Hard To Believe I’m Wearing A Dress … Again!

If you look through my blog and my Instagram feed you won’t find many instances of me wearing a dress. Here’s the only three on this blog in almost 18 months of writing:

My Blogging Tips On My One Year Blog Birthday!

Have You Heard Of ‘The Instagram Suck’ Syndrome?

Breaking The Fashion Rules | Leopard Print Over Kill Outfit

When did I lose my confidence to wear a dress?

The honest answer is I don’t know. Well, I do and it’s all wrapped up in a ton of reasons.  I’ll tell you about them but not today.

Anyway, the confidence is slowly coming back and that’s wrapped up in ton of reasons, too.

One of them is being active in the blogging community and on social media. Oh I know, I know I’ve said  ‘Instagram Sucks’ haven’t I? That, bizarrely in a post which was one of only three wearing a dress. Four now if you count this one.

Yes all social media can suck from time to time but oh can it empower, too. I see on a daily basis so many women of all ages blazing a trail with a zest for life. No matter what size, shape or colour they happen to be. Some days it makes me feel like I can take on the world and everything it throws at me and this has got to be good, right?

Clothes are such a big part of our personality. How we feel about ourselves inside and outside is so important and because of what the internet enables me to see and experience from all around the world then back in my little corner of reality it works its magic … on me.

That brings me back very nicely to me wearing a dress! Here it is …

I nearly bought it early in the season in pink. I’m terrible for humming and aaahing. I saw it on my fabulous blogger pal, Ashley from Lazy Daisy Jones. Doesn’t she look pretty in pink?

I was still undecided but it pushed me back to have another look and then there it was …. a delight in teal. As much as I love pink I knew this was for me immediately.

I wore it yesterday for a family gathering to celebrate a very special lady’s 90th birthday.

I had a few ideas in my head of how I was going to accessorise it but this particular version I think gave me the opportunity to wear it with bright summer colour pops.

The sandals were last season from Dorothy Perkins. The tassel earrings were actually a gift I gave to my friend for her birthday last year. I knew they were a perfect match so I begged her for them back!  Everything else is very old. I’m a shop my wardrobe kind of gal.

If I get an opportunity to wear it again before the last rays of summer sun are gone I have some silver wedges and a new silver bag I think it will look brill with. In the autumn I am going for boots and a sweater over it. How’s that for transitional fashion?

I wish I could’ve posed as stylishly as Ashley but I always have to play up to the camera. Being a buffoon is the only way I can do it. I’m no fashion blogger no matter how much I wish I was.

I felt super comfortable in the dress. It’s long, flowing and swishy. I would say it fits true to size. I’m wearing a size 16 and I’m approx 5′ 7″. The sleeves are ideal for anyone wanting to cover up and perfectly formed with the all important pom pom detail.  It has a dipped neckline at the back with a bow which I love. Sadly, the instagram husband wasn’t on form and he couldn’t seem to be able to get a good snap of that but it is a wonderful feature on a dress that I think has so much going for it.

I got 10% off and free delivery as it was my first order from JD Williams so it worked out a very purse friendly £35.10 which I think is pretty hard to believe for the quality and styling of such a fabulous dress.

The pink version is now on sale and my teal beauty is still in stock so I’d advise you go for it now.

Don’t hang about like I usually do.

 Sharon  xo




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  1. Lisa Proctor
    August 20, 2018 / 3:51 am

    Hello Sharon,
    I’ve just found you on Instagram which has led me to your blog—and want to let you know that I’m loving them both from way over here in Canada. I agree that our fifties are a wonderful, freeing stage of life. I’ve enjoyed catching up on your previous posts and am looking forward to following along!
    Lisa P

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      August 23, 2018 / 12:07 am

      Hey Lisa, I’m so glad that you found me. Looking forward to having your insights here. Don’t you just love ho we all find and seek each other out from all corners of the globe now? xo

  2. August 20, 2018 / 7:16 am

    I think this dress, and the other three dresses too!, look very good on you. But I hear what you are saying. Since blogging I feel a lot more confidant and wear more what I want. But back to this dress! I love the color on you and think you Styled it perfectly with those beautiful sandals,bracelet and earrings! Fabulous look dear!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      August 23, 2018 / 12:08 am

      Thanks Nancy .. you are always lovely and supportive.

      It’s weird isn’t out how our confidence levels change throughout our life. Mine’s definitely on the up xo

  3. Tracy Patil
    August 20, 2018 / 10:40 am

    You look fabulous Sharon, you may not wear dresses every day but when you do it looks amazing. The colour is perfect😘

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      August 23, 2018 / 12:09 am

      Thanks so much Tracy. I must admit I have fallen for the colour. The swishiness of the dress, too. There’s something about swishiness that makes you feel confident I think xo

  4. August 20, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    I love the teal dress on you – I noticed how gorgeous your hair is because of the teal I think – all the subtle tones and texture in your hair (you are wearing it more with a fringe lately, again lovely – really lovely)… the pink is pretty (again, lovely in fact) but the teal is the absolute winner, I think teal is perfect. Loving the accessories – the bright orange clutch and zingy shoes are genius. Yes, blogosphere can be a quagmire in places but I like to think enough positive women of a certain age are out there and slowly we can make it more to our liking

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      August 23, 2018 / 12:10 am

      You are very kind Juliet. I love how you visit my blog too and show your support. Thankyou for your compliments xo

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      August 23, 2018 / 12:13 am

      Aww Sam that is such a lovely thing to say. I find it hard to take compliments I’ve gotta say. I’ve waited over a day to come on and know how to reply to my blog comments. It’s lovely how so supportive many women are. You have been on this journey with me right from the start and I’m so so appreciative xoxo

  5. Neti
    August 21, 2018 / 5:36 am

    Fantastic dress on You. Enjoy. . .

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      August 23, 2018 / 12:13 am

      Hey Neti .. thanks lovely xox

  6. August 21, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Shazza (!!) that is the most perfect colour on you, so worth waiting for. Its a stunner on you, you gorgeous woman!!
    As for including me on your fab blog, well you almost had in me in tears…thank you my friend.
    I look forward to giving you a big hug in real life one day…mwah mwah from one old fashionista to another eh?
    bestest wishes
    Ash x

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      August 23, 2018 / 12:14 am

      I loved the pink but the fact I hummed and aaahed for once paid off!! I’ll look forward to that IRL hug .. I can’t wait til we meet xoxo

  7. Jodie
    August 28, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    Sharon…this shows that inspiration can come from social media and “real” woman!! And you look incredible in this dress!!! Yay for stepping outside your comfort zone!! Full speed ahead…..

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      August 29, 2018 / 3:57 pm

      Oh thanks so much Jodie. You’ve made my day! xo

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