Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Casual stripes

It seems like a long time since these photos were taken, it is definitely too chilly for sandals and bare legs in the mornings now! I have written a few times about buying the best you can afford and this gorgeous stripy French Connection dress may not be cheap but it wears a darn sight better than the cheaper equivalents in my wardrobe. The cotton jersey is super soft and breathable which I really love. I am always warm so anything that can help keep me cool is a winner in my book! As the main colour is navy, I was going to go down my usual route of red lipstick and accessories but even I like mixing it up occasionally! ;) I used to be really self-conscious about my legs as I am covered in old scars and bruises. I'm sure to anyone else they are practically invisible but it has taken me a while to become more confident in going out without nude tights. Isn't it strange what people worry about?

Dress: French Connection, shoes: Nine West
I had just been to have my hair cut before we took these pictures hence why it looks so big and bouncy here! I don't often have pictures of the side of it but this gives a slightly better look. My hair is so thick that it has to be graduated at the back otherwise I end up with a complete mop top! 

These shoes have been in my wardrobe for a very long time (check out them in action from April 2011!) and although they are looking pretty dog-eared, I can't bring myself to throw them away as they are just so comfy, especially when it is warm!

I always think that this park near our house feels like Narnia (I blame the lamppost!) We are really lucky to have plenty of green spaces in Cheltenham and I do feel very lucky that this is all on my doorstep. I really need to get out and explore the town more though so if anyone has any recommendations, please let me know! 



sepatuholig-Grace Njio said...

Super cute look dear...

Sophie said...

Loving the dress as always Maria. Would love to raid your wardrobe!

Jo said...

It's hard to go wrong with a comfy, stripey dress :)

The Style Rawr said...

You look so beautiful in stripes and I love your hair. I must admit I was expecting to see red shoes. ;)

Tara x

Matthew Pike said...

I like your rule, it's a good one to stick by, and will hopefully save you buying another the next month.

Buckets & Spades

Lily Lipstick said...

Love this dress and your hair looks lovely! x

Sherin said...

You can never go wrong with stripes. I wear it 3 times a week ha. Love this dress! I need a striped dress in my life.


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