Tuesday, 5 May 2015

How I wore the Whistles Noel dress...

Originally Mark and I had planned to head to the Turf Tavern for dinner when we were in Oxford (another great recommendation from Kat) but by the time it got to dinner we couldn't be bothered to leave the hotel again (yes, we are super lazy!) and so we decided to try the brasserie downstairs instead. You know I will take any excuse to get all dressed up and this Whistles dress is one of my favourites (so much so that I actually have it in another colour too!) Despite wearing it quite a lot, I have never managed to get any pictures so this is its first outing on the blog. Unfortunately these photos came out a little bit bright but hopefully you can see how pretty the dress is and how chuffed I look to be wearing it, haha! It is that wonderful combination of dressy and amazingly comfy- there's nothing worse than feeling constricted in an outfit. 

Dress: Whistles, tights: Tesco, shoes: c/o George at ASDA

One of my favourite things about it is the gorgeous navy jacquard print and the contrast with the sheer black panels on the shoulders. Little details like this make a big difference and navy and black are a long term love of mine. I paired this outfit with a navy smokey eye and my favourite nude lipstick: Barely Peach, Julianne's nude from L'Oreal. I did originally plan to straighten my hair but I actually like it wavy, it looks much less 'done'...


I was originally going to wear this with some nude tights but I forgot just how short the skirt was so switched to opaques instead. I love a tulip skirt shape, it is super flattering and a great way to show off your legs without being too bodycon.


The menu at Mal Brasserie is more limited than many places but I actually prefer that, there is such a thing as too much choice, especially when you are as indecisive as me! I went for the steak frites, the world's biggest crème brûlée (so good but absolutely humongous!) along with a mojito. We got a cocktail each as part of our room price (along with the best eggs Benedict) and it was the perfect way to round off the evening. 


What is the best dress in your wardrobe? 
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10 comments

The Style Rawr said...

Another wonderful dress - it fits you perfectly! One day you should take a photo of your dress collection. ;)

Tara x

Sophie in the Sticks said...

A lovely dress indeed Maria, it looks such good quality too xx

Winnie said...

Oh this looks like such a dream Maria. You look so beautiful in that navy dress - it's a great fit on you. I know what you mean about the extra bit of detailing that just makes an item feel a bit more special.

Your dinner looks yummy too!

Winnie said...

Oh this looks like such a dream Maria. You look so beautiful in that navy dress - it's a great fit on you. I know what you mean about the extra bit of detailing that just makes an item feel a bit more special.

Your dinner looks yummy too!

Sherin said...

That dress looks like such a classic. I love navy dresses: I have so many of them. Definitely my go to's for summer.

Martha said...

That blue is beautiful - lovely dress! And a great looking steak as well...

Martha - http://tulipsandtales.blogspot.co.uk

Lily Lipstick said...

Love this dress - Whistles definitely know how to make a good one and you look lovely! x

Matthew Pike said...

funny you mentioned Whistles actually as I was just looking at their menswear, and was really impressed.

Buckets & Spades

SJ said...

I love mixing navy and black – it's supposed to be a fashion no-no but I think it looks v. sophisticated, as do you in this dress :) x

tendensara said...

Stunning dress Maria,your a style queen with out a doubt,classy and sophisticated,even the basics are class,good old black tights with pumps are spot on,I think even a nice pair of patent pumps would be as well,x

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