Ghost Trisha Dress-Review

I had my invite to Blogconf. A blogging conference for Bristol based bloggers, on the agenda; talks from inspiring speakers, a photography workshop and the chance to network with like-minded people. My first event of the blogging year. Once I’d finished worrying about all the usual stuff like would I know anyone there and what on earth would I talk to a room full of strangers about (I needn’t have worried-everyone was lovely) My next thoughts turned to the obvious. What will I wear? Something pretty, yet daytime appropriate, smart but not over the top.

And so I prayed to the fashion Gods for outfit inspiration and what should pop in my email inbox? Only an offer from Ghost to review one of their gorgeous dresses!

‘Yes please’ I said with zero hesitation. I am a huge fan of Ghost already and knew they would have something suitable for the occasion.

Browsing the the GHOST dress shop online I absolutely fell in love with the range of dye to order dresses, in particular the Wendy dress in dusty green. It’s the sort of dress a screen siren would wear in a 1930s Hollywood noir film and is so unbelievably elegant. Completely timeless with full-on vintage glamour. Just gorgeous. Perhaps not suitable for Blogconf? Reigning myself in, I can’t help but smile at how easily distracted I am, so easy to get utterly lost looking at all those beautiful gowns and imagining myself floating down a stairway somewhere exotic a vision in green…

Back to reality and on with the task in hand. I opt for the Trisha dress*-a beautiful navy blue vintage dress, printed with a white trees pattern. I will wear it with tights at this time of year but it’s going to be lovely in the summer with bare legs and sandals.

Ghost tea dress 1

The material is heavy, which instantly translates to me as quality. Described by ghost as ‘winter crepe’ material it drapes wonderfully in all the right places. The dress has a V-neck and flared skirt which is slightly longer at the back which makes it all the more flattering. There are short sleeves, something I look for in a dress at this time of year as I don’t want the tops of my arms exposed or to have to wear a cardigan if it’s chilly. The hem stops in the perfect place, just above the knee. I am a size 12 and went for the dress in a medium, as you can see it was a perfect fit.

Ghost tea dress close up print

The blogging event was on Saturday, along I went wearing my Ghost dress, black opaque tights, short black ankle boots and my tweed winter coat with fur collar. I kept my jewellery simple wearing my gold ‘tiny bee’ necklace by Alex Monroe. I really felt amazing, I was so pleased with my outfit and I looked exactly how I had planned in my head. For my make up I wore black eye liner and a slick of red lipstick to continue with the vintage vibe. The dress was so comfortable to wear and I got compliments on the day from other bloggers asking me where it was from. Even the editor of Mollie Makes magazine said if I emailed her with an idea for the magazine, she would remember me because of the dress I was wearing! This made my day.

Ghost tea dress 2

I can’t thank Ghost enough for dressing me for the Bristol blog conference and helping me to feel super confident in a room full of really trendy bloggers, now I just have to decide what to wear to BritMums live in June!

Ghost tea dress 3

*This dress was very kindly gifted to me by Ghost. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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