17th March 2021

HOUSE RENOVATION – A YEAR LATER

A little over a year ago I shared that I was renovating a house. The global pandemic and resulting lockdown meant my boyfriend and I had a lot more time to finish it. Given it's 90% complete, I thought it was high time for an update. Read more

9th February 2021

THE JOGGERS EDIT

If you look at my Instagram page you'll see I'm never far from a pair of joggers. I've spent there last 12 months trying to decipher how to make joggers look as presentable as possible. I thought I'd share a few little tricks to help elevate your casual wear and look a little less "just rolled out of bed". Read more

7th February 2021

THE CHOICES I MADE IN MY THIRTIES

The choices I made in my thirties have changed me for the better. I thought I would share a few of the deliberate choices I've made to make this the best decade yet Read more

3rd February 2021

GALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

I've never observed Galentine's before but more than ever I really appreciate the premise of it. I cannot tell you how much I miss my friends, so having a day in honour of them feels really important. Read more

31st January 2021

THE “PRELOVED FASHION” INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS WORTH FOLLOWING

Preloved fashion Instagram accounts are quickly becoming to the best way to score yourself a vintage or new-for-less luxury bag or accessory. These are the best accounts to be following with the greatest selection and/or prices. Read more

28th January 2021

VALENTINE’S GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM

Valentine's Day is just over 2 weeks away, so I thought I'd share my Valentine's Gift Guide for Him in case you're uninspired about what present to buy. Read more

20th January 2021

ONE YEAR ON FROM MY FASHION CHALLENGE

Last January I wrote about my 2020 fashion challenge and how I wanted to shift my consumption of clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. A year later I'm chatting about how I got on, what I learnt and what I'm focusing on buying moving forward. Read more

4th January 2021

2020 FAVOURITES

It seems odd doing my annual round-up of favourites given the year we've had, but despite going nowhere and seeing no one, I still managed to discover some fantastic brands and products, as well as cement my love for some old ones. So, these are the best of best in 2020.... Read more

7th December 2020

AN OPEN LETTER TO FATHER CHRISTMAS

Its been over 2 decades since I last wrote to Father Christmas but I'm after something special this year and I have an exclusive discount code, so I thought I best get in touch with the man in red! Read more

23rd November 2020

BLACK FRIDAY 101

Love it or loathe it, Black Friday just gets bigger and bigger. In what has been a strange year this year, a little discounted retail therapy and/or bagging some cut-price Christmas presents might be the tiny silver lining we need to perk ourselves up. This blogpost is your Black Friday 101 with over 100 retailers included. Read more

17th November 2020

45 SMALL BRANDS TO SUPPORT DURING LOCKDOWN

Its been a weird and difficult year but particularly difficult for those that have small businesses. So I thought I'd share 45 small brands to check out and shop over Black Friday/Christmas Shopping period. Read more

28th October 2020

FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH LONDON

2020 hasn’t been the year any of us expected. Each one of us has made minor or major adjustments to our lives. I'm sharing the small changes I've made but how my love of London will carry on no matter what. Read more

26th October 2020

REVIEW: GIVENCHY STUDDED BUCKLE ANKLE BOOTS

Despite my Givenchy Biker Boots appearing numerous times on the blog in various posts, amazingly I've never written a full on review of them. So, here it is, everything you need to know about the Givenchy Bike Boot. Read more

20th October 2020

HAS SECOND HAND GOT THE UPPER HAND?

I've been an avid shopper and follower of preloved luxury shopping for a number of years but recently I've been struck by just how far the industry has come. I'm exploring why second hand shopping may have finally got they upper hand. Read more

30th March 2020

MATTE BLACK BAGS FOR EVERY BUDGET

It's no secret I LOVE my Dior Ultra Black Diorama. I have endlessly raved about it endlessly. I truly believe every girl needs a bag with black hardware so I've put together a rundown of options to suit every budget. Read more

9th March 2020

HOW I’M MAKING MY WARDROBE WORK HARDER THIS YEAR

Since kicking off my “fashion challenge” for 2020 I’ve been trying to decipher ways I can make my wardrobe work harder. It's important to me not to continually push buy, buy, buy on this blog, so this is some of the ways I'm changing my approach to buying and owning clothes. Read more

17th February 2020

5 LUXURY PIECES EVERY WARDROBE SHOULD HAVE

I know I sound like a broken record but having great quality, classic pieces in your wardrobe is so much better than burning your way through an abundant amount of fast-fashion. If you’re looking to build an iconic and timeless capsule wardrobe, these are 5 luxury fail-safes you’ll never regret buying. Read more

