Thursday, 19 December 2013

Winter Style: Stripy Dress

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How to wear stripes in Winter
small red leather bag
LOVE pendant necklace
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Dress Topshop / Hat Miss Selfridge (similar from ASOS) / Jacket ASOS / Bag* Baleeblu / Shoes* Baleeblu / Watch F&F / Necklace Nikki Lissoni

Second blogpost of the day! There's so much to fit in before Christmas, so the panic has started to set in whilst I figure out a way to cram it all in! Taking a tiny break from it all, I popped to my Mum's house to see Bonnie and Oscar (they are SOOOOOO cute!!!), and they are BFFs now - except for when it's their dinner time, and both are vying to be the first to be fed! Pets will be pets!

This is an outfit I wore a couple of days ago and it is impossible to wear a dress like this and not give it a nautical twist - a trend I absolutely adored when I was at uni. I ended up accessorising this outfit with a small red leather bag with a chain strap and chose the most un-Christmassy nail polish colour but it's my all time favourites from Barry M! Bright yellow in winter? Sure, why not!

The dress I am wearing here is an old one from Topshop, from yeaaars ago! There is a similar one on their website at the moment, which I am tempted to buy but I'm not sure if I suit the straight up-and-down style, especially as it's in a horizontal stripe fabric. Actually, the last time I wore this dress on the blog, I was told that I have wide hips! Ouch! It usually helps when there's a bit of shape in stripy clothing! Are stripes something you find easy to wear? 

As the weather takes a turn for the worse, you'll soon see me back in my winter coat (Zzzz! Boring!) Which leads me on to tell you that I bought some cute winter woolies to giveaway so if you're feelin' lucky, then head over to the giveaway post to check it all out! 

On a quick side note, I have given Niki a bit of a nudge to start his own blog! I've enjoyed being behind the camera, taking his photos, so hop on over his new menswear fashion blog, give it a follow and let us know what you think!

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  1. Loove this outfit!

    - Keyta x

  2. All cute !

  3. That necklace is adorable! Niki has such a cool style. <3

    Tara xo

  4. Love a good stripe, red and leather combo! gorgeous babe, your bag is ust amazing! x

  5. You can't beat a bit of nautical styling! I love the hat worn with the loafers, very pretty :)
    Oh and if your hips are wide then Harry Styles isn't famous. Ridiculous.

    Abi xx

  6. You look lovely Sarah, that bag is just gorgeous! x

  7. Lovely outfit!
    Love the leather jacket and hat combo.


  8. Gorgeous accessories and lovely contrast with the nails! You look AMAZING, I envy your style completely xx

  9. I really love that dress, it looks such a cute and versatile piece! Even though the nautical trend's quite old I don't think I'll ever get sick of it, haha :)

  10. I love the splash of yellow that you've added to the look. Nothing like a bit of colour to brighten up a dreary day!

  11. What a nice look *-*
    The red bag gives such a nice and fun feel to this look!
    Take care, have a nice day!*

  12. That necklace is just soooooo pretty! I love it xx

  13. Aww love your outfit! I bought a similar hat this autumn so this is great inspiration to me <3

  14. Ahahahahah I am just like you when it comes to nail polish except year round! I am horrible at going with the season or holiday time when it comes to nail polish colors. For once I actually have holiday appropriate nails. The dress looks lovely on you and the red bag is amazing, I'm in love with it! Your outfit is very cute. :)

  15. I wish to have the same hair for Christmas <3
    Hope you will post other pictures from this cute puddle !!

  16. Stripes can be so flattering if you get the right cut, vertical are much easier to wear to. This little dress is so cute, I'm in love with the necklace though

  17. The nail polish is amazing! I'm a bit fed up of deep reds right now because they are starting to stain my nails... so pastels and brights all the way!

  18. I love your bag, it looks like it's the perfect size to fit the essentials into! I can also assure you that you don't have wide hips at all, people are crazy!

    Jennie xo |

  19. i love this outfit, i am obsessed with anything that is striped xxx

  20. I like your outfit very much! these colors and shoes <3

  21. I love a good striped dress and this one is so cute on you! You could go completely nautical with it in the summer, but I love it with this leather jacket too.

  22. Your yellow nails look so pretty over your orange purse! Love your dress, too!

    Xo, Hannah


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