Those two little words turned a simple desire for a little number for the black tie do this coming week into a full scale mission that has covered Oxford Street, South Molton Street, Argyle Street, Kingston and Walton-on-Thames over the last couple of weeks (the latter being perhaps not quite so well known in the fashion shop stakes...). Having struggled into more dresses than I care to remember (including one I couldn't even get my head through!), I finally found this one at Boden in Walton.
It's more party frock than cocktail dress as I got it in green, but it ticked all the right boxes and even got Mr M's approval which is no mean feat. And if I wear it with my red shoes I'll look like a Christmas tree... Let the festive season begin!