This dress was one of those moments where you fall in love immediately but you're not sure whether you can actually see yourself wearing it or if you're imagining yourself as some kind of Alexa Chung/Victoria's Secret hybrid who can wear whatever the hell she likes. Still - I ignored the doubt (and my mother's comments that it looked like a bridesmaid dress I wore when I was about four) and wore it to work today...and loved it. I felt totally comfortable and confident in it and I'm so glad I listened to my inner angel rather than my inner devil on this one.
The reason for the slightly blurry mirror selfie is because I have an AWESOME piece of news to share with you. Everyone I know loves taking a cheeky selfie (there's a reason why it's been added to the dictionary dontcha know) so why not put your mirror photography skills to good use - Dorothy Perkins are currently running a competition to win a dress a month for a year and all you have to do is post a pic of you wearing one of their dresses along with the hashtag #DPDressSelfie.
What could be simpler than that? So go on - dig out your favourite Dotty P's dress, hunt down a mirror and pout and pose away in front of it for your chance to win! You can find all of the info on the DP site here.