Thursday, 24 September 2015

A 1950s inspired gingham dress...

There's something so easy about wearing a dress in the sunshine and this cute gingham dress from Matalan is a cute 1950s inspired addition to my wardrobe. Sales shopping can be dangerous but as promised, this dress is fun and practical and I have already got a lot of wear out of it. Monochrome can be tricky but I love it with a couple of splashes of hot pink as it just feels so fun! I didn't wear this outfit for any special occasion but I wanted to make the most of having bright weather before I retreat into the comfort of cosy jumpers and berry tones. These photos were so difficult to take, I am so pale that if I brightened them much more I was glowing onscreen, haha!

Matalan black and white gingham dress, monochrome, 1950s inspired, Clarks pink suede flat shoes, Bourjois Ping Pong velvet matte lipstick, hot pink belt, Accessorize cat eye sunglasses (1)
Dress: Matalan, belt: Matalan (with dress),  shoes: Clarks, sunglasses: Accessorize
Whilst I love red lipstick, hot pink feels less serious and this Bourjois lipstick was a welcome addition of colour. I'm loving having shorter hair again, it is so much easier to straighten! Looking back over old posts, it strikes me how young I look in a lot of them and whilst I'm hardly old now, I look a lot closer to my age with short hair. I do sometimes miss having longer hair but cutting it all off was the best decision I made and I still love it a year and a half later!

Matalan black and white gingham dress, monochrome, 1950s inspired, Clarks pink suede flat shoes, Bourjois Ping Pong velvet matte lipstick, hot pink belt, Accessorize cat eye sunglasses (1)

You know how much I love a full skirt and this one is perfectly swooshy. I was going to wear my hot pink heels but I felt a bit too wedding-y with them on and I love the freedom you get with flats, especially when you are skipping around Tesco! 

Matalan black and white gingham dress, monochrome, 1950s inspired, Clarks pink suede flat shoes, Bourjois Ping Pong velvet matte lipstick, hot pink belt, Accessorize cat eye sunglasses (1)

Are you a fan of fifties frocks?

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6 comments

Vicki said...

love this dress maria! the length & cut is so perfect! :) x

Sophie said...

Ah Maria what an amazing sale find this was! It looks stunning on you!
Sophie
x

Sarah said...

Such a lovely find!


My Sentimental Heart

x

Sherin said...

Love this. The gingham dress looks great. I really love the 50's inspired look. And it suits you so well.

Jo said...

You look so great in gingham! Such a cute dress. I know what you mean about short hair. Mine has been short for 3 or 4 years now and I still love it (it used to be down to my bum!)

The Style Rawr said...

This has such a lovely fit! You must have so many lovely monochrome piece.

Tara xx

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