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Outfit | F&F black and white stripe scuba dress

black and white stripe dress

F&F scuba stripe prom dress

[F&F scuba stripe prom dress  // Pelle Moda shoes // House of Harlow sunglasses]

They may look pretty straightforward, but shooting these photos actually turned out to be fairly dramatic. The wind was blowing my dress flat against my legs (and threatening to whip it right over my head), my hair was doing its absolute best to try to eat my head, and every second driver who passed us decided it would be appropriate for him to honk at me, and then keep on honking, just in case I hadn’t heard him the first time.

“That’s it!” I told Terry after the second jeering driver had gone on his merry, honking way, “I’m never doing this again! EVER!”

Of course, I was being melodramatic (again), but it’s testament to Terry’s patience that he still managed to get some usable shots, despite my whining and the wind’s relentless blowing: Terry, you’re my hero. And bloggers who somehow manage to take outfit photos EVERY DAY, despite the wind and the rain and The Others? You are also my heroes: I have NO IDEA how you do it!

Anyway, I bought this dress just before Christmas, and it’s quickly become one of my favourites. I’ve become a big fan of the F&F range at Tesco, and as with the last dress I featured from there, this is made from a fabulous scuba fabric, which resists even MY attempts at creasing it. I’m also happy to report that no clothes were harmed in the making of this post (unlike the last one, say): I DID manage to drop chocolate on it at one point (OF COURSE), but it came right out without leaving a mark: phew!

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  • Erika
    January 13, 2014

    Black and white stripes have always been a favorite of mine, but you have made me change my mind completely on bows; I now kinda like them. Beautiful dress, and I bet the fabric is wonderful! (Anything that DOESN’T wrinkle, and or crease, has to be, right?)
    Yay, for Terry who took some more wonderful photos!

  • Jackie
    January 13, 2014

    Fabulous dress – you look very cold on the pics.

  • Emma Woods
    January 13, 2014

    Great outfit, and I love the added bow! xxx

  • Rachael
    January 13, 2014

    Oooh I love, love, love, LOVE that dress!!
    In fact I love all your outfits.

  • Mike
    January 14, 2014

    Very HOT………………

  • Corinne
    January 14, 2014

    Hahahaha! Amber, what I love about your blogs is that your photos are all so beautiful and amazing, it’s like you just float around while somebody take fantastic photos of you while you are looking fab all the time.

    Then I read the text, about how you are getting honked at by cars and screaming at Terry – and imagine an ‘awkward Amber’ carefully tip toeing around a muddy country road trying not get a heal stuck, while holding your skirt down with one hand and trying to balance yourself with the other.

    It’s great!

    I love the dress. The F&F collection has been great lately. The current range isn’t too good though, it’s all pink and horrible cuts/materials. Yuck!

    Corinne x

    • Amber
      January 14, 2014

      Haha, the second scenario is definitely the reality! I seriously don’t know how daily outfit bloggers do it!

  • char
    January 15, 2014

    Love this dress, the only thing which is stopping me is the fabric – is it that really thick neoprene-y stuff? When it says scuba I think wetsuit and I don’t know whether I’d like that..

    • Amber
      January 15, 2014

      It is neoprene, but it doesn’t feel like wetsuit material or anything like that, and it’s not super-thick… Maybe see if they have it in store if you’re not sure?

  • Alexandra Marie
    January 18, 2014

    These pictures are so insanely gorgeous- LOVE! Alex


  • Amanda
    January 27, 2014

    Love your outfit and your style- you’re gorgeous! xx


  • bypiia
    February 8, 2014

    Beautiful skirt and cardigan and all together (with YOU) are gorgeus 🙂

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Outfit | F&F black and white stripe scuba dress