This was the dress I wore out to a friends birthday on Saturday night. It was bought Friday night in New Look after trying on about four dresses in the changing room to determine this was the one. I hadn't bought any new (non-essential) clothes in a while so I treated myself to a dress somewhere within the £20-£30 range. I noticed birds seemed quite "in" right now and also pastels. However pastels aren't quite my thing :/ I'm also not usually a red person due to my hair colour however this felt right. Also the zip for the dress was extremely well camouflaged into the design which is always a plus :)
The only thing I'm not keen on is the slits at the side. Trying it on I just thought it was due to one of my few body hang-ups being my stomach area however looking back at these photos I reckon no slits would have been a better design for the dress. The top half is also a big baggy on me cause but as I collect most of weight at my waist I couldn't go down a size. So I wore the most-padded bra I owned to try and fix that.