20th January 2020

REVIEW: ACNE STUDIOS VELOCITE JACKET

I pined after the Acne Studios Velocite jacket for many years before I finally owned one. Those that know about this coat, are more than aware, the ripple effect it has had on the fashion world. It has been copied and duped by everyone from top-end luxury brands to premium to high street labels. So, the question remains, despite being the ultimate trendsetter, is it worth the hype (and major price tag)? Read more

13th January 2020

MY 2020 FASHION CHALLENGE

Thanks to science, the media and activists around the world, we’ve become far more considerate about the way we consume. Over the years I’ve been taking little steps to be kinder to our planet but I’m finally at a stage where I want to do more. This year I’ve decided to set myself a challenge to help me become more considered in my purchases and whims. Read more

10th January 2020

2019 FAVOURITES

We’re still in the first full week of a new year (and a new decade!), so hopefully, it’s not too late to take one final look back at 2019. Every year for as long as I’ve had this blog, I’ve done a rundown of my yearly favourites across multiple categories. So, keeping with tradition, here it is for 2019 and boy, did I discover some great things this year. Read more

25th November 2019

I’M RENOVATING A HOUSE!

2020 is about to bring some big changes. Most notably, I’ll be moving into a new house. Since mid-September, I’ve been renovating a property in West Sussex. I plan to share the whole journey on the blog, so if you're into home and interior design, this is the series for you! Read more

19th November 2019

I SPENT £263 ON IS CLINICAL SKINCARE & LEARNt A BIG LESSON

I recently spent a hefty sum of money on a skincare line which promised big results and it taught me a huge lesson about big skincare promises. Read more

4th November 2019

THE £16 SKIRT I CAN’T STOP WEARING

Great fashion is wearing the items you feel most comfortable in. It's not about having the most expensive or "on trend" pieces and this £16 skirt is the perfect example of that. It's my go-to for almost any occasion when I want to look and feel great but also be comfortable. Read more

30th October 2019

HOLIDAYING IN BALI: HOTEL OR AIRBNB?

If you're ever thinking of visiting Bali then this is a post worth reading. I'm sharing my experiences and the differences between staying in a hotel or Airbnb. Read more

16th October 2019

Review of 3 Full Coverage Foundations: Huda Beauty, The Ordinary & Fenty Beauty

When it comes to makeup I have strong opinions on how I like it; less is more and I’m all about a dewy finish. So, it’s bizarre and totally out of character that I went through a phase of buying full coverage foundations towards the end of last year. Read more

1st October 2019

CHASE THE RAINBOW

Autumn officially has arrived and I've decided to dress a little differently this season, instead of reaching for all my usual muted earth tones, I'm chasing the rainbow with bright and bold pieces to keep me cheery throughout the upcoming grey weather. Read more

25th September 2019

5 Ways to Enhance You Career

2018 was an exciting year for me career-wise. I was building my consultancy business, blogging, launching a YouTube channel, freelancing in digital marketing and copywriting on the side. Despite leaving me completely burnt out by the time 2019 rolled around, it taught me a huge amount about moving my career forward. I thought I’d share the 5 key lessons I learned in the year my career finally took off… Read more

17th September 2019

LUXURY VINTAGE BAGS WORTH BUYING

I know I’m getting old because for the first time I’m seeing old fashion trends come back in vogue. Styles and looks which were popular when I was a teenager have returned and are back in a big way! I thought I'd share my thoughts on the best luxury vintage bags worth snapping up. Read more

11th September 2019

Learning to Embrace my Curves

I wanted to talk about body image, body positivity and embracing my curves as it is so important to celebrate our amazing bodies. This also neatly follows on from my previous blogpost where I touched on the impact social media and bombardment of unrealistic images can have on our own insecurities and wellbeing. Read more

5th September 2019

MY IMAGE & BLOG PRINCIPLES

You might, or might not, have noticed I recently took a lengthy blog and digital detox. I all but disappeared from the internet. However, I am delighted to say I am back and I'm kicking off with a post I feel is really important to be honest about in the blogging arena and that is my image and blog principles. Read more

16th March 2019

PROMO CODE FOR LUXURY ITEMS WHICH NEVER USUALLY GO ON SALE!

