Weekly Wishlist | Floral print dresses

I’m just going to say this quickly, and get it out of the way: I ended up buying all three of the items featured in last week’s Wish List. Whoops.

In my defense, one (the biker jacket) was a gift from ShoeperMan, and one (the trench coat) was a purchase I’d been planning for a while. As for the mint coat, however: I HAD intended to hold off on that one for a while, but I was checking the Miss Selfridge website a couple of days ago and noticed it had already sold out in my size – and ONLY in my size. Don’t you just HATE it when that happens? Many of the other sizes were showing as “low stock”, so I decided to take a chance and order the size down, rather than spending the rest of the winter regretting it. At the time of writing, the coat has yet to arrive, so I’ve no idea whether it’ll work out, or whether it’ll be headed straight back to where it came from: I do often find that winter coats tend to run very large, however, and I really hate bulky outerwear, so I’m hoping it’ll fit.*

[EDIT: It actually arrived after I wrote this, and I absolutely love it! I’m also really glad my usual size was sold out as the size I have is perfect – roomy enough to fit a chunky knit underneath, but not so roomy that I look like I’m drowning in it. My usual size would’ve been much too large in this, so if you’re thinking of buying one of these coats, my advice is to size down!]

On the plus side, if it DOES fit, I’ll be pretty much all set for autumn/winter, which means I can safely go back to looking at pretty dresses which I don’t need, but really want. This week’s Wish List is all from ASOS, and it’s all floral print dresses – I promise I didn’t plan it that way, it just happened! Some of these have a bit of a summery feel to them, and I’m trying to avoid buying anything too summery now that the warm weather has almost definitely departed. There’s always the hope of a warm September, though, so just in case…

ASOS bardot prom dress

Floral border bardot prom dress, £85

ASOS have really made the bardot prom dress their “thing” this past season. It’s MY “thing” too, so naturally I love this one, with its floral-print border.

floral print dress

Floral print dress, £45

A trumpet-hem dress makes a nice change from the more-usual pencil dresses we see so much of: I love the colours of this one, too!

botanical bloom midi dress

Ted Baker botanical bloom print midi dress, £159

This dress is by Ted Baker, who’re well known for their wonderful use of floral print. I love how simple the shape is: the perfect backdrop for the delicate print!

floral bardot dress

Love Structured Bardot Dress in Tapestry Floral Print, £45

The darker colours of this dress, combined with the textured fabric, make me think it could transition well into autumn, and could even work layered up with tights and a cardigan if necessary. The model doesn’t look like she agrees with me, though, unfortunately!


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