I’m back! After an unwanted hiatus owing to my camera breaking I am now up and running again and it feels good to be back. I actually really really hated not having my camera, moreso than I expected. Not so much for blogging and selfie reasons (it does take much better pics than my phone though) but more because I have been snapping Daisy with it since she popped out. She was the main reason I got this amazing camera and the fact that she is growing everyday at a scary rate I feel I’ve missed out a little bit. Anywho, it’s hardly the end of the world and I am aware there are many more significant problems in the world, my camera is fixed and we are reunited – so all is well.
In all honesty I actually feel a lot better for my little blog-sabbatical too – in the time I have been unable to digitally document my life I have sat back, really given it some though and stockpiled some great posts I have coming up that I hope you will find really helpful. And although I hate the term, I have been able to actually ‘be present’, oh and watch Love Island instead of working too…
One of the posts I had planned before I was rendered useless was all about the leopard print dress. When I finally got my mitts on the now infamous M&S dress (I’ve never stalked a website so fiercely!) the response I got on Instagram was phenomenal – thank you, you made this camera-shy old bird feel great! My growing love of leopard and this heatwave literally forcing me out of my denim comfort zone meant I had to have the dress but it wasn’t my usual style at all so your kind comments really meant a lot.
Sadly the dress sold out again for what appears to be the final time and I received messages from people that hadn’t been so fortunate. Since then, however I’ve noticed the High Street has come to the rescue with a whole range of leopard dresses that are equally as wonderful so I thought I would put together a post of them.
I can understand some people being slightly wary of leopard print. It’s past connotations with Bet Lynch and Pat Butcher has done the pattern a disservice over the years but in spite of those links it has also gained weight as a neutral now and as long as you don’t plan to wear it a la Scary Spice style you will find this classic print will work hard in your wardrobe for years to come. Smart enough for the office but also perfect for days off, I wear my dress with my favourite trusty Superga trainers but you can easily pair them with ankle boots or simple flats.
This post was not sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.