon. Space constraints however meant it was not to be. It was a dress that stuck in my mind, yes i'm aware this is bordering on sad however I don't mind. Back in Norwich i spotted this dress a month or two later and instantly made it mine. Not for any particular reason, just that it would 'come in handy' one day. Cue the annual ball, this year masquerade themed.... A panic free year at a fraction of the price. Thank you H+M!
Dress £29.99 - H+M
Slightly patchy tan courtesy of Xen-Tan Dark Lotion
On the subject of false tan I think my habit/addiction has finally been cured. Rumour has it it takes 30 days to cure a habit, 45 an addiction. I can gladly say I had resisted the lure of the sickly scented dark glop for longer than that, until the cream dress clashed with my milky skin. I told myself one little application wouldn't hurt and it certainly didn't. The smell left me nauseous. it clashed with my perfume, it was just generally hideous. I can only imagine I had become immune to the scent/stench in the same way as a smoker, not ideal. This is certainly one habit i'm not going back to.