the one that nearly got away.

September 26, 2017

Jazzabelle's Diary

Once upon a time, on the 9th August last year to be exact, I stumbled across this Whistles dress on Asos. It was pretty much love at first sight. Beautiful, autumnal colours & a flattering shape - what more could I want? I already had the matching jumper which was lovely quality, washed well (priorities!) and suited me, so I knew I would love the dress just as much in real life. One small hitch, I couldn't justify spending £140(!!!) on one item of clothing, so it sat in my saved basket, with my fingers firmly crossed that it would go into the sale. A couple of months later it was reduced to around half the price - result! You know what's coming... Of course, it had sold out in my size. I searched high and low, checking the Whistles website, John Lewis, and every stockist I could think of, but to no avail. I even popped into my local Whistles store, however the team had never even seen the dress! I had serious regrets about not buying it in the first place, and honestly thought that was it. The one that had got away. Months went buy and I still thought about the dress and refused to let it go. Then one afternoon on my daily lunch break Asos browse - eight months after I first saw the dress - it was back. In stock and in my size, from £140 down to £42! And if that couldn't get any better, I had a £5 Asos voucher waiting to be spent. Never have I purchased something so quickly in all my life! It arrived the next day, I tried it on, and let's just say the rest was history. My sartorial happily ever after. Be prepared - you'll be seeing a lot of the dress (and the jumper!) this Autumn! Jazz xx Photography: Steven Landles Location: The Alma, Wandsworth What I'm wearing: Whistles dress & bag, Topshop shoes (similar) A few dresses you might like... !function(d,s,id){var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)) {e = d.createElement(s); = id;e.src = p + '://' + '' + '/js/shopthepost.js';d.body.appendChild(e);}if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') {window.__stp.init();}}(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.