Have you seen the September issue of Elle yet? I'm so excited as I'm in it! I've been shot by Elle fashion photographer Andrew Woffinden wearing a dress that's top of my autumn/winter wish list.
As my colleagues listed off their designer desires, I had suddenly felt a bit foolish for choosing a high-street hero. But being Bargainista Fashionista, I had to stay true to my roots and, when the dress arrived in the office, I'm glad I stuck to my guns.
It's an elegant tea dress from New Look that works next season's 1940s look perfectly, giving a ladylike nod to Miuccia Prada's exquisite print dresses for Miu Miu's a/w collection.
I love the bird print, embellished with tiny gold sequins, and the sexy cut-out back detail. Now, if only I'd been able to keep it! Still, it's a steal at £24.99, so I'll be heading to New Look the minute it goes on sale. As to when that is, I'll keep you posted.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREW WOFFINDEN
See what the rest of the Elle team have on their a/w wish lists in this month's issue of Elle, with Kirsten Dunst on the cover. I think you'll love accessories editor Donna Wallace's choice of a Whistles trouser suit as much as I do.