& Other Stories
As anyone in our industry are well aware Wedding Season is in full swing, and it got me thinking that we are always harping on about what the Bride will wear,and bow she looks, but what about the Guests?? I know at my wedding I really loved that my guests wore hats and seemed to of really “gone to town” as it were, with their outfits. It made me feel as the Bride, that all my preparations were not in vain. Maybe your not looking for a wedding, but you need something for a special occasion that you have coming up. I think I can help with that.
Recently, & Other Stories opened up a branch in Manchester city centre. You could here the cheers around when they finally opened their doors!. That now us Northerners can now have the opportunity to shop at another stylish store. This is a new brand to me, but it was its mix of fast fashion with strong tailoring, that drew my eye to this brand. Its collections are designed by ateliers in Paris and Stockholm. Quality really is the buzz word here coming at a affordable price, so when they opened in Manchester I could not resist a sneak peek.
My Special Occasion Choice
The outfit I chose is very much my signature style. Not alot of flesh on show to cause offence, but always a glimpse of some skin, so as not to look to prudish. This dress fits the bill. The Open back dress is such a stylish number. The fit and quality of the fabric really makes it a comfy garment. With its bat winged sleeves keeping wobbly arms under wraps. The fastening around the waist to highlight and make your waist appear smaller than it is. This dress makes me feel sophisticated and ready for my special occasion.
I teamed it with & Other Stories new range of shoes and bag. I have been looking for a comfortable yet stylish sandal for a while and these Croco-Embossed Almond Toe Sandals are right up my street. The Croco effect seems to feature heavily in the New season shoes and bags. Which for me is a bonus as then they are more forgiving to scuffs and scrapes. The wooden block heels gives a nice height but also feels incredibly comfy too wear. I chose them in red, as I have not found a red pair of shoes for along time that floated my boat. I am always looking to inject a little colour into my wardrobe from time to time. That’s where the colour theme stops, because the bag I chose is Black. This bag is a cross body bag but I have made it into a clutch so you can see how versatile it is. The Croco Cross Body bag is a welcome member to my bag family and is already getting a hammering, I cant stop wearing it!! It fits in everything a girl needs for the day.
I think you can see I am thoroughly impressed with & Other Stories and I will be keeping my beady eye out for Autumn/Winter 16. So these are my pieces that I chose to wear for my special occasion, whether that’s as a Wedding Guest, Dinner Date or just glamming it up for the evening. Have you heard of & Other Stories? Have you visited the new Manchester Branch yet? Would you wear this outfit? Let me know in the comments below. I loved to hear from you.
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