I am loving A-Wear right now. I used to avoid their store because even though their clothes are beautiful, they only stock sizes 8-16 and are a little on the pricey side compared to Forever 21 and Primark. You do get what you pay for though, I bought my first pair of black leggings there six years ago and they are still in great shape.
Until recently the biggest size they stocked was a size 16 however they are now making certain items in size 18! While I do wish everything would be carried in that size, it's still a step forward.
I picked up this dress on sale. It was the last one in the store and just happened to be in my size. It had been marked down from €50 to €40 and I got an extra 10% off with a student card. Pretty good deal!
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Dress: Awear *** Blazer: Savida *** Necklace: Forever 21 *** Bracelets: ASOS & Forever 21 *** Shoes: ASOS
My pictures really don't show just how great the dress looks! I thought it would be a good idea to pull back the curtains and let some extra light in for my photographs..wrong!
I would have preferred to pair the dress with grey suede heels and a grey cropped blazer, but I don't own a grey blazer and my only pair of grey heels aren't wearable any more (drunken nights in a very wet city!)
I definitely need to invest in more "basic" pieces for my closet, especially more colored blazers and cardigans. I am lusting over a beautiful blazer on ASOS that is the perfect shade of nude but at £65 it's a little out of my budget right now!
I don't think the black looks completely awful but this dress probably won't make another appearance until I find a more suitable blazer/jacket!