SPENDY IN DIOR

 

 

My love affair with Dior is STILL ongoing.  It all begun when the insanely talented and empowering Maria Grazia Chiuri took over the reigns as Creative Director last year.

Back in April I wrote a full blogpost about Grazia Chiuri and why I fell in love with her first collection which you can read HERE.

 

 

If you stop by the blog regularly you’ll have seen my red J’adior WOC hundreds of times.  It is one of my BEST luxury purchases ever.  I pretty much wear it all the time with anything and everything.  If you don’t believe me just check out these looks HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE.

As I’ve got sooo much wear out of it, I’d been thinking about investing in another Dior bag.  I was keeping my eyes peeled for something special and had spotted a new colour way called “Ultra Black” launching for A/W18.

 

 

The minute I saw it in real life I absolutely fell in love and knew I had to make it mine!  The question was which style to go for.

To cut a long story short, I originally wanted the ultra black J’adior Flap bag which is basically the larger version of my WOC (see it HERE) .  However, I unexpectedly fell in love with a style I hadn’t paid much attention to before; the Diorama.  I always felt the Diorama was too elegant and ladylike for my style but in the Ultra Black, it gave it more of an edge and I couldn’t resist.

 

 

I’m so, so, so happy with it.  Even though it was a sickening amount of money to spend in one go, I have no regrets.

I have the Small Diorama but it is also comes in the larger size in the Ultra Black (see it HERE).  Although I prefer to overall look of the larger size, the small is far more versatile as it can be used as a day OR evening bag.

 

 

They’ve also done the Diorama WOC in the Ultra Black (see it HERE) which wasn’t released when I purchased mine.  If it had been I would probably have chosen it over the Small Diorama.

Firstly, the price difference is massive, £1550 vs. £2850.  Secondly, as you know I’m a big fan of the Dior WOC, it’s such a useful little bag.

If you want to dip your toe in the world of Dior bags, I would advise buying a WOC first, as they offer great value for money and are so versatile.

 

 

One of the best things about the Ultra Black colourway is the matte black finish on the chain.  I tend to match the colour of my bag’s hardware with my jewellery but with the Ultra Black it goes perfectly with either silver or gold, making it so easy to wear!  I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting my cost per wear with this bag.

 

 

As if buying a bag wasn’t enough, I then fell into a spendy Dior jewellery spiral.  Originally all I wanted was a choker but I somehow walked away with four, yes FOUR, necklaces! The Dior temptation is just too much!

One of the things I like about Dior’s jewellery is the cool edge it has to it and that it’s not overly feminine or delicate.  The jewellery line as a whole is definitely synonymous with Grazia Chiuri’s style.

 

 

The great thing about these necklaces is you can really play around with styling them, either wearing them alone or mix and matching.  I tend to layer the necklaces, either wearing the two chokers together, or a choker with one of the longer necklaces, or all together, as I’ve done here.

Again, if you’re looking to dip your toe into the world of Dior, jewellery is such a perfect place to start.

 

Outfit details: Dress – similar HERE & HERE | Belt – find HERE | Shoes – find HERE & HERE | Bag – find HERE or large size HERE | J’adior Choker – similar HERE | Star Choker – similar HERE | Mid Length Necklace – similar HERE | Long Dior Necklace – find HERE

 

Don’t forget you can also keep up with me on Instagram @thatnewdress, Twitter @thatnewdress, Bloglovin That New Dress, Snapchat thatnewdress and Depop @dominiquew.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Noo July 4, 2018 / 6:12 am

    That bag looks really amazing! Black, but still feminine. I’ll keep it in mind for when I cam also spend so much money on a bag. 😉 But I can see it’s totally worth it!

