Oh take me to Ibiza already, this is the most perfect dress for an evening drinking champers and watching the sun set at Cafe Del Mar. The body con style of this dress makes it the perfect evening out dress, not to mention the finishing touches with the aztec design and pastel purple colouring. Love it.
Potentially the best thing about this dress is that it's also made of organic and Fairtrade certified cotton. Whilst I fully appreciate that we should take notice of where are clothes are from and how they're produced, it is very difficult these days to fuss about these things when we lead such busy lives. I barely get time to nip out for lunch let alone research & shop for the most ethically designed and produced clothes. It's not an excuse, sadly a fact. The other slight issue with ditching our beloved high street is that actually, they design some seriously cool clothes, keep up to date with trends and offer a variety of styles to satisfy the majority of our needs. The only down side being that unfortunately probably half the high street wouldn't satisfy anywhere near the quality conditions we'd hope the people creating our clothes should be working in, nor the material of our clobber being of an ethical standard.
. Annie Greenabelle Body Con Dress £32 (C/O) . Marni H&M Heels . H&M Denim Jacket .
That's where Annie Greenabelle comes in, having been introduced to the brand last week, i'm really impressed with the effort this brand goes to, not only to ensure organic and fair tradrade materials are used in their products but also to keep on top of current trends with their in house design team. You can read more about their work here.
If I'm really honest though, what I really want to rave about is how cute this dress is, the fact that it's ethically produced is just a brucey bonus. When I was offered to try something from the collection, this dress from the festival fashion range jumped out at me instantly (something I'd have happily purchased myself). I have quite a defined taste, whilst I style my clothes up / down etc dependent on my mood and the occasion, I ultimately know the things I like ... and this dress was one of those things.
I already have a whole imaginary suitcase packed now for my potential holiday this summer ... this dress is definitely going to be another live in item of clothing whilst I'm sunning myself in tropical climates.
What do you think of my new aztec dress? Have you ever shopped at Annie Greenabelle or other ethical shops.