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The Last of The Summer Red Dress

by Anna Nuttall

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I brought this red dress in the week from Sainsbury’s of all places, can you believe it! Well actually I can as I’m a little obsessed with Sainsbury’s TU range and as well as often doing my food shop, I often find myself doing a little spot of clothes shopping. Well it does make buying groceries just that little bit more fun doesn’t it. Sainsbury’s TU range actually have some gorgeous stuff and I brought a few clothes that could very well be from any other high street shop.

Anyway this dress, it what I’m dabbing ‘the last of the summer dress’ as well it really is the last of the summer dress, for this year anyway. It was on the sale section and was 3/4 off the price meaning I only paid a tenner for this. Bloody bargain if you ask me.

During the last month of summer I found myself searching obsessively for a really pretty red summer dress, I don’t even know where this obsession come from? But I seriously needed a red summer dress and I needed it now.  Perhaps I seen one on a blog or a magazine but one thing I do know is that I think having a red dress is an essential garment to have in your wardrobe. Having that one red dress hold much the same power as ‘the little black dress’ does. Its striking and will often make you stand out at a party (not that I go to party much anyway), it’s also a conversation starter ”oh where did you get your red dress from?”. For myself personally, I just wanted a red dress to wear while wandering some castle or garden pretending I’m some sophisticated lady with tons of wealth and a title.

So I found this red dress thinking all my problem have been solved, the search is over and no need to hunt any longer. As I finally found the one – the one red dress that will rule over me now and forever until the end of time.

Naaa it wasn’t going to happen, as when I put the dress on I found I was a little to short for it.  Oh dear complete disaster – better send out a SOS or better yet a SORDS (save our red dress soul).  Yeah it fitted me nicely on the waist, hid my lumps and bumps which is blessing when you have an apple figure but the strap – the top part of the dress wasn’t going to happen. It keep falling on my shoulder and I’m sure as you can see from the pictures it wasn’t exactly hiding my bra. I needed to be at least another 2 inches tall to wear it properly and no amount of high heels would help in the height department.

I can’t cry to much in my milkshake as the dress itself was only a tenner and with Autumn now here I couldn’t really wear till next summer, could I? Oh well I didn’t find that one red dress that will rule over me – or give me the pretend social lady status I was day dreaming about. For now the hunt is over and I will pick it up all over again next year.  It doesn’t stop me looking at Sainsbury’s autumn/winter TU range.


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Sabrina Barbante 10th September 2016 - 9:59 am

I love your blog and I’ll go on reading! You look so good in your red dress! You look like a metropolitan princess! I also love the shoes, they must be very comfortable, aren’t they?

Anna Nuttall 10th September 2016 - 10:40 am

Errr they look pretty and they are ok if I don’t have to do a huge amount of walking. But they not that comfortable however I don’t wear high heels a huge amount of time anyway.

La French Connection 10th September 2016 - 10:19 am

Oh I love that colour. I recently bought sandals that would definitely go well with something like that 🙂

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Shannon Bryson 10th September 2016 - 12:26 pm

Well, you could get the straps fixed for you and the top taken in? It’s a gorgeous dress, it would be a shame to let it sit in your wardrobe. I got myself a gorgeous new(ish) dress myself this month, a gorgeous burgundy form fitting bargain in the charity shop! I’d honestly advise that you get it fixed so it fits you properly, it’s gorgeous!

Malaika S Fernandes 10th September 2016 - 12:42 pm

I just can’t seem to have enough of red dresses in my wardrobe for an evening look but got to get me one real soon for the summers too

Annissa 10th September 2016 - 1:13 pm

Cute dress! I’m height challenged as well and it’s so difficult to find clothes that fit well. Good luck with your search next year!

Gabrielle Crystal RoseBonniee ~ 10th September 2016 - 1:48 pm

Yaaay, you are so cute at those photos! 🙂 This red dress really suits you 🙂 ʕ•͡ᴥ•ʔ

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Jon 10th September 2016 - 4:54 pm

I feel a bit stalker-ish writing this (promise I’m not) but I shop at Sainsbury’s too, the one opposite Turnham Green. 🙂

teaab 10th September 2016 - 5:37 pm

Red dress really is something that every girl should have. You look beautiful in it. 🙂

`` 10th September 2016 - 6:42 pm

I always have a nightmare when I go dress shopping, I’m really small so dresses are always too long on me!

