The Power Of A Dress

The Power Of A Dress

I recently had abit of retail therapy at H&M and I treated myself to a couple of dresses (and some jumpers and jewellery but you can see more of them over on my H&M Haul & Try On video) but what I really wanted to talk about in this post is my dresses.

It is amazing how fabulous you can feel, by simply wearing a dress! I have never had a long shirt dress before (I don’t think that I have anyway…) but I had been having a browse through Pinterest and noticed how I had added many long dresses to my ‘Love The Look’ board that I decided to buy some for myself.

This dress makes me feel elegant, pretty and happy!

This dress makes me feel strong, powerful and sexy!

And it goes so nicely with my new Teddy Coat that I got from Marks and Spencer!! (I was merrily window shopping when I took this pic by the way, I can’t say that I actually own this bag…. oh how I wish I did though!!)

This dress makes me feel successful, powerful and in control!

Do you think that this is silly? I mean.. can a dress really make you feel this way.. hmm the truth is that they have made me feel this way or maybe I felt that way already or these dresses just gave me some kind of permission to embrace my alter ego a little...

Is there a type of dress that you ever wear that gives you that ego boost and has you feeling a certain way?

Do you agree that as women we should celebrate ourselves every now and again instead of always having to be modest and play our feelings down?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below and as always thank you to anyone who has passed through and read this blog post. I intend to post a lot more on here from now 🥰

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Layonie Jae x

Michael Kors handbag

Michael Kors handbag

I’ve been a mum for just over 8 years now and like a lot  of mums, paying the bills and providing for my children has always been my priority when it came to what I spent my money on. I have always admired designer labels from a far but instead of shopping at Prada, I would shop at Primark and find items that looked elegant and glamorous with a much, much, much cheaper price tag!

I was a housewife for a few years and then I got a part time job before recently taking a full time corporate role and to celebrate I decided to treat myself to a new Michael Kors handbag! #Exciting

My friend who has a huge designer handbag and shoe collection already, came along with me and I was pleased to discover that they had a sale on!


At the Michael Kors store on Regents Street, London, I got myself the Dillon Top Zip Satchet handbag in Black that was originally priced at around £390 or was it…. £410….? (I’ve forgotten the exact price) but it was now half of that price and I got it for £197!!


I just love this bag! 

It is strong and sturdy and a perfect size that fits just enough in without tempting you to squeeze in your kitchen sink (something which I usually do but I am determined not to with this bag! I am determined to keep this bag clutter free and only carry around my absolute essentials!!) It also came with a separate strap so I can wear it either on my wrist, arm or over my shoulder!

Excitingly whilst there, my friend treated me to a new purse too as a belated birthday present!

 I couldn’t believe it, I am so lucky!!

They didn’t have this design in the black so I went for this beautiful beige colour instead and what I love about this purse is that it can also pass for a clutch bag too:



I am so pleased with my Michael Kors items!! 

I chose the classic design for both items rather than the more on trend designs because I feel that they will go with so many clothes in my wardrobe and will last a long time!

Do you like?


I think that I may slowly get the bug for buying designer handbags now but only once in a while… maybe.. I think so..

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and I’ll look forward to reading and replying to them!

Layonie Jae x