We have a guest post from the lovely Ceri Wheeldon, founder of blog site Fab after 50 after she tweeted our Founder Baukjen regarding the interest that she had received whilst wearing the Isabella Oliver 365 Jersey Drape Dress. Baukjen loved the story so much that we approached Ceri to write a guest post about her experience for our blog and here it is.
Ceri is also currently working on an a ‘Dresses with Sleeves’ feature on her blog, in which she has mentioned a selection of Isabella Oliver pieces. Here is her take on the Isabella Oliver 365 Jersey Drape Dress.When it comes to dresses with sleeves I am like a woman on a mission. I’m constantly on the lookout for a dress that fits, flatters, works with different accessories and can take me from day to evening. It also has to travel well in my weekend bag. Cobalt blue happens to be one of my favourite colours, so I was pleased to find the Isabella Oliver 365 Jersey Drape Dress online. It was in fact the first dress I had attempted to buy online – normally I like to try things on. The first time I wore was on a sunny day. I had been to a series of meetings in London and my husband was collecting me from the train station. As I made my way from the train to the car park I was stopped by another passenger (male) in his 30s , who said he just had to tell me how lovely I looked and that he would love to take me out for dinner. I have to confess that this is something that doesn’t happen to me often, in fact I cannot remember the last occasion I was asked out in the street. Of course I declined, said I was flattered but happily married and was just about to meet my husband. Two minutes later he approached me again, this time giving me his phone number on a piece of paper, just in case I changed my mind, which is how I arrived at the car and waiting husband with a phone number in my hand. Hubby was slightly bemused, admitted that I did look ’very nice’ in the dress, and asked if it came in any other colours. He ordered the grey one for me that same week! The second time I wore the dress I received even more compliments from complete strangers – both male and female and it has become teasingly known as my ‘getting into trouble’ dress. It’s the first dress OH suggests I wear when we go out for dinner. It was very flattering to have such a confidence boost at the age of 52- and know that I hadn’t become entirely invisible over 50 – even if it was mostly down to the colour of the dress! Even better that I could share the moment with the readers of www.fabafterfifty.co.uk.
Thank you Ceri for taking part in our blog, you look great in this dress.