Ever see something and instantaneously think, I NEED it? That all things were aligned perfectly in the universe to see that one special item of clothing in that moment in time? Ok, maybe a bit OTT... But that is exactly how I felt when I stumbled across this cold-shoulder beauty on the River Island website. For the very reasonable price of £25, you can't exactly go wrong. I've always been on the search for a cut out dress with a '90s vibe. Motel rocks offer some pretty similar styles, however I didn't see anything that I fell in love with.  This particular cold shoulder, t-shirt style dress was a tricky one to track down. But I finally managed to get my hands on it, and i'ts time to share it with you guys!

When I say this was tricky to get hold of, I mean it was T.R.I.C.K.Y. Tricky as in there was only one left in the entire country. Mental. For nearly a month I would check the website almost religiously to see if it would be in stock within my local store that I work for, (as I would get a cheeky staff discount!) however it never came. Instead, the popular tie-dye version was stocked high which is similar and that you can see here.  So, off to Cambridge I went! No, I didn't all the way from Newcastle to Cambridge just to get this dress (although I might have considered it) I was visiting in the area luckily anyway.

I'm obsessed with this ethnic/boho chic necklace lately, and it's a Primark bargain at just £4. It adds just something a little more to an outfit, and although this cold shoulder dress does have busy graphic prints already on it, It works. This is because the necklace is subtle and not too over the top, so they compliment each other nicely.

The print on the dress is described as a 'grey splatter' which looks like paint has literally been splattered all across it. Fabulous. I also love how it's a swing dress, as my body shape doesn't suit tight bodycons very well, It's great to find such a dress that's both flexible and flattering. The cut out shoulder is also the key element, showing off a bit of skin is sultry yet not too revealing. The material is also 100% cotton, so it's ultra comfortable and easily adaptable for all seasons of the year.

I teamed the look with my trusty black Chelsea boots from Missguided

What do you think to my OOTD?
As always, let me know!
Lots of Love, 
Hannah xoxo

Hannah Briggs
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  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Can't believe you went to all the trouble to find it, but I think it's worth it though ;)

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - fashion, beauty + lifestyle

  2. I love this dress! The pattern is amazing and your hair is so nice, lovely post!

  3. Lovely dress, it definitely suits you. :) Worth all the effort to get hold of it, I think!

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  5. Gorgeous dress, such a lovely pattern! I'm the same when I see something I like, the dtermination to get it is something else ha!

    Style Sunrise

    :) x

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