My new Leopard Maxi

Our friends threw the most fabulous party last night. Complete with a Lebanese kebab van and a silent disco. It was my first silent disco and I thought it was pure genius. No disturbing the neighbours AND (ahem, slightly showing my age here) no straining to hear and speak over loud music. Pop the headphones on when you want to dance (and sing, hopefully in tune, but if not, who cares!) and take them off when you want to chat. Or simply observe for real entertainment!

You know that feeling when you leave a party – your ears are ringing and you feel a little hoarse, well I had none of that last night. Also, rather brilliantly, there were two channels so you could choose the type of music you wanted to listen to. There was a brilliant moment when the ‘old folk’ were bopping to ‘Call me Maybe’ and the 18 year olds (my friend’s son and his friends) were all belting out ‘So Sally can wait’. The head phones light up to green or blue depending on your channel so you are able to see who’s in your camp. Although you could definitely tell just by observing the dance moves 🙂

I wore my new dress, which I am completely in love with. Remember the Ganni leopard print maxi that sold out everywhere ? (photo below) Well, I found an almost identical dress for a quarter of the price.

Ganni Version 

UO Version 

It’s one of those dresses that I think I will wear for years. Leopard print is such a wardrobe staple and it’s the style of dress that you could dress up or down.

Bad lighting, good dress!

I wore it with last season’s Topshop boots which sold out very quickly (they were a good copy of the Balenciaga knife boots) but I have had a look for similar pairs for you, because they are such an easy style of boot to wear with dresses in the winter.

I went for Double leopard with my Chloe bag
We have reached that time of the year when you definitely need to wear a jacket, especially if you’re travelling anywhere by public transport. I wore my H&M blazer which has been such a useful purchase. It’s not the best quality, but it’s the best design and fit. Annoyingly, I have just gone to link it and it is no longer online which means it has sold out. Hopefully you nabbed one when I first blogged about it?
If you didn’t, River Island have this one, which I love the look of.
River Island – £70
I have used my ‘styling rail’ I bought from Ikea recently to show you a few different ways to wear it. Trainers or a biker boot for daytime and pointed boots to smarten it up for an evening out. I’ve tried it on with a blazer, my Burgundy Aviator from M&S and a leather jacket and they all work really well.
Here’s to leopard dresses and silent discos!
Have a lovely Sunday.
Love,
Chloe
PS. In case you watched my instastories yesterday, my neck is feeling much better after Ibuprofen and a few drinks last night. Think I just needed to relax, so I am having a scroll-free Sunday! 🙂

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3 responses to “My new Leopard Maxi”

  1. Gemma anderson says:

    What’s the sizing like on the dress – can’t decide on S or M. The sleeves look quite fitted on the model on the website. Does it have any stretch?!
    Thanks !

    • chloelovestoshop@yahoo.co.uk says:

      Yes the sleeves are very fitted. It does have stretch though… I would say order both and send one back?! X

  2. Gemma Anderson says:

    Thank you! X

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Chloe Samwell-Smith

Chloe Samwell-Smith

I am a fashion loving mum of three, blogging about my love for clothes, interiors, children's fashion, fitness, beauty and travel. I live in London with my husband, three children (Liv, Milla and Charlie) and our siamese cat called Sammy.

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