As we all know, I love bagging something on sale, especially when it comes to luxury items, so I wanted to share a sneaky promo code which is running this weekend ONLY. Although it's not the largest reduction ever the selection of bags, shoes and ready-to-wear is absolutely amazing and includes a number of pieces which NEVER EVER go on sale. Read more

4th February 2019

GOOD RIDDANCE JANUARY & HELLO NEW GIVENCHY

After the longest January in history, I treated myself to a little Givenchy which is brightening up my much-loved Antigona handbag. Read more

17th January 2019

HOW TO DRESS IN YOUR 30s: STYLE TIPS & TRICKS TO LIVE BY

The transition from your twenties into your thirties is a defining one. From 20 to 29, you can pretty much get away with wearing whatever you want! Entering your thirties is a scary catapult into more adulthood, but when it comes to fashion you are still as young as you feel. Read more

24th December 2018

2018 FAVOURITES

Ever since I started That New Dress, I've done an annual round up of my favourites for the year. This is everything I've been absolutely LOVING in 2018. Read more

16th December 2018

LETS TALK VINTAGE DIOR: TAKE 2

My newfound obsession with vintage continues. My latest wardrobe addition is a Dior Oblique-print jacket. If you asked me about buying a piece like this a year ago, I would have scoffed. It's amazing how much I've done a 180 when it comes to these retro items! Read more

7th December 2018

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS DIAMONDS

I have a never-ending love affair with fine jewellery.  The reason I advocate investing in it so much is, I want my wardrobe and accessories drawer to be filled with pieces I'll treasure for the rest of my life.  These days I want to invest better, buy less and enjoy more. Read more

27th November 2018

HMOSCHINO REVIEW & THOUGHTS

I am a huge fan of the H&M collaborations with luxury designers. I know there is a lot of hysteria surrounding them and plenty of people scoff at how ridiculous and chaotic they can get, but as someone who looks forward to these collabs year on year, these are my thoughts on it. Read more

23rd November 2018

LETS TALK VINTAGE WITH VINTAGE FINE JEWELLERY

Recently, I've developed an affection for all things vintage. I came across Vintage Fine Jewellery a couple of months ago and was enchanted by the character and elegance of their selection of jewellery.  Vintage Fine Jewellery source exclusive pieces dating anywhere between the Victorian to Art Deco era. Read more

4th November 2018

I HAVE LAUNCHED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL & GIVEAWAY!

After months and months of talking about it, I'm delighted to say, the That New Dress YouTube channel is live! Catch my first video and enter my fab giveaway in this post! Read more

31st October 2018

ASOS AUTUMN & SEQUIN MUST HAVES

As ASOS has 15% off EVERYTHING TODAY with code SCREAM15 I thought I’d put an edit together of all my favourite pieces. I seem to be obsessed with everything sequin at the moment and given party season is just around the corner , now is the time to start snapping up those party outfits. Sequin Embellished Bomber […] Read more

29th October 2018

WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHICH SEASON WE’RE IN!

Brits have a reputation for consistently moaning about the weather.  Although it's hardly surprising given the unexpected Indian Summer we've just enjoyed recently when it's supposed to be the midst of Autumn.  I'm all for a bit of sporadic sunshine in Autumn, but it does create havoc when deciding what to wear! Read more

3rd October 2018

THAT NEW DRESS UPDATE

Back in February I did a post titled Life Update (catch it HERE).  In a nutshell, I was talking about changes that were happening in my personal life and the effects it was having on That New Dress.  I talked about how I’d started my own business and how all consuming it was.  I’m so […] Read more

26th September 2018

SILK PEEL REVIEW WITH PHICLINIC

I am about to embark on a cosmetic journey with PhiClinic on Harley Street and thought I'd share the whole procedure with you. The first step is a series of Silk Peels to get my skin looking tip top! Read more

20th September 2018

MY HAIRCARE ROUTINE

I get asked a lot about my haircare regime and I've always been reluctant to share it. I'm as low maintenance as it comes and honestly, I think it would disappointing! Despite this I'm finally sharing my 2 of hair secrets to presentable looking hair. Read more

17th September 2018

BOOTIE SEASON!

As it's edging closer to my favourite season, I'm starting to get exciting about wearing boots again. These are some of my favourite must have boots! Read more

14th September 2018

NEW IN: MAKEUP

Its been a while since I shared some of the new bits in my beauty cupboard. There are some great dupes, must have and major duds! Read more

7th September 2018

GP & J Baker x H&M

In my previous post I raved about GP & J Baker x H&M collaboration and I'm going to do it again. Previously, I was gaga for their geometer prints and this time I'm lusting over more Chinoiserie-style pieces. Read more

3rd September 2018

GP & J Baker x H&M

H&M recently launched a collection in collaboration with GP & J Baker which is absolutely stunning. I am styling a few of my favourite pieces. Read more

21st August 2018

CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING DIOR SADDLE

I hadn't planned on writing yet another post about the Dior Saddle bag but I wanted to address the controversy surrounding it. As a luxury fashion lover and shopper I finally felt compelled to add my two cents. Read more

18th August 2018

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO FENTY BEAUTY

The launch of Fenty Beauty was one of the biggest highlights in the beauty world last year. I've been fortunate to try most of the collection, so this is my full rundown on everything Fenty Beauty. Read more

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