I purchased this dream of a dress a couple of months ago, with absolutely no occasion in mind. Softly tiered in a lightweight chiffon with a smattering of dainty stars, it’s safe to say I felt my name was written all over it. Even so, I hemmed and hawed over whether or not to keep it (even though I bloody loved it) but as Lily and Lionel is a more premium brand, I’d spent a little extra money on it, so needed to be absolutely sure. After a few days of wearing it around the house (anyone else?!) I only fell more in love, so decided to take the plunge, take the labels off, and make a point of wearing it over the Christmas season. A leather jacket, flat Chelsea boots and an oversized wool scarf for day time and teamed with a simple fur stole and heels- perhaps in rich berry shades for the evening. As I finish justifying my big spend (to both myself and you!) I think it’s safe to say that I’ve found a dress that will carry me through all the seasons with ease. And when you’ve fallen head over heels for a piece, then surely investing is the only sensible thing to do? After all, it’s nice to enjoy a treat!