Saturday, February 6, 2010

Checkered love affair

Can you believe I've been blogging for a year already? To mark this one-year anniversary, I thought I'd feature something red as a tribute to that little red cardie that started things off. As luck would have it, I've just bought something in that colour - this cute shirt dress from Howies. Even better, it was in the sale - reduced from £65 to £25.

It's button-through front means that as well as a dress, you can wear it undone over a vest or tee. If I'm honest, I don't love the elasticated hem. Sure, it creates a sweet bubble style, but this rides up a little when you're walking. I think I may just unpick the stitching to turn it into a looser shirt dress instead.

But what sold this shirt dress to me is the fact that it's made of the softest organic cotton flannel (and I do love a bit of organic cotton, as you know). That's one of the reasons why I like Howies - it's the organic clothing company that makes shopping with a conscience cool.

Oh, and, of course, the checks tick the box for this season's Americana trend, too. Yep, alongside double denim, it's a checkered love affair for spring/summer. Red not your colour? This shirt dress comes in blue, too. While for more checks and more flannel, head to Uniqlo where its shirts are currently £14.99 instead of £19.99.

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