I know it’s almost Christmas and we should to be buying for our loved ones, but what is Christmas without a little gift to ourselves too? After all, there are lots of events to attend over the next few weeks and everyone wants to look their best at Christmas.

 

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So naturally, a new dress is the least you can do to ensure you don’t let the family portraits down this Yuletide (with genius logic like this it’s a wonder Mensa haven’t been in touch yet).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In the basket today is this gorgeous graphic shirt dress from Louche at Joy. I actually love it.  Love, love it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It is terrifically 70s in style but the moment I saw it I was reminded of one of my favourite childhood films, Little Women (1949).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The dresses that were worn by the likes of June Allyson, Margaret O’Brien and Elizabeth Taylor were utterly beautiful in a frugal, understated way.

 

 

 

 

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Now granted, a 70s style shirt dress probably wasn’t hugely in fashion during the American Civil War of the 1860s, but still, those fond childhood memories are lovingly evoked when I gaze adoringly at this dress.

So I for one am sold.

 

 

 

 

 

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Currently on offer at Joy this darling number is perfect for the festive wardrobe.

 

 

Love, Emma x