Friday, April 24, 2020

Dressing Up for the Grocery Store & Zoom Calls

Dressing Up for the Grocery Store & Zoom Calls

The guy in the grocery store across the street that I'm friendly with because I seem him nearly every day didn't recognise me this morning. He said he always thought I was a fitness instructor because I go in there in my workout gear most days, but today I went in wearing this and he didn't know me at all. He was shocked to find out that I'm a blogger and because of the current circumstances, we had our longest conversation to date... Lockdown life isn't all bad.

Apparently I'm that girl now, the one who gets all dolled up to go to the grocery store. It's the only place we're allowed to go and the only time I really see people other than Zoom calls, so it's the new normal. When I was growing up in a small town when a trip to the grocery store was practically considered a night out because there weren't too many other places to go and no better spot to see and be seen or get the gossip. In some ways, lockdown life really feels like small town life. Strangers waving to you through their windows is normally a rare sight in London, but not now and aside from the odd pizza delivery, we're having all of our meals at home. It's not the life I've gotten used to since moving here, but not too different from what I grew up with.

I found this floaty, dreamy dress and immediately fell in love. It's breezy and roomy so it's perfect for work-from-home days when comfort is key, but the fabric is lush and it's covered in ruffles & blinging buttons. For me, this is the ideal lockdown dress, but I know I'm going to wear it for years after this is all over. I just love the colour too, but it's also available in black and sage green. I'm wearing a UK size 14 and it fits me perfectly. While the outer shell of the dress is roomy, the slip dress underneath has quite a snug fit. At just £50, it's a bargain but it feels like it's at least £100 and I just love it for Spring and Summer!

River Island long sleeve ruffle smock midi dress in purple

Dress: River Island (also available here) / Shoes: ASOS / Bag: Dune (old)
Sunglasses: Quay Australia / Earrings: H&M (old)


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