Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Tweed and lace...

Tweed is one of those fabrics that I really love. Whether it is the country girl in me or just because I can't resist these most Autumnal of fabrics, if I see something even vaguely tweedy, you can guarantee that it will end up coming home with me! This dress was an impulse buy from Tesco early one weekday morning but despite that, I really love it! I have worn it quite a few times when I need to feel more pulled together at work and it always gets complimented (which is always nice!) I have just realised that everything but the tights in this outfit is from Tesco, clearly I can't resist their clothing ;)

Dress: Tesco, cardigan: Tesco, tights: John Lewis, shoes: Tesco
As it has still been pretty warm recently, I didn't need anything more than my cardigan to keep warm but I plan to layer this dress up with sheer shirts and blouses when the temperatures do drop, I have a green top that would go perfectly with the checked pattern. 


My favourite part of this dress though has to be the delicate lace overlay that covers the top (although I wish I went either a little higher or lower on the bodice rather than stopping halfway down my chest, I just think it looks a bit odd!) I wanted to show off the lace but wearing my hair up looked too harsh so I went for soft side swept curls instead. Paired with my new Revlon lipstain in Berry Crush it felt properly Autumnal!  


Originally I was going to pair this with either brown or black tights but neither looked quite right and these burgundy ones are way more fun and definitely one of my hardest working sales buys, I have literally had these for years and without fail, they get pulled out every Autumn! I was going to wear them with my burgundy heels but instead I went for these wedges which are much easier to walk in! 



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27 comments

The Style Rawr said...

The lace section is definitely my favourite too - so pretty! :)

Tara xo

char said...

I love tweed, it looks so smart dressed up with heels and those cute tights. x

daisychain said...

I love tweed, instant chic. Wanting this dress! x

Gillian said...

That dress is lovely, can't believe it's from Tesco! It's probably just as well there aren't any Tescos with clothing departments near me, otherwise I would definitely end up buying a new dress every time I went shopping!
Love the burgundy tights too, can't wait to start wearing all my autumn favourites again! x

Kelly G said...

This is such a lovely dress and perfect for the weather now. Love the tights with it to give some colour.
xx

Sophie said...

Tescos? No way! It looks gorgeous on you!
Sophie
x

Ruth said...

Wow, that is so classy - you always manage to find the best things! When I try to shop at Tesco I end up looking at boring t-shirts and giving up. Thank goodness you're around to help with my shopping incompetence!

Lily Lipstick said...

Perfect work outfit, I can't believe its from Tesco! x

Harriet said...

That is such a pretty dress! I really love the lace and tweed together.

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

Ooh very nice - a winning combination. Think I'd like it even more if there was just lace on the top bit, but that may not make it work appropriate!

Gail J said...

very pretty dress!

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

looking fabulous as ever, really really loving the tweed and lace combo there. Beautiful combo with the burgundy.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous dress! You look lovely :) x

Sherin said...

That dress is stunning. I love the overlay across the neckline. YES! I love Tesco clothes too.

Sophie in the Sticks said...

Maria you look stunning in this gorgeous dress, I love it x

Sarah said...

This dress is just lovely on you Maria!
x

Shes Dressing Up said...

Love the dress, & it goes perfectly with your tights :D!

Rosie said...

So pretty! I was wearing a coat in an almost identical tweed earlier today! You look stunning :)

Style Servings said...

That dress is divine on you, I love it!

HighlandFling said...

The lace panel is beautiful! I love it against the tweed. I also love your morning instagram posts although they are heart breaking. I thought waking up at 6:30 was bad enough but you are always up and ready and looking cute while I peer through my puffy-sleep-gunk eyes. So take away from this: stop being so well dressed at 6:30 am, it makes my work outfits look sad.

Emma x

HighlandFling said...

The lace panel is beautiful! I love it against the tweed. I also love your morning instagram posts although they are heart breaking. I thought waking up at 6:30 was bad enough but you are always up and ready and looking cute while I peer through my puffy-sleep-gunk eyes. So take away from this: stop being so well dressed at 6:30 am, it makes my work outfits look sad.

Emma x

Michelle / Daisybutter said...

Ooh I do so love the mix of tweed and lace, Maria! Makes the perfect combination and it's very 'you'! I haven't found any gems in my Tesco recently other than their pyjamas ): my branch used to be SO good for clothes as well! xx

daniela kate morosini said...

you look so ladylike - and pouty! xx

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

how classic and cute is this dress here?! i also love the color of tights you have on!

lindsey louise

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Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

Lovely! x

Mary Lee said...

oh wow these pictures are so lovely! that dress looks incredible on you!
www.marylee31.blogspot.com
x

Caroline Noonan said...

Anyone know where I could get a size 14 of this dress love it

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