There's something about dressing like a schoolgirl (not like that!) that I just can't resist (see here, here and here for proof) and this outfit felt like a rather strange mixture of Wednesday Addams, a Puritan costume with a dash of schoolgirl thrown in (I blame the satchel). I don't tend to wear monochrome outfits very often but occasionally something a little more severe helps to shake me out of my sartorial style rut...This green coat has barely left my back over the past two weeks, chilly rainy mornings have sent me running back to my coat collection faster than you can say 'back to school'.

Coat: Marks & Spencer, dress: ASOS, top: Vero Moda via Amazon, tights: Tesco, shoes: c/o Matalan, unsure face: model's own
I spent a lot of time trawling ASOS trying to find a collared dress but none of them were quite right, either the shape was off or it was too fussy so I decided to just buy a high necked dress and a sleeveless shirt and make my own! I always forget that Amazon sell clothes and this Vero Moda blouse just happened to slip into my basket when I was looking for new books to read. I really like the subtle sequins and actually this is the best way to wear the blouse - it is a really odd swing shape so it is best as a thin layer. 

The dress is a little short but with thick black tights, it is one of the most comfortable dresses I own and is so easy to wear (and layer). It's definitely going to get a lot of wear as the weather gets colder!

Do you own a collared dress? Where did you buy it?


The Style Rawr said...

This is a schoolgirl-esque outfit ha! I only have one collared dress but the collar/cuffs have turned pink :( I hope I can rescue it. I definitely need more casual LBDs like this one. <3

Tara xo

Jo said...

I *love* your coat, such a great colour and shape.

Sophie said...

I'm loving the bright coloured coat Maria!

Sarah said...

Love this combination- the green is such a great colour on you!

Sherin said...

I love a good old collared dress. This one looks lovely. And I love the coat too.

Winnie said...

Totally love this outfit - it's super cute and I'd totally wear this myself too!

Shes Dressing Up said...

Ooh, I love this. The collar is perfect!

Sabrina said...

The triangular collar is so adorable with the dress!


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