Sunday, 5 January 2014

Black and white and red all over...

Not just the punchline to a bad joke (a newspaper being the answer!) but one of my favourite work outfits to date. Monochrome is a classic combination and paired with red, it always looks quite fun! Since wearing this, I have managed to shrink it somehow in the wash and it is now far too short but by swapping tights for leggings, I can still get away with wearing this into the office. I'm not sure what is happening with my posing here but I do look extraordinarily pleased with myself! I know some people are always a bit dubious about wearing horizontal stripes but I actually think they are quite flattering here, especially with the combination of a cropped cardigan and a slightly A-line skirt... 

Dress: Tesco, cardigan: BHS via Mark's mum, body: Wolford, tights: Tesco, shoes: c/o Matalan, necklace: Dorothy Perkins
I am envious of how lovely and clear my skin looks here! I need to step up my skincare regime again and try and combat the excesses of Christmas- do you lovely beauty bloggers have any recommendations for  something to combat dry, flaking skin? This necklace is 8 (!) years old and is starting to look a little worse for wear, but I can't bring myself to throw it away as it is just perfect for adding a splash of colour to an outfit. I guess I will just have to keep my eyes peeled for a worthy replacement!


This is possibly my favourite bag in the whole world- I love how red and shiny it is and despite being 'well used', it still looks as new as it did on the day I got it (all the way back in 2011!) Despite how small it looks it is surprisingly roomy and I manage to get my purse, keys, phone, diabetes stuff and passport inside it- no mean feat, I think you will agree!

Bag: NW3 by Hobbs

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10 comments

Sarah said...

Such a flattering outfit!
x

Sophie said...

Ah I do love this dress on you Maria!
Sophie
C

Gillian said...

I love a bit of monochrome and red, such a classic combo! The horizontal stripes are lovely, so flattering as well!
I'm the exact same when it comes to old favourite accessories, even if I bought nice new ones I bet I'd still end up wearing the old ones anyway! x

Jo said...

Very flattering outfit. Love your chunky red beads too.

Sherin said...

I love the stripes. Looks like such a lovely outfit. And the red accessories are perfect.

claire (jazzpad.) said...

How did the monkey make toast.............................

HE PUTS IT UNDER THE GORILLA!

<3 Claire @ Jazzpad

The Style Rawr said...

Oooh, I thought this was a skirt and top at first! It's soo cute, what a nice shape. :) I try to forget our awful cracker jokes haha.

Tara x

Rachel The Hat said...

you can not beat and black and white and red combo in my eyes... literally it has been my fave combo this a/w!! such a classic, and the dress is really flattering! Beautiful as always! xx

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Peacock's Hat said...

Love this outfit- you can never go wrong in my eyes with some black and white stripes with some red thrown in! Really flattering too, you look lovely :)

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