We have had so few occasions to get dressed up in the last 6 months. My summer dresses were particularly neglected and I spent most of my time in more casual and leisure clothes.

Social occasions were mainly outdoor barbecues. And with Irish weather being so unpredictable, I always went for trousers and layers and only on a few occasions did I get dressed up. The jumpsuit below was worn when we went to Tulfarris Hotel.

With Dublin back in lockdown and restaurants closed, casual clothes are the norm and I fear that we will not be attending any celebratory gatherings for a while.

But for this challenge, I got dressed up in one of my favourite dresses from LK Bennett and added a jacket I bought in a Zara sale for €20 a few years. It still had its sale tag. My M&S off-white boots are from last year.

.LK BENNETT

You can see the details on the jacket in the photo below and also get a closer look at the bag which I got in Folkster for my daughter’s wedding two years ago.

THE CHALLENGE

Jacqui came up with this month’s appropriate theme and she looks particularly fetching in this pink lace number. What a perfect dress for a wedding or indeed any occasion. Head over to MUMMABSTYLISH to see what Jacqui has been doing and where she purchased it.

Emma also went for lace and what a striking dress this is. There is nothing mellow about this yellow. Emma is making a statement with her striking dress and accessories. You can find out more on THE STYLE SPLASH

Anna is frolicking in her natural habitat with a magnificent iridescent coat. Now that coat would not look out of place at an awards ceremony like The Oscars. Find out where she got it by heading over to ANNA’S ISLAND STYLE.

And Gail is pretending she is off to a real work meeting, as opposed to the zoom meetings that are more common now. Watch out, she looks like she means business! I will be heading over to IS THIS MUTTON to find out more about this outfit and that interesting skirt.

We enjoy our monthly challenges and hope that you like our dressing up collaboration this month.  I doubt that this dress would have been worn otherwise. If you missed last month you can catch up HERE.

Stay safe everyone and try to stay positive. It is not easy in our current crisis.

HUGS.