Nobodys child ~ dressing up when you want to dress down

Friday, 12 January 2018

Theres a big theme running on my blog this winter and it's how I'm dressing down, because lets be honest no one is looking their best when they want more time in bed and have to pile on layers of coats to stay warm. I never feel my finest or like I'm experimenting much with my style in the cold months because when I go to work I literally am wearing 5ooo layers to not die from how cold it is in the office. I don't wear fancy dresses or skirts, just jeans and jumpers, comfies becuse I sit at a desk for 8 hours. Who wants to really see that? I didn't think so. I've already written a few blog posts on how to keep comfortable and dressing down which you can read here & here, but for this post I wanted to atleast give it a go at sharing with you guys how I have been getting a little dressed up but definitely keeping it casual.

Nobody's child is that brand for me that constantly appears in the Ads on facebook. I don't know how they know it, but I lust over their stuff so hard in my head...and somehow it appears everywhere I look when scrolling through my friends and families accounts. Over Christmas I of course indulged in boxing day sales and I straight away thought to check on Nobody's child, and boy did they have some cracking prices on the go! I'd say their stuff despite sales is fairly priced, but I thought for a new brand I'd just get a few items and see if I liked the quality, sizing and generally service. I'm always on the fence with online shopping, something always goes wrong for me (as my latest Asos delivery drama has proven) so I just bought a cheaper priced baby parcel to see if I liked the brand.

I'd pretty much wear everything that is on their website, so this was a little problem as I was going to spend a lot of money that I don't have. I'm saving for a big holiday and wedding this year so I only have a little money to treat myself - so I limited myself to just checking out what they had in their sales and pick 3/4 items. They had so many fancy frilled tops or gorgeous print dresses, but I straight away headed for the comfy items because I'm all about that life in winter. I do love having pretty dresses and fancier things in my wardrobe...but right now there's no occasion I'm going to wear them for. I'd be wearing unnecessary items to work when really I want to doss in a jumper and jeans, so I opted for a couple of soft jumpers and treated myself to just one dress. There's nothing more comfortable than a straight down shift dress - you can dress it both up and down, layer it with warmer layers and I'm definitely in love with this one!

Sometimes to dress up an item it's all about your accessories and what you pair it with, but at the same time it's how I tend to dress down dresses. I have so many dresses in my wardrobe that probably are too nice to wear casually, but with the perfect combo I wear  them out to run my errands! For me a plain t-shirt is always a go to, long sleeve mesh, band t-shirts - in this case I went for a long ribbed white t-shirt which I hadn't reached for in a very long time. I thought it was pretty basic but a great item to cover up for the winter, long sleeved but with it being white it brighten ups my look. I always run straight to black in winter, so it's nice to change up my look for something brighter.

The dress screams what the brands about, glitter polka dots, 70's cut of dress but with a cross over strap on the back that I think is so witchy. I love it, something I'd definitely wear on a night out or even for a lovely meal in the day. I did pair it first with black but something about it was just so basic, so swapping it for the white I think it goes against how dark winter is and gets me excited for spring. I went for my trusty black knee high boots which I haven't worn in forever and created a Frenchie look with a black beret. I get clueless vibes in this outfit and it was such an easy effort to create this style, the dress doing most of the work.

glitter polka dot shift dress ~ nobody's child
knee high boots ~ h&m
white ribbed top ~ boohoo
black crystal necklace ~ witchcrafts
black beret hat ~ amazon

When wanting to dress down a more *interesting* item its always a good shout to layer up and pair it with something that's a lot more basic. I find most of my plain stuff from boohoo, h&m or even primark for under £5 so it's always worth having a look for those starter layers.

I'm so impressed with the quality of Nobody's child but also how stylish their items are, all being under £15 in sale and are very on trend. There's so many ways I could wear this dress but to get me feeling out of a winter rut I did dress up rather than down. It can be so hard to not want to stay in your Pj's or aa baggy jumper, but it's always refreshing to casually play dress up.

Until next time guys,

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  1. I love this brand! I got lots of stuff from the in the sale for my holidays in March! You look amazing.

  2. Gorgeous outfit & photos! I really love how you've styled the dress. I think velvet is one of those fabrics that is quite comfy as well, so its quite easy to dress up and down. As well as still being comfy! Thats why its sometimes great getting pieces that are so versatile, so you can wear them in opposing occasions. Because I have the same problem with my dresses, beautiful but nowhere to wear them! I havent tried out nobodys child yet, but from their ads I can imagine falling in love! Im actually going to check them out now... lol!

    Hayley xx

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