Tuesday, 24 June 2014

What's black and white and red all over?

No, not a newspaper but this rather ace outfit! I have always been a fan of buying things in different colours if I like them and I loved this lilac Monki maxi so much that I bought the monochrome version too! FYI they are both on sale at the moment too. Go and buy them, you will not regret it. These are the perfect summer dress! I love a skirt that I can waft around in and this does not disappoint, mainly thanks to the slits in the side of the skirt. The skirt trails behind you wonderfully for maximum swooshing potential!

Dress: Monki, shoes: Dorothy Perkins c/o Matilda, bag: Brit Stitch
That week after I get my hair cut is my favourite time of the month. It manages to hold a style but still looks a little bit lived in - the holy grail of hair! I know I have said this a million and one times but cutting my hair off was the best thing I ever did and I couldn't be happier with my bob. It is the perfect cut for the summer, too; no more getting a hot neck! Ever since I bought Ruby Woo on holiday, I have rediscovered my love for red lipstick and this Max Factor Colour Elixir lippie is one of my favourites and works equally well for day or night...


Brit Stitch is a bit of a blogger favourite and for good reason, their bags are gorgeous! I had been looking at buying a satchel for ages but had never taken the plunge as I didn't like the boxy shape of them. Luckily Brit Stitch's Full Pint satchel is curvier and way more 'me'. I love the fact that they are handmade in the UK too, you can see the level of craftsmanship that has gone into each of these! I ummed and ahhed between the poppy and vintage red but I am glad that I went for the latter, it is much more versatile! Although I am totally in love with the bag (I have been known to stroke it lovingly) I wasn't very impressed by the service. My bag was delivered to the wrong address (billing rather than shipping) and I had such a faff getting hold of it which was super frustrating, especially as I love the bag so much! 


Semi-sheer dresses are my favourite when it is warm. You get the coverage of a maxi dress (no need to shave your legs, hoorah!) but you can still see that you have a figure underneath all that fabric ;) I'm wearing my red shoes here but I have worn this dress with everything from my sandals to my trainers, it's nothing if not versatile!


Have you succumbed to the lure of Brit Stitch yet?

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11 comments

Sarah said...

I'm rapidly falling in love with all things BritStitch!
x

Rosie Tapping said...

Such a lovely outfit - you look gorgeous! Love monochrome and red together, such a chic combo! That satchel is ace, looks like a great size too, I have one of their smaller ones but it's really too small, I like to carry around the kitchen sink! xo

girlinthelens said...

Just adorable!! x

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Fashion Follows Her said...

I adore the red satchel... fabulous!

Cruella Belle said...

I love those shoes, such a lovely vibrant colour!

I'm not usually one for maxi-dresses- I find that having shorter legs means that they usually end up trailing along the floor- but that one is a great length. I think I'll have to have a browse :-)

Your hair really suits you like that as well, totally get what you mean about it being a good length for summer- mine needs to be chopped yesterday!

Nat x

Jo said...

Your outfit looks so cool and comfy. Love your red Brit Stitch bag too, it's perfect size, although I must admit I'm a Zatchel girl. My yellow saddle bag has barely been off my shoulder since I bought it last summer!

Laura//daisychaindream said...

SO in love with this outfit wifey, especially the dress x

Lorna mai ltd said...

I love your maxi dress look with the red satchel and especially the lips!!

Sherin said...

I love this dress so much! It's so pretty. I'm already such a huge fan of BritStitch - the bags are so cool.

Alexis Grace of North On Harper said...

I love the red against the black and white--- what classic color combination!

You are starting to make me want to cut my hair---- although, now is not a great time (too much humidity in Singapore- I would be left with a pompom on top of my head!)….. hmmmm… maybe down the road!

char said...

I have quite the collection of Brit Stitch bags, I love them so much that I even stocked them!
I've not yet shopped at Monki though.

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