Reiss dress, AllSaints leather jacket, Nicholas Kirkwood heels, Chanel purse, Kaza bracelets
I'm quite sure that Kate Middleton spurred on the rampage of royal blue dresses on the market after that unforgettable engagement dress. I found a treasure of a evening dress at a Reiss sample sale, perfect for the law ball. At about a fourth of the original price, it presented a deep V in the back, an interestingly haphazard asymmetrical hem, and various methods to tie said hem up with two satin cords attached to the edge of the "V" and a metal eyelet on one side of the hem.
Versatile column dresses are my favourite kind of evening dress; in the day, a sweater makes them casual enough for brunch. After hopping all over Kew Gardens, I dragged on my leather jacket and burrowed deep into its warmth as we left for the long car ride back to Covent Garden.