    Xo Noor
    http://Www.Www.nonstopnoor.com

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:17 pm

      Thank you so much! It definitely made me feel a bit ill spending that much money, but hopefully I’ll wear it for years to come xx

  2. Allie Mackin July 4, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    Oh yes sometimes spending money on a designer quality bag is so worth it. This one is gorgeous and I popped over to that site 24 Serves and now there is a Stella McCartney bag on sale that I want!!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:18 pm

      Haha, sorry for being a bad influence! I say treat yourself!! xx

  3. Ankita Bardhan July 5, 2018 / 2:00 am

    OMG the black Diorama looks so stunning! I can see why you couldn’t resist buying it! And must say your necklaces are so gorgeous too!
    I am back after a month long hiatus, hope you’ve been well! Missed reading your posts! 🙂
    xx
    Ankita Bardhan | Real Girl Talks
    http://realgirltalks.com/

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:18 pm

      You’ve been missed too, glad to have you back hun xx

  4. Geniussr July 5, 2018 / 5:01 am

    I myself is a big fan of Dior… this handbag is so stunning.. love its matte finish which is a kind of make it unique..That dior necklace is so cool…❤️

    http://www.geniusenough.com

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:19 pm

      I’m a big Dior fan too, I just love everything they’re doing at them moment! It’s feminine with a touch of edge xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you darling xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:28 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

  5. Caroline July 5, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Oh my… That bag is so beautiful and versatile, I love your outfits so much 🙂

    Caroline
    Missoline

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      You’re such a darling, thank you so much hun xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      Thank you Monica xx

  6. Blessing July 5, 2018 / 9:55 am

    I love every single detail of this look. Is that dress from H&M?

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      That’s so great to hear, thank you! Yes it is, it was a bargain too! xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      Thank yo so much Sophie xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      Awww thank you so much hunny, I really appreciate it xx

  7. Gemma July 5, 2018 / 11:05 am

    Stunning! I love every detail here. The bag is gorgeous! The Diorama is my favourite style in the ultra black too. I think you made a great choice.

    Have a great week

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • thatnewd July 13, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you so much hun! Happy to hear this your fave style too xxx

  8. Lorna July 5, 2018 / 11:32 am

    Oh!! I absolutely love it! I loved it when I saw it on Instagram, but in these photos it’s even more stunning. It’s a shame the smaller one wasn’t released at the time, as like you, I would have probably chosen it too, it’s super cute! I like the WOC style a lot as I love my Chanel, but this one looks so much more edgy in the WOC style! I just had a look through hoping it came in that gorgeous burgundy they have, but the Onyx is so pretty! Anyway, love yours, it’s beautiful and I like the size on you too!

    https://raindropsofsapphire.com

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      I think the WOC does come n the burgundy, but you might need to check in store! Thank you so much for the lovely comment and so glad to hear you like it xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Thank you so much hunny xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks doll xx

  9. Amy July 5, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    LOVE! And I totally feel you – MGC is my designer girl crush. Everything she puts out is both gorgeous and makes a statement on womanhood. And you look amazing, girl!

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:56 pm

      Isn’t she amazing, she’s doing such a great job as Creative Director! xx

  10. Kasie July 5, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    OH MY GOSH, this is the perfect little black bag! It’s so edgy yet still manages to be classic. You’ll be carrying this for years to come! Congratulations on your new addition, what a beauty!

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:57 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! I definitely hope it’s a forever bag! xx

  11. Jenny July 5, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    Such a beautiful bag, Dior is perfect. You look lovely in this dress as well!

    Jenny | Local Leo

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:58 pm

      Thank you for the kind words hunny xx

  12. Babita July 5, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Love this post! Yay! I agree, one can hardly skip it! And grabbing a black one, you can never go wrong!

    Xoxo Babita

    http://travelhues.com

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:58 pm

      For sure, black is classic!! xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:58 pm

      Awww thank you so much darling! You’re such a doll xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Thanks sweetie xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      🙂 🙂

  13. Marisa Cavaleiro July 6, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    The bag is stunning and you styled it very well.
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 4:00 pm

      This tunic style dress is the perfect summer outfit! xx

  14. Meredith Christine July 11, 2018 / 10:28 pm

    I LOVVVVEE the dark details on the bag, the fact that there aren’t any shiny metal components! I’m now lusting after this bag as well!

    xx,
    Meredith
    LATEST POST | INSTAGRAM

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you so much! It was love at first sight for me! xx

  15. Biki July 13, 2018 / 10:01 am

    You were your Dior-obsession well hon! Very pretty summer dress and I adore the print! Have a lovely weekend ( :

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 9:36 pm

      I really doooo have a Dior obsession! Hehe xx

  16. Pentené July 15, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    First, your dress is a beauty. Secondly, you look beautiful in it. And thirdly, that bag is everything. Love the detail and it is such a beautiful design.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 9:55 pm

      You are too much of a sweetie! Thank you so much darling xx

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