Two bewitching, sustainable dresses to take me into Autumn!!

 

It was about a month ago, as I was doing, my quick circumnavigate around the fashion aisle in our local supermarket (Sainsburys) prior to doing the food shop, that two dresses from the Tu’s Premium “Clothing Collection” caught my eye.

Like most of us, I rarely have time to loiter in the fashion department for long. I made a quick mental note to revisit these two little beauties when I had more time.

Roll forward one month (another big food shop waiting to be done) and, unbelievably, there they were – half price in the sale!  Now, all I had to do was find my correct size which, as you know, can differ from brand to brand. I must also confess it’s not my favourite thing sifting through sale rails – everything is always jumbled up.  This time all was quite orderly.

I’ll also mention that Tu meet the ethical and technical minimum requirements. They have a dedicated team in the UK as well as their offices in Asia, who have the responsibility for everyday management of ethical issues. They work with their suppliers by conducting site visits, advising on best practice and training to ensure sustainable clothing.

PREMIUM Mustard Yellow Palm Print Fit & Flare Dress – bought in the sale for £17.50

One of the things that attracted me to this dress was the “fit and flare” style, which has withstood the test of time. It’s a design that looks equally great on all shapes and sizes. If, like me, you have a rectangular kind of figure, then this dress should work for you – because it gives the illusion of curves. And, if you have a rounded tummy, the fit-and-flare silhouette snatches the waistline-in a lovely complimentary way. Something we all can appreciate.

I like the understated mustard yellow palm print. It gives the dress an interesting colour balance. It is a lovely light cotton and it’s lined with an invisible side zipper, and it’s true to size. To me, this dress looks a lot more expensive than it is.

It can go from day to evening, switching from sandals to heels, along with statement accessories. I also thought it would be a great dress for a wedding, matched with a fabulous hat or fascinator and heels, along with a fabulous statement handbag.

This dress is a great transitional piece for Autumn, worn with a great jacket, woollens and ankle boots as i’ve demonstrated in the photographs.

PREMIUM White Schiffli Lace Midi Dress – bought in the sale for £17.50

Nothing captures that balmy sunshine filled day more than a lovely white dress, but, like the perfect pair of jeans, it can be quite tricky to find the right one.

I really liked this wafty, white lace dress, at first sight. As I’m buying this dress late in the season, it will be mainly for next year, unless, of course, we have a balmy Indian summer. I have matched it here with a Zara brown jacket, Marks and Spencer’s brown suade ankle boots, along with an animal print leather bag from Next.  As a transitional piece. There are no rules!!

This dress is light and airy. The material is crisp and lined in cotton. It is a great versatile piece that I will get a lot of wear out of.

It has a very flattering v neck and a lovely buttoned-down detail at the front. The length is midi with a subtle, tiered hem at the back. I thought it had a retro vibe to it. The material is 100% cotton. I was extremely pleased with the quality, design and perfect fit. Plus, of course, it’s excellent value for money.

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed it.  If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments.

Alison

xxx

This is not a sponsered post.  All items are my own.   Thank you.

22 Comments

    • September 10, 2019 / 2:54 pm

      Thank you, Grace, that’s very kind of you. they were both great bargains that I know I will get a lot
      of wear from.
      Alison xx

  1. September 10, 2019 / 5:23 pm

    I’m glad to see summer styles on display, especially ones that can transition into fall. Two beautiful looks!
    xx, Lisa
    midlifeinbloom

    • September 11, 2019 / 11:27 am

      Thank you, Lisa. It can be difficult knowing what to wear in this transitional
      phase. Good to mix it up with great jackets, woollens and boots.
      Alison xx

  2. September 10, 2019 / 8:05 pm

    Lovely dresses! And a denim jacket is always perfect on dresses!

    • September 11, 2019 / 11:30 am

      Thank you Nancy. Yes, I do love my ever versatile little denim jacket. Always handy
      to pop on with a dress.
      Alison
      xx

    • September 12, 2019 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you, Mireille. They are a great addition. I tend to buy in the sales for the following year, especially, if my current dresses are looking a little worn and tired.
      Alison xx

  3. September 13, 2019 / 10:18 pm

    Fabulous dresses! The brown blazer and boots with the white dress is quite unexpected but it works so well, especially with the leopard print bag! Thanks for sharing at the link up!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • September 15, 2019 / 2:29 pm

      Thank you, Emma. In this transitional period, I like to mix my summer, autumn outfits up. It makes for a nice change.
      Alison xx

  4. September 15, 2019 / 3:41 pm

    Wow, what steals! I love dresses in the summer.. Ok, in the winter.. anytime! I love the mustard and white print, I have a Mango dress that is similar except the cut is a shirtdress. This style is lovely and I love the changes for Fall you made. I am wearing booties now too, even if it is 90!
    The white is beautiful, I love the flowy style and it must have been meant to be, as you went back to the store and it was on sale!
    Have a great day!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • September 16, 2019 / 11:31 am

      Thank you Jess. I was lucky to find these two dresses again, especially, in the sale – it was
      meant to be. I will wear them a lot in the coming month and next year.
      Have a lovely week.
      Alison xx

  5. September 25, 2019 / 6:05 am

    I love this pretty yellow frock and all the better for being in the sale. Well done you. Great styling with those little boots – I would never have thought to put those together but they look so cute!

    • September 25, 2019 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you, Anna. I couldn’t believe it myself when I saw this dress in the sale. Think
      I was in the right place at the right time as they quickly disappeared. I will be
      wearing my summer dresses for as long as possible.
      Alison
      xx

  6. September 27, 2019 / 9:51 am

    What great dresses for fabulous prices and sustainable, too! That is winning all the way around. Both look so lovely on you. I do love white eyelet. I would pair that beauty with black combat boots and a leather jacket for the fall! The mustard one is equally gorgeous. I love how you have created the perfect transitional outfits with both dresses.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • September 27, 2019 / 11:50 am

      Thank you Shelbee. I was in the right place at the right time to bag
      both those dresses in the sale. Lucky the good old food shop needed to
      be done (yet again). Love the idea of combat boots with those
      dresses. That is such a cool look!
      Alison x

  7. October 1, 2019 / 3:16 am

    I love that these dresses are sustainable and made in ethical working conditions as well as being bright and colorful! The style of both dresses look great on you!

    • October 1, 2019 / 1:39 pm

      Thank you that’s very kind. I will be wearing for a little while longer, then put
      away for Springtime.
      Alison xx

  8. October 1, 2019 / 11:34 pm

    Great looks! I love that last picture with the field as your backdrop. Perfect with that outfit. Love!

    • October 2, 2019 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you, Sherry. Looking at that picture now with autumn
      firmly on its way I feel quite sad – I do love the vibrant
      colours of the new season.
      Alison xx

    • October 11, 2019 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you, Ruth. I’ve just packed the white dress away until springtime. I think
      it’s time for cosy knits now!
      Alison x

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