Saturday, 2 November 2013

A love letter to Jaeger...

I promised you an outfit post with my beautiful red lace Rosie dress and I finally have one to show you! I wore this dress on my actual birthday for a big family meal at a local pub and it really was the perfect choice. Usually when I buy something new, I can't wait to wear it and it gets worn within a day or so (if not less!) upon its arrival. This dress on the other hand has been hanging patiently in my wardrobe since July as I was saving it for a special occasion and what can be more special than your birthday?! When I was wearing this dress, I felt comfortable but also really special (red lace detailing will do that to a girl!) and I don't think it will be long before I wear this again, it will be perfect for my work Christmas do! I'm not entirely sure what is happening with my hair here but it was in a messy bun to show off the neckline but it has completely dropped out here...

Dress: Boutique by Jaeger, tights: Tesco, shoes: Office
As it was a lunchtime 'do', I kept my make up fairly simple: a slick of the most idiot proof liquid eyeliner and gorgeously creamy red lipstick (Max Factor Ruby Tuesday FYI) I promise I'm not sponsored by Max Factor, I just really love their products- they just really work for a make-up novice like me :)

You really can't go wrong with a sweetheart neckline in red lace!
 Even the back is gorgeously detailed! Helpfully you can still comfortably wear a bra without flashing it as the lace detail ends just above where your bra would be visible. This may seem like a small thing but for those of us who can;t get away without one, it makes a huge difference! Word of warning though, the hook and eye on my dress managed to unfasten itself and I spent a chunk of the day wandering around with it unhooked, get someone to check that it is fastened properly rather than trying to do it yourself! ;)


I swear, this dress was designed with flattering me in mind! It hits just above the knee and flares out gently to flatter those of us with less than willowy legs! ;) I should have probably paired it with a more elegant shoe (perhaps these?) but comfort always prevails and out came my trusty Office heels. I don't know what I will do when these finally give up the ghost (they are already looking a bit sorry for themselves) as these really are the comfiest heels in the world!


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18 comments

Englishian said...

Your hair looks beautiful like this and I looove the dress! Red is definitely your colour. <3

Tara xo

Sophie said...

Maria you look absolutely gorgeous!
Sophie
X

underthewillowtrees said...

One word: stunning. I love this dress on your...from the detailing, to the fit, to the lipstick, to your coy look. Just lovely :) xx

underthewillowtrees said...

Duh, your=you

head over heels said...

you can't go wrong with red for a party and i love the lace detail, you look gorgeous :) x

Sherin said...

I love that dress so much. It's truly stunning - perfect for a birthday. And your hair is looking lovely too.

Style Eyes said...

Love the red dress on you, it looks fantastic and red is definitely your colour. I really love a red dress too, even better if it has lace, have spotted a really lovely one by Ruby Rocks that I am considering for Christmas parties.

Intrinsically Florrie said...

That colour is amazing on you!! What a beautiful dress, you look stunning :)

Florrie x

Sarah said...

Maria this dress is absolutely stunning on you! xx

claire (jazzpad.) said...

For a moment I thought you'd had it all cut off!!

I think you look INCREDIBLE Maria, red always suits you (jealous much).

<3 Claire @ Jazzpad

Harriet said...

That dress is beautiful! Looks gorgeous on you!

FAIIINT said...

This dress is so gorgeous on you! I actually love your hair like this too, I think a short bob like this would really suit you!

Simplybeautifulelegant said...

great post! would you like to follow eachother?
xx
daniella
simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Well hello hot stuff! Loving the dress, you look totally stunning, red lace is amazing, and you're just beautiful!

I have dreams about ideal dresses, but they never quite work out, so I'm pretty excited to have my sewing machine back!

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, especially looking as good as this!

Gem said...

I reeeeally want this and they have my size. It's meant to be ;) red really suits you xx

zenobie said...

Stunning! Red is such a statement, you wear it beautifully. I'm looking out for an Edwardian lawn dress at the moment, so difficult to get hold of at a good price but so beautiful.

Winnie said...

Awww Maria, your dress is so pretty on you. I love a red dress and this is gorgeous. I have a soft spot for Jaegar boutique too. I can't often afford anything there (the sales are my friend!) but the few pieces that I do own I absolutely adore - the pieces are always quite timeless!

Lily Lipstick said...

You look amazing in red. This dress is so pretty! x

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