Christine Dodd 10th September 2016 - 10:41 pm

I’d have a go at taking up some of that extra material in the arms – always worth a shot if you like something and want to keep hold of it.

Marie 11th September 2016 - 1:17 am

gorgeous color!

Jill Valentino 11th September 2016 - 3:04 am

You look lovely! I always wear black or dark colors myself. I wish I had the courage to ‘go red!’ Rock that dress, lady. 🙂

Mandi 11th September 2016 - 3:16 am

I think you look lovely! I don’t yet have the bravery to wear a red dress and really love when other women do!

Tatyanna 11th September 2016 - 6:59 am

Such a pretty colored dress. I love it. Definitely perfect to end the summer off.

Ree 11th September 2016 - 8:24 am

I love shopping in Sainsburys! I can clothes shop and food shop at the same time Seriously though they do have some gorgeous things and this dress is one of them! The colour and styles looks amazing on you . Ree Love30

Jessica 11th September 2016 - 12:34 pm

Wear it this autumn (even just one time)! Hehe. I mean, that is too lovely not to be seen by others. I am sure you will nail it! 🙂

Bethany Naismith 11th September 2016 - 12:42 pm

What a gorgeous dress! It’s a really flattering shape and it suits you so well

Sal 11th September 2016 - 12:59 pm

The dress is really pretty and you wear it so beautifully! I like your shoes. May summer be all year long!

Ruxandra 11th September 2016 - 1:28 pm

Lovely summer dress! I’m sure you can still style it for fall!

Rachel 11th September 2016 - 4:40 pm

I do love the colour of the dress, it is very striking and admittedly I have never tried any clothes from the TU range x

Mixed Reviews 11th September 2016 - 5:51 pm

I really like the dress. The shape and color are really cute. I don’t like when it shows my straps so I always have to wear shrugs.

Carola 11th September 2016 - 7:27 pm

Maybe someone can remake the dress? It’s not that much that needs to be done right? I like the dress itself. Nice color.
Red is awesome for a dress!

marie 11th September 2016 - 8:24 pm

Add a pretty black sweater and use it at Christmas Time! It’s gorgeous.

Thanks for linking up at the heartforothers link up


Kira 11th September 2016 - 8:28 pm

The dress still looks lovely on you! I can never find anything to fits quite right because of my height too so I know how you feel! I suppose a little sewing could possible fix it. Maybe it could be a thing to do over winter when it’s cold outside 😀

Francesca 12th September 2016 - 9:30 am

What a beautiful red dress! I love that its from sainsburys too I’d never have thought! It certainly looks gorgeous on you!

Helen at 2 Adults 3 Children 12th September 2016 - 10:27 am

That is a beautiful colour! Can you not wear over winter with a cardi? I love Sainsbury’s clothes – they are great for me as they are long and suit my height.

Борка Шаула 12th September 2016 - 6:26 pm

I always struggle with finding a perfect dress! I plan which color of the dress I am looking for and I always end up buying the black one! This dress is in such a nice red shade but I don’t think I would be able to buy it at the end, because I am programmed to buy the black ones.

Harriet from Toby & Roo 12th September 2016 - 7:33 pm

I love this colour on you Anna, it is so bold and really perfect for those warm days we have left!

Melissa major 12th September 2016 - 8:05 pm

What a lovely dress, you really suit it! I like clothes from sainsburys they are great quality

Sally 12th September 2016 - 8:18 pm

Gorgeous dress, I think you should get it altered because the colour and style look great on you

Jessica McDonnell 12th September 2016 - 8:35 pm

That dress is so pretty, it really does suit you. I love clothes from Sainsburys – they have some great finds.

Dunja 12th September 2016 - 8:41 pm

I love red! Specially red dresses, you can’t go wrong with one 🙂

MELANIE EDJOURIAN 13th September 2016 - 12:00 am

What a beautiful red dress, my daughter has something similar.

Kara 13th September 2016 - 7:15 am

I love the TU range – I am sure with a little stitch you can shorten the straps


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