What I Wore : Nottingham Castle : Denim Dress Review

Happy Tuesday 😃.

On Sunday me and my Daughter had a day out in Nottingham. Just the two of us. We had such a fun time together.

We were going to visit the Victoria Embankment but as my youngest son decided to stay home we changed our plans and we went to visit Nottingham Castle.

Nottingham Castle.

We arrived in Nottingham by train and although I have been to Nottingham town centre loads, I am no good at getting anywhere on my own. I usually leave things like this to my husband. Who happened to be at work on this day!!

No worries, I just spoke into my phone; OK Google guide me to Nottingham Castle. It is not far away from the train station that we arrived in but it would have been if we took a wrong turn. Gosh, I love Google!! 

It only took us a few minutes to get to the Castle.

My Daughter set me some truth or challenge questions and we had a real giggle at the answers when walking around.

She set me a challenge of shouting ‘I love bananas’ and doing a monkey impression in front of some tourists and was rolling around laughing when I accepted her challenge and did it!! Good times, eh!?

She soon stopped asking me to do silly things after that!

The next moment we were there. I love Nottingham and this is such a beautiful spot. We took photos, possed a little and chattered about different things.

Around the castle is perfect for pretty photos. Like the Robin Hood statue, the Castle itself and the red phone box.

I love to wear my Converse when there is lots of walking involved!

How cool is this!? Perfect for a photo opportunity. I wanted to stick my leg or arm through each arch but my Daughter was just laughing so that never worked out!

Remember I mentioned I had another Dress from Bonmarché’s Summer lookbook to show you?

This is it. I wore it here.

I love the that Bonmarché’s clothes come in generous sizes, perfect for when you are spending lots of time out and about and also throughout the Summer when you end eating what you want.

No tight waist bands here!!

How pretty is this denim dress?

Love it. Such a great style, design and fit. I now need to wash it as I have been wearing it for a few days as it feels so nice to wear.

This dress is perfect for feeling comfy when out and about and it looks so stylish too. I know it is good when my Daughter says she likes it too.

Mini-me in the background looking for things to take pictures of.

What I Wore: Dress: c/o Bonmarché | Shoes: Converse | Bag: Cath Kidston | Sunglasses: Primark.

Have you been to Nottingham Castle before?

What do you think of my new dress?

Do not forget to stop by tomorrow I have a fun Wednesday Blog Hop post planned, wearing this dress too. You can also link up your fashion posts here too.

What I Wore: Nottingham Castle: Denim Dress Review.

About this post: Bonmarché kindly sent me a dress for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own and I was not paid for this post.


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.


  1. vanity andme
    July 25, 2017 / 7:57 am

    The dress looks fabulous on Claire. Looks like a lovely day out xxwww.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 27, 2017 / 7:05 am

      Aww, thanks Laurie 🙂

  2. mummabstylish
    July 25, 2017 / 8:10 am

    What a gorgeous dress, just right for your lovely day out. Loving the embroidery on the sides – very pretty. x Jacquiwww.mummabstylish.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 28, 2017 / 5:17 am

      Thanks Jacqui 🙂

  3. Dean B
    July 25, 2017 / 9:17 am

    That is a lovely dress. Indeed, perfect for summer. Love that you matched with a pair of converse 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 28, 2017 / 5:17 am

      Aww, thanks Dean 🙂

  4. Helen J
    July 25, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Beautiful photos – I love the embroidery detail on this dress, so pretty 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 28, 2017 / 5:19 am

      Thanks Helen 🙂

  5. Tamar SB
    July 25, 2017 / 10:47 am

    That's super cute!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 28, 2017 / 5:19 am

      Thank you Tamar:)

  6. Tori M
    July 25, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    That's a really pretty dress. I'm SO into embroidery at the moment.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 28, 2017 / 5:21 am

      Thanks you,aww ye me too. My latest pair of jeans are like this too 🙂

  7. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    July 25, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Love the dress and these photos. Looks like a fabulous spot! How do you keep your Converse so clean?

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 28, 2017 / 5:22 am

      Thanks Heather, Ha I had a new pair, just like my old ones for my birthday :):)

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    July 25, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Love the pics! My hubby and I are interested in visiting castles at some point in our travels. Love your dress, it looks so pretty with the pink flowered embroidery! and I am a fan of the shift dress. jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 28, 2017 / 5:22 am

      Thanks Jess, you will love it around here. Such a lovely place 🙂

  9. Nancy's Fashion Style
    July 25, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    What a fabulous dress! Great with those sneakers!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 1, 2017 / 9:53 pm

      Aww, thank you Nancy 🙂

  10. Charlotte TheMummyToolbox
    July 25, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    beautiful! I love how you made it more casual with the shoes but it looks totally adaptable if you wanted to transition!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 1, 2017 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks Charlotte 🙂

  11. Jenny
    July 25, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Such a nice blue! I have noticed embroidered flowers on a lot of things lately !

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 1, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Thanks Jenny, yes I am loving all the embroidered things 🙂

  12. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    July 26, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Very pretty flower embroidery and the blue is very vibrant

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 1, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Thanks lovely 🙂

  13. ana de jesus
    July 26, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    This was the perfect outfit to go exploring in! I love embroidered denim so chic x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 1, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Thanks Ana 🙂

  14. A Labour of Life
    July 27, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    what a great dress and I sure wish I lived closer to castles. I love the pictures

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 1, 2017 / 9:56 pm

      Thanks Linda 🙂

  15. Jayne SMABL
    July 27, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Nottingham castle is lovely, Steeped in legend and folklore it is perfect for a day out.(hubby helping out)

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 1, 2017 / 9:56 pm

      Thanks Jayne & hubby 🙂

  16. Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid
    July 27, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Your dress is gorgeous! Can't beat a pair of Converse!x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 1, 2017 / 9:56 pm

      Thanks Sian 🙂

  17. Stephanie Moore
    July 27, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    I never would have thought that this dress was from Bonmarché, it's lovely and looks great on you

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 13, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Aww, thank you Stephanie 🙂

  18. Little Pickles Mom
    July 30, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    GREAT dress! Perfectly teamed with the Cath Kidson bag. Looking great!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 13, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Aww, thanks lovely 🙂

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