Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Stripes look better with (a) tan...

This dress was a bit of an impulse buy from H&M but when I got it home and tried it on, I fell in love. It's the perfect shape for me and I loved the bold stripes too as I always think navy and white look so chic together...  I wore this outfit when I travelled down to Brighton (consisting of a bus journey, 3 trains and a 3 hour car drive!) and I can testify as to how comfortable it was even if the wind did cause me to have a few Marilyn moments! 

Dress: H&M, cardigan: Mango, belt: H&M, shoes: New Look, handbag: ASOS, weekend bag: John Lewis.
As you can see, I paired the stripes with all tan accessories, mainly so I could wear my fab new shoes from New Look. I bought these at the same time as these babies and they are so comfortable! I was inspired by the lovely Amy when I bought these as she always looks so fab in her tan loafers and you can't go wrong with gorgeous leather shoes for £25!  

I have had this weekend bag since December 2009 and it has more than paid for itself... I am ashamed to show you the original post where it was featured as the photos are so bad but I guess it shows how much my photos have improved since then! 


After having my haircut, I'm always worried about whether I will be able to style it or not but luckily it has proved fairly easy to maintain and I am loving the lighter style for summer! 

Hello freckles!
Do you have any new favourites in your wardrobe? What do you wear to travel? 

19 comments:

Dianne x said...

The dress looks lovely on you and I love the tan accessories

Dianne x

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

Super cute dress - I like! Love it when an impulse buy works out. I always travel in comfort but try to keep it looking good - thin layers and maybe a jersey based dress.

Susie said...

You look so beautiful in that dress, Maria, and your hair looks super cute!

cecylia.com said...

I love how you have accessorized the leather pieces! You look stunning!
Come and follow my blog darl :)

Dani said...

I love the stripes/tan contrast! Tan accessories always make an outfit more interesting and vintagey, I think. I'm so jealous of how bouncy your hair looks! I'm getting mine cut in a couple of weeks, tempted to get some layers cut in like yours! xx

snippets&scribbles said...

Aww you love lovely, and I love how you've paired it with tan accessories, the shoes are super cute!
The bags are great as well, I love really big bags! haha
xxxx

pepa said...

Looove it!!!

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Kisses from pepa:X

Carlinn said...

Such a cute dress!

Louder than Silence said...

Love this dress - might have to scooch over to H&M to see if they still have it in stock...Sally x

Gemx said...

I love black and white stripes, such a nice dress on you :) x

Sherin said...

It is a gorgeous dress. I can see why you like it so much! The bold prints look really good. And the bag is amazing!

daisychain said...

that dress. I love!

Harriet said...

That dress is stunning - may have to go have a look round H&M!


I think a jersey dress is a great item for travelling in - no wrinkles and so comfy!

Lil said...

Ah you cant beat New Look for shoes! Bought two pairs today :)
My new wardrobe faves are my new pink jeans, I bloody love them! I do so much travelling recently too and have learned to pack super light, so my favourite weekend away accessory is my big Marc B handbag - just enough room and easy to carry! Xx

Gillian said...

I love that dress with the tan accessories, it looks fab! I think H&M is really good for basic comfy dresses and skirts.
That weekend bag is gorgeous, I really need a good weekend bag rather than having to use a massive suitcase all the time!

Hannah said...

looking gorgeous maria, that dress is lovely


Bow Dream Nation xx

thethorneultimatum said...

That dress is wonderfully chic, and super-versatile. I'd love to see it with mega-bright shoes and accessories too, but tan is a great everyday look!

StephanieDJL said...

So in love with that dress, you look lovely bb!

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Rather liking the tan and stripes madam. The dress is gorgeous and looking rather fabulous.

Tan is my new favourite since getting my new tan handbag. I have some tan shoes that are really on their last legs, but I love it with my breton striped top or with black, navy or anything really. After a tan-ish pair of chino tipe trousers next!

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